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Stories About Camping For Kids | Books for 2-3-year-olds and up

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We are avid readers. There is no day without a book, and I think I will be right to say that there wasn’t a night in five years that we didn’t read to our child. Check our selection of the best books for 2-3-year-olds. Also, we are camping amateurs. So, that was an obvious choice to explore books and stories about camping for kids while we were camping.

Besides, we love encyclopedias and educational books. And we found quite a few books about camping for kids aged two to seven that offer a great value in their development.

Let’s take a look at the categories. We have decided to include a series of amazing stories about camping for kids and a series of educational interactive kids’ camping books that can teach your child about the camping world and let them explore nature’s beauty.

10 Amazingly fascinating stories about camping for kids

In this section, we have prepared a series of exciting and cautionary kids’ camping stories. They are a lot of fun, filled with cute characters and beautiful scenery.

Llama Llama Loves Camping

This time Llama’s goal is to convince his friend Euclid that camping can be fun and interesting without any gadgets. What could be better than sleeping outside in a tent and roasting marshmallows on a fire?!

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee

A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee” is a very entertaining story about camping with very imagination-provoking illustrations. It is about the misadventures of Mr. Magee and Dee as they perch themselves on a cliff area over a rushing river.

Rhymes make this book even more interesting to read which also makes it one of the best books for 2-3-year-olds. Finally, the quality of this book is exceptional!

Curious George Goes Camping

This book teaches one great lesson about fire safety when George disobeys the man with a yellow hat and wanders off. George gets in a little trouble in the woods but ends up saving the day by putting out a Forest fire.

In this book, you will also learn to pitch the tent, roast marshmallows, and stay safe at all times!

Pete the Cat Goes Camping

We all know how cats can get in trouble, and Pete is not an exception.

This is one of the most super-cute camping stories that tell how Pete goes camping with his whole family, including mom, dad, and a brother Bob. Pete hikes, fishes, sleeps in a tent, and even challenges himself in finding a mysterious creature named Bigfoot.

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping

This book is great both for educational and entertaining purposes. It is about the cute and adorable Scaredy Squirrel that sometimes fights with its anxieties. The Scaredy Squirrel series is so complex and yet can be done so simply in reading. Great medium for talking about anxiety and the appropriate sizes of one’s reactions too!

As young listeners see Scaredy face his fears in the silliest of ways, they gain perspective and courage, empowering them to tackle their own worries with a big smile, which makes it one of the most perfect camping books for toddlers.

Biscuit Goes Camping

Biscuit is a little cute yellow puppy that goes on one of his biggest life adventures – camping. He will be sleeping in a tent, using a flashlight, exploring nature around him, such as frogs and fireflies.

This book has a lot of pictures, large print, and easy words. It is one of the most appropriate books for 2-3-year-olds.

Fred and Ted Go Camping

This is, on the contrary, a gently humorous book about two pups, Fred and Ted, going camping. But they like taking different approaches to doing things and so they sometimes get surprising funny results.

Reading these stories about camping for kids, you will learn about packing equipment, setting up camp, and fishing techniques.

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping

Amelia Bedelia has never been camping in the great outdoors before. She’s trying her best to do exactly as she’s told, but pitching a tent is not the same as throwing it into the bushes, and catching a fish with your bare hands isn’t easy. As usual, the mixed-up housekeeper makes this camping trip one hugely entertaining adventure.

Classic Amelia Bedelia, doing all these things she does, makes this book so hilarious for both kids and adults. It is also well-leveled. The illustrations are detailed enough to hold kids’ interest through multiple read-throughs. Indeed, it is one of the most excellent stories about camping for kids.

Pony Scouts: The Camping Trip

This book is unique because it talks about going camping with ponies. Meg discovers there’s a lot she doesn’t know about camping but learning is part of the fun in the end.

This book is about little friends who share a love of horses and have become a “scout” troop during their adventures.

Good Night Campsite

Our last recommendation is “Good Night Campsite” which can be a perfect bedtime story too.

You will go on an adventure exploring nature, different animals, reptiles, and insects; will learn some fun outdoor activities, such as hiking and swimming. And of course, don’t forget about the roasted marshmallows by the campfire.

7 Uniquely educational books about camping for kids

This section is dedicated to a series of educational books, where you and your children are able to learn more about the life of insects, types of plants and trees, and the overall natural environment. You will enhance your camping vocabulary by learning the anatomy of camping, as well as practicing the alphabet while camping. Finally, you will know more about various national parks, play the “I Spy Camping” game, and color numerous camping pictures. We have included books for 2-3-year-olds up to 10 years of age in his category.


Did you know that to enter the anthill you should touch the ant guard’s antennae with yours?

This charming picture board book shows kids what it would be like to be an ant! It shows different rooms and passageways inside the anthill, shares details on how ants live, and what they do, as well as includes fun facts, interesting captions, and new vocabulary words. Suitable for ages 2 – 5.

C Is for Camping

This picturesque book is suitable for young learners who are about to study the alphabet. It is also good for children who start reading.

The book features 26 illustrations showing campground favorites from campfires and hammocks to s’mores and wildlife. Each page has a sentence that relates to one of the letters in the alphabet.

Backpack Explorer: On the Nature Trail: What Will You Find?

This may seem a bit advanced but it is our favorite book. There is so much we learn from this book about nature and our environment. Every topic engages children in some sort of project. It is suitable for ages 4 – 8.

Here you will learn about worms, birds, spiders, all sorts of insects, clouds, and climate. You will need to get a magnifying glass to explore nature too. This book is filled with activities, checklists, and stickers.

Camping Anatomy Activities for Kids

This is a quite advanced book that will help you become a professional camper challenging you after each chapter with various activities, such as pitching a tent, reading stars, and drawing a map. There is also space for a camping journal to help your kids record their ideas and observations.

Within only twenty lessons, your kids will learn about the natural world, imagine solutions to potential problems, and test ideas to prepare for a successful trip.

America’s National Parks 1

For the ones who are about to travel across the USA, this book is a perfect find. You will learn about 60 different national parks in the USA. There is a map on the front page.

Your kids can plan the itinerary on their own now. Created by “Lonely Planet Kids”, every park includes a brief introduction providing information on animals, and things to do and see. The quality is superb!

Let Us Play I Spy Camping!

Why not play a game?

This book is great for young learners ages 2 – 5 teaching letters and introducing camping vocabulary.

Camping Coloring Book for Kids

Finally, our last recommendation is this coloring book because who doesn’t like color while on vacation? This book includes 80 coloring pages with cute camping designs for toddlers and children.

Not only will coloring foster your child’s creativity and spark their imagination, but it will also help them develop and improve their fine motor skills.

We hope you found your perfect stories about camping for kids! Have an incredibly fantastic time camping with your family!

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