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Children's Fiction Camping & Outdoor Activities

Camp Average: Away Games

by (author) Craig Battle

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2022
Camping & Outdoor Activities, Friendship, Humorous Stories, Hockey
Recommended Age
8 to 12
Recommended Grade
2 to 7
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Sep 2021
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2022
    List Price

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In the final book of this hit summer reading series for ages 8 to 12, this summer is definitely not average. This three-book series is great for sports fans and reluctant readers, with Camp Average shortlisted for provincial children's choice awards in Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan.

It’s another summer at Camp Avalon—also known as Camp Average to its campers—only this year, things are anything but normal. Mack and Andre are spending the summer at rival Camp Killington, where the competitive campers seem intent on making them suffer.

Meanwhile, at Camp Average, Miles is trying to keep the peace—which is not easy, due to obnoxious newcomer Garth and his pranks. On top of that, Miles has another impossible task on his plate: getting Mack and Andre back on home turf.

Things come to a head when Mack and Andre are forced apart, and Cassie challenges Garth to a do-or-die ball hockey showdown. Will the Camp Average crew find their way back together and come out on top? In this third and final addition to the critically acclaimed Camp Average series, the campers rally to support each other and discover once more how teamwork and cooperation win.


About the author

CRAIG BATTLE likes to think he's as funny as Pat from the Camp Average series, but he's probably more funny like Winston's short shorts. The author of seven books for middle-grade readers, Craig has worked as a journalist, coach, and camp counselor. Now an editor of stories big and small at, he lives in Toronto with his wife and son.


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  • Commended, A CBC Best Canadian Middle Grade Book of 2021

Editorial Reviews

"Author Battle has an amazing cast of characters whose interactions are believable in an uplifting, humorous tale ... He has also fashioned a very strong piece of sport fiction jumping seamlessly from the action on the ball-hockey court to baseball drills to croquet."

Canadian Review of Materials

"The narrative shines when depicting the sports alchemy that transforms diverse young players of varying athletic interests and abilities into a whole greater than the sum of its parts. An exuberant celebration of playing as a team."

Kirkus Reviews

"The campers at Camp Average aren’t known for their sports skills, but this group of underdogs work together to try to win."

School Library Journal

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