11 Best Ninja Books For Kids Update 05/2022

Ninja Books For Kids

My kids want to be ninjas, but I don’t want them to do that. Even my 18-month-old can say “NIN-YA!” when he sees a picture of a masked face. He says it with excitement every time he sees one. Whether they’re strong and smart or sneaky, I’m happy to let my kids have idols who make them want to be quiet. However, popular on-screen ninja characters who show off high-tech weapons and spectacular destruction seem to make my kids want to act like them. Welcome to the world of ninja picture books, everyone! There must be a lot of people who want them, because every time we go to the library, there’s a new one there. You and your kids will both love these seven books:

Ninja! Attack of the Clan, by Arree Chung

Ninja! Attack of the Clan, by Arree Chung

There are so many books about young “Ninja Maxwell” by Arree Chung that we can’t decide which one is our favorite because we love them all so much, too. This one, on the other hand, always makes me laugh. It drives Maxwell crazy when his parents and little sister are too busy to play with him. While he meditates alone, though, they come up with a plan of their own. They surprise him with some ninja moves of their own. One of the best stories about the power of being in one’s “clan.”

Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed, by J.C. Phillips

It’s hard for Wink to stay quiet at ninja school, but he wants to be a good ninja. W: After he gets into an accident while at the zoo, Wink finds a circus family. They are all very happy to see him. Happy ending: Wink amazes his family and teacher as “The Nimble Ninja,” the Lucky Dragon Circus’s newest act. Readers are encouraged to follow their own paths.

Nina the Neighborhood Ninja, by Sonia Panigrahy and Hazel Quintanilla

In my book, this story is good because it shows a girl in the role of a ninja. Nina and her sidekick, Fiona the Firefly, go on ninja missions together. They rescue animals in distress and do other good things for their neighbors. She does stop for a tasty picnic, though. This title makes the ninja genre more even.

The Three Ninja Pigs, by Cory Rosen Schwartz and Dan Santat

The Three Pigs go to Ninja School to learn how to beat the Big Bad Wolf. This is one of our favorite broken fairy tales. This story talks about the importance of patience and persistence. When the first two pigs give up on their martial arts training before it’s done, the third pig doubles down on her efforts and gets a black belt in karate. This comes in handy when the huffing and puffing dog comes to visit.

The Boy Who Cried Ninja, by Alex Latimer

The Boy Who Cried Ninja, by Alex Latimer

Ninjas aren’t the only thing this story is about, but my kids were interested in it because of the title and cover. Tim is blamed for everything that goes wrong in his house, including a ninja who isn’t usually so impulsive. This isn’t the case. He comes up with a clever way to show his parents who the real culprits are.

The Ninjabread Man, by C. J. Leigh and Chris Gail

He opens the oven door to check on the ninjabread he is baking for his students. Takes Ninjabread Man on a high-speed run through the hills as he defeats Ninja Bear, a ninja snake, and Ninja Mouse. Then, in the end, he meets Ninja Fox. This story isn’t very different from other Gingerbread man stories, but it doesn’t need to be, because Ninjabread Man is so cute just the way he is.

My Grandma’s a Ninja, by Todd Tarpley and Danny Chatzikonstantinou

It would be cool to have a ninja as a grandmother, because it would be fun. As long as she doesn’t get you in trouble with your mom, that’s fine. When she kicks the soccer ball so hard that it bursts in half? Despite his anger, Ethan does miss his Grandma when she goes rogue. Lucky for us, she comes back at the right time, back-flipping all the way.

Ninja! by Arree Chung

How to be a real Ninja? This little boy will show you! Jump rope, slippers, and a pool stick are the supplies. Sneak, creep, tumble, hide. Take on obstacles and fight angry beasts (sleeping dog). And most of all, believe that you can get through any obstacle, like stealing your sister’s milk. We loved the pacing, the illustrations, the comic style, and the enthusiasm for all things ninja in this book. We also thought it was very well written. If so, do you tell them about your favorite things.

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat

Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz, illustrated by Dan Santat

Darn those wolves who are teaching everyone how to be ninjas. Now the wolf can’t get any food. Red Riding Hood fights back when he wants to eat her. So does her grandmother. Instead of eating people, the wolf will learn yoga instead. It’s a clever twist on a well-known story. Kids will love it. Also, check out Hansel and Gretel Ninja Chicks, if you want to see more.

Little Kunoichi The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida

It’s likely that if your kids are like mine, they are crazy about ninjas. When kids read this book, they can see what a real ninja does when they’re practicing their skills. They have a problem with this girl because she doesn’t do well at ninja school A boy, named Chibi Samurai, who is training to be a Samurai and isn’t doing so well at school joins them. They train together shugyo style. To be better and have fun are now their main goals.

Jack B. Ninja by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Stephen Savage

There isn’t a candlestick that this Jack B. Ninja jumps over, but instead, there is a bamboo stick. This is what he does: he sneaks around and then hides. He also swims and then gets caught in a bandit’s trap. Good thing he’s a ninja and can get out of a jam.

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