This was one new book that we really enjoyed this year—definitely a repeat read, and perfect for this week of holiday road trips and travel. Are We There Yet? is actually a book that Dan Santat wrote for his younger son so it’s a wonderfully personal work with many meaningful details, and is an epic experience for all readers. This is more than just a new take on the proverbial childhood query, "Are we there yet?!" There’s an interactive secret to the book that involves the reader in really propelling the narrative forward. We’re in awe of Dan Santat's myriad details, the thought that went into laying out the page spreads and the way that his art and story came together to create something epic. This is a book that is not just apt for the holidays or summer (the season of road trips), but for an entire childhood—to read, experience and be immersed in again and again. And we think this book just might inspire future illustrators out there. A winner on so many levels.