Friday, May 15, 2015

Ready to Go Book Display: Road Trips

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go!" Book Display. Once a month, we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group (Adults, Teens and Children) that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. 

Get ready for a summer trip on the open road , grab your keys or travel from the comfort of your living room.

Recommendations for Adults:

In it's 7th edition, Jensen includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure town, popular attractions, roadside curiosities and more.

Time Flies by Claire Cook (June 2013)
A recently separated woman faces her highway driving phobia and takes a road trip with her best friend to their high school reunion.

Food Truck Road Trip: A Cookbook by Kim Pham (Nov 2014)
Shares recipes from popular food trucks stationed across the U.S. that represent a range of cuisines.

Driftwood by Elizabeth Dutton (Nov 2014)
After the death of her rock star father leaves her with a stack of enigmatic letters, Clem embarks on a California-wide road trip to discover the truth about her father and the meaning of family.

Whether you travel these routes by car or through the pages of the book - countless wonders await you.

A Long Island psychiatrist describes her year-long odyssey around the country in a converted bus with her wilderness-loving husband.
Recommendations for Teens:

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb (May 2015)
Sixteen-year-old Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the West Coast to see Eva's romantic hero again. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love.

Perfect Escape by Jennifer Brown (July 2012)
Seventeen-year-old Kendra, living in the shadow of her brother's obsessive-compulsive disorder, takes a life-changing road trip with him.

Damaged by Amy Reed (Oct 2014)
Numb after the death of her best friend, Camille, Kinsey starts to shut down but Hunter, Camille's mysterious boyfriend, has other ideas and whisks Kinsey off on a multi-state road trip to forget the ghosts of their pasts and their own fears.

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (May 2010)
After the death of her father, Amy, a high school student, and Roger, a college freshman, set out on a carefully planned road trip from California to Connecticut, but wind up taking many detours, forcing Amy to face her worst fears and come to terms with her grief and guilt.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Sept 2006)
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.

Going Bovine by Libba Bray (Sept 2009)
In an attempt to find a cure after being diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob's (aka mad cow) disease, Cameron Smith, a disaffected sixteen-year-old boy, sets off on a road trip with a death-obsessed video gaming dwarf he meets in the hospital.

 Recommendations for Children:
Road Trip by Jim Paulsen (Jan 2013)
A father and son embark on a road trip to a distant animal shelter to save a homeless border collie puppy.
Embarking on a summertime road trip with Papa Dad and Daddy after surviving the ups and downs of their first year in junior high, Julie and Lydia use their Powers of Observation to catalog the traditions and oddities of each new location they visit before confronting uncomfortable truths about sensitive family dynamics.
Drive Me Crazy by Terra Elan McVoy (April 2015)
When Lana's and Cassie's grandparents marry each other, the girls find themselves stuck together on a crazy summer road trip that will change the course of their friendship and their lives.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul by Jeff Kinney (Nov 2014)
The Heffley family road trip starts off full of promise, then takes several wrong turns - with everything from a fender bender to crazed seagulls - but even the worst road trip can turn into an adventure.
Ten-year-old Amelia keeps a journal of the summer car trip she takes with her mother and sister to Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and their California home town to visit Amelia's best friend.
Clara and Clem Take a Ride by Ethan Long (Oct 2012)
When Clara and Clem build a car out of blocks, they have no idea where it will take them. But with a little imagination, the two take the trip of a lifetime down winding roads, up tall mountains, and across the sky.
Recommendations for All Ages:

In this entertaining follow-up to Find Momo, the canine Instagram superstar travels across America, visiting iconic landmarks and unique off-the map marvels where he hides in a vast array of fun locales.

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