Camping Books for Kids

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.

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

Update 5/10/19:

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!

Update 3/20/21

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!

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