Planning a Summer vacation? It's the perfect time to get your kids excited about their upcoming travels. Pick up a book (or two) that focuses on your family's destination, and they'll know exactly what to expect before you hit the road, rail, or air!
1-2-3 Philadelphia: A Cool Counting Book
Best For Ages: Infant through age 3
What's Inside: This charming little board book utilizes Philly's most famous landmarks — the Liberty Bell, Reading Terminal Market, City Hall, and more — to teach kids to count.
Click to Buy: 1-2-3 Philadelphia: A Cool Counting Book  ($8)
This Is Rome
Best For Ages: Preschoolers
What's Inside: Featuring gorgeous illustrations and originally published in 1960, This Is Rome takes little ones on a journey through the city's winding streets with visits to landmarks like Vatican City, the Pantheon, and Trevi Fountain.
Click to Buy: This Is Rome  ($14)
Good Night Charleston
Best For Ages: 2 to 5
What's Inside: Part of the Good Night Our World series, these board books are great for before bed reading. A great, easy-to-read primer about the Southern city.
Click to Buy: Good Night Charleston  ($9)
Best For Ages: 6-plus
What's Inside: Originally published in 1955, Eloise — the story of an upper-crust 6-year-old who lives with her British nanny, dog, and turtle in NYC's Plaza Hotel — has stood the test of time. While 50-plus years may have passed since Eloise's adventures and mishaps were originally conceived, they'll still keep kids today cracking up.
Click to Buy: Eloise  ($26)
Henri's Walk to Paris
Best For Ages: 4 to 8
What's Inside: Filled with gorgeous graphic illustrations, the story follows Henri, a French boy who reads a book about Paris and decides to embark upon his own journey to the City of Light.
Click to Buy: Henri's Walk to Paris  ($14)
Not For Parents: London, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know
Best For Ages: 8-plus
What's Inside: The new kids travel series from Lonely Planet features a fun-filled insider's look at cities like London, Paris, and New York. The London edition is filled with the scoop on royalty, punk culture, unexpected cuisine, and more.
Click to Buy: Not For Parents: London, Everything You Ever Wanted To Know  ($14)
A Day at the Airport
Best For Ages: 2 to 7 (especially great for first-time fliers!)
What's Inside: A classic Richard Scarry story — Sally, Huckle, and Lowly spend a rainy, adventure-filled day learning the ins and outs of how airports work.
Click to Buy: A Day at the Airport  ($4)
Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation
Best For Ages: 4+
What's Inside: The sweetest twist on the classic fairy tale — in this follow-up to The Big Bad Wolf and Me, our hero (and his pal, Louis) take a wild and crazy road trip to the beach.
Click to Buy: Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation  ($9)
Best For Ages: 2 to 4
What's Inside: Take a high-flying journey by numbers with this preschool-appropriate counting book that takes its readers on a journey from the airport, through the sky, to touchdown.
Click to Buy: Flight 1-2-3  ($11)
Best For Ages: 3+
What's Inside: Plenty of space to document tots' Summer adventures — at home and on the go! A great way to encourage creativity and imagination.
Click to Buy: Children Inspire Design's Explorer Journal  ($12)