May 28, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

7 True Historical Adventure Tales for Kids Who Can’t Get Enough “I Survived”

Nonfiction survival stories remain a popular genre for tweens. These seven titles offer unique perspectives and riveting adventure.

Chapter Books: How To Survive the U.S. Revolution and Addled Adults | September 2017 Xpress Reviews

In this month’s reviews, Lauren Tarshis continues the “I Survived” series with the American Revolution, and a Spanish-language caper reminiscent of Roald Dahl provides action and amusement.

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Book Review: Feral Youth edited by Shaun David Hutchinson

Publisher’s description Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson. At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor-education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens […]

Talking with Terry Lynn Johnson: Author, Conservationist, Musher

Terry Lynn Johnson doesn’t just write about wilderness and survival—she lives it.

Teen vs. Nature: Spine-Tingling Wilderness Survival Stories

Whether braving hurricane-force winds on the Atlantic Ocean or finding themselves lost and alone on the Appalachian Trail, these teen protagonists face extreme circumstances that require them to dig deep for the courage, acumen, and constancy needed to look death in the eye and survive another day.