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Family Road Trip Reading List

Ah, summertime! Time to hit the open road and enjoy making memories with your kids!

Except, with the rising cost of gas and everything this year, that may not be possible. Travel, that is. Making memories with the kids is always possible with a little creativity!

Last summer I shared some ideas for having a stay-at-home camp-out with your kids, complete with an extensive list of camping-themed picture books. This summer I wanted to share a reading list of books for kids with a road trip theme. These would be great to take along on an actual road trip… or if that’s not possible, to have a virtual road trip without ever leaving home.

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Picture Books for the Younger Set

Graphic Novels for Tweens

Chapter Books for Read-Alouds or Independent Readers


Forget the DVDs! My family loves to listen to audiobooks as we travel. That way we can still enjoy the scenery! Here are just a few of our favorites… and there are more in each of these series.

Activity Books

Hit your local dollar store for some age-appropriate coloring books or puzzle books to add a little variety to days on the road. Or your kids might enjoy something like this…

Travel Games

Travel games are always a hit. Here are a few from Timberdoodle that are self-contained and small enough to tuck in a bag. Besides that, they are a lot of fun!

More Ideas

For more road trip ideas check out these posts:

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