A few months from now, we Bartons are going to Boston for a vacation, and I’m resisting the urge to flood our home, molasses-like, with Boston-related books. I’ve got a unique talent for running a vacation into the ground in the planning stages, so I’m really trying to watch myself.

But I have introduced a trickle of Boston books, some of them extremely obvious:

  • Make Way for Ducklings
  • Trumpet of the Swan
  • The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (the version illustrated by Christopher Bing)
  • Beneath the Streets of Boston: Building America’s First Subway
  • Joining the Boston Tea Party (Time-Traveling Twins)

If you’ve got any titles to suggest to prepare 8-year-old S and 4-year-old F for their Massachusetts debut, lay ’em on me.

In return, I’ll gladly offer a list of Austin-related picture books:

OK, so, I could probably use a little help here, too.