Book list

Desert island books

Here's a collection of stories of adventure and survival, all set on desert islands.

Books for younger readers

The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo

Every day is a struggle for survival on the tiny island of Bryher in the Scilly Isles, but storms and wrecks can bring bounty as well as hardship.

Peter Duck by Arthur Ransome

Two schooners race across the Atlantic in search of buried treasure. Can the children from the Wild Cat beat Black Jake to it?

Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo

Michael is washed up onto a lonely desert island, only to find it is already occupied . . .