Task 4: List your 3 favorite books involving children being rescued from serious peril.
I know choosing HP Books is pretty much like shooting fish in a barrel, but...
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling - The child in peril that first popped in my head was when Harry and Ron saved Hermione from the troll.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling - First thing that popped in my head was Fawkes' phoenix tears saving Harry from certain death in the chamber.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton - This was actually the first book that I thought of when I read this task. Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally all save small children from a burning abandoned church.