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If You Like Harry Potter

If You Like Harry Potter

 

Harry Potter. We’ll probably never see the likes of his phenomenon again, but it sure was fun while it lasted! Did you know that it all started 20 years ago? The 20th Anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was June 26, 2017. The first story alone sold over 450 million copies and was printed in 79 languages!

The Wizarding World Book Club will launch in June in celebration of the first book’s 20th anniversary! More details on Twitter.

Here are some fun things the publisher has put together to help you celebrate as well as a list of some favorite Harry Potter sites:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

If you saw the original movies, don’t miss the books, if you read the books, don’t miss the CD or Audiobook!

1: Sorcerer’s Stone on CD, eBook, eAudio
2: Chamber of Secrets on CD, eBook, eAudio
3: Prisoner of Azkaban on CD, eBook, eAudio
4: Goblet of Fire on CD, eBook, eAudio
5: Order of the Phoenix, CD, eBook, eAudio
6: Half Blood Prince on CD, eBook, eAudio
7: Deathly Hallows on CD, eBook, eAudio


Books:

Fantastic Beasts Character GuideAlbus Dumbledore Character GuideCharacter Guide Harry PotterCharacter Guide Hermione GrangerCharacter Guide Ron WeasleyFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFantastic Beasts Movie HandbookHarry Potter CookbookHarry Potter and the Cursed ChildHarry Potter Party BookIllustrated Chamber of SecretsIllustrated Sorcerer's StoneJ.K. RowlingKids Letter to Harry PotterQuidditch Through the AgesThe Tales of Beadle the BardWizarding World Movie MagicWizarding World Movie Magic 2Crafting Harry PotterNewt Scamander

If You Liked Harry Potter Try These:

Listed below are several other adventure series about friends like Harry, Ron and Hermione. Some of them are just as good. Really!

DungeoneersThe Dungeoneers by John David Anderson
When his gift for pickpocketing is noticed by the mysterious Finn Argos, Colm begins training to become a member of Thwodin’s Legions, a strange group of warriors, mages, and hunters who search for treasure.
The Dungeoneers

ArtemisFowl100Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
#1 Artemis Fowl on CD, eBook, eAudio
#2 The Arctic Incident on CD, eBook, eAudio
#3 The Eternity Code on CD, eBook, eAudio
#4 The Opal Deception on CD, eBook, eAudio
#5 The Lost Colony on CD, eBook, eAudio
#6 The Time Paradox on CD, eBook, eAudio
#7 The Atlantis Complex on CD, eBook, eAudio
#8 The Last Guardian on CD, eAudio

RecklessReckless by Cornelia Funke
Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences.
#1 Reckless on CD
#2 Fearless on CD
#2 The Golden Yarn

AmuletSamarkandBartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician’s apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
#1 The Amulet of Samarkand on CD, eAudio
#2 The Golem’s Eye on CD, eAudio
#3 Ptolemy’s Gate on CD, eAudio

FarfieldCurseBran Hambric by Kaleb Nation
Very strange occurrences have long surrounded fourteen-year-old Bran, who learns of his link to a curse created by his murdered mother and strives to make things right, hindered by the ban on magic in the city of Dunce and pursued by his mother’s former masters.
#1 The Farfield Curse on CD
#2 The Spector Key on CD

CharmedLifeChrestomanci Series by Diana Wynne Jones
Adventures of the Chrestomanci, an enchanter with nine lives, whose job is to control the practice of magic in the infinite parallel universes of the Twelve Related Worlds.
#1 Charmed Life
#2 The Magicians of Caprona
#3 Witch Week
#4 The Lives of Christopher Chant
#5 Mixed Magics
#6 Conrad’s Fate
#7 The Pinhoe Egg on CD

BookThreeChronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper to a famous oracular sow, sets out on a hazardous mission to save Prydain from the forces of evil.
#1 The Book of Three on CD, eAudio
#2 The Black Cauldron on CD
#3 The Castle of Llyr
#4 Taran the Wanderer
#5 The High King

OverSeaDark is Rising Series by Susan Cooper
Three children on a holiday in Cornwall find an ancient manuscript which sends them on a dangerous quest for a grail that would reveal the true story of King Arthur and that entraps them in the eternal battle between the forces of the Light and the forces of the Dark.
#1 Oversea, Under Stone
#2 The Dark is Rising
#3 Greenwitch on CD, eAudio
#4 The Grey King on CD
#5 The Silver on the Tree on CD

DormiaDormia by Jake Halpern
After learning of his ancestral ties to Dormia, a hidden kingdom in the Ural Mountains whose inhabitants possess the ancient power of “wakeful sleeping,” twelve-year-old Alfonso sets out on a mission to save the kingdom from destruction, discovering secrets that lurk in his own sleep.

