Sunday, November 14, 2021

~ MMGM CAMPING FOR KIDS ~

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~ MARVELOUS MIDDLE-GRADE
MONDAY NON-FICTION FEATURE ~
--  'CAMPING FOR KIDS'  --
AUTHOR MELANIE A. HOWARD
~Post Includes:  Book Spotlight, Author 
Bio & Review~
 
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ABOUT THE BOOK {from Goodreads}:

As you roast a marshmallow, the sunset paints the sky in beautiful shades of red. Countless breathtaking encounters with nature are just waiting to be found. Are you ready for a trip into the great outdoors? Now is your chance to learn what you need to know about camping history, gear, safety, and more.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR, MELANIE A. HOWARD {from the publisher's website}:

Melanie Howard has been writing for children for more than 10 years. She enjoys learning new skills and has worked at a variety of jobs. She taught art in Guatemala and English in Spain. Her love of books also led her to be a bookstore clerk and an editor. Melanie teaches creative writing through community education in her home town of Hastings, Minnesota. She is on the lookout for her next big adventure.

MY REVIEW: 

This colorful paperback includes five informative chapters:  Out in the Wild; Packed Up and Ready to Go; From Bear Bags to Bandages; We're Here, Now What?; and Leave No Trace.

Historic photographs of people camping and current photographs of young people in various camping settings make this an engaging non-fiction read for middle-graders and adults alike.

Each chapter includes sidebars hosting vocabulary words and definitions and trivia and helpful hints about camping. The sections on what to bring along if you're going camping deep into the wilderness and a list of what first-aid kits should contain were especially informative.

Readers are encouraged to move outside of their homes to explore plants, animals, trees, rocks, etc., in natural settings. I found this nudge from the author to be inspiring and feel it will help reluctant readers or readers who are simply not familiar with camping to give it a try.

Back matter includes a Glossary, a Read More book list, a safe Internet Sites FactHound link to reach internet sites which have been checked out by the publisher's staff, and an Index.

There are several other books in this 'Into the Great Outdoors' series by Edge Books, four of which are about hunting. The other title that appealed to me was 'Freshwater Fishing for Kids'.

Recommended for school and public libraries, scouting and youth groups, and families.

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Find the links to read more great Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday posts from middle-grade authors and bloggers at Greg Pattridge's 'Always in the Middle' Blog.
   
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5 comments:

  1. This sounds like a fun book for kids who are interested in camping.

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  2. I can see scout leaders and youth outdoor leaders grabbing a copy to share with their groups.

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  3. I've actually camped with kids many times so I'm intrigued by this title. Thanks for featuring on MMGM.

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  4. This sounds like a great book for kids who enjoy camping or want to know more about it. Thanks for sharing. :)
    ~Jess

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  5. You always find such interesting books. This looks like a really good book for kids and adults. Thanks for telling me about it.

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