Adventure Books for Children and Teens. Ignite the spirit of adventure early! From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Wizard of Oz, these classic children's novels will show that people of any age can go on a journey. 84. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. Avi’s popular tale of intrigue on the high seas. 13-year old Charlotte Doyle finds herself the only passenger on a sea.