Here’s a list of our favorite picture books about camping for kids. My kids ages 2, almost 4, and 6 love them all.
Ladybug Girl and Bingo by David Soman and Jacky Davis. The only part I don’t care for, is a line about a “wizard tree casting spells”. I change the words when I read that part to a “knight tree having a sword fight”. I change the words in books all the time when they don’t fit my Christian world view. No need to toss the whole book just because of one line.
Curious George Goes Camping by Margaret and H.A. Rey
Someplace Else by Carol P Saul and Barry Root
Angelia and Henry by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig
Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey
I hope you get the chance to enjoy a few of these with your kiddos the next time you go on a camping trip!
Here are 3 more titles to add to our list.
Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems by Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by Kate Kiesler
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Our kiddos are now almost 5, 6 & 1/2, and 9 and they still love these picture books!
Someplace Else by Carol P Saul and Barry Root is the perfect book for our current RV living situation. It’s about a woman who decides to live in an Airstream-type trailer!
Below is a list of chapter book suggestions to take on your next camping adventure for older kids or for reading aloud.
the Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White – the Audible audio version read by the author is particularly good
the My Side of the Mountain trilogy by Jean George
the Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul Hutchens
Molly Saves the Day (American Girl Collection book 5) by Valerie Tripp
the Living Forest Series by Sam Campbell
🏕 Do you have any other camping book suggestions?
I’m always on the lookout for new books!