Camp Out! The Ultimate Kids' Guide by Lynn Brunelle:
Guess what we did last week? Went camping at Salt Fork State Park, Ohio's largest state park! We had so much fun - a post with pictures is coming soon, I promise!
I took this book with us on our camping adventure, and I'm so glad I did. There are lots of camping-related tidbits of information throughout the book. On the cover are the following bullet-points:
-pitch a tent
-get crafty out there
-use a compass
-cook up s'mores
-read the weather
-build a campfire
The book has all of these things, plus pages on topics like identifying constellations, popular campfire songs, things you see in a tide pool and games to play after a busy day of hiking and swimming.
Our oldest was fascinated by the chapter on animal tracks and scat. She also loved reading the ghost stories aloud to her younger siblings, causing them a couple of nights of scary dreams before we left on our trip. We made sure to tell her no spooky stories when we're out in the woods!
If you & your family go camping - get this book. But make sure you bring it with you because there are many, many interesting and useful items in it that are fun to read about while you're experiencing it. If nothing else, it's a fun read while you're kicking back & eating s'mores.