Summer time is the perfect time to travel! Everyone is still taking a break from their lessons in August, the weather is great in many places (especially those that may get snow in the winter), and there is still plenty of time to explore! You can get ready for your exploration with this amazing list of picture books about camping and travel.
Picture books about camping
The Camping Trip That Changed America by Barb Rosenstock
Learn about the ultimate camping trip that John Muir and Teddy Roosevelt went on together that changed the future of the wilderness in America! Gorgeous illustrations accompany this book about the camping trip that ended up creating our National Parks. You can go down the Rabbit Trail with this book with the lesson Journey to the Parks from Rabbit Trails through the Parks, too!
S is for S’more by Helen Foster James
I absolutely love this series of books, and S is for S’more is just as wonderful as the rest! Go through the alphabet together while reading all about what makes camping so great.
Fred & Ted Go Camping by Peter Anthony Eastman
In this hilarious book about opposites, canines Fred & Ted go camping. Their different approaches to things often end up with hilarious and very different results.
Camp Tiger by Susan Choi
In this poetic ode to childhood, Susan Choi tells the story of a young boy on an annual family camping trip. This year the boy is encouraged to be more independent like his older brother, but unlike other years, a tiger has ventured into the woods!
Goodnight, Campsite by Loretta Sponsler
Follow campers on their daily adventures hiking, biking, fishing, and going back to their campsites at night. This book emphasizes the uses of RV’s which makes it a unique camping book for children!
When We Go Camping by Margriet Ruurs
One family finds lots to keep busy with from sunrise to sunseton their camping tip! This book is a wonderful read, full of instructional value as well as beautiful illustrations!
Picture Books about Travel (both domestic and international!)
Katie in London by James Mayhew
Follow Katie & her brother Jack as a Trafalgar Square lion comes to life and takes them on a grand adventure through London!
Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss addresses the many highs and lows of life in this classic storybook. The inspiring and timeless message encourages readers to find the success that lies within, no matter what challenges they face.
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelans
Follow little Madeline, our brave heroine, in this classic tale of her adventures in Paris, France!
Journey by Aaron Becker
Follow a young girl on her journey through her drawings in this wordless story full of beautiful illustrations!
This is Paris by Miroslav Sasek
Experience the culture of Paris through the eyes of Czech painter & visit some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
Experience a summer in Maine in this beautiful book by Robert McCloskey, author of other classics like Blueberries for Sal & Make Way for the Ducklings.
Atlas of Adventures by Rachel Williams
Celebrate the diversity of our world in this children’s book capturing the spirit of adventure!
The 50 States by Gabrielle Balkan
Explore the United States in this atlas for kids! Featuring characteristics that make each state unique, this book is a must for U.S. Geography! It is also the spine of the Rabbit Trails Geography Journal, My Exploring the 50 States Journal!
Geography from A-Z by Jack Knowlton
From archipelagos to zones, little ones can learn all about Earth’s geography in this picture glossary!
I Love You More Than Mountains by Kristen Emily Behl
Help your children understand how big and wide, how tall and deep your love for them is in this celebration of the U.S. National Parks!
Next Stop Grand Central by Maira Kalman
Next Stop Grand Central is a celebration of diverse peoples often found at Grand Central Station in New York. Unique illustrations and lyrical descriptions make this a wonderfully memorable book forlittle ones!
Picture Books About Camping and Travel
What picture books about camping and travel would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments or in my online homeschool community! Have fun reading together as a family this August, and always!
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