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June is National Get Outdoors Month

As always in Kansas, the weather is… variable. What’s that saying? “Don’t like the weather in KS? Wait 5 minutes! ” Hopefully this June is filled with sunny, but not too hot, days absent bugs and tornadoes. The likelihood of this is very low though, so here is a list of books about the great outdoors that you can enjoy inside when the outdoors isn’t being friendly enough for you to go out!

The Transall SagaFind yourself in another world in The Transall Saga, the latest adventure from Gary Paulsen: Mark’s solo camping trip to the desert begins as any other camping trip, until a mysterious beam of light appears.  The trip turns into a terrifying and thrilling adventure when the light beam transports Mark into another time, and what appears to be another planet! The Edge

The Edge by Ben Bo- A teenaged gang member accused of various crimes finds redemption working and snowboarding at a ski lodge in the mountains surrounding Canada’s Glacier National Park.

68 knots68 Knots: A Novel by Michael Robert Evans-When a group of teenagers arrives for a summer leadership program on board a sailing ship, the teens do not expect the counselors to bail out and the leader of the program to commit suicide, leaving them in command without money or supplies, needing to figure out how to survive on their own.

boys, bears, and hiking bootsboys, bears, and a serious pair of hiking boots by Abby McDonald – Jenna gets the idea that her long-held ideals, like vegetarianism and conservation, don’t play so well with this population of real outdoorsmen. A dusty survival guide offers Jenna amusing tips on navigating the wilderness — but can she learn to navigate the turns of her heart?  

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