Exciting Non Fiction Book for Kids

The book I am profiling today is an exciting non fiction book for kids.  It shows them that real life adventures can be as compelling as any story you can make up.  The message in the book is about following your dreams and creating challenges that motivate you to be and do better, a lesson that can never be shared too many times!

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Title: No Summit out of SightNo Summit out of Sight exciting non fiction

Author: Jordan Romero with Linda LeBlanc

Target: Grades 5 – 10

Series: No

What this book is about:

Jordan Romero sees a drawing of the Seven Summits (the highest peaks on each continent) on his elementary school wall. He decides at age nine that he would like to climb to the top of each one of these. While regular parents might smile and pat him on the head, Jordan’s parents are extreme racers and they encourage Jordan’s dream .. with plenty of training! It takes until he is fifteen, but Jordan is the youngest person to scale all seven peaks (well really eight given the controversy about two of the Australian peaks so of course they climb both!)

Why I love this book:

  • This true story is quite a ride. I love it when and adventure book has more adrenaline rushing scenes than anything an author could make up. Even though we know Jordan makes it to all the peaks, the danger and risks involved are apparent and have readers on the edge of their seats.
  • While I knew a bit about Everest and Kilimanjaro, the other peaks were all fairly new to me. It was great fun learning about not only the mountains but the people and cultures surrounding these ascents. You definitely get some local flavor along with the climbing.
  • Jordan is such a likable kid. He shares his doubts and his bravado. I loved his messages about healthy living and finding you own Everest (metaphorically of course).  His respect and gratitude to his parents was especially appreciated.

Who this book is for:

Great book for kids who like action and adventure. If they enjoyed Peak, then this one will be an easy sell. The fact that this is a true story will blow kids away. My son read it in one day.

Final thoughts:

After reading the book, my son and I had some great talks about how responsible Jordan’s parents were in letting him climb the mountains so young. The book addresses the topic and it was great to get my son’s perspective.

To purchase this book:

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