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Celebrate World Book Day with these Delightful Titles!

Know what today is? Aside from it being April 23rd, and yes, a Monday, it is World Book Day! And we can’t think of anything that would put you in a celebratory mood better than these adventure stories from around the globe! Try them out and see if you and your kids don’t have a more broadened imagination once you’re through. (Warning: you may find yourself perpetually saying, “Ok, just one more page.”)


Title
: Around the World in Eighty Days
Author: Jules Verne

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Read-Aloud Book Overview:

Shocking his stodgy colleagues at the exclusive Reform Club, enigmatic Englishman Phileas Fogg wagers his fortune, undertaking an extraordinary and daring enterprise: to circumnavigate the globe in eighty days. With his French valet Passepartout in tow, Verne’s hero traverses the far reaches of the earth, all the while tracked by the intrepid Detective Fix, a bounty hunter certain he is on the trail of a notorious bank robber. Set from the text of George M. Towle’s original 1873 translation, this Modern Library Paperback Classic of Verne’s adventure novel comes vividly alive, brilliantly reflecting on time, space, and one man’s struggle to reach beyond the bounds of both science and society.

 


Title
: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
Author: Marjorie Priceman

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Picture Book Overview:

An apple pie is easy to make…if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around the globe to gather ingredients. First hop a steamboat to Italy for the finest semolina wheat. Then hitch a ride to England and hijack a cow for the freshest possible milk. And, oh yes! Don’t forget to go apple picking in Vermont! A simple recipe is included.

 

 


Title
: The Twenty-One Balloons
Author: William Pene du Bois

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Read-Aloud Book Overview:

Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal, this classic fantasy-adventure is now available in a handsome new edition.

 

 

 


Title
: Richard Scarry’s Busy, Busy World
Author: Richard Scarry

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Picture Book Overview:

Little explorers can travel the world thanks to Richard Scarry! With 33 stories featuring fun-filled stops in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Egypt, Australia, and more, this worldwide adventure of discovery will have children ready to pack their bags and visit those international Busytowns!

 

 

 

 


Title
: The Swiss Family Robinson
Author: Johann D. Wyss

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Read-Aloud Book Overview:

Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day.

 

 

 


Title
: At the Same Moment Around the World
Author: Clotilde Perrin

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Picture Book Overview:

Discover Benedict drinking hot chocolate in Paris, France; Mitko chasing the school bus in Sofia, Bulgaria; and Khanh having a little nap in Hanoi, Vietnam! Clotilde Perrin takes readers eastward from the Greenwich meridian, from day to night, with each page portraying one of (the original) 24 time zones. Strong back matter empowers readers to learn about the history of timekeeping and time zones, and to explore where each of the characters lives on the world map. A distinctive educational tool, this picture book’s warm, unique illustrations also make it a joy to read aloud and admire.

 

 


Title
: The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
Author: Hugh Lofting

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Read-Aloud Book Overview:

Doctor Dolittle heads for the high seas in perhaps the most amazing adventure ever experienced by man or animal!
Told by 9-and-a-half-year-old Tommy Stubbins, crewman and future naturalist, Doctor Dolittle and company survive a perilous shipwreck and land on the mysterious, floating Spidermonkey Island. There he meets the Great Glass Sea Snail who holds the key to the biggest mystery of all.

 

 

WE RECOMMEND THESE NON-STOP ACTION, PAGE-TURNING ADVENTURE STORIES! WE’RE PRETTY SURE YOU AND YOUR KIDS WILL LOVE THESE TITLES.
Luisa
Luisa
Hi! I’m Luisa and I’ve always been an avid reader and lover of books. Well… at least that is to say since I was about eight years old when my mom encouraged my sister and I to do a summer reading challenge. After that, I was always getting in trouble for not doing my chores, my school, or staying in the bathroom too long haha, because of a book! Read more about me here