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Books about hiking, backpacking and camping with children

Books about Youth and Hiking

Best Hikes for Kids Joan BurtonBackpacking is For Me, by Art Thomas (Lerner, 1980)

Backpacking With Babies and Small Children, by Goldie Silverman (Wilderness Press, 1986)

Best Hikes with Kids - Western Washington and the Cascades, by Joan Burton (The Mountaineers Books, 2006)

Buck Wilder's Hiking and Camping Guide, by Tim Smith and Mark Herrick (Partners Publishing Group, 1997)

Camping and Backpacking with Children, by Steven Boga (Stackpole Books, 1995)

Camping with Kids: The Complete Guide to Car, Tent and RV Camping, by Goldie Silverman (Wilderness Press, 2006)

Eddie Bauer Guide to Family Camping, by Eddie Bauer and Archie Satterfield (Addison-Wesley, 1983)

Hiking With Kids, second edition, by Robin Tawney (Falcon Guide, 2006)

Camping with Kids

Illustrated Backpacking Dictionary for Young People, by Randy Larson and Eric Lurio (Harvey House, 1981)

Kids in the Wild - A Family Guide to Outdoor Recreation, by Cindy Ross (Mountaineers, 1995)

Kids Outdoors - Skills and Knowledge for Outdoor Adventurers, by Victoria Louge, Frank Logue, and Mark Carroll (Ragged Mountain Press, 1996)

L.L. Bean Family Camping Handbook, by Keith McCafferty (Lyons Press, 1999)

Take a Hike! The Sierra Club Kid's Guide to Hiking and Backpacking, by Lynne Foster and Martha Weston (Sierra Club Books, 1991)

Travel With Children, fifth edition, by Brigitte Barta (Lonely Planet, 2009)

Wilderness with Children:  A Parent's Guide to Fun Family Outings, by Michael Hodgson (Stackpole Books, 1992)

For Kids: Stories Based in the Outdoors

Black and Brown Faces in America's Wild PlacesA Tree Is Nice, by Janice May Udry (Harper Collins, 1984)

A Youth's Look at Black & Brown Faces in America's Wild Places, by Dudley Edmondson (Adventure Publications, 2006)

Curious George Goes Camping, by Margaret Rey (Houghton Mifflin, 1990)

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?, by Carmela LaVigna Coyle and Mike Gordon (Rising Moon, 2003)

Eeny, Meeny, Miney Mole, by Jane Yolen  (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992)

Everybody Needs a Rock, By Byrd Baylor  (Scribner, 1974)

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

Farfallina & Marcel, by Holly Keller  (Greenwillow Books, 2002)

Forest Bright, Forest Night, by Jennifer Ward  (Dawn Publications, 2005)

Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, by D.B. Johnson  (Houghton Mifflin, 2000)

My First Hike, by Catherine Maria Woolf  (Dawn Publications, 2008)

Otter and Owl's Helpful Hike, by Crystal Bowman  (Zonderkidz, 2008)

Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen  (Philomel Books, 1987)

Searching for Sasquatch, by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer and Vicki Bradley (Sasquatch books, 2006)

Take a Hike Snoopy!, by Charles M. Schulz and Judy Katchke (Little Simon, 2002)

The Lorax

Tree in the Trail, by Holling C Holling (Houghton Mifflin, 1990)

The Lorax, by Dr. Suess (Collins, 2004)

The Other Way to Listen, by Byrd Baylor (Scribner, 1978)

For Teens

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (Puffin, 1981)

Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Patterson and Donna Diamond (Crowell, 1977)

My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George (Puffin, 1959)

Twilight- series, by Stephenie Meyer (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2006)

For Kids to Take Along Outside

I Love Dirt

Camp Out!: The Ultimate Kids' Guide, by Lynn Brunelle (Workman Publishing Company, 2007)

Fun With Nature (Take-Along Guide), by Mel Boring (Northword Books for Young Readers, 1998)

Golden Guides: Trees, Birds, Pond Life, Insects, Geology, Wildflowers (St. Martin's Press)

I Love Dirt, By Jennifer Ward (Trumpeter, 2008)

Kids Camp! Activities for the Backyard or Wilderness, by Laurie Carlson and Judith Dammel (Chicago Review Press, 1995)

Nature Log Kids: A Kid's Journal to Record Their Nature Experiences, by Deanna Brandt (Adventure Publications, 1998)

Nature's Playground, by Fiona Danks (Chicago Review Press, 2002)

Sharing Nature with Children, by Joseph Cornell (Dawn Publications, 1998)

Trekking on a Trail, by Linda White (Gibbs Smith, 2000)

Woods Walk, by Henry Art and Michael Robbins (Storey Books, 2003)