How We Got Our Minecraft Obsessed Child to Read

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Minecraft Books – How We Got Our Minecraft Obsessed Child to Read 

Getting Your Child to Read Minecraft Books

Do you have problems getting your Minecraft child to read? We say Minecraft child because OMG these kids live and breathe Minecraft. 

Here’s the deal. Over the summer, we had hit our limit on screen time. The weather is hot, we want the kids to play or do SOMETHING besides sit in front of the screens and play Minecraft. We headed to the local bookstore to let the kids choose a book to read. Talk about epic fail. The younger boys threw a fit. They didn’t want to read, they hated books. They didn’t want anything to do with it. That was until our older son showed them a book. 

That’s right, we were able to encourage our kids to read with a Minecraft book. Would we love our kids to be reading the classics? Sure! Is it going to happen? Most likely not until they are forced to in school. 

Minecraft Books - Get Your Child to Read We purchased our 7-year-old son a Minecraft Guide Book. He loves to read it and then when he does have screen time, he uses it to figure things out. This is a great way to encourage learning thru Minecraft. If the kids are going to sit playing Minecraft for hours on end, it’s great to know that the game and book are encouraging him to read, learn and to figure things out. You know, so his mind doesn’t become total mush!

If you are having a problem peeling your child away from Minecraft – try out the Minecraft books. They are nothing amazing as far as writing goes, but you know what? Our kids love it. When we are having a no screen time day, or at night before bed – they are reading their Minecraft books. If they can’t play Minecraft, what’s the second best thing? Reading about Minecraft!

Best Minecraft Books for Young Readers

Here are several Minecraft books for young readers. Our youngest son is not a great reader (yet.) He is still young, but he seriously tries to read these books which is huge! Especially since the books we have are not picture books. 

BONUS: These make GREAT birthday gifts!

 Minecraft: Handbook Ultimate Secrets Handbook: The Ultimate Minecraft Secret Book. Minecraft Game Tips & Tricks, Hints and Secrets. (Minecraft Books) Minecraft: Guide to Creative Ultimate Minecraft Secrets: An Unofficial Guide to Minecraft Tips, Tricks and Hints You May Not Know Minecraft: The Island: A Novel Minecraft: Redstone Handbook (Updated Edition): An Official Mojang Book Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 1: A Scare of A Dare (Volume 1) Diary of a Farting Creeper: Book 1: Why Does the Creeper Fart When He Should Explode? (Volume 1) Minecraft: Guide to Exploration Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 2: Bullies and Buddies (Volume 2) Minecraft: The Complete Handbook Collection Minecraft: Construction Handbook (Updated Edition): An Official Mojang Book The Gameknight999 Box Set: Six Unofficial Minecrafter’s Adventures! The Quest: The Untold Story of Steve, Book One (The Unofficial Minecraft Adventure Short Stories): The Tale of a Hero (Volume 1) Minecraft: Combat Handbook (Updated Edition): An Official Mojang Book Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress: An Official Mojang Book The Curse of Herobrine: The Ultimate Minecraft Comic Book Volume 1 Minecraft: Guide to Redstone Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 3: When Nature Calls (Volume 3) The Friendly Creeper Diaries (Book 1): The Creeper Village (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 – 12 (Preteen) (Volume 1) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 6: Zombie Goes To Camp (An Unofficial Minecraft Book) The Quest for the Diamond Sword: An Unofficial Gamer’s Adventure, Book One Diary of a Minecraft Wimpy Zombie Book 1: First Day of Middle School (An Unofficial Minecraft Book) (Volume 1) Stinky Steve: Book One – A Minecraft Mishap (Volume 1) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 5: School Daze (Volume 5) The Unofficial Gamer’s Adventure Series Box Set: Six Thrilling Stories for Minecrafters Diary of a Minecraft Creeper Book 1 – Creeper Life Diary of a Minecraft Steve the Warrior Book 2: (books for kids) (Minecraft Steve the Warrior Collection) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 7: Zombie Family Reunion (An Unofficial Minecraft Book) The Carnival of Doom (Book 1): The Angry Ghost (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 -12) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 11: Insides Out (An Unofficial Minecraft Book) Minecraft: Diary of a Minecraft Ender Dragon: Legendary Minecraft Diary. An Unnoficial Minecraft Book for Kids Age 6 12 (Minecraft Diary of a Wimpy, Books For Kids Ages 4-6, 6-8, 9-12) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 8: Back To Scare School (An Unofficial Minecraft Book) Minecraft: Creative Handbook: The Ultimate Minecraft Building Book. Best Minecraft Construction, Structures and Creations. (Minecraft Books) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Villager Book 1: Basement Blast (An Unofficial Minecraft Diary Book) (Volume 1) The Villager Detective Diaries (Book 1): Missing Chickens An Unofficial Minecraft Diary Book for Kids Ages 9 – 12 (Preteen) (Volume 1) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 9: Zombie’s Birthday Apocalypse (An Unofficial Minecraft Book) Steve’s New Neighbors (Book 1): Steveville (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 – 12 (Preteen) (Volume 1) The Valiant Wolf’s Diaries (Book 4): Night Monsters (An Unofficial Minecraft Book for Kids Ages 9 – 12 (Preteen) (Diary of a Valiant Wolf) (Volume 4) Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Book 10 – One Bad Apple (An Unofficial Minecraft Book)


Have your kids read any Minecraft books? What are their favorites? Leave a comment below. 

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