Monday, July 7, 2008

Let's Go Camping!

With summertime comes camp time. I really enjoy sleeping under the stars. We have lots of books that will help you and your chlid make the most of your camping experience.
Nonfiction titles include:
First Camping Trip by C.B. Colby
Follow the Trail by Jessica Loy
Let's Go Camping! by Jan Mader
Camp Out! by Lynn Brunelle

Perhaps you're just not the outdoors type or maybe the weather isn't cooperating. You can pretend to camp. Drape a sheet over a table or chairs, grab a flashlight, and a few good books.
Our camping fiction titles include:
Camping Out by Heather Amery
Stella and Roy Go Camping by Ashley Wolff
Three Days on a River in a Red Canoe by Vera B. Williams
Pig Pig Goes to Camp by David McPhail

Maybe you'd prefer to read American Indian tales. Here are a few written by Joseph Bruchac:
The First Strawberries
How Chipmunk Got His Stripes
Turtle's Race with Beaver

Scary stories are are always fun, too. There's Alvin Scwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark series. My favorite is Dark at the Top of the Stairs by Sam McBratney.

However you choose to camp, don't forget the s'mores. If you don't have a campfire at your site or if you're pretend camping, here's an easy way to make them. Spread marshmallow creme on a graham cracker square, place a piece of chocolate on the creme, and top it off with another graham square. You can also substitute a real marshmallow or two for the creme, put the sandwich together, and heat in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Yum, yum!!