Middle-School Adventures

Blind middle-schoolers won't be able to get enough of these thrilling adventure books. The heroes and heroines will totally captivate and absorb them!

51 books on this shelf.

A Long Walk to Water (Based on a True Story)
by Linda Sue Park, 117 pages. This New York Times bestseller begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan - a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985.

The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a p...
Item Number: 2522
$18.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Bad Magic
by Pseudonymous Bosch, 333 pages. A magical new series from Pseudonymous Bosch, the bestselling author of the Secret Series.

Magic is BAD. As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that's what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many...
Item Number: 2604
$52.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Call it Courage
by Armstrong Sperry, 91 pages. Mafatu's name means "Stout Heart", but his people call him a coward. Ever since the sea took his mother's life and spared his own, he has lived with deep fear. And even though his father is the Great ...
Item Number: 3460
$13.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Chasing Bears (A Canoe Country Adventure)
by Earl Fleck, 177 pages. On a canoeing and camping trip in Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, twelve-year-old Danny finds his strength and courage tested as he pushes himself to keep up with his father and older brother.

Item Number: 3461
$27.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Circus Mirandus
by Cassie Beasley, 309 pages. Fans of Big Fish, Peter Pan, and Roald Dahl will fall in love with Circus Mirandus, which celebrates the power of seeing magic in the world.

Do you believe in magic? Micah Tuttle does. Even though ...
Item Number: 2586
$48.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Climb or Die (A Test of Survival)
by Edward Myers, 177 pages. After a car accident in a snowy Colorado pass seriously injures their parents, athletic fourteen-year-old Danielle and her brainy younger brother, Jake, must scale a mountain to find help.

For ages...
Item Number: 3462
$27.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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by Neil Gaiman, 161 pages. "Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house ..."

When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem ma...
Item Number: 2541
$24.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
by Chris Grabenstein, 317 pages. Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games.

His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the...
Item Number: 2538
$49.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Escaping the Giant Wave
by Peg Kehret, 151 pages. The Worst Vacation Ever!

Thirteen-year-old Kyle thought spending a vacation on the Oregon coast with his family would be great. He'd never flown before, and he'd never seen the Pacific Ocean.

Item Number: 3463
$23.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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by Carl Hiaasen, 335 pages. Noah's dad has a little problem with anger control. He tried to stop the Coral Queen casino boat's illegal dumping ... by sinking the boat.

But his bold protest fizzles: Within days the casino is b...
Item Number: 3464
$52.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Frozen Stiff
by Sherry Shahan, 181 pages. What begins as a two-night camping and kayaking trek in the untamed Alaskan wilderness turns into a test of survival for Cody and her cousin Derek. While their mothers are in Juneau picking up supplie...
Item Number: 3465
$28.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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by Gary Paulsen, 189 pages. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothin...
Item Number: 3466
$29.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Brian's Winter
by Gary Paulsen, 145 pages. In Gary Paulsen's classic novel, Hatchet, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is stranded in the Canadian wilderness. To survive, he must rely on his intelligence, his instincts, and one tool: a hatchet. ...
Item Number: 2510
$22.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Brian's Return
by Gary Paulsen, 145 pages. Once you have the woods in you, you're never the same.

