Camping Books for Kids

Here’s a list of our favorite picture books about camping for kids.  They books are story books and not “how to” types of books all except for the last one which is about finding constellations.  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 in this book is the reference to a wizard tree and casting spells.  I change the words when I read that part to a tree that looks like a knight or soldier and a sword fight.  Some people might prefer the wizardry to my “violent” adaptation.  I change the words in books all the time when they don’t fit into my Christian and Faith-based world view.  No need to toss the whole awesome book aside just because of one line.

ladybug girl

Curious George Goes Camping by Margaret and H.A. Rey

CG camp

Someplace Else by Carol P Saul and Barry Root

someplace else

Angelia and Henry by Katharine Holabird and Helen Craig

angelina and henry
Find the Constellations by H.A. Rey

find constellations

I hope you get the chance to enjoy a few of these with your kiddos the next time you go on a camping trip!

Updated 8/24/16:
Here are 3 more titles to add to our list

“Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems” by Kristine O’Connell George, Illustrated by Kate Kiesler
toating marshmallows

“Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping” by Melanie Watt
Scaredy Squirrel goes camping

“A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee” by Chris Van Dusen
camp with magee

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