Guest Post by Toddlers Who Read

Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city, especially in a city like Chicago! And thanks to these excellent books, you can explore our wonderful city from the comfort and safety of your home! #stayhome

Board Books:

Hello, Chicago!

A parent bear and baby bear explore the city together. Join them as they take the El Train around The Loop, ride the Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier, watch the Cubs at Wrigley Field, eat delicious deep dish pizza, and make friends at the Lincoln Park Zoo.

Chicago Baby

A unique book in which babies act as tour guides. Learn how they live and play in the city! This book is both entertaining and educational, showcasing Chicago-themed ABCs, shapes, and colors.

Good Night Chicago

This book from the Good Night series is a must-have! It’s perfect for naptime or bedtime. We like that it covers some lesser known sites like the Chicago Harbor Lighthouse and the Field Museum of Natural History.

Larry Loves Chicago!

This book is based on the Larry Gets Lost in Chicago picture book, but is directed to a younger audience. Join Pete and Larry as they visit all the same pictures as in the picture book, but nobody gets lost.

Picture Books:

Larry Gets Lost in Chicago

We absolutely love the Larry Gets Lost series and this one doesn’t disappoint. This time, Larry, Pete, and Pete’s parents are exploring Chicago. They start at the Magnificent Mile and then get hot dogs at Navy Pier. As they board the El Train, Larry is distracted by another hot dog and gets separated from Pete and his family. See Chicago’s landmarks through the eyes of Larry and Pete as they attempt to find each other. A suspenseful story with a happy ending!

Hide and Seek Chicago

Chicago’s Mayor needs your help! A museum is opening a new exhibit and the Mayor needs your help to find all the items to be displayed. Explore your favorite Chicago landmarks to find all sorts of fun objects! The hide and seek aspect of this book is a fun challenge, and the illustrations of each landmark give you lots more to talk about.

C is for Chicago

This amazing book gives you the A-Z tour of the Windy City. It shows off Chicago’s people, food, places, and music. We love the colorful illustrations and the rhymes!

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