Minecraft is a popular game for kids and Minecraft books for kids can be a great way to get kids more interested in books. If your kid is a Minecraft fan, they’ll enjoy this lineup of books, including stories, Minecraft game manuals, and game comics.
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20+ Minecraft Books for Kids
Here are 20+ of the best Minecraft books for kids:
Minecraft Tales of an 8-Bit Kitten: Lost in the Nether
Published: September 18, 2018
Eeebs isn’t a very disciplined kitten. His mom warned him not to play in the forest, but he didn’t listen. That’s how he found himself in the Nether, a bizarre world inhabited by scary creatures. In the company of a ghast, almost cheerful witch, Eeebs develops supernatural powers.
Will this be enough to fight against Endernova’s army, the Enderman, who want to rule over the Overworld? In order to save his friends, Eeebs must become the champion of the Nether, as the prophecy of The Chosen One tells . . .
Diary of A Minecraft Zombie
Published: February 2, 2015
Ever wonder what it would be like to be a Minecraft Zombie?
In the first book of this hilarious Minecraft adventure series, we get to read the diary of an actual 12 year old Minecraft Zombie.
Take a peek at what is really going on between the hollow eyes, and dead expression that we normally see when we face the dreaded Zombies of Minecraft.
Are Zombies really different from us? You’ll be surprised at what you discover.
So, jump into this Minecraft adventure and find out!
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie is a must-read for any kid who loves Minecraft. Kids ages 6+ can’t wait to jump into to these Minecraft adventures!
Minecraft: Construction Handbook
Published: January 1, 2014
There’s nothing that can’t be built in Minecraft, but with so many possibilities, where do you start? And how will you ever match the creative style of the experts?
The official Minecraft Construction Handbook is packed with tips and step-by-step instructions from master build team FyreUK. You’ll learn how to construct houses, bridges, ships, floating islands and rollercoasters of the highest quality.
Minecraft: Essential Handbook
Published: November 26, 2013
Learn how to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters in the world of Minecraft!
You’re alone in a mysterious new world, full of hidden dangers. You have only minutes to find food and shelter before darkness falls and the monsters come looking for you. What do you do?
The official Minecraft Beginner’s Handbook might just save your life. Learn how to find resources, make a shelter, craft tools, armor and weapons, and protect yourself from monsters. With tips from Minecraft experts, including developer Jeb and creator Notch himself, this is the definitive guide to surviving your first few days.
Escape Book: The Cursed Temple
Published: April 21, 2020
Bring the excitement of the popular escape room activity with you everywhere you go in this new 4-book series. In this first book, The Cursed Temple, Runt, the hero of the best-selling series Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior, needs your help in this epic Minecraft adventure!
During a village exploration with friends, you suddenly come across a ruthless warrior. Your sword is already in position to tussle when you realize that the opponent doesn’t want to test your force, but your logic! Trapped in an unknown place, you will have to free yourself without fighting. Logic and observation will be your new allies!
Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal
Published: October 25, 2016
After a day of experiments, Trayaurus and DanTDM are about to call it a night when a strange-looking crystal plummets to earth, breaking into five pieces that scatter far and wide. DanTDM and Trayaurus recover one of the shards and quickly realize they are in possession of an object more powerful than anything they’ve ever known.
Word reaches DanTDM and Trayaurus that other pieces of crystal have been recovered—a group of pigs have harnessed the crystals’ power to enable them to talk. But they’re not alone—Dan and Trayaurus’s archenemy, Denton, has also found a shard and manipulated its power for evil. He has created a cloning machine and is producing a terrifying marauding army intent on hunting down the remaining crystals in his effort to become all-powerful.
It’s down to DanTDM and Trayaurus to stop him. Will they prevail, or will the forces of evil be too great for them to overcome?
Minecraft: The Lost Journals
Published: July 9, 2019
Max and Alison are proof that differences don’t stand in the way of friendship. Max is always on the lookout for a new adventure—even if it means getting into trouble—while Alison prefers to follow the rules. But both of them are fascinated by the beat-up old journal Max finds and the strange gate its secretive author, the Enchanter, describes: a portal to an otherworldly realm of danger called the Nether.
After they use the journal’s instructions to craft the portal, Max and Alison squabble over whether to remain safe in the Overworld or to journey into the Nether to find the Enchanter . . . until a fateful accident makes the decision for them.
Trapped in a scary new world, Max and Alison find an ally in Freya, a fierce warrior who has been living in the Nether with her beloved wolf, Bunny Biter. With Freya’s help, and with the clues that lie in the pages of the mysterious journal, Max and Alison embark on a quest to find the Enchanter, even as the Nether pushes their skills—and their friendship—to the limit.
Invasion of the Overworld: A Minecraft Novel
Published: August 26, 2014
Gameknight999 loved Minecraft, reveled in building fabulous structures, playing on servers, creating custom maps, but most of all, he loved to grief. As the self-proclaimed King of the Griefers, Gameknight played the game for himself at the expense of everyone else, keeping the list of his friends in the game short, extremely short.
