Camping Books
Here are some fun books that young campers will enjoy! From exciting stories to books about constellations, and activities to do while camping, there is plenty of choices for everyone!
S Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet Helen Foster James

We have a few books in this series and love them all! Like the title mentions, each page is a different letter, however the words are not your typical words and are more complex or even new for children. For this camping book, you will see words such as Adventure, Beach camp, Canyon, etc. The illustrations are beautiful, and the text is very informative for elementary school children. Older preschoolers might enjoy the book as well if you only read them the rhymes.

Biscuit Goes Camping Alyssa Satin Capucilli

Biscuit is very excited to go camping! Follow him in his adventures as he learns about tents, flashlights, frogs, fireflies, and more! This book is very sweet and great for early readers. Younger children like to have the book read aloud as well.

Curious George Goes Camping H. A. Rey

This Curious George book is a huge favorite of all 3 of my boys and is our to-go book to read at night when camping. As with all the Curious George books, the story is fun and engaging and it also teaches that fire can be useful but also dangerous.

Good Night Campsite Adam Gamble

This book is a board book from the Good Night Our World series. It takes the reader through an entire camping day, from the early morning wake up, through the days' activities, and it ends with the evening by the campfire. This book has lovely illustrations and fun to read rhymes that toddlers love!

True Ghost Stories for Kids: Fifty Spine-Tingling Ghostly Tales Barbara Smith

If you and your children like ghost stories, this is a great book to read by the campfire! Recommended for children ages 8 and up.

A Child’s Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations—and How You Can Find Them in the Sky Michael Driscoll

This book is a great introduction to the Night Sky. Children will learn about the major constellations and the myths behind them, the star life cycle, how astronomers study stars, the achievements of great scientists, what a light year is, and much more. This book is a great reference for children 8 and up.

Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations Jacquline Mitton

This National Geographic book is a stunning photobook with shiny silver stars that kids love. It introduces the animals in the constellation through short, poetic legends. It is a great book for all ages!

Camping Activity Book for Kids; 35 Fun Projects for Your Next Outdoor Adventure Amelia Mayer

This learn and play book will teach you how to set up camp, get ready to hit the trail, identify plants and animals, and build wilderness skills.

The Little Book Of Camping Laurie Friedman

This book is adorable for any child who liks camping. It is a great book for children ages 5 and up- or children who will be first time. It is also good for toddlers and preschoolers as well.

Glow in the Dark Constellations C.E. Thompson

This is an adorable story about Thunder Boy Jr. who wants his own name and does not want to share a name with his father. It is a beautiful story about seeking your own identity. It is best for older preschoolers and elementary-aged children. Sherman Alexie has written numerous books about modern Native American life that are suitable for teens and adults. If you are interested, check these out: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, and Ten Little Indians.

Easy Campfire Cooking: 200+ Family Fun Recipes Peg Couch

This recipe book includes recipes for sticks, skewers and kabobs, foil packets, pie irons, skillet, cast iron, dutch ovens and grates! It will help you to think outside the box and change up your campfire meals. Kids can also help with many of these recipes!

A Camping Spree with Mr.Magee Chris Van Dusen

We love Chris Van Dusen, and this one is no exception! This adorable book tells the fun story of Mr.Magee and his trusty dog, dee. They are having a great time camping until a marshmallow-loving bear comes along. It is a great read-aloud starting around 4 as it can be scary for more sensitive children.

When We Go Camping Margriet Ruurs

Follow the story of a family camping in the wilderness. The family spends time exploring swimming in the lake, disturbing rocks and reading books by the campfire! The illustrations are beautiful and often look like photographs. This book is a fun read-aloud for preschoolers.

Oliver & Hopes Adventure Under the Stars Meg Cadts

Join Oliver the bear, Hope the butterfly, Chewie the English Bulldog and Millie the barn owl as they camp out under the stars! This adorable book is part of a series that supports the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation a non-profit that provides grants for children’s medical needs.

A Campfire Tail Sarah Glenn Marsh

This is a cute book with fun illustrations! It tells the story of a girl who befriends a dragon at camp and teaches about the true meaning of friendship. This book is recommended for preschoolers.

The Camping Trip Jennifer K. Mann

Follow the delightful story of Ernestine who is excited to join her aunt and cousin on her first camping trip. Although the trip is not what she initially expected it to be, she opened her mind and made some beautiful memories.

Fatima’s Great Outdoors Ambreen Tariq

This wonderful book is the story of Fatima’s immigrant family going on their camping adventure in America’s Midwest. The illustrations are bright and beautiful and the warm story is great for preparing children for their first camping.

The Camping Trip That Changed America Barb Rosenstock

This historical fiction book tells the story of President Theodore Roosevelt and naturalist John Muir’s camping trip that led to the formation of America’s National Park System! This book is excellent for children ages 6 and up and is full of historical facts.

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