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European Countries – Picture Books

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Picture books which take place in specific European nations:
Akrotiri ; Albania ; Andorra ; Austria ; Belarus ; Belgium ; Bosnia-Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Cyprus ; Czech Republic ; Denmark ; Dhekelia ; Estonia ; Faroe Islands ; Finland ; France ; Germany ; Gibraltar ; Greece ; Guernsey ; Holy See (Vatican City) ; Hungary ; Iceland ; Ireland ; Isle of Man ; Italy ; Jan Mayen ; Jersey ; Kosovo ; Latvia ; Liechtenstein ; Lithuania ; Luxembourg ; Macedonia ; Malta ; Moldova ; Monaco ; Montenegro ; Netherlands ; Norway ; Poland ; Portugal ; Romania ; San Marino ; Serbia ; Slovakia ; Slovenia ; Spain ; Svalbard ; Sweden ; Switzerland ; Ukraine ; United Kingdom




Eva’s Summer Vacation by Jan Machalek (Soundprints, 1999)
Eva, who lives in Prague, spends her summer vacation with her cousins in the Moravian countryside village of Hluk, where she attends her aunt’s wedding and explores the countryside.



The Baby in the Hat by Allan Ahlberg (Candlewick, 2008)
Catching a baby in his hat sets off a series of adventures for a young nineteenth-century English boy as he becomes a sea captain and finds a surprising mate.


A Giraffe Goes to Paris by Mary Tavener Holmes (Marshall Cavendish, 2010) 20*
Recounts the 1827 journey of a young giraffe named Belle, a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to King Charles X of France, as she makes her way by boat and land to Paris, accompanied by her devoted caretaker, Atir.

Ollie & Moon by Diane Kredensor (Random House, 2011) 6
Ollie provides a series of clues to his best friend, Moon, as he takes her all through Paris, France, but she is unable to guess what surprise he has in store.

Chasing Degas by Eva Montanari (Abrams, 2009) 16
At the time of the Impressionists, a young ballet dancer races around Paris searching for Monsieur Degas, who accidentally took her bag–and the tutu she needs for the recital in which she is to perform that night. Includes reproductions of paintings by French Impressionist painters, with an author’s note.

Pastry School in Paris by Cindy Neuschwander (Henry Holt, 2009) 13
Twins Bibi and Matt learn about different liquid measurements when they go to Les Jumelles Coccinelle International Pastry Academy while on a trip to Paris with their parents and dog.

The Secret Circus by Johanna Wright (Roaring Brook, 2009) 44
Mice carefully dress for an evening out, journey across Paris in a hot air balloon, and finally arrive at a secret place to see the circus.

Paris in the Spring with Picasso by Joan Yolleck (Schwartz & Wade, 2010) 34
Describes how some of Paris’s famous artists and writers, such as Pablo Picasso, Max Jacob, and Guillaume Apollinaire, spend their day before preparing to attend a party at Gertrude Stein’s apartment.


Benno and the Night of Broken Glass by Meg Wiviott (Kar-Ben, 2010) 40*
In 1938 Berlin, Germany, a cat sees Rosenstrasse change from a peaceful neighborhood of Jews and Gentiles to an unfriendly place where, one November night, men in brown shirts destroy Jewish-owned businesses and arrest or kill Jewish people. Includes facts about Kristallnacht and a list of related books and web resources.



Walking to School by Eve Bunting (Clarion 2008) 29*
When the path to eight-year-old Allison’s Catholic school goes through hostile Protestant territory in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Allison finds she is not alone in her loathing of the situation.


Olivia Goes to Venice by Ian Falconer (Atheneum, 2010) 135*
On a family vacation in Venice, Olivia indulges in gelato, rides in a gondola, and finds the perfect souvenir.

Pippo the Fool by Tracey E. Fern (Charlesbridge, 2009) 59*
In fifteenth-century Florence, Italy, a contest is held to design a magnificent dome for the town’s cathedral, but when Pippo the Fool claims he will win the contest, everyone laughs at him. Based on a true story.


The Cow Who Fell in the Canal by Phyllis Krasilovsky (Doubleday 1957)
Tells the story of Hendrika, a Dutch cow, who got bored just eating grass on a farm in the country, fell into the canal, and ended up in the city on a great adventure.

The First Tulips in Holland by Phyllis Krasilovsky (Doubleday 1982)
A fictionalized account of how a Dutch merchant brought tulip bulbs from Persia to Holland where they became immensely popular.









NOTE: Red numbers denote how many holdings are noted in reQuest. An asterisk means that the book is available at the State Library Service Centers.

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