Best Kids Books About Quests

9 Kids Books About Quests

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
The Treehouse Heroes and the Forgotten Beast book
#1
The Treehouse Heroes and the Forgotten Beast
Written by Phil Amara and illustrated by Alina Chau
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

"A charming and magical story. The art is poetic and beautiful!" - Steward Lee, Director on Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. From their treehouse headquarters, come five teen titans and their wise teacher. Now they must save the "Zez," a mystical beast, from an encroaching civilization, the menacing General Moon, and his soldiers. Using all their varied powers, can the Treehouse Heroes protect their new friend and restore the balance of nature? Written by a Dark Horse comics editor and illustrated by a Star Wars: The Clone Wars animator, this fresh blend of adventure and lyrical art will excite young readers.

Quest book
#2
Quest
Written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A king emerges from a hidden door in a city park, startling two children sheltering from the rain. No sooner does he push a map and some strange objects into their hands than he is captured by hostile forces that whisk him back through the enchanted door. Just like that, the children are caught up in a quest to rescue the king and his kingdom from darkness, while illuminating the farthest reaches of their imagination. Colored markers in hand, they make their own way through the portal, under the sea, through a tropical paradise, over a perilous bridge, and high in the air with the help of a winged friend. Journey lovers will be thrilled to follow its characters on a new adventure threaded with familiar elements, while new fans will be swept into a visually captivating story that is even richer and more exhilarating than the first.

The Great Pasta Escape book
#3
The Great Pasta Escape
Written by Miranda Paul and illustrated by Javier Joaquin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Join a ragtag group of pasta as they complete the greatest escape of their lives in this hilarious new book by Miranda Paul! Since the beginning of their lives (which was earlier that morning), the pasta at the factory followed the rules. They stuck to their own kind. They stayed still in their packaging. And they never spoke to humans. That is, until they discover what it really means to be pasta: they will eventually be eaten by humans! Fettuccine is scared, Ramen is outraged, and Mac is just trying to keep the peace among all the pasta. Will they be able to work together to use their noodles and concoct a great escape?

Arnie, the Doughnut book
#4
Arnie, the Doughnut
Written and illustrated by Laurie Keller
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From the author and illustrator of "The Scrambled States of America" comes this deliciously imaginative story about a doughnut named Arnie who sets out to change the fate of all doughnuts. Full color.

Hello, Hot Dog book
#5
Hello, Hot Dog
Written by Lily Murray and illustrated by Jarvis
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Hot Dog is relaxing on some comfy bread with a little corn and some fries when disaster strikes! It looks like he's about to become lunch. Prepare for a laugh- out-loud picture about this little hot dog's quest for freedom. Boldly illustrated by the brilliant Jarvis, winner of Best Illustrated Book at the V&A Illustration Awards 2017, Hello, Hot Dog is told entirely in speech bubbles, and is sure to be a winner with kids and parents alike.

The Big Book of Fairy Tales book
#6
The Big Book of Fairy Tales
Written and illustrated by Saviour Pirotta
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-12

Once upon a time...there were eight classic fairytales retold by enchanting storytellers. Step into the magical world of The Snow Queen and follow Gerda in her quest to save Kai from the clutches of an evil spell. Travel with Goldilocks and see what she discovers in the house in the forest. Follow Little Red Riding Hood through the forest and see her escape the big, bad wolf. Huff and puff but don't blow the house down in the Three Little Pigs. See Rapunzel let down her beautiful hair and meet her prince. Join Hansel and Gretel traveling through the forest, where they discover a cottage made of sweets. Run, run - as fast as you can - with The Gingerbread Man.

A Place for Pluto book
#7
A Place for Pluto
Written by Stef Wade and illustrated by Melanie Demmer
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Shocked to be stripped of his planet status, Pluto goes on a quest to find his place in the universe. Includes educational materials.

Book book
#8
Book
Written by David Miles and illustrated by Natalie Hoopes
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

In a world dazzled by the latest gadgets and mesmerized by Internet videos, the humble book seems like the most ordinary thing that could be. And perhaps it is—until you learn to look closer . . . and closer . . . and closer . . . and you’re suddenly in a world that only you can imagine. With soft, warm storytelling and stunning, whimsical illustrations, Book embarks the reader on an imaginative journey through the literary lands of fact and fiction, a world where passwords, viruses, and broken screens can’t stop a young boy’s earnest quest for truth. Join in this celebration of literature, scrape the skies of opportunity, traverse the forests of what-could-be, free the powers of knowledge, and discover once again why the humble book is anything but ordinary.

Little Fox and the Missing Moon book
#9
Little Fox and the Missing Moon
Written and illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Help Fox solve another simple mystery in this bedtime companion to Apples for Little Fox! The mystery-loving fox from Apples for Little Fox returns with a new case! When Fox dreams that the moon is missing, he and his friends go on a quest to find it and return it to the sky. Teamwork and companionship are highlighted in this simple, inviting mystery that allows readers to follow along. The muted palette and clean design will calm overstimulated children at the end of their busy days.

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