New Minecraft books are being published all the time. It’s pretty exciting for my family because I have six Minecraft fans! Whether your child is struggling to get interested in reading or just looking for more books to devour, we’ve pulled together an incredible list of Minecraft books kids will love and today we updated it for 2019 with the most recent books and links.
Our Minecraft Books List
Below is a comprehensive list of Minecraft books which should help you find a book for any child. We’ve got fiction, non-fiction, how-to, craft books, coloring books, and more. I hope this list is as much a blessing for you as it is for me.
If you know of any additional Minecraft books OR have a personal story to share about how finding books to your child’s interests helped them love reading – please tell me your story in the comments!
Since Minecraft has changed drastically since it was conceived and subsequently purchased by Microsoft, its important to get the most recent guide books possible. We chose Minecraft guides written by the development team so the information comes straight from the source and contains insider secrets.
This set of four Minecraft guides is official from Mojang and fairly new – published in 2018. They detail everything you need to know about red stone, the nether, the end game, exploring, creative worlds and more!
You can also get the Official Guide To Enchantments and Potions from the Mojang team published in 2018.
We Want Our Kids Reading! Am I right? I would much, much rather see my kids with their noses in a book than having noses in electronics all the time. But if we can’t get them interested in reading or can’t provide an endless supply of books for those voracious readers, we lose them to the screens.
My nine-year-old, in particular, is struggling with reading. He’s doing okay – but it is hard for him and it takes forever, so he doesn’t think that books are any fun. A few weeks ago, he actually came to me and asked “Mommy – are there any books about Minecraft?” And of course – I was ALL OVER that one. I got one for the Kindle right away.
But he wants to hold a book in his hand, not read on the Kindle. It was important to him that I listened to his request, got him some physical books that were “just his” and were on subjects that he was interested in (Minecraft and Ninjas for example). I’m trying to foster a love of reading in this boy – so I want to work with his interests and preferences as much as possible!
Related: Want more Minecraft ideas for Learning? Check out our 31 Day series! Learning with Minecraft
Get started with this fun series – the unofficial diaries of Minecraft characters:
- Diary Of an Adventurous Creeper
- Minecraft: Diary of a Minecraft Wolf
- Here’s a whole set of nine books The Complete Baby Zeke – Diary of a Chicken Jockey.
- Diary Of A Minecraft Enderman Ninja Box set! Nine Books
- Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book
- Diary of a Minecraft Warrior Villager book set
- Diary of a Minecraft Teenage Zombie Villager
- The Diary of Skeleton Steve – book set.
More Fiction for Minecraft Fans!
Herobrine: The Complete Collection — a massive a 17 book set with the true Herobrine story.
Minecraft: The Island — An Official Minecraft Novel
Quest for the Golden Apple – an unofficial graphic novel
Minecraft: The Crash — An Official Minecraft Novel
This one’s great for younger kids – short stories! Minecraft Books for Kids: Collection of Amusing Minecraft Short Stories for Children. And its from 2019 – so brand new stuff!
Reading Success for Minecrafters Grades 1 and 2. Its kind of like fiction and a workbook rolled into one. The kids will love it!
Minecraft Coloring Books and Activity Books
Minecraft Math Coloring Book – Calculate and Color
Coloring Book for Minecrafters: 30 Designs for Kids and Adults
Amazing Activity Book for Minecrafters – Puzzles, games, and dot-to-dots
Minecraft Crafting Books
The Official Minecraft Handbook set comes in really handy as your child is trying to figure out how all the fun things in Minecraft work.
Unofficial Minecraft crafting books can still be very useful for those who want the fast track to mastering Minecraft. These books can also be useful for Moms who are learning to play Minecraft to spend time with their kids, but (come on, admit it) might have a slower learning curve when it comes to these new-fangled sandbox gaming experiences.
300 Minecraft Tricks: Tips, Tricks, and Strategies by Steve Block
Beginner’s Minecraft Guide to Exploration, Survival, and Crafting: the ultimate Minecraft handbook from beginning to end.
Hacks for Minecrafters: Master Builder this was the only 2019 tips and tricks book I found and it promises to teach you Tips and Tricks That Other Guides Won’t Teach You
100 things you didn’t know about Minecraft!: Minecraft tips and tricks (from 2018)
Minecraft Books for Kids who like to Create
I’ve got some kids who are more likely to get off the screens and into books if those books are going to help them create something or draw something. These kids are makers and builders and we’ve got a list of books just for them.
Sketchbook for Minecrafters – how to draw all the Minecrafty things.
How to Draw for Minecrafters, An Unofficial Guide, because at my house, drawing all the things (off screens) is second only to crafting all the things (on screens) so I thought this was a necessary addition to the list.
Craft Projects for Minecraft and Pixel Art Fans by Design Originals
Coding with Minecraft: Build Taller, Farm Faster — for kids
The Build Planner for Minecraft (unofficial graph paper notebook)