The Kids Campfire Book

Ann Love, Jane Drake
Heather Collins

This book in the Family Fun series has everything you need to know about having a fun and safe campfire. This collection of outdoor activities, games, stories, songs and more is for kids and families to share around the campfire. It includes tips on how to find the best campfire site, identify animal cries at night and locate constellations. Kids will also find out how to make pizza over an open fire, tell a spooky ghost story, or create musical instruments for a sing-along. With more than 125 pages of fun things to do around a campfire, this is the perfect book for every camper, canoeist and camp counsellor!

978-1-55074-539-9 | Jun 30, 1996
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $17.95
2-color 8 1/2 x 9 3/8 128 pages
Grades: 1 To 5 / Ages: 6 to 10

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Awards & Reviews

“The Kids Campfire Book will be dog-eared by the end of the summer. From starting the campfire to eating, game playing, singing, storytelling and finally dousing the fire's last embers, this illustrated, instructional book tells camp leaders and parents everything they need to know about creating the right spark for campfire fun.”
— Ottawa Citizen, June 1996
“Whether readers are novice or experienced campers, the information presented in this in-depth exploration of camping will make their next excursions into the woods enjoyable, successful, and safe.”
— Booklist, March 1998
“Families who camp, school classes that make treks to outdoor sites, and scout and youth group leaders will find this book to be a detailed compendium for safe, environmentally friendly, and joyous campfire experiences. No other current title offers so much information about creating a successful evening in camp.”
— School Library Journal, April 1998
2000 - Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award, Winner
1999 - Red Cedar Book Award, Short-listed
1998 - Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller, Winner
1997 - Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association, Short-listed
1997 - Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada, Short-listed

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