As millions of readers of Hatchet, The River, and Brian's Winter know, Brian Robeson is the ultimate survivor. Alone in the wilderness, he fac...
Item Number: 2511
$22.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library!
by Eth Clifford, 85 pages. The Indianapolis public library is a beautiful old building. To ten-year-old Mary Rose and seven-year-old Jo-Beth, it seems like the perfect place to slip to the bathroom while their dad runs off to g...
Item Number: 3467
$12.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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I Am Malala
by Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick, 233 pages. Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren't allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn't even go ...
Item Number: 2544
$36.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell, 175 pages. 1961 Newbery Medal Winner
In the Pacific there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it, blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea elephants and sea birds abound....
Item Number: 3468
$27.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Kensuke's Kingdom
by Michael Morpurgo, 139 pages. After eleven-year-old Michael and his dog Stella are washed overboard from his parents' sailboat near Australia, they wake up on an apparently deserted island. But Michael's signal fire brings an angr...
Item Number: 3469
$21.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Mark of the Thief
by Jennifer A. Nielsen, 434 pages. Jennifer A. Nielsen, author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Ascendance Trilogy, has woven an electrifying tale of greed and power, magic and destiny, and one boy's courage at the heart...
Item Number: 2600
$68.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George, 193 pages. "Young Sam Gribley lives a comfortable life in New York City. But tired of urban living, he, with his parents' knowledge, runs away to the Catskills Mountains, determined to live on the site of his gr...
Item Number: 3470
$30.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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On the Far Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George, 199 pages. Two years ago, Sam ran away from New York City to live in the Catskill Mountains. Now his younger sister Alice has joined him and is quietly living in a tree house of her own nearby. Their peaceful li...
Item Number: 3471
$30.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Night of the Howling Dogs
by Graham Salisbury, 263 pages. A Junior Library Guild Selection. "Boulders pounded down, their concussions vibrating through dirt, sand, and rock. Over in the coconut grove someone screamed, and horses shrieked."

On the Big Isla...
Item Number: 3472
$41.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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On My Honor
by Marion Dane Bauer, 85 pages. Twelve-year-old Joel has unwillingly agreed to bike out to the state park with his daredevil friend Tony. "On his honor", he promises his father to be careful, knowing that Tony wants them to climb th...
Item Number: 3473
$12.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims
Series: Rush Revere #1
by Rush Limbaugh, 233 pages. Nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has long wanted to make American history come to life for the children of his listeners. So he created the character of a fearless middle-schoo...
Item Number: 2579
$36.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Secret of the Andes
by Ann Nolan Clark, 175 pages. A Newbery Award Book
Cusi, a modern Inca boy, leaves his home high in the Andes mountains to learn the mysterious secret of his ancient ancestors. Accompanied by his pet llama, Misti, he slowly di...
Item Number: 3474
$27.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Shadow of a Bull
by Maia Wojciechowska, 159 pages. (A 1965 Newbery Award Book)

Manolo was only three when his father, the great bullfighter Juan Olivar, died. But Juan is never far from Manolo's consciousness - how could he be, with the entire town...
Item Number: 3475
$24.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Story Thieves
by James Riley, 375 pages. A hilarious, action-packed series launches with a story-within-a-story, from the bestselling author of the Half Upon a Time trilogy.

Life is boring when you live in the real world, instead of starr...
Item Number: 2601
$58.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Swallows and Amazons
Series: Swallows and Amazons #1
by Arthur Ransome, 501 pages. Two English families and their lively children spend the summer camping out on Wild Cat Island. They explore their miniature world, hunt for a hidden treasure, and follow the mysterious doings of an u...
Item Number: 4020
$78.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Egypt Game
by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, 211 pages. (A Newbery Medal Honor Book)

The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she's not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt....
Item Number: 2573
$32.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Family Under the Bridge
by Natalie Savage Carlson, 93 pages. This is the delightfully warm and enjoyable story of an old Parisian named Armand, who relished his solitary life. Children, he said, were like starlings, and one was better off without them.

But t...
Item Number: 3476
$14.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Indian in the Cupboard
by Lynne Reid Banks, 235 pages. A nine-year-old boy receives a plastic Indian, a cupboard, and a little key for his birthday and finds himself involved in adventure when the Indian comes to life in the cupboard and befriends him. Item Number: 3477
$36.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Return of the Indian
by Lynne Reid Banks, 201 pages. The magic continues ...

In The Indian in the Cupboard, Omri discovered a wonderful, magical world when a three-inch-high Indian named Little Bear came to life.

Now, in The Return of th...
Item Number: 3478
$31.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Secret of the Indian
by Lynne Reid Banks, 181 pages. The adventure deepens ...

In The Return of the Indian, Omri found he could transport himself and his friend Patrick back in history to the dangerous days of his miniature companions.

