On An Adventure (Chapter Books)

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The Jumbies

by Tracey Baptiste

Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.
J FIC Baptiste
Eleven-year-old Corinne must call on her courage and an ancient magic to stop an evil spirit and save her island home.
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Aru Shah and the End of Time

by Roshani Chokshi

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.
J FIC Chokshi
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James and the Giant Peach

by Roald Dahl

A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach.
J FIC Dahl  and  SP J FIC Dahl
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

by Kate DiCamillo

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.
J FIC DiCamillo
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The Inquisitor's Tale

by Adam Gidwitz

A peasant girl and her holy greyhound, an oblate on a mission from his monastery, and a young Jewish boy travel across medieval France to escape persecution and save holy texts from being burned
J FIC Gidwitz
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The Great Greene Heist

by Varian Johnson

Jackson Greene has a reputation as a prankster at Maplewood Middle School, but after the last disaster he is trying to go straight--but when it looks like Keith Sinclair may steal the election for school president from Jackson's former best friend Gabriela, he assembles a team to make sur Keith does not succeed.
J FIC Johnson
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A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

A midnight visitor escorts some children across space and time to another world.
J FIC L'Engle  and  SP J FIC L'Engle
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by Gary Paulsen

After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive initially with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parent's divorce.   A Newbery Honor Book
J FIC Paulsen
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The Scavengers

by Michael Perry

With a neighbors help, twelve-year-old Ford Falcon learns to survive in the harsh world outside the Bubble Cities by scavenging for items to use or trade--skills she needs when her parents unexpectedly go missing.
J FIC Perry
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by Louis Sachar


As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Newbery Medal winner.

J FIC Sachar  and SP Y FIC Sachar