We picked adventure books as our first Summer Quest challenge because just about ANY kind of book can be an adventure book! We want our Summer Questers to get off to a great start, and reading an adventure book is a perfect way to do that.
So, what exactly IS an adventure book? It's probably easiest to give you some examples. The Captain Underpants books by Dav Pilkey are adventure books. So are the Junie B. Jones books by Barbara Park and The Magic Tree House books by Mary Pope Osborne. All of these books can be found on our two red "series" carts. Beginning readers might enjoy the "Henry and Mudge" books by Cynthia Rylant in the bookcase housing beginning reader books. For a non-fiction adventure book, try Guts by Gary Paulsen (find it on the shelves at J 813.54 PAULSEN). Or try Exploring Caves: Journeys Into the Earth by Nancy Aulenbach (find it at J 796.52 AULENBA). Then, of course, there's the expeditions to Mount Everest: try Within Reach: My Everest Story by Mark Pfetzer (find it at J 796.522 PFETZER).
For other possibilities, look on top of the first fiction shelf as you enter the Children's Room. Or ask a librarian!
Adults and older kids who use the adult section: the library is full of adventure books for you too. Everything from great classics (Roughing It, Two Years Before the Mast, The Three Musketeers) to recent accounts (The Perfect Storm, Into Thin Air) etc. etc.Posted by library at June 20, 2007 03:41 PM