Outdoor Adventures

Hello, Sweeteas,

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Happy first day of summer vacation!

I’ve put together a great list of juvenile books about outdoor adventures. Check them out!

Bears of Blue River (The) by Charles Major
Bearwalker by Joseph Bruchac
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Call of the Wild & others by Jack London
Cay (The) by Theodore Taylor
Chasing at the Surface by Sharon Mentyka
Downriver & others by Will Hobbs
End of the Wild (The) by Nicole Helget
Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (The) by Jacqueline Kelly
Explorer (The) by Catherine Rundell
Gentle Ben by Walt Morey
Girl Named Disaster (A) by Nancy Farmer
Gone-Away Lake & sequel by Elizabeth Enright
Hatchet & others by Gary Paulsen
Heart and Mind of Frances Pauley (The) by April Stevens
Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green by Helen Phillips
Hoot & others by Carl Hiaasen
Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson
Incident at Hawk’s Hill by Allan W. Eckert
Island of the Blue Dolphins & others by Scott O’Dell
Island Series by Gordon Korman
Julie of the Wolves & sequels by Jean Craighead George
Jungle of Bones & others by Ben Mikaelsen
Keeper by Kathi Appelt
Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson
Lemons by Melissa Savage
Little Savages (The) by Ernest Thompson Seton
Lost in the Barrens and others by Farley Mowat
Lumberjanes Series by Mariko Tamaki
Maybe a Fox by Kathi Appelt and Alison McGee
My Side of the Mountain & others by Jean Craighead George
Nature Girl by Jane Kelley
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
Operation Redwood by S Terrell French
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C.Holling
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Quicksand Pond by Janet Taylor Lisle
Rascal by Sterling North
Sign of the Beaver (The) by Elizabeth George Speare
Skeleton Tree (The) by Iain Lawrence
Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Someday Birds (The) by Sally Pla
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
Stranded Series by Jeff Probst
Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls
Swiss Family Robinson (The) by Johann D. Wyss
Treasure at Lure Lake by Shari L.Schwartz
True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (The) by Kathi Appelt
Walkabout by J.V. Marshall
Week in the Woods (A) by Andrew Clements
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
Wild Robot (The) by Peter Brown
Wilder Boys Series by Brandon Wallace
Wilderness by Roddy Doyle
Winter Camp by Kirkpatrick Hill
Wonder at the Edge of the World by Nicole Helget

My favorite from the list? The Wild Robot by Peter Brown:

A stranded robot learns about life by caring for an orphaned gosling and becoming an integral part of an island’s community of wild animals. An unusual and tender story about family and community values. The sequel, The Wild Robot Escapes, is now available.

Have a wonderful summer full of awesome books and adventures!

“Would you like an adventure now, or shall we have our tea first?” ~from Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

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