Kids adventure/outdoor books

Jskaanland

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My oldest is a self proclaimed, "Book Worm." He is 7 and I want to add in some outdoor/adventure books, as he is pretending to be characters from his books. Anyone have some suggestions? His current reading level is Hardy Boys-ish.
 

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There is a book called, My Side of the Mountain that I read when I was a kid. Great adventure/outdoor book for a kid. Little boy runs away from NYC and lives in the Catskill mountains. Not sure on the level but likely a little much for a 7 year old. Definitely something he should read at some point though.

Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, Call of the Wild, White Fang, Huckleberry Finn.
 

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George bird Grinnell and Theodore Roosevelt both had their lives shape by the children books written by captain mayne Reid. Books like " The Boy hunters", "rifle rangers"

And George bird Grinnell himself wrote some children's books about a boy back "jack the trapper" etc.... I've pictures them up for when my son is a little older.

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Another vote for "My Side of The Mountain". There's a couple others to go with it called "The Other Side of The Mountain" and "Frightfull's Mountain" I think. I feel like I read them around 3rd grade.

Others I remember are: "Big Red", "Vulpes the Red Fox", "White Fang", "Balto", "Huck Finn".
 

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Far North in a few years perhaps. I remember reading all of the books mentioned and being so excited by them. No better way to boost a child's imagination than with books like these.
 

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There is a condensed version of Moby Dick that is very good for that age. My oldest is also 7. Got it on Amazon. I don't hand it to him but sometimes I read sections out of MeatEater to him. He likes that.
 

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A book I give out to a lot of teenagers, male or female, who enjoy the outdoors is 'Wild At Heart". It's written by a Christian author. May not be quite for younger children, but early teens +. Great book. I recommend it to everybody.

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Anything by Jim Kjelgaard. Dogs, hunting and trapping. I read everyone as a kid. At almost 50 I can still remember the story lines from nearly every one.
 

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Hatchet again. That book formulated a lot of my daydreams and probably still influences me today.

Where the Red Fern Grows

Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer - probably a bit older

The Old Man and the Sea, and lots of other Hemingway
 

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I'm with Elkyinzer and the others...
1. Hatchet
2. Where the red fern grows

Two of my all time favorites
 

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Where the red fern grows!

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