Turn It Up & Tell the World - Travel & the Great Outdoors
Books for the Week of June 22 - 28
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- Dodsworth in Paris by Tim Egan (grades K-2). Dodsworth and his faithful duck friend travel to Paris, where they meet lots of interesting people – and of course, duck finds lots of trouble!
- How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague (grades 1-3). US only, but very amusing and with great illustrations!) Wallace Bleff tells his schoolmates about the craziest cow-poking vacation ever!
- Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-Ha-Ha! by Barbara Park (grades 1-4). The irrepressible Junie heads for a week in “pair-o-dice!” with her trusty camera and journal. Will Hawaii survive? Case of the Trail Mix-Up (Wright & Wong #3) by Laura J. Burns (grades 3-6). While on a class camping trip, has Agatha and Orville’s friend Stu been spirited away by the monster of a nearby lake?
- Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool (grades 5-8). Two boys find themselves alone, and set out to explore the Appalachian Trail – to find more adventure than they bargained for!
- The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel (grades 5-8). Available to US plus a couple other countries, but one of School Library Journal’s best picks of 2014. On a train’s maiden journey across Canada, Will encounters surprises and dangers. Can his new friends help him save his father – and the train itself – from disaster?
- Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (grades 9-12). Bria thinks a trip to Central America is the key to reinventing herself. Change comes, but not how she expected.
- Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen (grades 9-12). Schneider Family Award-winning account of Sam’s cross-country odyssey to find the truth about his family and himself.
- Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (grades 9-12). Very well reviewed, but has a lot of non-textual elements. Amy hopes that her road trip from California to Connecticut will help her grieve her father’s death – but detours do not offer distractions from the truth.
- The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter (adults). For a year, the expatriate author found himself leading “literary walking tours” of Paris. Now he shares with you the glowing heart of the City of Lights.
- Wild Coast: Travels on South America’s Untamed Edge by John Gimlette (adults). Adventurous travelers will gulp down this compelling tale of a modern expedition along the steamy coasts of Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
- Route 66 Companion (adults). The classic American highway, and the quintessential road trip, are explored by such diverse writers as John Steinbeck, Raymond Chandler, Sylvia Plath, and Leslie Marmon Silko.