Vacation Time: Perfect Books for a Family Road Trip


We hit the road for adventure to cover seven states and over 600 miles in one trip as we made our way down from Eureka, MT to Las Vegas, NV.  Last year when we made this trip but on a different route I can't tell you how many times I heard “I'm bored”.  Those two words are enough to drive a Mom crazy!  So this time I decided to do things a little differently and have options for those times they decide to say those dreaded words.

The best way I know to keep kids busy and sneak in a little education is with books.

ThriftBooks packaging

I grabbed my computer and went to  because their bargain section is unbeatable!  Any title marked DEAL can be purchased for:

  • 2 books for $7.00
  • 3 books for $10.00
  • 4 books for $12.00
  • each additional is $3.00

Vacation Time: Perfect Books for a Family Road Trip

I loaded up on some great deals including Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew, Where's Waldo and Wild (for myself of course!).  One of the neat features about is they let you pick the quality of books you're getting, so for a book you know is going to see a little more love than the rest pick one that isn't like new, it will save you some money but is still in good enough condition to read.  That's what I did for the three books we added to our Where's Waldo Collection.

Where's Waldo Collection

The Where's Waldo books are a guaranteed boredom buster with Cheyenne and Dustin, they can spend hours flipping through the pages and finding him and the clues he leaves behind.  As for me I love unwinding at night and losing myself in a book, there is no better feeling.

Nancy Drew and the clue crew

I don't know if any of you have tweens but Cheyenne is at that age where everything is so boring or she can't do it because it isn't cool.  That's why I picked the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew books for her, that way she can grab a book find a nook (or hide under the blanket in the car) and read until her heart is content.  She went through one book in almost a day she said she loves helping solve the mystery along with Nancy Drew!

I would say that is a big win for any Mom, especially if you want to save a few dollars! you can create a wishlist so if any out-of-print book becomes available you can an instant email!  You also receive FREE shipping on any order of $10US or more and they ship the books crazy fast – within 24 hours of receiving your order!  That's not all I fell in love with the Reading Rewards, it is their loyalty program that has no annual fee and rewards you with a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend on books.  Reading just got a whole lot better!

Next time you're planning a road trip or are sick of hearing the dreaded “I'm bored” check out they have something for everyone!

What's on your reading list?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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