These camping books for kids are great for grades K-8. These books will inspire adventure and creativity, and a great to read before a family camping trip.
Reading books is an important way to connect and bond with kids, all while introducing a new subject or theme. Research shows that reading with babies and toddlers helps boost vocabulary and language development. As kids get older and learn to read on their own, they will love reading these camping books for an upcoming trip with the family!
Not only is reading fundamental to development, but it’s also a great way to stay busy at home or on the go with toddlers. It’s on our list of activities you can do every day with a 1 year old!
These camping books for kids are separated into two lists, books for grades K-4, and books for grades 5-8. Plus, sneak in some handwriting practice by printing the free printable reading tracker below. Kids love to see the progress they have made, and keeping track on a log is a good visual for this. Plus, print the book lists with the tracker for your next library trip!
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Camping Books for Kids Grades K-4
We love camping! When we can’t get outside to camp, we love to set up an indoor campsite indoors. We make campfire crafts and make s’more and read books. Here are some of our favorites to read when the kids are younger. This makes a great addition to our entire collection of printable camping games.
A Camping Spree With Mr. MageeS Is for S’mores: A Camping Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press Sports & Hobbies)Scaredy SquirrelCurious George Goes CampingFroggy Goes to CampPenny & Jelly: Slumber Under the StarsBradford Street Buddies: Backyard Camp-Out (Green Light Readers Level 3)Flat Stanley Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2)Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 2)Camping Day!Goodnight, Campsite: (A children’s Book on Camping Featuring RVs, Travel Trailers, Fifth-Wheels, Pop-UPs and Other Camper Options.)The Berenstain Bears Go to CampMaisy Goes Camping: A Maisy First Experience BookWhen We Go Camping
Camping Books for Kids 5-8
As kids get even older, they will still love to read books about a camping trip! Some of these are great non-fiction books that children might enjoy to learn about. Others, are fiction stories that encourage adventure and imagination.
Ranger Rick Kids’ Guide to Camping: All you need to know about having fun in the outdoors (Ranger Rick Kids’ Guides)The Camping Trip that Changed America: Theodore Roosevelt, John Muir, and Our National ParksSpooky Campfire Stories: Outdoor Myths And Tales For All AgesCurious Kids Nature Guide: Explore the Amazing Outdoors of the Pacific NorthwestSurvivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness SurvivalThe Sign of the BeaverMy Side of the Mountain (Puffin Modern Classics)HatchetBe PreparedSwiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss (Illustrated)
Printable Camping Books Reading Tracker
If your kids want to keep track of all the camping books they read before, or while on, their camping trip, click the image below to print the tracker as well as the lists above.