6 Children’s Books For The Holidays


It’s a month and a half until I take my son away for our first family summer holiday and I am SO EXCITED! One thing I am not so excited for, however, is the flight there. The journey takes just a couple of hours but I’ve no idea how he will cope with having to be sat on mummy’s lap for so long. To try and entertain him during the flight I’m putting together a little activity pack for him and since he absolutely loves books I’ve bought lots of nice shiny new ones to give him nearer the time. Some I will read to him before we go to try and get him used to the idea of the airport and flying (I don’t think it’ll work with a one year old but it’s worth a try) and others can be a nice surprise when we’re in the air.

I’ve picked out books with a holiday theme, some old classics and some new ones, and I hope he will enjoy them!

Busy Airport

This is an entertaining book about what to expect at the airport with plenty of things to turn and pull. It is made of a sturdy cardboard which should withstand a toddler’s vigorous grasp!

Spot Goes on Holiday

The Spot series is a classic and my little boy already has one of the books, which he loves so much it’s already basically wrecked! This is a lift the flap book which little children love.

Bizzy Bear Happy Holidays

Like Busy Airport, this is an interactive book with plenty of things to play with, perfect for keeping little hands occupied.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

This is one of the most famous Dr Seuss books which has an endearing and inspiring message. Although it is a little longer than the average pre-school book, the brightly coloured, distinctive decorations and poetic writing style will enthrall even very young children. This is one book that will be treasured for many years to come.

Maisy Goes on Holiday

The Maisy books have sold over 21 million copies globally. Join Maisy and her friends as they embark on a train journey to the seaside. Part of the ‘First Experiences’ series, it aims to offer a reassuring glimpse at a new and unfamiliar experience.

The Bears’ Holiday

Join the Berenstain Bears as they head off on their vacation. However, despite Papa Bear’s attempts to teach Small Bear about holiday safety, he finds himself falling into all sorts of dangerous (and funny) situations himself.


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