Exciting adventures to spark your imagination!
Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for
stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage
and understanding with the help of his devoted dog Sounder.
A girl finds a large, hot, red egg in Central Park and cares for
the remarkable creature which hatches from it.
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother, Star
Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on
a Caribbean island just before Columbus lands.
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
Two dogs and a cat support each other through hardships, hunger,
and danger as they travel two hundred and fifty miles across Canada
to reach home.
Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse,
finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as
he struggles to survive and return home.
Based on the true story of a man who ran away to sea and requested
to be left on an uninhabited island.
TONING THE SWEEP
On a trip to the desert to bring her dying grandmother home, Emily
learns about the family's tragic past and gains pride as a third
generation black woman.
Gardiner, John Reynolds
Willy tries desperately to win a sled dog race against an enigmatic
SAVE QUEEN OF SHEBA
After miraculously surviving a Sioux Indian raid on the trail
to Oregon, a brother and sister set out with few provisions to
find the rest of the settlers.
Robert Louis Stevenson
A novel of murder, betrayal, and adventure on the high seas. After
being kidnapped by his villainous uncle, sixteen-year-old David
Balfour escapes and becomes involved in the struggle of the Scottish
highlanders against English rule.
ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS
When her younger brother dies in 1800, Karana, an Indian girl,
spends eighteen years alone on the Island of San Nicholas, far
off the coast of California. 1961
A GIRL NAMED DISASTER
While journeying to Zimbabwe, eleven-year-old Nhamo struggles
to escape drowning and starvation and in so doing comes close
to the luminous world of the African spirits.
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four
days in the wilderness alone, learning to survive initially with
only the aid of a hatchet given to him by his mother, and learning
also to survive his parents' divorce.
STINKER FROM SPACE
An agent of the Sylon Confederacy who is fleeing from enemy ships,
crash lands on Earth, transfers his mind to the body of a skunk,
and enlists the aid of two children in getting back to his home
THE HOUSE OF DIES DREAR
Thirteen-year-old Thomas and his family move from North Carolina
to a strange, old mansion in Ohio which was once a station on
the Underground Railroad.
To find these and many other exciting survival and adventure
books, check out the New
York Public Library list of books for kids. Your local library
probably also has a reading list. Check it out!