The holiday season often means lots of travel with your family. Whether you’re taking a quick trip up the road or a cross-country journey, travel can be a big deal for young children.

Prepare your children for these special trips by reading some of the books on this list. These stories feature planes, trains, cars and relatives like grandparents to help your children learn what to expect.


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  • Going on a Plane by Anne Civardi and Stephen Cartwright
  • A Day at the Airport by Richard Scarry
  • Maisy Goes on a Plane by Lucy Cousins


  • Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing! by Patricia Hubbell, Megan Halsey and Sean Addy
  • The Train Ride by June Crebbin and Stephen Lambert
  • Subway by Anastasia Suen and Karen Katz


  • The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip by Stan and Jan Berenstain
  • Duck, Duck, Moose by Dave Horowitz
  • Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat


  • The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas! by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Michael Emberley
  • The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant and Stephen Gammell
  • Cooking with Grandma by Rosemary Mastnak​​​​​​​


Goddard School of Long Hill provides programs rooted in discovery learning for children age 6 weeks to 6 years old.

Through their F.L.EX. learning program (Fun Learning Experience), children have access to play-based curriculum in areas including chess, music, yoga, drama and foreign language. In fact, results of a third party review found that, on average, Goddard students score 45% higher on literacy and mathematics!  

For more information, contact the Goddard School of Long Hill at 908.991.7373 or email  Also visit their WEBSITE and FACEBOOK page.