Check out these action-packed thrilling adventure books for kids. From kindergarten to middle schoolers, all graders and ages are covered here. A perfect book list with early chapter books, adventure series, and more for your little explorer.
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Coolest Adventure Books For Kids (Grades K-8)
K-2nd Grade (Age 5-7 years)
Banana Fox and the Secret Sour Society is a humorous graphic novel without foul language. Banana Fox is called to solve the case of a missing turtle. Read how he and his sidekick, Flashlight, put an end to the trouble-causing Secret Sour Society.
Press Start – Super Rabbit Boy’s Time Jump! Prince Viking has built a time machine. Now he has teamed up with his younger self to stop Super Rabbit Boy from eating the magical carrot that gave him the superpower. Join the quest with Super Rabbit Boy as he stops Prince Viking.
Check out all the books from this popular adventure series.
InvestiGators by John Patrick Green is a supercool Alligators turned investigators book. Mango and Brash – the S.U.I.T. agents are on their first mission. Read how they succeed in the mission with exciting spy technologies and unique toilet-based travel techniques. A fun picture book for beginner readers.
A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum Henry is late to the museum, where his class has gone for a trip. However, he has a plan to catch up with his classmates somewhere in the middle. But it becomes a series of adventures with volcanoes erupting, dinosaurs charging, and secret stairwells lurking.
André Goes Fishing by Mikaela Wilson is a story about a child’s imagination turning into an adventure. André and his dad planned to go fishing, but it started raining. To cheer up disappointed André, his Dad comes up with a plan to go fishing right at the child’s bedroom!
The Worst Halloween Book in the Whole Entire World is a hilarious tale told from the point of view of a candy corn. Nameless the rock, finds himself stuck inside a Halloween book, and it is the worst! He goes on to explain in a sarcastic and exasperated tone why this book is terrible. No giant cat, trick or treat, and it is filled with numerous twists and turns and so on!
Marley’s Big Adventure Marley – the dog, is upset with his family and runs away from home. Now Marley finds himself in a big mess. Can his family find him and help?
Molly of Denali: An Alaskan Adventures Reading Collection is the condensed version of the Molly of Denali TV show. Go on adventures with Molly of Denali. Find a lost dog, go blueberry picking, and many more- in this five-book set. The reading level is suitable for new readers.
Martin the Mushroom takes the children on a journey from the Jurassic period to today. Meet Martin the mushroom and Geo the geode and go on an adventure with them as they travel through the earth’s history. kids will learn about volcanoes, dinosaurs, fossils, and more.
The Jolly Postman is a must-read classic adventure story for kids. Kids will discover a world of posts, mailmen, mail trucks – before today’s electronic email. Follow Jolly Postman throughout the day as he visits various fairy tale characters and delivers their mails. Kids can open up and remove the pages, that are envelopes. The text is witty and the illustrations are charmingly detailed.
Grades 3-5 (Age 8-10 Years)
The Midnight Gang Join the Midnight Gang gang of the hospital for the wildest night out. Tom gets admitted into the hospital after a gym class accident. The hospital staffs are mean. But that does not stop the kids who turn the ward into a comic-filled adventure zone at nightfall. The author wonderfully balances the comedy with real life pain.
Matilda by Roald Dahl is a classic that has entertained generations of children. Matilda is an intelligent girl with extraordinary powers. She is different from the rest of her family, and her parents do not understand her. Matilda expects school to be different. But there is this kid-haring and menacing headmistress – Miss Trunchbull. Read this charming story about how Matilda discovers her powers.
The Jungle Book: The Original Illustrated 1894 Edition by Rudyard Kipling is a must-read for all kids. This is the book with original illustrations that introduced the imagination of Kipling to a generation of readers. This edition includes illustrations that were drawn by Rudyard Kipling’s own father.
Max Meow Book 1: Cat Crusader is a laugh-out-loud, action-filled book. Max, a regular cat, turned into a superhero CAT CRUSADER by accident. Now Max and his best friend, scientist Mindy needs to save Kittyopolis from the evil Agent M and BIG BOSS.
