Pre-Trip Reading List for Families
Stoke your family’s excitement with books like these that prepare them for the adventure to come.
Sharing the thrills of travel with your children or grandchildren will help you see the planet with fresh eyes. Reading-up on a locale beforehand can fuel the adventure fire and give kids an appreciation of the destination and it’s people before they even arrive.
By Ellen Wittlinger
Cat, visiting the Galápagos Islands with her parents, and Noah, exploring with this older half-brother, develop a friendship as they work to solve a mystery involving four endangered, orphaned tortoises. Part adventure, part mystery, part coming-of-age romance, the story will entice preteens.
MY FAMOUS EVENING: NOVA SCOTIA SOJOURNS, DIARIES AND PREOCCUPATIONS
By Howard Norman
The author returned to Nova Scotia over a period of 30 years to interview local legends and research the folklore of the area. This book is a portrait of this enchanting place and its people.
NORY RYAN’S SONG
By Patricia Riley Giff
A historical novel set in western Ireland in 1845 and narrated by 12-year-old Nory Ryan, whose family faces starvation as a consequence of the potato blight. This book is a fine introduction to the potato famine, English-Irish tensions and the Irish migration to America.