Ninja Camp

by Sue Fliess (Author) Jen Taylor (Illustrator)

Ninja Camp
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Pack your bags and grab your gear: you're going to Ninja Camp! Listen closely to the ninja master, who will teach you everything you need to know to become a ninja warrior-but it won't be easy. You'll have to be sly and swift, strong and speedy, and only then will you become a Ninja of the Night! This fun and energetic book will delight and entertain kids and parents alike with its clever, rhyming verse and action-packed depictions of the coolest camp around. For fans of Ninja Red Riding Hood who are looking for a lesson in teamwork and cool stealth skills.


As could be expected in a book about introductory martial arts, there is solid messaging about working hard, facing your fears, and practicing without complaint that could lend to further discussion on character development. There is also very understated multigendered and multiracial representation among the campers...the coloring is full of wonderfully saturated rusts and blues, and the triumphant story is satisfying.

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2--Ninja Camp is a place where aspiring Night Ninjas learn the how to be stealthy, strong, and smart. Every day the campers learning new skills and moves and work toward mastering ninja weapons bringing them one step closer to their goals. The final challenge lies in a battle against the rival camp; the Day Ninjas have stolen the Shadow Blade and the Night Ninjas must use all of their newly acquired skills to regain possession of it. Though the opponent is also highly skilled, after a furious battle, the Night Ninjas do prevail, proving that they are the true masters of their art. The brightly colored cartoon illustrations are very visually stimulating, helping propel the story toward its thrilling ending. The snappy, rhyming text will appeal to early readers and read-aloud audiences. VERDICT A recommended purchase for any library, this book will have kids asking when they can enroll in Ninja Camp!--Jasmine L. Precopio, Fox Chapel Area School District, Pittsburgh

Copyright 2019 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Sue Fliess
Sue Fliess is the author of numerous books for children, including Mary Had a Little Lab, From Here to There, A Fairy Friend, Shoes for Me!, Calling All Cars, and The Hug Book. She lives with her family in Virginia. Petros Bouloubasis graduated from the Graphic Design Institute of Athens. He lives in Athens, Greece.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Running Press Kids
Publication date
January 20, 2019
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV001000 - Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
JUV032170 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Camping & Outdoor Activities
JUV032070 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Martial Arts
Library of Congress categories
Stories in rhyme
Teamwork (Sports)
Martial arts
Perseverance (Ethics)
Martial artists

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