Traveling in England with
kids, London is a teeming, exciting city with tons of things to do, but
the English countryside is not to be missed. On holiday you'll find plenty of castles,
Roman ruins, Neolithic standing stones, great places to walk on the moors,
boat on the canals, scramble on rocky coastlines, or just amble through
peacefull rolling hills.
Tip for traveling to England with kids: Don't miss our top picks for children's books, see below.
sequel to the original Peter Pan, Wendy and the Lost Boys return
to Neverland to clean out the bad dreams. Once again on the Jolly
Roger, a ghostly ship adrift, they find a map to Hook's treasure.
Ravello, the Ravelling Man, is the key to the mystery, and Peter
Pan will fight Captain Hook again. Filled with magic and adventure. (Chapter book)
Follow the Thames River through 3-D London, look inside Buckingham Palace, spin the London Eye, raise the Tower Bridge, discover the Whispering Gallery, open the flap on the Underground, plus ghost stories and famous people. Imaginative and fun, a super introduction to London. (Pop-up book)
history of London, from Roman times when it was called Londinium,
down through the Middle Ages, Shakespeare's London, to World War II and London today, one of the historic cities in the world. Super illustrations and cross-sections bring the city to life. (Picture book)
retelling of the story from Spenser's Faerie Queen, "in
the days when monsters and giants and fairy folk lived in England."
The Queen of the Fairies sends the Red Cross Knight on a quest
to kill the fearsome dragon. Lovely old-world illustrations.
"A king shall come who shall rule over these lands, and his name shall be Arthur." All the magical stories of King Arthur, Camelot and the Round Table, Merlin the wise, adventures of the knights, and the realm of Albion, the name for England in the mists of time. Enchanting illustrations! (Illustrated chapter book)
story of Elizabeth I her education by university scholars,
house arrest in the Tower of London, refusal to marry, love of drama
and music, decisive leadership and unfolding of the Elizabethan
Age. Richly illustrated. (Picture book)
Jack and his friend Angus travel back in time to Elizabethan England, meet up with the playwright spy Christopher Marlowe, uncover a plot to assasinate Queen Elizabeth, and find themselves in the midst of the great Spanish Armada battle. (Chapter book)
"Long ago in England, there lived a great archer named Robin Hood." Exciting retelling of Robin Hood and his merry men, as they enter an archery contest in disguise, and outsmart the Sheriff of Nottingham. Fabulous illustrations. (Picture book)
On summer holidays in a quiet village, teenage Sherlock Holmes steps right into a mystery of two dead bodies, involving a strange black, buzzing cloud. Confronted with a sinister mastermind, Sherlock uses his logical mind. A super adventure! (Chapter book)
Imagine if Sherlock
Holmes had a younger sister, and here she is, Enola Holmes, a spirited teenager, hot on the trail of Viscount Tewksbury, as
well as her mother, who's also disappeared. Enola solves the ciphers,
disguises herself as a widow and embarks on a London adventure.
In Salisbury Cathedral, Jon Whitcroft and his friend Ella Littlejohn summon the ghost of William Longspee, a knight of the Crusades, to help them fight revengeful Lord Stourton and four terrifying spirits. The family curse and centuries-old secrets take Jon and Ella on an exciting adventure through Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Lacock Abbey. (Illustrated chapter book)
Long ago on the moors, a wise man makes a flint charm, but it's so destructive it's buried deep on Dartmoor, until a farmer digs it up and is betwitched. His children consult the pixies to find way to destroy the Flint Heart once and for good. A fabulous fantasy with luminous illustrations! (Illustrated chapter book)
Things will never be the same with the New Cut Gang detectives (boys and girls) keeping watch in London, as they track down the crook who's passing counterfeit coins in the neighborhood and find who stole all the silver from the Gasworks. Original, funny adventures by Philip Pullman. (Chapter book)
A wonderful read about the boyhood of this best-loved writer his workdays in a factory, visiting his family in debtors' prison, writing stories late at night in his attic room. Spectacular illustrations of Victorian London. (Picture book)
Fabulous scrapbook with tons of good stuff about Beatrix Potter, best-loved author of Peter Rabbit. Fold-out letters, exquisite drawings of animals and nature, photos of family and friends, illustrated Christmas cards. Good for all ages. (Activity book)
fictional adventures of Titus, a dog who lives in the royal palace
(by Dick King-Smith, author of Babe: The Gallant Pig). Titus
is Queen Elizabeth II's favorite corgi and he catches a palace
burglar, sleeps on the Queen's bed and loves custard cream cookies.
(Illustrated chapter book)
Riveting panoramic history of Britain (including England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland), two tiny islands that once ruled a worldwide empire, from the Middle Ages, through the Tudors, Stuarts, Victorians, up to the twentieth century. Good for older kids. (Illustrated chapter book)
Not a guidebook, this is filled with fascinating people, places and history of Great Britain secret stones, British bulldogs and their royal owers, James Bond, fancy hats at Ascot, kids in the coal mines, tea mania, rugby rules, kings and queens galore. Lots of fun! (Illustrated chapter book).