Sunday, November 18, 2012

Books for a Camping Themed Nursery

When it came time to create a theme for our son's nursery we wanted to create something that was not only reflective of who the two of us were as a family, but who we hoped the three of us would be as a family.  My husband and I both love nature, and specifically we love camping.  So we decided to piece together a camping themed nursery.  (Easier said than done by the way!  There is lots of forest themed pieces for a nursery, but not many camping specific pieces.)
We, of course, wanted to enhance our theme by including a few good camping picture books.  Not only do they make a great display, but they are so much fun to read.  With each reading my husband and I hope we are building an interest in our son that will continue to grow into many happy camping memories with his family.  Here's the list of books that we included in our nursery to go along with our camping theme.

A Camping Spree With Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
S is for S'mores: A Camping Alphabet by Helen Foster James
Toasting Marshmallows by Kristine O'Connell George
When We Go Camping by Margiet Ruurs
Forest Bright, Forest Night by Jennifer Ward (Great science content!)
Over In the Forest: Come and Take a Peek by Marianne Berkes (Beautiful cut paper illustrations)
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Fire Flies by Julie Brinckloe
Night in the Country by Cynthia Rylant- This was added mostly because I love Love LOVE Cynthia Rylant.  It's not about camping exactly, but it is about the quite nights in the country.

I hope to add to the collection as he grows.  I'm always open to recommendations!

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