Wanderlust: Books with World Explorations

I personally have always had a love of travel – new destinations and heart-pounding adventure. Share the world and the adventure with your children through these wanderlust books.

Endless Explorations

Smithsonian Readers Endless Explorations Level 4

Smithsonian Readers: Endless Explorations Level 4 provides fascinating facts and challenging content that promotes reading success and enjoyment. Developed in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and esteemed childhood literacy expert Dr. Adria Klein, Smithsonian Readers: Endless Explorations Level 4 contains six 32-page topics for children on their way to becoming expert readers: Predators, Space Exploration, Natural Disasters, World Wonders, Ocean Habitats, and Flight. Bound into the book are 36 perforated fact cards created for fluent readers looking for extra learning opportunities.

  • Age Range: 6 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Series: Smithsonian Readers
  • Hardcover: 192 pages


the explorers

The Explorers – The Door in the Alley
This is one of those stories that start with a pig in a teeny hat. It’s not the one you’re thinking about. (This story is way better than that one.) This pig-in-a-teeny-hat story starts when a very uninquisitive boy stumbles upon a very mysterious society. After that, there is danger and adventure; there are missing persons, hired thugs, a hidden box, a lost map, and famous explorers; and there is a girl looking for help that only uninquisitive boys can offer. The Explorers: The Door in the Alley is the first book in a series that is sure to hit young readers right in the funny bone. It’s  easy
  • Age Range: 8 – 12 years
  • Grade Level: 3 – 7

slimy space slugs

The Search for Slimy Space Slugs

This book will take you to space, which we have heard is the final frontier.

Doodle Adventures: The Search for the Slimy Space Slugs! is a lighthearted fantasy where the reader first draws him- or herself into the story, and then continues by following prompts and adding more illustrations and doodles. Set in space, the book invites the reader to join Carl, a duck and member of a super-secret international group of explorers, on a journey in search of a very important grail-like object. The book is sturdy paper over board with beautiful cream paper—perfect for defacing! And by the end, the reader will have co-written a tale to return to again and again, and show off to family and friends.