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Adventure Books For Kids

I'm sure you've heard someone compare kids to sponges, in that they soak up everything around them. Adventure books for kids can expose them to things they might not experience otherwise.


These books might even help them decide what they want to be when they grow up. An adventure story abut astronauts might encourage a kid to be an aerospace engineer, scientist, or even an astronaut themselves.

Adventure books can also provide an means of temporary escape from some of the problems and pressures facing kids these days. Therapy in words, so to speak. Kids learn as they read, even if they don't realize it. It might be how a bit of machinery works, that Zeppelin the hero in the story has to climb atop to save the day maybe.

Read this article for tips on how to encourage teens to read.


The world building involved in some adventure and fantasy novels are lessons in sociology themselves. They can learn empathy for the characters which will translate to empathy for the people around them. 

If you're involved in what your child is reading, you can talk about what's happening in the book. Quiz them on why the characters do what they do, and you'll see your kid start to see the world through other's points of view. 

The greatest thing about adventure books, is that they can have an adventure without leaving their favorite reading spot. Encouraging your kids to read is the greatest gift you can give them and can help them become well adjusted adults. This is one of the reasons I wrote Nowonderland. I wanted to write the kind of books that inspired me as a child.

The Book Reviews page has all the middle-grade adventure books I've read and reviewed so far.


If your child is into the video games, they might like Minecraft adventure books.


They might like the classic Choose your own adventure books that I grew up with.

I have supplied a list of Classic Adventure and Fantasy novels that influenced me as a kid. It is by no means complete. There are just too many to mention.

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