WizardEarthseaEarthsea Cycle by Ursula Le Guin
Ged was the greatest sorcerer in all Earthsea, but once he was called Sparrowhawk, a reckless youth, hungry for power and knowledge, who tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death’s threshold to restore the balance.
#1 A Wizard of Earthsea
#2 The Tombs of Atuan on CD
#3 The Farthest Shore
#4 Tehanu: the Last Book of Earthsea

DealingDragonsEnchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede
Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons’ kingdom.
#1 Dealing with Dragons on CD
#2 Searching for Dragons on CD
#3 Calling on Dragons on CD
#4 Talking to Dragons on CD

FamiliarsThe Familiars by Jay Epstein
When a scrappy alley cat named Aldwyn passes himself off as a magical animal companion to Jack, a young wizard in training, Aldwyn and his fellow “familiars,” a know-it-all blue jay and bumbling tree frog, must save the kingdom after the evil queen of Vastia kidnaps Jack and two other wizards.
#1 The Familiars
#2 Secrets of the Crown
#3 Circle of Heroes
#4 Palace of Dreams

GregorOverlanderThe Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
#1 Gregor The Overlander on CD
#2 Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane on CD
#3 Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods on CD
#4 Gregor and the Marks of Secret on CD
#5 Gregor and the Code of Claw on CD

HeroCrownThe Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

LostConspiracyThe Lost Conspiracy by Jake Halpern
When a lie is exposed and their tribe turns against them, Hathin must find a way to save her sister Arilou–once considered the tribe’s oracle–and herself.

LostMerlinThe Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.
#1 The Lost Years of Merlin on CD
#2 The Seven Songs of Merlin on CD
#3 The Fires of Merlin on CD
#4 The Mirror of Merlin on CD
#5 The Wings of Merlin on CD

MagicThiefThe Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.
#1 The Magic Thief on CD, eBook, eAudio
#2 The Magic Thief: Lost on CD, eBook, eAudio
#3 The Magic Thief: Found on eBook, eAudio
#4 The Magic Thief: Home on eBook, eAudiodigital short story eBook A Proper Wizard

LightningThiefPercy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson learns he is a demigod, the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea. His mother sends him to a summer camp for demigods where he and his new friends set out on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.
#1: Lightning Thief on CD, eBook or eAudio
#2: Sea of Monsters on CD, eBook or eAudio
#3: Titan’s Curse on CD, eBook or eAudio
#4: Battle of the Labyrinth on CD, eBook or eAudio
#5: Last Olympian on CD, eBook or eAudio

RuinsGorlanRanger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
#1 The Ruins of Gorlan on CD, eBook
#2 The Burning Bridge on CD, eBook
#3 The Icebound Land on CD, eBook
#4 The Battle for Skandia on CD, eBook
#5 The Sorcerer of the North on CD, eBook
#6 The Siege of Macindaw on CD, eBook
#7 Erak’s Ransom on CD, eBook
#8 The Kings of Clonmel on CD
#9 Halt’s Peril on CD
#10 The Emperor of Nihon-Jin on CD
#11The Lost Stories
#12The Royal Ranger

alchemystThe Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.
#1 The Alchemyst on CD, eBook, eAudio
#2 The Magician on CD, eBook, eAudio
#3 The Sorceress on CD, eBook, eAudio
#4 The Necromancer on CD, eBook, eAudio
#5 The Warlock on CD, eBook, eAudio
#6 The Enchantress on CD, eBook, eAudio

MagykSeptimus Heap by Angie Sage
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412–pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
#1 Magyk on CD, eBook, eAudio
#2 Flyte on CD
#3 Physik on CD
#4 Queste on CD
#5 Syren on CD, eBook, eAudio
#6 Darke on CD
#7 Fyre

SkulduggerySkulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle’s estate, she must join forces withSkulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.
#1 Skulduggery Pleasant
#2 Playing with Fire on eAudio
#3 The Faceless Ones
#4 Dark Days
#5 Mortal Coil
#6 Death Bringer
#7 Kingdom of the Wicked
#8 Last Stand of Dead Men (2013) (unreleased)
#9 Skulduggery Pleasant: Book 9 (2014) (unreleased)

