Books for National Campfire Day

Who doesn't love a good story around the campfire?

Updated July 21, 2023
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Adventuring Together How to Create Connections and Make Lasting Memories with Your Kids
Eskridge, Greta.
A modern, practical, and inspiring guide to creating deep heart connections with kids by regularly creating new experiences and intentional adventures together. Parents today complain of fragmented relationships with their kids. What parents yearn for--and their kids too--is deep, heart-to...
The Big Book of Nature Activities A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning
Monkman, Drew.
Get out! Seasonal activities, information, stories, games and observations to foster engagement with the natural world The Big Book of Nature Activities is a comprehensive guide for parents and educators to help youth of all ages explore, appreciate and connect with the natural world. This...
Camp creepy
White, Kiersten
Paper Book
The third book in the middle-grade series that's part Scooby-Doo, part A Series of Unfortunate Events, and entirely genius! Follow the Sinister-Winterbottoms on their most outrageous adventure yet, when they find themselves at a normal summer camp! After leaving the...
Camp Scare
Dawson, Delilah S.
An eerie, twisty ghost story about twelve-year-old Parker, who only wants a summer of fun and new friendship at sleepaway camp but ends up finding a nightmare instead! Don't forget your flashlight. . . . Parker Nelson can't wait for summer camp. She'll have fun and...
Sarles, Shawn
Campfire stories
Miedoso, Andres
Desmond Cole goes camping and tells some scary campfire stories in the eighth book of the Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol series! Camping with Desmond Cole is a lot of fun, until he starts telling ghost stories around the campfire. Most kids tell creepy stories that are totally fake,...
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
Van Dusen, Chris.
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...
Dark waters
Arden, Katherine
Paper Book
An Indie Bestseller! Filled with chills, New York Timesbestselling author Katherine Arden's latest installment in the creep-tastic Small Spaces Quartet is sure to haunt. Until next time.That was chilling promise made to Ollie, Coco and Brian after they...
Last Child in the Woods Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder
Louv, Richard.
Paper Book
"I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in--and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the...
An occasionally happy family
Burke, Cliff
Paper Book
Gordon Korman meets The Great Outdoors in this funny and moving debut about a boy who goes on a disastrous family vacation (sweltering heat! bear chases!) that ends with a terrible surprise: his dad's new girlfriend. There are zero reasons for Theo Ripley to look...
Outdoor kids in an inside world : getting your family out of the house and radically engaged with nature
Rinella, Steven
Paper Book
NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER . "An imperative call to action" (Nick Offerman)to get children off their screens and into nature, with tips for bonding activities that teach the importance of outside timeand build tough, curious, competent kids-from thehost of the Netflix series and podcast...
Pete the Cat goes camping
Dean, James
Paper Book
New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean takes readers along for an outdoor adventure with Pete the Cat! In Pete the Cat Goes Camping, Pete can't wait to go hiking, fishing, and eat s'mores by the campfire. But when he hears about the mysterious creature...
Pete the Cat goes camping
Dean, James
Summer according to Humphrey
Birney, Betty G.
Paper Book
The sixth book in the beloved and award-winning school hamster series! When Humphrey hears that school is ending, he can't believe his ears. What's a classroom hamster to do if there's no more school? It turns out that Mrs. Brisbane has planned something thrilling...

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