10 Best Adventure Books For Kids Update 05/2022

Adventure Books For Kids

Tomorrow, what about a pop-quiz? It’s due on Friday. Don’t worry! Reading a good book is a way to “escape” while your kids are at school. If your kids want to go on epic journeys into worlds that aren’t like any other, look no further! For when they just need to get away, make these great books a part of their own library.

The Cross of Lead (Crispin series #1), by Avi

The Cross of Lead (Crispin series #1), by Avi

A peasant boy in medieval England has to deal with the death of his mother. To make things even worse, after he saw the abusive village steward meet a well-known stranger in secret, he was found and accused of committing a crime he didn’t commit. People who see him should kill him right away. The steward calls him a “wolf’s head.” As Crispin runs for his life, he meets a huge, angry juggler named Bear. Crispin and Bear have to run through the forest like fugitives to avoid being caught and dying.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, by Robert C. O’Brien

She wants to keep her children safe from Mr. Fitzgibbons’ plow in this well-known story about a widowed mouse. The trip from the garden to their summer home is made more difficult when her youngest son, Timothy, has a bad cold. Because of the love she has for her family, Mrs. Frisby will take the most dangerous journey in her life. She will get help from rats called NIMH.

The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories series #1), by Chris Colfer

When Alex and Conner Bailey’s grandma gives them a book called “The Land of Stories,” it makes their lives even more wonderful. This unique book illuminates and “swallows up” anything that is placed on its pages. You can’t help but fall in love with this book. Alex and Conner read it and fall in love with a land that’s completely different from anything they’ve ever seen before.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick

Hugo Cabret is a clock-keeper at a train station in Paris. He has one goal: to find a notebook that his father gave him when he died. In it, you will find the key to unlocking a secret message that is hidden in a broken automaton, a machine that looks like a person. This robot could be a last message from a father to his son. In this beautiful, one-of-a-kind book, there are elements of both a picture book and a movie. A beautiful piece of art to look at.

From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg

From The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, by E.L. Konigsburg

There’s a museum in New York called the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Have you ever thought about living there? Her prepubescent world has been unfair, and Claudia Kincaid is fed up with it. As long as she has the map, her “rich” brother, and a good sense of order, she runs away to New York City, where she lives. These two siblings will have to find a way to stay hidden while living in one of New York’s most famous places.

Darwen Arkwright and The Peregrine Pact, by A.J. Hartley

Darwen, a boy from England, is sent to live with his aunt in Atlanta, Georgia, where he will learn about the United States. He sees a furry bat with a human-like head flying around the mall. He is then led to Octavious Peregrine’s shop of mirrors. Mr. Peregrine, a weird little man, gives Darwen a rusty old mirror. A forest and a fountain are all Darwen can see in his reflection now. He decides to go through the mirror and find a world full of even more weird things.

The Secret of Platform 13, by Eva Ibbotson

Platform 13 is in a train station in London. There is a corridor below that leads to an island where humans, mermaids, hags, and other mysterious creatures live together in peace. When the evil wife of a bank tycoon, Mrs. Trottle, steals the island’s baby prince and raises him as her own, this happy community is in a bad mood for a long time. In modern-day London, how will the rescue team do? An old wizard, a huge ogre, the queen’s favorite fey, and a young hag are all on the team.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, by Kate DiCamillo

When Edward Tulane is dressed up, he looks like a snobbish china rabbit. He has custom-made shoes and silk suits. He likes having his own bed, a watch that’s been set, and the love of his mistress, Abilene. Even though Edward has everything he needs, a bad thing happens that sends him on an emotional journey. At the end, he learns a truth he didn’t know: that being loved isn’t just important, but also being loved.

The Neverending Story, by Michael Ende

Bastian, an 11-year-old boy who weighs a lot, almost gets caught by bullies at school. The old bookstore is run by Mr. Coreander, who is a cranky old man who doesn’t like kids and doesn’t want to sell a book to one. He takes refuge there. Drawn to a book Mr. Coreander is reading, Bastian steals it from him and hides in his school’s attic, where he can’t be found by anyone. There, he makes a safe place to look at the book. In this book, he learns about the beautiful but troubled world of Fantastica and becomes a key player in its salvation, as well.

The Star of Kazan, by Eva Ibbotson

Annika is found by servants Ellie and Sigrid in a church. They bring her home to live with them and three weird professors. She gets to help out by working with the two servants on a lot of daily chores. Annika still thinks about where she came from, even though life is good and full of love. One day, an aristocratic woman shows up and claims her as her daughter. She takes her to her castle in Germany. Annika learns that this isn’t the life she had always dreamed of when she gets there.

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