Adventure Books for Young Explorers

Check out our curated list from Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey, of exciting adventure titles for your toddler all the way up to young adult.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
Jul 20, 2017



Adventure Books for Young Explorers

Jul 20, 2017

In the ninth installment of our Facebook Live video series, Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey recommended books full of adventure, exploration, and discovery across all age bands. Your kids can travel to different worlds, discover hidden secrets, and take a wacky road trip without ever leaving their backyard. Plus, these action-packed titles encourage reading while school is out, helping your child avoid the dreaded summer slide. Take a look at our titles below.

You can also watch the Live Chat here:


Peek-A-Boo Zoo by Joyce Wan

Race Car Count by Rebecca Kai Dotlick

Let’s Go to the Library (Rookie Series) by Scholastic Inc.

Kindergarten  2nd Grade

Totally Wacky Roadside Attractions (Rookie Series) by Pamela Chanko

Totally Strange Buildings (Rookie Series) by Lisa M. Herrington

Totally Cool Caves and Hot Volcanoes (Rookie Series) by Janice Behrens

Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

3rd – 5th Grade 

The Boys’ Book of Survival: How to Survive Anything, Anywhere by Guy Campbell

The 39 Clues: Unstoppable Book Two Breakaway by Jeff Hirsch

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

Middle Grade

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

High School

Above by Roland Smith

Beneath by Roland Smith

Two Summers by Aimee Friedman

Overturned by Lamar Giles


Pokémon: Deluxe Essential Handbook by Cris Silvestri and Scholastic Corporation

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird 
by Harper Lee

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