#CybilsAwards Back List Booklist: Road Trips!

It’s summertime, and summer vacation usually means traveling. Road trips, trips to relatives, visiting family and friends and places. This summer travel will probably involve long airline delays and canceled flights (though it seems everyone I know is spending the summer in Europe…). My preferred way to travel is the road trip; it’s just a lot more laid-back than flying, and event though you can’t go quite as far, you can actually see the country as you go. So, if you’re one of the people who are playing it safe and not traveling this summer, here are some great middle-grade road trip books to help you feel like you are!

The Great Peach Experiment 1: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie
by Erin Soderberg Downing

2021 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

The Fabulous Zed Watson!
by Basil Sylvester and Kevin Sylvester

2021 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

Clean Getaway
by Nic Stone
Crown Books for Young Readers

2020 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
by Dan Gemeinhart
Henry Holt & Co.

2019 Middle Grade Fiction Finalist

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle
by Christina Uss
Margaret Ferguson Books

2018 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

Louisiana’s Way Home
by Kate DiCamillo
Candlewick Press

2018 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

See You in the Cosmos
by Jack Cheng
Dial Books

2017 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

Far from Fair
by Elana K. Arnold
HMH Books for Young Readers

2016 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave
by Jennifer White
Farrar, Straus & Giroux

2015 Middle Grade Fiction Nominee

by Raina Telgemeier

2014 Elementary/Middle Grade Graphic Novels Nominee

by Ingrid Law
Dial Books

2008 Elementary/Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Finalist