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Kids’ Books to Help Get Your Little Ones Excited About Niagara Falls

image001Going on vacation with your children or grandchildren is one of the greatest pleasures — and challenges — life affords. The excitement of a brand-new place, the possibility of making brand-new friends, the thrill of kid-centered entertainment like arcades and indoor water parks — for most children, vacation holds a wealth of potential that the rest of the year is unable to touch. Get your little ones even more excited about your upcoming vacation to Niagara Falls with these great kids’ books centered on the region.

“Where Is Niagara Falls?”

A book that reaches way back into history to tell the story of the area’s eponymous waterfalls, kids can learn tons of fun facts and stories about Niagara Falls in “Where Is Niagara Falls?” From how the waterfalls were formed to the way in which they will one day disappear, the book gives a fascinating overview of geography that’s always interesting. Additionally, it covers a lot of the daredevils and their schemes that helped make Niagara Falls famous in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

“The Niagara Falls Mystery”

A Boxcar Children’s classic, The Niagara Falls Mystery tells of the Boxcar Children’s very first trip to Canada. At first, the attractions of the town and region hold sway, but when a friend of Grandfather’s invites the children to come and help him out in his fascinating souvenir shop, all sorts of troubles arise. Valuable pieces and artifacts begin to disappear from the shop, and it’s up to the Boxcar Children to hunt down the person behind it. For kids who love a little whodunnit in their reading, this book is a pure delight.

“Field Trip to Niagara Falls”

image003Perfect for children in second through fourth grades, the always-exciting world of Geronimo Stilton — a mouse who gets himself into all sorts of trouble along with his nephew, Benjamin — is the narrator for this mousy adventure set in Niagara Falls. Kids will love the way this class field trip goes wrong as hijinks and mischief look as though they may force Geronimo to go over the world’s most famous waterfalls in a barrel — just like the daredevils of Niagara Falls’ yesteryear.

“The Wild Water Mystery of Niagara Falls”

Another fast-paced mystery set in Niagara Falls, this story follows siblings Grant and Christina as they set out on vacation with their grandparents, Mimi and Papa. Numerous highlights from the Niagara area form the backdrop of the mystery and story, which makes this a great read for kids who want to get a sense of the place ahead of time. Secret rooms, famous forts, and a giant Ferris wheel all come into play as Grant and Christina and their grandparents work to unravel The Wild Water Mystery of Niagara Falls.

“ABACA Flows Over Niagara Falls”

This beautifully illustrated children’s book is perfect for anyone who wants to get a little bit more information about the region’s history. From daredevils and Native Americans to the colonial wars that affected the region, this book provides plenty of history to help orient young ones to the place they’re about to visit.

Get your children even more ready for Niagara with these great Niagara-centered children’s books.

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