Children’s books set in Europe

by Emma Bareihs
Stripes Europe

Relocating to another country with children can be confusing for them. Moving to Europe offers a new atmosphere of cultural differences and surroundings. Introducing new sights or cultural concepts to kiddos through reading or games can be a fun way to mentally explore the notion of a new place. The vivid illustrations will spark imagery of landmarks soon to be visited. Get a head start on familiarizing your kids with Europe by checking out these ten children’s books set in Europe:

1. The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf

Set in: Madrid, Spain

2. Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kästner

Set in: Berlin, Germany

3. KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece by Shannon Jones and Casey Uhelski

Set in: Athens, Greece

4This is London by Miroslav Sasek

Set in: London, England

5Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer

Set in: Venice, Italy

6. Dancing on Grapes by Graziella Pacini Buonanno

Set in: Tuscany, Italy

7. Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Christina Bjork and Lena Anderson

Set in: Paris, France

8. Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Set in: Paris, France

9. Family Sabbatical by Carol Ryrie Brink

Set in: South of France

10. The Cat Who Walked Across France by Kate Banks and Georg Hallensleben

Set in: France

It’s not always easy explaining a move or trip to young ones. Flipping through a picture book of the Eiffel Tower or a Tuscan village in Italy can be an entertaining way to teach children about the new places ahead. These children’s books set in Europe are a great place to start!

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