Explorers Unite!

06 May Explorers Unite!

Are you daring enough, brave enough, gutsy enough to take on three books full of high risks and adventure?  Buckle up your seat belt.  These books are not for the faint of heart!

Airman by Eoin Colfer
In the late nineteenth century, when Conor Broekhart discovers a conspiracy to overthrow the king, he is branded a traitor, imprisoned, and forced to mine for diamonds under brutal conditions while he plans a daring escape from Little Saltee prison by way of a flying machine that he must design, build, and, hardest of all, trust to carry him to safety.

Sky Sailors by David Bristow
Learn the secrets of the skies in this informational text about the history of hot air balloons.  Did you know that the first hot air balloon flew in France in 1783?  Did you know an entire village thought it was a monster and attacked it with pitchforks the moment it landed? 

The golden age of hot air balloons ran from 1783 until 1912.  Aeronauts not only flew inside of balloons but they also parachuted from them and explored the upper reaches of the atmosphere in them.  Hot air balloons were far from safe and some aeronauts did not make it safely to the ground.

Explorer: The Lost Islands by Kazu Kibuishi
Kazu Kibuishi, author of the Amulet series, brings together six other authors to his collection of graphic novel stories centered on the theme of Lost Islands.  Each author imagines this theme differently for a fun, moving, and engaging read.

Don’t be afraid to get swept away in the spirit of exploration!  Looking for more titles like these?  We’re happy to help you find them.