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Stay Alive!

titles about survival

Young Adult
Bridle the Wind - Joan Aiken
Backwater - Joan Bauer
The Dying Sun - Gary L. Blackwood
Captives of Time - Malcolm Bosse
Apocalypse - Tim Bowler
Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Alden R. Carter
The Curse of the Moonraker: A Tale of Survival - Eth Clifford
Star-Crossed - Linda Collison
Overboard - Elizabeth Fama
Paradise: Based on a True Story of Survival - Joan Elizabeth Goodman
Escape From Botany Bay: The True Story of Mary Bryant - Gerald & Loretta Hausman
Crossing the Wire - Will Hobbs
Downriver - Will Hobbs
Far North - Will Hobbs
The Winter Road - Terry Hokenson
La Lnea - Ana Jaramillo
Dead Reckoning: A Pirate Voyage with Captain Drake - Laurie Lawlor
The Cannibals - Iain Lawrence
Children of the Dust - Louise Lawrence
Shackleton's Stowaway - Victoria McKernan
Fire In the Hills - Donna Jo Napoli
Himalaya - Jonathan Neale
The Trap - John Smelcer
Sarah Bishop - Scott O'Dell
Malka - Mirjam Pressler
Wolf of Shadows - Whitley Streiber
Sweet Friday Island - Theodore Taylor
Homecoming - Cynthia Voigt
Storm Thief - Chris Wooding

Juvenile Fiction
An American Ghost - Chester Aaron
Fever, 1793 - Laurie Halse Anderson
Poppy - Avi
Wild Timothy - Gary L. Blackwood
The Incredible Journey - Sheila Burnford
Little Horse On His Own - Betsy Byars
The Place of Lions - Eric Campbell
When Eagles Fall - Mary Casanova
Fritzi's Winter - John R. Chambers
Empty World - John Christopher
In the Shadow of the Pali: A Story of the Hawiian Leper Colony - Lisa Cindrich
A Week In the Woods - Andrew Clements
The Goats - Brock Cole
Willow Chase, Kansas Territory, 1847 - Kathleen Duey
A Way of His Own - T.A. Dyer
Incident at Hawk's Hill - Allan W. Eckert
Return to Hawk's Hill: A Novel - Allan W. Eckert
A Girl Named Disaster - Nancy Farmer
Lost! A Story in String - Paul Fleischman
Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead George
Julie's Wolf Pack - Jean Craighead George
Tree Castle Island - Jean Craighead George
Nory Ryan's Song - Patricia Reilly Giff
Getting Air - Dan Gutman
Hear the Wind Blow - Mary Downing Hahn
Castaways: Stories of Survival - Gerald Hausman
Wish Me Luck - James Heneghan
The Stone Goddess - Minfong Ho
Wild Man Island - Will Hobbs
The Chinquapin Tree - Jerry Kimble Holcomb
Into the Firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906 - Deborah Hopkinson
Wild Venture - James Ralph Johnson
Earthquake Terror - Peg Kehret
Night of Fear - Peg Kehret
The Wreckers - Iain Lawrence
Fish - L.S. Matthews
Medicine Walk - Ardath Mayhar
Low Tide - William Mayne
Cave Under the City - Harry Mazer
Hugh Glass, Mountain Man - Robert M. McClung
Red Midnight - Ben Mikaelsen
Downwind - Louise Moeri
Save Queen of Sheba - Louise Moeri
The Boy Who Spoke Dog - Clay Morgan
Kensuke's Kingdom - Michael Morpugo
Real Kids, Real Adventures - Deborah Morris
Climb or Die - Edward Myers
Stones In Water - Donna Jo Napoli
Roxie and the Hooligans - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Lost at Sea - Jonathan Neale
The Girl Who Owned a City - O.T. Nelson
Sea Siege - Andre Norton
Island of the Blue Dolphins - Scott O'Dell
Run, Boy, Run: A Novel - Uri Orlev
Adaline Falling Star - Mary Pope Osborne
Tonight on the Titanic - Mary Pope Osborne
Bread and Roses, Too - Katherine Paterson
Brian's Return - Gary Paulsen
Brian's Winter - Gary Paulsen
Hatchet - Gary Paulsen
The River - Gary Paulsen
The Transall Saga - Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Home - Gary Paulsen
Tucket's Ride - Gary Paulsen
The Voyage of the Frog - Gary Paulsen
The Journal of Douglas Allen Deeds: The Donner Party Expedition - Rodman Philbrick
South Sea Adventure - Willard Price
The Great Storm: The Hurricane Diary of J.T. King, Galveston, Texas, 1900 - Lisa Waller Rogers
Death Mountain - Sherry Shahan
Frozen Stiff - Sherry Shahan
Call It Courage - Armstrong Sperry
Abel's Island - William Steig
The Cay - Theodore Taylor
Timothy of the Cay - Theodore Taylor
When the Road Ends - Jean Thesman
Blind Mountain - Jane Resh Thomas
Runaway - Wendelin Van Draanen
Finest Kind - Lea Wait
Burying the Sun - Gloria Whelan
Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 - Andrea White
How I Survived the Irish Famine: The Journal of Mary O'Flynn - Laura Wilson
The Swiss Family Robinson - Johann Wyss
The Earth Dragaon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 - Laurence Yep

Picture Books
The Bear That Heard Crying - Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
Old Crump: The True Story of a Trip West - Laurie Lawlor
A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North - Peter Ss

The Orphans of Normandy: A True Story of World War II Told Through Drawings by Children - Nancy Amis
The Perilous Journey of the Donner Party - Marian Calabro
Head-On with Hurricane Camille - George Cory
True Survival Stories - Paul Dowswell
The Whaleship Essex: The True Story of Moby Dick - Jill Fine
Amazing Escapes: Illustrated with Photographs and Prints - Thomas G. Gunning
Marooned: The Strange But True Adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the Real Robinson Crusoe - Robert Kraske
Rescues! - Sandra Markle
True Survival Stories - Anthony Masters
Survive At Sea with the U.S. Navy SEALs - Chris McNab
Survive In the Jungle with Special Forces Green Berets - Chris McNab
Survive In the Mountains with the U.S. Army Rangers and Army Mountain Division - Chris McNab
Bear Attack and Other True Stories - Deborah Morris
Plane Crash and Other True Stories - Deborah Morris
Runaway Bus and Other True Stories - Deborah Morris
Shark Attack - Deborah Morris
Whirlpool and Other True Stories - Deborah Morris
Survival - Paul Neimark
Dzn Yzh Naazba / Little Woman Warrior Who Came Home: A Story of the Navajo Long Walk - Evangeline Parsons-Yazzie
Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex - Nathaniel Philbrick
Survivor's Science In the Desert - Peter D. Riley
Survivor's Science In the Forest - Peter D. Riley
Survivor's Science In the Ocean - Peter D. Riley
Dangerous Crossings - Carole Garbuny Vogel
The Donner Party - Scott P. Werther
Trapping, Fishing, and Plant Food - Patick Wilson
Urban Survival Techniques - Patrick Wilson
Using Ropes and Knots - Patrick Wilson

titles last updated August 22, 2007

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