Adventure Stories for Grades 3-5

These stories can be found in children's fiction (J), filed alphabetically under the author's name.

Author Title Call Number
AviThe End of the Beginning
Avon the snail and Edward the ant set off together on a journey in search of adventures.
J Avi
BellTrain to Impossible Places
Suzy discovers a railway line going straight through her downstairs hall and boards it to find adventures of a lifetime.
J Bell
BledsoeTracks in the Snow
Erin and Tiffany become lost in the snow-covered Sierra mountains when Erin leads them on a trek to find her missing babysitter.
J Bledsoe
DiCamilloThe Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
The adventures of a small mouse, the princess he loves, and the servant girl who longs to be a princess.
J DiCamillo
Du BoisTwenty-One Balloons
Professor William W. Sherman sets off in a balloon across the Pacific.
J Du Bois
FleischmanBandit's Moon
Annyrose has adventures with JoaquĆ­n Murieta and his band of outlaws during the California Gold Rush.
J Fleischman
FleischmanThe Whipping Boy
A bratty prince and his whipping boy accidentally trade places after becoming involved with a dangerous outlaw.
J Fleischman
GaimanFortunately, the Milk
A dad who goes to the store to buy milk gets kidnapped by aliens.
J Gaiman
GutmanMission Unstoppable
Coke and Pep have crazy, cross-country adventures as they evade murderous lunatics.
J Gutman
HillWinter Camp
Toughboy and his sister survive the harsh Alaskan weather at a winter trapping camp.
J Hill
KehretEarthquake Terror
After an earthquake, Jonathan must find a way to save himself, his partially paralyzed sister, and their dog.
J Kehret
KimmelTo the Frontier
Bill Cody and his family set out from Iowa to make a new home for themselves in the Kansas Territory.
J Kimmel
KraegelWild Honey from the Moon
Mother shrew needs to get wild honey from the moon in order to cure her son.
J Kraegel
LawlorAdventure on the Wilderness Road
Elizabeth Poage and her family embark on a dangerous and exciting trip westward to Daniel Boone's new Kentucky settlement.
J Lawlor
McIntoshThe Whisperer
Two strangers in the land of Drestonia begin communicating through their minds as they experience increasing danger.
J McIntosh
OsborneAdaline Falling Star
Adaline Falling Star runs away from her prejudiced cousins and comes close to death in the wilderness.
J Osborne
PattersonTreasure Hunters
Following clues left by their missing father, Bickford and Rebecca sail with their siblings to finish his treasure hunt.
J Patterson
PetersenWhite Water
Greg's father is bitten by a rattlesnake during a white-water rafting trip.
J Petersen
PullmanThe Firework-Maker's Daughter
Lila seeks Royal Sulphur from the sacred volcano so that she can become a master maker of fireworks like her father.
J Pullman
SchulzHook's Revenge
Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter sets out to defeat the Neverland crocodile.
J Schulz
ShahanFrozen Stiff
Cousins Cody and Derek take a kayaking trip in Alaska and find themselves battling the raw elements of an untamed wilderness.
J Shahan
SteigAbel's Island
A very civilized mouse named Abel struggles to survive as a castaway.
J Steig
StolzCat Walk
A young cat embarks on a journey that finally leads him to a special place he can call a home.
J Stolz
VanderpoolNavigating Early
Orphaned Jack Baker and his new pal, Early, embark on a quest along the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear.
J Vanderpool
WoodThe Girl Who Sailed the Stars
When Oona stows away on a ship headed North, she faces great adventure and danger. (2019 pp.)
J Wood
WoodruffThe Orphan of Ellis Island
During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro travels back in time and accompanies two Italian emigrants to America.
J Woodruff
YolenJason and the Gorgon's Blood
Jason, who will grow up to become the head of the Argonauts, leads five other boys on a dangerous quest.
J Yolen
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