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My Side of the Mountain
Jean Craighead George - Jan 01, 1988 (first published in 1959)
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Every kid thinks about running away at one point or another; few get farther than the end of the block. Young Sam Gribley gets to the end of the block and keeps going--all the way to the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. There he sets up house in a huge hollowed-out tree, with a falcon and a weasel for companions and his wits as his tool for ...
The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts
Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and Fate
Avi - Dec 17, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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High adventure from a master storyteller about one boy’s attempt to fend for himself among cruel orphan masters, corrupt magistrates, and conniving thieves. In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver Cromwell Pitts wakes to find his father missing and his house flooded by a recent storm. He’s alone in his ruined home with no money...
The Bridge Home
Padma Venkatraman - Apr 14, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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"Readers will be captivated by this beautifully written novel about young people who must use their instincts and grit to survive. Padma infuses her story with hope and bravery that will inspire readers."--Aisha Saeed, author of the ...
The Night Diary
Veera Hiranandani - Apr 23, 2019
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It's 1947, and India, newly independent of British rule, has been separated into two countries: Pakistan and India. The divide has created much tension between Hindus and Muslims, and hundreds of thousands are killed crossing borders.Half-Muslim, half-Hindu twelve-year-old Nisha doesn't know where she belongs, or what her country is anymore. When P...
Nowhere Boy
Katherine Marsh - Aug 07, 2018
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"A resistance novel for our time." - The New York Times"A hopeful story about recovery, empathy, and the bravery of young people." - Booklist "This well-crafted and suspenseful novel touches on the topics of refugees and immigrant integration, terrorism, Islam, Islamophobia, and the Syrian war with sensitivity and grace." - Kirkus, Starred Review F...
Ice Dogs
Terry Lynn Johnson - Nov 03, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Victoria Secord, a fourteen-year-old Alaskan dogsled racer, loses her way on a routine outing with her dogs. With food gone and temperatures dropping, her survival and that of her dogs and the mysterious boy she meets in the woods is entirely up to her.The author Terry Lynn Johnson is a musher herself, and her crackling writing puts readers at the ...
Journey of the Pale Bear
Susan Fletcher - Oct 01, 2019
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“A lovely little miracle of a book.” —Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal–winning author of The One and Only Ivan “[A] large-hearted and riveting medieval adventure.” —William Alexander, National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets “A breathtaking adventure.” —Kirby Larson, Newbery Honor­–winning author of Hattie Big Sky A runaway boy befrie...
Running on the Roof of the World
Jess Butterworth - Nov 12, 2019 (first published in 2017)
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A story of adventure, survival, courage, and hope, set in the vivid Himalayan landscape of Tibet and India. Tash lives in Tibet, where as a practicing Buddhist she must follow many rules to avoid the wrath of the occupying Chinese soldiers. Life remains peaceful as long as Tash, her family, and their community hide their religion and don’t mention ...
Scar Island
Dan Gemeinhart - Apr 24, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Dan Gemeinhart brings his signature blend of action, heart, and beautiful writing to a tale of misfits struggling to survive.Jonathan Grisby is the newest arrival at the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys -- an ancient, crumbling fortress of gray stone rising up from the ocean. It is dark, damp, and dismal. And it is just the place Jona...
Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms
Katherine Rundell - Mar 01, 2016 (first published in 2011)
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Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this “gripping, magical, and heartwarming tale of resilience, friendship, and hope” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Wilhelmina Silver’s world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best ...
Cast Off
The Strange Adventures of Petra De Winter and Bram Broen
Eve Yohalem - Mar 06, 2018 (first published in 2015)
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It’s 1663 and there is an extra passenger on board a Dutch merchant ship setting sail for the East Indies. Twelve-year-old Petra has stowed away to escape her abusive father. But she quickly realizes that surviving for months at sea will be impossible without help. So when Bram, the half-Dutch / half-Javanese son of the ship’s carpenter finds her h...
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Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
Fort by CYNTHIA DEFELICE
Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman