Category Archives: travel

National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber

National Parks of the USA by Kate Siber is a visually stunning guide for young readers. It is a wonderful collection of facts and detailed  illustrations highlighting some of the more popular national parks in the United States. The parks … Continue reading

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The Way Downtown by Inna Gertsberg

The Way Downtown by Inna Gertsberg is a wonderful book that teaches about public transport in the city. The book covers details about several aspects of public transportation; such as, tickets, trams, trolleybuses, modern light transportation trains. The illustrations are wonderful. … Continue reading

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Trail Blazers by Lisa Graves

Trail Blazers: An Illustrated Guide to the Women Who Explored the World by Lisa Graves is a picture book full of famous women explorers. I found it interesting and educational. There’s not a great amount of information, but what’s here is enough to give … Continue reading

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Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey

Carson Crosses Canada by Linda Bailey is a cute children’s book about a trip across Canada. Annie makes the journey with her dog from the Pacific to the Atlantic across Canada as they sight see. The illustrations are lively watercolors, intended to … Continue reading

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A Country Between by Stephanie Saldaña

A Country Between:Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide by Stephanie Saldana is a fascinating read of places and experiences most of us will never have. The author Stephanie, meets her to be husband Frédéric who was in his third and … Continue reading

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Journey on a Runaway Train by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Journey on a Runaway Train by Gertrude Chandler Warner is the start of a five book series with the kids known as The Boxcar Children! The four Aldens are now living with their grandfather with the boxcar in the backyard when … Continue reading

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The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz is an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. It is a story of fear and bravery, love and loss, strangers becoming … Continue reading

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One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank

One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank is about a girl name Sophie. Sophie is intelligent, kind, and passionate. She definitely has her flaws, which make her incredibly relatable. Her flaws make her relatable because everyone has been in the awkward stage … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon and John Brant

The Boy Who Runs: The Odyssey of Julius Achon by Julius Achon, and John Brant is the story of  Julius Achon, who was born in Uganda. The story follows Julius Achon who rose from nothing.  He grew up in a small village and … Continue reading

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Super Sushi Ramen Express by Michael Booth

Super Sushi Ramen Express by Michael Booth is a book that gives an overview of the various food cultures and regions of Japan. This is a combination of Michael Booth moving his family to the country for several months but … Continue reading

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