Adventure (Grades 2-4)

Auch, Mary Jane.  I Was a Third Grade Spy.  J FIC Auch
When Brian’s dog Arful suddenly begins talking, Brian and his two friends send the dog to find out what their classmates are planning for the school talent show.

Aureliani, Franco.  Dino-Mike and the T-Rex Attack.  JPB A
Michael Evans is in Montana on a dinosaur dig with his paleontologist father, but he certainly never expected to find a live Tyrannosaurus Rex plucked out of its own time and looking for dinner, nor encounter a girl with some very advanced technology trying to trap the beast.

Bolling, Ruben.  Alien Invasion in My Back Yard: An Emu Club Adventure.  J FIC Bolling
Eleven-year-old Stuart Tennemeier, along with his best friend Brian and his sister Violet, founds a club to investigate the everyday mysteries, like locating a lost game controller, that may just save the world.

Brown, Jeff.  The Mount Rushmore Calamity.  JPB B  (Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures SERIES) 
Hoping to escape the attention brought on by the accident that flattened Stanley, the Lambchop family drives to South Dakota, where they become involved in a wild west adventure at Mount Rushmore.

Funke, Cornelia Caroline.  The Pirate Pig.  J FIC Funke
On Butterfly Island, sailer Stout Sam and his deckhand Pip must rescue their treasure-sniffing pig from nasty pirate Barracuda Bill.

Greene, Stephanie.  Owen Foote, Super Spy.  J FIC Greene
Owen and his friends decide that spying on the school principal at his own house will be a fun challenge.

Hale, Shannon.  Princess in Black.  J FIC Hale
Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom’s goats.

Hopper, Ada.  March of the Mini Beasts.  J FIC Hopper
Three second-graders who love science get thrown in a wild spiral of adventures after meeting their reclusive neighbor, Dr. Gustav Bunsen. When Dr. Bunsen’s growth ray hits a crate of animal figurines, the toys not only start growing, but also come to life.

Hunt, Elizabeth Singer.  Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: Escape of the Deadly Dinosaur USA.  JPB H  (SERIES)
Meet Jack Stalwart. Code name: COURAGE. Jack is an ordinary kid who becomes a secret agent by night, thwarting evil all over the world as he searches for his missing brother, Max. An eager young scientist has brought to life a dangerous flesh-eating dinosaur by crossing its DNA with that of his pet dog, Freddie. Can Jack capture the dinosaur before it destroys New York City?

Leavitt, Lindsey.  The Big Move.  JPB L  (Commander in Cheese) 
Mice siblings who live in the White House prepare for a new president to move in.  SEQUEL: Oval Office Escape (2016).

Luper, Eric.  The Mysterious Moonstone.  J FIC Luper  (Key Hunters SERIES)
When a friend disappears inside the pages of a secret collection of magical books, Cleo and Evan go undercover to track down clues about a stolen diamond and the missing key that will help them escape.  SEQUEL: The Spy’s Secret (2016).

Messner, Kate.  Rescue on the Oregon Trail.  (Ranger in Time SERIES)
Ranger, a golden retriever, could have been a great search-and-rescue-dog except for the squirrels–but one day he unearths a mysterious box and finds himself transported back to the year 1850 where his faithful service is really needed by a family traveling west along the Oregon Trail.  SEQUEL: Danger in Ancient Rome (2015).

Milway, Alex.  Pigsticks And Harold and the Pirate Treasure.  J FIC Milway
It’s stormy seas ahead for Tuptown unless Pigsticks and his loyal first mate, Harold, can track down an elusive pirate treasure on Little Piggy Island.

O’Neill, Catharine.  Annie and Simon.  J FIC O’Neill
Recounts four adventures of Annie, her big brother, Simon, and their dog, Hazel.

Osborne, Mary. Pope.  Dinosaurs Before Dark.  J FIC Osborne  (Magic Tree House SERIES)
Eight-year-old Jack and his younger sister Annie find a magic treehouse, which whisks them back to an ancient time zone where they see live dinosaurs SEQUELS: There Are Over 40 Titles in This Series!

Sciezka, Jon.  Knights of the Kitchen Table.  JPB S  (Time Warp Trio SERIES)
When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.

Ursula, Vernon.  Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible.  J FIC Vernon
Never a conventional princess, Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday, but after two years of slaying ogres, cliff-diving, and more with her riding quail, Mumfrey, things go awry at home and she must seek a prince to set things right. 

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