AlannaSong of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce
After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412–pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.
#1 Alanna: The First Adventure on CD, eAudio
#2 In the Hand of the Goddess on CD, eAudio
#3 The Woman Who Rides Like a Man on CD, eAudio
#4 Lioness Rampant on eAudio

SoWizardYoung Wizards by Diane Duane
Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won’t fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.1058357
#1 So You Want to be a Wizard on CD, eBook
#2 Deep Wizardry on CD, eBook
#3 High Wizardry on CD, eBook
#4 A Wizard Abroad on CD, eBook
#5 The Wizard’s Dilemma on CD, eBook
#6 A Wizard Alone on CD, eBook
#7 Wizard’s Holiday on CD, eBook
#8 Wizards at War on eBook
#9 A Wizard of Mars
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Pack Your Bags for an Adventure

Pack Your Bags for an Adventure

School is almost out and the temperature is heating up! It is a perfect time to fill you pack with an adventure novel or two and set out into the great outdoors. Find a great park near you using Indy Park’s fun finder.

Books:

The Swiss Family Robinson Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss – Shipwrecked on an isolated island in the early nineteenth century, a Swiss couple and their four sons rely upon their ingenuity and nature’s providence to survive in their “New Switzerland.”
Nature Girl Nature Girl by Jane Kelley – Forced to spend the summer with her family in rural Vermont, eleven-year-old Megan, a rebellious, immature urbanite gains self-confidence and maturity as she and her dog survive being lost on the Appalachian Trail.
Julie of the Wolves Julie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George – While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Slope of Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack.
Island Island by Gordon Korman – Six kids, Nick, J.J., Will, Lyssa, Charla, and Ian, are thrown together against their will on a small boat that will make a one-month journey on the Pacific Ocean. They have all been sent for different reasons. Luke is taking his only choice besides being sent to a juvenile detention facility for a crime he didn’t commit. Will and Lyssa are quarreling siblings sent by their parents, who hope the trip will teach them to get along better. J.J. was sent by a movie-star father after he pulled one too many pranks. Ian’s parents hoped to cure him of his TV addiction. Charla was sent because she was having an athletic “burnout.” But these six totally different kids have to learn to work together to survive a vicious storm and a shipwreck that leaves them stranded in the middle of the ocean with no food, no water, and almost no hope for survival.
Island of the Blue Dolphins Island of the Blue Dolphins by Island of the Blue Dolphins – Records the courage and self-reliance of an Indian girl who lived alone for eighteen years on an isolated island off the California coast when her tribe emigrated and she was left behind.
Hatchet Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – After a plane crash, thirteen-year-old Brian spends fifty-four days in the wilderness, learning to survive with only the aid of a hatchet given him by his mother, and learning also to survive his parents’ divorce.
Like Bug Juice on a Burger Like Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg – As the days go on, nine-year-old Eleanor realizes that maybe being at summer camp isn’t so bad after all, and is full of special surprises.
Spy Camp Spy Camp by Stuart Gibbs – As almost thirteen-year-old Ben, a student at the CIA’s academy for future intelligence agents, prepares to go to spy summer camp, he receives a death threat from the evil organization SPYDER.

If all the reading about outdoor adventures leaves you wanting to have an adventure of your own, check out the book Camp Out! , it is full of tips and guides for a successful camping experience. You will also want to check out Camp Granada for sing-along camp songs!

Camp Out Camp Out! by  R.J. Palacio – Gearing up: how to plan and what to pack — Home away from home: setting up camp — Good grub: fun food for hungry campfolk — Camping skills: tying knots, getting around, and staying found — Something’s in the air: watching the weather — What’s up?: the night sky — Backpack naturalist: experiments and projects — Crafty camping: outdooorsy arts and crafts — Letting loose: campout fun and games — Who goes there?: animal tracks and scat — The singing camper’s book of silly songs.
Camp Granada Camp Granada by Frané Lessac -Presents the lyrics for an assortment of popular camp songs, such as “Rise and Shine,” “The Peanut Song,” “Do Your Ears Hang Low,” “This Land Is Your Land,” and “Kum Ba Yah.”

Books recommended by: Kristen Williams, guest blogger and former Indianapolis school teacher

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Like Percy Jackson

Like Percy Jackson

The Lost Hero

If you really liked reading the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, think about the reason you liked it so much. Did you like the myth connection? The battles? The friendship between Percy, Annabeth & Grover? After you think about the reason, look at some of these suggestions of other books you might like. They are divided into groups so that you can choose a good one based on what it is you liked about Percy.

