Read and Wonder storybooks
When packing for our trip I knew I had to pack children’s books — we couldn’t go a whole three months without them, no matter how heavy they made our suitcases! So I decided to pack books that were relevant to our travels — books about nature, animals, sea creatures, etc.
Over the years we’ve collected many of the books from the award-winning Read and Wonder series of nature storybooks, including One Tiny Turtle , Surprising Sharks , and Bat Loves the Night . The Read and Wonder storybooks are great because they merge stories with interesting facts, making them entertaining as well as educational.
These books have turned out to be perfect for our trip — we’ve seen so many of the featured animals (sharks, turtles, bats, frogs…) and so it’s fun for the kids to read about them. Plus the books are all paperback — making them much easier to lug around with us.
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Thanks for the tip! I was just looking for new books for my son! An Aussie friend gave my son “Possum Magic”, by Mem Fox, it’s a big success in Australia. Have you read it? It’s full of Aussie things, we love it! Oh, and the illustrations by Mem Fox are just great!
I love book recommendations! I will have to add this to my list. I was just perusing the Babyccino Bookshop for ideas last night !
I’ve just ordered a couple Polly Dunbar books!