Travel U for Kids

Travel U Library: New York City

Thanks for joining us for our 10 Books in 10 Minutes Facebook Live Event! Sharing stories from around the world is an amazing gift to give any child. That includes these great books about New York City. Putting the world in a young mind’s hands is one of the best ways to create productive, understanding adults. Books like this allow readers to develop life skills like empathy, cultural understanding, and a global sense of self.

NYC at night
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TGC strives to connect travelers with quality literature and media that allows the curiosity in all of us to thrive. More importantly, the most powerful tool we have to be the best travelers we can be, regardless of our age, is gobal literacy. So, for more great reads and connections to travel and culture, click hereNote that some of the links below are affiliate links. I only recommend products & brands I love and that I think you would love, too!

New York City Trails

Straight from the publishers of some of the best travel guides for children comes New York City Trails. This book, great for your older explorers, has over 15 walking tours themed for every interest a kid could dream up! From the Battery to the Bronx, this book covers NYC covered. The pages are designed to explore all aspects of culture and get your kids excited about visiting the city that never sleeps.

Lost in NYC

Hang on tight! We’re going to get lost to have a great adventure! Lost in NYC is a great graphic short story perfect for the reluctant tween in your travels. Follow the story in real life or on a map!

Gracias, The Thanksgiving Turkey

There’s a little boy who misses his father a lot! But his dad sends him a little reminder that he’s on his way in the form of a real live gobbler! So, what happens when you’ve got a turkey in the big city? This neighborhood sized book will fill you in.

Balloons Over Broadway

Learn the true story of how the country’s most beloved Thanksgiving parade became the amazing Thursday morning spectacular it is! Start way back in the 1920’s to find out how those giant balloons started making their way down Broadway.

Lily and Miss Liberty

When the Statue of Liberty was gifted to the United States, it had one big issue: where to put it?! During the very hard days of the early nineteenth century, many of the city’s young citizens raised money to lift Lady Liberty up on put her on the pedestal that she stands on today. This great chapter book is perfect for grade schoolers

Little Miss Liberty

What’s a green girl to do when she needs to get ready to represent a generation? Check out this charming take on how Lady Liberty grew up to become the shining light she is now. Perfect for the younger set.

At Ellis Island

What was it like to be one of the masses that passed through the most famous immigration station in history? Read this story to find out the hardships and the triumphs and how Ellis Island became the first words in new chapters for so many Americans.

Roller Coaster

What’s it like to whoosh down the clackety wooden rails of a roller coaster? If you plan on stopping at Coney Island, this is a great read for your little dare devils!

Nana In The City

When your Nana is a city girl, what can you do? Find out in this charming read about how Nanas sure do know how to have fun!

Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Native New Yorker, Percy, is having a difficult time at every school his mother enrolls him in. Little does he know that forces way beyond his power are at work in this incredible mesh of New York City life and the Greek Gods. Join him on one crazy journey to discover the thief! Percy’s story takes him to a few NYC landmarks that you can visit today.

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