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Extreme Earth

Escape from Pompeii
by Christina Balit

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 meant death for most of the Roman citizens living in Pompeii. But some people must have survived, and Christina Balit has used this as the starting-point for her story. It tells of Tranio, an actor's son, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, who witness the destruction of their beloved city.

Volcano Adventure
by Willard Price

Hal and Roger Hunt embark on an earth-shattering expedition when they join forces with world-famous volcanologist Dr Dan Adams. And as their ground-breaking research of the volatile Pacific volcanoes hots up, the brothers' mission erupts into an awesome adventure . . .

Temple Run: Volcano Island
by Chase Wilder

You’ve discovered a mysterious volcanic island in the middle of the ocean. Can you rescue the survivors you find there, or will you be eaten by the vicious local demon monkeys first? It's up to you.Your choices will change the story – a different adventure every time!

In the Shadow of the Volcano
by Caryn Jenner

In the Shadow of the Volcano is a 'Reading Alone' reader, perfect for children who are proficient readers, developing the habit of reading widely for both pleasure and information. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers.

Volcanologist Rosa Carelli and her son Carlo are caught up in the dramatic events unfolding as Mount Vesuvius re-awakens. A bulge appears on the west side indicating that this sleeping giant is about to erupt with devastating consequences. Will the mayor heed Rosa's warning and the villagers escape in time? Plus, there's interactive elements such as a volcano evacuation plan, a timeline of Vesuvius eruptions, an eruption index, a volcano fact file and more.

The Dragon in the Volcano
by  Kate Klimo, illutrated by John Shroades

 In "The Dragon in the Volcano, " Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy, follow their dragon, Emmy, into the Fiery Realms. Intrigue, danger, and lots of crazy characters make the reading fun, as well as the wonderful relationship between the dragon keeper cousins and their dragon.

The Secrets of Vesuvius
by Caroline Lawrence

It's the summer of AD 79 and Flavia Gemina and her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set sail for the Bay of Naples where they are going to stay with Flavia's uncle near Pompeii. Once they arrive, they are soon absorbed in a quest to solve a riddle that may lead to treasure. But then tragedy strikes: Mount Vesuvius erupts and the friends must flee for their lives!

Not just a mystery - this is an absolutely thrilling action adventure that brings history to life!

Kidnap in the Caribbean
by Lauren St John

From Cornwall to the Caribbean, 11-year-old ace detective Laura Marlin comes face to face with pirates, sharks, criminal masterminds and an erupting volcano in her second mystery adventure, from award-winning author Lauren St John.

Laura cannot contain her excitement when she wins a trip to the Caribbean for herself and her uncle, Calvin Redfern, especially when her best friend, Tariq, and her three-legged husky, Skye, accidentally find themselves on board too. But when they dock at Antigua, they discover that Calvin Redfern has vanished, and Laura and Tariq are about to be kidnapped by the fearsome Straight A gang. Dramatic escapes, an erupting volcano and a race against time to stop the deadly undercover 'Marine Concern' make Laura's second adventure every bit as exciting as the first.

Hurricane
by David Weisner

A fallen tree becomes the threshold to a voyage of the imagination that David and George share as only true friends -- and brothers -- can. "We wouldn't wish a real hurricane on children, but this book will give them a taste of the magic of the moment when the lights go out." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Storm
by Kevin Crossley-Holland

A gripping story from Kevin Crossley-Holland for Egmont’s red banana series.

Every day Annie walks by the lonely marsh from her remote cottage to school. Only in winter, when the wind howls in the trees, is Annie ever afraid. Her sister Willa is pregnant and Annie is overjoyed when she comes home to have her baby. Annie tells Willa the names of local plants and Willa tells Annie about the ghost, murdered by highwaymen, who is said to haunt the old forge nearby. Then, on a terrible night, with the phone lines down, Willa goes into labour. Annie is terrified of the ghost, but knows she must brave the storm to fetch help. As she ventures into the night, a horseman swings into view. He offers to take Annie to town. But who is this horseman?

I Survived the Japanese Tsunami
by  Lauren Tarshis 

The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 While visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death, Ben and his family are swept away-and pulled apart-by a terrible tsunami.

Running Wild
by Michael Morpurgo

For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father.

And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.

With nothing on his back but a shirt and nothing to sustain him but a bottle of water, Will must learn to survive deep in the jungle. Luckily, though, he's not completely alone…

He's got Oona.

Flood
by Michelle Robinson, illustrated by Nick East

With intensely coloured,gorgeous artwork,Alvaro F.Villa depicts the effects of a devastating flood on a family and their home in this wordless-and startlingly beautiful-picture book .

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake
by  Lauren Tarshis

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco. But early one spring morning in 1906, everything changes. Leo's world is shaken--literally--and he finds himself stranded in the middle of the city as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster? Original. Full description

Earthquake Terror
by Peg Kehret

When Jonathan and his family go camping on Magpie Island, they look forward to a fun, relaxing weekend. But their fun quickly vanishes when Jonathan, his sister, Abby, and their dog, Moose, find themselves in the middle of a natural disaster. A devastating earthquake has hit, destroying their camper, knocking out the only bridge to the mainland, and leaving Jonathan, Abby, and their dog with no food, water, or shelter. Alone in the woods, can Jonathan manage to keep calm and save Abby and Moose and stay alive himself?"

Night of the Twisters
by  Ivy Ruckman

When a tornado watch is issued one Tuesday evening in June, twelve-year-old Dan Hatch and his best friend, Arthur, don't think much of it. After all, tornado warnings are a way of life during the summer in Grand Island, Nebraska. But soon enough, the wind begins to howl, and the lights and telephone stop working. Then the emergency siren starts to wail. Dan, his baby brother, and Arthur have only seconds to get to the basement before the monstrous twister is on top of them. Little do they know that even if they do survive the storm, their ordeal will have only just begun. . .