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Get Out!: 5 Books Your Outdoorsy Child Will Love 

Published October 20, 2015 at 12:03 p.m.

click to enlarge A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
  • A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee
For parents who are aiming to raise their children in nature, there are lots of books that focus on outdoorsy fun. With the fabulous fall hiking season upon us (but fading fast), here are five picture books for young children that get me and my family excited for a hike.   

Stella & Roy Go Camping, by Ashley Wolff
This book takes place in the Yosemite Valley, which is a dream destination for my own family. Two children go hiking with their mother and talk about the many awesome animals — including bears — they see along the way. 

A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen
With fabulous illustrations and an old-timey feel, this book tells the story of a charming man and his dog on a camping trip. The pair have some adventures with wildlife and a mishap? with a waterfall that should hold little ones' interest. 

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots? by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
An inquisitive girl asks her mom whether princesses do things like climb trees, ride bikes and play outside. The book helps smash gender stereotypes while, at the same time, encouraging girls to play and explore outside. 

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.

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