Friday, July 9, 2010

Adventure Books for Big Kid Scientists...


Some of the best summer reading is curling up with a fantastic adventure.  Here are some of the Science Mommy's favorites...




Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
A young boy finds himself stranded in the wilderness after a plane crash.  This story is about his survival and what he learns in the process.










 
Canyon Winter by Walt Morey
Very similar story to Hatchet.  A young boy finds himself stranded in the wilderness and discovers unlikely help in the form of an old recluse.


















My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
This is a great adventure story about a boy who leaves home to live alone in the woods.  His survival is a bit more believable because of his use of the library and trial & error.  A main character is the hawk, tamed by the boy.











Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Girls can survive in the wilderness too!  This classic story tells the tale of a young girl abandoned on an island and her struggles to survive.












How do these characters use science in their survival?  What are your favorite adventure stories? 

2 Science Moms have commented...:

Mondorfment said...

I read everyone of those books as a child but Canyon Winter. I still remember them vividly. Excellent choices and since Canyon Winter was grouped with the big three...I think I've got to read it! ;) Is it wrong I thought of myself reading the book before even mentioning it to my children? ;)

Honey

Jennifer said...

I read all the books my kids read :) and truly a great book isn't written for the age of the reader!