Tag Archives: Survival

Starclimber (Matt Cruse #3)

by Kenneth Oppel

Conditional Recommendation: Matt, Kate, Captain Walken and a new crew embark on the first expedition to space and on the way discover new celestial life forms and face dangerous odds of making it back to earth.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Matt Cruse, Book Three
Hardcover: 390 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (2009)
Genre: Adventure

Award: CLA Book of the Year for Children Award (2009) Continue reading

Skybreaker (Matt Cruse #2)

by Kenneth Oppel

Conditional Recommendation: Matt Cruse’s adventures continue as he, Kate and a gypsy race to recover the ghost ship Hyperion and its treasures before falling prey to deadly high-altitude life forms and other sailors who seek its riches.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Matt Cruse, Book 2
Paperback: 464 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (2005)
Genre: Adventure

Awards: Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award for Adult Middle Reader (2006), OLA Forest of Reading Red Maple Award for Fiction (2006) Continue reading

Little House in the Big Woods (#1)

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Unconditional Recommendation: Young Laura Ingalls and her family make a living working the land and hunting the woods in 1871 Wisconsin.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Little House, Book 1
Paperback: 238 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (1932)

Genre: Historical Fiction Continue reading

The Battle for Skandia (Ranger’s Apprentice #4)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: Trapped in Skandia by the invading Temujai army, Will, Horace, Evanlyn, Halt and Erak must unite to defend themselves against the threatening enemy.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice #4
Paperback: 294 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (2008)

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Continue reading

The Icebound Land (Ranger’s Apprentice #3)

by John Flanagan

Conditional Recommendation: While Will and Evanlyn try to survive and escape captivity from the Skandians, Halt and Horace battle knight after knight in their efforts to reach Skandia and rescue Will.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Ranger’s Apprentice #3
Hardcover: 266 pages
Publisher: Philomel Books (June 26, 2007)

Genre: Adventure/Fantasy Continue reading

A World Without Heroes (Beyonders #1)

by Brandon Mull

Conditional Recommendation: A thirteen-year-old boy accidentally falls into a fantastical world and is thrust on a dangerous mission to overthrow an evil and clever king.

Age: Middle Grade
Series: Beyonders (#1)
Hardcover: 457 pages
Publisher: Aladdin (March 15, 2011)

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure Continue reading

Airborn (Matt Cruse #1)

by Kenneth Oppel

Conditional Recommendation: Matt, a young cabin boy, helps Kate, a passenger, discover a new species and together they endeavor to save their airship from murderous pirates.

Age: Young Adult
Series: Matt Cruse, Book 1
Paperback: 544 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (2004)
Genre: Adventure

Awards: 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Literature, 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book (ALA), 2005 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children’s Book Award, 2004 Red Maple Award (OLA) Continue reading