The best books for globetrotter kids

Who am I?

My Globetrotter Book’s creative adventure originated from a deep desire to show the world to my son... I am from Quebec, Canada, but I have lived and traveled across the globe with my family for 20+ years and – so far – have lived in Montreal, Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Bangkok! I work as an international consultant on water security issues with the United Nations and other international organisations. My son has grown up, so now, I continue to inspire other kids to explore the myriad beauties and cultures of the world and, as of 2022, to "journey within" with the creation of My Bodytrotter Book.

I wrote...

My Globetrotter Book: Paris

By Marisha Wojciechowska,

Book cover of My Globetrotter Book: Paris

What is my book about?

My Globetrotter Book offers a multitude of fun and stimulating insights into the world for kids, with personalized My Globetrotter Book Certificates offered in each volume to reward young globetrotters for their discovery!

Draw, decode, create, find, color, solve, associate, quiz your way through Paris. Finish drawing the Eiffel Tower. Find your way through the Montmartre maze. Louis XIV needs your help to organize his day. Identify the different Paris neighbourhoods on the map. And so much more! Packed with activities that challenge the mind and offer a unique way to explore the City of Lights. To prepare for your next family trip, revisit a place you have already been, explore a new culture from home, or simply to transform a child into a citizen of the world. My Globetrotter Book: Paris is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient

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The books I picked & why

The Little Prince

By Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Howard (translator),

Book cover of The Little Prince

Why did I love this book?

The Little Prince is always my go-to book to make my son dream about the world. From planet to planet, The Little Prince explores the universe, and along his journey he discovers so much about people and, more to the point, develops deep insights and appreciation about his own little planet and his rose. The imagination and fantasy in this masterpiece inspire me every time. It just makes the mind dream and the heart sing… which is what globetrotting is all about!

By Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Richard Howard (translator),

Why should I read it?

13 authors picked The Little Prince as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as 'The Little Prince'. Richard Howard's new translation of the beloved classic-published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's birth-beautifully reflects Saint-Exupery's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this new edition has been restored to match in detail and in colour Saint-Exupery's original artwork. By combining the new…

Book cover of Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Why did I love this book?

This book is a charm for kids of all ages who are eager to go out and explore the world! Dr. Seuss’ imagery is delightful and bright. His rhythmic poetry sings and rocks the soul. Read the book aloud to hear its music, and once you have reached its last word, please pause for a minute, close your eyes, let your mind wander about, and dream of all the places you will go…

By Dr. Seuss,

Why should I read it?

5 authors picked Oh, the Places You'll Go! as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Celebrate life's ups and downs in this exquisite slipcase and hardback edition of the bestselling Dr. Seuss classic!

Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away!

For more than thirty years, this Dr. Seuss classic has carried us through life's ups and downs - from fun times and triumphs, to lurches and slumps!

Take an entertaining look at the adventures life has in store for all of us in this very special slipcase and hardback edition of the beloved classic.

The perfect gift for every moment in life, from graduations, weddings and birthdays, to…

My Neighbor Totoro

By Tsugiko Kubo,

Book cover of My Neighbor Totoro

Why did I love this book?

For any child who has an interest in Japan, this is a must! This Studio Ghibli animation is also delightful in its graphic novel form. Set in rural Japan, the two young sisters Satsuki and Mei meet Totoro, a magical colossal good-natured creature who lives in the trunk of a big tree. The story is infused with enchantment, humor, and childhood delight. All children deserve to have their childhood enriched with this Japanese jewel.

By Tsugiko Kubo,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked My Neighbor Totoro as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

One of Studio Ghibli's most beloved classics.

The beloved animation classic by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, My Neighbor Totoro, is now a novel. This edition features original illustrations by Miyazaki himself, accompanying a story by veteran children's author Tsugiko Kubo.

Eleven-year-old Satsuki and her sassy little sister Mei have moved to the country to be closer to their ailing mother. Soon, in the woods behind their spooky old house, Satsuki and Mei discover a forest spirit named Totoro. When Mei goes missing, it's up to Satsuki to find her sister, and she'll need help from some new, and…

Beatrice's Goat

By Page McBrier, Lori Lohstoeter (illustrator),

Book cover of Beatrice's Goat

Why did I love this book?

This is a true story about a little girl in Africa, named Beatrice. Her family is poor and cannot afford to send her to school. Until the day when her family is given a goat, which gives the family the ability to earn an income. Hilary Clinton has written the Afterword to this beautiful kid’s picture book. I actually know Beatrice personally, and her life is a real-life Cinderella story that inspires such hope.

By Page McBrier, Lori Lohstoeter (illustrator),

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Beatrice's Goat as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

This illustrated book offers the true story of how a poor African girl was able to attend school after receiving a goat as a gift through a special international project and then sell its milk to get the money needed to buy her books. Reprint.

Book cover of The Adventures of Tintin: Volume 1

Why did I love this book?

Young Belgian reporter Tintin and his little white dog, Snowy, travel the world with their strange and funny group of friends. They solve mysteries, catch thieves or help a friend in need. Action-packed graphic books that take you around the world! I loved reading these books as a pre-teen, and then later my pre-teen son did too.

By Hergé,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked The Adventures of Tintin as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Three classic graphic novels in one deluxe hardcover edition: Tintin in America, Cigars of the Pharaoh, and The Blue Lotus.

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