Adventure Stories for Grades 3-5
These stories can be found in children's fiction (J), filed alphabetically under the author's name.
|Avi||The End of the Beginning|
Avon the snail and Edward the ant set off together on a journey in search of adventures.
|Bell||Train to Impossible Places|
Suzy discovers a railway line going straight through her downstairs hall and boards it to find adventures of a lifetime.
|Bledsoe||Tracks 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.
|DiCamillo||The 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.
|Du Bois||Twenty-One Balloons|
Professor William W. Sherman sets off in a balloon across the Pacific.
|J Du Bois|
Annyrose has adventures with Joaquín Murieta and his band of outlaws during the California Gold Rush.
|Fleischman||The Whipping Boy|
A bratty prince and his whipping boy accidentally trade places after becoming involved with a dangerous outlaw.
|Gaiman||Fortunately, the Milk|
A dad who goes to the store to buy milk gets kidnapped by aliens.
Coke and Pep have crazy, cross-country adventures as they evade murderous lunatics.
Toughboy and his sister survive the harsh Alaskan weather at a winter trapping camp.
After an earthquake, Jonathan must find a way to save himself, his partially paralyzed sister, and their dog.
|Kimmel||To the Frontier|
Bill Cody and his family set out from Iowa to make a new home for themselves in the Kansas Territory.
|Kraegel||Wild Honey from the Moon|
Mother shrew needs to get wild honey from the moon in order to cure her son.
|Lawlor||Adventure on the Wilderness Road|
Elizabeth Poage and her family embark on a dangerous and exciting trip westward to Daniel Boone's new Kentucky settlement.
Two strangers in the land of Drestonia begin communicating through their minds as they experience increasing danger.
|Osborne||Adaline Falling Star|
Adaline Falling Star runs away from her prejudiced cousins and comes close to death in the wilderness.
Following clues left by their missing father, Bickford and Rebecca sail with their siblings to finish his treasure hunt.
Greg's father is bitten by a rattlesnake during a white-water rafting trip.
|Pullman||The 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.
Captain Hook's swashbuckling daughter sets out to defeat the Neverland crocodile.
Cousins Cody and Derek take a kayaking trip in Alaska and find themselves battling the raw elements of an untamed wilderness.
A very civilized mouse named Abel struggles to survive as a castaway.
A young cat embarks on a journey that finally leads him to a special place he can call a home.
Orphaned Jack Baker and his new pal, Early, embark on a quest along the Appalachian Trail in search of the great black bear.
|Wood||The Girl Who Sailed the Stars|
When Oona stows away on a ship headed North, she faces great adventure and danger. (2019 pp.)
|Woodruff||The Orphan of Ellis Island|
During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro travels back in time and accompanies two Italian emigrants to America.
|Yolen||Jason 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.