While a winter getaway sounds great, most kids aren't the ones in charge of making travel plans. So while the grown-ups debate the merits of various tropical destinations, why not curl up with a good book. You can revisit favorite fictional vacation spots, take a (free!) trip around the world, explore the ocean or jet off to outer space. Enjoy the ride.
The Yellow Balloon
Beautiful illustrations track the path of a yellow balloon as it floats around the world.
A Couple of Boys have the Best Week Ever
Friends James and Eamon enjoy a wonderful week at the home of Eamon's grandparents during summer vacation.
Underpants on My Head
When Cleo and her family go on vacation, they experience a freak August snow storm while hiking on Mt. Baldy.
Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express
Stink Moody, friends Webster and Sophie, and Mrs. Birdwistle visit tourist attractions in Virginia as they try to give away 101 guinea pigs rescued from a laboratory, although Stink is very reluctant to give away his favorite, Astro.
The Red Book
This book is about a book. A magical red book without any words. When you turn the pages you'll experience a new kind of adventure through the power of story. In illustrations of rare detail and surprise, The Red Book crosses oceans and continents to deliver one girl into a new world of possibility, where a friend she's never met is waiting. And as with the best of books, at the conclusion of the story, the journey is not over.
Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha!
Excitable Junie B. Jones manages to find trouble both before and during a trip to Hawaii and records each incident in a photo journal given to her by her teacher.
Sienna's Scrapbook: Our African American Heritage Trip
A young girl's parents take her and her brother on a summer trip to visit the sites of African American history.
The Mount Rushmore Calamity
Hoping to escape the attention brought on by the accident that flattened Stanley, the Lambchop family drives to South Dakota, where they become involved in a wild west adventure at Mount Rushmore.
Pictures from our Vacation
Given a camera that takes and prints tiny pictures just before leaving for the family farm in Canada, a young girl records a vacation that gets off to a slow start, but winds up being a family reunion filled with good memories.
Sheep Blast Off!
Upon finding a spaceship, sheep climb aboard and bumble around until they blast off into orbit.
A beach vacation turns into a mysterious adventure when a young boy finds a camera in the sand and prints the pictures from it.