Avi - The
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle - 215p.
young lady on an ocean voyage transforms herself into a capable
sailor only to find herself accused of murdering
the ship's captain.
Bledsoe, Lucy Jane - Tracks
in the Snow - 152p.
Erin and her science partner Tiffany become lost in the snow-covered
mountains when Erin leads them on a trek to find her missing
Bodett, Tom - Williwaw! - 192p.
When September and her younger
brother Ivan disobey their father by taking their family's
boat out across the bay, a sudden storm puts their lives
Burnford, Sheila - The
Incredible Journey - 145p.
Two dogs and a cat help each other brave through over 200
miles of Canadian wilderness to make it back to their home
and the family they love.
Clifford, Eth - Help!
I'm a Prisoner in the Library -
Mary Rose and Jo-Beth spend an adventurous night trapped
inside the public library during a terrible blizzard.
Fields, Terri - Danger in the Desert - 126p.
Robbie and Scott fight to survive without food or water,
when a carjacker leaves them stranded in the desert.
Fleischman, Sid - The
Whipping Boy - 90p.
When Prince Brat
decides to run away, he takes his whipping boy Jemmy with
him. Outside the safety of the castle, the two
encounter trouble and Jemmy must use his street wits to save
George, Jean Craighead - Julie
of the Wolves - 170p.
An eskimo girl crosses the Alaskan tundra to escape home
and an arranged marriage. Without food or shelter, she survives
with help from a pack of wild wolves that has befriended her.
Haahr, Berit - The
Minstrel's Tale - 247p.
Judith, a musically-inclined girl living in fourteenth century
England, runs away from home and sets out on a 150-mile journey
to join the King's Minstrels.
Hahn, Mary Downing - The
Gentleman Outlaw and Me—Eli - 212p.
In 1887, Eliza, disguised as a boy and traveling in
search of her missing father, falls in with a young rogue and
him in his schemes as they head west together.
Hesse, Karen - Stowaway - 319p.
Nicholas stows away aboard
the Endeavor to escape his evil employer, and ends up sailing
around the world under the command
of the legendary Captain James Cook.
Hill, David - Take
It Easy - 163p.
Rob and five other inexperienced
teenage campers are lost in the mountains and must try to
complete their trip alone
when their guide suddenly dies.
Hite, Sid - Stick and Whittle - 202p.
An adventure begins when
friends Stick and Whittle answer an ad to rescue a rich man's
kidnapped daughter from an evil outlaw.
Hobbs, Will - Jason's Gold - 221p.
Jason must endure
the hazards of a winter in the Canadian wilderness as he tries
to join up with his older brothers searching
for gold during the Klondike Gold Rush.
Kehret, Peg - Earthquake
Terror - 132p.
Jonathan must think
quickly to save himself and his younger sister when an earthquake
strikes their campsite.
Ketchum, Liza - Orphan
Journey Home - 162p.
During their move
from Illinois to Kentucky in 1828, Jesse's
parents die leaving Jesse in charge of getting her brothers
and sister safely to her grandmother's Kentucky home.
Lawrence, Iain - The
Wreckers - 196p.
After being shipwrecked,
John must try to rescue his father from pirates who want
the wrecked ship's cargo and are
willing to kill those who get in their way.
Morris, Gerald - The
Squire's Tale - 212p.
When Terrence becomes a squire to Sir Gawain, the nephew
of King Arthur, the two go on a quest to prove Gawain's
Myers, Edward - Climb
or Die - 180p.
When their parents are
injured in a car accident in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains
during a blizzard, Danielle and
her brother try to reach a weather station higher up in the
mountains to find help.
Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds - The
Fear Place - 118p.
When brothers Doug and Gordon are left alone at a remote
mountain camp, Doug must overcome his fear of heights to
save his brother's
Osborne, Mary Pope - Adaline
Falling Star - 169p.
Adaline, the daughter of Kit Carson, the legendary scout,
leaves the care of her cruel cousins to find her father who
is off leading an expedition for the famous John Charles Fremont.
Paulsen, Gary - Hatchet - 195p.
Brian must survive the outdoors
with nothing but a little hatchet his mother gave to him
as a joke, when the small plane
he is on crashes in the Canadian wilderness.
Soto, Gary - Summer
on Wheels - 163p.
Best friends, Hector
and Mondo, experience the adventure of a lifetime when they
take an extended bike trip from their
homes in East L. A. all the way to the Santa Monica Beach.
Wallace, Bill - Eye
of the Great Bear - 176p.
Bailey, who has a reputation for being a "sissy," tries
to prove to himself that he is courageous by taking on a grizzly
bear that is putting his sister's life in jeopardy.
Willis, Patricia - Danger
Along the Ohio - 181p.
After being separated from their father while journeying
down the Ohio River, three children try to elude capture
and survive in the harsh wilderness until they can find a way
to be reunited with their father.
Prepared by Lori Craft, December 2000