Book a Trip

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How to Play

*Come by the Library to pick up your “Book a Trip Across America” travel booklet. Your goal is to read a book from each of the 50 US states, no particular order. Start reading books that take place in that state, is about that state, or is by an author from that state. Complete instructions are on the back of the booklet. Redeem prizes at the Children’s Desk. Remember, “The More you Read, the More you will Know. The More you Learn, the More Places you will Go!” ~Dr. Seuss 

Children’s Reading Suggestions

"Hear the Wolves" book cover

Hear the Wolves 
Victoria Scott

Ice Dogs
Terry Lynn Johnson

Curse of the Arctic Star
Carolyn Keene

My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure
Claudia McGehee

Racing the Iditarod
Kristen Rajczak

"The Connecticut Colony" book cover

The Connecticut Colony
Kevin Cunningham

Strawberry Hill
Mary Ann Hoberman

Rachel Spinelli Punched Me in the Face
Paul Acampora

Yankee Doodle Boy
Joseph Plumb Martin

Snowflakes Fall
Patricia MacLachlan

"Saving Strawberry Farm" book cover

Saving Strawberry Farm
Deborah Hopkinson

About Average
Andrew Clements

L is for Lincoln: an Illinois Alphabet
Kathy-jo Wargin

Catching a Story Fish
Janice N. Harrington

The Great Fire
Jim Murphy

"Best Family Ever" book cover

Best Family Ever
Karen Kingsbury

Cynthia Rylant

The Mighty Miss Malone
Christopher Paul Curtis

H is for Hoosier: an Indiana Alphabet
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

Johnny Appleseed: An American Who Made a Difference
Alyse Sweeney

"The Storm in the Barn" book cover

The Storm in the Barn
Matt Phelan

The Adventures of Beanboy
Lisa Harkrader

100 Cupboards
Nathan D. Wilson

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum

"The Sign of the Beaver" book cover

The Sign of the Beaver
Elizabeth George Speare

Romeo Blue
Phoebe Stone

Time of Wonder
Robert McCloskey

Cheesie Mack is Cool in a Duel
Stephen L. Cotler

L is for Lobster: a Maine alphabet
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

"Hog Music" book cover

Hog Music 
Mary-Claire Helldorfer

Red Kayak
Priscilla Cummings

No Slam Dunk
Mike Lupica

Flute’s Journey: The Life of a Wood Thrush
Lynne Cherry

Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln
Patricia Polacco

"Bucking the Sarge" book cover

Bucking the Sarge
Christopher Paul Curtis

The Danger Box
Blue Balliett

Bud, Not Buddy
Christopher Paul Curtis

Mrs. Mack
Patricia Polacco

M is for Mitten: a Michigan Alphabet
Annie Appleford

"Wonderstruck" book cover

Brian Selznick

Barn Boot Blues
Catherine Friend

Kurtis Scaletta

North Woods Girl
Aimée M. Bissonette

Gary Paulsen

"Family Huddle" book cover

Family Huddle
Archie Manning

Glory Be
Augusta Scattergood

Minn of the Mississippi
Holling Clancy Holling

Watt Key

Good-bye, Charles Lindbergh: Based on a True Story
Louise Borden

"Ivy Takes Care" book cover

Ivy Takes Care
Rosemary Wells

Area 51
Nadia Higgins

The Inn Between
Marina Cohen

Terri Farley

Hawk Highway in the Sky: Watching Raptor Migration
Caroline Arnold

"See You in the Cosmos" book cover

See You in the Cosmos
Jack Cheng

Survivor Diaries: Dust Storm!
Terry Lynn Johnson

Kiki’s Journey
Kristy Orona-Ramirez

Taos Pueblo: Painted Stories
Jonathan Warm Day

"Miss Dorothy’s Bookmobile" book cover

Miss Dorothy’s Bookmobile
Gloria Houston

Where the Watermelons Grow
Cindy Baldwin

Surviving the Applewhites
Stephanie S. Tolan

Ruby Lee & Me
Shannon Hitchcock

The North Carolina Colony
Kevin Cunningham

"Mousenet" book cover

Prudence Breitrose

Life as a Pioneer on the Oregon Trail
Jeri Freedman

The Buffalo Storm
Katherine Applegate

Papa and the Pioneer Quilt
Jean Van Leeuwen

B is for Beaver: an Oregon Alphabet
Marie Smith

"Dead End in Norvelt" book cover

Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question
Martha Freeman

Marc Harshman

Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk

Alice from Dallas
Marilyn Sadler

"Run for the Hills, Geronimo!" book cover

Run for the Hills, Geronimo!
Geronimo Stilton

Mount Rushmore
Kaite Goldsworthy

The Christmas Coat: Memories of my Sioux Childhood
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve

Prairie School
Lois Lenski

By the Shores of Silver Lake
Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Paperboy" book cover

Vince Vawter

Penny Dreadful
Laurel Snyder

A Snicker of Magic
Natalie Lloyd

Swamp Angel
Anne Isaacs

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville
Pat Zietlow Miller

"M is for Maple Syrup: a Vermont Alphabet" book cover

M is for Maple Syrup: a Vermont Alphabet
Cynthia Furlong Reynolds

When Life Gives You O.J.
Erica S. Perl

Ruby in the Sky
Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

Golden Girl
Marianne Mancusi

The Suburb Beyond the Stars
M.T. Anderson

"Mockingbird" book cover

Kathryn Erskine

Judy Moody Saves the World
Megan McDonald

A Rambler Steals Home
Carter Higgins

A Piece of Home
Jeri Hanel Watts

Bridge to Terabithia
Katherine Paterson

"Boxcar Children: The Seattle Puzzle" book cover

Boxcar Children: The Seattle Puzzle 
Gertrude Chandler Warner

Survivor’s Diary: Overboard
Terry Lynn Johnson

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Dan Gemeinhart

Our Only May Amelia
Jennifer L. Holm

Totem Pole
Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

"Close to Famous" book cover

Close to Famous
Joan Bauer

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Child of the Mountains
Marilyn Sue Shank

Missing May
Cynthia Rylant

The Canary in the Coal Mine
Madelyn Rosenberg

"Little House in the Big Woods" book cover

Little House in the Big Woods
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thimble Summer
Elizabeth Enright

Finders Keepers
Shelley Tougas

On Top of Concord Hill
Maria D. Wilkes

"Red Dog" book cover

Red Dog
Bill Wallace

Skies Like These
Tess Hilmo

Ingrid Law

Flicka: A Friend for Katy
Jennifer Frantz

Wish You Were Eyre
Heather Vogel Frederick