But when one of his father’s inventions teleports him into the game, Gameknight is forced to live out a real-life adventure within the digital world of Minecraft. Unsure if he would respawn if killed in the game . . . maybe he’d just disconnect . . . or maybe he’d really die . . . Gameknight must play the game with all of his skill and knowledge in order to avoid the sharp claws of zombies and pointed fangs of spider. While living out this terrible and painful adventure, he discovers the most well-kept secret about Minecraft, something not even the programmers realize; the creatures within the game are alive!
His emergence into the game triggers a war that threatens to consume all of Minecraft and possible the physical world as well. Gameknight must fight through the electronic world, with his new NPC friend, Crafter, and his only user friend, Shawny, as he fights epic battles, the mobs on the server seeking to destroy everything, stuffing out all life, everywhere. Gameknight is the key to salvation for all the electronic lives in Minecraft and possibly in the physical world as well . . . or maybe he’d not the key at all, maybe he’s the fuse to destruction.
Into the Game
Published: March 26, 2019
Five young Minecraft players in the real world find themselves transported inside the game they love. But now it’s not a game–and they will have to use everything they know to explore, build, and survive! This illustrated hardcover series will thrill and engage fans of Minecraft and action-packed fantasy stories alike.
Minecraft Diary: Path of Exile
Published: November 1, 2016
Pebble was a gifted boy. Strong. Quick. Sharp. In time, he would have become the best warrior in his village. Yet . . . he made a terrible mistake. And now, he is an exile. Banished from his village, the boy named Pebble must now face the great wilderness that stretches beyond Villagetown’s wall. Survival here means fighting, scavenging, running. It’s a world where even such simple things as sleep and light are precious commodities. Entirely alone, will he be able to survive in the darkness of each night? As he scours the wilds, coming across the remains of so many other explorers, he knows his future looks grim. Why is he fighting? What’s the point of struggling? Only with a stranger’s last words does he have a reason to go on, a new quest for a new life, a dying world’s last hope . . .
Minecraft: The Island
Published: July 18, 2017
Washed up on a beach, the lone castaway looks around the shore. Where am I? Who am I? And why is everything made of blocks? But there isn’t much time to soak up the sun. It’s getting dark, and there’s a strange new world to explore!
The top priority is finding food. The next is not becoming food. Because there are others out there on the island . . . like the horde of zombies that appears after nightfall. Crafting a way out of this mess is a challenge like no other. Who could build a home while running from exploding creepers, armed skeletons, and an unstoppable tide of hot lava? Especially with no help except for a few makeshift tools and sage advice from an unlikely friend: a cow.
In this world, the rules don’t always make sense, but courage and creativity go a long way. There are forests to explore, hidden underground tunnels to loot, and undead mobs to defeat. Only then will the secrets of the island be revealed.
Minecraft: The Mountains
Published: March 2, 2021
Wandering a vast, icy tundra, the explorer has never felt more alone. Is there anything out here? Did I do the right thing by leaving the safety of my island? Should I give up and go back? So many questions, and no time to ponder—not when dark is falling and dangerous mobs are on the horizon.
Gurgling zombies and snarling wolves lurk in the night, and they’re closing in. With nowhere to hide, the lone traveler flees up a mountain, trapped and out of options . . . until a mysterious figure arrives, fighting off the horde singlehandedly. The unexpected savior is Summer, a fellow castaway and master of survival in these frozen wastes.
Excited to find another person in this strange, blocky world, the explorer teams up with Summer, whose impressive mountain fortress as a safe haven . . . for now. But teamwork is a new skill for two people used to working alone. If they want to make it home, they will have to learn to work together—or risk losing everything.
Minecraft: The Crash
Published: July 10, 2018
Bianca has never been good at following the plan. She’s more of an act-now, deal-with-the-consequences-later kind of person. But consequences can’t be put off forever, as Bianca learns when she and her best friend, Lonnie, are in a terrible car crash.
Waking up in the hospital, almost paralyzed by her injuries, Bianca is faced with questions she’s not equipped to answer. She chooses instead to try a new virtual-reality version of Minecraft that responds to her every wish, giving her control over a world at the very moment she thought she’d lost it. As she explores this new realm, she encounters Esme and Anton, two kids who are also playing on the hospital server. The trio teams up to play through to the End, and hopefully to find Lonnie along the way.
But the road to recovery isn’t without its own dangers. The kids are swarmed by mobs seemingly generated by their fears and insecurities, and now Bianca must deal with the uncertainties that have been plaguing her: Is Lonnie really in the game? And can Bianca help him to return to reality with her?
Minecraft: The Shipwreck
Published: November 3, 2020
Jake Thomas is always the new kid. His family moves so much for his dad’s work that it’s easier to keep his head down and not get attached to anyone. He’ll be gone in a few months anyway. But when they end up in Los Angeles, Dad promises this will be the last time they move. The Pacific Crest Apartments are home now . . . which means it’s time for Jake to finally make friends.
