Bestselling Sports & Outdoors Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling sports & outdoors books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Big Book of WHY Sports (Sports Illustrated Kids Big Books)

by: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 128
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Why are three goals called a hat trick? Why is “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” sung during the seventh-inning stretch? Why don’t the Cleveland Browns have a logo on their helmet? Why do golf balls have dimples? Why do Olympic swimmers flip when they turn at the end of the pool? Divided into four levels of difficulty – a professional level, an All-Star level, an MVP level and a Hall of Fame level – each answer is provided not only with an in-depth explanation on the science, history or origin of the particular subject matter, but with photos and illustrations that help make the information easy to digest. A must-have book for any curious young sports fan, the dynamic content is distinctly “Sports Illustrated Kids” in the way it entertains as it informs, focusing on the fun kids derive from their enjoyment of sports and presenting big, exciting action photos from the Sports Illustrated collection. A four-part interactive quiz at the back of the book invites readers to find the biggest adult sports fans they know and attempt to stump them with the fascinating insider knowledge the book provides.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games

2. Monster Trucks! (Step into Reading)

by: Susan E. GoodmanMichael Doolittle
Release date: Sep 28, 2010
Number of Pages: 48
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Its tires are over five feet tall. It is as heavy as an elephant. And it can jump, race, and crush like a monster! It’s a monster truck!
 
Whether racing over ramps, plowing through mud, or crushing cars, monster trucks are the biggest and baddest trucks out there! The bestselling and award-winning team that brought you Choppers! and Motorcycles!, author Susan E. Goodman and photographer Michael J. Doolittle, show readers how these beasts came to be, how they work, how they get ready for a show, and some of the exciting tricks that only monster trucks can do. This action-packed Step 3 Step into Reading beginning reader is filled with you-are-there color photographs!
 
Informative and fast-paced, this book is perfect for boys and girls who love everything on wheels!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

3. Little Hockey (Little Sports)

by: Matt NapierRenné Benoit
Release date: Aug 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 20
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“Round and black–do you know its name? You need this disk to play the game.” Answer: Puck. Now even the smallest of fans can enjoy a book about their favorite sport. Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game’s simplest, most basic elements.
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Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

4. Flashlight

by: Lizi Boyd
Release date: Aug 12, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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Inside a tent it’s cozy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! Told solely through images and using a spare yet dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature, and art. Both lyrical and humorous, this visual poem—like the flashlight beam itself—reveals that there is magic in the darkness. We just have to look for it.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

5. The SideWays Sliders (MotorHead Garage Children’s Book)

by: Michael J. Myers
Release date: Nov 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 36
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The Sideways Sliders is an action packed story that introduces the young reader to the “skid style” racing scene, known as drifting. Sid, Slyder and Slomo make up the drifting group known as the Sideways Sliders. In the story The Sideways Sliders, this group of three friends find out the hard way why it is so important to stay safe while having fun drifting. A night full of fun takes an unexpected turn that leads to surprising consequences the following morning. Drifting can be a safe and controlled sport if the correct precautions are in place.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Motor Sports

6. Peppa Pig and the Camping Trip

by: Candlewick Press
Release date: Apr 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Pack up the sleeping bags for a camping trip with Peppa, complete with a camper van full of surprises.

Peppa Pig and her brother, George, are very excited. They’re going on vacation! This time Daddy Pig has borrowed a camper van that has its own sink and beds and a roof that lifts up. It also turns into a boat they can take on the river. Even more fun are the nature activities Peppa enjoys with her family, like visiting swimming ducks, spotting wildlife on their walks, building a campfire, and pitching Daddy’s old tent. But best of all are the shooting stars they see in the night sky as they’re falling asleep!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

7. When I Was Young in the Mountains (Reading Rainbow Books)

by: Cynthia RylantDiane Goode
Release date: Jan 01, 1993
Number of Pages: 32
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Caldecott Honor Book!

“An evocative remembrance of the simple pleasures in country living; splashing in the swimming hole, taking baths in the kitchen, sharing family times, each is eloquently portrayed here in both the misty-hued scenes and in the poetic text.”
-Association for Childhood Education International

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Multigenerational

8. Ladybug Girl and Bingo

by: Jacky DavisDavid Soman
Release date: May 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 40
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This hardcover picture book in the New York Times bestselling Ladybug Girl series explores the theme of responsibility for a pet and the fun of a first camping trip.
 
