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Davis, Jack E.
On a rainy first day at Camp Granada, a young camper writes home to "Muddah" and "Faddah" to ask them to let him leave the difficult place. The lyrics of this camp song is a letter from camp with all the jokes aside.

Sher, Emil
Even though they do not get to spend a lot of time together, a mom and her daughter write to communicate with each other using sticky notes left around their house. Right now, the girl does not want to go to sleepaway camp and she is trying to find every reason not to go. Whether it’s her cat, Lester, needing her too much or her short haircut, she really does not want to go camping. In the end, she finally does, and she loves it!

Bourgeois, Paulette
Franklin and Bear are excited for their first sleepover at Franklin's house. It's fun to play games, have a campfire, and campout in the livingroom with your friend. However, when it's time to go to bed, Bear and Franklin realize how scary sleepovers can be.

Child, Lauren
Clarice Bean is having a hard time coming up with an idea for her project on the environment. To make matters worse, she is paired up with her tag-along neighbor, Robert Granger. Her situation looks hopeless until her brother becomes an ecowarrior in an effort to free the tree from being cut down in their neighborhood. Robert and Clarice become ecowarriors themselves, saving the tree and their project.

Hopkins, Lee Bennett
Fourteen poems about everyday life tell about friends moving away, forgetting your pants and the death of a class pet. Other poems include Winter Rabbit, Play Ball, Nightmare, and My Friend Is Gone.

Williams, Vera B
A boy and his brother Sam take a canoe trip with their mother and aunt and engage in a variety of adventurous activities along the way.

Huneck, Stephen
Sally, the dog, goes on a camping trip to the mountains. Sally dreams of meeting new animals including: rabbits, birds, fish, racoons, beavers, skunks, moose and bears. Will Sally really get to meet these new animals on her trip?

Fisher, Doris; Sneed, Dani
The wacky fun continues as a young boy awakens to find he's missing a half-head of hair. After chugging down his glass of milk that's two-thirds gooey paste, he and his friend are off to camp for a day of fraction fun and an out-of-this world soccer game.

Curtis, Gavin
Reginald loves playing the violin. Every free moment Reginald practices his violin, but his dad wants him to play baseball instead. Reginald does not give up. Soon his dad realizes the value and talent that Reginald has for the violin.

Berkes, Marianne
Compare and contrast different animals through predictable analogies that rhyme. Find the similarities between even the most incompatible animals....bat is to flit as eagle is to soar; dog is to bark as lion is to roar. Comparisons include sounds, physical adaptations, behaviors, and animal classifications.

Wright, Maureen
It's time for Big Bear to hibernate, so Old Man Winter keeps telling him sleep, Big Bear, sleep. But Big Bear doesn't hear very well. He thinks Old Man Winter has told him to drive a jeep, to sweep, and to leap. Big Bear just can't seem to hear what Old Man winter is saying. Finally, Old Man Winter finds a noisy way to get Big Bear's attention.

Udry, Janice May
A group of children, who call themselves the moon jumpers, love to play outside at night under the moon. They dance, play tag, make a camp and pretend they are on an island. When their mother calls them in to go to sleep, they dream of tomorrow's sun.

Waddell, Martin
A little girl experiences one of the most dramatic changes in her life. While going west to build a new home, she learns to cope with many different things. She regains hopes and dreams for her new home.

Spohn, David
Nate, Matt, and their dad go camping. The three enjoy the stars and each other's company. They stoke the fire and settle down for the chilly night.

Wood, Douglas
Throughout the day, a dad shows his love for his son by showing him things that he can't do alone such as pitching a baseball very fast, reading a book to himself, fishing alone, and winning at cards.

Coy, John
When a young boy goes on a trip with his dad, they drive all night to get to the mountains. During the trip, the little boy learns many things from his father as they share many activities along the way.

Robins, Joan
Addie's parents want to send her to camp. She thinks that they do not want her anymore, so she runs away. Her friend, Max, tells her camp is fun and they decide to go to camp together.

Marshall, James
Two boys are cut-ups at school. They go to summmer camp and are framed for pranks that they never did.

Parish, Peggy
Amelia Bedielia follows exact instructions given to her on a camping trip, including rowing boats and pitching the tent.

Kvasnosky, Laura McGee
A new boy named Eugene has moved in next door to Zelda and Ivy. the three quickly become friends. A romance blooms, they play imaginary games, and go camping. Like all friends, they don't always get along, but they work out their differences.

Wahl, Jan
Cabin fever strikes the Pipkins and sends them on a journey through the wilderness. Lack of foresight, planning, and common sense is comical throughout the story.

