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Camp Wild

by Pam Withers
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: survival stories, friendship, camping & outdoor activities

Wilf is convinced his parents want nothing to do with him. When he isn't in school, he is left to his own devices or shipped away to camp. But at fifteen, Wilf is adamant that he is too old for summer camp. When his parents ignore his protests and ship him off anyway, he knows how he will get their attention: He will escape from camp by canoe and s …

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The Great Fishing Derby (Inuktitut/English)

by Alex Ittimangnaq, illustrated by Eric Kim
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, polar regions, native canadian

Kanayuq lives in Kugaaruk, Nunavut. He is excited for the fishing derby!

Kanayuq hopes he can catch a big enough fish to win the grand prize—a new bicycle! Before he can compete in the derby, he must help his family. Will Kanayuq be able to finish all his work and win the competition?

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Camp Average: Double Foul

by Craig Battle
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: basketball, humorous stories, friendship, camping & outdoor activities

It’s a new summer at Camp Avalon—which Mack and his friends still affectionately call Camp Average. After last season’s big baseball victory, camp director Winston wants to continue the winning streak. So he’s launched a competitive program for elite athletes—including a new group of girl campers.
When Winston enters his charges in a hi …

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Camp Average

by Craig Battle
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 2 to 6
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, baseball & softball, friendship, humorous stories

A group of 11-year-olds arrives to spend six weeks playing sports at Camp Avalon—which they affectionately call Camp Average, because they never win at any sport. And that’s the way they like it. But this summer, new camp director Winston—who hates losing—has some hyper-competitive ideas about how to improve their performance, whether they …

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Megabat Is a Fraidybat

by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Kass Reich
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, friendship, chapter books

Megabat and his best friend, Daniel, go to sleepaway camp for the first time. Another hilarious chapter book in this laugh-out-loud series for fans of Dory Fantasmagory and Narwhal and Jelly.

Daniel is not so sure about going to camp. There will be bugs. And uncomfortable beds. And leeches!

Megabat can't WAIT to go to camp! There will be so much smoo …

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Fishing in the Summertime (Inuktitut/English)

by Monica Ittusardjuat, illustrated by Anton Kotelenets
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: beginner, camping & outdoor activities, polar regions

Let’s go fishing!

This wordless picture book follows a child and his father as they go fishing, catch fish, and make pitsi.

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Ukaliq and Kalla Go Summer Camping (Inuktitut/English)

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, activity books, polar regions

Ukaliq and Kalla are going camping! Can you help find things for their trip?

In this search-and-find book, children are encouraged to find objects hidden in different scenes.

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Ukaliq and Kalla Travel on the Ice (Inuktitut/English)

by Neil Christopher, illustrated by Amanda Sandland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: activity books, camping & outdoor activities, polar regions

Can you help Ukaliq and Kalla find things on their camping trip?

In this search-and-Find book, children are encouraged to find objects hidden in different scenes.

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The Horse of the River

A Camp Canyon Falls Adventure

by Sari Cooper
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: horses, survival stories, camping & outdoor activities

Twelve-year-old Gillian had never been so scared as the bus wound its way toward Canyon Falls summer camp. She had been dreaming about a horseback riding experience like this for years, but now that she was actually on her way, she was terrified. She had never been away from her family, never mind for a whole month. Would she make friends? Would sh …

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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Moose

by Chrissy Bozik, illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: camping & outdoor activities, humorous stories

A quintessentially Canadian take on the old lady who swallows everything!

 

There was an old lady who swallowed a moose.

What's the use in swallowing a moose?

It won't come loose!

 

So she swallows a lake to wash out the moose, then some sticks to dam the lake, then a beaver and so on and so on . . . Before you know it, she's swallowed a mosquito that ti …

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