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Adventure Stories

3rd & 4th Grade (JX)
Brown, Jeff Flat Stanley

Stanley becomes flat as a pancake when a board falls on him, but that doesn’t stop him from having lots of adventures.
Series: Flat Stanley

Colfer, Eoin Legend of Spud Murphy Will and Marty dread their librarian, Spud Murphy, but things turn out differently than they imagined.
Series: Eoin Colfer’s Legend Of...
La Fevers, R.L. Flight of the Phoenix Nate begins his training as a beastologist when he oversees the death and birth of a phoenix.
Series: Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist
McCall Smith, A. Akimbo and the Elephants Akimbo devises a plan to capture a ring of elephant poachers.
Series: Akimbo
Osborne, Mary Pope Dinosaurs Before Dark Jack and Annie find a magic tree house, which whisks them back to the time of the dinosaurs.
Series: Magic Tree House
Scieszka, Jon Knights of the Kitchen Table When Joe receives a magic book for his birthday, he and his friends travel back to the time of knights and dragons.
Series: Time Warp Trio
Stewart, Paul Fergus Crane A mysterious box that flies into Fergus’ window leads him toward adventure.
Series: Far-flung Adventures
5th & 6th Grade (J)


True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Charlotte, the only female onboard, learns that the ship’s captain is murderous and the crew rebellious.
Barry, Dave Peter and the Starcatchers Peter sets sail aboard the Never Land, a ship with a mysterious trunk in its cargo hold.
Series: Peter and the Starcatchers
Bosch, P. Name of This Book Is Secret

Two misfits try to stop the evil Dr. L from finding the secret of immortality.
Sequel: If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

Campbell, Eric

Shark Callers Two boys must face a massive tidal wave caused by a volcano in the South Seas.
Chen, Da Wandering Warrior

Luka is trained in the ways of the kung fu wandering warriors by a wise monk.

Craig, Joe

Jimmy Coates, Assassin? Jimmy discovers he has many unusual talents for an eleven year old.
Couloumbis, A. Misadventures of Maude March

Two sisters escape their guardians and begin an adventure on the Western frontier.
Series: Maude March

Creech, Sharon

Wanderer Sophie records her transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer
Crossley-Holland, Kevin Seeing Stone

Arthur recounts how Merlin gave him a magical stone.
Series: Arthur Trilogy

Fleischman, Sid

13th Floor A brother and sister travel back in time and land on a pirate ship captained by their ancestor.
Funke, Cornelia Igraine the Brave

Igraine wants to become a knight.

Haberdasher, V.

Knightley Academy Henry becomes the first commoner to be accepted at Knightley Academy, a boarding school for knights.
Hennesy, Carolyn Pandora Gets Jealous

Pandy must gather all the evils that were released from the box she brought to school.
Series: Pandora

Hobbs, Will

Wild Man Island Andy tries to survive after he is stranded on an island.
Jacques, Brian Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

A boy is rescued from a doomed ship by an angel.
Series: Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Langrish, Katherine

Troll Fell Peer tries to stop his uncles from selling children to the trolls.
Series: Troll Trilogy
Morpugo, Michael Kensuke’s Kingdom

Michael is swept off his family’s yacht and washes up on a desert island.

Morris, Gerald

Squire’s Tale Terence becomes squire to the young knight, Gawain.
Series: Squire’s Tales
Pearson, Ridley Disney After Dark

Finn and his friends must stop the witch, Maleficent, from taking over Walt Disney World.
Series: Kingdom Keepers

Pryor, Bonnie

Hannah Pritchard Hannah disguises herself as a boy to be a pirate.
Riordan, Rick Lightning Thief

Percy discovers he is the son of Poseidon when he is sent to a summer camp for demigods.
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians

Riordan, Rick

Maze of Bones Amy and Dan travel the world in search of 39 clues that will reveal their family’s power.
Series: 39 Clues
Sanderson, B. Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

Alcatraz learns he has a special talent that he must use to save the world.
Series: Alcatraz Smedry Adventures

Smith, Roland

Cryptid Hunters Grace and Marty are dropped into a jungle in search of their missing parents.
Somper, Justin Demons of the Ocean

Shipwrecked Connor and Grace are saved by pirates, or are they vampirates?
Series: Vampirates

Springer, Nancy Rowan Hood Rowan makes a perilous journey to Sherwood Forest to find her father, Robin Hood.
Series: Tales of Rowan Hood
Stewart, Trenton Mysterious Benedict Society Four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at a special school.
Series: Mysterious Benedict Society
Stone, Jeff Tiger Five warrior-monk brothers must use the ancient arts to avenge their Grandmaster.
Series: Five Ancestors
Updale, Eleanor Montmorency Using knowledge he gained in prison, a thief creates a double life for himself.
Series: Montmorency

Yolen, Jane

Odysseus in the Serpent Maze Young Odysseus has many adventures involving pirates and satyrs.
Series: Young Heroes
Adventure Classics (J)

Fleischman, Sid

By the Great Horn Spoon! Jack sets out to the gold fields to save his Aunt Arabella’s fortune.
George, Jean Julie of the Wolves A lost Eskimo girl is befriended by a wolf pack.
Sequels: Julie & Julie’s Wolf Pack
George, Jean My Side of the Mountain

A boy runs away and lives alone in the mountains.
Sequel: On the Far Side of the Mountain

O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins

A young Indian girl spends eighteen years left alone on an island.

Paulsen, Gary Hatchet Brian survives in the wilderness using only a hatchet.
Series: Brian’s Saga
Speare, Elizabeth Sign of the Beaver A boy tries to survive in the wilderness but needs the help of local Native Americans.
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