Reading is important for children as it helps in developing creativity, focus of mind and even their communication skills. Different kids are keen about different things. Some like science fiction, some like horror while there are others who are fond of stories filled with adventures. A list of 12 best adventure books for children has been provided in this article along with the suitable age group and a brief introduction to their stories.If your kid is also one little adventurer, you can gift any of these books on his/ her next birthday.
List of best Adventure books for children (From Kindergarten to 10 Year-Olds Children)
A list of some of the best Adventure stories to read the children before their bed time is given below. These books are sure to entertain your fun and adventure-loving kid. We have listed adventure books for kindergarten, 3rd graders, 4 year, 5 year, 6 year, 7 year, 8 year, 9 Year and 10 year-Olds.
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Author- Kate DiCamillo Age group:7 – 10 years
Description-Edward Tulane is a china rabbit owned by a girl named Abilene. One day he gets lost and there begins his adventurous journey to the ocean and way back home after years of separation.the book won the 2006 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in Fiction category and is a good-read for the children who are fond of adventures. Mark this book as the next birthday present for sure.
The Snowy Day
Author- Ezra Jack Keats Age group: 0 – 2 years
Description-With its simple language and attractive illustration, The Snowy Day is perfect for little toddlers. The book presents the story of a little boy named Peter and his experience with the first snowfall of his life.Published in 1962, it is still one of the best adventurous books for children. Read this amazing book to your kids before tucking them in bed.
The Runaway Bunny
Author- Margaret Wise Brown Age group:2 – 8 years
Description-Written by Margaret Wise Brown, The Runaway Bunny is definitely one of the best adventure books for kids. Story of the book revolves around a little bunny who keeps running away to play hide-and-seek with his mother. This book is the first book of series Over the Moon which also includes Goodnight Moon and My World.
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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
Author-Robert C. O’Brien Age group:8 – 12 years
Description-Mrs. Frisby is a widowed mouse with four little kids and so many problems who meet the rats of NIMH. These rats are very intelligent and they help Mrs. Frisby with all her problems using latest techniques and technology.Packed with fun, the book has been awarded with Newbury Medal and is a perfect book for children who love adventures.
The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories)
Author-Chris Colfer Age group:8 – 12 years
Description-The Wishing Spell is the first book in the series The Land of Stories that revolves around twins Alex and Conner Bailey who accidently fall from the real world into a world full of fairy tales. In order to return to the real world, they need to use the Wishing Spell. Gift this first book to your kid and if he/ she likes it, you have five another books for them so that their adventure doesn’t stops.
Author-Wendy Orr Age group:8 – 11 years
Description-Through Nim’s Island, Wendy Orr presents the story of a brave little girl named Nim who lives on an island with her father, a sea lion and an iguana. Things take a drastic turn when her father sails off to study plankton and suddenly stops calling. Well-spun story with vivid illustrations is sure to bind the children from the beginning to ending of the book.
Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief
Author-Rick Riordan Age group:9 – 12 years
Description-Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief is the story of a troubled boy Percy Jackson who finds out he is a demigod and, his father is the God of the Sea, Poseidon. He is sent to Camp half Blood where he discovers his true identity and plans with his friends a quest to the Underworld. For your adventure-loving kids, this is undoubtedly one of the best books.
Island of the Blue Dolphins
Author- Scott O’Dell Age group:9 – 12 years
Description-Scott O’Dell’s Island of the Blue Dolphins revolves around a 12-year old girl Karana who spends 18 years on an island all alone. It is beautifully written story about adventures of Karana that is sure to bind your kid from the starting to the ending. The book has been awarded with the Newbury Medal and is sure to be the best gift for your adventure-loving child.
The Secret of Platform 13
Author-Eva Ibbotson Age group:7 – 11 years
Description- This is without a doubt one of the best adventure books that talks about the magical world on the other side of a secret door that appears under Platform 13 at King’s Cross Station. A wizard, an ogre, a fey and a young hag appears through this door in search of their prince. If your little one is a fan of harry potter, then he/ she is sure to enjoy this book very much.
Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Author- AviAge group: 10 – 15 years
Description-Another Newbery Medal winning book, Crispin: The Cross of Lead is about a 13-years old boy with no family or wealth. On top of this, he is accused of a crime he did not commit and must flee his tiny village if he wants to live. Packed with fun, this book is sure to entertain your child. The book is followed by two other books- Crispin: At the Edge of the World and Crispin: The End of Time.
The Neverending Story
Author- Michael Ende Age group:6 – 12 years
Description-The Neverending Story tells story of a kid named Bastian who finds a book that leads him to the magical land of Fantastica. Originally written by Michael Ende in German, the book was translated to English by Ralph Manheim. For someone who loves adventure, this book takes them to a world that is full of adventures and that too in a magical world.
The Magic Tree House Series
Author- Mary Pope Osborne Age group:6 – 9 years
Description-With more than 25 books in this series, the adventurous life of Jack and Annie and their newly discovered Tree House that id actually magical. Oh wait, there are dinosaurs, pirates, dolphins and volcanoes. Another group of this book series is also there and if your child keeps asking for further stories, you can always gift them thesecond group.