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8 Books About Road Trips for Kids

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Two of my favorite things in the world are books and road-trips! What could be better than a book about a road-trip?! I’ve compiled a quick list of some of my picks for the best books about road trips for kids. Check it out and have a great trip!

Happy road-tripping and happy reading!

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Arthur’s Family Vacation

I just love Arthur. This is a good choice for kids who may be reluctant about taking a family vacation (spending time without friends), and has a great little lesson about making the best of a bad situation.


Go Go America by Dan Yaccarino

This is a MUST for kids who can’t get enough of fact books. (Mine are on a HUGE fact-book kick right now!) This book doesn’t cover the boring basics though – look for out-of-the-ordinary and funny facts. (Do you know where the earmuff capital of the world is? I do!)


Road Trip by Roger Eschbacher

This is a sweet little book told in a series of short rhymes. It pretty closely mirrors a typical family road-trip from backseat shenanigans to truck stops to awesome family time – this is a must for your road-trip collection.


The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip

I love the Berenstain Bears – especially the way they always manage to tie a great moral into every story. Brother and Sister aren’t sure about taking a road trip – but learn to appreciate the time with their parents and the opportunity to explore Bear Country.


Are We There Yet? By Dan Santat

This book looks at boredom in a new way – and may help kids to use their imagination when the car ride seems never-ending. A super-cute and unique picture book. Kids will love it!

LaRue Across America: Postcards From the Vacation by Mark Teague

Just as fantastic as Dear Mrs. LaRue – LaRue Across America is not only a great story – the illustrations carry so much meaning! There is so much going on on every page! Mrs. LaRue and Ike volunteer to take the neighbor’s cats on a road-trip and hilarity ensues!


Amelia’s Are-We-There-Yet Longest Ever Car Trip by Marissa Moss

Older kids are going to love this journal-style book. Looking just like a spiral notebook filled with the doodles, musings, and journal entries of a girl stuck in a car with her family on a road-trip -kids will find this relatable and perhaps be inspired to create their own travel journal.


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney

My kids can’t get enough of these books – and in The Long Haul, Greg’s family is packing up and hitting the road! This is a great choice for your upper elementary kiddos.


Heading to the beach this summer? You’ll want to check out my post 40 Books About the Beach For Kids! 


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  1. What a fun group of books about traveling

  2. I forgot how much I liked the Amelia books! Thanks for the reminder.

  3. They all look fun and entertaining for the kids to read.

  4. We are about to go on vacation, so these books would be so much fun for us!


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