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from CAROUSEL PRESS:

THE FAMILY TRAVEL GUIDES CATALOGUE
Books for the Traveling Family

(The catalogue is in three files: Carousel Press - Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3)

To order any of these books and for further information, contact Carole Terwilliger Meyers, Carousel Press, (510) 527-5849. Email: info@carousel-press.com

U.S. WEST:

CALIFORNIA:

* CALIFORNIA CAMPING. (5th ed.) 700pp; 5x8; maps. Over 1,500 campgrounds are described in this ambitious volume. Written by the Outdoors Editor for the San Francisco Examiner, it includes information on recreation (fishing, hiking, boating) in the area, plus the expected details on facilities.

SAN FRANCISCO/NORTHERN CALIFORNIA:

* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN: SAN FRANCISCO'S NORTH BAY.
* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN: SAN FRANCISCO'S SOUTH BAY.
These books are organized similarly to their companion volume, Best Hikes with Children in Western Washington & the Cascades. North Bay covers Marin north to Gualala. South Bay covers San Francisco, the East Bay, the Peninsula, and south to Santa Cruz.

* THE CABLE CAR AND THE DRAGON. 40pp; 9x8; color illus; hardcover. Written by San Francisco's favorite newspaper columnist, this delightful story takes place one foggy evening when a bored cable car and an equally bored dragon from the Chinese New Year's parade get together for some fun on the city's famous hills. Read it to your child before, during, and after your trip. It's sure to become a beloved memento.

* WEEKEND ADVENTURES FOR CITY-WEARY PEOPLE: OVERNIGHT TRIPS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. (5th ed.) 336pp; 6x9; b&w photos, maps. The vacation riches of northern California outside the San Francisco Bay Area are detailed'including the Gold Rush country, ski resorts, and family camps. This award-winning book covers where to stay, where to eat, and what to do and also provides appropriate information for families'such as the availability of highchairs, booster seats, and cribs. Don't leave home without it!

* SAN FRANCISCO FAMILY FUN. 296pp; 6x9; b&w photos and illus, maps. With the help of this book, parents can easily plan a daytrip or a week-long vacation. In fact, there is enough information included to keep a family busy through an entire childhood! Information about the family-friendliness of lodgings and restaurants is detailed, and all the best attractions are described. In addition to San Francisco, the book covers the East, South, and North Bay areas. Helpful indexes guide you to the best spots for brunch, for the big splurge'even where to go with teens!

* KIDDING AROUND SAN FRANCISCO. 64pp; 7x9; b&w photos and color illus, maps. Written especially for children, this easy-to-read book gives information on the city's history and sightseeing highlights. Child-friendly restaurants, stores of interest to young shoppers, and a calendar of special events are also included. Recommended for ages 8 .

* LAKE TAHOE: A FAMILY GUIDE. This book is organized similarly to its companion volume, Rocky Mountain National Park: A Family Guide.

LOS ANGELES/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:

* DISNEYLAND AND BEYOND. This book is similar to its companion volume, Disney World and Beyond. Information is included on Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, and Sea World, and on daytrips into Orange County, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

* LOS ANGELES WITH KIDS. 276pp; 5x8; maps. This well-organized guide describes in detail family-friendly lodgings (and campgrounds), restaurants, and attractions. Information on planning your family trip to L.A. is also provided, and side trips to Catalina Island, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara are included.

* KIDDING AROUND LOS ANGELES.
* KIDDING AROUND SAN DIEGO.
These book are similar to their companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

* CATALINA ISLAND HANDBOOK. (4th ed.) 249pp. This book is similar to its companion volume, Alaska-Yukon Handbook (see below). The seven other Channel Islands and Channel Islands National Park are also detailed.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST & ALASKA:

* ALASKA-YUKON HANDBOOK. 5x7; b&w photos, illus, maps; color photos. 420pp.
* IDAHO HANDBOOK. 280pp.
* OREGON HANDBOOK. 461pp.
* WASHINGTON HANDBOOK. 433pp.
These thorough guides from Moon Publications are packed with practical information: transportation details for traveling by car, bus, train, ferry, airplane, bicycle, and foot; easy-to-read maps; accommodation and dining tips that won't bust your budget; attractions; information on hiking, fishing, and swimming.

* KIDDING AROUND SEATTLE. This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN WESTERN WASHINGTON & THE CASCADES. 252pp; 5x9; b&w photos, maps. Great hiking is to be had in this area, and with the help of this book you can enjoy it with kids. Over 90 hikes are detailed, ranging from 1-1/2 to 6-1/2 miles round-trip and rated (from a kid's viewpoint) easy to difficult.

* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN WESTERN & CENTRAL OREGON. For description, see above.

* PACIFIC NORTHWEST CAMPING. (3rd ed.) This book covers Oregon and Washington and is similar to its companion volume, California Camping.

* GOING PLACES: FAMILY GETAWAYS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. 176pp; 5x8. Lodging facilities in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia are described in detail. Availability of recreational activities, kitchens, cribs, and babysitting is mentioned, and all welcome families. Among the destinations are coastal cabins, dude ranches, and secluded B&Bs. Information on where to eat and what to do once you arrive is also included.

* OUT AND ABOUT SEATTLE WITH KIDS. 213pp; 5x8; b&w illus & photos. Find out what to do with children in this wonderful city'from where to walk along a beach, to where to pick blueberries, to where to catch trout. Family-friendly restaurants are reviewed, and 'unsolicited advice and hard-learned facts' are included where appropriate.

ROCKIES:

* COLORADO HANDBOOK. 422pp.
* MONTANA HANDBOOK. 393pp.
* UTAH HANDBOOK. 445pp.
* WYOMING HANDBOOK. 495PP.
These books are similar to their companion volume, Alaska-Yukon Handbook (see above).

* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN COLORADO.
* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN UTAH.
These books are organized similarly to their companion volume, Best Hikes with Children in Western Washington & the Cascades.

* ROCKY MOUNTAIN CAMPING. (3rd ed.) This book covers Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana and is similar to its companion volume, California Camping.

* ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK: A FAMILY GUIDE. Similar to its companion volume, Best Hikes with Children in Western Washington & the Cascades, this guide details 50 hikes'plus nature walks and dozens of other activities for children in this popular Colorado park.

* UNIQUE COLORADO. 108pp; 6x9; b&w photos and illus. Subtitled 'A Guide to the State's Quirks, Charisma, and Character,' this book reveals the personalities of the state's cities and villages and gives the details on a variety of festivals. It explores the culture, cuisine, art, and history that give the Centennial State its wide-open, Western appeal, and it includes a section on Kids' Adventures.

SOUTHWEST:

* ARIZONA HANDBOOK. 494pp.
* NEVADA HANDBOOK. 421pp.
* NEW MEXICO HANDBOOK. 329pp.
* TEXAS HANDBOOK. 484pp.
These books are similar to their companion volume, Alaska-Yukon Handbook.

* KIDDING AROUND SANTA FE.
* KIDDING AROUND THE NATIONAL PARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST. 108pp.
These books are similar to their companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco. The book on national parks covers Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah.

* UNIQUE NEW MEXICO. This book is similar to its companion volume, Unique Colorado (see above).

HAWAII:

* PARADISE FAMILY GUIDES TO: MAUI AND LANAI. (5th ed.) 352pp; 5x8; b&w illus.

* KAUAI. (3rd ed.) 284pp; 5x8; b&w illus.

* HAWAII, THE BIG ISLAND. (3rd ed.) 270pp; 5x8; b&w illus. These comprehensive guides to Hawaii's popular outer islands contain detailed descriptions of hotels, condominiums, restaurants, and attractions. Information on car rental agencies, recreational activities, and traveling with children is also included.

* WAY COOL MAUI: A KID'S HANDBOOK. 32pp; 5x7; b&w illus. The author of this book, who is only 8 years old, decided to write about his family's summer vacation in Maui. He figured that since adults already have their own guides to Maui, kids should have one, too. The young author promises your children that 'when you're done reading this book, you'll know just what to do.'

* KIDDING AROUND THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

MIDWEST:

* CLARISSA
* KIKI AND THE CUCKOO
32pp; 9x12; color illus; hardcover. More than just a pretty face, these beautifully illustrated story books also teach a valuable life lesson. CLARISSA takes readers on a bucolic trip to a Wisconsin dairy and a country fair, where they meet a country cow who saves the day and learns her own self-worth. KIKI AND THE CUCKOO takes readers to the Kansas prairie to meet a muddled meadowlark and see how he copes with competition from a noisy clock. Recommended for ages 5-9.

* A FAMILY GUIDE TO MINNESOTA'S NORTH SHORE. 56pp; 6x10; b&w photos and illus. Whether you're headed to the North Shore for the first time or the hundredth, you are sure to find great suggestions for fun family activities in this guide. Activities focus on the rich history and natural beauty of this area, which runs along Lake Superior's north shore from Lester River to Grand Portage.

