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On This Airplane

by Lourdes Heuer (Author) Sara Palacios (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

This story is about coming to a new home and the diverse people you meet on an airplane. Fans of Last Stop on Market Street will love it.

In this simple and moving book, a young family takes a plane to their new home. While onboard, they encounter all the people you meet on a plane: a bookworm, a businessperson, tourists, crying babies and daydreamers . . . all with their own stories and all heading somewhere special.

Sunrise Summer

by Matthew Swanson (Author) Robbi Behr (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Sunrise Summer is a picture book by writer Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr that celebrates self-confidence and empowerment as a girl’s role changes in her family’s fishing expeditions.

When a girl and her family travel four thousand miles from home, it’s not your typical summer vacation. Everything is different on the Alaskan tundra–where the grizzly bears roam and the sockeye salmon swim–including the rules. A girl can do things she wouldn’t, and couldn’t, do at home.

She can wake up at midnight to work with her mom on a fishing crew. She can learn what it means to be an essential part of a team. She can become a braver, stronger, and ever-more capable version of herself. She can take her next big step. She’s ready for her first real sunrise.

Biking with Grandma: A Wish You Were Here Adventure

by Chris Santella (Author) Vivienne To (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Sam and their intrepid grandma bike around the world together in this sweet intergenerational adventure!

Grandma Rose’s job is having amazing adventures around the globe and writing about them. Her next trip is extra-special—because, this time, Sam is tagging along! Together Sam and Grandma Rose will bike and explore national parks, villages, and sprawling cities, from bear sightings in Alberta to sloths in Costa Rica and from gelato in Italy to bánh mi in Vietnam.

Writing home in postcards, Sam details tidbits about each location’s language, culture and natural beauty. Sam soon finds out that Grandma is full of surprises–she’s up for any challenge, and wow, can she shred down those trails. Pedaling side-by-side, Grandma Rose will teach Sam to be brave and embrace new experiences both on a bike and in life. Whether trekking up majestic mountains or simply gazing up at the night sky, Sam discovers that the journey is not about the places you go–it’s the moments you share, big and small.

Welcome to Arizona (Welcome To)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Series: Welcome To

Welcome to Arizona! We’re glad you’re here! Introducing a new series of picture books about each US state.

Children from Arizona and those who’d like to visit Arizona one day will love this bright, cheerful, fact-filled picture book celebration of The Grand Canyon State. With information about the state’s animals, plants, regions, food, people, customs and fun places to visit, this tribute to Arizona is the perfect gift for vacationers and residents alike. The warm, bright illustrations highlight the many delights to be found throughout the state, and the easy-yet-informative details (Arizona’s state mammal, the ring-tailed cat, is not a cat! It is a member of the raccoon family) give just the right amount of information to kids from preschool on up.

Road Trip!:  Camping with the Four Vagabonds: Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, and John Burroughs

by Claudia Friddell (Author) Jeremy Holmes (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Join Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs on their pioneering camping trips during the early 1900s in this energetic and entertaining nonfiction picture-book adventure.

After years of inventing things that other people needed, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford realized there was something they needed–a vacation! So, the famous inventors packed up Ford’s Model T and invited their good friends Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs to join them as the Four Vagabonds hit America’s back roads to enjoy the country’s natural beauty, fireside chats and frolicking fun with friends–all while inspiring future generations to invent camping adventures of their own.

“Buckle yourself in as Claudia Friddell and Jeremy Holmes take you on a fun, creative and certainly unique road trip with America’s most famous vagabonds–Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone and John Burroughs. The colorful and spirited illustrations, the stories of the Vagabond’s bivouacking travels and campsite escapades and the well-researched bibliography make Road Trip! a great addition to any child’s library!” — Matt Andres, curatorial registrar, Edison and Ford Winter Estates

Camping Anatomy Activities for Kids: Fun, Hands-On Learning (Anatomy Activities for Kids)

by Steve Lemig (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Series: Anatomy Activities for Kids

Explore like a scientist with this illustrated camping guide for kids ages 8 to 12.

Camping is the perfect time to learn about the world around you. Adventure through nature like a real scientist with Camping Anatomy Activities for Kids. It’s full of super-fun activities and lessons that show you how to build a working campsite, stay safe on the trail and much more! You’ll learn new camping skills and keep track of everything you discover as you become an outdoor lover for life.

Go beyond other camping books for kids and:

  • Experience the wilderness―20 unique lessons teach you how to ask questions about the natural world, imagine solutions to potential problems and test ideas to prepare for a successful camping trip.

  • Try awesome activities―Get your campsite up and running with activities like pitching a tent, reading the stars and drawing a map.

  • Start a camping journal―Use your own blank journal to answer writing prompts that help you record your ideas and observations.

Become an expert camper as you interact with the outdoors through this nature journal for kids.

Clean Getaway

by Nic Stone (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

From New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for Black History Month and for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:

Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELED.

Fasten Your Seatbelt: G’ma’s never conventional, so this trip won’t be either.

Use the Green Book: G’ma’s most treasured possession. It holds history, memories and, most importantly, the way home.

What Not to Bring:

A Cell Phone: Avoid contact with Dad at all costs, even when G’ma starts acting stranger than usual.

Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with New York Times bestselling Nic Stone and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn’t always been a welcoming place for kids like him and things aren’t always what they seem–his G’ma included. Real historical elements like the Green Book, the subject and namesake of the recent Oscar-winning film, make this an educational and powerful read.

The Vanderbeekers on the Road (Vanderbeekers #6)

by Karina Yan Glaser (Author)

Reading Level: 4th – 5th Grade

Series: Vanderbeekers

In this new adventure in the New York Times bestselling series, the Vanderbeekers depart Harlem to celebrate their dad’s birthday. But their surprise road trip turns rocky when the younger kids try to keep their family from ever facing change.

Our beloved Harlem family is putting the VAN in Vanderbeekers as they hit the highway to give their dad the best birthday surprise EVER! Recreating a road trip Papa never got the chance to take with his own father, the whole crew is packed and ready for a cross-country adventure.

Things get off to a rocky start when the car breaks down on their way to pick up Papa. But they really veer off course when Laney discovers that Jessie and Orlando are interviewing at a college once they get to California. How can they even think about leaving New York? Wouldn’t that change their family? And how can she and her other siblings stop them?

Exploring themes of leaving home, embracing change and the lessons to be learned when we go to a new place, The Vanderbeekers on the Road is every bit a journey.