Not since Pacman has a single game captured, the minds, hearts and imagination of kids (and adults) the way Minecraft has over the past few years. From pixelated pigs to nocturnal nasties, Minecraft has become such a cultural phenomenon it has spilled into the real world in more forms than anyone could have imagined. Costumes, meetups, parties and of course the huge selection of Minecraft books.
Given the amazing freedom and creativity involved in this virtual playground, the best Minecraft books take on so many different forms. From handbooks to crafts to novels to activities, there there are so many different books to blow the mind of young Minecraft fans. So, to get things in order, we have gone exploring and found thirteen of the best minecraft books for kids!
Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection
The Big Book of Building: Everything Minecraft
Minecraft For Dummies
The Quest: The Untold Story of Steve
Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
Invasion of the Overworld
The Amazing Adventures of StampyLonghead
Best Minecraft Books for Kids
1. Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection
This little treasure box is the ULTIMATE when it comes to Minecraft guides. Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection is a stunning, gold-foiled box-set that contains the four most important game guides there is; Essential Handbook, Redstone Handbook, Combat Handbook, and Construction Handbook.
2. The Big Book of Building: Everything Minecraft
The Big Book of Building: Everything Minecraft contains everything from a brief overview of the game to advanced farming, mining, and building techniques. Featuring authoritative and engaging ideas from experts, the book also highlights some of the most influential builders in the Minecraft community and examines the creations and techniques that have catapulted them to fame.
3. Minecraft: Ultimate Book Of Secrets
In worlds as extensive as Minecraft, the real masters are the ones who know all the secrets. Minecraft: Ultimate Book Of Secrets contains over a hundred secret tips, tricks and hidden areas where even the most advanced players will find things they never knew before.
4. Minecraft For Dummies
One of the beginner Minecraft books, Minecraft For Dummies is the complete guide to playing within the Minecraft world. With easy-to-follow guidance from a team of Minecraft experts, kids will develop programming and engineering skills as they build amazing creations using in-game blocks and mechanical devices.
5. The Quest: The Untold Story of Steve
The Quest is the fictional story of Steve whose day-to-day life in Minecraft is beginning to become speckled with strange occurrences. Half-built homes, leafless trees, overpowered mobs and unknown entities. Is this all the work of a hacker or something else? Journey with Steve to uncover the truth behind these mysteries, and discover what it truly means to be a hero.
6. Diary of a Minecraft Zombie
In the first book of this hilarious Minecraft adventure series, Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, we get to read the diary of an actual 12 year old Minecraft Zombie. Take a peek at what is really going on between the hollow eyes, and dead expression that we normally see when we face the dreaded Zombies of Minecraft. And if your child enjoys this one, there a four more in this exciting series of Minecraft books!
7. Invasion of the Overworld
Invasion of the Overworld is the first book in the adventure series of Minecraft player Gameknight999. When one of his father’s inventions teleports him into the game, Gameknight is forced to live out a real-life adventure inside a digital world. What will happen if he’s killed? Will he respawn? Die in real life?
8. The Amazing Adventures of StampyLonghead
The Amazing Adventures of StampyLonghead follows the story of Stampylonghead and his close friends Flash the turtle and Lola the bird. While it all sounds pretty psychedelic, Stampylonghead is a Minecraft megastar who in this particular story is on a mission to save his village of Tuk Tuk from the imminent attack of the gnomes.
9. Minecraft Comic Book Collection
One of the more visual Minecraft books for kids, Minecraft Comic Book Collection is a full color Minecraft masterpiece! With over 350 pictures from the best-selling CreeperSlayer12 series this collection is the next best thing to playing the game!
10. Amazing Minecraft Activity Book
Amazing Minecraft Activity Book is packed with 75 different puzzles and games to keep Minecraft fans entertained for hours. Wind your way through a mineshaft maze, play Minecraft parkour, unscramble secret messages and more. Clues and answers are provided and each page can be colored in too!
11. Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans
Great for schools and holiday activities, Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans brings your Minecraft adventure to life with easy-to-make projects! Quickly make real-world versions of all your favorite Minecraft characters and game elements, using only a few basic craft supplies. So get in “creative mode” and celebrate the limitless possibilities of Minecraft!
12. Kid’s Coloring Book: Fun Minecraft Drawings for Kids
If you are looking for Minecraft books for younger children, Fun Minecraft Drawings for Kids is the number one coloring book around. The ‘blocky’ nature of Minecraft makes perfect shapes for coloring and with all your favorite Minecraft characters, monsters, animals and landscapes, this is a brilliant way to take creativity beyond the video game.
13. Creeper, Zombie, Skeleton and More Jokes for Kids
The ultimate book for Minecraft mirth, Creeper, Zombie, Skeleton and More Jokes for Kids contains 101 fantastically, funny, silly and cheesy jokes for Minecrafters everywhere. Kids are also given the link to a free online collection of Minecraft memes to enjoy some top-class, silly, fun cartoons and comics.
What are the best Minecraft books for kids that your children are enjoying? Share your recommendations in the comments below.
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