Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Top 10 Summer Vacation or Camping Books

Is it too early to start thinking about summer? It's not, if you are wanting to have a few read alouds or lessons about summer vacations or going to summer camp. As I have been going through my books looking for my next book reviews I have come across some of my favorite "summer camp" or "summer vacation" books. So here is my

Top 10 list of camping/vacation favorites {in no particular order}.

1. Go Go America by Dan Yaccaino
This is a fact filled book that takes you and the Farley Family state to state learning about different, bizarre and interesting facts, laws and contests in each state.

2. How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
This is an imaginative tale about a boy and his rootin, tootin summer vacation.

3. A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
All Mr. Magee wants to do is go camping but when a hungry bear enters his campsite Mr. Magee's trip gets away from him.

4. The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing
Will this family remember everything they need for their vacation?

5. Froggy Goes to Camp by Jonathan London
Froggy does a lot of fun things at camp, but is he really having a good time?

6. Arthur's Family Vacation by Marc Brown
Will Arthur's vacation be ruined because of all the rain, or will Arthur figure out how to make it fun?

7. Beach Day by Karen Roosa
This book delivers a perfect day at the beach.

8. Curious George Goes Camping by Margret Rey
As it is with George, every time he tries to be helpful things go wrong, and when he meets a new friend the monkey business begins.

9. Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer
This is a heartwarming book about a father-and-son camping trip and despite the few mishaps they have a wonderful time.

10. When We Go Camping by Margriet Ruurs
This is a beautiful book about camping and all the camping memories a family makes.

I hope there is something here that peeks your interest, or at least reminds you of the books you have hiding in your library. Only 42 more days till summer........

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  1. Love you blog! I can't wait to look around! Hopped over from Charity's linky!
    Literacy Minute

  2. Hi Sandi,
    Thanks for hopping by, I hope you find something useful as you explore!

  3. I've enjoyed my visit to your blog! I'm so happy to be a 5 star blogger too! Come by when you get a chance!

    Blogging Blessings,

    1. Thanks for visiting! I will be by soon!

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  5. Replies
    1. Thanks! I had fun going through my books and finding my favorites!

  6. Great post! Definitely a 5-Star Blogger! Thanks for linking up!

    The Organized Classroom Blog


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