Loves: armchair rambling ‘round the globe


Whether you’re traveling or staying put this summer, here are a few of our favorite kid’s books, apps, and sites to inspire wanderlust for worlds near and far.

  • Travel Around the World with Mouk, a little bear with a big head. An instant classic, this book will inspire kids to ask questions about other countries.
  • Go out to a ballgame — in America and Japan — in Take Me Out to the Yaku, a book that brilliantly illustrates cultural similarities and differences.
  • Follow a boy through the streets of Paris in The Red Balloon, an unforgettable short film about the complexities of childhood.
  • Peek into the lives of children everywhere in the photo book, Where Children Sleep. You can also browse the portraits on the photographer James Mollison’s site.
  • Put names to places on European maps with the games and activities found on the free site Toporopa.

As always, find more wonderful things for kids on Loves.