Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to walking. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about walking.
Our list includes board books and picture books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.
When it comes to children’s stories about walking, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like I Went Walking to popular sellers like Walk On! to some of our favorite hidden gems like Henri’s Walk to Paris.
We hope this list of kids books about walking can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!
Henri’s Walk to Paris is the story of a young boy who lives in Reboul, France, who dreams of going to Paris. One day, after reading a book about Paris, he decides to pack a lunch and head for the city. “Like many of us Henri wants to see Paris. In Paris, there are thousands of buses. In Reboul, where Henri lives, there is only one bus. In Paris there are many parks and rows and rows of trees. The park in Reboul has only five trees. In Paris there are many zoos full of animals for the people to see. So one fine day Henri packs up some lunch and starts off to see all the things he had read about.” Along the way, Henri gets tired and falls asleep under a tree. And this is when the story gets really charming. What Henri sees, we see, in a flowing panorama of pictures conceived by the eminent graphic designer Saul Bass.
Tired of sitting on the floor all day long, a little baby makes his first attempts at standing up, taking a first step, and seeing the world from a different view.
A young child goes for a walk and discovers a colorful parade of animals along the way. Satisfaction ensured. Top quality children s item. Makes for an excellent gift idea.
A must-have board book for Anne of Green Gables fans, with charming, hand-embroidered illustrations.
Iconic moments from the beloved L.M. Montgomery classic are celebrated in this adorable concept book. Walk along with Anne as she goes on a nature walk, counting trees, flowers, clouds and friends! The path Anne takes is based on the description of Anne’s walk to school in Anne of Green Gables. Each scene has multiple counting opportunities, with simple text and tactile, gorgeous works of art created from cut fabric and embroidery.
Part of a series of Anne concept books, Anne’s Numbers is a perfect way to introduce future fans to this winning character.
Listening Walk -
With art by home and classroom favorite Aliki, The Listening Walk will remind both adults and kids of the wonders all around them...if they slow down and listen. This picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It's a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.
Spring in the Woods - Join the fun of finding and counting all the animals, flowers, and insects, as more and more appear on a lively walk through the woods during the springtime. Packed with repetition that young children love and that also helps them learn, this is an entertaining introduction to colors, numbers, and the seasons.
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg - Inspired by a passage from Henry David Thoreau’s WALDEN, this wonderfully appealing story follows two friends who have very different approaches to life. When the two agree to meet one evening in Fitchburg, which is thirty miles away, each decides to get there in his own way and have surprisingly different days.
Winter in the City - Join the fun of finding and counting all the cars, trucks, animals, and buildings as more and more appear on a lively city walk in winter. Packed with repetition that young children love and that also helps them learn, this is an entertaining introduction to colors, numbers, and the seasons.
This elegant board book takes very young readers on a journey to explore the colors of the rainbow. The talented Rosalind Beardshaw’s beautiful illustrations and visual storytelling follow two children on a summer walk through the countryside, bringing a narrative feel to this simple book for very young readers. The third in a series of seasonal concept books, this is a board book to visit again and again.
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