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Whether you’re planning a family camping trip this Summer or you’re putting together a camping theme unit for your preschoolers, these 25 camping books for kids are the perfect way to kick off your outdoor adventure!
Camping with your family as a child can be so much fun, but it can also be a little nerve-wracking for a child that’s never been before.
We love camping as a family whether it’s out at the lake or in our own backyard and we try our best to make it a fun experience with fun camping games and a few sweet treats thrown in for good measure, but we’ve found, especially with little ones, to talk about the trip for a bit before we go to make sure that everyone understands what is happening and is excited to go.
By far, we’ve found that reading some fun camping books ahead of time makes for a much smoother trip and these 25 books are perfect for the occasion.
Camping Books for Kids
123 Make a S’more with Me by Elizabeth Gauthier
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish
Brave Little Camper by Carmen Crowe
Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids’ Guide by Lynn Brunelle
Camping Catastrophe by Abby Klein
Camping Day! by Patricia Lakin
Camping for Kids (Into the Great Outdoors) by Melanie A. Howard
Curious George Goes Camping by Margret Rey
Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
Fred and Ted Go Camping by Peter Eastman
Goodnight, Campsite by Loretta Sponsler
Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night by Cynthia Rylant
Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
Kids Camp!: Activities for the Backyard or Wilderness by Laurie Carlson
Llama Llama Loves Camping by Anna Dewdney
Maisy Goes Camping by Lucy Cousins
Oh, Beautiful Camping Site by Steve Herman
Oliver and Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars by Meg Cadts
P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out by Marilyn Sadler
S is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
The Camping Trip that Changed America by Barb Rosenstock
The Kids Campfire Book: Official Book of Campfire Fun by Jane Drake
When We Go Camping by Margriet Ruurs