Let's Go on an Adventure (3rd-5th Grade)

By Skokie Staff Bibliocommons Youth Services

In celebration of Summer Reading, let's go on an adventure! These books will take you on the ride of your life.

  • Cardboard

    2012 by TenNapel, Doug

    A fast paced, funny, and suspenseful adventure about the massive power of imagination, and every kid's favorite toy: a cardboard box.

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  • Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

    2017 by Williams-Garcia, Rita

    Clayton runs away from home to find the Bluesmen in hopes of joining their band.

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  • The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle

    2016 by Fox, Janet S.

    In a spooky castle, kids keep disappearing. Can 12-year-old Kat Bateson solve the mystery before she and her siblings are next?

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  • Amulet

    2008 by Kibuishi, Kazu

    First in this graphic novel series, a brother and sister have to help save their mom.

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  • Nooks & Crannies

    2015 by Lawson, Jessica

    Tabitha receives a mysterious invitation to the estate of a Countess with 5 other children. There's a spooky old house, a large inheritance, secret passageways and mistaken identities.

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  • Hatchet

    1987 by Paulsen, Gary

    Alone in the Alaskan wilderness, Brian must fight to survive.

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  • Blizzard's Wake

    2004 by Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds

    A blizzard brings Kate face to face with her mother's killer.

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  • Halfway to the Sky

    2002 by Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker

    Dani runs away from home, determined to hike the Appalachian Trail alone.

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  • Kensuke's Kingdom

    2003 by Morpurgo, Michael

    After a yachting accident, Michael finds himself alone on a deserted island in the South Pacific - but is he actually alone?

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  • Saint Louis Armstrong Beach

    2011 by Woods, Brenda

    Saint loves his New Orleans neighborhood and feels safe and loved there. Then Hurricane Katrina destroys everything he has come to depend on.

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  • The Honest Truth

    2015 by Gemeinhart, Dan

    Mark is sick of being a cancer patient. When his doctor tells him he needs more treatments, Mark decides he's had enough. His plan? To run away and climb Mount Ranier alone.

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  • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life

    2006 by Mass, Wendy

    A mysterious box left to thirteen-year-old Jeremy by his deceased father leads him on the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle

    1990 by Avi

    An ocean voyage to rejoin her parents turns into a life-and-death struggle for a thirteen-year-old girl.

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  • Small as An Elephant

    2011 by Jacobson, Jennifer

    Jack and his mom go camping at Acadia National Park. But one day his mom disappears without a trace. Jack goes off on a quest to find her.

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  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

    2009 by Lin, Grace

    Minli, a poor Chinese girl, goes on a magical adventure to find the Old Man of the Moon.

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