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Children's Nonfiction General

Kids Campfire Book, The

Official Book of Campfire Fun

by (author) Jane Drake & Ann Love

illustrated by Heather Collins

Publisher
Kids Can Press
Initial publish date
Jun 1996
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550745399
    Publish Date
    Jun 1996
    List Price
    $17.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550742756
    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781550744545
    Publish Date
    Jan 1996
    List Price
    $17.95 USD

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 6 to 10
  • Grade: 1 to 5
  • Reading age: 6 to 10

Description

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!

About the authors

Jane Drake, with her co-author and sister Ann Love, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works usually have an environmental flavor. Jane lives in Toronto.

Jane Drake's profile page

Ann Love, with her co-author and sister Jane Drake, has co-authored many award-winning non fiction books for kids including The Kids Book of the Night Sky, The Kids Book of the Far North, The Kids Cottage Book, and most recently, Alien Invaders: Species that Threaten Our World. Their works always have an environmental flavor. Ann lives in the Toronto area.

Ann Love's profile page

Heather Collins brings Come Sit By Me alive with the colourful illustration style for which she has become known. Her popular children's picture book credits include Whoosh I Hear a Sound!, The Bare Naked and A Pioneer Story: The Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840 for which She won both the Information Book Award and the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award. When she's not illustrating in her attic studio in Toronto, Heather can be found spending time with her two children and her husband.

Heather Collins' profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Book Award
  • Winner, Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller
  • Short-listed, Information Book Award, Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada
  • Short-listed, Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association

Editorial 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

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

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

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