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Preschool - Grade 2
Armentrout, David. Camping (j796.54)
Armentrout, David. Fishing. (j799.1)
Branley, Franklyn M. Big Tracks, Little Tracks. (j591.5)
Cooper, Jason. Canoes and Kayaks. (j797.122)
Ditchfield, Christin. Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing, and Yachting. (j797.1)
Duffy, Dee Dee. Forest Tracks. (j591.5)
Evert, Laura. Rocks, Fossils and Arrowheads. (j552)
Morris, Dean. Animals That Burrow. (j591.5)
Van Laan, Nancy. Shingebiss: An Ojibway Legend. (j398.2)
Arnosky, Jim. Beaver Pond, Moose Pond.
A beaver and a moose share a pond, each thinking that the water belongs to him. ( j )
Bourgeois, Paulette. Franklin's Canoe
Franklin and Bear can hardly wait to set out on a camping trip with their fathers. ( j )
Bowen, Betsy. Gathering: A Northwoods
A celebration of the change of season to winter in the north woods. ( j )
Bowen, Betsy. Antler, Bear, Canoe: A
Northwoods Alphabet Year.
The letters of the alphabet illustrate the changing seasons in the north woods. ( j )
Casanova, Mary. One-Dog Canoe.
A girl and her dog set out in their canoe, only to be joined by a series of animals. ( j )
Chall, Marsha. Up North at the Cabin.
A young girl describes her trip to the woods and the magic of summer vacations. ( j )
Creech, Sharon. Fishing in the Air.
A young boy and his father go on a fishing trip and discover the power of imagination. ( j )
Dora. (Dora the Explorer) Follow Those
Dora and Boots find strange footprints in the sandbox, and set out to discover who made them. (E)
Emmons, Chip. Sammy Wakes His Dad.
Sammy's father, who is in a wheelchair, is reluctant to join Sammy in a fishing trip. ( j )
Hazen, Barbara Shook. Where Do Bears
The different places where animals sleep are described in rhymes and pictures. ( j )
Howard, Ellen. Log Cabin Quilt.
When Elvirey and her family move to a log cabin in the woods, something even more important than Granny's quilt pieces makes the new dwelling a home. ( j )
Lasky, Kathryn. Marven of the Great North
In 1918, Marven is sent to a Minnesota logging camp to escape influenza and finds a special friend. ( j )
Marshall, Janet. A Honey of a Day.
Names and pictures of wildflowers are woven into a story about a woodland wedding. ( j )
Mason, Jane B. River Day.
Alex goes fishing with her grandfather and hopes to see a bald eagle. ( j )
Mayer, Gina. Just Fishing With Grandma.
Grandma volunteers to take Little Critter fishing. ( j )
Nolen, Jerdine. Max and Jax in Second
Second-grade twins prepare to start the summer with a fishing trip and a slumber party. (E)
Rosen, Michael J. Fishing With Dad.
A young boy learns how to bait and cast a fishing pole, and somehow always manages to catch the first fish. ( j )
VanLaan, Nancy. Busy, Busy Moose.
Moose helps his little animal friends in many ways during the four seasons. (E)
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Grades 3 - 5
Anders, Rebecca. Camping Out. (j796.54)
Arnosky, Jim. Field Trips: Bug Hunting, Animal Tracking, Bird Watching, Shore Walking. (j508)
Arnosky, Jim. In the Forest. (j574.5264)
Bishop, Nic. Forest Explorer: a Life-size Field Guide. (j591.5264)
Bowen, Betsy. Tracks in the Wild. (j591.5)
Dendy, Leslie. Tracks, Scats and Signs. (j591.5)
Dorros, Arthur. Animal Tracks. (j59l.5)
Drake, Jane. Kids Campfire Book. (j796.545)
Drinkard, Lawson. Fishing in a Brook. (j799.1)
Feeney, Kathy. Black Bears. (j599.74446)
Kalman, Bobbie. A Canoe Trip. (j797.122)
Kid's Gone Fishing. (j799.1)
Loy, Jessica. Follow the Trail. (j796.54)
Martin, Laura C. Nature's Art Box. (j745.5)
Salas, Laura Purdie. Canoeing. (j797.122)
Schuler, Judy. Foxes for Kids. (j599.74442)
Thoennes Keller, Kristin. Camping. (j796.54)
Clements, Andrew. A Week in the Woods.
