This month's fun topic at 5 Minutes for Books in the Children's Classics carnival is Adventure!
When I asked 5-year-old Kyle his choice of an adventurous book, he said, "Scaredy Squirrel." Yes, we love Scaredy Squirrel, and I was impressed with his reasoning. He said especially Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend (which I reviewed in a rambly sort of way at the link). I probably wouldn't agree that that one is the most adventurous, but that's okay. The truth is that Scaredy Squirrel, as penned by Melanie Watt, encourages children to explore new boundaries and directions.
I had an idea of what Amanda might suggest, and I was right. She said that The Mysterious Benedict Society was definitely an adventurous book. Incidentally, she's been trying to get me to read it. I do want to read it, but she wants it to be our next read-aloud, and it's all we can do to finish a 275 page read aloud book, so the size is daunting to me.
Check out the other recommendations at the Children's Classics carnival