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20 Camping Books for Little Learners

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The camping unit is such a fun unit to teach to our little learners! Going camping is such a fun activity during the summer that our little ones will love. There are so many fun ways to explore the camping unit and watch little minds learn and grow as they read camping books that go along with this unit.

Finding camping books to read with them is a wonderful addition to this unit as they learn all about camping during the summer!

Taking the time to read camping books is important for our little learners as they explore the camping unit. They’ll learn all kinds of things about camping during the summer! Some things may be familiar to them, others will be totally new!

I’ve found some perfect summer books for you to use with this unit that can easily be purchased on amazon. Just click the links below and stock up on some of your favorite camping books! If you use your prime membership, you can get your books quickly and easily with FREE 2-day shipping.

S is for S’mores

Next to baseball and fireworks on the Fourth of July, nothing else seems as American as the family camping trip. From what to pack, where to go, and what to do when you get there, S is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet takes readers on an A-Z trail exploring this outdoor pastime. Veteran camper Helen Foster James tackles topics such as unique camping environments, equipment necessities, famous conservationists, and national parks and other attractions. Whether your idea of “roughing it” is a blanket in your own backyard or the subarctic ecosystem of Alaska’s Denali National Park, S is for S’mores is a fun and informative guide that is sure to help campers of all ages make the most of their wilderness adventures.

Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek

Jump like a squirrel, dunk like a raccoon, and . . . uh-oh . . . watch out for the skunk! Children learn the ways of forest animals to the rhythm of Over in the Meadow in this delightful introduction to the woodland habitat. They will also count the babies and search for hidden animals. And when they see how each illustration is made from cut paper, they may be inspired to try cut-paper art, too.

Curious George Goes Camping

Curious George Goes Camping is an entertaining story of the Great Outdoors based on H. A. and Margret Rey’s popular primate and painted in the original watercolor and charcoal style. George tries to be helpful, but he of course just ends up upsetting a nearby camper. As he’s hiding in the woods, he meets a forest creature who catapults the mischievous monkey into a chain of even more outrageous events!

Brave Little Camper

Join Little Camper on an adventure with the look and feel of a classic children’s book.  You’ll hear a variety of forest-animal sounds as Little Camper spends the night in the forest for the very first time.

Little Fox in the Forest

When a young girl brings her beloved stuffed fox to the playground, much to her astonishment, a real fox takes off with it! The girl chases the fox into the woods with her friend, the boy, following close behind, but soon the two children lose track of the fox. Wandering deeper and deeper into the forest, they come across a tall hedge with an archway. What do they find on the other side? A marvelous village of miniature stone cottages, tiny treehouses, and, most extraordinary of all, woodland creatures of every shape and size. But where is the little fox? And how will they find him?

Flashlight

Inside a tent it’s cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! Told solely through images and using a spare yet dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature, and art. Both lyrical and humorous, this visual poem—like the flashlight beam itself—reveals that there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.

Llama Llama Loves Camping

Look out, world–Llama Llama is a TV star! The beloved character, made famous by Anna Dewdney’s best-selling picture books, is the star of his own original series, now airing on Netflix. In this episode-based 8×8, Llama Llama goes camping for the very first time and learns a valuable lesson: what seems scary can actually be super-duper FUN! Your little llamas will love relating to their favorite picture book character as he faces new and challenging situations.

Moonlight Animals

Do you know what happens in the forest after dark? Now you can with a touch of the magic flashlight that reveals hidden creatures! Each spread appears to be dark, but once the flashlight is pointed, brilliant wildlife illustrations magically illuminate. Readers of all ages will be amazed by this innovative paper technology—and no batteries are necessary! Every spread features a different nocturnal animal and it’s the reader’s job to locate the hidden images. To top it off, each page has an “Did you know . . .” section filled with amazing facts about nighttime creatures.

When We Go Camping

In this beautifully illustrated book, one busy family finds lots to do from sun up to sunset. At the campsite, there’s wood to chop for the fire and fish to catch. And there’s lots of time to explore, climb rocks, splash in the lake, and discover animals in the shadows of the woods. As afternoon turns to evening, supper needs to be made, and just before bed, stories are told around the campfire.

Froggy Goes to Camp

Froggy’s off to camp! He packs a lot into one week: archery lessons, food fights, and scary stories around the campfire. But only Froggy could also manage to lose his trunks during swim class and overturn his kayak with the camp director in it. Froggy will keep his fans laughing with his latest antics.

