Keep Your Children’s Imagination Soaring with These Adventure Books for Kids

Kids are naturally curious about the world around them. Their imaginations are so big, so why not give them the opportunity to use them? It is important to foster an environment where kids can have fun and be themselves while learning. One way of doing this is through adventure books for children. Keep reading for our picks for adventure books for kids that are great for engaging their imagination!

What are adventure books for kids?

Every kid wants to be an adventurer. Reading stories of brave heroes seeking treasure is sure to make any young child’s dreams come true. But why should you read adventure books to your kids? Adventure books are the best kind of reads for children because they combine imagination, courage, and exploration with reading comprehension skills. Adventure books are perfect for expanding kids’ imagination!

Adventure Books for Kids - The Adventures of Zelda by Kristen Otte

1. The Adventures of Zelda (Zelda Pug Book 1)

by Kristen Otte

Zelda isn’t your average dog, and her family realizes that after they notice her appetite for adventure! Always looking for toys to play with and mysteries to solve, Zelda views the world as a place to have fun with friends like Squeaks the squirrel. Follow Zelda on her silly encounters as her family documents her life in this adorable adventure book!

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Adventure Books for Kids - Talon, Come Fly With Me by Gigi Sedlmayer

2. Talon, Come Fly with Me (Talon Book 1)

by Gigi Sedlmayer

Matica lives in a remote village on a dry plateau in the Andes of Peru. Because her growth handicap has caused her to be rejected by the local people, Matica bonds with the condors that surround the village. After rescuing an egg from poachers and nurturing it until it hatches on her 10th birthday, Matica knows that her adventures are just beginning.

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Adventure Books for Kids - The Escape by Hayley Dartnell

3. The Escape (Lavender Fairy Adventures Book 1)

by Hayley Dartnell

Bluebell Meadow is enchanting during summertime. George the Moth has escaped from the Marsh Beasts, a woodland gang that is notorious, but now he finds himself in danger. Who will he turn to for help? Will the Lavender Fairies find and save George in time? Find out in this magical adventure story that emphasizes friendship and showing acts of kindness.

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Adventure Books for Kids - Hook's Daughter by R.V. Bowman

4. Hook’s Daughter (The Pirate Princess Chronicles Book 1)

by R.V. Bowman

Andromeda “Rommy” Cavendish is counting down the days until her father visits the exclusive boarding school she attends. She’s always wanted him to take her on his travels and she hopes that this visit will finally be the time for him to agree. But Rommy’s father never shows. As Rommy adventures through 19th century London, she finds clues that her father just may be Neverland’s greatest villain.

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Adventure Books for Kids - Jinxed by Amy McCulloch

5. Jinxed

by Amy McCulloch

Aspiring engineer Lacey Chu dreams of working for the world’s biggest tech firm that is behind bakus—customizable pets with smartphone capabilities. When Lacey comes across the broken form of an advanced baku that she names Jinx, repairing him becomes her ticket into her dream school. But Jinx isn’t like other bakus; he seems real. Will Lacey hold on to Jinx as she settles into the competitive school life?

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Adventure Books for Kids - Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo

6. Flora & Ulysses

by Kate DiCamillo & K. G. Campbell

Tragic journeys often bring unexpected consequences! Ulysses the squirrel was just trying to get some food when he got sucked into a vacuum cleaner. Luckily for him, Flora Belle Buckman comes to the rescue. What Flora doesn’t see coming is Ulysses gaining powers to be strong, fly, and write misspelled poetry. But Flora will also be forever changed after discovering the promise of a big heart.

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Adventure Books for Kids - Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty

7. Serafina and the Black Cloak (The Serafina Book 1)

by Robert Beatty

Not many people in the Biltmore Estate know of Serafina, the brave girl who lives in the basement. With the spacious estate to explore, she must be careful not to be seen. But after children begin disappearing from the property, only Serafina knows what clues must be followed—clues that lead her to a forgotten legacy of magic.

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Adventure Books for Kids - The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs

8. The Last Musketeer (Last Musketeer Book 1)

by Stuart Gibbs

Greg Rich is on a trip to Paris with his family. But when his parents suddenly disappear, Greg realizes that they’re not just gone from Paris—they’re gone from the century! After learning that his family is tied to the Three Musketeers, Greg begins training as a Musketeer in order to help defeat a powerful enemy and get his parents back.

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