Summer is here, and for many, that means vacation and travel. If you are planning to go abroad this summer, remember that the Kirkwood Public Library has more than just beach reads. We offer passport services too! Apply for or renew a passport, right from your local library.
And whether you’re on a 19-hour flight to Spain or relaxing at home with an iced tea, you can take an amazing trip anytime with the books in these three lists:
Get a look at the world through the eyes of four remarkable artists! Going from one panel to the next could take you across entire continents in these graphic novels, each of which chronicle the journeys of their creators in different parts of the globe. Pick one up today and see the world in a whole new way.
An Age of License by Lucy Knisley
Carnet de Voyage by Craig Thompson
Shenzhen by Guy Delisle
How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less by Sarah Glidden
Take a journey through time AND space! Cross deserts with Marco Polo, meet a tribe of cannibals with Herman Melville, or just gripe about the weather in Germany alongside Mark Twain. Pick up one of these classic travelogues today and see what life, and vacation, was like before the airplane!
The Travels of Marco Polo by Marco Polo
Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl
A Tramp Abroad by Mark Twain
The Alhambra: A Palace of Mystery and Splendor by Washington Irving
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and other Writings by Nellie Bly
Looking for journeys to somewhere a little more exotic? Check out these six fiction and fantasy travel stories and take a trip somewhere you could only dream of.
The Hobbit, or, There and Back Again by JRR Tolkien
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
The Talisman by Stephen King
Have Space Suit, Will Travel by Robert Heinlein
Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne