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Sachem Public Library
Sachem Public Library

150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook, NY 11741 • 631-588-5024

  • Monday – Friday 9:30am – 9:00pm
  • Saturday 9:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday CLOSED (through 9/22/24)

Book List: Adventure & Survival

Sachem Public Library

The raft / S.A. Bodeen

The raft / S.A. Bodeen

Robbie's last-minute flight back home to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters, and she and the only other survivor fight for their lives on a raft with no water, only a bag of Skittles to eat, and no sign of help on the way.
After the snow / S. D. Crockett

After the snow / S. D. Crockett

Fifteen-year-old Willo Blake, born after the 2059 snows that ushered in a new ice age, encounters outlaws, halfmen, and an abandoned girl as he journeys in search of his family, who mysteriously disappeared from the freezing mountain that was their home.
When the sky falls / Phil Earle

When the sky falls / Phil Earle

Even though the city faces nightly air raids, in 1941 Joseph is sent to London to live with the gruff Mrs. F., who teaches the angry boy how to care for the remaining animals in the city zoo, including a mighty silverback gorilla named Adonis.
Even the darkest stars / Heather Fawcett

Even the darkest stars / Heather Fawcett

Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the Emperor's royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.
Two degrees / Alan Gratz

Two degrees / Alan Gratz

When three children endure separate climate change disasters--a wildfire in the California woods, a close encounter with a hungry polar bear in Canada, and a massive hurricane in Florida--they emerge from their experiences committed to changing the world.
Adrift / Tanya Guerrero

Adrift / Tanya Guerrero

The resilience of two cousins is tested when one of them is lost at sea and washes up on a deserted island while the other remains at home, holding on to the belief that her beloved cousin is still alive.
Playing with fire / April Henry

Playing with fire / April Henry

When a fire engulfs an Oregon forest, a group of trapped hikers must find another way out.
Everything beautiful is not ruined / Danielle Younge-Ullman

Everything beautiful is not ruined / Danielle Younge-Ullman

Ingrid, spent her childhood traveling throughout Europe with her opera star mother, until she stopped singing. Stifled by the normal life, she heads out on a wilderness survival trek. Now Ingrid must find the strength to pursue her dreams and find out why the music stopped.
Unnatural disasters / Jeff Hirsch

Unnatural disasters / Jeff Hirsch

Lucy Weaver has her future all figured out. Make an appearance at prom, ditch graduation, and then head out on an epic road trip with her boyfriend, Luke. But when everyone's phones start to ring halfway through the dance, Lucy knows something terrible has happened--something big. Decades of climate change have left the world teetering on the brink--entire cities drowned, violent extremism on the rise, millions of refugees with nowhere to turn. Is this the night it finally slips over the edge?
Endangered / Eliot Schrefer

Endangered / Eliot Schrefer

When Sophie begrudgingly joins her mother at the bonobo sanctuary, the last thing she expects is to bond with baby Otto. As revolution breaks out and the sanctuary is attacked, she and Otto must flee unprepared into the jungle.
Berani / by Governor General's award finalist Michelle Kadarusman

Berani / by Governor General's award finalist Michelle Kadarusman

Perspectives of two Indonesian middle-schoolers and a caged orangutan entwine. Wealthy Malia faces the consequences of disobediently circulating an anti-palm-oil petition at her school, resulting in suspensions for herself, her best friend, and her teacher. Ari, fortunate to be plucked from his impoverished village to attend school and compete in chess tournaments, helps the uncle who is hosting him but worries about Ginger Juice, the orangutan his uncle keeps in a cage. When Ari learns about orangutan rehabilitation centers from Malia's petition, the young people unite to plot a rescue.
The other side of lost / Jessi Kirby

The other side of lost / Jessi Kirby

When she comes to the realization that she has no real friends despite her many followers on social media, Mari decides to hike the John Muir Trail using her cousin's boots and trail diary.
Under a painted sky / Stacey Lee

Under a painted sky / Stacey Lee

Missouri, 1849: Samantha dreams of moving back to New York to be a professional musician -- not an easy thing if you're a girl, and harder still if you're Chinese. But a tragic accident dashes any hope of fulfilling her dream and, instead, leaves her fearing for her life. With the help of a runaway slave named Annamae, Samantha flees town for the unknown frontier. Life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls, so they disguise themselves as Sammy and Andy, two boys headed for the California gold rush. Sammy and Andy forge a powerful bond as they each search for a link to their past and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. But when they cross paths with a band of cowboys, the lighthearted crew turns out to be unexpected allies.
The grace year / Kim Liggett

The grace year / Kim Liggett

Tierney James, sixteen, struggles to endure the year in which she and other young women are banished to the wild until, purified, the survivors are allowed to return home and marry.
The road to after / Rebekah Lowell

The road to after / Rebekah Lowell

Eleven-year-old Lacey rediscovers life and the soothing power of nature and art after she, her little sister, and mom escape from their controlling and abusive father.
The Windeby puzzle : history and story / Lois Lowry

The Windeby puzzle : history and story / Lois Lowry

Told in two voices, two outcasts in an Iron Age village befriend each other, as disabled, orphaned Varick helps Estrild achieve her dream of becoming the first female warrior. Inspired by the Windeby bog body.
Hatchet / Gary Paulsen

Hatchet / 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.
The woods are always watching / a novel by Stephanie Perkins

The woods are always watching / a novel by Stephanie Perkins

When two girls go backpacking deep in the woods of the Pisgah National Forest in the Blue Ridge Mountains, things go very wrong when they cross paths with a serial killer.
On the rocks / Eric Walters

On the rocks / Eric Walters

In this high-interest novel for middle readers, 14-year-old Dylan, sent to live on a remote island with his estranged grandfather, discovers a stranded orca.
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