 

 

1. Did you like how a modern day kid was pulled into the myths and how that kid was part of a prophecy from ancient times or found out he had some kind of power? If you liked that connection between the present and the past, your best bet is Rick Riordan’s new (starts 2010) series The Heroes of Olympus, which also takes place at Camp Half-Blood. In the first book, The Lost Hero: Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for “bad kids,” find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself. When you are done with Percy Jackson and Jason, try one of these:

The Red PyramidThe Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan
Rick Riordan again, but this time about Egyptian Mythology. After their father’s research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe–a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.
The Kane Chronicles
#1: The Red Pyramid
#2: The Throne of Fire
#3: The Serpent’s Shadow
Iris, messengerIris, Messenger by Sarah Deming
After discovering that the immortals of Greek mythology reside in her hometown of Middleville, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Iris listens to their life stories, gaining wisdom, beauty, and startling revelations about her past.
The GameThe Game by Diana Wynne Jones
Sent to a boisterous family gathering in Ireland by her overly strict grandmother, orphaned Hayley feels out of place until her unruly cousins include her in a special game involving travel through the mythosphere, the place where all the world’s stories can be found, and where some secrets of her past are revealed.
The Shadow ThievesThe Shadow Thieves by Anne Ursu
After her cousin Zee arrives from England, thirteen-year-old Charlotte and he must set out to save humankind from denizens of the underworld, Nightmares, Death, Pain, and a really nasty guy named Phil.
The Cronus Chronicles
#1: The Shadow Thieves
#2: The Siren Song
#3: The Immortal Fire
Gods of ManhattanGods of Manhattan by Scott Mebus
Thirteen-year-old Rory discovers a spirit world that thrives alongside his contemporary New York City, filled with fantastical creatures and people from the city’s colorful past who have become gods and goddesses and who have chosen Rory to perform a dangerous mission.
Gods of Manhattan
#1: Gods of Manhattan
#2: Spirits in the Park
#3: The Sorcerer’s Secret
The Secret CountryThe Secret Country by Jane Johnson
Having learned from a talking cat that he and his sisters are the half-elfin royalty of a parallel world called Eidolon, twelve-year old Ben Arnold attempts to stop his evil uncle from smuggling magical creatures between the two worlds to sell on the black market.
Eidolon Chronicles
#1: The Secret Country
#2: The Shadow World
The Secret of the SirensThe Secret of the Sirens by Julia Golding
Upon moving to her aunt’s seaside home in the British Isles, Connie becomes part of a secret society that shelters mythical creatures, and must use her ability to communicate with these beings to protect them from evil and the incursions of humans.
The Companions Quartet
#1: The Secret of the Sirens
#2: The Gorgon’s Gaze
#3: Mines of the Minotaur
#4: The Chimera’s Curse
The Akhenaten AdventureThe Akhenaten Adventure by P.B. Kerr
When twelve-year-old twins Philippa and John discover that they are descended from a long line of djinn, their mother sends them away to their Uncle Nimrod, who takes them to Cairo where he starts to teach them about their extraordinary powers.
Children of the Lamp
#1: The Akhentaten Adventure
#2: The Blue Djinn of Babylon
#3: The Cobra King of Kathmandu
#4: The Day of the Djinn Warriors
#5: The Eye of the Forest
Walking With the DeadWalking With the Dead by L.M. Falcone
After his father brings home an ancient mummy from the museum of oddities, Alex starts having strange dreams and is shocked when the mummy comes to life and asks for his help.
Gregor the OverlanderGregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
When eleven-year-old Gregor and his two-year-old sister are pulled into a strange underground world, they trigger an epic battle involving men, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders while on a quest foretold by ancient prophecy.
Underland Chronicles
#1: Gregor the Overlander
#2: Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane
#3: Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
#4: Gregor and the Marks of Secret
#5: Gregor and the Code of Claw
The Sea of TrollsThe Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and taken to the home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of the trolls.
#1: The Sea of Trolls
#2: Land of the Silver Apples
The MythlopediaDid you really like how the Greek Myths & Gods were part of the story? If you did, try The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan himself. Use it to become an expert on everything in Percy’s world. What a Beast and Oh My Gods are encyclopedias of the Gods and Monsters in the myths. You can look up each one and find out what their powers are, who they are related to & what stories they are in.
Zeus King of the GodsZeus King of the Gods by George O’Connor
A graphic novel that tells the story of Kronos, terrified of being killed by one of his children, whos devours each of his offspring in turn. Only Zeus, the youngest, is saved. Though raised to enjoy a life of leisure, Zeus must fulfill his destiny and lead a new race of gods–and he must begin by destroying his own father.
Have a Hot Time in HadesHave a Hot Time in Hades by Kate McMullan
Hades, king of the underworld, reveals the true story behind the myths. When he and his siblings were born, their father Cronus swallowed them whole because of a prophecy that said one of his children would be mightier than he. Can Hades and his brothers and sisters overthrow their big, bad dad?
Lost in the LabyrinthLost in the Labyrinth by Patrice Kindl
Fourteen-year-old Princess Xenodice tries to prevent the death of her half-brother, the Minotaur, at the hands of the Athenian prince, Theseus, who is aided by Icarus, Daedalus, and her sister Ariadne.

