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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Adventure

The Abominables
The Abominables By Ibbotson, Eva (Book - 2013 ) J IBBOTSON Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 24 copies

Annotation: A century after a yeti captures Lady Agatha Farlingham and takes her to a hidden valley to raise his motherless children, tourism threatens their peaceful existence and young Con and Ellen take these educated and civilized yetis across Europe to Lady Agatha's home in England.

Around the World in 100 Days
Around the World in 100 Days By Blackwood, Gary L. (Book - 2010 ) J BLACKWOOD Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 17 copies

Annotation:Picking up where Around the World in Eighty Days left off, 17-year-old Harry Fogg, the son of Phileas Fogg, has just made a wager that he can drive a steam-powered motorcar all the way around the world in only 100 days, putting to good use his recklessness and fascination with all things mechanical that have caused him so much trouble in Victorian England.

Boston Jane
Boston Jane An Adventure By Holm, Jennifer L. (Book - 2010 ) Y HOLM Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 43 copies

Annotation:Accepting a proposal of marriage to a man she barely knows in order to escape her unpromising life in Philadelphia, Jane embarks on a sea voyage to mid-19th-century Washington Territory, a journey that poses unexpected challenges.

Catwings
Catwings By Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- (Book - 1988 ) J LE GUIN Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 46 copies

Annotation:Four young cats with wings leave the city slums in search of a safe place to live, finally meeting two children with kind hands.

Cryptid Hunters
Cryptid Hunters By Smith, Roland, 1951- (Book - 2006 ) J SMITH Available in some locations

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old twins, Grace and Marty, along with their mysterious Uncle Wolfe, are dropped into the middle of the Congolese jungle in search of their missing photojournalist parents.

Doll Bones
Doll Bones By Black, Holly (Book - 2013 ) J BLACK Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 43 copies

Annotation:Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

Dragon Rider
Dragon Rider By Funke, Cornelia Caroline (Book - 2004 ) J FUNKE Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 28 copies

Annotation:Firedrake, a brave young dragon, embarks upon a dangerous journey with a orphan named Ben and a wise-cracking Brownie to a magical place in the Himalayas where dragons can find safety from humans.

Everest
Everest You Decide How to Survive! By Doyle, Bill H., 1968- (Book - 2011 ) J DOYLE Available in some locations

Annotation:As part of a group of young climbers trying to climb Mount Everest, the reader must make decisions that will ensure survival and success in reaching the summit.

Flight of the Phoenix
Flight of the Phoenix By LaFevers, R. L. (Book - 2009 ) J LAFEVERS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 96 copies

Annotation:In 1928, when timid ten-year-old Nate learns that his parents have been lost at sea, he joins his father's cousin on a flight to Arabia where they must oversee the death and rebirth of the phoenix, thus beginning his training as a "beastologist."

Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk By Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2013 ) J GAIMAN Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 37 copies

Annotation:When a father runs out to buy milk for his children's breakfast cereal, the last thing he expects is to be abducted by aliens, and he soon finds himself transported through time and space on an extraordinary adventure, where the fate of the universe depends on him and the milk--but will his children believe his wild story?

Ghost Canoe
Ghost Canoe By Hobbs, Will (Book - 1997 ) J HOBBS Available in some locations

Annotation:Amid the wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, a fourteen-year-old boy and a Makah Indian fisherman brave the choppy Pacific to investigate a shipwreck, in a case of ancient treasure, betrayal, and murder.

Heir Apparent
Heir Apparent By Vande Velde, Vivian (Book - 2012 ) Y VANDE VELDE Available in some locations

Annotation:Trapped in a virtual reality game, Giannine must find treasure, solve riddles, defeat a dragon, and face other challenges in order to survive in the game and in real life.

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Island of the Blue Dolphins By O'Dell, Scott, 1898-1989 (Book - 1990 ) J O'DELL Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 44 copies

Annotation:eft alone on a beautiful but isolated island, a young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only merely surviving through her enormous courage and self-reliance, but also finding a measure of happiness in her solitary life.

Island of Thieves
Island of Thieves By Lacey, Josh (Book - 2012 ) J LACEY Available in some locations

Annotation:Tom goes with his Uncle Harvey to Peru, where they narrowly escape imprisonment and death as they hunt for buried treasure after tracking down a journal written by John Drake, a young relative of Sir Francis Drake, on a voyage to Lima in 1577.

Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow
Jake Ransom and the Skull King's Shadow By Rollins, James, 1961- (Book - 2009 ) J ROLLINS Available in some locations

Annotation:Connecticut middle-schooler Jake and his older sister Kady are transported by a Mayan artifact to a strange world inhabited by a mix of people from long-lost civilizations who are threatened by prehistoric creatures and an evil alchemist, the Skull King.