* KIDDING AROUND CHICAGO. (2nd ed.) This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

* MICHIGAN'S BEST OUTDOOR ADVENTURES WITH CHILDREN. 240pp; 5x8; b&w photos, maps. Among these 75 adventures in Michigan's diverse and scenic outdoors are a bicycle ride to a working farm, an overnight canoe trip, and an afternoon of cross-country skiing.

U.S. EAST:

NEW YORK CITY & AREA:

* BAILEY'S BIRTHDAY. 32pp; 9x12; color illus; hardcover. More than just a pretty face, this beautifully illustrated story book also teaches a valuable life lesson. Readers will hit the sidewalks of New York City, visit Central Park, and ride the Staten Island Ferry with Bailey's Dalmatian pup who finds out that the best presents are not always gift-wrapped. Recommended for ages 5-9.

* NEW YORK CITY WITH KIDS. 444pp; 5x8; maps. Written by a NYC grandmother, this guide offers the same type of information as its companion volume, Los Angeles with Kids.

* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN NEW JERSEY.
* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN THE CATSKILLS & HUDSON RIVER VALLEY.
These books are organized similarly to their companion volume, Best Hikes with Children in Western Washington & the Cascades.

* KIDDING AROUND NEW YORK CITY. (2nd ed.) This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

WASHINGTON, D.C.

* KIDDING AROUND WASHINGTON, D.C. (2nd ed.) This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

* WASHINGTON, D.C. WITH KIDS. 254pp; 5x8; maps. This guide offers the same type of information as its companion volume, Los Angeles with Kids. Sidetrips include Old Town Alexandria, Annapolis, Baltimore, and Harper's Ferry in West Virginia, as well as some popular amusement parks.

NEW ENGLAND:

* GUIDE TO MARTHA'S VINEYARD. (6th ed.) 224pp; 6x9; b&w photos, maps. A long-time resident of the island, the author of this guide gives the visitor information on when to go and how to get there as well as on where to swim, sail, play golf, fish, fly a kite, watch a parade, eat, sleep, and take an historic walk. Activities of special interest to children are cited.

* KIDDING AROUND BOSTON. (2nd ed.). This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, & RHODE ISLAND.
* BEST HIKES WITH CHILDREN IN VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE, & MAINE.
These two books are organized similarly to their companion volume, Best Hikes with Children in Western Washington & the Cascades.

* ME & YOU & THE KIDS CAME TOO. 380pp; 6x9; b&w illus. Subtitled 'A Comprehensive Guide to New England's Finest Accommodations for Families,' this thorough guide leads you not only to B&Bs and inns, but to hotels and resorts that not only accept children but actually welcome them! Noteworthy family-oriented diversions and activities available in the local area are also detailed.

* IN AND OUT OF BOSTON WITH (OR WITHOUT) CHILDREN (5th ed.) 352pp; 7x10; b&w photos, map. This book includes basic information on the well-known historic sites as well as on some intriguing less-known destinations. Of special interest to out-of-towners are the suggested itineraries for seeing the city in one, two, or three days. Information on moderately-priced restaurants and on daytrips to nearby areas is also included.

* FAMILY BED & BREAKFASTS AND COUNTRY INNS OF NEW ENGLAND. 208pp; 6x9; b&w illus, maps. Whether traveling with a tot or a teenager, you'll find in this guide some wonderful places to stay with your family. Each lodging was visited by the authors and their two children, and they include specifics: whether cribs and highchairs are available, rates for children, local family-oriented attractions, etc. Covers Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

* GUIDE TO CAPE COD. (2nd ed.) 208pp; 6x9; b&w photos, map. This book is similar to Guide to Martha's Vineyard.

* PLACES TO GO WITH CHILDREN IN NEW ENGLAND. 224pp; 6x9. This book details the attractions children enjoy most and mentions some family-friendly restaurants. You'll need another guide for lodging.

PHILADELPHIA:

* GUIDE TO THE AMISH COUNTRY. 188pp; 5x9; b&w photos, maps. This complete guide to the intriguing Pennsylvania Dutch Country provides information on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do.

* KIDDING AROUND PHILADELPHIA. This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

U.S. SOUTH:

* DISCOVERING DIXIE. 208pp; 6x9; maps. This guide provides detailed daily itineraries for touring the Deep South's "Magnolia Trail" a 2,700-mile loop through New Orleans, Natchez, Nashville, Chattanooga, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Charleston, Savannah, the Sea Islands of Georgia, Okefenokee Swamp, and the Gulf Coast beaches of Florida and Mississippi. Covers where to stay (including campsites), where to eat, and what to do.

* KIDDING AROUND ATLANTA. This book is similar to its companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

* A MARMAC GUIDE TO NEW ORLEANS. (2nd ed.) 272pp; 5x8; b&w photos, maps. Written by two natives, this well-organized guide covers the essentials: lodging, restaurants, and sightseeing. It also highlights attractions that are of special interest to children and suggests some short trips away from the city.

* GUMBO GOES DOWNTOWN. 32pp; 9x12; color illus; hardcover. More than just a pretty face, this beautifully illustrated story book also teaches a valuable life lesson. Readers will run away to the picturesque French Quarter of New Orleans with the wayward watchdog Gumbo and discover that the road to happiness leads right back home. Recommended for ages 5-9.

FLORIDA:

* DISNEY WORLD AND BEYOND. (2nd ed.) 300pp; 6x9; b&w illus, maps. Written especially for families, this guide covers the rides and attractions at Disney World and EPCOT, the Disney-MGM Studios, Sea World, and Universal Studios. Family-friendly hotels and restaurants in all price ranges are suggested, and good camping spots are described. Information is also included on daytrips to Cape Canaveral, Daytona Beach, Busch Gardens, St. Petersburg, and Tampa.

* PLACES TO GO WITH CHILDREN IN MIAMI AND SOUTH FLORIDA. This book is similar to its companion volume, Places to Go with Children in New England.

* UNIQUE FLORIDA. This book is similar to its companion volume, Unique Colorado.

EUROPE:

* CASTLE AND PALACE HOTELS OF EUROPE. 290pp; 6x9; b&w photos, maps. Over 120 ancient castles and palaces'each personally visited and recommended by the author'are included. Descriptions are detailed, and most include a photo. Countries included: Austria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and also, strangely, India. An index guides you to Hotels Kids Might Enjoy.

* KIDDING AROUND LONDON.
* KIDDING AROUND PARIS.
* KIDDING AROUND SPAIN. 108pp.
These books are similar to their companion volume, Kidding Around San Francisco.

* HEIDI'S ALP: ONE FAMILY'S SEARCH FOR STORYBOOK EUROPE. 260pp; 6x9; b&w illus. The restless wife of an Oxford professor, this author set out in 1985 with her four daughters, aged 5 to 11, on a 'new-age Grand Tour.' In a yellow camper named Bertha they covered 4,000 miles and traveled through six countries searching for the Europe described in classic children's literature. They explored the Holland of Hans Brinker and the Germany of Hans Christian Andersen. They discovered a Pinocchio wonderland in Italy and, when the professor joined them in Switzerland, they climbed Heidi's Alp for a fitting culminating adventure. Truly an inspiration.

* PAPA PICCOLO. 32pp; 9x12; color illus; hardcover. More than just a pretty face, this beautifully illustrated story book also teaches a valuable life lesson. Readers will float along the canals of Venice and meet a footloose tomcat who discovers that caring for others is a special kind of adventure. Recommended for ages 5-9.

* FRENCH FARM & VILLAGE HOLIDAY GUIDE 384pp; 5x8; b&w photos, maps. With this book you can select a lodging that permits a relaxing and relatively inexpensive vacation in France. A photo and description are included for each listed lodging, which includes country houses, B&Bs, and farms taking guests. You select the one that meets your needs and book directly. Note that a one-week minimum stay is required.

* INNOCENTS ABROAD: TRAVELING WITH KIDS IN EUROPE 508pp; 6x9. This book concentrates on attractions, but also provides some information on lodging plus some general information on family-friendly foods. Countries covered are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland.

* TAKE YOUR KIDS TO EUROPE. 236pp; 6x9; b&w illus. Written from the collective experience of two families that have traveled in Europe a total of 37 weeks with five children, this book emphasizes the how and why. It tells you how to find inexpensive hotel rooms and good restaurants, and gives the nitty-gritty on youth hostels, camping, and home rentals. Additionally, some 'totally biased' sightseeing information is provided on Great Britain, France, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Greece, Holland, Denmark, and Switzerland.

* TOTO IN FRANCE, ITALY, and SPAIN. 28pp; 9x10; color illus; hardcover. Each of the three books in this series gives young children a taste of the everyday life and language in the featured country. A few simple foreign words are included in the text, and their meaning is made clear from the story. A simple picture dictionary is included in the front and back of each book. Recommended for ages 4-10.

The catalogue continues in "Carousel Press - Part 2"

To order any of these books and for further information, contact Carole Terwilliger Meyers, Carousel Press, (510) 527-5849.

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