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Suggested Adventure/Survival Fiction for Sixth Grade

 

Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for Sixth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Also available in: e-audiobook

Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface.

Between Heaven and Earth by Eric Walters
Also available in: e-book

DJ climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to scatter his beloved grandfather's ashes.

Capture the Flag by Kate Messner

When the original Star Spangled Banner is stolen, seventh-graders Anne, José, and Henry, all descendants of the Silver Jaguar Society, pursue suspects on airport carts and through baggage handling tunnels while stranded at a Washington, D.C., airport during a snowstorm.

Darkwood by M. E Breen

A clever and fearless orphan endures increasing danger while trying to escape from greedy, lawless men and elude the terrifying "kinderstalks" -- animals who steal children -- before discovering her true destiny.

The Great Wide Sea by Madaline Herlong

Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing trip off the Florida Keys and have a harrowing adventure at sea.

Masters of Disaster by Gary Paulsen

Twelve-year-old Henry's grand adventures spell disaster for best chums Riley and Reed, who always seems to land in a pile of "smelly goo."

Out of Bounds by Jonathan Rock

The Tiger Patrol find themselves on an expedition out in the wild when a new member runs off. Soon they're completely lost, and they have no way of contacting anyone for help. This is where their training kicks in: are they prepared to survive outdoors?

Tentacles by Roland Smith

After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, Marty and Grace go to live with their scientist uncle and accompany him on an increasingly dangerous expedition to New Zealand to track a giant squid.

Tunnels by Roderick Gordon

Will Burrows and his friend Chester embark on a quest to find Will's archaeologist father, who has inexplicably disappeared.  They are led to a labyrinthine world underneath London, full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions toward "Topsoilers" like Will and his father.

The Young Man and the Sea by W. R. Philbrick

After his mother's death, twelve-year-old Skiff Beaman decides that it is up to him to earn money to take care of himself and his father, so he undertakes a dangerous trip alone out on the ocean off the coast of Maine to try to catch a huge bluefin tuna.