Adventure List for Intermediate & Upper Readers


XFICU Orlev, Uri
This tale is based on the true story of a nine-year-old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and must survive throughout the war in the Nazi-occupied Polish countryside.
 Someone Was Watching
XFICU Patneaude, David
When his baby sister disappears from the river near
their  summer home, eighth grader Chris fights the assumption that she has drowned.

 Hatchet
XFICU Gary Paulsen
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with
only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.

 White Water
XFICI Peterson, P.J.
James and Greg go on a white water raft trip with their dad. Everything is fine until their dad is bitten by a rattlesnake.

 Night of the Twisters
XFICI Ruckman, Ivy
A fictional account of devastating tornadoes hitting Grand Island, Nebraska, as experienced by a 12 year old boy, his friends and family.

 Holes
XFICU Sachar, Louis
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which  they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a tough correctional camp in the
Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

 Frozen Stiff
XFICI Shahan, Sherry
Cody and her cousin Derek sneak away for a two-day camping and kayaking trip in Alaska, but the trip goes horribly wrong when Cody's kayak is swept away along with their supplies and her life vest.
 
Zach's Lie
XFICU Smith, Roland
When Jack Osborne is befriended by his school's  custodian and a Basque girl, he begins to adjust to his family's move to Nevada, after entering the Witness Security Program, but the drug cartel against which his father will testify is determined to track them down.

 Bad Beginning
XFICI Snicket, Lemony
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.

 Sign of the Beaver
XFICI Speare, Elizabeth George
Left alone to guard the family's wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.

XFICI Stewart, Trenton Lee
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.

 Ice Drift
XFICI Taylor, Theodore
Two Inuit brothers must fend for themselves while stranded on an ice floe that is adrift in the Greenland strait.

 Journey into Terror
XFICU Wallace, Bill
A country kid and his half-brother from the city team up and learn from each other in order to save their lives in an adventure set in rural Oklahoma.

Whipping Boy
XFICI Fleischman, Sid
A bratty prince and his whipping boy have many adventures when they inadvertently trade places after becoming involved with dangerous outlaws.

 
Slave Dancer
XFICI Fox, Paula
Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver and his job is to play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo.
 
XFICU Funke, Cornelia
Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other    ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob         discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it
to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire              consequences. First in a series.
 
Thief Lord
XFICU Funke, Cornelia
Two brothers, having run away from the aunt who plans to adopt the younger one, are sought by a detective hired by their aunt, but they have found shelter with--and protection from--Venice's "Thief Lord."
 
Stone Fox
XFICI Gardiner, John Reynolds
Little Willie hopes to pay the back taxes on his grandfather's farm with the purse from a dog sled race he enters.
 
Julie of the Wolves
XFICI George, Jean Craighead
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.
 
Running Out of Time
XFICI Haddix, Margaret Peterson
When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it's up to her to save the lives of the dying children.
 
 Hoot
XFICU Hiaasen, Carl
Hiaasen's wildly funny satire features the new kid, Roy,       joining forces with tough Beatrice and the elusive Mullet      Fingers to defeat a bully, thwart an avaricious corporation, and save a colony of burrowing owls. Hiaasen's work is both  a rollicking adventure and a serious examination of values  that threaten our environment.
 

Stormbreaker
XFICU Horowitz, Anthony
When Alex Rider's uncle dies, he is coerced in continuing his uncle's job as a spy. First in a series.

Wild Man Island
XFICU Hobbs, Will
After fourteen-year-old Andy slips away from his kayaking group to visit the wilderness site of his archaeologist     father's death, a storm strands him on Admiralty Island, Alaska, where he manages to survive, encounters            unexpected animal and human inhabitants, and looks for traces of the earliest prehistoric immigrants to America.
 
Jack Black and the Ship of Thieves
XFICI Hughes, Carol
Having fallen from his father's airship, Jack blunders into a feud between a pirate ship and a deadly ocean-going war machine and encounters danger, intrigue, and treachery.
 
Journey to the River Sea
XFICU Ibbotson, Eva
Sent with her governess to live with the dreadful Carter family in exotic Brazil in 1910, Maia endures many      hardships before fulfilling her dream of exploring the  Amazon River.
 
Earthquake Terror
XFICI Kehret, Peg
Jonathan and his sister Abby are alone on a deserted island after a devastating earthquake hits.
 
Chasing the Falconers
XFICI Korman, Gordon
Aidan and Meg Falconer are their parents' only hope of proving them innocent of treason. The problem? They are stuck in a juvenile detention center. (On the Run; Bk. 1)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

1 comment:

PIB said...

Awesome list! There are just too many good adventure series(es?) out there. Three thumbs up (I borrowed a friend's, don't worry, they'll get it back when I'm done with it).