The Courage of Sarah Noble
by Alice Dalgliesh
voyages/journeys ... adventure ... historical
In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. ``Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble,'' her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside. The dark woods were full of animals and Indians, too, and Sarah was only eight! The true story of Sarah's journey is inspiring. And as she cares for her father and befriends her Indian neighbors, she learns that to be afraid and to be brave is the greatest courage of all.
Pinky and Rex Series (age 7-10)|
by James Howe
adventure ... friendship
Publisher comments: Pinky has twenty-seven stuffed animals, and Rex has twenty-seven dinosaurs. They have everything the same, and that's the way it should be with best friends. So what do they do when there's only one pink dinosaur in the museum gift shop, and they both want it? Could Pinky's pesky little sister Amanda have the answer?
title: Pinky and Rex
Zac Power (age 7-10)|
by H. I. Larry
adventure ... action ... mystery
Publisher comments: Zac Power is on a mission to the world's most dangerous island. He has to track down Dr. Drastic, an evil mad scientist, in a jungle is full of quicksand, piranhas, and poison frogs. No sweat! When you come from a family of spies, you do this sort of thing millions of times before the age of twelve. But this time is different. Something goes terribly wrong and Zac's geeky older brother gets kidnapped. Now, Zac only has 24 hours to find the formula for solution X and stop Dr. Drastic...before his brother gets fed to a volcano!
title: Deep Waters
title: Mind Games
Thumbelina Tiny Little Runaway Bride
by Barbara Ensor
adventure ... growing up ... folklore
Catalog: In this expanded version of the Andersen fairy tale, a tiny girl no bigger than a thumb becomes separated from her overprotective mother, has adventures with various animals, and records her feelings in a diary as she gains self-reliance and searches for someone to love.
Sneaky Pony Series (age 7-10)|
by Hadley Higginson
friendship ... adventure ... animals
Publisher comments: Meet Catherine Corey Keegan Dana (everyone calls her Keeker). What she wants most of all is a pony. Meet Plum. Plum is a Shetland pony (who's known to be a teeny bit sneaky). She rarely, if ever, thinks about little girls. She certainly doesn't want one. When Plum moves to Keeker's farm, Keeker faces the challenge of winning a pony's trust and friendship. And when Plum and Keeker find themselves lost in the woods, they learn that working together is the best way to get out of a fix.
title: Keeker and the Sneaky Pony
title: Keeker and the Horse Show Showoff
title: Keeker and the Sugar Shack
title: Keeker and the Springtime Surprise
title: Keeker and the Pony Camp Catastrophe
Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic
by Emily Jenkins
friendship ... adventure ... short stories
Publisher comments: Lumphy is a stuffed buffalo. StingRay is a stuffed stingray. And Plastic... well, Plastic isn't quite sure what she is. They all belong to the Little Girl who lives on the high bed with the fluffy pillows. Together is best for these three best friends. Together they look things up in the dictionary, explore the basement, and argue about the meaning of life. And together they face dogs, school, television commercials, the vastness of the sea and the terrifying bigness of the washing machine.
sequel: Toy Dance Party: Being the Further Adventures of a Bossyboots Stingray, a Courageous Buffalo, and a Hopeful Round Someone Called Plastic
The Magic Pickle Series (age 7-10)|
by Scott Morse
fantasy ... adventure ... humor
Publisher comments: Beware of the Magic Pickle, a secret weapon created in a special lab under the floor of Jo Jo Wigman's bedroom. Will its power rescue Jo Jo, or wreak more havoc than it prevents?
title: Magic Pickle
Melvin Beederman, Superhero (age 7-10)|
by Greg Trine
humor ... adventure
After graduating from the superhero academy, Melvin Beederman heads for Los Angeles, where he unexpectedly teams up with Candace Brinkwater, school play actress, to nab the evil McNasty Brothers.
title: The Curse of the Bologna Sandwich
Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back
by Shel Silverstein
adventure ... humor ... identity
"You don't have to shoot me," says the young lion. "I will be your rug and I will lie in front of your fireplace and I won't move a muscle and you can sit on me and toast all the marshmallows you want. I love marshmallows." But the hunter will not listen to reason, so what is there for a young lion to do? After eating up the hunter, Lafcadio takes the gun home and practices and practices until he becomes the world's greatest sharp-shooter. Now dressed in starched collars and fancy suits, and enjoying all the marshmallows he wants, Lafcadio is pampered and admired wherever he goes. But is a famous, successful, and admired lion a happy lion? Or is he a lion at all? Told and drawn with wit and gusto, Shel Silverstein's modern fable speaks not only to children but to us all!