Maynard, Joyce
A family decides to go camping. They do many fun and exciting things, including swimming, sleeping in sleeping bags, and cooking over a campfire.

Ungerer, Tomi
During a picnic, the Mellops family drinks water from a spring and finds it tastes like oil. The family looks for the possibility of oil in the area. When they find that there is oil, they build a derrick. A forest fire sends the family home to take baths.

Schwartz, Amy
Rosie is the camper of the week and refuses to be a part of a prank. The other campers are caught and disciplined, and even though she did not do it, she admits to it to help her friends from being more severely punished.

Gosselin, Kim
Justin is scared to leave his parents for the first time to travel to camp. Asthma camp turns out to be a place he greatly enjoys. He learns about asthma and its effects on his body. By the end of the week Justin leaves camp but he can't wait until the following year to come back.

Rylant, Cynthia
Spring is coming, spring is coming!Spring cleaning on Poppleton's mind. Poppelton's friend, Cherry Sue, is cleaning too. Poppelton is looking for a bike, but there are so many decisions to make. A red one, a blue one- maybe he'll just walk. Poppleton wants to sleep outside in the new spring air. Can he last the night and discover new things around him?

Brown, Marc
Arthur is having his first sleepover in a tent in his backyard. Arthur and his friends Buster and Brian plan to watch for spaceships and aliens during the night. Arthur's sister plays a trick on the boys, and they come up with a plan to get her back.

McCully, Emily Arnold
Pip and Ski go on a camping trip with their Grandmas Nan and Sal who cannot agree on anything. The kids do not have any fun until they take a boat into the middle of the lake, and the Grandmas learned to compromise.

Say, Allen
A boy with a love of painting wanders into town looking for a job when he sees a sign painter. Together, they go into the desert, painting a dozen billboards with just what was ordered, a woman's face and a single word, Arrowstar. Not understanding the meaning behind these billboards in the middle of the desert, the boy longs to paint beautiful landscapes instead. Still, the sign painter insists they stick to the order. Near the end of their journey, they learn the dream behind the billboards and the boy remembers a dream of his own.

Himmelman, John
The Badger Scouts are ready for bed, but when their counselor turns out the light strange things begin to happen. The boys think that they hear and see all sorts of monsters. After getting flashlights, glasses of water, and a last trip to the bathroom, the boys are really ready for bed.

Boynton, Sandra
Hester wants to go camping, but she keeps running into problems. First she has a hole in her canoe, then in her foot. After many other catastrophies, she finally goes home.

Locker, Thomas
Two young boys ask their grandfather about the source of the river that runs by his place. They go on a camping trip to the top of the mountain in order to find the answer.

Seligson, Susan//Schneider, Howie
Amos is a dog that rides his couch everywhere, even camping. He has a good time camping and even uses his couch to scare a bear away from camp.

McCutcheon, Marc
Mr. Biggins, a three-legged dog, is lost in the mountain on Christmas Eve. Grandfather and Lizzie dress warmly, pack a small bag, and head up the mountain to find their dog. They camp overnight in an igloo and find two surprises on Christmas Day.

Hughes, Shirley
Alfie enjoys the outdoors. He goes camping, plays on big trees, and just about anything one could imagine to do in the outdoors.

Marino, Dorothy
On his way camping, Buzzy meets three different creatures and learns how they do certain things. This helps him find his way home.

Hazen, Barbara Shook
A little boy and his family have plans to go camping, but they are cancelled because of the rain. The little boy gets angry and disappointed, but has a fun day at home after all.

Blaustein, Muriel
Selfish Zachary always gets everything HIS way. When his parents begin to notice this, they decide to invite Zachary's cousin, Alfie, along on a camping trip with their family. After a few days of fun and adventure, Zachary discovers that a friend is fun!

Kay, Verla
In a rhyming story a farmer joins a group of miners to look for gold. They travel through praries, deserts, and mountains panning for gold but never find much. The farmer, after finding no gold, leaves the miners to go back home to his farm and family.

Polacco, Patricia
On her birthday, a girl's father takes her, her brother and her cousin down to Clay Pit to camp and cook over a campfire, and to take a picture of the monster of Clay Pit Bottoms.

Graham, Bob
A young girl and her family go camping at the beach. They make new friends and do interesting things such as playing different games at the beach.

Zweibel, Alan
In a letter to his children, a father reflects upon the importance of a good friend and the value of a place to feel safe and secure. The father recalls various memories of his family as it has grown in relationship to a favorite tree that had been part of their lives since they built their home. The tree seems to help the family through many events but does not withstand a huge storm. The father uses the wood to build a tree house to continue its importance to the family.