BOOKS: Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips Are Better with Books

  • Nicholas on VacationNicholas on Vacation
  • By René Gosciny and Jean-Jacques Sempé
    Phaidon, 2006

    Nicholas, the beloved cheeky French schoolboy, goes to the sea during the summer holidays. There are fishing trips, complicated games of miniature golf and a whole new gang of friends with whom Nicholas can get into trouble.

  • AriolAriol, Just a Donkey Like You and Me
  • By Emmanuel Guibert and Marc Boutavan
    Papercutz, 2013

    Ariol is your everyday tween donkey. He lives in the suburbs with his mom and dad. His best friend is a pig. He’s in love with a beautiful cow in his class. His teacher is a dog. His gym teacher is a huge rooster. In short, Ariol is just like you and me.

  • Daydreams of a Solitary HamsterDaydreams of a Solitary Hamster
  • By Astrid Desbordes and Pauline Martin
    Enchanted Lion Books, 2010

    Slightly self-important but endearing Hamster keeps a diary full of revealing exaggerations. This funny, ironic, and philosophical story contains all sorts of daydreamer delights from a mole who drinks tea and takes up novel writing to a snail who ponders the meaning of life.

  • BalladBallad by Blexbolex
  • Enchanted Lion Books, 2013

    Every night a child walks along a path between her school and house. Every night the story is retold. Each time, the path becomes longer and more complicated, made of strange encounters and little incidents to weave a tale built by the imaginative bridges of the child’s mind.

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