Reading through a road trip

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My boys have discovered Harry Potter and Percy Jackson, and as a result they're reading a lot more, not just because their teachers ask them to read 20 minutes day, but because they want to find out what happens and they've discovered the pleasure of immersing oneself into a good book.  And just in time, too!  Last week we drove to LA for the weekend.  It was a seven-hour drive each way, and miracle of miracles, my kids did not watch a single DVD the entire way!  They played with some apps on their phone and goofed around with their stuffed animals for a few hours, but for the most part they sat quietly in their seats and read books.

So what books did they read during the drive?  The Pea is a very fast reader, so she brought quite a few books:

Ender's Game
Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City
The Giver
The Fault in Our Stars

I'm not quite sure how many she finished on our trip -- she had brought along her new Monster High doll and spent quite a few hours playing -- but it was at least two or three.

3Po spent the journey glued to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  He has been reading the Harry Potter series at every spare moment ever since we got back from our Universal Studios Orlando vacation in late August.  Visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has had consequences that I could never have imagined!  If visiting theme parks gets my boys reading more books, I guess we'll just have to do it more often :)

Jammy took a different approach: he packed several shorter books and skimmed through them. Three of the books below have origami activities, so after reading each book he gave his eyes a bit of a rest and folded some origami.  Judging from his reading list, he was really looking forward to riding Star Tours, participating in the Jedi Academy Training, and finally getting to build his own lightsaber at Disneyland!

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Darth Paper Strikes Back
The Secret of the Fortune Wookie
Star Wars Jedi Academy

What books do your kids like to read on road trips?

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