Are you craving for adventure? Take a trip out of the mundane and ordinary, because these stories are anything but!
Often featuring a hero on a quest, taking them through extreme situations (almost always life-threatening!), and written with a focus on action, adventure stories are the kind of stories that keep you on the edge of your seat until you finish the book. These type of stories can also spawn across genres and settings like fantasy, historical fiction, crime thrillers, and more.
So, if you are ready for some action, it’s time to grab a comfortable chair and binge through these exciting reads!
Parental warning: While these books are classified as children’s books, many have mention of dangerous acts, violence, and crimes. Parental supervision and/or discussion with your child after reading the books is recommended.
1. Escape from Shadow Island (Paul Adam)
Max is a genius escapologist, but his biggest problem now isn’t about escaping – it is finding out the truth about his parents. His mother is serving a life sentence for the alleged murder of his vanished father, but Max believes there is more to it than meets the eye. So, on he goes, from London to the infamous Shadow Island, in his pursuit for truth.
Quick-paced and suspenseful, Escape from Shadow Island is one of those books you can’t put down until you’ve finished reading it. The refreshing characters and touches of humour make this an all-round exciting read for anyone seeking an adventure! (P.S. If you enjoy this, check out the other books in the Max Cassidy series!)
Suitable for: Age 9 to 12 years
2. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (Joan Aiken)
In a time when King James III reigned, wolves roamed freely in the country, striking fear into the people. But orphans Bonnie and Sylvia have no choice – they need to escape the evil governess Miss Slighcarp, who has turned their lives upside-down ever since they have been sent under her care. Thankfully, gooseboy Simon is on their side, and the girls do their best to escape – and survive.
This historical fiction story glows with an old-fashioned flavour that’s almost Dickensian in style. Dated language aside, the story is gripping and abundant with adventure, giving readers a satisfying read about good triumphing over evil.
Suitable for: Age 10 to 14 years