If the Christian Focus’s Adventure series had been available when she was younger, I think she would have enjoyed them. I know I would have, for both physical and armchair travel.
Catherine MacKenzie describes the 15 books in the series as “a mix of geography, nature, history and mission . . . a really good read for children age 8-12.” Read the rest of her post–Christian Travel Books for Kids– at her blog, Hurrah4Books.