Kids Books with Karen – Minecraft

While you probably know that Minecraft is a Sandbox Video Game, did you know that some schools use Minecraft as a learning tool? And that Minecraft was originally called “Cave Game”? Almost a decade after its release (in 2011) the game play is still going strong. In fact, the Minecraft player count has reportedly hit 480 million! But don’t just play Minecraft, there are some great adventure filled Minecraft novels for you to read. As well as many survival guides. Why not try one of the following books or ebooks? Or you could get creative with some Minecraft recipes or craft. Or you could even combine your love of Minecraft with some LEGO fun. Below are a few ideas to get you started.

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Diary of a Minecraft Zombie

by Zack Zombie (fictitious character)

Have you ever wondered what life is like for a Minecraft zombie? This popular series of books began with  A Scare of a Dare (Book 1 in the series) and is currently up to Book 25, Mission Possible. Recommended for children from 7 years old, these books give insight into the life of a 12 year old Minecraft zombie. Zack Zombie has to deal with stuff that comes with being a tween zombie going to Minecraft Middle School. With the help of his human friend Steve, Zack learns valuable life lessons that help him deal with the challenges of zombie life. You’ll also get to meet Zombie’s friends, Creepy, Skelee and Slimey, as well as his annoying little brother, Wesley. Minecraft fans, even those who are reluctant readers, love these books!

Minecraft: The Island

by Max Brooks.

This is the first official Minecraft novel. There are currently six books in this official series, and the first four are all available as eBooks that you can borrow from home. Each book is stand alone and written by a different author. In The Island, a nameless protagonist freaks out when he finds himself inside the Minecraft video game. In order to survive he has to learn how this strange pixelated world works and so begins the adventure of his life! He has to deal with strange Creeper creatures, giant spiders, armed skeletons, hot lava and zombies. And his best friend is a cow named Moo! Will he be able to survive all the perils on this island of blocks and cubes?


Minecraft Guide to Survival

This bestseller is the revised and updated edition of Guide to Exploration. Everything you need to know to stay alive in the Overworld can be found in this official Minecraft guide. With danger lurking around every corner this guide will help you to stay alive. Learn how to find resources, craft equipment and protect yourself from hostile mobs. With insider information and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive, fully illustrated guide to survive and thrive for new and brave adventurers. This guide is recommended for new Minecrafters.

Minecraft Craft

Three crafty ideas to try at home.

Minecraft Recipes

Three real food recipe ideas to try at home.

Minecraft and LEGO

Combine your love of Minecraft and LEGO with these block builder ideas.

Create your own Stop Motion Animation. This one, by Galactic Brix, is LEGO Minecraft Survival Day 13.

Did You Know?

LibraryCraft is a free Minecraft Java edition server with multiple worlds connected by portals to allow for various styles of gameplay. It is supported by public libraries in Western Australia for 7 to 17 year old Minecrafters.  Head to the website for all the details, including monthly competitions with prizes.