Item Number: 3479
$28.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Mystery of the Cupboard
by Lynne Reid Banks, 263 pages. In the fourth book in Banks' acclaimed Indian in the Cupboard saga, Omri and his family move to an old farmhouse, where he finds an ancient notebook that reveals a family secret - and the myste...
Item Number: 3480
$41.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick, 135 pages. (Caldecott Medal Winner)

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly int...
Item Number: 2588
$20.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The King of Dragons
by Carol Fenner, 215 pages. Eleven-year-old Ian and his father have been homeless for the past several years. Then one night, Ian's father fails to return to their "home".

Ian's precarious survival on his own, following all t...
Item Number: 3481
$33.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Seeing Summer
by Jeannette Eyerly, 163 pages. Jenny is blind ... and the best and bravest friend a girl could ever have!

When Carey learns that new neighbors are arriving, she hopes their daughter will become her new best friend. Then she lear...
Item Number: 3482
$25.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Silent Spillbills
by Tor Seidler, 223 pages. Katerina has always stuttered. When she begins seventh grade in a new school, she tries to hide her problem by barely speaking--which only convinces her classmates that Katerina, the granddaughter of ...
Item Number: 3483
$34.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Stranger Next Door
by Peg Kehret and Pete the Cat, 183 pages. Alex's family is one of the first to move to a new housing development. Two local bullies, who resent him because the new homes are built where the boys used to have dirt-bike trails, make life at sch...
Item Number: 3484
$28.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Wanderer
by Sharon Creech, 231 pages. A Newbery Honor Book.
Thirteen-year-old Sophie is the only girl amongst the surly crew of The Wanderer, made up of her three uncles and two cousins. They sail across the Atlantic toward England, t...
Item Number: 3485
$36.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The War that Saved My Life
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, 327 pages. (A Newbery Honor Book)

An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson's Sons - and for fans of Number the Stars.

Item Number: 2596
$51.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Wishing Spell
Series: The Land of Stories #1
by Chris Colfer, 525 pages. Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern-day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy-tales.

The Land of Stories tel...
Item Number: 2590
$82.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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The Young Man and the Sea
by Rodman Philbrick, 167 pages. Skiff Beaman has a boatload of problems. Ever since his mother died, his father doesn't want to get up off the TV couch-- even when the Mary Rose, his fishing boat, sinks at the dock. Twelve-year-old ...
Item Number: 3486
$25.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Theodore Boone (Kid Lawyer)
Series: Theodore Boone Series #1
by John Grisham, 303 pages. With two attorneys for parents, thirteen-year-old Theodore Boone knows more about the law than most lawyers do. But when a high-profile murder trial comes to his small town and Theo gets pulled into i...
Item Number: 3487
$47.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Turtle in Paradise
by Jennifer L. Holm, 183 pages. In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle-grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, eleven-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple! ...
Item Number: 2563
$28.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Twenty-One Balloons
by William Pene du Bois, 159 pages. (A Newbery Medal Book, originally published in 1947)

Professor William Waterman Sherman just wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air...
Item Number: 3488
$24.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Weirdo's War
by Michael Coleman, 213 pages. Daniel prefers his own company, as it gives him more time to explore the near-magical world of math and physics which so fascinates him. He certainly didn't want to go on a school camping trip with ot...
Item Number: 3489
$33.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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When You Reach Me
by Rebecca Stead, 213 pages. (2010 Newbery Medal Winner)

Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They ...
Item Number: 2577
$33.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Wild Timothy
by Gary L. Blackwood, 159 pages. Thirteen-year-old Timothy is not the outdoorsy type - he has no desire to even wander around a park, let alone a wilderness preserve. Camping is bad enough, but when Timothy gets lost in the woods, hi...
Item Number: 3490
$24.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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Would my Fortune Cookie Lie?
by Stella Pevsner, 223 pages. Alexis has a great life going for her. She and her best friend Suzy live in the same condo in Chicago and tell each other everything. But this summer, how can Alexis reveal her secrets? For one thing,...
Item Number: 3491
$34.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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by Jerry Spinelli, 199 pages. Palmer LaRue is running out of birthdays. For as long as he can remember, he's dreaded the day he turns ten - the day he'll take his place beside all the other ten-year-old boys in town, the day he'll...
Item Number: 3492
$30.95 in Grade 2 Braille
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