Maybe you liked all the Camp Half-blood campers. That’s called an ensemble cast…like in a TV show or play when there are several strong characters, like Percy, Anabeth and Grover or Harry, Ron and Hermione.  Strong characters that are good friends have dialogue that is snappy and witty and funny.  If what you liked is the friendship in the face of great battles set in magical worlds, try these:

BlackbringerBlackbringer by Laini Taylor
Magpie Windwitch, faerie, devil hunter, and granddaughter of the West Wind, must defeat an ancient evil creature, the Blackbringer, who has escaped from his bottle and threatens to unmake all of creation.
Faeries of Dreamdark
#1: Blackbringer
#2: Silksinger
Skulduggery Pleasant: Scepter of the AncientsSkulduggery Pleasant: Scepter of the Ancients by Derek Landy
When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle’s estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.
#1: Skulduggery Pleasant: Scepter of the Ancients
#2: Playing With Fire
#3: The Faceless Ones
The Magic ThiefThe Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas
A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.
The Magic Thief
#1: The Magic Thief
#2: The Magic Thief: Lost
#3: The Magic Thief: Found
 
AnatopsisThe Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger.
The Ranger’s Apprentice
#1: The Ruin’s of Gorlan
#2: The Burning Bridge
#3: The Icebound Land
#4: The Battle for Skandia
#5: The Sorcerer of the North
#6: The Siege of Macindaw
#7: Erak’s Ransom
#8: The Kings of Clonmel
#9: Halt’s Peril
The Lost Years of MerlinThe Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron
A young boy who has no identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.
The Lost Years of Merlin
#1: The Lost Years of Merlin
#2: The Seven Songs of Merlin
#3: The Fires of Merlin
#4: The Mirror of Merlin
#5: The Wings of Merlin
The Amulet of SamarkandThe Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician’s apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
Bartimaeus Trilogy
#1: The Amulet of Samarkand
#2: The Golem’s Eye
#3: Ptolemy’s Gate
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Survival

Survival

Tools of NavigationWhen you’re talking survival you’re talking many different things. Can you read a map? Can you use a compass? Could you find food in the woods? How about bears…do you know how to keep one from attacking you? You live in Indiana, do you know how to keep yourself safe during tornadoes? These books will show you all the skills you need to survive all kinds of anxious situations. You can even learn how to protect yourself from piranhas…not a likely attack…but good to know!

Websites

Books

The Boys Book of Outdoor Survival The Boys Book of Surival Using Math to Survive in the Wild Alone in the Wilderness
Can You Survive in the Jungle? Defying Death in the Desert Disaster in the Mountains! Everest You Decide How to Survive
How to Survive in Antarctica Left for Dead! Survive Alive Finding Your Way Survivor Kid Wilderness Survival
True Mountain Rescue Stories True Wilderness Rescue Stories The World's Most Amazing Survival Stories

And while you’re getting your own skills up to par try some of these survival stories that put characters to the test.  Put yourself in their place. Could YOU do it? For me…dangling from rock outcroppings, dodging poisonous lizards, eating spiders…no! Living in the Swiss Family Robinson treehouse…yes!

Alabama Moon Call it Courage The Girl Who Owned a City The Cay
Hatchet Holes Island of the Blue Dolphins Julie of the Wolves
My Side of the Mountain Poppy Robinson Crusoe Sign of the Beaver
Marooned Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World The Swiss Family Robinson True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
A Girl Named Disaster A Long Walk to Water Night of the Howling Dogs Small as an Elephant

More Books about Survival

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