Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Great Children's Books for On-the-Go

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One of the best ways to keep kids entertained while travelling is with books!  No matter whether your children can read or just enjoy looking at pictures, there are literally countless options for kids of every age; below are some of our favorite picks by reading ability (along with a few recommendations for kids by kids!):

Girl or Boy Pre-Readers and Early Readers:

Busy Town books - With pages crammed with comical characters, words, concepts and loads of objects , these books are bound to captivate the minds of inquisitive youngsters.  The jaunty style of the late Scarry has timeless appeal to young minds.

I Spy books - With dozens of variations on the "can you find this object" theme, these books are good for hours of entertainment

Girl or Boy Fluent Readers:

Magic Tree House books - This series features the seemingly endless adventures of a young brother and sister who are skirted of to far off, lands and times courtesy of a magical tree house they discover.  With stories ranging from dinosaur adventures to mummies in Egypt, there is something to captivate any young mind!

Harry Potter books - This fantastic series follows the life of a young boy who discovers he is actually a wizard; and a famous one at that!  His fantastic adventure begins as he heads off to wizarding school where he becomes a pivotal character in several epic battles between good and evil.

Some other great options for fluent readers (a.k.a. selections from our kids and their friends!):

Boy Fluent Readers Recommend:

Girl Fluent Reader Recommend:

Books are the perfect addition to any trip; they are relatively light, compact, portable and can provide hours of entertainment!  And remember, it's never too early to foster a love of reading, including the pre-reading skills that the I Spy and Busytown books encourage!  Visit us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter and share some of your children's favorite books to bring along on a journey!

Safe and happy travels!
-Destination Mom

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