Let's Go Camping!

A selection of fiction and non-fiction for kids all about camping.

Updated July 6, 2023
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Fačy, Bernard
Based on the wildly successful animated series Bluey, as seen on Disney+   Bluey makes a new friend while camping with her family! Bluey goes camping with her family and makes a new friend named Jean-Luc! Despite the language barrier, they have...
Fatima's great outdoors
Tariq, Ambreen
An immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCamping Fatima Khazi is excited for the weekend. Her family is headed to a local state park for their first camping...
Scaredy Squirrel goes camping
Watt, Me?lanie
Scaredy Squirrel is exactly the squirrel your child needs--a little bit anxious, a lot adorable, and totally lovable. He likes the safety of his nut tree, but not so much the great outdoors. And he's about to go . . . camping?! Scaredy Squirrel is cool with camping . . . as long...
The camping trip
Mann, Jennifer K.
Ernestine has never been camping before, but she's sure it will be lots of fun . . . won't it? An endearing story about a girl's first experience with the great outdoors. My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I've never been...
Charlie & Mouse outdoors
Snyder, Laurel
Charlie & Mouse continue their adventures in this heartwarming tale perfect for newly independent readers. The fourth book in the Geisel Award-winning series! Young readers will love diving into this hilarious next installment of this award-winning...
Peppa Pig and the camping trip
Fačy, Bernard
Pack up the sleeping bags for a camping trip with Peppa, complete with a camper van full of surprises. Peppa Pig and her brother, George, are very excited. They're going on vacation! This time Daddy Pig has borrowed a camper van that has its own sink and beds and a roof that...
Gone camping : a novel in verse
Wissinger, Tamera Will
Hiking in the great outdoors, catching fish, watching the stars come out at night--camping is fun. Until it's time to sleep. Then, Lucy wonders, what kinds of creatures lurk in the dark? With only her brother and grandpa as tent-mates, will Lucy be able to face her camping fears? ...
Scooby-Doo's guide to camping : ghost stories, games, & s'more!
Fačy, Bernard
Scooby-Doo and the gang trade in clues for camping in this fun, family-friendly activity book that both kids and parents will love! Jam-packed with travel activities, arts and crafts, s'mores recipes, solve-a-mystery scavenger hunts, and not-so-scary ghost stories, this book is full of interactive...
Kids' guide to camping : all you need to know about having fun in the outdoors
Winner, Cherie.
Where can I go camping? What gear should I take with me? What fun stuff is there to do? Ranger Rick Kids' Guide to Camping has the answers for you! Plus, this book has a real working compass inside to help you navigate through the wilderness. If you're like...
Hiking and camping
Davis, Jennifer Pharr
Rewild your life! With metal corners and 448 full-color, highlyillustrated pages, Outdoor School is your indispensable tool for the outdoors. Make every day an adventure with the included:- Immersive activities to get you exploring- Write-in sections to journal about experiences- Next-level...
Tree, wildflower, and mushroom spotting
Carson, Mary Kay
With 448 full-color, highly illustrated pages, Outdoor School is your indispensable tool for the outdoors. This interactive field guide to plant and mushroom spotting includes:- Immersive activities to get you exploring- Write-in sections to journal about experiences- Next-level adventures to...
Animal watching
Carson, Mary Kay
Rewild your life! With metal corners and 448 full-color, highly illustrated pages, Outdoor School is your indispensable tool for the outdoors. Make every day an adventure with the included:- Immersive activities to get you exploring- Write-in sections to journal about experiences- Next-level...
Survival skills
Davis, Jennifer Pharr
Outdoor School Essentials: Survival Skills is your must-have companion to the wild. These pocket-sized books have quick references for what you need to know while on your next outdoor adventure. Flip through for simple diagrams and full-color illustrations on pitching tents, making a fire, first aid...
A year of Forest School : outdoor play and skill-building fun for every season
Worroll, Jane
More games, crafts and skills Forest School style, building on the success ofPlay the Forest School Way.This book is organized by season to encourage kids to get outdoors come rain, shine or snow! Following on from the bestsellingPlay the Forest School Way,here is a...
Forest School adventure : outdoor skills and play for children
Walmsley, Naomi
From essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age skills to joyful outdoor play, Forest School Adventure is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings. The book is divided into four sections--bushcraft, wild food, nature awareness, and games. Learn how...
A book of camping and survival projects for kids who love to go wild
Owen, Ruth
Could you survive in the wild? Young readers will be able to answer yes after tackling these engaging and educational DIY projects focused on survival. Each project is broken down into easy-to-follow steps, allowing young learners and reluctant readers to feel accomplished as they complete each...
Me and you and the red canoe
Pendziwol, Jean
"A true gem that invites contemplation and reflection in children, who are often too busy to notice the beauty of everyday life." -- School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW In the stillness of a summer dawn, two siblings leave their campsite with fishing rods, tackle and bait, and...
Camp tiger
Choi, Susan
Six Starred Reviews! Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of 2019 A 2019 New York Public Library Best Book for Kids Imagination meets reality in this poetic and tender ode to childhood, illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner, John Rocco.<...
The whispering woods
Green, Poppy
Sophie, Hattie, and Owen go camping only to get spooked by some whispering in the woods in this eighteenth charming book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse! Sophie, Hattie, and Owen are so excited to go camping! They prepare by learning how to set up a tent and making sure their...
Survival camp : the ultimate all-terrain training
Grylls, Bear
Do you know how to cope with searing heat and intense cold?Can you find food and water in the wild? Could you avoid deadlydiseases and fight back against man-eating beasts?Let Bear Grylls teach you everything you need to know to venturethrough all of Earth's terrains, as well as through the air,...
The survival skills handbook. camping, maps & navigation, knots, dangers & emergenciesVolume 1
Grylls, Bear
Embark on an exciting adventure in the greatoutdoors with Bear Grylls.Discover how to camp in the wild, find out how tospot and avoid dangers, learn how to find your way inany environment, and master some amazing knots.Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear.
The earthquake challenge
Grylls, Bear
Fatima is having fun campingwith her friends, but she'safraid of the very dark nights.Then her flashlight fails and she'stransported to a city where the groundis quaking and the lights have gone out. BearGrylls is on hand to help Fatima through thedark streets and crumbling buildings - andtogether...
Survival skills handbook. expedition planning, first aid, signaling, trackingVolume 2
Grylls, Bear
Embark on an exciting adventure in the greatoutdoors with Bear Grylls.Find out how to prepare for any adventure, learnessential first aid skills, discover some fun and handysignaling techniques, and try your hand at tracking.Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear.
Sam Wu is not afraid of the dark
Tsang, Katie
He's faced ghosts, sharks, and now the DARK! This third book in the humorous series takes Sam Wu on a brand-new adventure: camping. Is he prepared for the scariest thing he may ever encounter?   Sam Wu is NOT afraid of the dark--but proving how brave...
Willa's wilderness campout
Tripp, Valerie
The WellieWishers are going camping! Willa can't wait to be surrounded by nature, sleeping under the stars. Ashlyn has prepared a list of camping supplies to bring, but Willa feels sure all that gear won't be needed. When they get to the campsite, the girls discover they are missing some things....
Camp Rex
Idle, Molly Schaar.
What could be more fun than a camping trip with a good friend? When that friend is T. Rex! It's important to set a few wilderness safety guidelines first. . . like making sure he stays on the trail. And does not disturb the local wildlife. And knows how to build a safe...

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