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When In Rome

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Whether you're headed for the beach or a national landmark, let your first stop be your local library, where you and your kids can check out books related to your itinerary.
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For a shore vacation, you might recommend Harry By the Sea or The Maggie B. to a young child. An older reader might enjoy Island of the Blue Dolphins, Call It Courage, or Paddle to the Sea. Or bring a collection of John Masefield's Sea Poems and take turns reading aloud to the rhythm of the waves.

Historical novels are fitting for a tour of a landmark city. Are you planning a weekend in Boston or Williamsburg? Johnny Tremain or Tolivers Secret offer colorful accounts of the Revolutionary War period. A biography of Lincoln can accompany you to Gettysburg.

When In Rome