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Adventure Books For Kids
From picture books and chapter books, to real-life adventures, these thrilling reads will have you on the edge of your seat! (Updated August 2021)

Too Small Tola
Atinuke
The everyday adventures of Tola, who lives with her brother, sister and Grandmommy in Lagos, Nigeria -- she is definitely not too small to do big things!
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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Gold Rush Girl
Avi
13-year-old Tori stows away on the ship taking her father and brother to the gold fields of California – and finds more adventure than she bargained for.
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916
Ball, Georgia
Chet spots a gray fin in the creek near the beach where a massive shark has been attacking swimmers – could it be a killer shark?
Format: Graphic Novel
Availability: Available
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Jack Gets Zapped!
Barnett, Mac
When a lightning bolt zaps rascally Jack into his favorite video game, his friend, the Lady picks up the controls – can she play so Jack wins?
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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Maya and the Rising Dark
Barron, Rena
When creatures from African folklore come to life in her South Side Chicago neighborhood, 12-year-old Maya and her two friends discover they are godlings of the Orisha.
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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The Last Kids on Earth
Brallier, Max
Featuring 6 stories, each illustrated by a different comics artist, this graphic novel follows 13-year-old Jack and his friends as they battle monsters after a zombie outbreak in their town.
Format: Graphic Novel
Availability: Available
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Running on the Roof of the World
Butterworth, Jess
When her parents are arrested for their religious beliefs, 12-year-old Tash and her friend Sam set out on a daring, dangerous journey across the Himalayas, from Tibet to India, in hopes of enlisting the Dalai Lama's help.
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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The Ocean Calls
Cho, Tina M.
Though she is nervous about being in the ocean, Dayeon joins her grandmother in the Korean tradition of haenyeo, diving for treasures of the sea, in this beautifully illustrated picture book.
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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Chirri & Chirra
Doi, Kaya
Follow the quiet, serendipitous adventures of two bicycling sisters, who are always open to new experiences -- exploring new places, eating new foods, and finding new friends on a rainy day.
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise
Gemeinhart, Dan
12-year-old Coyote and her dad travel cross-country to Washington state in an old school bus, so she can rescue a family memory box buried by her late mom and sister.
Format: Book
Availability: Available
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