The old adage that books can take you anywhere feels especially poignant now.
There are plenty of good viewing options while you and your family are home under quarantine: Streaming offers many happy TV shows. Or you can catch up on beloved movies that are scary, triumphant or sweet. Need more ideas? Check out our comprehensive list of 100 things to do while stuck inside during a pandemic.
But if you’re looking to keep the kids entertained and away from screens for a little while, reading can offer an escape, whether that’s exploring made-up worlds or tackling ideas and issues closer to home. These 50 book options – some classics, some new favorites – are the perfect antidote.