Lulu and her dog Bingo the basset hound are best friends. Whenever they play outside, Bingo always stays close by Lulu’s side. When they go camping for the first time, Lulu does her best to be responsible and hold tight to Bingo’s leash. But what happens when Bingo wants to explore the forest on his own and runs off? This is a job for Ladybug Girl! She will find Bingo in time for toasting marshmallows at the campfire. 
 
For fans of Fancy Nancy and Toot and Puddle, the Ladybug Girl series honors a love of the outdoors, family, and creativity!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

9. How to Draw Sports (Dover How to Draw)

by: Barbara Soloff Levy
Release date: Sep 22, 2009
Number of Pages: 64
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Anyone can learn to draw sports pictures with this easy-to-follow manual. Thirty simple step-by-step lessons cover all of the most popular sports, from team-based pursuits such as baseball, football, lacrosse, and soccer to individual activities such as diving, skateboarding, fishing, dirt biking, and skiing. Each 4-part drawing demonstration page faces a helpful blank practice page.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art > Drawing

10. Sports Illustrated Kids STATS!: The Greatest Number in Sports

by: The Editors of Sports Illustrated Kids
Release date: Jul 23, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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Count up the most fascinating numbers behind sports’ greatest moments in STATS! The Biggest Numbers in Sports, created by the editors of SI Kids. Filled with need-to-know stats, engaging infographics, and cool trivia, this 128-page book reveals loads of amazing facts behind each number. Facts like: 27 – the approximate speed of Usian Bolt when he set the world record; 40 – the number of regular season records held or shared by Wayne Gretzky. Beyond the numbers, the colorful book features amazing Sports Illustrated photography and SI Kids’ insider knowledge tailor-made for young sports fans. Stats, facts, and great action photos all add up to one thing: a fun book for all ages!

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games

11. My First Baseball Book (First Sports)

by: Sterling Children’s
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 22
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A child’s first introduction to sports
Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with this popular sports. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the covers are appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again.
 

Baseball. Bat. Glove. Catch. This baseball book is a home run! 

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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Baseball

12. My First Football Book (First Sports)

by: Sterling Children’s
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 22
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A child’s first introduction to sports
Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with this popular sports. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the covers are appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again.
 

Are you ready for some football? Quarterback, receiver, tackle, first down. No child is too young to fall in love with one of America’s favorite sports!

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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Football

13. My First Basketball Book (First Sports)

by: Sterling Children’s
Release date: Apr 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 22
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A child’s first introduction to sports
Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with this popular sports. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the covers are appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again.
 

Slam dunk! Baby basketballers will master the terms of the game, including shoot, swish, dribble, and rebound.

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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Basketball

14. Little Baseball (Little Sports)

by: Brad HerzogDoug Bowles
Release date: Feb 17, 2011
Number of Pages: 20
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Now even the smallest of fans can enjoy a book about their favorite sport. Rhyming riddles accompanied by colorful artwork help introduce the game’s simplest, most basic elements.
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Children’s Books > Humor > Jokes & Riddles

15. Heidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp!

by: Wanda CovenPriscilla Burris
Release date: May 07, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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When Heidi has trouble making friends at camp, she discovers that courage can be even more powerful than magic!

Heidi can’t wait to go to camp with her friend Lucy, but when they get there, Lucy’s camp friends from last year make Heidi feel unwelcome. At first Heidi uses her Book of Spells to help her win their friendship, but in the end she decides to be brave and ask the girls why they don’t like her. Heidi is surprised by their answer…and by the time camp ends she has made two new friends!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

16. Maisy Goes Camping: A Maisy First Experience Book

by: Lucy CousinsLucy Cousins
Release date: Mar 10, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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Five in the tent! A camping trip with Maisy turns into a slapstick comedy of errors in this hilarious picture-book adventure.

