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10 Best Minecraft Books for Kids

1st April 2019

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I wonder how many of you have spent this weekend like I have, negotiating with your kids as to how much time they spend doing the things that they want to do (playing Minecraft) verses what you'd like them to be doing (reading, playing with all those untouched toys in the cupboard, spontaneously undertaking a science experiment without any adult help, baking, making a life-size rocket out of discarded household objects...), ok ok who am I kidding, I'd be happy with pretty much anything which doesn't involve screen time. 

So I can understand why it might seem counter-intuitive to be recommending children's books about Minecraft. Surely this will encourage them to play more Minecraft, right? Well, rather surprisingly, no. Not unless you can suddenly acquire extra hours in the day (in which case where do I sign up?!) then I've found that far from increasing time spent on Minecraft, getting your Minecraft fan, a book about Minecraft, seems to actually have no other effect than to increase the time they spend reading. With enthusiasm. As in, I don't even have to nag them to read. They, gulp, seem to actually WANT to read. Who knew?

Embarrassingly, it's the piece of advice I most often give to parents of reluctant readers. Find something they're interested in (in my case mostly football and unicorns) and browse books with said child (in a bookshop or in a library) until something catches their eye. So let's all of us put down our book snobbery for a moment and embrace a brand which understands that a) there's no better way for a child to learn about a subject than through a book and b) that games and books can happily coexist together. Happy parent AND happy child. Win. Win. 

If you want to give this a try, here are our favourites below (and a few new books coming out this year I've got my eye on)...

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1. Minecraft Survival Sticker Book

The only official sticker book created in collaboration with Mojang!

Take your first steps into the Overworld, and learn all about the perils that await with this official Mojang activity book, filled with survival tips, secret tricks and hundreds of stickers.

Discover which hostile mobs are best avoided, learn how to build an epic base, and find out where to locate the best blocks and items by completing the exciting activities inside. With so much to do, there's enough to keep young Minecrafters busy for hours!

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2. Minecraft The Nether and the End Sticker Book

Brave the perilous Nether and End dimensions and learn all about the dangers that await you with this official Mojang sticker book.

Discover which items you'll need to take with you, how to deal with the terrifying hostile mobs you'll encounter and where to look for naturally generated structures and loot by completing the activities inside.

It's packed with tips, tricks and hundreds of stickers for younger Minecraft fans.

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3. Minecraft Guide to Enchantments and Potions

In Minecraft, danger lurks around every corner and you'll need powerful tools and equipment if you want to survive.

The official Minecraft Guide to Enchantments and Potions will teach you how to improve your chances of survival. You'll learn how to enchant your tools, weapons and armour with the right effect for every dangerous situation, and discover how to brew all manner of potions to improve your performance and to weaken your opponents. And once you're an enchantments and potions expert, you'll discover how to build an impressive magic tower where you can put your newfound skills to good use.

With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive guide to sorcery in Minecraft.

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4. Minecraft Guide to Creative

Get into Creative Mode with this official Minecraft book from Mojang.

Learn the finer points of architecture, art and other creative disciplines with Minecraft Guide to Creative, and put theory into practice to build incredible constructions in Minecraft.

Find out how to combine colours and textures to create different themes, devise intricate plans for complex builds, and discover secret hacks to use blocks in clever ways.

With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive guide to creating in Minecraft.

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5. Minecraft Guide to Exploration

The mysterious world of Minecraft is just waiting to be explored. But danger lurks around every corner and survival can prove difficult for even the bravest adventurer.

The official Minecraft Guide to Exploration from Mojang will help you to survive and thrive. You'll learn how to find resources, craft equipment and protect yourself from hostile mobs. Discover which biomes to avoid when starting out, how to build a mob-proof shelter and where to look for naturally-generated structures laden with loot.

With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive guide to exploration and survival in Minecraft.

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6. Minecraft Guide to Farming

In Survival mode you're constantly in need of food and other useful items. You can find all these things on your travels, but a true survivor knows the importance of setting up their own farming systems.

The official Minecraft Guide to Farming will teach you about every aspect of farming, from basic crop farming and animal breeding to setting up mob grinder farms to collect rare drops.

With the help of this guide you'll be completely self-sufficient in no time.

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7. Minecraft Guide to PVP Minigames

When it comes to making minigames for Minecraft, the only limit is your imagination.

The official Minecraft Guide to PVP Minigames is full of inspiring games for you to recreate in your own world. Whether you prefer non-PVP combat games like arrow golf and elytra ace or games that let you battle other players like spleef and sky wars, there's something for everyone.

With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive guide to PVP Minigames for Minecraft.

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8. Minecraft Guide to Redstone

Learn the art of redstone and become a master engineer with the Minecraft Guide to Redstone, and put theory into practice to construct intricate contraptions in Minecraft.

Pick up the basics of the redstone components and their uses, discover how to make working circuits, and create incredibly complex builds using your new skills.

With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive guide to engineering in Minecraft.

Minecraft is a multi-platform block-based gaming sensation available on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and mobile devices. Whether you're in Creative, Survival or Hardcore Mode, the official Mojang-approved Minecraft books contain all the advice you need to survive and thrive.

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9. Minecraft Guide to The Nether and the End

Now that you've mastered the Overworld, the time has come to brave the perilous Nether and End dimensions. But survival will be even more difficult here and you'll need to up your game if you want to make it back to the Overworld in one piece.

The official Minecraft Guide to the Nether and the end will help you survive as you navigate new terrain, discover new hostile mobs and attempt to collect unique materials. Learn how to kill fire-resistant mobs in the Nether and repurpose Nether fortresses, then master the art of defeating the ender dragon and explore the outer islands of the End dimension.

With insider info and tips from the experts at Mojang, this is the definitive guide to exploration and survival in Minecraft.

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10. Minecraft The Ultimate Construction Collection Gift Box

Perfect for celebrating Minecraft's 2018 Year of Building, this official Minecraft Gift Box is packed with everything you need to know about Creative Mode.

This official Minecraft Gift Box contains three creative-themed guides that cover how to get the most from Creative mode, including all the how to's you'll need and step-by-step guides to a range of awesome builds. Plus it comes with two press-out models and a poster! Perfect for Minecraft fans aged 7+.

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