Top 10 Action And Adventure Books

    Wherever You Go
    6.5
    01
    Wherever You Go
    Written by Pat Zietlow Miller & illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
    This Little Explorer
    6.4
    02
    This Little Explorer
    Written by Joan Holub & illustrated by Daniel Roode
    Half Upon a Time
    6.0
    03
    Half Upon a Time
    Written by James Riley
    Harry and Horsie
    5.8
    04
    Harry and Horsie
    Written by Katie Van Camp & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
    The Wish Tree
    5.5
    05
    The Wish Tree
    Written by Kyo Maclear & illustrated by Chris Turnham
    Always Neverland
    5.5
    06
    Always Neverland
    Written by Zoe Barton
    We're Going on a Bear Hunt
    5.5
    07
    We're Going on a Bear Hunt
    Written by Michael Rosen & illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
    The Runaway Bunny Board Book
    5.5
    08
    The Runaway Bunny Board Book
    Written by Margaret Wise Brown & illustrated by Clement Hurd
    Hopper and Wilson
    5.4
    09
    Hopper and Wilson
    Written and illustrated by Maria van Lieshout
    Journey
    5.4
    10
    Journey
    Written and illustrated by Aaron Becker

In Lewis Carroll's timeless classic Alice in Wonderland, the Gryphon cries out to Alice, "No, no! The adventures first, explanations take such a dreadful time." We agree with the Gryphon, let's get to the adventures! That's something we love most about children's books: they offer instant access to adventure. As Stephen King said, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.” One minute we're in our home on the couch, and a moment later we're journeying across the African savanna, exploring the world in a hot air balloon, or even rocketing through space. The possibilities for adventure are endless. Here we've compiled a list of the best adventure books for kids. This list features adventure books of all sorts and for all ages (we've searched long and hard to ensure we have titles exciting for girls and for boys). There are books that involve mysteries, magic, and fantasy, or books about leaving home, journeys, and friendship. Some are classic stories you may recognize from your own childhood, while others are exciting new titles containing new adventures just waiting to be had. Some titles are even part of a series that might become a new treasured favorite for your kids or start a cherished tradition of reading aloud together. The list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to around 2 or 3. Picture books are generally good options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary and early middle school age children. Within that range, some titles are best suited for 9 year olds and 10 year olds (around 4th or 5th graders) while others are better suited for 7 year olds and 8 year olds (around 2nd or 3rd graders). Still others are best for advanced readers approaching middle school age (11 year olds and 12 year olds). Each book includes age suggestions you can reference to guide your search. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid, and you can also use our table of contents to jump to particular topics you think your kid will enjoy. We've kept you from the list long enough. As the Gryphon says, explanations take such a dreadful time. Let's get to the adventures! As you explore the list, please comment below to let us know what books you would add.

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5.4
books and reading
The Doll People
5.4
Day Dreamers
5.0
Bizzy Bear: Pirate Adventure
4.8
Jungle Book
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
The Wishing Spell
The Knight at Dawn
7.0
Tonight on the Titanic
7.0
The Mysterious Benedict Society
7.0
Magic School Bus Gets Baked in a Cake: A Book about Kitchen Chemistry
7.0
Buffalo Before Breakfast
7.0
Treasure Island
6.8
Baby's First Bank Heist
6.5
Madeline
6.3
Pirate Nell's Tale to Tell: A Storybook Adventure
6.3
books and librariespirates
Stuart Little
6.1
Amelia Earhart
6.1
Bud, Not Buddy
6.0
Oliver and the Seawigs
5.4
Lit for Little Hands: Peter Pan
5.3
And Away We Go!
5.2
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
4.5
Bright Books: Shadow's Nighttime Adventure
The Secret of Platform 13
The Neverending Story
Revolutionary War on Wednesday
7.0
Midnight on the Moon
7.0
Pirates Past Noon
7.0
Ghost Town at Sundown
7.0
Dinosaurs Before Dark
7.0
Where the Wild Things Are
6.7
Corduroy Lost and Found
6.5
Sunk!
6.3
The Wishmakers
6.3
The Silver Arrow
6.3
Off & Away
6.1
Harold and the Purple Crayon
6.1
A House That Once Was
6.0