#MGCarousel – 20 Middle Grade Books About Travel

20 Middle Grade Books about Travel: Middle Grade books about cross-country adventures, globe-trotting characters, and fantastical quests.
20 Middle Grade books about Travel: Middle Grade books about cross-country adventures, globe-trotting characters, and fantastical quests.

Our #MGCarousel reading challenge this month is all about TRAVEL. If you’re looking for more wandering reads to add to your pack, CJ and Elza have gathered 20 Middle Grade books that feature road trips, family reunions, global adventures, and epic quests.

1
Book Cover: Around the World in 100 Days by Gary Blackwood

Around the World in 100 Days

Gary Blackwood


2
No Passengers Beyond this Point by Gennifer Choldenko

No Passengers Beyond This Point

Gennifer Choldenko


3
The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise

Dan Gemeinhart


4

Olive’s Ocean

Kevin Henkes


5
Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly

Song for a Whale

Lynne Kelly


6
City Spies by James Ponti

City Spies

James Ponti


7
A World Below by Wesley King

A World Below

Wesley King


8
Hope Springs by Jaime Berry

Hope Springs

Jaime Berry


9
Emily Out of Focus by Miriam Spitzer Franklin

Emily Out of Focus

Miriam Spitzer Franklin


10
The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis

The Map to Everywhere

Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis


11

One Crazy Summer

Rita Williams-Garcia


12
The Courage Test by James Preller

The Courage Test

James Preller


13
How Tia Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez

How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay

Julia Alvarez


14
Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget

Wonder at the Edge of the World

Nicole Helget


15
Julia and the Art of Practical Travel by Lesley M. M. Blume

Julia and the Art of Practical Travel

Lesley M. M. Blume


16
The Bigfoot Files by Lindsay Eagar

The Bigfoot Files

Lindsay Eagar


17
The Last Grand Adventure by Rebecca Behrens

The Last Grand Adventure

Rebecca Behrens


18
See You in the Cosmos by Jack Cheng

See You in the Cosmos

Jack Cheng


19
The Quilt Walk by Sandra Dallas

The Quilt Walk

Sandra Dallas


20
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

Walk Two Moons

Sharon Creech



Add to the List!

Recommend your favorite travel-related Middle Grade reads in the comments, or add them to our list on Goodreads!

Check out our #MGCarousel Challenges page for more info.

Author: Middle Grade Carousel

A mother-daughter duo dedicated to all things Middle Grade, CJ & Elza run a series of monthly reading challenges. You can also find them on Twitter: @kindeladies, or Instagram: @mgcarousel.

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