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Amelia Hits The Road (Amelia's Notebooks #3)

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  749 ratings  ·  31 reviews
Amelia's notebooks entertain readers with great stories about the ups and downs of growing up, told from the perspective of an inquisitive, insightful 10-year-old girl. What's more, her witty words and whimsical doodles encourage girls to express their creativity by drawing and writing about their own lives.Amelia and her family head off on a wild ride through the Wild Wes ...more
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Published January 1st 1999 by American Girl Publishing Inc (first published 1997)
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Rachel Kopel
I really love the Amelia books. Written in the style of a maybe sixth grader, Amelia and her mom and her awful sister Cleo set out on a car trip. In her faux-composition book, Marissa Moss captures their adventures in the sort of brilliant illustrated travel journal I keep striving for. We have just arrived at the Grand Canyon.

I finished this one the other night, such a nice pre-bedtime story. We have been to Death Valley, which I too have visited, Manzanar (a nice way to let kids know that yes,
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Patricia Stephens
I used to read Amelia's stories when I was younger and I always loved them, and that still hasn't changed. They are entertaining and very detailed even though the the story and language is simple and informal. This one was about Amelia's trip to visit her best friend from her old town and all of the places that she stopped to see on the way. Amelia struggles with change, and wonders if her best friend has outgrown their friendship since she no longer sees her all the time. "Writing letters and t ...more
Savannah
I picked this book up from a school book fair when I was around the 3rd or 4th grade... 1998-ish? I loved it then. And I still have it stowed away in a box, where I frequently take trips down memory lane. As a young girl who loved writing in my diary and drawing my thoughts onto paper... this set of books was perfect. Amelia is the perfect companion for a young girl who loves to read, write, and draw; And she will be inspired for years to come.
Fatou.diop
(This book doesn't have page numbers so I have to guess the page number or assume the page number.)1) I like this book because this girl(Amelia)has a journal and writ things down about her vacation.For example on pages 1 and 2, she starts writing down everything that they packed for the trip to the Grand Canyon.I like this because she can look back at the notebook and if she goes back for another trip to the Grand Canyon, she will know what to bring.Another example is on 128 where she goes to vi ...more
Agnes Budianto
I read this for about 30 minutes and this book is sometimes hilariously funny, but still this book is great for readers who like short stories.
Tasia
I remember reading this series when I was around... 8 years old? Maybe younger? I absolutely loved the layout and pictures, and the voice that Amelia has. It inspired me to buy my own notebook and start jotting things down, even drawing little pictures in the sides. The thought had never occurred to me: that you could not only write in your own book, but design it to whatever you needed it to be. Even with my creative childhood, school hadn't allowed me to be that creative in my own notebooks. R ...more
Mymy Dee
This book is so funny and interesting! I can't wait to read the next book!
Leiah
Not as good as the first two, but still cute.
Amanda
Jun 08, 2008 Amanda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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I bought this at a half-price book sale because it looks so cool- like a travel/trip journal. I'll definitely read it before I eventually give it as a gift. I'm thinking a little girl who's heading on a trip would enjoy it. If I remember right, the trip Amelia takes is to the Grand Canyon from somewhere in California... (there's a map in the front cover)
Kamryn
Amelia is on the road trip with her family. Her sister, Cleo, is a slob, she's tired of her parents,could anything else go wrong??? Marissa Moss displays a wonderful tale of an ordinary 10 year old girl on the road with her family who, like any other person, is sick of family time.
Kristy
Amelia was one of the most important characters I connected to in my middle-grade years. I love that she has an artistic spirit, and a desire to reflect on what's most important to her. As a librarian, I love sharing her with a new generation of girls who dream.
Christiana Sherrill
Amelia, her mom, and her sister Cleo go on a road trip to visit Amelia's friend Nadia. They visit the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and "The Mysterious Place." Spoiler: it's not all that mysterious.
Andd Becker
Ten-year-old Amelia creates illustrated journal entries about a trip to the Grand Canyon, Death Valley, and Yosemite.
The book will inspire girls to write a journal.
Christina
Dec 10, 2011 Christina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of American Girl books
Shelves: juvenile
Cute and entertaining journal of Amelia as she travels to visit her friend. The doodles are fun, the perspective is believable, and the characters are relatable.
Mahin
macko isn't cute -_- and it was pretty good, they went to the grand canyon and amelia hated it there untill she found macko, a shop, things like that. iT was cute.
Siera
These books are always fascinating to read, without much of a pay off in the end. Good for little kids becuase they look so interesting.
Andria
Amelia documents her travels all around the US. She talked about how annoying her sister is and how cool some of the attractions are.
B.B.
I remember loving this because it had pictures, (jelly-role nose) but as a book with plot, what was the point?
Evelyn Lewicki
This book was great. It really is funny and entertaining to see how Cleo and Amelia get along in the car.
Magaly A.
This book is about a girl who's name is Amelia. I want to recomend this book to
Nancy
This one was really good, but I think the first one will always be my favorite!
Jen
I love the layout of this book!!! Love this book forever and always!!!
Nicole
This was a good book but not as good as diary of a wimpy kid.
Veronica Mary
ahm...i haven't read it yet..wait i'll start reading!
Milana
The places that this book takes you are amazing!!
Tessa Miller
I love Amelia books they are awesome.
Theresa
a short diary resource
Sean MacKenzie
I love Amelia!!!!!
Katie
hmm..pretty good!!
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Who is Marissa Moss anyway?

I’ve been making children’s books for a looooong time. I sent my first picture book to publishers when I was nine, but it wasn’t very good and they didn’t publish it. I didn’t try again until I was a grown-up and then it took five years of sending out stories, getting them rejected, revising them and sending them back over and over until I got my first book. Now I’ve pub
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Other Books in the Series

Amelia's Notebooks (1 - 10 of 31 books)
  • Amelia's Notebook (Amelia's Notebooks, #1)
  • Amelia Writes Again (Amelia's Notebooks, #2)
  • Amelia Takes Command (Amelia's Notebooks, #4)
  • Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide (Amelia's Notebooks, #5)
  • Luv, Amelia Luv, Nadia (Amelia's Notebooks, #6)
  • The All-New Amelia (Amelia's Notebooks, #7)
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  • Amelia's Family Ties (Amelia's Notebooks, #9)
  • Madame Amelia Tells All (Amelia's Notebooks, #10)
  • Oh Boy, Amelia! (Amelia's Notebooks, #11)
Amelia's Notebook (Amelia's Notebooks, #1) Amelia Writes Again (Amelia's Notebooks, #2) Amelia's 6th-Grade Notebook (Amelia's Notebooks, #15) The All-New Amelia (Amelia's Notebooks, #7) Amelia's Boredom Survival Guide (Amelia's Notebooks, #5)

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