Monday, August 18, 2014

Vacation Books


Typically, before we go on vacation I find a book about our place of travel for the children to read. Before our trip to Washington I took it a step further and found something to read for myself!  Broken for You by Stephanie Kallos takes place in Seattle, Washington.  It was such a great book and I highly recommend it!  I couldn't find a book for children specific to the National Parks in Washington nor Seattle, but Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer Holmes at least takes place in the state of Washington.

I think reading fiction about your destination helps to get a sense of place about where it is you are visiting and it's super fun to recognize things that have been mentioned in the book.  I think I'm going to make it a practice to always find a book for me about our vacation destination and continue to do so for the children.  In order to find the books, I did a google search and I thought I'd share some of the resources I found...

For children:
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/27699.Children_s_Books_by_State_ages_9_12_
http://www.carolhurst.com/subjects/states.html
http://wrappedinfoil.com/
http://www.epicreads.com/blog/the-united-states-of-ya/


For adults:
http://www.businessinsider.com/most-famous-book-set-in-every-state-2013-10
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/50-50-a-book-for-every-state

2 comments:

  1. That is very clever! I bet it makes the trip much more enriching!

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  2. You are my favorite book recommend er! Period!!

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