Kora & Logan are road trip veterans. My side of the family lives in Michigan and we go up to visit them about every 6-8 weeks or so. It’s a 3 1/2 hour trip and we don’t have a DVD player for the ride. So it’s a good thing that Kora & Logan love books, they spend most of the trip reading.
Candlewick Press has a great line of children’s books with a focus on travel and vacations. We recently had the opportunity to review four books from their line.
Of the four Kora & Logan found the Where’s Waldo? The Ultimate Travel Collection to be their favorite.
It’s a compact selection of five Where’s Waldo books. At first I thought it would be really difficult to find Waldo with the scenes shrunk to less than half their size, but it seems no more difficult than the large books. The kids really love this book and they often get Tired Dad Dave to help out. When the three of them put their heads together it doesn’t take long for one of them to find Waldo.
The Oceanology Handbook is an encyclopedia type book that is actually for children ages 8 and up.
Kora & Logan really enjoy sea animals so I thought this book might be a hit with them. However, it is too wordy for preschoolers but we will definitely be hanging onto it and bringing it back out when they are older. It’s chapters discuss everything from Navigation to Ocean Hazards, Myths of the Sea and Animals of the Sea. It’s quite a comprehensive book about all things sea and I think it will teach us all more than a thing or two about ocean life.
We also received a copy of Judy Moody’s Way Wacky Uber Awesome Book of More Fun Stuff to Do.
Again this book is out of Kora & Logan’s age range but I knew Kora would like it because of it’s purple cover and the images of Judy Moody. If Kora’s personality stays the same as she gets older, I know she will love this series, so I’m more than happy to keep this book on hand for a couple of years. It’s a fun book full of so many activities and things to do your 6-8 year old won’t be able to claim boredom this summer. The book teaches the reader how to create their own board game, write a piggy back song, learn a few yoga poses, and more. It’s a very cute book with an adventurous spirit.
It’ s a cute little book about four friends who are planning a vacation complete with a little imagination and ice pops, they have a great time packing for their adventure without ever leaving the backyard.
It was fun reading these books with the kids and we will be sure to bring a couple of them with us on our next trip to Michigan.
If you’re looking for some fun summer travel reads for your kids be sure to visit Candlewick Press for a unique and varied selection.
Thank you to Candlewick Press for providing the books for review. No compensation was received.