Three Delightful Books About Cities for Children

Summer is my favorite season because of all of the adventures, both at home and away, that it brings. To introduce my daughter to places that we've traveled together as a family, or before she was born, I've sought out books about some of my favorite cities in the U.S. and abroad. Here are a couple of our favorites:

London: A Book of Opposites by Ashley Evanson

The illustrations and concepts are colorful, adorable, and bring back fond memories from across the pond. This board book is a hit with any Anglophile or aspiring one looking to learn about opposites in a creative, worldly way. 

Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson

This is another favorite by the same author of London: A Book of Opposites in the Hello, World series. While my daughter has never visited Paris, she marvels at the dreamy shapes of Versailles, the Louvre, and other Parisian treasures. It was also the way she learned her shapes so early! 

The ABCs of Washington, D.C. by Baby Ventures

Being a proud Washingtonian, I was extra critical of which children's book I would choose to get for my daughter. Some of the other ones on the market have errors or don't highlight aspects of D.C. life that I value. This board book has fun illustrations and feature parts of the city that my daughter has grown up learning about and seeing on our trips around D.C. It makes a great gift for other families, too.