The fifth-grade annual camping trip in the woods tests Mark's survival skills and his ability to relate to his teacher. (Juv Fic)
Clymer, Susan. There's a Frog in my Sleeping
Janna must find out who the trickster is on a three-day campout with her third-grade class. (Juv Fic)
Conly, Jane Leslie. Trout Summer.
A sister and brother spend a summer in a cabin near a river where they befriend an elderly man, and learn canoeing skills from him. (Juv Fic)
Duffey, Betsy. Cody Unplugged.
Concerned that his TV and video habits are out of hand, Cody's parents send him to Camp Bear and he learns to experience "real" life. (Juv Fic)
Gilson, Jamie. 4B Goes Wild.
Fourth graders on a camping trip with their teachers get a real outdoors education, including practical jokes! (Juv Fic)
Greer, Gery. This Island Isn't Big Enough
for the Four of Us.
Pete and Scott excitedly plan a camping trip to a deserted island, only to arrive and discover that two zany girls have beat them to it. (Juv Fic)
Klise, Kate. Letters From Camp.
Sent to camp to learn how to get along, pairs of brothers and sisters write letters home about the strange and mysterious things that go on there. (Juv Fic M)
Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. Blue Moose.
On a cold winter day on the edge of the North Woods, a blue moose visits a restaurant and asks if he can stay. (Juv Fic)
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Grades 5 - 8
Art, Henry W. Woods Walk. (j574.5264)
Asch, Frank. Up River. (j574.52632)
Bailey, John. Young Fishing Enthusiast. (j799.1)
Brenner, Barbara. One Small Place in a Tree. (j574.52642)
Carlson, Laurie. Kids Camp. (j796.54)
Ching, Jacqueline. Camping: Have Fun, Be Smart. (j796.54
Furtman, Michael. Canoe Country Camping. (j796.54)
Headstrom, Richard. Whose Track Is It? (j591.5)
Jaeger, Ellsworth. Tracks and Trailcraft. (j591.5)
Moyle, John B. and Evelyn W. Northland Wildflowers. (j582.13)
North, Sterling. Rascal. (j599.74443)
Sheldon, Ian. Animal Tracks of Minnesota and Wisconsin. (j591.5)
Swenson, Allan. L. L. Bean Canoeing Handbook. (j797.122
Tekiela, Stan. Trees of Minnesota. (j582.16)
Tester, John R. Minnesota's Natural Heritage. (j574.5247)
Bauer, Marion Dane. Early Winter.
When 11-year-old Tim's beloved grandfather develops Alzheimer's, Tim takes him for a fishing adventure at the pond, hoping to restore his health. (Juv Fic)
Bauer, Marion Dane. Runt.
The smallest wolf cub in the litter seeks to prove himself and earn a new name. (Juv Fic)
Blackwood, Gary L. Wild Timothy.
Timothy reluctantly accompanies his enthusiastic father on a camping trip and, after he gets lost in the woods, finds he is capable of surviving on his own. (Juv Fic)
Casanova, Mary. Moose Tracks.
Seth, the son of a game warden, tries to save an orphaned moose calf from poachers. (Juv Fic)
Dower, Laura. Lights Out (From
the Files of Madison Finn, #12).
Far Hills 7th graders make some surprising discoveries on a trip to Jasper Woods. (Juv Fic)
Durbin, William. Blackwater Ben.
In the winter of 1898, a 7th grade boy drops out of school to work with his father, the cook at a Minnesota logging camp. (YA Fic)
Erdrich, Louise. Birchbark House.
Omakaya, a 7-year-old Ojibwa girl, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847. (Juv Fic)
Fleck, Earl. Chasing Bears: a Canoe Country
12-year-old Danny finds his courage tested as he pushes himself to keep up with his father and older brother on a canoe and camping trip. (YA Fic)
Fleck, Earl. Chasing Fire: Danger in
13-year-old Danny and his family go on a challenging camping and canoeing trip from Minnesota into Canada. (YA Fic)
Gamer, Ron. One Last Chance: Trapped
in the Blowdown.
Two boys experience an exciting canoe trip in the BWCA. (YA Fic)
Hobbs, Will. Wild Man Island.
After Andy slips away from his kayaking group to visit the wilderness site of his father's death, a storm strands him on an island. (YA Fic)
Larsen, Sandy. Something's Fishy.
Five friends from Jackpine Point embark on a canoe-fishing trip. (Juv Fic M)