Road Trip

Are We There Yet?

Traveling with kids is always a challenge.  Maybe times have changed.  I remember I used to get excited when we'd get a chance to pile in the car and go somewhere.  It didn't matter if we were squeezed in, the seats weren't comfortable, or if it was too hot or too cold in the car. 

A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup

There are a lot of stories out there: boy wizards, girl detectives, wimpy kids, and underpantsed captains. Despite the many possibilities and and numerous titles to read, there may be that ever-lurking fear that there is not a story out there for you. In this is the case, you might want to avoid a panic attack by taking a note from Dr. Cuthbert Soup, head of the National Center for Unsolicited Advice. If you are so brave and wise to follow Soup’s advice, you will be handsomely rewarded with A Whole Nother Story.

This particular tale revolves around inventor Ethan Cheeseman and his three children, who are on the run from a madcap menagerie of pursuers: Secret agents known only by different numbers, evil corporations, a Russian spy and his extremely talented chimp (for one thing, he can speak yak). All of these sundry types wish to get their hands on Cheeseman’s latest creation: A time machine.

The Miles Between

By Mary Pearson

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Seventeen-year-old Destiny keeps a painful childhood secret all to herself until she and three classmates from her exclusive boarding school take off on an unauthorized road trip in search of "one fair day."

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The Driving Book: Everything New Drivers Need to Know But Don’t Know to Ask

By Karen Gravelle (author) and Helen Flook (illustrator)

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Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire to negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, Gravelle helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory on the road and at home.

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The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

By Christopher Paul Curtis

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When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, they head south from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up.
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Hit the Road

By Caroline B. Cooney

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Sixteen-year-old Brittany acts as chauffeur for her grandmother and three other eighty-plus-year-old women going to what is supposedly their college reunion, on a long drive that involves lies, theft, and kidnappings.
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No Right Turn

By Terry Trueman

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After three years of wanting only to be invisible, sixteen-year-old Jordan begins to recover from his father's suicide and start living again when a neighbor's vintage Corvette Stingray opens up new possibilities for him.
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So B. It

By Sarah Weeks

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After spending her life with her mentally disabled mother and agoraphobic neighbor, Heidi hears a mysterious word in her mother's vocabulary and sets out from Reno, Nevada, to New York on a hunt for her past.
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An Abundance of Katherines

By John Green

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Having been recently dumped for the nineteenth time by a girl named Katherine, recent high school graduate and former child prodigy Colin sets off on a road trip with his best friend to try to find some new direction in life while also trying to create a mathematical formula to explain his relationships.
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Car Trouble

By Jeanne DuPrau

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Early one August morning, seventeen-year-old computer "nerd" Duff Pringle leaves Richmond, Virginia, in a newly-acquired used car and begins an unexpectedly convoluted journey to San Jose, California, and the job that awaits him there.
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