Wilderness and Survival

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The Outdoor Book for Adventurous Boys: Essential Skills and Activities For Boys of All Ages
Adrian Besley

SPORTS OUTDOOR BES

This fun, retro mixture of useful outdoor skills, recreational activities, and “forbidden knowledge” that will be enjoyable for children while reminding adults of a simpler time.


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Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe

CLASSIC DEFOE

During one of his several adventurous voyages in the 1600s, an Englishman becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck and lives for nearly thirty years on a deserted island.


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Survival Skills (Velocity: Instant Expert)
Simon Ellar

SPORTS OUTDOOR JNF ELL

Learn how to survive in the wild.


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Lord Of The Flies
William Golding

CLASSIC GOLDING

William Golding’s compelling story about a group of very ordinary small boys marooned on a coral island has become a modern classic. At first it seems as though it is all going to be great fun; but the fun before long becomes furious and life on the island turns into a nightmare of panic and death.


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Man vs. Wild: Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth
Bear Grylls

SPORTS OUTDOOR GRY

Survival techniques from the most dangerous places on Earth.


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The Killing Sea
Richard Lewis

TEEN LEWIS

In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese Ruslan, meet and continue together their arduous climb inland, where Ruslan hopes to find his father and Sarah seeks a doctor for her brother.


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Touching Spirit Bear
Ben Mikaelsen

TEEN MIKAELSEN

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


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Seaborn
Craig Moodie

TEEN MOODIE

Craving “the Big Freedom,” sixteen-year-old Luke resents being cooped up with his father on a small sailboat just after his mother walked out on them, but a sudden storm sweeps his father overboard, leaving Luke to figure out how to survive on a damaged boat in the Gulf Stream while dealing with his feelings of guilt.


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North
Donna Jo Napoli

J NAPOLI

Tired of his mother’s over protectiveness and intrigued by the life of African American explorer Matthew Henson, twelve-year-old Alvin travels north and spends a season with a trapper near the Arctic Circle.


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Trapped
Michael Northrop

TEEN NORTHROP

Seven high school students are stranded at their New England high school during a week-long blizzard that shuts down the power and heat, freezes the pipes, and leaves them wondering if they will survive.


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Hatchet
Gary Paulsen

TEEN 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.


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Woodsong
Gary Paulsen

BIOGRAPHY JNF PAULSEN

For a rugged outdoor man and his family, life in northern Minnesota is a wild experience involving wolves, deer, and the sled dogs that make their way of life possible. Includes an account of the author’s first Iditarod, a dogsled race across Alaska.


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The Trap
John Smelcer

TEEN SMELCER

In alternating chapters, seventeen-year-old Johnny Least-Weasel, who is better known for brains than brawn, worries about his missing grandfather, and the grandfather, Albert Least-Weasel, struggles to survive, caught in his own steel trap in the Alaskan winter.


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Peak
Roland Smith

TEEN SMITH

A fourteen-year-old boy attempts to be the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest.


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Survive!: Essential Skills and Tactics to Get You Out of Anywhere - Alive
Les Stroud, Michael Vlessides

SPORTS OUTDOOR STR

Creator of the television series Survivorman, Stroud offers tips on getting around in the wilderness. His advice encompasses psychological aspects of survival, water, fire, shelter, food, dangers and hazards, weather, clothing, and first aid.


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