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Read Beyond the Beaten Path

The theme for our 2022 summer reading program is Read Beyond the Beaten Path! Read Beyond the Beaten Path combines camp, adventure, and skill development. “Summer camp at the library” can encompass many different summer experiences: from outdoor activities such as hiking, campfires, stories, and s’mores to nature programs, arts and crafts, music, and so much more! Explore the theme with the recommended reads below and make sure to register for summer reading at the library. For more information on our summer reading program, check out this post.

Click the linked titles to reserve a copy to pick up at the library.

Board Books

Thumper’s Summer Day (2008) by Laura Driscoll

Look Look Outside! (2012) by Peter Linenthal

In the Wild (2018) illustrated by Natalie Marshall

I See Insects (2018) by Tim Mayerling

Curious about Insects (2021) by Cathryn Sill

Curious about Mammals (2020) by Cathryn Sill

Ladybug Girl and Her Papa (2017) by David Soman and Jackie Davis

Let’s Go Outside! (2020) by Ekaterina Trukhan

Easy Readers

Duck Stays in the Truck (2020) by Doreen Cronin

Take a Hike! (2020) by Luke Flowers

Charlie & Mouse Outdoors (2020) by Laurel Snyder

Picture Books

Wonder Walkers (2021) by Micha Archer

The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Car Trip (2006) by Stan & Jan Berenstain

We Love Fishing! (2021) by Ariel Bernstein

Maisy Goes on a Nature Walk (2022) by Lucy Cousins

The Night Walk (2020) by Marie Dorléans

The Hike (2019) by Alison Farrell

Once Upon Another Time (2021) by Charles Ghigna and Matt Forrest Esenwine

Little Houses (2022) by Kevin Henkes

Sunny the Bunny: Goes to Camp (2020) by Jace Higgins and Paige Bekish

The Couch Potato (2020) by Jory John

Summer Camp Critter Jitters (2021) by Jory John

Road Trip! : A Whiskers Hollow Adventure (2021) by Steve Light

My Mindful Walk with Grandma (2020) by Sheri Mabry

The Camping Trip (2020) by Jennifer K. Mann

What Can You Do With a Rock? (2021) by Pat Zietlow Miller

Play Outside! (2020) by Laurent Moreau

Hike (2020) by Pete Oswald

Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping (1985) by Peggy Parish

Fatima’s Great Outdoors (2021) by Ambreen Tariq

Outside In (2020) by Deborah Underwood

Easy Nonfiction

Camping, Here I Come! : Keeping a Budget (2022) by Lisa Bullard

How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion (2020) by Ashima Shiraishi

Rock Climbing (2001) by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed

Yosemite (2020) by Marion Dane Bauer

Easy Nonfiction Series

Outdoor Science Lab (2020) by Lindsey Lowe
Get Outside! (2020) by Emily Kington
Go Outside! (2020) by Peter Finn

Juvenile Nonfiction

The Outdoor Scientist: The Wonder of Observing the Natural World (2021) by Temple Grandin with Betsy Lerner

How to Go Anywhere (and Not Get Lost): A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers (2021) by Hans Aschim

Let’s Play Outdoors! : Exploring Nature for Children (2020) by Catherine Ard

The Secret Signs of Nature: How to Uncover Hidden Clues in the Sky, Water, Plants, Animals and Weather (2022) by Craig Caudill

The Lost Book of Adventure (2019) by Teddy Keen, compiler and editor

Sports in the Wild (2020) by Louise Spilsbury

The Nature Adventure Book (2021) by Katie Taylor

Rock Climbing (2021) by Marie-Therese Miller, PhD

A Book of Camping and Survival Projects for Kids Who Love to Go Wild (2022) by Ruth Owen

Survival! : A Step-by-Step Guide to Camping and Outdoor Skills (2019) by Colin Towell

Bushcraft Kid: Survive in the Wild and Have Fun Doing It! (2022) by Dan Wowak

Juvenile Nonfiction Series

Nature Heals (2021) by Abby Colich
Wild Outdoors (2020) by Heather Bode, Julia Garstecki and Lisa M. Bolt Simons
Get Outdoors (2022) by Meghan Gottschall
Adventure Outdoors (2013) by Neil Champion

Graphic Novels

Long Distance (2021) by Whitney Gardner

Campfire Songs (2020)  

The Pathfinders Society (2020) by Francesco Sedita & Prescott Seraydarian

Bug Scouts: Out in the Wild (2022) by Mike Lowerty

Juvenile Intermediate Fiction

Bo the Brave (2020) by Rebecca Elliott

To the Top! : Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain (1993) by S.A. Kramer

Camp Time in California (2021) by Mary Pope Osborne

Juvenile Fiction

The Canyon’s Edge (2021) by Dusti Bowling

Can You Survive the Wilderness? : An Interactive Survival Adventure (2012) by Matt Doeden

Can You Survive Extreme Mountain Climbing? : An Interactive Survival Adventure (2013) by Matt Doeden

Out of My Heart (2021) by Sharon M. Draper

Genius Camp (2021) by Chris Grabenstein

Unplugged (2021) by Gordon Korman

Grizzly Peak (2017) by Jonathan London


Remember to join us for summer reading!

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