The Adirondack Kids

Written by Gary & Justin VanRiper

About the Authors

Gary & Justin VanRiper are a father and son writing team residing in Camden, New York. They spend many summer and autumn days at the family camp in the Adirondacks. The Adirondack Kids is their first book and the first in a new middle reader chapter book series.

Adirondack Kids #1 (350231)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2001

Justin is ten years old and likes computers, hockey and peanut butter cups. But his passion is animals. When an uncommon pair of Common Loons takes up residence on Fourth Lake near the family camp, he will do anything he can to protect them.


Adirondack Kids #2: Rescue on Bald Mountain (350232)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2002

Justin Robert and Jackie Salsberry are on a special mission. It is Fourth of July weekend in the Adirondacks and time for the annual Fourth of July ping-pong ball drop at Inlet. Their best friend, Nick Barnes, has won the opportunity to release the balls from a seaplane, but there is just one problem. He is afraid of heights. With a single day remaining before the big event, Justin and Jackie decide there is only one way to help Nick overcome his fear, climb Bald Mountain.


Adirondack Kids #3: The Lost Lighthouse (350233)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2003

Justin Robert, Jackie Salsberry and Nick Barnes are fishing under sunny skies when a sudden and violent storm chases them off Fourth Lake and into an unfamiliar forest - a forest that has harbored a secret for more than 100 years!


Adirondack Kids #4: The Great Train Robbery (350234)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2004

Its all aboard the train at the North Creek station and word is out there are outlaws in the region. Will the train be robbed? Justin Robert and Jackie Salsberry are excited. Nick Barnes is bored. But he won't be for long. Join the Adirondack Kids on the tracks in the mountains for an unforgettable summer weekend.


The Adirondack Kids #5: Islands in the Sky (350235)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2005

Justin Robert, Jackie Salberry and Nock Barnes can't wait. They are planning to climb their first high peak - Algonquin. Will they make it? Join The Adirondack Kids as they learn to expect the unexpected while hiking on the trail in the spectacular Adirondack wilderness.


The Adirondack Kids #6: Secret of the Skeleton Key (350236)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2006

While preparing their pirate ship for the Anything That Floats Race, Justin and Nick discover an antique bottle riding the waves. Inside the bottle is a key that leads The AdirondackKids to unlock an old camp mystery.


The Adirondack Kids #7: Mystery of the Missing Moose (350237)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2007

Justin Robert has the camera. Nick Barnes has the binoculars. And Jackie Salsberry has the common sense! One animal adventure leads to another as the Adirondack kids search Eagle Bay for a missing moose, and are led into a series of unexpected wildlife encounters all along the way.


The Adirondack Kids #8: Escape from Black Bear Mountain (350238)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2008

ustin Robert wants to climb all of the mountains near his family's Fourth Lake camp before the summer is over. Jackie Salsberry can't wait to join him. Nick Barnes would rather go fishing. Next on the list is Black Bear Mountain. An easy hike, right? If only they had noticed the Trail Closed sign before they took off together!


The Adirondack Kids #9: Legend of the Lake Monster (350239)

Gary VanRiper & Justin VanRiper; Lexile: NONE; multiple books, IJ, 2009

In this adventure, The Adirondack Kids are in search of a legendary lake creature reported by many eyewitnesses to be living in the deep waters of Lake Champlain. Is there anything mysterious lurking in those deep waters at all? Join The Adirondack Kids on their quest for the answer!

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