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Recommended Adventure and Survival Books


Clements, Andrew A Week In The Woods
An annual camping trip tests Marks survival skills.

Creech, Sharon The Wanderer
Sophie, her cousins, and uncles take a sailing trip across the entire Atlantic Ocean.

Enright, Elizabeth Gone-Away Lake
An abandoned summer colony leads to a vacation of glorious exploration for Julian and Portia.

George, Jean Craighead Tree Castle Island
Jack Hawkins builds his own canoe and tries it out in the Okefenokee Swamp, testing his survival skills.

Hobbs, Will Beardance
Clyde, a Ute Indian, tries to help two grizzly cubs survive the winter. Try other books by Hobbs, too!

Korman, Gordon Shipwreck
The first Book in the Island series. Six kids take a long journey to a small island, during which they learn to become friends and survive a vicious storm.

Napoli, Donna Jo Three Days
11-year-old Jackie bravely survives a kidnapping.

Konigsburg, E.L. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil Frankweiler
Claudia and her brother live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a week.

London, Jack The Call of the Wild
A classic book of survival and adventure; Buck, a taken from his comfortable home, learns to become a sled dog and a leader.

ODell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins
A girl spends 18 years alone on an island during the 1800s.

Paulsen, Gary Brians Hunt
Try the latest title in the Hatchet series; Brian returns to the wild and befriends a wounded dog and hunts a rogue bear.

Stevenson, Robert Treasure Island
A classic swashbuckling adventure involving a treasure map and plenty of danger!

Picture Books

Brillhart, Julie When Daddy Took Us Camping
Two children go on an exciting camping trip with their father.

Child, Lauren Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Book
A boy, who isnt always nice to books, finds himself stuck in the land of fairy tales.

Crews, Donald Sail Away
A family goes sailing and weathers a storm.

George, Jean Craighead Cliffhanger
Axel climbs a cliff to rescue his dog. If you like this book, try Fire Storm, also by George.

Gerrard, Roy Wagons West!
A tall tale about Bucksin Dan, a wagon train leader.

Lasky, Kathryn Marven Of The Great North Woods
10-year-old Marven learns the ins and outs of a logging camp while making a new friend.

Long, Melinda How I Became A Pirate
Jeremy Jacobs joins a pirate crew and shares his adventures.

Lund, Deb Dinosailors
A crew of dinosaurs get seasick while sailing the high seas and decide to try another adventure.

Rathmann, Peggy The Day The Babies Crawled Away
A boy follows five babies who crawl away and saves the day by bringing them back.

Steig, William Brave Irene
Irene braves a snowstorm to deliver the duchesss new dress.

Easy Readers

Brenner, Barbara Wagon Wheels
A familys adventures in Kansas during the 1870s.

Byars, Betsy Hooray For The Golly Sisters
Stories about the Golly sisters who run a traveling show in the old West. If you like this book, try The Golly Sisters Ride Again.

Cazet, Denys Minnie and Moo and the Musk of Zorro
Minnie and Moo disguise themselves as Zorro to save the farm. Try the other titles in this series, too!

Coerr, Eleanor Buffalo Bill and the Pony Express
Bill finds adventure when he joins the Pony Express.

Dubowski, Cathy E Pirate School
Pete learns how to act like a swashbuckling pirate.

Godwin, Laura Forest
A girl and her mother find a lost fawn and rescue it.

Ransom, Candice Danger at Sand Cave
A fictitious young boy attempts to rescue Floyd Collins from a cave in 1925.

Roland, Timothy Come Down Now, Flying Cow
Beth, the cow, and her bird friend share adventures during their trip in a hot air balloon.