Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog’s Gold * by: Mark Forman
Alex Taylor sees an odd sign in a shop and goes inside to investigate, resulting in a dangerous quest.
Mysterious Benedict Society * by: Trenton Lee Stewart
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission.
First Light by: Rebecca Stead
After Peter arrives in Greenland, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has kept from him all his life.
Whales on Stilts by: M.T. Anderson
Racing against the clock, Lily and her friends must foil a diabolical plot hatched by her father’s boss to conquer the world using whales.
The Rope Trick by: Lloyd Alexander
Princess Lidi, in a quest to learn a legendary rope trick, is taken on adventures through old Italy.
The Sight * by: Erin Hunter
In a troubled time for the cat clans, three young cats begin their training and discover their true destiny.
Song of the Gargoyle by: Zilph Keatley Snyder
When mysterious men in black abduct his father, Tymmon acquires a strange companion and plots his father’s rescue.
House Called Awful End * by: Philip Ardagh
When Eddie’s ill parents become a “bit crinkly round the edges” he is taken by strange relatives and embarks on a mad adventure.
Black Stallion* by: Walter Farley
Alec Ramsey is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life.
Midnight Horse by: Sid Fleischman
A young boy enlists the help of a ghostly magician to help thwart his great-uncle’s dastardly plan.
Carpe Diem by: Autumn Cornwell
Vassor Spore’s detailed plans for the next 20 years go awry after her grandmother invites her to Asia.
End of the Beginning by: Avi
A snail and an ant set off together to an undetermined destination for unspecified adventures.
Treasure Island by: Robert Louis Stevenson
A mother and son find a treasure map but with it comes great danger.
Stormbreaker* by: Anthony Horowitz
After the death of his guardian uncle, Alex is coerced into taking over his uncle’s dangerous mission with MI5, the British spy agency.
Hunter Brown and the Secret of the Shadow by: Christopher Miller
When a mysterious book comes into their possession, strange things begin to happen to three 9th graders.
Summer on Wheels by: Gary Soto
Hector and his friend have many exciting adventures when they take a six day bike trip to Santa Monica.
Over Sea, Under Stone* by: Susan Cooper
Three kids on vacation in England find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest.
Mr. Tucket* by: Gary Paulsen
While on a wagon train, Francis Tucket is captured by Indians.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle * by: Beverly Cleary
A reckless mouse named Ralph, makes friends with a boy and discovers the joys of motorcycling.
Dinosaurs Before Dark* by: Mary Pope Osborne
Jack and Annie find a magic tree house which whisks them back to the time of dinosaurs.
Call of the Wild by: Jack London
An unusual dog is forced to the Klondike gold fields where he becomes leader of a wolf pack.
Rowan Hood: Outlaw Girl of Sherwood Forest* by Nancy Springer
In her quest to connect to Robin Hood, the father she has never met, Rowan disguises herself as a boy, and befriends a wolf and a princess.
* Denotes first in a series