Stories of Survival

By: Arnosky, Jim.
After they are kidnapped by their father, two boys escape into the mangrove swamps of Key Largo, Florida, where they learn to live on their own among the wildlife.
By: George, Jean Craighead, 1919-
A city boy decides to spend one year in the Catskill Mountains living off the land
By: Grant, Katy.
In an outdoor adventure, coming-of-age story set in the remote, rugged mountains of northern Arizona, 13-year-old Chase, an enthusiast of geocaching (a worldwide game of hiding and seeking treasure using a GPS), must constantly rely on his wits to solve unexpected problems.
By: Hanel, Rachael.
Describes the fight for survival while exploring Antarctica.
By: Hiaasen, Carl.
Spending his days in a zoo beside his volatile animal wrangler father, Wahoo Cray struggles to control his father's temper when the latter takes a job with an egocentric reality nature show host. By the Newbery Honor-winning author of "Hoot"
By: Hobbs, Will.
Fifteen-year-old half-Inuit Nick and his white brother, Ryan, meet and share an adventure on the Firth River in the Canadian Arctic, facing white water, wild animals and fierce weather as Ryan documents the effects of climate change on caribou for "National Geographic" magazine.
By: Jacobson, Jennifer, 1958-
Abandoned by his mother in an Acadia National Park campground, Jack tries to make his way back to Boston before anyone figures out what is going on, with only a small toy elephant for company.
By: Kelley, Jane (Jane Alice), 1954-
Cut off from her best friend and the modern world when her family spends the summer in a technology-free Appalachian community, 11-year-old Megan and her little dog get lost and embark on a perilous hike back to civilization.
By: Khan, Hena.
As part of a group of young adventurers traveling the length of the Amazon River in this comic book-style illustrated journey, the reader will encounter dangers and must choose from 22 possible endings which ones will ensure the survival and success of the expedition.
By: Leach, Sara, 1971-
Tabitha will have to brave danger, and her cousin Ashley's hatred, on a hike to a secluded lake in British Columbia.
By: Lord, Gabrielle.
With Callum Ormond buried alive in a coffin, his allies Boges and Winter are trying to find him before time runs out and Cal's little sister is kidnapped and Cal is the prime suspect.
By: Paulsen, Gary.
After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the Canadian wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents' divorce.
By: Petersen, P. J.
Considered lazy and unathletic, 12-year-old Ryan discovers his heroic side when a kayak trip with his older brother Tanner goes horribly wrong.
By: Probst, Jeff, 1962-
Jane, Buzz, Carter, and Vanessa, aged nine to thirteen, are on a sailing trip in the South Pacific intended to help them bond in their newly-blended family when a massive storm strands them on a deserted island.
By: Smith, Roland, 1951-
Twelve-year-old Chase and his friend Nicole Rossi attempt to rescue the Rossi Brothers' Circus--lions, tigers, elephants and all--in Mexico, where a massive earthquake has struck, leading to the imminent eruption of a volcano.
By: Sperry, Armstrong, 1897-1976.
A legend of a Polynesian boy, who, called a coward for being afraid of the sea, sets out to overcome his fears
By: Tarshis, Lauren.
Eleven-year-old Barry Hunter and his family attempt to ride out Hurricane Katrina at home in the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans when his little sister gets ill, but when the levees break, Barry gets swept away from his family.
By: Woods, Brenda (Brenda A.)
As Hurricane Katrina bears down on New Orleans, Saint is stuck in the city after escaping evacuation so he can look for his dog, Shadow, and he, Shadow, and an elderly neighbor, Miz Moran, take shelter in her attic.
By: Champion, Neil.
Gives essential survival tips for building shelter in the wild, including using natural means in different regions such as the desert, forest, jungle, and cold areas.
By: George, Jean Craighead, 1919-
This guide to the outdoors provides advice and instructions on camping, building shelters, finding water, and cooking outdoors. Some activities may require adult supervision.
By: Jankowski, Susan.
"Readers will learn about some of greatest sea rescues including the Mary Rose, the Peter Iredale, the Britannic, the Squalus, and the U.S. Coast Guard"
By: Jankowski, Susan.
"Read about the 'Thirty Mile Fire,' a rescue in a redwood forest, how text messaging save stranded snowmobilers, a heroic dog on Mount Hood, and a rescue on the Appalachian Trail"
By: Keat, Nawuth, 1964-
A survivor of the horrors of war-torn Cambodia breaks his longtime silence to share his family's story of death, enslavement and torture at the hands of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge fighters, providing an inspirational story of hope to children whose worlds have been devastated by catastrophe.
By: Long, Denise.
A handbook that equips older children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone, drawing on the advice of a search-and-rescue professional to provide coverage of topics ranging from building a fire and dealing with wild animals to finding sustenance and signaling for help.
By: Scherer, Glenn.
"Read about five historic mountain rescues-from the Great Northern Railway Rescue to Beck Weathers on Mt. Everest"