Best Baby & Toddler Books About Camping

Our Favorite 5 Books to Read With Your Kids About Camping

Updated Apr. 23, 2019

Can you smell it now? The campfire smoke in your hair, on your jacket, on your children? But it's worth it. The sound of the river rushing by, the feel of the wind in the air, and the trees towering around. It is just nice to be surrounded by nature on a camping trip. Surely you have your own traditions of camping, but these stories might spark those memories and bring to life your fun vacations with family.

All Aboard! National Parks book
#1
All Aboard! National Parks
Written by Kevin Meyers, Haily Meyers and illustrated by Haily Meyers
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

From the creators of BabyLit®: Every area of the world can be mapped out for adventure, and brilliant babies love the sophistication of traveling by train. This new board book series written by the husband and wife team of Haily and Kevin Meyers and illustrated by Haily, celebrates the unique qualities of each city while employing a fun primer element to tell the story. These books will have you and baby seeing the world by train and will turn story time into a globetrotting event. Perfect as a souvenir or as part of a geography collection for brilliant babies, the All Aboard! series will be pulling into your station next!

Good Night Campsite book
#2
Good Night Campsite
Written and illustrated by Mark Jasper, Adam Gamble
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Campsite features camping, cooking, tents, RVs, lakes, mountains, rivers, trees, ducks, frogs, chipmunks, biking, picnics, hiking, autumn leaves, campfires, fireflies, sleeping bags, and more. Grab your duffel bags, it’s time to head to the campsite. This charming board book takes young readers on an outing to their favorite campsites while indulging in all their favorite outdoor activities. Roasted marshmallows included! This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.

A Walk in the Forest book
#3
A Walk in the Forest
Written by Jaye Garnett and illustrated by Lisa Manuzak
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Curious toddlers and preschoolers will learn fun facts in this Smithsonian Kids book about forest creatures including deer, bears, beavers, foxes, rabbits, birds, and many more. Every page features an engaging "spinning wheel" that when turned by your little one builds fine motor skills and introduces additional forest plants and animals in the viewing window. The sturdy board pages and built-in handle are just right for little hands, and the beautiful, detailed illustrations will engage, entertain, and educate your little one. Explore up in the trees and underground. Learn fun facts and new vocabulary words. Discover where animals make their homes. Knowledge helps kids shine!

 Who Peek-A-Flap book
#4
Who Peek-A-Flap
Written by Jaye Garnett and illustrated by Ariel Silverstein
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Introduces animals & habitats Supports comprehension & vocabulary growth Entertains with exploration & surprise Peek and explore in the forest! You'll meet all sorts of animal friends. Each scene features a pair of lift-a-flaps with peek-a-boo surprises. Inside the flaps, you'll find fun facts about the animals in the artwork. ISBN: 978-1-68052-125-2 7.0"w x 7.0"h 6 peek-a-flap spreads embossed cover with foil

Babies in the Forest book
#5
Babies in the Forest
Written by Ginger Swift and illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-5

Meet forest animals with Rusty and Ruby! This sturdy board book has especially thick flaps for baby to lift and grasp.Illustrations include lots of details to hold baby’s attention.

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