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Picture Books and Younger Elementary
Bug Boys   Laura Knetzger   (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J GN Bug Boys Vol. 1)   Series: Bug Boys ; 1

Follow two bug friends, Stag-B and Rhino-B, as they explore their world and share adventures.

The Collectors   Alice Feagan   (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Fea)

Winslow and Rosie are collectors who can find nearly anything. Their impressive collection of natural wonders is almost complete—it's just missing one final piece. So the girls pack their gear and set off on a quest through the forest to find something extraordinary.

Heroes Unite!   Nicole Johnson   (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER Joh)

Edgin and Holga gather their friends to win back their treasure!

The Hike   Alison Farrell   (Juvenile Picture Books - Ej Far)

Three friends set out on a hike to explore their local forest, intending to climb to the top of the hill. There, they will plant a flag, read a poem, and release feathers into the wind.

Jungle Adventure   Lily Murray   (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 808.8 Mur)   Series: Let’s Tell A Story

Imagine if you could have an adventure in the jungle. What if you could have MILLIONS of them? With this story-building book, readers can create their own jungle-inspired adventures, over and over again. Just read the question and choose from the vibrant pictures on the page to build the story. 

Mountain Top Mystery   based on the book by Gertrude Chandler Warner   (Juvenile Early Readers - J-ER War)

The Alden children and their grandfather are hiking down from Flat Top when a rockslide reveals a cave with a big secret.

The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales   SJ King   (Juvenile First Chapter Books - J-FC King)   Series: Secret Explorers ; 1

The Secret Explorers jump into action to save a pod of humpback whales, but when Connor and Roshini's submarine malfunctions, the explorers could be the ones in trouble.

Older Elementary
All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team   Christina Soontornvat   (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 796.525 Soo)

On June 23, 2018, 12 young players of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking an afternoon's adventure. But when they turn to leave, rising floodwaters block their path out; the boys are trapped!

The Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid   Dylan Thuras   (Juvenile Nonfiction - J 910.41 Thu)

Use this illustrated guide to discover 100 of the world's wonders, both natural and manmade, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. Travel the world through common points of interest.

The Canyon's Edge   Dusti Bowling   (Juvenile Fiction - J Bowling)

A year after the death of her mother in a restaurant shooting, Nora is left struggling to stay alive when a climbing trip with her father goes terribly wrong.

The Cardboard Kingdom   Chad Sell   (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Sell Cardboard Kingdom)   Series: Cardboard Kingdom ; 1

Follow the adventures of a group of neighborhood children who make costumes from cardboard and use their imagination to create adventures with knights, robots, and monsters! 

Dactyl Hill Squad   Daniel Jose Older   (Juvenile Fiction - J Older)   Series: Dactyl Hill Squad; 1

During the Civil War, orphan Magdalys Roca is just trying to survive, but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Montez is wounded, she is determined to reach him. Her ability to communicate telepathically with dinosaurs may help. 

How to Stay Invisible   Maggie C. Rudd   (Juvenile Fiction - J Rudd)

When 12-year-old Raymond and his pup Rosie are abandoned by his family, he uses his wilderness skills to survive in the woods, but as winter comes, he realizes his wits are not enough, and that perhaps it is time he starts trusting others with his secret.

Northwind   Gary Paulsen   (Juvenile Fiction - J Paulsen)

When sickness decimates his fishing camp, an orphan named Leif flees north in a cedar canoe, journeying along a brutal but beautiful coastline.

Pax   Sara Pennypacker   (Juvenile Fiction - J Pennypa)   Series: Pax ; 1

After being forced to give up his pet fox Pax, a young boy named Peter decides to leave home and get his best friend back.

Silverwing   Kenneth Oppel   (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Silverwing v. 1)   Series: Silverwing Saga ; 1

In this graphic novel edition of a best-selling story, young silverwing bat, Shade, is blown off course during his colony's migration to Hibernaculum, during which he meets other winged loners on his journey back to his family. However, with a long and dangerous flight ahead, he must figure out who he can trust.

Survival Scout: Lost in the Mountains   Eaton Maxwell III   (Juvenile Graphic Novels - J-GN Survival Scout v. 1)

Stay calm and scout it out! Take inventory of what you have. Find shelter. Make a fire. Signal for help. Secure water and food. Follow Scout's trial through the mountains as she explains how to survive if you ever find yourself lost in the wilderness. 

The Wild Robot   Peter Brown   (Juvenile Fiction - J Brown)

A robot named Roz discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island with no memory of where she is from or why she is there. Her only hope of survival is to try to learn about her new environment from the island's hostile inhabitants.

Wildfire   Rodman Philbrick   (Juvenile Fiction - J Philbri)

13-year-old Sam is at summer camp while his mother is in rehab, but when the camp is evacuated ahead of a fast moving wildfire, he makes the mistake of going back for his phone. Sam finds himself left behind, disoriented, and running for his life—together with a girl, Delphy, from a different camp.

Wildwood   Colin Meloy   (Juvenile Fiction - J Meloy)   Series: Wildwood Chronicles ; 1

When her baby brother is kidnapped by crows, 7th-grader Prue McKeel ventures into the forbidden Impassable Wilderness—a dangerous and magical forest in the middle of Portland, Oregon—and soon finds herself involved in a war among the various inhabitants.