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.
Related: Want more Minecraft ideas for Learning? Check out our 31 Day series! Learning with Minecraft
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!
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!
Get started with this fun series by Alan Brian – the unofficial diaries of Minecraft characters:
- Diary Of A Minecraft Creeper: An Unofficial Minecraft Story
- Minecraft: Diary of a Heroic Minecraft Wolf (An Unofficial Minecraft Book) By Alan Brian
- Diary Of A Minecraft Enderman By Alan Brian
- Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of A Dare (Volume 1) By Alan Brian
- Diary Of The Legendary Ender Dragon By Alan Brian
- Diary of a Wimpy Villager: Book 2 (An unofficial Minecraft book) By Alan Brian
- Diary of a Wimpy Villager: Volume 1 By Alan Brian
Minecraft: Battle at Creeper Fields – A Minecraft Novel by Mari Cinco
Diary of a Minecraft Village Volume 3: Books 9 Thru 12 by Roger Stimpy
Minecraft Coloring Books
Minecraft Coloring Book For Kids by Speedy Publishing LLC
Stampy Cat Coloring Book: Minecraft Adventures by Gameplay Publishing
The Big Book of Minecraft Coloring and Activity Book by Netherbooks
Minecraft Crafting Books
These official Mojang books come in really handy as your child is trying to figure out how all the fun things in Minecraft work.
- Try this: Minecraft: Construction Handbook
- Minecraft: Combat Handbook
- Start Here: Minecraft: Essential Handbook
- Minecraft: Redstone Handbook
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.
Minecraft: Master Handbook by Tony Williams
Minecraft: Blockopedia by Wiltshire
AWESOME Traps to Trick Players and Mobs by Minecraft Books
Ultimate Potions Handbook by G. M. Joey
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.
How to Draw: Minecraft World DrawMate because at my house, drawing all the things(off screens) is second only to crafting all the things (on screens).
Amazing Minecraft Activity Book (Volume 1) by Gameplay Publishing
Design Originals Craft Projects for Minecraft by Design Originals
Super Awesome Minecraft Activity Book by Minecraft Library
Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies by Sarah Guthals
Amazing Minecraft Activity Book (Volume 2) by Gameplay Publishing
Want more Minecraft ideas for Learning? Check out our 31 Day series!