Books that deal with wilderness survival and outdoor adventure.

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The Worst-Case Scenario Survive-o-pedia (Worst-Case Scenario: Junior Edition)
David Borgenicht

LIFE WOR

Learn how to survive tsunamis, sharks, lightning strikes, earthquakes, airplane crashes and 65 other hair-raising scenarios!


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Robinson Crusoe (Sterling Classics)
Daniel Defoe

CLASSIC DEFOE

In 1659, after becoming the sole survivor of a shipwreck, Englishman Robinson Crusoe lives on a deserted island for more than twenty-eight years.


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Survival Skills (Velocity: Instant Expert)
Simon Ellar

SPORTS OUTDOOR JNF ELL

Jam packed with information, each Instant Expert guide offers practical, hands on advice from expert insiders, along with step by step instructions and photography, as well as links to online how to videos.


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My Side of the Mountain
Jean Craighead George

J GEORGE

In his diary, Sam Gribley tells of a year spent living alone in a tree house in the Catskill Mountains learning about plant and animal life during the changing seasons.


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Pocket Guide to the Outdoors: Based on My Side of the Mountain
Jean Craighead George,Twig C. George,John C. George,T. Luke George

SPORTS OUTDOOR JNF GEO

Generations of readers have escaped into the woods with My Side of the Mountain , the story of a city boy named Sam who learns to live in the wild. Now, Newbery winner Jean Craighead George offers an easy-to-follow guide for fans who want to live the adventure—just like Sam. Learn how to start a fire, build a shelter, catch a fish, identify useful plants, and much more. Hands-on activities are perfect for backyard campers or an afternoon stroll through the park.


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Can You Survive Antarctica?; An Interactive Surival Adventure (You Choose Books)
Rachael Teresa Hanel

PLACES ANTARCTICA JNF HAN

You are surrounded by the vast, unforgiving landscape of the coldest place on Earth Antarctica. Even during the summer months, bone chilling cold, raging blizzards, and treacherous ice threatens human survival. Will you, Join the race to be the first to reach the South Pole? Attempt to ski across the continent as part of an all female expedition? Study Antarctic plant and animal life as a scientist at a research station? Experience the life or death dilemmas of a place few people ever see. YOU CHOOSE what youll do next. The choices you make will either lead you to safety or to doom.


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The Curious Boy's Book of Adventure
Sam Martin

GAMES JNF MAR

Boys of all ages love to hunt, explore, and discover. They like expeditions, secret messages, and remote hideaways. They love to build, fix, and create. In short, they love adventure, and this four-color paperback is jammed full of 100 hijinks and escapades boys can get into right in their own backyards! Divided into five sections – ” Exploring, Hunting, Experimenting, Building, and Playing. The activities in The Curious Boy ’s Book of Adventure reawaken the adventure instinct!


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The Boys' Book Of Adventure (Best at Everything)
Martin, Steve

GAMES JNF MAR

Learn all the skills you’ll need for a life full of exciting adventures! It’s all in this fun, humorous boys’ guide. Inside, boys will learn how to dive for treasure,slay a werewolf, survive on a desert island, escape a capsizing ship, tackle a komodo dragon, and much more.


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North
Donna Jo Napoli

J NAPOLI

Tired of his mother’s overprotectiveness 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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Guts : The True Stories Behind Hatchet and the Brian Books
Gary Paulsen

LITCRIT JNF PAU

The author relates incidents in his life and how they inspired parts of his books about the character, Brian Robeson.


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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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Wild River
P.J. Petersen

J PETERSEN

Considered lazy and unathletic, twelve-year-old Ryan discovers a heroic side of himself when a kayak trip with his older brother goes horribly awry.


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The Sign of the Beaver
Elizabeth George Speare

J SPEARE

Left alone to guard the family’s wilderness home in eighteenth-century Maine, a boy is hard-pressed to survive until local Indians teach him their skills.


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Call It Courage
Armstrong Sperry

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NEWBERY TEEN SPERRY

Based on a Polynesian legend, this is the story of a youth who overcomes his fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his tribe.


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The Cay
Theodore Taylor

J TAYLOR

When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, a twelve-year-old white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a small desert island in the Caribbean where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.


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