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Crispin: Cross of Lead
 by Avi
Falsely accused of theft and murder, an orphaned peasant boy in fourteenth-century England flees his village and meets a larger-than-life juggler who holds a dangerous secret.

Walks Alone by Brian Burks
After a surprise attack leaves many of her people dead, 15-year-old Walks Alone, an Apache girl wounded in the massacre, struggles to survive and rejoin the refugee band.

Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Alden Carter
After losing everything they have during a trek through the wilderness, two boys, one of whom is a diabetic, must depend on their wits in order to survive.

Lion Boy by Zizou Corder
In the near future, a boy with the ability to speak the language of cats sets out from London to seek his kidnapped parents and finds himself on a Paris-bound circus ship learning to train lions.

The Wanderer by Sharon Creech
13-year-old Sophie and her cousin Cody record their transatlantic crossing aboard the Wanderer, a forty-five foot sailboat, which, along with uncles and another cousin, is en route to visit their grandfather in England.

River Danger by Thomas J. Dygard
Although he is reluctant  to accompany his little brother on a canoe trip, 18-year-old Eric finally gains new respect for this younger sibling whose ingenuity rescues him.

Take it Easy by David Hill
Sent by his father on a 5 day wilderness hike in the rugged New Zealand mountains, Rob and five other less-experienced teenagers must go it alone when their leader suddenly dies.

Shipwreck Season by Donna Hill
In 1880, forced to work with his uncle at a lifesaving station on Cape Cod, 16-year-old Daniel finds himself maturing as he encounters unexpected comradeship, challenges, and danger.

Wild Man Island by Will Hobbs
After 14-year-old Andy slips away from his kayaking group to visit the wilderness site of his father's death, a storm strands him on Admiralty Island, Alaska, where he encounters unexpected animal and human inhabitants.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
14-year-old Alex doubts his uncle died in an accident after finding bullet holes in the windshield of his uncle's car. He discovers his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission for the British government. Alex then finds himself in the middle of terrorists. Now he must outsmart the people who want him dead or every child in England will be murdered. Sequel: Point Blank.

Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
Australian teenagers return from a camping trip to find their country has been invaded.  They decide to hide and fight rather than surrender. Sequels include:  The Dead of Night and A Killing Frost.

The Pirate’s Son by Geraldine McCaughrean
Left penniless in 16th- century England, 14-year-old Nathan Gull and his mousy sister Maud accompany Tamo, the son of a notorious pirate, to his homeland of Madagascar where they are all changed by their encounter with Tamo's dangerous past.

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Left alone on a beautiful but isolated island off the coast of California, a young Indian girl spends 18 years, not only merely surviving through courage and self-reliance, but also finding some happiness in her solitary life.

The Wayfinder by Darcy Pattison
11-year-old Win, an apprentice Finder, must go into the mysterious Great Rift to find the Well of Life, the only hope of healing the Heartland of plague.

Brian’s Return by Gary Paulsen
After having survived alone in the wilderness, Brian finds that he can no longer live in the city but must return to the place where he really belongs.

Tucket’s Home by Gary Paulsen
Francis, Lottie, and Billy survive a series of hair-raising adventures while on their way West to the Oregon Trail where they hope to find the Tucket family.

Trouble Don’t Last by Shelley Pearsall
Born a slave, the only life 11-year-old Samuel knows is working the Kentucky farm--until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run.

Lord of the Deep by Graham Salisbury
13-year-old Mikey works on a charter fishing boat in Hawaii owned by his step dad, Bill.  Mikey loves fishing and being out on the boat, but he learns that some seas, some fish, and some charter clients are a lot tougher to handle. Ernie and Cal have chartered Bill's boat and they're out for the adventure of their lives. Now it's up to Mikey and Bill to deliver it.

Frozen Stiff by Sherry Shahan
Cousins Cody and Derek take a kayak trip in Alaska and find themselves battling the raw elements of an untamed wilderness.

Rogue Wave and Other Red-Blooded Sea Stories by Theodore Taylor
Eight gripping tales of adventure on the high seas.

Raptor by Paul Zindel
Zack and his Ute Indian friend find themselves trapped in a cave with a living dinosaur--the deadly Utah raptor.

Reef of Death by Paul Zindel
While helping a beautiful Aboriginal girl search for her people's missing treasure near the Great Barrier Reef, 17-year-old PC finds himself fighting an evil scientist and a deadly underwater monster.