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Books TitleRECOMMENDED NOVELS WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN

L) OTHER ADVENTURE

BAWDEN, NINA
“On the Run” (1964) England, “Three on the Run” (1965) U.S.
While on a dull visit with his father in London, Ben finds his new friend, Thomas, is being held captive. An exciting escape is planned, and then they are on the run. Bawden’s many fine novels continue to entertain while exploring relationships with great insight.

CORBIN, WILLIAM
“The Prettiest Gargoyle” (1971)
Paris was the last place thirteen-year-old Michael wanted to be, but his parents were there doing research, so he decided to do some of his own in the Cathedral of Notre Dame. The girl he finds hiding there leads to a story of intrigue and danger, as well as humor and great characters.

DILLON, EILIS
“The Sea Wall” (1965)
Small islands off the coast of Ireland are the setting for many of this authors books, in stories full of Irish character and life. In this one, the islanders are threatened by the weakening of their sea wall by huge waves, and only some children can find the way to get it fixed.

FUNKE, CORNELIA
The Thief Lord" (2000)
A boy visiting Venice gets caught up in a complex underground society, with heroes and villains that are sometimes hard to tell apart. Fascinating story that makes full use of it's unusual setting.

KONIGSBURG, E.L.
“Journey to an 800 Number” (1982)
Snobby Bo is sent by his New York City mother to spend some time with his seldom-seen father, who gives camel-rides at conventions. The shock of this very different world, and the unusual people in it, teach Bo a lot about himself.

PHIPSON, JOAN
“When the City Stopped” (1978)
This remarkable story focuses on two children on their own in a large Australian city that has come to a standstill because of strikes. Their journey to escape from the empty, dangerous city is powerful and well told. Look also for Phipson’s two books about the illegal trapping of wild parrots, “Fly Into Danger” and “Fly Free”.

SNYDER, ZILPHA KEATLEY
“The Famous Stanley Kidnapping Case” (1979)
“The Trespassers” (1995)
The first of these is one of several adventures starring the Stanley family, five children with strong personalities, as their Italian kidnappers soon discover in this story, to the kidnappers’ dismay. The Stanley books all combine exciting plots with touches of humor and horror. “Trespassers” is in the same vein, adding elements of real madness and its consequences.

TOWNSEND, JOHN ROWE
“The Intruder” (1969)
Trouble begins for Arnold when a bullying stranger appears in his small town, claiming to be part of his family. Before he knows it, Arnold is in a struggle for his very identity.

WHITE, T.H.
“The Master” (1957)
This Verne-like adventure begins when two boys are stranded on a small rocky island in the Atlantic, which they assume is uninhabited. They soon learn otherwise, and are drawn into a fiendish scientific plot.

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RECOMMENDED NOVELS WRITTEN FOR CHILDREN TOPICS

A) Classic Fantasy

B) Epic Fantasy

C) Animal Fantasy

D) Historical and Time Travel Fantasy

E) Other Fantasy

F) Science Fiction

G) Mystery

H) Historical

I) Classic Adventure

J) Vacation/Holiday Adventure

K) Wilderness Adventure

L) Other Adventure

M) Classic Family and Friends

N) Family and Friends

O) Real Life

P) Humor

Q) Classic Animals

R) Dogs and Cats

S) Horses

T) Other Animals and Nature

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