5 books to entertain the kids in the backseat

If you're going over the river and through the woods for a holiday trip to relatives, long drives (or plane trips) can make kids a little squirmy once the novelty of that new toy has worn off. Here are five books that are sure to keep them turning pages until you get there. (Just make sure to check out the age ranges listed so you're getting a book that's age-appropriate.)

1. 'The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories,' by Dr. Seuss

72 pages

If your copies of "The Cat in the Hat" and "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish" are getting dog-eared but your child still wants more Seuss, this new collection of stories by the master – originally published in magazines in the 1950s – was released this fall, and the quirky characters featured are sure to keep your young reader busy. Check out the twins Tadd and Todd, a boy who dreams of being The Great Henry McBride, and Gustav the Goldfish, a pet who grows too quickly. Age range: 6 to 9 years old.

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