Time for Departure! Travel books for young readers

Enjoy this list of juvenile fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels that follow the theme for our SweetBean Reading Challenge in July!

Updated June 14, 2024
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The airport book
Brown, Lisa
Paper Book
Follow a family and the youngest member's favorite sock monkey through all the inner and outer workings of an airport. In a book that is as intriguing as it is useful and entertaining, we follow a family on its way through the complexities of a modern-day airport. From...
Lily Leads the Way
Preus, Margi
Paper Book
A little sailboat has a big burst of determination when a fleet of tall ships needs assistance. Lily the sailboat is small but sturdy, in a harbor full of enormous cargo ships, speedy fishing vessels, and bossy tugboats that all have somewhere to go. And something to say--mostly,...
Oliver
Rossell, Judith.
Paper Book
"How do planes fly" "How does our fridge work" "Can I breathe underwater like a fish" Oliver is an inventor, so he asks a lot of questions. Then, one day in the bathtub, he hears a strange gurgle. "What...
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go: 50th Anniversary Edition
Scarry, Richard
Paper Book
Celebrate 50 years of planes, trains, and pickle cars with this anniversary edition of the beloved classic, complete with never-before-seen sketches! Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Gocelebrates 50 years in 2024! This humorous hardcover storybook introduces...
Those darn squirrels fly south
Rubin, Adam
DVD
Old Man Fookwire's one pleasure in life is painting the birds in his backyard. When fall arrives and the birds fly south, Fookwire is desolate. The squirrels are curious: Where are the birds going, and what do they do once they get there? With their usual ingenuity and engineering skills, the...
Tiny little rocket
Collingridge, Richard
Paper Book
An epic space journey perfect for any bedtime--earth or space--that puts the reader right in the cockpit and combines Goodnight Goodnight Construction Site with Interstellar Cinderella!There's a tiny little rocket that will take you to the stars.It only flies there once a year but...
Trains run!
Lyon, George Ella
Paper Book
We've already learned that trucks roll, planes fly, and boats float. Now, all aboard for the fourth book in George Ella Lyon's transportation series, and this time learn all about trains! Train travels down the track-- all day gone all night back. ...

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