About the Book Series

About the Travel Rangers Picture Book Series

Do your kids love exploring new places and getting lost in their imagination? Do they enjoy interactive books with cool technology?  If you answered yes, your kids are going to love the Travel Rangers picture books!


The Travel Rangers picture book series was created to teach kids about other cultures and countries. The author hopes that through her books, she’ll inspire families to have their own overseas travel adventures and memorable international family vacations. This series is both parent- and teacher-approved with a healthy dose of learning and cultural immersion amidst equal parts of fun. Teachers will especially love the included lesson plans!


Not only will kids enjoy learning about the new country, but augmented reality (AR) technology offers an interactive component to bring the book to life so everyone reading can truly experience the country.


These picture books are best for kids ages 4-9 years old. Sign up for updates so you’ll know when to order this fun children’s book about Australia. They won’t want to miss this adventure!

Mission to Australia, the first book in the Travel Rangers series, is an award-winning book!

  • Story Monsters Approved Winner in three categories: 2022 Picture Books (Ages 3-8) Fiction, Cultural Diversity, & First-Time Author.
  • The BookFest Awards: Winner in two categories: 2022 Children’s – Action & Adventure and Children’s – Diversity & Multicultural 
  • 2023 Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards – Travel – Guidebook


Travel Rangers Mission to Australia

Erika Bud, the author of the Travel Rangers series, lived in Australia and took her son on vacation there, so naturally, it was the first country that the Travel Rangers would visit. Erika fell in love with the Australian culture and everything in this book that the Travel Rangers experience is from Erika and her son’s experiences, right down to Bella’s expression when she ate her first vegemite and cheese sandwich.


Of course, you can’t include everything there is to experience about a country in one picture book, but Erika wanted to capture as much as she could so that children would become more familiar with the Australian culture and hopefully, they would want to visit Australia in the future and experience this wonderful country for themselves.  It’s quite an adventure!


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