Last year around this time, I did a fun reading challenge post called Around the World in 80 Books. Since then, it’s been one of my most popular posts on Pinterest. I thought, since so many people seem interested in traveling through literature, it would be fun to turn it into a series! This time, I’m sharing children’s books from 80 different countries! I hope you have as much fun reading through this list as I did researching it!

 

Take your kids on a literary adventure with Around The World in 80 Children's Books! Check out 80 books from or about 80 different countries!

Around the World in 80 Children’s Books

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Again, there is no particular reason that I picked these 80 countries out of the hundreds throughout the world. Mostly, it had to do with which books I could find that took place in (or were from) different countries.

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AfghanistanThe Sky of AfghanistanAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Ana A. de Eulate and Sonja Wimmer
AlbaniaDrita: An Albanian Girl Discovers Her Ancestors’ FaithAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Renee Ritsi
AntarcticaLittle Penguin: The Emperor of AntarcticaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Jonathan London and Julie Olson
ArgentinaThe Magic Bean Tree: A Legend from ArgentinaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Nancy Van Laan and Beatriz Vidal
Australia: Pouch!Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by David Ezra Stein
Bahamas: Nighty Night Sailboat in the BahamasAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Susan Renne’ Siewers
Bangladesh Rickshaw GirlAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Mitali Perkins and Jamie Hogan
Belgium: Mission Amsterdam: A Scavenger Hunt AdventureAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books (Travel Book For Kids) by Catherine Aragon
Brazil: For the Love of Soccer!Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Pele
Cambodia: A Song For CambodiaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Michelle Lord and Shino Arihara

Canada: Caribou SongAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Tomson Highwa
Chile: A Pen Pal for MaxAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Gloria Rand and Ted Rand
China: Ruby’s WishAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Shirin Yim Bridges and Sophie Blackall
Costa Rica: Tortuga Squad: Kids Saving Sea Turtles in Costa RicaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Cathleen Burnham
Croatia: The Traveling Circus (Travels with My Family)Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Marie-Louise Gay and David Homel
Cuba: The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for FreedomAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Margarita Engle
Denmark: Sticks across the Chimney: a story of DenmarkAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Nora Burglon and Fritz Eichenberg
Dominican Republic: The Color of My WordsAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Lynn Joseph
England: Starting SchoolAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Janet Ahlberg and Allan Ahlberg
Egypt: Goha The Wise FoolAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Denys Johnson-Davies and Hag Hamdy Mohamed Fattou

Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books

Ethiopia: The Perfect Orange: A Tale from EthiopiaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Frank P. Araujo and Xiao-Jun Li
Fiji: My Ocean Home FijiAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Penelope Casey
Finland: The Princess Mouse: A Tale of FinlandAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Aaron Shepard and Leonid Gore
France: MadelineAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Ludwig Bemelmans
Germany: This is MunichAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by M. Sasek
Greece: The Orphan: A Cinderella Story from GreeceAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Anthony Manna and Christodoula Mitakidou
Greenland: The Raven’s Gift: A True Story from GreenlandAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Kelly Dupre and Lonnie Dupre
Guatemala: Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the DeadAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books, Elisa Amado and Joya Hairs
Haiti: Haiti IsAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Cindy Similien-Johnson and Paola Velez
Honduras: Cinco the Clinic Cat:Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books In English and Spanish by Carol Brickell and Jim Hastings

Hungary: The Valiant Red Rooster: A Story from HungaryAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Eric A. Kimmel and Katya Arnold
Iceland: Nuptse and Lhotse Go to IcelandAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Jocey Asnong
India: Cherry TreeAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Ruskin Bond and Allan Eitzen.
Iran: Count Your Way Through IranAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by James Haskins and Kathleen Benson
Iraq: Silent MusicAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by James Rumford
Ireland: Market DayAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Eve Bunting and Holly Berry.
Isreal: Yuvi’s Candy TreeAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books (Israel) by Lesley Simpson and Janice Lee Porter
Italy: Gabriella’s SongAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Candace Fleming and Giselle Potter
Jamaica: Doctor Bird: Three Lookin’ Up Tales From JamaicaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Gerald Hausman and Ashley Wolff
Japan: Wabi SabiAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Mark Reibstein and Ed Young

Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books

Kenya: For You Are a Kenyan ChildAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Kelly Cunnane and Ana Juan
Korea: The Trip Back HomeAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Janet Wong and Bo Jia
Laos: Mali Under the Night Sky: A Lao Story of HomeAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Youme Landowne (Artist)
Latvia: The Dream Mouse: A Lullaby Tale from Old LatviaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Barbara Esbensen and Judith Mitchell
Lithuania: Eli RemembersAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Ruth Vander Zee and Marian Sneider
Madagascar: The Ako Series, Madagascar Lemur AdventuresAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Dr. Alison Jolly and Deborah Ross
Mexico: I See the Sun in MexicoAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Dedie King and Judith Inglese
Morocco: The Butter ManAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Elizabeth Alalou, Ali Alalou, and Julie Klear Essakalli.
Nepal: Chandra’s Magic Light: A Story in NepalAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Theresa Heine and Judith Gueyfier
Netherlands: Pedal Power: How One Community Became the Bicycle Capital of the WorldAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Allan Drummond

New Zealand: The Lost Penguin: The Story Of A Wayward Emperor Penguin In New ZealandAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by A. Penguin
Nicaragua: Trisba and Sula: A Miskitu Folktale from NicaraguaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Joan MacCracken and Augusto Silva
Norway: The Race of the BirkebeinersAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Lise Lunge-Larsen and Mary Azarian
Pakistan: Silly ChickenAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Rukhsana Khan and Yunmee Kyong
Panama: Conejito (LittleFolk)Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Margaret MacDonald and Geraldo Valerio
Papua New Guinea: The Turtle and the Island: A Folk Tale From Papua New GuineaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Barbara Ker Wilson
Peru: Up and Down the AndesAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Laurie Krebs and Aurelia Fronty
Philippines: Tuko and the Birds: A Tale from the PhilippinesAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Shirley Climo and Francisco Mora
Poland: 67 Tales from PolandAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Henryk Sienkiewicz and Władysław Reymont
Portugal: Miracle Dogs of PortugalAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Tracy Aiello and Kent Barnes

Romania: Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn’t Sit Still Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Booksby Karlin Gray and Christine Davenier
Russia: Rechenka’s EggsAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Patricia Polacco
Rwanda: Legs of Tornado: The Human Who Outran the WindAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Felicien Kanyamibwa
Saudi Arabia: The Green BicycleAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Haifaa Al Mansour
Singapore: Timmy & Tammy: What is Singapore?Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Ruth Wan-Lau and Eliz Ong
South Africa: My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and MeAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Maya Angelou and Margaret Courtney-Clarke
Spain: Anno’s SpainAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Mitsumasa Anno
Sweden: The TomtenAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Astrid Lindgren
Thailand: Peek!: A Thai Hide-and-SeekAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Minfong Ho and Holly Meade
Tunisia: Captain Thomas And The Mystery Of The Hidden MountainAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Robin Alexander Eadon

Turkey: Leyla: The Black TulipAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books (Girls of Many Lands) by Alev Lytle Croutie
Uganda: Beatrice’s GoatAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Page McBrier and Lori Lohstoeter
Ukraine: The MittenAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Alvin Tresselt and Yaroslava
United States: Little House in the Big WoodsAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Uruguay: Jungle TalesAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Horacio Quiroga and Bert Van Wijk
Venezuela: The Streets are FreeAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Kurusa and Monika Doppert
Vietnam: Ten Mice for TetAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Pegi Dietz Shea
Yemen: Yemen: Picture BookAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Planet Collection
Zambia: The Tortoise’s Gift: A Story from ZambiaAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Lari Don and Melanie Williams
Zimbabwe: Party Croc!: A Folktale from ZimbabweAdventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books by Margaret Read MacDonald and Derek Sullivan

Adventures in Lit: Around the World in 80 Children's Books

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