LaRue Across America

Scholastic Press's newest title in Mark Teague's Ike LaRue series, LaRue Across America: Postcards from the Vacation, follows terrier Ike LaRue and his owner on a road trip across America. Ike's highly-anticipated trip quickly turns into a much different vacation than he had planned when their neighbor falls ill and Mrs. LaRue offers to bring the neighbor's cats along for the ride! Kids will love Ike's postcards from all over the United States, and parents will love the adorable dog that's not only entertaining but also educational as he introduces US geography with quirky descriptions and interesting pictures. I think this book would be a great fit for kids around age 5 through 10.