Jake isn’t sure he should count the two kids he meets at the apartment’s community center as friends, though. Tank Vuong is a large and intimidating boy who hangs with a tough crowd, and Emily Quesada is a fashionista who’s quick with a sarcastic remark. But when he discovers an old computer lab in a forgotten corner of the community center, with a strange Minecraft server containing cryptic riddles, he realizes he’s going to need help cracking the code—because at the end of the summer, the community center will be demolished, and all hope of solving the mystery will go with it. Following the hints left by an enigmatic figure known as The Wizard, the trio journeys into the dangerous depths of the ocean, where uncanny creatures lurk and untold treasure awaits. . . .
Minecraft: The End
Published: December 3, 2019
For as long as they can remember, the twin endermen Fin and Mo have lived in the mysterious land of the End. On the outskirts of the great enderman city of Telos, they explore ancient ruins under the watchful gaze of the mighty ender dragon. They have everything they need in the end ship they call home, and know everything there is to know about their world—or so they think until the strangers from another dimension arrive.
The invaders are called humans, and they’ve come to steal artifacts and slay the ender dragon. Fin and Mo are ready to protect their home from the trespassers, but when they come face-to-face with the humans, they discover that they aren’t as prepared for battle as they’d thought. Caught off guard, the twins are trapped in the middle of a war between the endermen and the humans, with the future of their home at stake.
Minecraft: Herobrine Goes to School
Published: July 15, 2015
Jump into this zany adventure as Herobrine enters our human world and enrolls in human Middle School.
What kind of trouble will he get himself into?
Diary of a Minecraft Enderman: Endermen Rule!
Published: May 15, 2018
Did you ever want to know why Enderman sneak around and move our stuff when we’re not looking?
Or, did you ever want to know where Enderman truly came from?
Or, did you ever wonder why Enderman can teleport so fast you can’t catch one?
But most importantly, are Endermen really a hostile mob or are they totally misunderstood?
The Quest for the Diamond Sword
Published: August 12, 2014
Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NPC village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies.
Far from his home, with night about to set in, Steve fears for his life. Nighttime is when users are most vulnerable in Minecraft. As he looks for shelter in a temple, he meets a trio of treasure hunters, Max, Lucy, and Henry, who are trying to unearth the treasure under the temple. Steve tells them of his master plan to mine for the most powerful mineral in the Overworld—the diamond. The treasure hunters are eager to join him. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm, and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends’ question if it’s better to be a single player than a multiplayer, as they try to watch out for each other and chase Steve’s dream at the same time.
Will Steve find the diamonds? Will his friends help or hinder the search? Should he trust his new treasure hunter friends? And will Steve get back in time to save the villagers?
Minecraft: Stories of the Overworld
Published: October 15, 2019
With tales of witch and pillager rivals finding common ground, a heartless griefer who bit off more than they could chew, and valiant heroes new (or not!) to the Overworld, this anthology tells tales that span the world of Minecraft. Featuring stories from star writers Hope Larson (Batgirl), Kevin Panetta (Zodiac Starforce, Bloom), Rafer Roberts (Modern Fantasy, Grumble), and Ian Flynn (Sonic, Mega Man) and exciting artists Meredith Gran (Octopus Pie) and more, this collection brings together stories from all realms, leaving no block unturned!
Stampy’s Lovely Book
Published: January 5, 2016
Hello, this is Stampy—Minecraft superstar and host of the gaming channel Stampy!
Introducing the one and only official book about YouTube sensation Stampy—by Stampy himself! From the worlds of Minecraft and Halo to Disney Infinity and Skylanders, Stampy’s lovely world grows more fun every day. That’s why Stampy’s Lovely Book is full of games, activities, hilarious jokes, and exclusive info about Stampy’s friends. There’s a Stampy cake bake (of course!), a comic strip, silly challenges to try with your friends, and much more. If you’re one of Stampy’s 6.5 million fans, then you NEED this book!
Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior: An Unofficial Minecraft Adventure (Volume 1)
The first volume of this best-selling unofficial Minecraft adventure series begins with Runt, our 12-year-old hero, about to choose his future vocation at the Minecraftia school. His options are less than thrilling: farmer, crafter, miner. But what this noob really wants is to be a warrior like his hero, Steve. So when he learns that the five best students in school that year will get the chance to start warrior training, it’s ON.
Minecraft: Wither Without You
Published: April 22, 2020
Cahira and Orion are twin monster hunters under the tutelage of Senan the Thorough. After an intense battle with an enchanted wither, their mentor is eaten and the twins are now alone! The two hunters go on a mission to get their mentor back, and meet an unlikely ally along the way!
Stumbling into her underground home, Cahira and Orion meet Atria–a girl cursed as a monster lure! The twins convince Atria to join their rescue mission to use her monster-attracting abilities to find the enchanted wither . . . and Atria wants to learn how to protect herself against the mobs of monsters coming for her!
There they are: 20+ of the best Minecraft books for kids. Which of these books have you read and loved? What did I miss?