Atomic Ace Series (age 7-10)|
by Jeff Weigel
poetry ... science fiction ... adventure ... action ... family
So what's it like living with Atomic Ace, a dad who battles robots and can fly? It's not as weird as you might think--after all, Ace is always there to fix Saturday lunch and play ball with his son. Mom is just Mom and Dad is just Dad--they're a normal family! And a normal dad can sometimes mess up. That's what happens when Atomic Ace meets his ruthless nemesis, Insect King. This normal family is stressed!
title: Atomic Ace (He's Just My Dad)
The Robert Series (age 7-10)|
by Barbara Seuling
adventure ... humor ... school
Robert's outlandish plans sometimes get him into trouble.
title: Robert and the Back-to-School Special
title: Robert and the Happy Endings
title: Robert and the Practical Jokes
title: Robert and the Great Escape
title: Robert and the Great Pepperoni
title: Robert and the Instant Millionaire Show; Robert and the Three Wishes
title: Robert and the Weird and Wacky Facts
title: Robert Finds a Way
Otto Undercover Series (age 7-10)|
by Rhea Perlman
adventure ... humor
Stuff in this book: A kid racecar driver...hHe's also an inventor and a very bad singer. Two Nutty Aunts ... A Remote Control Pocket Watch ... A Racecar named Racecar ... Dumb bad guys ... $1 million ... a lousy creep ... backward words ... more than 14 laughs.
title: Born to Drive
title: Canyon Catastrophe
title: Water Balloon Doom
title: The Brink of Ex-stink-tion
title: Brain Freeze
The Quigleys Series (age 7-10)|
by Simon Mason
realistic ... adventure ... family ... humor
The adventures and misadventures of the four members of the Quigley family--Mum, Dad, Lucy, and Will.
title: The Quigleys
Sardine in Outer Space Series (age 7-10)|
by Emmanuel Guibert
adventure ... humor ... short stories ... science fiction
In the goofy space adventures of a little girl called Sardine, encounters aren’t always friendly: weird creatures, cosmic squids, masters of the universe, talking clouds, and evil beings abound. In this volume of seven stories, Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, is on a mission to make all the galaxy’s kids behave. Sardine must enlist the help of her cousin Lou and her pirate uncle, the gruff Captain Yellow Shoulder, to outwit him and his evil plans.
title: Sardine in Outer Space
Smudge: the Little Lost Lamb
by James Herriot
adventure ... animals
Smudge is an adorable black-and-white lamb, who lives in Farmer Cobb's farmyard with his mother and many other animals. One fine spring day, though, Smudge decides to see the world outside Farmer Cobb's fence, and finds himself on a glorious adventure-until he discovers that he can't get back in.
The Open Road: From the Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Grahame
adventure ... fantasy ... friendship
Follows the adventures of the irrepressible Toad as he goes off in a horse-drawn caravan unwillingly accompanied by Rat and Mole.
The Arrow Over the Door
by Joseph Bruchac
war ... bigotry ... adventure ... historical
To fourteen-year-old Samuel Russell, called "coward" for his peace-loving Quaker beliefs, the summer of 1777 is a time of fear. The British and the Patriots will soon meet in battle near his home in Saratoga, New York. The Quakers are in danger from roaming Indians and raiders ... yet to fight back is not the Friends' way. To Stands Straight, a young Abenaki Indian on a scouting mission for the British, all Americans are enemies, for they killed his mother and brother. But in a Quaker Meetinghouse he will come upon Americans unlike any he has ever seen. What will the encounter bring? Based on a real historical incident, this fast-paced and moving story is a powerful reminder that "the way of peace...can be walked by all human beings".
