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Dead in the Water

by Robin Stevenson
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: water sports, survival stories, travel

Despite his father's opposition, Simon "Spacey" Drake is determined to become a long-distance sailor, so he signs up for a week-long live-aboard sailing course. The trip gets off to a rough start, but the real trouble begins when Simon and Olivia, another student, get curious about a nearby cabin cruiser in an anchorage. They investigate and stumbl …



by Marthe Jocelyn
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 2 to 5
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: travel, insects, spiders, etc., seasons

School is over! Hurry, pack up all your summer clothes (don’t forget your bathing suit!), load everything into the car, and find a spot in the backseat. Summer is about to begin.

The siblings in Marthe Jocelyn’s new picture book can’t wait to get to the cottage. The smell of pine needles, the first swim off the dock, playing summer games, and …


My Family Vacation

by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: siblings, travel, new experience

This warm, nostalgic tale and the author’s brilliantly colored paintings evoke a real sense of time and place and family fun that children and parents alike will find irresistible.

May and her parents and her older brother Richie are off to Florida – May’s first vacation far from home. After a long hot drive, full of fights with Richie, they r …


The Way to Schenectady

by Richard Scrimger, illustrated by Linda Hendry
edition: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous stories, multigenerational, travel

Twelve-year-old Jane Peeler is about to embark on a summer ritual: the family car trip. Along with her two younger brothers, Bill and Bernie, Jane will endure traffic jams, singalongs, and fights over who gets the window on a two-day car trip to New England. With help from her Walkman, it may not be too bad, even if her chain-smoking, grumpy grandm …