Great Books For Camping Holidays To Celebrate World Book Day

Camping can be a great opportunity to encourage in your children not only a love of nature but also a love of good books. Spending some time chilling out in your tent, motorhome, campervan or caravan with a good book can be one of the joys of a camping holiday. Since today is World Book Day, here are a few children's books that could be fantastic for reading material for your their next camping adventure:

Swallows and Amazons” By Arthur Ransome

The freedoms of camping out are perfectly encapsulated in this classic tale. Young chapter book readers will surely love this story of kids calling the shots and sailing the 'high seas' of the Lake District enjoying their adventures.

The Famous Five Novels By Enid Blyton

In some of the famous five novels, the kids (and their dog) head off for camping trips and have a range of adventures. These books too are classics of children's literature and could foster in your kids a sense of freedom and adventure perfect for camping trips in the great outdoors.

There are also a range of camping themed books for younger children, either to read to themselves or for parents to read aloud, including:

  • “Maisie Goes Camping” By Lucy Cousins
  • “Bailey Goes Camping” By Kevin Henkes
  • “Topsy and Tim Go Camping” By Jean and Gareth Adamson
  • “There's a Werewolf in My Tent” By Pamela Butchart
  • “Isadora Moon Goes Camping” By Harriet Muncaster
  • “Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse” By Tamera Will Wissinger and Matthew Cordell
  • “A Camping Spree With Mr Magee” By Chris Van Dusen

These are just a few examples of the books you could consider taking on your next family camping trip. Whether you read around the campfire, sunbathe in the spring sunshine, or snuggle up in your tent, campervan, motorhome or caravan, finding the right book to read can really make the trip.

There are, of course, plenty of books out there, both fiction and non-fiction, to get kids in the camping mood and keep them happy and entertained while you are away from home. It does not really matter what your children read – the important thing is to get them reading.

It is important to encourage a love of reading and an appreciation for nature in your children. A camping holiday is the perfect opportunity to do both. This World Book Day, consider planning your next camping adventure, and start selecting the books you will all take with you on your next adventure.