TD Summer Reading Club on the Road

July 9, 2017 | Yvonne

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Will you be taking a road trip this summer? Canada’s 150th birthday might just be the perfect time to take a road trip anywhere in Canada. In celebration of Canada’s 150th, Parks Canada is inviting everyone to explore their Parks Canada locations for free. That is over 200 places from coast to coast to choose from!

The TD Summer Reading Club goes great with road trips; kids can read anywhere, read anytime and read anything. So, take the TD Summer Reading Club on the road with you! Register at your local library to get the official club notebook and stickers. It’s a great way to keep kids engaged in reading, even on the road.

With so many available choices, consider the Best 150 Canadian Books for Children or the Top Recommended Reads as a starting point. 

When you’re on the open road, heading to your next destination, audiobooks can be a great way to continue the story while helping to pass the time. The following are some of the recommended books available in audio format: 

1. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Night gardener

A spooky story about a brother and sister who find themselves faced with a mysterious stranger and the secrets of a cursed manor.

2. Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis

Elijah of Buxton

Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada. When a stranger steals his friend’s money, money that was supposed to buy his friend’s family’s freedom, Elijah sets off on a dangerous coming-of-age journey.

3. The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis 

Madman of piney woods

The tale of two boys whose fates become intertwined when they encounter the Madman of Piney Woods.

4. Hana’s Suitcase by Karen Levine

Hana's suitcase

Hana’s Suitcase is the tragic, true story of Hana Brady, a Jewish girl who lived during the invasion of the Nazis during World War II.

Audiobooks are just another method for you to enjoy a story. There are benefits to listening to audiobooks, such as improving listening and comprehension skills as well as learning new vocabulary. Choices for audiobooks are plenty, try browsing Overdrive for something you can listen to right now!

What kind of travel, reading (and listening) memories will you make this summer?