When traveling for spring break, busy is king. Lucky for you we have a fantastic selection of small games, activities, and books that will keep your young ones occupied in the car, plane, or lounging by the pool. Here are some of our top picks that are (mostly) $10 or less:
NEW BOOK RELEASES
The Wild Robot Escapes, by Peter Brown ($16.99)
Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?
Fairy Tale Reform School #4: Switched, by Jen Canolita ($15.99)
Gilly and her friends must prepare for a giant invasion after Jack plants magic beans, earning him a spot in Fairy Tale Reform School and reminding Gilly how good it feels to be bad.
President of the Whole Sixth Grade: Girl Code, by Sherri Winston ($16.99)
When budding middle school journalist Brianna Justice learns that Yavonka Steele, rising star of the nightly news broadcast, is looking to mentor a student as part of a program at her school, she's thrilled! But when she's asked to interview students from a girls' coding program at Price Academy, an inner-city middle school, this suburban girl has no idea what to expect. Will Brianna learn to ignore stereotypes and embrace the world around her?
Clem Hetherington and the Ironwood Race, by Jen Breach ($14.99)
The start of an exhilarating, high-stakes graphic novel series featuring orphaned Clementine Hetherington and her robot brother, Digory, who want to follow in their famous archaeologist mother's footsteps.
Midnight in the Piazza, by Tiffany Parks ($16.99)
When Beatrice arrives in Rome she explores her new city as much as she can, but it isn't until she hears talk of a strange neighborhood legend that she perks up. A centuries-old unsolved mystery about the beautiful turtle fountain outside her window? Sounds like fun! Before Beatrice has a chance to explore, though, she sees a dark figure emerge from the shadows of the square in the middle of the night--and steal the famous turtle sculptures that give the fountain its name. When no one believes her story, Beatrice knows that it's up to her to solve the crime and restore the turtles to their rightful place.
GAMES ON THE GO
Are We There Yet? ($7.95)
Loaded Questions: On the Go ($9.99)
Harry Potter Character Playing Cards ($8.99)
Travel Bingo ($9.99)
START A JOURNAL
Kids' Travel Journal ($12.99)
Small Notebooks: 2 pack ($3.99)
Metallic Mini-Markers: 4 pack ($7.99)
How to Make Awesome Comics ($8.99)
Rory's Story Cubes ($7.99)
Create a Story Cards ($9.99)
Funny Fill-in ($4.99)
Quick Draw Flip Books ($14.95)
101 Outrageously Fun Things to Do ($19.99)