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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 (Open through May 7) 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Book List: Adventure & Survival

Sachem Public Library

Running wild / Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Running wild / Lucy Jane Bledsoe

Since her mother’s death, Willa and her brothers have been living off the grid in the Alaskan wilderness with her father. As he becomes more reckless and erratic, Willa and her brothers must brave the wilds in order to escape.
Found / Joseph Bruchac

Found / Joseph Bruchac

When Nick witnesses a murder, he is literally thrown into the wilderness. Using what he has learned from his Abenaki Elders, he must master the wilderness while evading his hunters.
Jumper / Melanie Crowder

Jumper / Melanie Crowder

Blair's passion for fighting fires lands her a spot with the Forest Service and sets her on a wilderness adventure she won’t soon forget. Touchy about people telling her she isn’t good enough, she begins taking unnecessary risks. It doesn’t take long before everything spins out of control.
Day zero / Kelly Devos

Day zero / Kelly Devos

Jinx Marshall grew up spending weekends drilling with her paranoid dad for a doomsday she’s sure will never come. When violence erupts all over the city, Jinx must help her family escape a burning building and flee to Mexico.
Start here / Trish Doller

Start here / Trish Doller

Willa and Taylor planned to spend their graduation summer sailing from Ohio to Key West with their best friend, Finley. Then Finley dies, leaving them with a boat, a list of clues, and a friendship that’s hanging by a thread.
The last true poets of the sea / Julia Drake

The last true poets of the sea / Julia Drake

After her brother is hospitalized, Violet is shipped off to Maine. Searching for answers about her family's long struggle with mental illness, she goes on a hunt for the lost shipwreck from her great great grandmother’s tales.
The speed of falling objects / Nancy Richardson Fischer.

The speed of falling objects / Nancy Richardson Fischer.

When a fateful venture to prove herself crash lands Danny deep in the Amazon, she must face the truth about her perfect parents and summon her inner strength while attempting to stay alive.
Cold the night, fast the wolves / Meg Long

Cold the night, fast the wolves / Meg Long

When Sena is forced to flee her home, she and her wolf, Iska, must join the sled races that claimed both her mothers lives. With her chance to escape this frozen planet hinging on her success, Sena wonders whether she and Iska are a strong enough team to survive.
Sink or swim / Tash McAdam

Sink or swim / Tash McAdam

When a spontaneous boat trip goes awry, Bass and Rosie try to survive until rescue comes. After Rosie experiences a bad fall, time is running out. Now Bass must find courage and swim to civilization for help.
Be not far from me / Mindy McGinnis

Be not far from me / Mindy McGinnis

When a night of partying in the Smoky Mountains doesn’t go as planned, Ashley runs off into the night. After falling down a deep ravine she must find her way out without her gear and an infection creeping up her leg.
A terrible tide : a story of the Newfoundland Tsunami of 1929 / Suzanne Meade

A terrible tide : a story of the Newfoundland Tsunami of 1929 / Suzanne Meade

When an Earthquake causes a Tsunami, Celia’s village is left in ruins. With their winter storage washed away, she and her family must band together and share the work needed for the community to survive.
Trapped / Michael Northrop

Trapped / Michael Northrop

On the day the epic blizzard began, Scotty and his friends are among the seven students never picked up. When nights turn into days and days to weeks, their school campout takes a devastating turn.
Not if I Save You First / Ally Carter

Not if I Save You First / Ally Carter

When Maddie’s life takes a drastic turn, she finds herself living in a remote cabin in Alaska far from her old life and her best friend. Then Logan shows up at her doorstep forcing her to set aside her broken heart to not only help him survive the wilderness, but the men who pursue him.
Ski weekend / Rektok Ross

Ski weekend / Rektok Ross

When their SUV crashes into a snowbank on their senior ski weekend, Sam and the others find themselves stranded in the mountains. As the dangers begin to claim members of the group one by one, Sam vows to keep her brother alive no matter what.
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.
Into the killing seas / Michael P. Spradlin

Into the killing seas / Michael P. Spradlin

Stranded and alone in the war torn Pacific, Patrick and Teddy have stowed away on a US Navy ship. When the ship is torpedoed by the Japanese, the brothers must survive adrift at sea with more dangers than they could have ever imagined.
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.
A fire story / Brian Fies

A fire story / Brian Fies

As wildfires burn through Northern California, Brian and his family must flee with only what they can fit in their car. Suffering the devastation of their home along with so many others, they must learn what is important and what it takes to rebuild.
Lost in the Pacific, 1942 : not a drop to drink / Tod Olson

Lost in the Pacific, 1942 : not a drop to drink / Tod Olson

When a B-17 bomber carrying America's greatest living war hero, makes an emergency landing at sea, the surviving crew is left stranded without food or water hundreds of miles from civilization.
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