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As of June 1, 2011, our family of four lives and works mobiley. As you would imagine, that means we rely a lot on the Internet for information. However, we still keep a small supply of real paper books on hand to help us plan our trip, learn about the places we visit, and maneuver the kids through their first virtual school year. Many of these books come from one of our trip sponsors, a publisher with three print lines that offer a wide variety of information and entertainment. We are grateful for both the financial support of our trip and the knowledge their books have offered us on our journey.

Learn more about the companies and books that we’ve taken on the road with us!

Silver Dolphin Books are designed to enlighten and entertain children of all ages. With amazing novelties and interactive elements such as pop-ups, sound, and more, Silver Dolphin Books give kids the tools to learn—while having fun. Our kids are big fans of books like this:

Thunder Bay Press brings information to life with highly visual reference books. Covering categories such as history, travel, pets, and reference with heavily illustrated books, Thunder Bay offers readers knowledge in ways they haven’t seen before. Their best-selling Then & Now series features over 50 different cities, highlighting historical images side-by-side with modern images from the same location. They are a glimpse into how our towns have changed and how the landscapes have shifted.

Portable Press is the home of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader, the longest running and most popular trivia series of its kind. Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers have engrossed and informed fans for over 20 years, and with more than 10 million books in print the phenomenon is going strong. Uncle John’s features a regional line called “Plunges into…” with titles covering Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Canada, and National Parks. These titles are an entertaining way to learn about these regions and great for road trips.

Click here to read more about which books have specifically helped us on our trip.


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