World of Adventure Series (age 7-10)|
by Gary Paulsen
mystery ... adventure ... action
Follow along on these strange and exciting adventures in far-flung locales.
title: Danger on Midnight River
Thea Stilton Series (age 7-10)|
authorship ... mystery ... adventure
Publisher comments: Geronimo's adventurous sister Thea is taking the publishing world by storm in this fabumouse tale packed with action, mystery, and friendship.
title: Thea Stilton and the Ghost of the Shipwreck
title: Thea Stilton and the Mountain of Fire
title: Thea Stilton and the Dragon's Code
Geronimo Stilton Series (age 7-10)|
by Geronimo Stilton
authorship ... mystery ... adventure
Who Is Geronimo Stilton? That's me! I run a newspaper, but my true passion is writing tales of adventure. Here on Mouse Island, my books are all best-sellers! What's that? You've never read one? Well, my books are full of fun. They are whisker-licking good stories, and that's a promise!
title: Attack of the Bandit Cats
title: A Cheese-Colored Camper
title: The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid
title: Four Mice Deep in the Jungle
title: I'm Too Fond of My Fur!
title: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
title: Merry Christmas, Geronimo
title: The Mona Mousa Code
title: My Name is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton
title: Paws Off, Cheddarface!
title: Red Pizzas for a Blue Count
title: Shipwreck on the Pirate Island
title: Surf's Up, Geronimo!
title: Watch Your Whiskers, Stilton!
title: The Wild, Wild West
title: Valentine's Day Disaster
title: The Temple of the Ruby of Fire
title: The Search for Sunken Treasure
title: The Phantom of the Subway
title: A Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo
title: All Because of a Cup of Coffee
title: Wedding Crasher
title: Down and Out Down Under
title: The Mouse Island Marathon
title: The Mysterious Cheese Thief
title: Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent
title: The Mummy With No Name
title: Christmas Catastrophe
title: Geronimo and the Gold Medal Mystery
title: The Secret of Cacklefur Castle
title: The Christmas Toy Factory
title: A Christmas Tale
The Littles Series
by John Peterson
adventure ... fantasy ... friendship
Meet the Littles, a tiny family with a big heart.
sequel: The Littles
Andrew Lost Series (age 7-10)|
by J. C. Greenburg
math/science/technology ... adventure
When Andrew's latest invention, the Atom Sucker, goes haywire, Andrew and Judy are shrunk down to microscopic level!
title: On the Dog
title: In the Bathroom
title: In the Kitchen
title: In the Garden
title: Under Water
title: In the Whale
title: On the Reef
title: In the Deep
title: In Time
title: On Earth
title: With the Dinosaurs
title: In the Ice Age
title: In the Garbage
title: With the Bats
title: In Uncle Al
title: In the Jungle
Flat Stanley Series (age 7-10)|
by Jeff Brown
A bulletin board fell on Stanley Lambchop one night, and now he is only half an inch thick! Amazing things begin happening to him. Stanley gets rolled up, mailed, and flown like a kite. He even gets to help catch two dangerous art thieves. He may be flat, but he's a hero!
title: Stanley, Flat Again
title: Stanley and the Magic Lamp
Fairy Realm Series (age 7-10)|
by Emily Rodda
magic ... adventure ... fantasy
When Jessie goes to visit her grandmother at beautiful Blue Moon, things seem wrong. Why is her grandmother so forgetful? And what's happened to the charm bracelet she always wears? One night, Jessie discovers an amazing secret. The secret garden at Blue Moon leads to a magical Realm. In this land live all kinds of magical beings, from fairy queens to miniature talking horses. But the enemies of the Realm are getting closer and closer to coming through the wall that keeps them out. Jessie must find out her grandmother's secret and help renew the Realm's magic before it's too late! Start with The Charm Bracelet, the first book in this exciting series.
title: The Charm Bracelet
title: The Flower Fairies
title: The Third Wish
title: The Last Fairy-Apple Tree
title: The Magic Key
title: The Unicorn
title: The Star Cloak
title: The Water Sprites
title: The Peskie Spell
title: The Rainbow Wand
The Unicorn's Secret Series (age 7-10)|
by Kathleen Duey
fantasy ... adventure
Publisher comments: Heart Trilby has no family. She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove, until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her guardian, mean-spirited Simon Pratt, Heart adopts the mare and names her Avamir. Heart is thrilled when she realizes Avamir is in foal. But when the colt is born weak and disfigured, Simon decides to sell Heart's beloved horses to be slaughtered by the town's soapmaker. Can Heart find a way to protect them, and the only love she has ever known?
