Barcelona, Spain

Books for Kids

Books to read before, during and after your trip to Barcelona


Barcelona is a wonderful city to explore and a family-friendly destination.  There are endless educational opportunities here with Columbus, Gaudi, Picasso and more.  So the book titles are really endless.  Below are my favorites.  


Follow the Dream: The Story of Christopher Columbus
by Peter Sis

A beautiful picture book showcasing the life of Columbus.




Picasso and the Girl with a Ponytail
by Laurence Anholt

A fictional picture book about a little girl who meets Picasso.  A great introduction for kids to this world-renowned artist.  Also check out other famous artists in the series.



Who Was Pablo Picasso?
by True Kelley

I love all the books in the "Who Was..." series, and this one is no exception.  This is a great biography for young readers and a great resource so your young travelers will know all about a person they are likely to hear about while in Barcelona.




Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi

by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez

Yay!  A book for children about Gaudi.  If you're visiting Barcelona, you will be immersed in wonderful displays of his architecture style and genius.  This book is a great way to help kids appreciate even more what they will see.



Mission Barcelona: A Scavenger Hunt Adventure
by Catherine Aragon

I love these scavenger hunt books (and they're available for a number of cities around the world).  They help kids to search for details throughout their visit and learn about what they are seeing.  A scavenger hunt is a great way to keep your young travel engaged.



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