Book list

Desert island books

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

Books for older readers

The Coral Island by R M Ballantyne

What a dream! Boys' adventures on a shipwrecked island, complete with cannibals and pirates.

The Cay by Theodore Taylor

Can a blind boy really survive alone on a desert island without a fresh water supply and without food save what can be fished from the sea?

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

A true story about a young American Indian girl left behind by her people when they move from their remote island home to the mainland.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Classic tale of treasure and treachery as Jim Hawkins sets sail in the Hispaniola. But what use is a treasure map and an honest heart if your adversary is the cunning Long John Silver?