Julie of the Wolves
Julie of the Wolves By George, Jean Craighead, 1919- (Book - 1972 ) J GEORGE Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 55 copies

Annotation:While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.

Leepike Ridge
Leepike Ridge By Wilson, Nathan D. (Book - 2007 ) J WILSON Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 42 copies

Annotation:While his widowed mother continues to search for him, eleven-year-old Tom Hammond, presumed dead after drifting away down a river, finds himself trapped in a series of underground caves with another survivor and a dog, and pursued by murderous treasure-hunters.

The Maze of Bones
The Maze of Bones By Riordan, Rick (Book - 2008 ) J THIRTYNINE CLUES V.1 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 180 copies

Annotation:Dan and Amy Cahill are given the choice of receiving a million dollars or uncovering the thirty-nine clues hidden around the world that will lead to the source of the family's power, but by taking on the clues, they end up in a dangerous race against their own family.

Mission Unstoppable
Mission Unstoppable By Gutman, Dan (Book - 2011 ) J GUTMAN Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 26 copies

Annotation:On a cross-country vacation with their parents, twins Coke and Pepsi, soon to be thirteen, fend off strange assassins as they try to come to terms with their being part of a top-secret government organization known as The Genius Files.

My Side of the Mountain
My Side of the Mountain By George, Jean Craighead, 1919- (Book - 1988 ) J GEORGE Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 36 copies

Annotation:A city boy decides to spend one year in the Catskill Mountains living off the land.

The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Mysterious Benedict Society By Stewart, Trenton Lee (Book - 2007 ) J STEWART Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 93 copies

Annotation:After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules.

Never Say Die
Never Say Die By Hobbs, Will (Book - 2013 ) J HOBBS Available in some locations

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old half-Inuit Nick and his white brother, Ryan, meet and share an adventure on the Firth River in the Canadian Arctic, facing white water, wild animals and fierce weather as Ryan documents the effects of climate change on caribou for National Geographic magazine.

Rowan of Rin
Rowan of Rin By Rodda, Emily (Book - 2001 ) J RODDA Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 56 copies

Annotation:Because only he can read the magical map, young, weak and timid Rowan joins six other villagers to climb a mountain and try to restore their water supply, as fears of a dragon and other horrors threaten to drive them back.

Sasquatch
Sasquatch By Smith, Roland, 1951- (Book - 1998 ) J SMITH Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 64 copies

Annotation:Thirteen-year-old Dylan follows his father into the woods on the slopes of Mount St. Helens, which is on the brink of another eruption, in an attempt to protect the resident Sasquatch from ruthless hunters.

Secrets at Sea
Secrets at Sea A Novel By Peck, Richard, 1934- (Book - 2011 ) J PECK Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1887, the Cranstons voyage from New York to London, where they hope to find a husband for their daughter, secretly accompanied by Helena and her mouse siblings, for whom the journey is both terrifying and wondrous.

Shadow on the Mountain
Shadow on the Mountain By Preus, Margi (Book - 2012 ) J PREUS Available in some locations

Annotation:In Nazi-occupied Norway, fourteen-year-old Espen joins the resistance movement, graduating from deliverer of illegal newspapers to courier and spy.

Starry River of the Sky
Starry River of the Sky By Lin, Grace (Book - 2012 ) J LIN Available in some locations Holds: 6 on 37 copies

Annotation:An innkeeper's chore boy discovers that a visitor's stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky.

The Thief
The Thief By Turner, Megan Whalen (Book - 1996 ) J TURNER Available in some locations

Annotation:Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle By Avi, 1937- (Book - 1992 ) J AVI Available in some locations

Annotation:Accused and convicted of murder, thirteen-year-old Charlotte Doyle decides to reveal what really happened aboard the Seahawk--a ship piloted by a tyrannical captain and crewed by mutinous seamen--during the summer of 1832.

Will Sparrow's Road
Will Sparrow's Road By Cushman, Karen (Book - 2012 ) J CUSHMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1599 England, 12-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away from home, meets many colorful characters on the road and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" troupe, from whom he learns to see beyond appearances.

Wolf Brother
Wolf Brother By Paver, Michelle (Book - 2004 ) J PAVER Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 40 copies

Annotation:6,000 years in the past, twelve-year-old Torak and his guide, a wolf cub, set out on a dangerous journey to fulfill an oath the boy made to his dying father--to travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit seeking a way to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.


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