January 26, 2016 | jonesw
Looking for action, adventure, or survival? Try checking out one of these daring tales. Books are suggested for Fourth Grade, but remember that each Reader is different, and might find something interesting at another level.
In 1872, English gentleman Phileas Fogg has many adventures as he tries to win a bet that he can travel around the world in eighty days.
Bartholomew Biddle’s life has always been pretty ordinary, but when a huge wind blows past his window one night, he feels the call of adventure — and he can’t resist the urge to grab his bedsheet and catch a ride. Soon he’s soaring far above his little town, heading wherever the wind takes him!
Trying to help his father deal with his long-standing depression, Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother's old and eerie house. He discovers a pair of pirate bookends that unlock a thirty-year-old secret that Yeats must try to resolve by entering the exotic world of "The Arabian Nights."
Finn Whitman and his fellow DHIs, teenagers chosen to serve as actors for a new technology, investigate strange occurrences at Disney theme park attractions, racing to uncover a supernatural force that could destroy the world.
Recruited by the Air Force after hacking into a classified military training program, Neil Andertol and his video game buddies pilot what they believe to be an Air Force simulator to find a missing jet and rescue two endangered pilots.
In 1912, thirteen-year-old Noelle and her parents are aboard the Titanic, when she is awoken to a sinking ship and must evacuate to a lifeboat with her mother, but first she has to find and help her new friend, Pauline, who is in steerage.
Middle schooler Rafe Khachadorian faces his greatest challenge yet as he struggles to complete a week-long wilderness survival course to prove to his school administrators that he can succeed.
Following clues left by their missing father, twelve-year-old twins Bickford and Rebecca Kidd sail from the Caribbean to New York City with their siblings to finish the dangerous quest of their world-famous treasure-hunting parents.
Thinking they are in for a boring Alaskan vacation, Noah and Emma Burton find themselves dodging lava and running for their lives when a formerly dormant volcano erupts.
Roz the robot discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there, and her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.