“This is” _______

The “This is ________” series of books by Miroslav Sasek are sweet reminders of how beautiful and truly precious a simple children’s book can be! Many of the books in the series have been reissued in the past few years by popular demand as well!

Along with just being a fun way to share the world with little ones, these would also make fabulous souvenirs from travels at home and abroad!

This is Paris (1959, 2004)

This is New York (1960, 2003)

This is London (1959, 2004)


This is Rome (1960, 2007)

This is Edinburgh (1961, 2006)

This is Munich (1961)

Bookcover of This is Venice

This is Israel

This is Venice (1961, 2005)

This is San Francisco (1962, 2003)

This is Israel (1962, reissued 2008)

Bookcover of This is Ireland

This is The Way to the Moon(1963, reissued 2009) – (First published as This is Cape Canaveral)

This is Ireland (1964, reissued 2005)

This is Hong Kong (1965, reissued 2007)

this is texas

This is Greece (1966, reissued 2009)

This is Texas (1967, reissued 2006)

This is the United Nations (1968)

Bookcover of This is Britain

This is Washington, D.C. (1969, reissued in 2011)

This is Australia (1970, reissued 2009)

This is Britain (1974, reissued 2008)

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  • Reply Mandy June 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Oh my goodness!! I adore them! I love the art! It makes me want to do a travel themed kid’s/baby’s room for my (future, potential) children!!

  • Reply Stephanie Michele June 27, 2011 at 9:20 am

    I absolutely adore these books – and I’d totally use them as coffee table books!

  • Reply serena @bigapplenosh June 27, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Oh, I love these books! I’ve seen the Paris, Hong Kong and New York ones, but I had no idea there were so many in the series!

  • Reply Michelle June 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

    I hadn’t heard about these before your post but am now convinced I NEED the Texas one. I agree with Steph – they’ would be adorable coffee table books. As always, great finds, Kim!!

  • Reply Julia June 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Gorgeous! I love these :)

  • Reply Bekka June 28, 2011 at 6:23 am

    For our one year wedding anniversary my husband and I went to san francisco. We picked up a ornament for our christmas tree (a new tradition we started on our honeymoon), and also This is San Francisco. We thought childrens books would be a cute way to commemorate our travels together as well as build our future kids library :)

    • Reply kimberly michelle June 28, 2011 at 2:33 pm

      I love this idea! So sweet!!! We need to be better about collecting souvenirs from trips… we used to be really good about it!

  • Reply EP July 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    I’ve never heard of these, but they are super cute! I need one for every place that J travels to since the kids are always wondering where he is. Do you think they have national labs in the rotation? ;)

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