January 26, 2016 | jonesw
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?
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.
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.
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.