21 May, 2024

Junior Fiction – Adventure

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This Was Our Pact, available as Print | eBook 
Andrews, Ryan 
Ben and his friends are determined to find out where the paper lanterns of the annual Autumn Equinox Festival go, so they follow the river as far as they can until the only followers left are Ben and Nathaniel. Graphic Novel. 

Aru Shah and the End of Time, The Pandava series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Large Print | Playaway  
Chokshi, Roshani 
Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon. 

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book | Playaway 
Dahl, Roald 
Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormous boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life! 

James and the Giant Peach, available as Print | Print (Spanish) | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book 
Dahl, Roald 
A young boy escapes from two wicked aunts and embarks on a series of adventures with six giant insects he meets inside a giant peach. 

The Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread, available as Print | Print (Chinese) | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book | Playaway | Graphic Novel 
DiCamillo, Kate 
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin. 

Dragons in a Bag, Dragons in a Bag series #1available as Print | eAudiobook 
Elliott, Zetta 
In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling. 

Odd and the Frost Giants, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook 
Gaiman, Neil 
An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard. 

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library, Mr. Lemoncello series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book | Playaway 
Grabenstein, Chris 
Twelve-year-old Kyle gets to stay overnight in the new town library, designed by his hero (the famous gamemaker Luigi Lemoncello), with other students but finds that come morning he must work with friends to solve puzzles in order to escape. 

The Magic Misfits, Magic Misfits series #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book | Playaway | Wonderbook 
Harris, Neil Patrick 
Six young magicians and illusionists team up to save their small town from a crooked carnival owner and his goons. 

Scary Stories for Young Foxes, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | Playaway 
Heidicker, Christian McKay 
The haunted season has arrived in the Antler Wood. No fox kit is safe. When Mia and Uly are separated from their litters, they discover a dangerous world full of monsters. In order to find a den to call home, they must venture through field and forest, facing unspeakable things that dwell in the darkness: a zombie who hungers for their flesh, a witch who tries to steal their skins, a ghost who hunts them through the snow . . . and other things too scary to mention. Featuring eight interconnected stories and sixteen hauntingly beautiful illustrations, Scary Stories for Young Foxes contains the kinds of adventures and thrills you love to listen to beside a campfire in the dark of night. 

Giant Girl and the Monkey King, available as Print | eAudiobook  
Hoàng, Văn 
Eleven-year-old Thom Ngho is keeping a secret: she’s strong. Like suuuuper strong. Freakishly strong. And it’s making it impossible for her to fit in at her new middle school. In a desperate bid to get rid of her super strength, Thom makes a deal with the Monkey King, a powerful deity and legendary trickster she accidentally released from his 500-year prison sentence. Thom agrees to help the Monkey King get back his magical staff if he’ll take away her strength. Soon Thom is swept up in an ancient and fantastical world in where demons, dragons, and Jade princesses actually exist. But she quickly discovers that magic can’t cure everything, and dealing with the trickster god might be more trouble than it’s worth. 

The Phantom Tollbooth, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book 
Juster, Norton 
Milo, a young boy with little interest in anything, takes a trip through the Phantom Tollbooth to the Lands Beyond where he meets an enchanting cast of characters that teaches him the importance of words, numbers, ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm for life. 

The Stonekeeper, Amulet series #1, available as Print | eBook 
Kibuishi, Kazu 
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids’ mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals. Eventually, they enlist the help of a small mechanical rabbit named Miskit. Together with Miskit, they face the most terrifying monster of all, and Em finally has the chance to save someone she loves. Graphic Novel. 

Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, available as Print | eBook | Large Print | CD Book 
Lin, Grace 
Minli, an adventurous girl from a poor village, buys a magical goldfish, and then joins a dragon who cannot fly on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon in hopes of bringing life to Fruitless Mountain and freshness to Jade River. 

Danger on the Reef, available as Print 
Maddox, Jake 
Twelve-year-old Jasmine Lopez loves exploring the coral reefs around Fiji where her marine biologist parents are stationed, and though young, she is already a certified scuba diver, a fact that her ten-year-old brother Arjun seems to resent; in fact he seems to believe he already knows everything about diving, and certainly does not want help from his older sister–until his overconfidence and defiance leads them both into a confrontation with a reef shark. 

Chews Your Destiny, The Gumazing Gum Girl! series #1, available as Print 
Montijo, Rode 
When Mom issues a no-gum rule, Gabby Gomez sneaks a piece of special bubble gum that turns her into a superhero. 

Nick and Tesla’s High Voltage Danger Lab: a Mystery with Electromagnets, Burglar Alarms, and Other Gadgets You Can Build Yourself, Nick and Tesla series #1, available as Print | CD Book 
Pflugfelder, Bob 
Nick and Tesla are bright 12-year-old siblings with a knack for science, electronics, and getting into trouble. When their parents mysteriously vanish, they’re sent to live with their Uncle Newt, a brilliant inventor who engineers top-secret gadgets for a classified government agency. It’s not long before Nick and Tesla are embarking on adventures of their own engineering all kinds of outrageous MacGyverish contraptions to save their skin- 9-volt burglar alarms, electromagnets, mobile tracking devices, and more. Readers are invited to join in the fun as each story contains instructions and blueprints for five different projects. In Nick and Tesla’s High-Voltage Danger Lab, we meet the characters and learn how to make everything from rocket launchers to soda-powered vehicles. Learning about science has never been so dangerous or so much fun! 

The Blackthorn Key, The Blackthorn Key Adventure series #1,  available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book 
Sands, Kevin 
In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart. 

Nightmares!, Nightmares Trilogy #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book 
Segel, Jason 
Twelve-year-old Charlie and his friends must stop nightmares from taking over their town before it’s too late. 

The Mysterious Benedict Society, Mysterious Benedict Society #1, available as Print | eBook | eAudiobook | CD Book 
Stewart, Trenton Lee 
After passing a series of mind-bending tests, four children are selected for a secret mission that requires them to go undercover at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, where the only rule is that there are no rules. 

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