Adventurous New Fiction

Did you have some exciting adventures over your holidays? Maybe not as thrilling as what happens in these books… Check this out!

We dine with Cannibals : an accidental adventure, by C. Alexander London

Oliver and Celia Navel suffered through a whole summer exploring with their father’s nemesis, Sir Edmund, and are ready to begin a new school year glued to the TV. But when their mother vanishes (again) in search of the Lost City of Gold, El Dorado, the twins must trek from the ruins of ancient temples through the shadowy forests of the Amazon. This time they will need all their reality-TV survival skills to brave raging river rapids, furious fire ants and a most unusual jungle feast.

This is the kind of adventure that you will love to read about, making sure it never happens to you!

Age 9+


Swallows and Amazons, by Arthur Ransome

The Walker children – also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able Seaman Titty, and Ship’s Boy Roger- set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to wage war and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures.

Get ready for a new adventure if you are a  fan of Pirates, Treasure Hunts or Shark Fishing !

Age 9+


Phantom of Terawhiti, by Des Hunt

It’s the school holidays and Zac thinks he might go crazy with boredom. He’s living in exile with his disgraced father on the remote Terawhiti Station on Wellington’s wild southwest coast.

Then Zac and his dad witness a boat sink off the coast during a storm. Investigating further, Zac finds a set of unusual animal prints on the beach. Whose boat is it? And what creature could have made the prints? Soon armed men are prowling the coast, and threatening Zac, his friends and his family. He must do all he can to protect the Phantom of Terawhiti from those intent on hunting it down.

This startling adventure happens just next to where you live! It might happen to you next time you go around one of the Wellington beaches…

Age 8 +


 The empty city, by Erin Hunter

Lucky is a golden-haired mutt with a nose for survival. He has always been a Lone Dog, relying on his instincts to get by. Other dogs have Packs, but Lucky stands alone. Then the Big Growl strikes. Suddenly, the ground is split wide open. The Trap House is destroyed. And all the longpaws have disappeared.

Now Lucky is trapped in a strange and desolate new world with no food, foul water, and enemies at every turn. He falls in with others left behind, including his littermate Bella, a Leashed Dog. Relying on other dogs – and having them depend on him- brings new dangers that Lucky isn’t prepared for, but he may not be able to survive on his own. Can Lucky ever be true Pack Dog?

Did you like the Bear’s journey in Seekers, the Cat’s quest in Warriors? Then you might be ready for this Dog’s adventure in the very new Survivors series…

Age 9 +