title: The Silver Thread
title: The Silver Bracelet
title: The Mountains of the Moon
title: The Sunset Gates
title: True Heart
title: Castle Avamir
title: The Journey Home
The Boxcar Children Series (age 7-10)|
by Gertrude Chandler Warner
adventure ... mystery
Four orphans, two boys and two girls, set up housekeeping in an old boxcar...and there the adventure begins.
title: The Basketball Mystery
title: Benny Uncovers a Mystery
title: The Black Pearl Mystery
title: Blue Bay Mystery
title: Bus Station Mystery
title: Caboose Mystery
title: the Canoe Trip Mystery
title: The Castle Mystery
title: The Cereal Box Mystery
title: The Chocolate Sundae Mystery
title: The Dinosaur Mystery
title: The Firehouse Mystery
title: The Ghost Ship Mystery
title: The Growling Bear Mystery
title: The Guide Dog Mystery
title: Houseboat Mystery
title: The Hurricane Mystery
title: The Lighthouse Mystery
title: Mike's Mystery
title: Mountain Top Mystery
title: The Movie Star Mystery
title: The Mystery at Peacock Hall
title: The Mystery at the Alamo
title: The Mystery at the Dog Show
title: Mystery Behind the Wall
title: The Mystery Bookstore
title: The Mystery in San Francisco
title: Mystery in the Cave
title: The Mystery of the Hidden Beach
title: The Mystery of the Hidden Painting
title: The Mystery of the Hot Air Balloon
title: The Mystery of the Lake Monster
title: The Mystery of the Lost Mine
title: The Mystery of the Lost Village
title: The Mystery of the Missing Cat
title: The Mystery of the Pirate's Map
title: The Mystery of the Purple Pool
title: The Mystery of the Secret Message
title: The Mystery of the Stolen Boxcar
title: The Mystery of the Stolen Music
title: The Mystery of the Stolen Sword
title: The Mystery on Stage
title: The Mystery on the Train
title: The Outer Space Mystery
title: The Panther Mystery
title: Schoolhouse Mystery
title: Snowbound Mystery
title: The Soccer Mystery
title: Surprise Island
title: The Woodshed Mystery
title: The Yellow House Mystery
Magic Tree House Series (age 7-10)|
by Mary Pope Osborne
adventure ... historical
Jack and Annie discover a mysterious tree house that transports them to another time and place...there the adventure begins.
title: Christmas in Camelot
title: Dark Day in the Deep Sea
title: Eve of the Emperor Penguin
title: Monday With a Mad Genius
title: Mummies in the Morning
title: Night of the New Magicians
title: Polar Bears Past Bedtime
title: Season of the Sandstorms
title: Summer of the Sea Serpent
title: Tigers at Twilight
title: Winter of the Ice Wizard
the Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
by Astrid Lindgren
humor ... adventure
Catalog: A collection of three previously published books: Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, and Pippi in the South Seas. Pippi Longstocking tells the escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
by Astrid Lindgren
humor ... adventure
Catalog: Pippi Longstocking tells the escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
The School Mouse
by Dick King-Smith
adventure ... school
Flora is not like other mice. She can read! Flora, who lives with her family in a country schoolhouse, learns to read along with the kindergartners. When an exterminator leaves poison around the school, Flora comes to the rescue.
My Father's Dragon Series (age 7-10)|
by Ruth Stiles Gannett
adventure ... friendship ... knights/castles/dragons
A young boy determines to rescue a poor baby dragon who is being used by a group of lazy wild animals to ferry them across the river on Wild Island.
title: The Dragons of Blueland
title: Three Tales of My Father's Dragon
The Pony Pals Series (age 7-10)|
by Jeanne Betancourt
adventure ... friendship ... animals
Each book finds our pals in a new equine adventure.
title: A Pony In Trouble
title: The Blind Pony