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In Which We Set Out to Prove Wonder Really is Everywhere

In Which We Set Out to Prove Wonder Really is Everywhere

For the pre-K-1st graders we meet on the Tour, we’ll be giving away a copy of Everywhere, Wonder, our picture about the importance of noticing and appreciating the beautiful and interesting things to be found wherever we go. The point of our school presentation for...

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In Which Generosity and Books Make a Powerful Team

In Which Generosity and Books Make a Powerful Team

These boxes contain 222 hardcover copies of Ben Yokoyama and the Cookie of Doom. They will be donated to the 2nd-5th graders of HH Garnet Elementary School this coming Friday when Robbi and I visit the school to talk about our books and how we work together to make...

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The Books We’ll Be Giving Away

The Books We’ll Be Giving Away

In case you’ve been wondering about the books we’ll give away on the tour: The pre-K-1st graders will be getting Everywhere, Wonder, our picture book about observation and storytelling. As the book begins, a boy imagines the world’s grand and distant wonders (the...

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The Busload of Books Tour is a year-long project to promote literacy and raise awareness of the challenges facing our nation’s public schools.

Author/illustrator duo Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr (that’s us) and our four kids will spend the 2022-2023 school year traveling the country in a school bus/tiny home, visiting Title I schools in all 50 states (plus DC), and giving away 25,000 hardcover books to students and teachers from underserved communities.

As we travel, we will be blogging, vlogging and posting frequently to social media. All of our content will be appropriate for bringing families and students along on our ultimate road trip.

The latest on Instagram:

The Daily Minute: 4.14.24
In which we wish you a belated Free Nacho Cheese Day and introduce you to a nascent forest.
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The Daily Minute: 4.13.14
In which we are Welcomed Home to Annapolis and are tempted by colorful spatulas.
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The Daily Minute: 4.12.24
In which the thriving Metropolis of Middletown, Delaware has Taylor buckets to spare.
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The Daily Minute: 4.11.24
In which the turtles of Lawrence Wetlands Preserve may or may not be anamatronic.
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Whoever you are, take your seat on the bus!

Our adventure is your adventure. Our country is your country, too. Follow along with us!