Route 66 Books to plan & inspire your road trip

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If you’re planning a Route 66 road trip and are looking for a guidebook to help determine your must-see stops, books to entertain your kids, books that will inspire and inform, or books that will entertain you, check out these must-read Route 66 Books.

Route 66 Books to plan & inspire your road trip

Route 66 Guidebooks

Moon Route 66 Road Trip

The ultimate guidebook for planning your Route 66 road trip. Includes detailed information on roadside attractions, hotels, restaurants, and more. Includes detailed itinerary suggestions, driving directions, and expert perspectives.

Roadtrippers Route 66: Chicago to Santa Monica (Great American Road Trips)

Roadtrippers.com is the premiere website and app for planning your road trip route. Their Route 66 guidebook offers an in depth look at all the stops along the route and can be paired with an app for easy plotting.

The Best Hits on Route 66: 100 Essential Stops on the Mother Road

An illustrated list of 100 of the best stops on Route 66. Also check out the specialized itineraries for gear heads, music lovers, families, supernatural lovers, and more.

Route 66: EZ66 GUIDE For Travelers

While Route 66 is still one of the most popular road trip routes in America, it hasn’t actually existed since the 1980s. But, while the official route was decommissioned, much of the road still exists and is still drivable today. This easy to follow guide helps drivers find the road with comprehensive maps and directions.

Route 66: The Mother Road 75th Anniversary Edition

Lear more about the  secret corners and hidden towns of this famous road. Michael Wallis visits the places and people that make Route 66 famous in this love letter and memoir.

A Guide Book to Highway 66

While this book might not offer much help in planning a modern Route 66 road trip, it will offer a peek into the past. This travel guidebook is an exact facsimile of the first Route 66 guidebook published in 1946.

Route 66 Fiction Books & Literature

The Grapes of Wrath

by John John Steinbeck

The Grapes of Wrath is a Pulitzer Prize winning novel that tells story of an Oklahoman family who journeys to California in search of a new start amidst the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. The story largely takes place on Route 66 and it is here where John Steinbeck coined the now famous moniker “The Mother Road.”

The American Dream?: A Journey on Route 66 Discovering Dinosaur Statues, Muffler Men, and the Perfect Breakfast Burrito

by Shing Yin Khor

Shing’s graphic novel about Route 66 follows her solo (+ dog) journey on the Mother Road. It explores the American landscape, the iconic sites on the road, and the tensions of an immigrant’s road trip experience.

Route 66 Children’s Books

Annie Mouse’s Route 66 Family Vacation

Join the Mouse family on their first family vacation as the travel westward from Illinois to California.

ABC, What Do You See? Rolling Along Route 66

An alphabetic journey on Route 66. From ART in canyons to ZIGZAGGING time zones, this educational children’s book is a fun companion to a road trip.

Route 66 Journals & Activity Books

Route 66 Journal

Get your kicks with this Route 66 journal. Use this Route 66 travel journal as a planner to plan your Mother Road road trip or as a diary or logbook to record your thoughts, itineraries, and locations on the road. With 120 lined pages, this notebook is the perfect medium to record your bucket list trip across America.

Route 66 Coloring Book

This 24-page coloring book is filled with with fun activities like word searches, connect the dots, mazes, secret codes, trivia, and more.

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VAL BROMANN

Founder & Head Road Tripper

Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited hundreds roadside attractions across the United States and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!