Wild Sea Creatures: Sharks, Whales and Dolphins! (Wild Kratts) Go on an underwater adventure with Wild Kratts. Based on the popular animated show, this book is a mix of fiction and nonfiction. While the stories are fictional, it has enough educational facts about sea life for young readers.
50 Adventures in the 50 States is for the young explorers. This nonfiction book details adventure activities to do in every single state of the USA. The illustrations are beautiful, along with the geographical and natural facts of each location.
Vampires Don’t Wear Polka Dots is the first book from the popular series Adventures of the Bailey School Kids. The notorious third graders at Bailey Elementary school are tough to handle. All teachers have quit. But then comes Mrs. Jeepers, who is different than others. Read this humorous chapter book about how the new teacher manages her class.
Danger on the Reef from the Jake Maddox Adventure series about siblings Jasmine and Arjun. They stay in Fiji with their marine biologist parents. Read how they get into trouble while exploring the coral reefs around during a dive.
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee Read the funny adventure of Mr. Magee and his dog Dee as they had out on a sunny a day for a boat trip, with a picnic. However, their peace gets disturbed when a whale turns their boat. It is an enjoyable read with Extraordinary illustrations.
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure is an epic adventure book from the best-selling author Rowley Jefferson. Roland and his best friend- Garg the Barbarian, go on a quest to save Roland’s mom from the White Warlock. Read the hilariously imaginative exploration of the duo.
Codebreaking Activity Adventure is an activity book based on the Explorer Academy. Children get a chance to solve puzzles using ancient codes and ciphers in a particular order. The reward is an adventurous tour of the academy. Also, read about renowned scientists, explorers, conservationists.
Grades 6-8 (Middle Grades – Age 11-13 Years)
Island of the Blue Dolphins is a 1961 Newbery Medal Winner Book. Read how in the 1800s, an Indian girl spent 18 years alone on the island. It is the story of Karana’s quiet courage against loneliness, ferocious wild dogs, survival against scarcity of food, amongst others.
Point Blank is the 2nd book from the popular Alex Rider Adventure series. Alex is assigned to the case of a mysterious death, and he ends up hanging out with the students of an elite prep school for rebellious kids. But how did all the juvenile delinquents turn into well-behaved kids overnight? Alex is just about to find out.
The Inquisitor’s Tale is a Newbery Honor and Sydney Taylor Book Award-winning book. Read the story of three kids who were wanted by the king of France. Read about Jeanne, a peasant girl with visions of the future, William- a biracial young monk with superhuman strength, and Jacob- a Jewish boy who can heal the wounded and sick. This one is a gripping medieval tale.
Birding Adventures for Kids Explore the forests, backyard, or city, and learn about North America’s most popular songbirds. Twenty exciting games and activities, along with fascinating pictures and information – this book is a must on any field trip for kids.
Wilder Boys Jake and Taylor had been abandoned by their father as kids. Now at 13 and 11 years old, they decide to go searching for their father in the woods of Wyoming. Can they survive and succeed in the wild? They only have the old letters and journals of their father to help them.
The Adventures of Charlie Marley combines time travel adventure with history and sports. Join Charlie and his partners – Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Michael Jordan, Babe Zaharias, John Elway, and Mary Lou Retton. The travel gets exciting as the team tries to dodge the scariest teacher -Mrs. Cooper, time travel police, and other disturbing things in their way. The fast-paced action is appropriate for middle-schoolers.
Onyx Kids Adventures: Don’t Leave the Door Open Someone had left the door open of the Onyx House, and a mysterious foe walked in. What follows next is a crazy tale of adventures surrounding Onyx Kids and the Onyx Family. Also, check out other books from the series – involving crazy teachers, spooky creatures, and more. This easy chapter book is suitable for reluctant middle graders.
Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray Nikki is sent to the Genius Academy, the school for all geniuses of history. While she is still trying to adjust to the new place, her death ray gets stolen. Now she must team up with her fellow prodigies to save the world. The book is a mix of suspense, action, humor, messy tween situation. The characters are based on the real geniuses of the history.
Lockdown (Urban Outlaws) Hector stole the world’s most advanced computer virus. Now Jack and his team plan to stop Hector from using the deadly virus with the help of someone known as The Shepherd. The series is suitable for pre-teens and teens.