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Adventure Stories for Older Readers


The Door to Time by Pierdomenico Baccalario
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After moving from London to an old mansion on the English coast, eleven-year-old twins Jason and Julia discover that their new home has twisting tunnels, strange artifacts from around the world, and a mysterious, locked door.


Jimmy Coates: Assassin? by Joe Craig
While escaping from the strange men that are after him in London, Jimmy discovers he possesses many unusual talents for an eleven-year-old boy.
Sequel: Jimmy Coates: Target


MVP: Magellan Voyage Project by Douglas Evans
Twelve-year-old Adam Story is challenged by the deposed ruler of Babababad and his mongoose companion to become the first youngster to travel around the world in forty days without an adult.


Danger in the Narrows: Bryce & Zion by Mike Graf
Twin brother and sister, James and Morgan, go on an adventurous camping and hiking vacation with their parents to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks and learn about the history, unusual geology, famous sites, plants, and animals.


The Blackout Gang by Josh McCall
Three genius friends escape from their oppresive summer camp and get caught in a New York City power outage, which they discover has been caused by a classmate with evil plans that put the three of them in grave danger. If you like computers and cell phones, you’ll be intrigued by this high tech adventure.


Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
Nim loves her island home and the animals. While her scientist father is away doing research, trouble is on the way and a new e-mail friend could be the only one who can help.
Sequel: Nim at Sea


Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen
In 1848, while on a wagon train headed for Oregon, fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is kidnapped by Pawnee Indians and then falls in with a one-armed trapper who teaches him how to live in the wild.


Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
Series: Percy Jackson & the Olympians


The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John
After a fire kills her parents, eleven-year-old Martine must leave England to live with her grandmother on a wildlife game reserve in South Africa, where she befriends a mythical white giraffe.
Sequel: Dolphin Song


Close Encounters of a Third-World Kind by Jennifer Stewart
Twelve-year-old Annie is reluctant to travel to a village in Nepal for her father’s two month medical mission, but once there she assists at the clinic, makes friends with a local girl, and has adventures that change her life.


Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson
While his widowed mother continues to search for him, eleven-year-old Tom, presumed dead after drifting away down a river, finds himself trapped in a series of underground caves with another survivor and a dog, and pursued by murderous treasure-hunters.


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