The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete, a Travel Book Series for Curious Kids!

After years spent living and traveling around the world with young children, we've seen how much the world has to teach them.

When we couldn't find any travel books that shared fun and practical information about the world from a child's perspective, we decided to create them!

Learning Adventures Without Leaving Home!

Join Aya, an adventurous 8-year old girl, and her adorable stuffed sloth, Pete, as they travel the world, exploring new cultures, landmarks, languages, and learning valuable life lessons along the way. Each book in this enchanting series takes readers on an exciting journey to a different cities and countries, filled with vibrant illustrations, diverse characters, fun facts, and engaging stories that captivate and educate young readers.

Why Choose The Amazing Adventures of Aya and Pete?

  • Educational Fun: Each book is designed to teach children about geography, food, languages, culture, currency and landmarks in an entertaining and relatable way. Through Aya and Pete's adventures, children will develop a love for learning and a curiosity about the world.
  • Beautiful Illustrations: The books are filled with colorful and detailed illustrations that bring each destination to life, making it easy for children to immerse themselves in the story.
  • Engaging Storytelling: The dynamic duo of Aya and Pete captivate young readers with their fun personalities and exciting adventures. The storytelling is designed to keep children engaged from beginning to end.
  • Positive Values: Through their travels, Aya and Pete learn and share important lessons about friendship, bravery, kindness, and respect for different cultures.
  • Focus on Diversity and Beauty of the World: Celebrate the richness of diverse cultures and the stunning beauty of our world. Each book highlights different ethnicities. customs, traditions, and fosters appreciation and respect for global diversity.
  • Learning Adventures from Home: Take your children on exciting learning adventures around the world without leaving the comfort of home. These books are perfect for inspiring wanderlust and curiosity about other countries and their cultures.

    Perfect for Young Readers:

Age Range: Ideal for children aged 3-8.

Language: Simple and engaging language that is perfect for early readers.

Length: Each book is the perfect length for bedtime stories, classroom reading, or travel companions

What Parents and Educators Say:

“An excellent series that makes learning about the world fun and accessible for young children.”

“My kids can’t get enough of Aya and Pete’s adventures! They’re always excited to see where they’ll go next.”

“A beautifully illustrated series that combines education with adventure. Highly recommended!

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About The Authors

Serena Minott is an attorney, entrepreneur, and children’s book writer. She is the co-creator of The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete children’s travel book series, along with her daughter, Asha. The brand is inspired by their personal experiences traveling around the world and living as expats in different countries. Their books, toys, and custom amenities for hotels and museums share information about different places and cultures in hopes of fostering cultural awareness and appreciation from an early age.

The Amazing Adventures of Aya & Pete books and toys are available at Nordstrom and offered at the Four Seasons Hotel New York.

The collection has been featured in Vanity Fair, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, USA Today, NY Mag, Essence, The Boston Globe and other national publications.

 Serena is passionate about “world-schooling” and the lived experience behind their stories. Serena has traveled to over 45 different countries, and Asha has visited more than 25.

Explore The Aya & Pete Book Series

  1. Aya and Pete’s Big Paris Adventure - Discover the magic of Paris as Aya and Pete visit the Eiffel Tower, explore charming streets, and enjoy delicious pastries. This delightful story introduces children to French language learning, culture and landmarks.
  2. Aya and Pete’s London Adventure - Follow Aya and Pete as they explore London’s iconic sites such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the bustling streets of the city. This book is perfect for young readers curious about London’s rich history and diverse culture.
  3. Aya and Pete’s New York Adventure - Experience the excitement of New York City! Aya and Pete visit the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Museum of Natural History, and the Statue of Liberty, as well as New York's historic neighborhoods during a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps.
  4. Aya and Pete’s Mexico Adventure - Join Aya and Pete as they dive into the vibrant culture of Mexico! From exploring ancient Mayan ruins to swimming in the famous cenotes of the Yucatan and tasting delicious Mexican cuisine, this book offers a rich and engaging look at the beauty and traditions of Mexico.

Our Mission

At Ashima, we believe travel informs, but education transforms. We are committed to donating 5% of our profits to organizations that empower women and girls through education and entrepreneurship. Learn More

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