Foreign travel is my theme today for Picture Book of the Day. I chose an Asian immigration wordless picture book as the Picture Book of the Day that captures the struggles of a young boy as he adjusts to a new country, a new language and making a new friends.
Since four is an unlucky number in Asian culture, I’ve found five picture books to share with you today with the theme of travel abroad!
What is your favorite foreign travel picture book? Please share!
Here I Am by Patti Kim, illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
A young Asian boy emigrates to the United States with his family in this wordless picture book. Kim and Sánchez capture his struggles as he learns a new language, explores his new neighborhood and makes new friends. A seed from his home country connects him to his new life in unexpected ways, both symbolically and literally. [picture book, ages 5 and up]
Traveling to Other Countries Picture Books for Kids
Lately Lily: The Adventures of a Traveling Girl by Micah Player
Lily is a fearless traveler who accompanies her parents as they traverse the world by plane, train, bike, boat and camel. Her best friend, Zemorah the zebra, keeps her company as well. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
My Awesome Japan Adventure: A Diary About the Best 4 Months Ever by Rebecca Otowa
American 5th grader Dan keeps a diary of his adventures in a small town outside of Kyoto in Japan. He takes great notes and the reader will learn everything from folding origami and writing Japanese characters to practicing the martial art Aikido. This notebook style graphic story is informative and fun to read! [notebook non-fiction picture book, ages 7 and up]
I Know How to Hola by Suzanne Aspley, illustrated by Lucas Richards
If you are going to travel to a foreign country, it helps to learn a few words and phrases in that language. This series is bilingual with rhyming English text and plenty of vocabulary! It’s a fun way to introduce a foreign language to kids! [picture book, ages 3 and up]
I Know How to Ni-hao by Suzanne Aspley, illustrated by Lucas Richards
Each English story is the same in the series, so it’s fun to compare different languages across the books! My kids are trying to learn Spanish and Mandarin Chinese so this is a great combination for them. [picture book, ages 3 and up]
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