The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

This book has come into my social media feeds several times. It's getting excellent reviews.
It has been written by Katherine Rundell, and is called "The Explorer".

I bought the book earlier this week. "The Explorer" is about four children who have to survive when the plane they are travelling in crashes into the Amazon jungle.
The story is about survival, but also the dynamics between the characters. There's plenty of great moments, and I also liked the description of maps:

"Goosebumps rose on his arms. Fred knew the power of maps. They gestured to hidden things. They were line drawings of the world's secrets".

A few years ago, I wrote a book for Collins called 'Extreme Survival', which featured the story of Juliane Koepcke, a young woman who survived a plane crash into the jungle.
The book is well worth taking a look at...

There's also a resource pack available from Bloomsbury (PDF download) for KS2.

Here's the author talking about the inspiration for the story...