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Caves: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about caves?

As you can see, this list of kids books about caves is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about caves, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

Journey to the Crystal Cave
Written by Poppy Green & illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Sophie Mouse and her friends are playing hide-and-seek near Butterfly Brook. Sophie finds the perfect hiding spot, but she also finds a glowing cave. The problem is, when Sophie tells her friends about her discovery, they don’t believe her! Illustrations. 5 1/2 x 7 5/16.

Lift Your Light a Little Higher
Written & illustrated by Heather Henson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

The story of Stephen Bishop, a slave and early explorer and guide at Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.

The Ironwood Tree
Written by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi & illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-12

First a pack of vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Spiderwick’s Guide? And will the Grace kids be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don’t count on it. At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared, and it’s not Simon. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something foul in the water is killing off all the plants and animals for miles around. Clues point to the old abandoned quarry, just outside of town. Dwarves have taken over an abandoned mine there. And the faerie world’s abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered them a gift to join with him — he’s given them a queen…

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