Travel For Kids

Let’s Visit Rome!: Adventures of Bella & Harry

by Lisa Manzione, Kristine Lucco (Illustrator)

Join sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry as they travel to Rome with their family and see the Coliseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and other sites. Along the way, local cuisine (such as antipasti) and basic Italian words are introduced to the reader. The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a picture book series that chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella, her little brother Harry and their family, who travel the world exploring the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities. The Bella & Harry series is intended to be an informative, interactive and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries, customs, history and landmarks with the educational value of this book cleverly disguised amidst dozens of illustrated pages which are sure to win the hearts of young readers.

Ottavia e i Gatti di Roma – Octavia and the Cats of Rome: A bilingual picture book in Italian and English

by Claudia Cerulli & Leo Lätti (Illustrator)

An adventurous story of two cats who call the ancient monuments of Rome their home. Follow Octavia and Julius in their tour of the best-loved sights of the Eternal City, with stops at the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Coliseum, and the famed Mouth of Truth. Discover more about Rome and the sights mentioned in the story in the informative section at the end of the book. Use the location map to plan your own walking tour of Rome to see all the sights visited by the two cats and engage young children with a treasure hunt in the heart of Rome. The text in Italian with English translation on every page will help Italian language students learn new words and practice their reading skills. Those who love animals will enjoy this entertaining little adventure where two kittens are the bold protagonists.

Have Stroller, Will Travel: Exploring Italy with Two Small Children and Other Ridiculous Moments in Parenting

by Katie Cantrell

Have you ever wanted to take a three-year-old and a one-year-old to Italy? Probably not. Reading about someone else doing it is more fun. And a whole lot cheaper. Have Stroller, Will Travel: Exploring Italy with Two Small Children and Other Ridiculous Moments in Parenting is the unvarnished true story of traveling in Italy with two children under the age of four and other straight-from-the trenches tales from the parenting journey. From arriving with a broken stroller to searching Rome for a popsicle because a preschooler refuses gelato, the unpredictability of traveling with children paints a picture of Italy like you’ve never seen it before. It’s less Under the Tuscan Sun than The Cat in the Hat Has Ciao Down Pat. For example: “Nick tried to teach Riley that she should just say, “No, grazie,” when the salesmen descended. She seemed to be listening. Then a vendor came by with a light-up bubble machine. Riley promptly started waving at him and shouting, “YES, grazie!” Even later in the trip, she would sit at our outdoor dinner tables and make eye contact with every peddler who walked by, waving her hand vaguely in a “no, no thank you. . . or do I mean hello, come over here” way while murmuring, “No, grazie, no grazie,” very seriously, yet not at all convincingly, under her breath.

Madeline and the Cats of Rome

by John Bemelmans Marciano

Kindergarten-Grade 2—In the first all-new Madeline book in almost 50 years, Ludwig Bemelmans’s grandson tries his hand at re-creating the magic and charm of the boisterous little French girl. In this escapade, Miss Clavel and the girls escape the cold, rainy weather in Paris to enjoy spring in Rome. But when their camera is stolen, Madeline races off to catch the culprit. She tracks her down and discovers one of the hiding places of the famed cats of Rome. When the thief, Caterina, lures Madeline into one of her schemes, both girls are taken to the police station. Madeline is reunited with her teacher and classmates and decides to help Caterina stage a “rescue operation” for the cats. The first all-new Madeline book in close to 50 years combines a lively story with luminous gouache and watercolor illustrations. Beloved Madeline returns, as brave and irrepressible as ever!

Sydney Travels to Venice: A Guide for Kids

by Keith Svagerko & Sydney Svagerko

We want children to be excited about traveling to new places, especially to places as wonderful as Venice, Italy. How do we convince kids the trip will be worthwhile? How do we help them see there is nothing boring about Venice? Inspire your children before traveling by presenting this guide created especially for them from a “kids-eye” view of the city. Photographs, descriptions and activities educate and engage children while building greater anticipation for their visit!