Please welcome Shannon Jones today with her list of picture books that inspire travel to faraway places. In her book, KeeKee, a cat, has adventures in Amsterdam. We are giving away a copy; please fill out the Rafflecopter below!
Picture Books That Inspire Travel
Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy World
Richard Scarry books inspired me as a child and as an adult in creating KeeKee’s Big Adventures. In one book, children can travel around the world 33 fun-filled stories. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World
A great reference book for children exploring languages, landscapes, weather, animals, capital cities and more. [nonfiction picture book, ages 4 and up]
This picture book celebrates people everywhere and reminds us that each of us is a unique individual, different of all others, and deserving of the respect and tolerance of others. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
I especially love Venice in the This Is series as it takes you around the sites and intricacies of this wonderful Italian gem via water. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
Beautifully illustrated and engagingly designed, this children friendly atlas takes children across the Earth’s oceans and continents. [nonfiction picture book, ages 8 and up]
An immersive walking tour of London with detailed illustrations and interesting facts throughout. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
This picture book biography series’ goal is to inspire children to be heroes and change the world. I love the way they celebrate the diversity of each person and the collection. [picture book biography, ages 5 and up]
KeeKee is the adventurous calico kitty traveling the world in her hot air balloon. In her latest adventures, she explores Amsterdam with her friend Jasper the Lion. Together they speak Dutch, cruise the canals, and enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this beautiful, colorful and historic city. Entertaining and educational, KeeKee’s adventures will spark curiosity and inspire appreciation for our great big wonderful world! [picture book, ages 5 and up]
KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Amsterdam, Netherlands GIVEAWAY!
Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter. We can only mail to U.S. address due to the high cost of shipping.
Shannon Jones is the author of the award winning KeeKee’s Big Adventures picture book series. Her love of travel began at a young age. It opened her eyes and ears to the world. Living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the idea for KeeKee’s Big Adventures was born. After twenty years in the marketing field, Shannon is introducing children to some of her favorite places through KeeKee.
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