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Inspire Reading With These Tales of Outdoor Thrill Seekers

These tales of outdoor adventure might help your child get excited about reading.
on August 27, 2013

Summer is almost over and many kids are back in school, but I hope this summer of reading has inspired your child to keep reading all year long. All it takes is one book to get a child hooked on reading, but if she or he hasn’t found it yet, don’t give up! Keep visiting the library with your child. Keep adding to your wide array of books in the home. Keep letting your child see you reading. Keep talking to your child about books. Soon enough, he or she will find a book that makes him or her understand why reading is so wonderful. These tales of outdoor adventure might help your child get excited about reading.

Everest: The Contest by Gordon Korman
In a climbing competition to be the youngest kid ever to climb Mount Everest, disaster strikes and all that keeps the final four competitors alive is chance, bravery, and action.

Tentacles by Roland Smith
Dr. Travis Wolfe is obsessed with mythical creatures like the Loch Ness monster and Sasquatch, and he'll travel to the ends of the Earth for proof. Now he’s en route to the South Pacific to track down a giant squid, but the freighter seems to be haunted...or someone on board is determined to sabotage their mission.

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis
In the summer of 1916, 10-year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news (actually based on true events): A great white shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic coast of New Jersey. Then one day, swimming with his friends, Chet sees something in the water....

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