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Instructive Books to Teach Children All About Camping

Teach the little ones all there is to know about camping.

Camping is something that we as humans need to do more to reconnect. I write “reconnect” simply because being out on the open fields was something we used to do much more before we had technology, wasn’t it? We have still a natural affinity for the outdoors, just keep in mind certain aspects of how to get out there properly.

To kids, camping is a fun opportunity to get out of the house and have a blast. And certainly, a blast they can have, but only if properly instructed on how to go about camping, otherwise, chaos ensues. Teach the children all there’s to know about camping and prepare them to learn how to fend for themselves.

#1 Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Hatchet is the quintessential camping book for kids which tells the captivating tale of survival of a young boy in the Canadian wilderness. The award-winning book goes through the difficult physical and mental steps it takes to connect with nature and survive the elements. Hatchet is one of those stories that is just too tough to put down that your kids will love.

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#2 Curious George Goes Camping by Margret Rey

Curious George Goes Camping by Margret Rey
Curious George is a popular book character that many kids love! This book about camping has many opportunities for some fun with acting, and even lessons about fire safety and how to camp. Not only will your child want you to read this to him every night, it makes a truly educational and entertaining experience.

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#3 Brave Little Camper by Carmen Crowe

Brave Little Camper by Carmen Crowe
When it comes to children’s books, the best ones are usually vibrant, interactive and come with adorable relatable characters. The Brave Little Camper includes sound effects which will stimulate your child’s senses. The cute and fun characters also make the story plot engaging for any bedtime story!

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#4 The Curse of the Campfire Weenies by David Lubar

The Curse of the Campfire Weenies by David Lubar
This book is filled with the perfect short stories to tell around the campfire. If you’re a fan of In The Land of Lawn Weenies, then you will love this book!

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#5 The Lost Lake by Allen Say

The Lost Lake by Allen Say
When you want the children to learn of the bonding between father and son, this masterpiece by Allen Say is what you should pick. It describes the connection between a man and his son that develops on their camping trip, starting from their journey to find the perfect camping spot.

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#6 Camp Out! The Ultimate Kids’ Guide to Camping by Lynne Brunnel

Camp Out! The Ultimate Kids' Guide to Camping by Lynne Brunnel
Great resource for kids who want to go camping! No matter if they’re planning a backyard overnighter or a weekend out in the woods, this guide has all the information they need.

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#7 Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes

Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes
For those whose toddlers are a little young to enjoy camping, this tale will give them a chance to recreate the thrilling experience indoors.

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Contributors to this article
Sam Maizlech from Gunivore

Bernice Quek from Fixwerks

Shawn Lim from Singapore Forklifts

Brooke Van Sickle from Journey to KidLit

Haziqa Ishtiaq from PennySaviour

Brooke Van Sickle from Journey to KidLit

Haziqa Ishtiaq from PennySaviour

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