Utah Woman Starts a Pen Pal-Like Service With Books

If your kids love to read, they will love this fun program. It mixes pen pals and book club, and has quite a backstory.

Courtney Orton shares how Jessica Archibald came up with Travel Through Text.


Jessica Archibald’s 10 Must-Have Books for Your Children’s Library:

Children’s Picture Books:

1. The Book with No Pictures by BJ Novak

2. The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

3. Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

4. Press Here by Herve Tullet

5. Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

Children’s Chapter Books:

6. Harry Potter books by JK Rowling

7. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (or any Roald Dahl!)

8. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

9. The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

10. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Find even more book recommendations from Jessica on her website, www.travelthroughtext.com.

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