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Alone by  Megan E Freeman
"Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She's alone--left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned. With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten. As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie's most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie's stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?"
Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo
"Historical fiction about two siblings and a friend trying to find a new family and a home after the Great Chicago Fire"-- Provided by publisher.
Different Days by  Vicki Berger Erwin
"Twelve-year-old Rosie and her brother face homelessness in Honolulu when their parents, Americans of German descent, are interrogated and imprisoned as suspected spies after the bombing of Pearl Harbor". Includes historical notes. ________ Ages 8-12.
Doomsday in Pompeii by Marianne Hering
"When Patrick takes a trip alone in the Imagination Station for science project research, things get a little explosive. First, his cousin Beth gets angry that she was left behind. Second, Eugene Meltsner sees red when he realizes that Patrick went to Pompeii in 79 A.D. a day before Mount Vesuvius erupts! It doesn't help that the Imagination Station is on the blink and Whit has gone missing. As Beth and Eugene frantically try to find a way fix the machine, Patrick learns a few things about volcanoes: it's not the lava that comes first, it's poisonous gas. Will Eugene be able to reprogram the Imagination Station and send Beth to help Patrick? And what will happen to Patrick's new friends--a preacher, a looter, and a stray dog?"--Provided by publisher. Grade level 2.5. Ages 5 and up.
Everest by Bill H. Doyle
"As part of a group of young climbers trying to climb Mount Everest, the reader must make decisions that will ensure survival and success in reaching the summit". Includes bibliographical references.
It Rained Warm Bread : Moishe Moskowitz's Story of Hope by  Gloria Moskowitz-Sweet
"A fictionalized account of the experiences of a Polish Jew, Moishe, who with his parents, brother, and sister, struggles to survive the Nazi invasion and Holocaust". Christy Ottaviano Books.
Maria and the Plague : A Black Death Survival Story by Natasha Deen
"The people of fourteenth-century Florence, Italy, starving after years of bad weather and natural disasters, now face the Black Plague but twelve-year-old Maria is determined to survive. Includes historical note, glossary, and discussion question". Grades 4-6.|bStone Arch Books. Ages 8-11.|bStone Arch Books.
Overboard! by  Terry Lynn Johnson
"Eleven-year-old Travis and twelve-year-old Stacey, separated from their families after being thrown into the Pacific off the coast of Washington, battle hypothermia as they struggle to survive. Includes Coast Guard-approved cold-water survival tips."
Sunny by Kate Klimo
"Sunny, a pampered Pekingese dog, narrates the tale of the voyage and sinking of the Titanic".
Survivor Girl by  Erin Teagan
"Twelve-year-old Ali is unsure about joining her brother and their reality-show celebrity father, Survivor Guy, on location and disappointed when she learns how much of the show is fake, but heroic when wildfire strikes". ________ A Junior Library Guild Selection--Inside front flap of dust jacket.
The Titanic Mission by Dan Gutman
" After disappointing Miss Zandergoth on their first mission, Luke, Isabel, David, and Julia are sent to capture a photograph of the Titanic sinking".
When the Earth Dragon Trembled : A Story of Chinatown During the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire by  Judy Dodge Cummings
"Han Liu rejects his father's attempts to teach him traditional Chinese values, but when an earthquake and fire strike Chinatown, separating Han from his father, a book of family proverbs is all Han has left to guide him". Includes author's note. ________ Grades 4-6.|bJolly Fish Press.
Updated 07/10/2021