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

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  862 Ratings  ·  35 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
Published January 1st 1999 by American Girl Publishing Inc (first published 1997)
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Rachel Kopel
Jun 20, 2008 Rachel Kopel rated it really liked it
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,
Jul 11, 2012 Savannah rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 18, 2012 Fatou.diop rated it it was amazing
(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
Patricia Stephens
Sep 26, 2014 Patricia Stephens rated it really liked it
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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
Annika M.
May 13, 2015 Annika M. rated it liked it
This book Amelia Hits The Road was a very interesting book. It was interesting to me because Amelia got to see her best friend and I have not seen my best friend in a while so I had a text to self connection. Some of the strengths of this book is that she was not the only character that the book was centered around there were other people in the book that she acknowledged. Some of the weaknesses is that it felt like in the book she was going from one place to the other and didn't really explain ...more
Jul 05, 2013 Tasia rated it really liked it
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
May 11, 2015 Ma.cox rated it really liked it
Once again, Marissa Moss is a wonderful writer. In my review for "The All New Amelia" I said I would continue to read the series, and I am. I rate this book a 4 out of 5 because their are many details and I enjoy knowing EVERYTHING! I didn't give this book it's last star because, I wish the book would be a little more organized. In a book there shouldn't be words everywhere filling up the whole page, even the margarine's. Otherwise, this book is a pretty good book, I do recommend this book or se ...more
Jun 08, 2008 Amanda marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid-s-books
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)
Katy Jane
Jul 15, 2016 Katy Jane rated it it was amazing
1. I read these books when I was a kid and was obsessed with them.
2. Loved the road trip! I took a similar one when I was a kid.
3. I'm an English teacher and I have my kids draw and write in a notebook.
4. Perfect for elementary ages kids and reluctant readers.
Jun 29, 2016 Kristy rated it it was amazing
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.
Abbie Arensdorf
Sep 19, 2015 Abbie Arensdorf rated it it was ok
Shelves: edrd-314
Do not like this book because it has a lot of words all over the pages, it takes a lot of time to get through it and is not a good book to read in the classroom. This would be for a child that is reading on his or her own.
Dec 20, 2015 Hope rated it really liked it
The Amelia Notebooks were my favorite books as a kid and now that I'm an adult, they're really cute and adorable and I still love them.
Jan 31, 2010 Mahin rated it really liked it
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.
Agnes Budianto
Jun 26, 2015 Agnes Budianto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pinjeman
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.
Jun 14, 2012 Siera rated it it was ok
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.
Dec 10, 2011 Christina rated it really liked it
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.
Evelyn Lewicki
Oct 07, 2013 Evelyn Lewicki rated it it was amazing
This book was great. It really is funny and entertaining to see how Cleo and Amelia get along in the car.
Jul 21, 2015 Emily added it
I read this book over and over when I was 8-10. It made me laugh so hard. I would read it when I was sick and it made me feel better.
Oct 17, 2012 B.B. rated it liked it
I remember loving this because it had pictures, (jelly-role nose) but as a book with plot, what was the point?
Andd Becker
Oct 17, 2012 Andd Becker rated it really liked it
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.
Dec 12, 2011 Andria rated it it was amazing
Amelia documents her travels all around the US. She talked about how annoying her sister is and how cool some of the attractions are.
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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)
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