When Maisy sets off to go camping in the country, it’s only natural that all her friends come along, too. But they soon find that pitching a tent is not an easy thing to do. Even if they do manage to keep the tent up, there’s the matter of fitting them all in — Maisy, Charley, Cyril, Tallulah, and finally, the huge elephant, Eddie. What a squeezy squish-squash! Good night, campers! Uh-oh-what’s that popping sound?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

17. Humphrey’s Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure (Humphrey’s Tiny Tales)

by: Betty G. BirneyPriscilla Burris
Release date: May 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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Everyone’s favorite classroom pet is now starring in chapter books!

Humphrey has had lots of adventures as the classroom pet of Room 26, but never one like this. He is going on a campout in the backyard with Heidi and her friends! There’s stargazing, roasting marshmallows, searching for creepy-crawlies—and then there are the prank-loving boys next door, who want to prove that the girls are scaredy-cats.
 

Humphrey doesn’t think girls are scaredy-cats. He doesn’t think girls are like cats at all. Can this VERY-VERY-VERY small hamster show them with a hairy-scary trick of his own?
 

With sweet illustrations and an easy reading level, Humphrey’s Tiny Tales are hamster-iffic for emerging readers.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

18. Dallas Cowboys Coloring & Activity Storybook

by: Brad M. EpsteinCurt Walstead
Release date: Jun 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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The Dallas Cowboys Coloring and Activity Storybook is a great coloring book and activity book for every young Cowboys fan. Based on a game day theme, the book takes kids through a day at the big game, from arriving at the stadium, the coin toss, offensive plays, halftime, defense and of course scoring the winning field goal! Along the way, readers enjoy coloring pages, mazes, word searches and other games sure to provide many enjoyable hours of engaging activities with your favorite team. The Dallas Cowboys Coloring and Activity Storybook is a sure touchdown for every young fan! Officially licensed by the NFL.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Football

19. Up, Down, and Around

by: Katherine AyresNadine Bernard Westcott
Release date: Feb 26, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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“An inviting introduction to the wonder of plants, food, and gardening. . . . Will be a favorite of teachers, students, and home readers alike.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS

From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life —- in all directions! Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature’s course to a feast of backyard bounty.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

20. New England Patriots Coloring & Activity Storybook

by: Brad M. EpsteinCurt Walstead
Release date: Jun 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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The New England Patriots Coloring and Activity Storybook is a great coloring book and activity book for every young Patriots fan. Based on a game day theme, the book takes kids through a day at the big game, from arriving at the stadium, the coin toss, offensive plays, halftime, defense and of course scoring the winning field goal! Along the way, readers enjoy coloring pages, mazes, word searches and other games sure to provide many enjoyable hours of engaging activities with your favorite team. The New England Patriots Coloring and Activity Storybook is a sure touchdown for every young fan! Officially licensed by the NFL.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Football

21. Max Goes Fishing (Max and Ruby)

by: Grosset &amp Dunlap
Release date: May 16, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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In this 8 x 8 storybook based on a Max & Ruby TV episode, Ruby and the Bunny Scouts are going canoeing to get their canoeing badges. Meanwhile, Max is fishing with his toy duck. When Ruby’s canoe is accidentally let loose, Max saves the day by using his fishing pole to bring it back!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

22. Boris Sees the Light: A Branches Book (Boris #4)

by: Andrew Joyner
Release date: Sep 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 80
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For a brave warthog like Boris, adventure is always just around the corner!

This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!

Boris is having a sleepover! He’s camping in the backyard with Frederick and Alice. And they are not one bit scared of the dark. No way!

But what is that strange light moving around outside the tent? And what is making all of those strange, scary noises? It’s up to Boris to find out….

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

23. Seattle Seahawks Coloring & Activity Storybook

by: Brad M. EpsteinCurt Walstead
Release date: Jun 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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The Seattle Seahawks Coloring and Activity Storybook is a great coloring book and activity book for every young Seahawks fan. Based on a game day theme, the book takes kids through a day at the big game, from arriving at the stadium, the coin toss, offensive plays, halftime, defense and of course scoring the winning field goal! Along the way, readers enjoy coloring pages, mazes, word searches and other games sure to provide many enjoyable hours of engaging activities with your favorite team. The Seattle Seahawks Coloring and Activity Storybook is a sure touchdown for every young fan! Officially licensed by the NFL.
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Children’s Books > Sports & Outdoors > Football

24. My First Tennis Book (First Sports)

by: Inc. Sterling Publishing Co.
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 22
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A child’s first introduction to sports
Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with a favorite sport. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the cover is appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again.

