Summer is here! It’s time for your kids to trade out their backpacks and pencils for bathing suits and rubber tubes. RVing provides an amazing opportunity for kids to explore and learn about new places, but did you know that over summer break some kids lose up to 22% of what they learned at school the previous year? It’s called ‘summer slide’ and the best way to prevent it is to get your kids reading over summer break.
Check out these RV-themed books to ensure the only summer slide they experience are ones that end with a splash.
1. The Big Blue Thing on the Hill by Yuval Zommer
Local wildlife is confused when the big blue camper parks on their land so they try everything they can to scare it away. Best for preschoolers, this picture book has adorable illustrations and a cute story that we can all relate too. Pesky bugs!
2. A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris van Dusen
Also for preschoolers, this rhyming book tells the story of Mr. Magee who thought he would enjoy a relaxing camping trip with his dog, Dee. But when he finds himself in trouble he has to think quick to save the day.
3. Can You Say Catastrophe?
Thirteen year old April Sinclair can’t wait to head for summer camp and get away from her annoying sisters. But her parents have a different plan for summer, a family RV trip! At 129-pages, this young adult novel is perfect for tweens.
4. The Genius Files by Dan Gutman
Brilliant brother and sister duo, Pepsi and Coke, are on a cross-country road trip with their family. When they get recruited for a super secret spy mission, they have to follow the clues to solve mysteries along the way.
Light packing travel tip: If you have a tablet, check with your local library about their e-book offerings. Many will let you “check out” e-books for free and the best part, no late fees! The books will just disappear from the tablet at the end of the loan period.