Road Trip Adventures

Posted on August 22, 2018

by Nicole M

Hit the road with a great book about traveling.

Road Trip Books

The books below are perfect for sixth, seventh and eighth graders.

Applewhites coast to coast / Stephanie S. Tolan and R.J. Tolan
Applewhites Coast to Coast” by Stephanie S. Tolan and R.J. Tolan

Thirteen-year-old E.D. Applewhite, still reeling from her bewildering kiss with former bad boy Jake, embarks on a cross-country road trip in a wildly painted school bus with her eccentric, highly creative family, as they compete in an art educational quest for a big cash prize.

Damaged by Amy Reed
Damaged” by Amy Reed

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.

Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
Don’t Fail Me Now” by Una LaMarche

Interracial half-siblings come together for the first time and embark on a cross-country road trip to confront their absentee father before he dies. Also available in Audiobook.

Find Momo coast to coast : my dog is taking a road trip : can you find him? ; another hide-and-seek photography book / by Andrew Knapp
Find Momo Coast to Coast : My Dog is Taking a Road Trip” by Andrew Knapp

Travel across the United States and Canada, visiting iconic landmarks and unique off-the-map marvels. Look for Momo hiding in Grand Central Station, in front of the White House, and in the French Quarter of New Orleans . . . as well as at diners, bookstores, museums, and other locales that only a seasoned road-tripper like Andrew could find. It’s part game, part photography book, and a whole lot of fun.

In Real Life by Jessica Love
In Real Life” by Margo Rabb

How can your life change when you break the rules every now and then? Hannah Cho is about to find out when she impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick Cooper and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
Kissing in America” by Margo Rabb

When she falls for a boy who moves to California without any warning, sixteen-year-old Eva and her best friend, Annie, set off on a road trip to the West Coast to see him again, confronting the complex truth about love along the way. Also available in eBook and eAudiobook.

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Let’s Get Lost” by Adi Alsaid

During her cross-country adventures following the tragic death of her family, Leila touches the lives of four strangers — Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia. While forever changing the lives of these four, Leila also discovers an important truth about herself. Also available in Audio, eBook and eAudiobook.

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
Meant to Be” by Lauren Morrill

During an educational trip to London, away from her friends and the boy she thinks she is fated to love, Massachusetts’s high school junior Julia Lichtenstein is paired with her nemesis, Jason, and begins seeing many things differently. Also available in eBook.

Never Say Die by Anthony Horowitz - Alex Rider series
Never Say Die” by Anthony Horowitz

Fifteen-year-old MI6 agent Alex Rider travels around the world on a dangerous mission to destroy the deadly terrorist organization, Scorpia, once and for all.

Summer of Broken Things by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Summer of Broken Things” by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Fourteen-year-old Avery Armisted and sixteen-year-old Kayla Butts, once good friends, begrudgingly travel to Spain together for a summer vacation where they uncover a secret their families kept hidden from them their entire lives.

The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt
The 12 Dares of Christa” by Marissa Burt

Thirteen-year-old Christa’s plans for her favorite holiday are derailed when her parents announce their divorce and Christa spends Christmas in Europe with her mom. Even though her dad remains in Chicago, he sends Christa on a scavenger hunt made up of dares that send her all over Florence, Paris, and London.

The Watsons go to Birmingham-- 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis

The ordinary interactions and everyday routines of the Watsons, an African American family living in Flint, Michigan, are drastically changed after they go to visit Grandma in Alabama in the summer of 1963. Also available in Audiobook, eBook, eAudiobook and DVD.


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