Racket. Net. Volley. Tennis comes alive in this fun introduction to the sport. Featuring 20 first words ranging from “forehand” and “rally” to “lob” and “OUT!” this colorful, photographic board book is ACES.

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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games

25. Froggy Goes to Camp

by: Jonathan LondonFrank Remkiewicz
Release date: Apr 15, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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Froggy’s off to camp! He packs a lot into one week: archery lessons, food fights, and scary stories around the campfire. But only Froggy could also manage to lose his trunks during swim class and overturn his kayak with the camp director in it. Froggy will keep his fans laughing with his latest antics.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

26. Henry and Mudge and the Starry Night (Ready-to-Read, Level 2)

by: Cynthia RylantSuçie Stevenson
Release date: May 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 48
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Henry and his dog Mudge go camping with Henry’s parents in this seventeenth Ready-to-Read book of their adventures.

It’s time for a camping trip with Henry’s parents! They’ll go on hikes and smell good smells. They’ll see deer and raccoons and waterfalls and rainbows. Henry’s mother will cook camp food and Henry’s father will sing sappy old songs, and they’ll all lie on their backs and look at the stars (except for Mudge—he’ll chew on a log, instead). And at the end of a perfect day, Henry and Mudge will snuggle in their tent and dream wonderful green dreams.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

27. Up, Down, and Around Big Book (Big Books)

by: Katherine AyresNadine Bernard Westcott
Release date: Feb 26, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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“An inviting introduction to the wonder of plants, food, and gardening. . . . Will be a favorite of teachers, students, and home readers alike.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS

From seeds dropping into soil to corn bursting from its stalks, from children chasing butterflies to ants burrowing underground, everything in this vibrant picture book pulses with life —- in all directions! Sprightly illustrations set the mood for a rhythmic text that follows nature’s course to a feast of backyard bounty.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry

28. My First Hockey Book (First Sports)

by: Inc. Sterling Publishing Co.
Release date: Apr 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 22
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A child’s first introduction to sports
Game on! Perfect for parents to share with their toddlers, this simple board book introduces kids to very basic vocabulary associated with a favorite sport. The contemporary design features one word per page, a nice big photo, and a diverse selection of children in the pictures. Plus, the cover is appealingly tactile, with deep embossing and eye-catching spot gloss. Kids will grab hold of it again and again.
 
From “hockey stick” to “GOAL!” this fun board book introduces toddlers to one of the most popular winter sports. Twenty words associated with the game—including “helmet,” “puck,” “goalie,” and “slapshot”— are paired with colorful photographs, and a bright, cheery design. Kids will feel all the excitement that takes place on the rink. 
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games

29. Pittsburgh Steelers Coloring & Activity Storybook

by: Brad M. EpsteinCurt Walstead
Release date: Jun 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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The Pittsburgh Steelers Coloring and Activity Storybook is a great coloring book and activity book for every young Steelers fan. Based on a game day theme, the book takes kids through a day at the big game, from arriving at the stadium, the coin toss, offensive plays, halftime, defense and of course scoring the winning field goal! Along the way, readers enjoy coloring pages, mazes, word searches and other games sure to provide many enjoyable hours of engaging activities with your favorite team. The Pittsburgh Steelers Coloring and Activity Storybook is a sure touchdown for every young fan! Officially licensed by the NFL.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

30. Peppermint Patty Goes to Camp (Peanuts)

by: Charles M. SchulzMaggie TestaVicki Scott
Release date: May 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Peppermint Patty is off to camp for the summer in this Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

Peppermint Patty is so excited to be going to summer camp! She loves everything about it: swimming, playing baseball, singing songs around the campfire, and helping Marcie find her outdoorsy side. When Peppermint Patty discovers that Charlie Brown is at the boy’s camp on the other side of the lake, she comes up with a plan for a summer camp adventure!

© 2016 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

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