Sacramento Public Library

10 Books of Adventure

    Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride

    Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride - Marjorie Priceman

    The story of the historic first hot-air balloon flight in 1783, told from the point of view of the duck, sheep, and rooster who were the first passengers.
    PICTURE BOOK Priceman, M.
    Special Delivery

    Special Delivery - Philip Stead

    A little girl goes on a long journey via plane, train, and alligator, to deliver an elephant to her great aunt.
    PICTURE BOOK Stead, P.
    Curious George Flies a Kite

    Curious George Flies a Kite - Margret & H.A. Rey

    The mischievous little monkey has a busy day as he befriends rabbits, flies on a kite, and falls in the lake.
    PICTURE BOOK Rey, H.
     
    Draw!

    Draw! - Raúl Colón

    In this wordless picture book, a boy who is confined to his room fills his sketch pad with lions and elephants, then imagines himself on a safari.
    PICTURE BOOK Colón, R.
    Flora's Very Windy Day

    Flora's Very Windy Day - Jeanne Birdsall

    When a big wind blows her annoying little brother away, Flora decides to save him despite the many tempting offers from an eagle, the man in the moon, and the wind itself.
    PICTURE BOOK Birdsall, J.
    The Mysterious Tadpole

    The Mysterious Tadpole - Steven Kellogg

    When it becomes clear that Louis's pet tadpole is not turning into an ordinary frog, he must find a way to keep his friend from being sent to the zoo.
    PICTURE BOOK Kellogg, S.
    Louise: The Adventures of a Chicken

    Louise: The Adventures of a Chicken - Kate DiCamillo

    Longing for adventure, intrepid Louise leaves her comfortable nest and finds three very different but very exciting new experiences.
    PICTURE BOOK DiCamillo, K.
    The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great

    The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great - Gerald Morris

    A humorous, early chapter book re-telling of the tales of Sir Lancelot, the bravest knight in King Arthur's court.
    CHILDREN FICTION Morris, G. (MOVING UP)
    Abel's Island

    Abel's Island - William Steig

    Castaway on an uninhabited island, Abel, a very civilized mouse, finds his resourcefulness and endurance tested to the limit as he struggles to survive and return to his home
    CHILDREN FICTION Steig, W.
    Hilda and the Troll

    Hilda and the Troll - Luke Pearson

    In this tale of an adventurous girl, Hilda can't resist exploring her enchanting world – one where trolls walk, crows speak, and mountains move.
    CHILDREN GRAPHIC NOVEL Pearson, L.
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