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Camilla, Super Helper

Camilla and the Big Change

When beavers arrive in Camilla's forest in the spring, trees come down as they start planning a dam. Camilla does NOT want a pond -- it’s too much change. But when her map-making skills can help with the pond construction, Camilla slowly gets used to the idea that change can be good.

Includes a note in the back with info and activities. Ask for it at your local bookstore, request it at your public library, or buy it using the buttons below.

Scroll down for resources you can use at home or in the classroom.


Laura Wood


Magination Press





“Children who have a hard time with change will relate to Camilla… a clever concept for a book about change.”

–Dr. Annie Allclair, Dr. Annie’s Bookshelf

“Includes extensive back matter on helping children deal with change, explaining the science of beavers, and encouraging spatial thinking.”

–School Library Journal

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Additional Resources

Change Can Be Good

Read an excerpt from the Note to Parents and Caregivers in the back of the book, with information and activities about coping with change and developing spatial thinking skills.

Camilla and the Big Change - Change Can Be Good
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Camilla and the Big Change Pinterest Board

Click on the image below to take the book themes further with info and activities about beavers, coping with change, and of course, spatial thinking and maps! If you know of a resource that should be included here, please let me know.


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