Reading out loud or listening to a book on tape can boost everyone’s fun during a car trip. Here are some suggested road reads to engage young and older kids when the family is on the road or even in a tent or motel room.
What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive? by Mark Lee; illustrated by Brian Biggs
Little ones will have fun hearing about two kids who figure out the right car for the dinosaurs at a car lot.
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Ultimate Sticker Puzzles: License Plates Across the States, Travel Puzzles and Games by Tony Tallarico
Written and illustrated by Tony Tallarico. An activity book filled with travel games about the 50 states, including mazes, puzzles, word scrambles, trivia, and the license plate game.
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The Iliad/The Odyssey (boxed set) by Retold by Gillian Cross; illustrated by Neil Packer
The author re-envisions Homer’s stories with simplicity and style. Fans of Percy Jackson and other mythology enthusiasts will enjoy these tales of Odysseus, Achilles, and other characters from Greek mythology.
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Matilda by Roald Dahl; illustrated by Quentin Blake
This favorite story of a young girl who discovers her own special powers is a great choice for the family to enjoy together.
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Article by Elizabeth Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist & Executive Director of Communication Works
Book Works are book recommendations by Communication Works (CW) that support speech, language, social and emotional growth for children.