Adventure

  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

    As the only passenger, and the only female, on a transatlantic voyage in 1832, thirteen-year-old Charlotte finds herself caught between a murderous captain and a mutinous crew.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

    "There's no place like home." Follow the adventures of young Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, as their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone and they find themselves in a strange land called Oz.

  • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This is primarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty. 

  • Gideon the Cutpurse by Linda Buckley-Archer

    1763. Gideon Seymour, cutpurse and gentleman, hides from the villainous Tar Man. Suddenly the sky peels away like fabric and from the gaping hole fall two curious-looking children. 

  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

    When James drops magic crystals by the peach tree, the toy peach starts growing. Before long, its as big as a house and contains a secret entranceway.

  • The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pène Du Bois

    Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions.

  • Rapunzel's Revenge by Shannon Hale

    Once upon a time, there lived a little girl and her mother ... or the woman she thought was her mother. Every day, when she played in her garden, she grew more curious about what lay on the other side of the garden wall...

  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

    Four children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.

  • The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

    Minutes before she died Grace Cahill changed her will, leaving her descendants an impossible decision: "You have a choice - one million dollars or a clue."

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    Milo is a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Milo drives through the toll booth's gates and begins a memorable journey.

  • From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

    When suburban Claudia Kincaid decides to run away, she knows she doesn't just want to run "from" somewhere, she wants to run "to" somewhere. She chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

  • Flight of the Phoenix by R.L. LaFevers

    It's England, 1928. Nate's wayward parents have just been reported lost at sea. Nate is sent that day to his aunt's house in Batting-at-the-Flies, but the morning after he arrives at the renowned beastologist's doorstep, she whisks him away to the Arabian desert to witness a phoenix lay an egg!

  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

    Stranded after a plane crash in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing days.

  • Secrets at Sea by Richard Peck

    A story of the tiny individuals who secretly live among us humans. Helena is the oldest of four mouse siblings who live in the walls of the Cranston estate.

  • The Summit by Gordon Korman

    Four kids are prepared to go into thin air in order to become the youngest person ever to climb Everest. But they are not prepared for the challenges that await them as they get closer to the summit.

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

    Based on the true story of a Nicoleno Indian girl living in solitude between 1835 and 1853 on San Nicolas Island, only seventy miles off the coast of Southern California. A quietly gripping tale of Karana's survival, strength, and courage.

  • The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

    Three siblings have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage. Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine.

  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

    While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger.

  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But soon he is whisked away on an adventure.

  • The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

    Twelve-year-old September is met at her kitchen window by a Green Wind (taking the form of a gentleman in a green jacket), who invites her on an adventure, implying that her help is needed in Fairyland.