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Children's Books Inspired by Florence, Italy 

Children's books are wonderful for helping your child prepare for a trip. They can be enjoyed while on vacation and help them to process the sites they saw after returning home. By introducing them to Italy through Italian language and Italian inspired stories you can bring to life and give meaning to the places they see while abroad. Enriching their experience and building lifelong memories. 

Florence is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. Children may be delighted to know Florence is the birthplace of the fictional character Pinocchio.

Scroll down to find suggested books by age. Click on each book picture to learn more about the book. Please note this page includes affiliate links. Purchasing through the links help me to keep Piccolo Italiano going at no cost to you!

Babies & Toddlers
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Book with moving parts & a timeless story.

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Pinocchio
Little Artist

Little Artist Board Book Set is comprised of  visual and performing artists.

Preschool to Third Grade
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Bella & Harry Let's Visit Florence

Chihuahuas Bella and Harry  travel to Florence.

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Starry Messenger

Galileo Galilei was the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens.

If You Were Me & Lived in...

Travel through time to visit the most interesting civilizations.

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A Boy Named Giotto

The pre-Renaissance master whose made magnificent frescoes. 

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Stone Giant

Michelangelo worked in secret, lovingly coaxing statue out of the stone.

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Pippo the
Fool

 Tells the story of the construction of an architectural masterpiece.

I'm a full-time mom, part-time preschool teacher who believes experiences are more important than things, travel is one of the best ways to learn compassion for other cultures, and now is the time to be with the ones you love.

Fourth to Sixth Grade
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Giotto

The life and work of Giotto, the most important Italian artist of the 14th century.

Art Profiles Michelangelo

Learn what influenced his art and his actions. 

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The Beginning of the Renaisssance

Learn about the events that marked the beginning of the Renaissance.

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Galileo

Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope.

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Leonardo da Vinci

An accessible portrait of a fascinating man who lived at a fascinating time.

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Mission

Florence

Engaging in an exciting scavenger hunt as you explore city landmarks.

Teens
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Giotto and Medieval Art

Master painter, architect and sculptor, Giotto changed the medieval art world.

The

Renaissance

Renaissance took place in the time between the 14th and 17th centuries

The Agony & the Ecstacy

A Biographical Novel of Michelangelo.

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Florence

Just Add Water

A colorful and entertaining survival kit for teenagers visiting in Florence.

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The Feud That Sparked the Renaissance

 Lively and intriguing tale of the competition between two artists.

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The Birth of Venus

A Headstrong girl from a  Florentine family, is about to be married off.

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