Goodnight, Campsite

“Goodnight, Campsite” is an award-winning children’s book on camping, featuring more than tents. Our book highlights RVs – Travel Trailers, Fifth-Wheels, Pop-Ups, Class A, Class C, and other camper options. The perfect gift for RVers, especially those looking for kids camping books or camping books for toddlers. “Goodnight, Campsite” is set in a beautiful nature park, and the story follow visitors as they explore the park during the day (hiking, biking, fishing, etc.), and then returns with them to their campsite at night. There is an emphasis on RVs, which sets this title apart from other camping books on the market, which only feature tents. Preschool-aged children will love the beautiful and colorful pictures – and searching for the squirrel hiding in the pictures. Rhyming text will keep children engaged, as they build sound associations and phonemic skills.

In the Woods: Who’s Been Here?

Cammy and William don’t see any wildlife as they walk through the woods, yet there are signs everywhere that animals have been around. Help these young nature lovers Find the clues — an empty nest, a fallen branch with the bark gnawed off, bleached bones by a cave, and more — and join in guessing, “Who’s been here?”

Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars

The moon and stars set the stage for Oliver & Hope’s return in this much-anticipated follow-up to the award-winning “”Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure””. Come along for the ride as Oliver the bear and Hope the butterfly join their friends Millie the barn owl and Chewie the English bulldog for their first camping trip. From fire-breathing dragons and alien spaceship encounters to a circus filled with elephants, giraffes and acrobats spinning in the air, the friends spend the night discovering the beauty of Mother Nature and playing silly games that make the shadows a little less scary and the adventure a whole lot more fun. Geared toward children ages 3-8, the book’s simple narrative and detailed illustrations allow readers to take a front row seat with these friends around the campfire, have some fun and be inspired by their limitless imagination.

Fred and Ted Go Camping

Fred and Ted—beloved canine stars of P. D. Eastman’s Big Dog . . . Little Dog—are back in an all-new Beginner Book written and illustrated by P. D.’s son, Peter Eastman! In this story Fred and Ted go camping, and as usual, their uniquely different approaches to doing things (such as packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques) have humorous—and sometimes surprising—results. A charming introduction to opposites that beginner readers will find ruff to put down!

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

Mr. Magee and his trusty dog, Dee, are enjoying a peaceful camping trip when all of a sudden they find themselves plunging down a mountain and teetering on the edge of a huge waterfall! How will they find their way out of this slippery situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, has filled this new adventure with charming illustrations and a playful, rhyming text. A fun read-aloud for children (and adults!) on campouts or snuggling at home!

The Busy Tree

Spectacular illustrations rendered in oil paint, and a rhyming text that describes a tree’s activities from its roots to its branches, introduce young readers to the amazing activities that go on in a tree. Acorns nibbled by chipmunks, ants scurrying across a trunk, a spider spinning a web, leaves “breathing out air for all to breathe in”—everything adds up to a “busy tree” for all to “come and see.”

Tall Tall Tree

Complemented by STEM-based activity suggestions, an introduction to the amazing natural world of the giant redwood combines rhymes, gentle artwork and counting prompts that reveal the teeming life that can be found in and around the world’s tallest trees. Simultaneous.

The Berenstain Bears Blaze a Trail

Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Brother, Sister, and Cousin Fred are ready to set out on a Bear Scout adventure. However, when Papa joins the trio, things end up becoming a bit of a mishap. Includes over 50 bonus stickers!

Night Night, Forest Friends

As the sun sets, animals all over the forest get ready for bed. Papa rabbit tucks his babies in among the leaves, fuzzy bears settle in their den, and little foxes snuggle together under the moonlight. Up above, an owl hoots a lullaby. The gentle rhyming text and soft illustrations in this charming book will help little ones settle down for a cozy night.

Forest Adventure

Young children will love lacing up their hiking boots and joining Bird, Mouse, and Rabbit as they take a walk through a North American evergreen forest to meet some truly amazing animals! From a black bear in search of a snack to a stinky skunk with a smelly spray, there’s a different animal on every spread, plus many additional creatures to spot along the way! This delightful picture book series is the perfect introduction to some really wild animals. Each of the Amazing Animals books features simple, easy-to-read text and bright, fun illustrations of a variety of creatures in their natural habitat.

Teaching the camping unit is such a fun unit for little learners as they explore all about camping. It’s also fun for us as we watch them learn and grow! Grab your favorite books with this camping unit and explore all the exciting things about camping in the forest!

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