Multcolib Kids Picks: Great Adventures, Rough Water

Peter and the Starcatchers
Peter and the Starcatchers By Barry, Dave Book - 2004 j BARRY Available in some locations

Annotation:Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. gr. 5-9

Herbert The True Story of A Brave Sea Dog By Belton, Robyn Book - 2010 jE BELTON 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Herbert, a beloved, small dog who lives near the sea, sets out one fine day with his boy Tim's father on a boat that is beset by a sudden storm, which washes Herbert overboard. This book is based on a true story. gr. Pre-3

The Pirate Captain's Daughter
The Pirate Captain's Daughter By Bunting, Eve Book - 2011 y BUNTING 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Upon her mother's death, fifteen-year-old Catherine puts her courage and strength to the test by disguising herself as a boy to join her father, a pirate captain, on a ship whose crew includes men who are trying to steal a treasure from him. gr. 6-8

Hurricane Dancers
Hurricane Dancers The First Caribbean Pirate Shipwreck By Engle, Margarita Book - 2011 y ENGLE 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Quebrado has been a slave on captain Bernadino de Talavera's pirate ship for years, but when a hurricane sinks the ship and kills most of the crew, Quebrado escapes to safety and finds acceptance and refuge in a nearby village. gr.6-10

The Last Castaways
The Last Castaways Being as It Were, the Account of A Small Dog's Adventures at Sea By Horse, Harry Book - 2009 j HORSE 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:In a series of letters, Grandfather reveals his adventures with his remarkable little dog Roo and the captain of the Unsinkable, as they go in search of the Door to the Sea, the Forgotten Sea, and the Great Cod Bank. gr. 3-6

Freddie Ramos Makes A Splash
Freddie Ramos Makes A Splash By Jules, Jacqueline Book - 2012 j JULES 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Freddie Ramos uses his super powers to give himself courage to learn how to swim and to deal with a new neighbor who is a bully. gr. K-3

Snook Alone
Snook Alone By Nelson, Marilyn Book - 2010 jE NELSON 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Through the power of faith, a monk named Abba Jacob and his loyal rat terrier, Snook, are reunited after being separated by a ferocious storm. gr. 3-6

Heart of A Samurai
Heart of A Samurai Based on the True Story of Nakahama Manjiro By Preus, Margi Book - 2010 j PREUS 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In 1841, rescued by an American whaler after a terrible shipwreck leaves him and his four companions castaways on a remote island, fourteen-year-old Manjiro, who dreams of becoming a samurai, learns new laws and customs as he becomes the first Japanese person to set foot in the United States. gr. 5+

Archie and the Pirates
Archie and the Pirates By Rosenthal, Marc Book - 2009 jE ROSENTHAL 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:When Archie the monkey finds himself on a strange island, he makes a multitude of new friends who help him defend their home from intruding pirates. gr. K-3

Calvin Coconut
Calvin Coconut Hero of Hawaii By Salisbury, Graham Book - 2011 j SALISBURY 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:When a hurricane causes the river near his Hawaiian home to flood, a boy named Calvin Coconut makes a daring rescue. gr. 2-4

Bad Island
Bad Island By TenNapel, Doug Book - 2011 ygn TENNAPEL 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Shipwreck survivors Lyle, Karen, Janie, and Reese must find their way off a mysterious island while they dodge strange and dangerous things. gr. 5+

The Swiss Family Robinson
The Swiss Family Robinson By Wyss, Johann David Book - 2006 j WYSS All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:This tale relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life. gr. 4-7

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Water can be friend or foe in these stories for grades 3 through 8.