What are the best action and adventure books for kids?

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    #1Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and the Titan's Curse

    Percy Jackson and The Titan's Curse is the third book in Rick Riordan's Greek mythology-based fantasy adventure series for children and teens. It was originally published in 2009. It is about Percy trying to hold off an ancient curse.

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    José Antonio Camacho
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is my favorite Percy Jackson book. A great series of books, good for children and teens to read. It has a lot of action and mystery and even little bits of humor. I would like to see them make a movie about this book some time. Also, this book is a good look at Greek Mythology in a different way."
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    #2The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Son of Neptune, the second book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on a dazed Percy Jackson who remembers nothing of his past, a revived Hazel Levesque, and a clumsy Frank Zhang. 
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    Matthew Gray
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Kids can seemingly not put down the books in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, and this book is no exception. These books will entice even the most hesitant reader. My only word of advice would not be to necessarily buy this particular book first, as it does not come first in chronological order in terms of the narrative laid out in the series."
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    #3The Demigod Files

    The Demigod Files

    The Demigod Files (A Percy Jackson and the Olympians Guide) is a fantasy book by Rick Riordan. Published in 2009, The Demigod Files is a collection of short stories related to The Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series. 

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    Leonardo Zamudio
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This solution is a very good idea, and this seems to be a very good story. A lot of other people highly rated this story and seem to really like it. "
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    #4Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet is the first book in Brian's Saga by written by Gary Paulsen which tells the tale of 13-year-old Brian Robeson who finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness after the plane he was riding on his way to visit his father crashes. 

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    Edward Weber
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Hatchet (Brian's Saga Book 1) is a pretty cool little book for the tween crowd that enjoys books like the hunger games and percy jackson this is a must have for any avid child reader."
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    #5The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Catherine Austin
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a great book that is great for kids and adults alike. Many people already know and love the movies but the books are where its all at. "
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    #6The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles)

    The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles)
    Magical siblings Carter and Sadie Kane return in The Throne of Fire, the second book of the Kane Chronicles. In this book, the kids must beat an ancient monster, but the only god that can help them is the one god who's been missing for a long while.

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    Jason Harris
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This seems like a nice suitable book for children. This seems like a solid book based on reviews. The pricing is generous and everything seems to fit in regards to the topic given."
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    #7The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)

    The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)
    Carter and Sadie were reunited by their father Julius for a research experiment, but it unleashed a result far more terrifying than Julius ever wanted. An ancient dangerous god is awakening, and the siblings can only stop him by discovering and embracing their lineage.
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    Johnny Hayes
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Red Pyramid is a wonderful work and adventure book for kids. It can be found at most major retailers. The book is packed with a rather intense story and action."
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    #8The Secret of the Great Red Spot

    The Secret of the Great Red Spot
    The Secret of the Great Red Spot is the first book in The Jupiter Chronicles series. It is written by Leonardo Ramirez and was first published in 2015. This science-fiction book is ideal for 3rd grade and above.
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    Helen Rios
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I would love to have this book."
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    #9The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book

    The Jungle Book is a classic adventure novel by Indian-born British writer Rudyard Kipling. It is a collection of stories about a boy named Mowgli and his adventures with his jungle friends, including Baloo the bear.

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    Roberto Carrera
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "All aged people love this Jungle Book story. "
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    #10The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) is a young-adult novel by Rick Riordan. It follows the adventure of the demigod Percy Jackson. The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians book series.
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    Raymundo Gálvez
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "In this second adventure in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, Percy and his friends travel to the Sea of Monsters encountering many dangers along the way. In all, there are five books in this series, which is designed for children in middle school. Lots of adventure to fuel your child's imagination."
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    #11The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Lost Hero, the first book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on three new demigods: Jason, Piper, and Leo who go on a journey with their newly discovered powers to look for a lost hero and fulfill a long-awaited prophecy.

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    Sharon Zhao
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "My daughter absolutely loves the Heroes of Olympus books, and The Lost Hero (the first book in the series) is one of her favorite books of all time. I did read the book myself, and I thought it was just okay, but I also realize that I am out of touch with what today's kids are really interested in reading. I would highly recommend this book based on my daughter's opinion."
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    #12The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    Battle of the Labyrinth, the fourth book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy and his demigod friends braved a vast and dangerous maze to save Camp Half-Blood from an expected attack from the Titan Kronos. 

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    Douglas Nichols
    Written on May 12, 2018
    ""The Battle of the Labyrinth" is a solid continuation of the Percy Jackson series, for both long-time fans and first-time readers. People who are new to the series might want to pick up one of the first three books first, as they will better introduce the characters and the setting. The mixture of Greek mythology and modern drama might help get younger readers into the classic stories that inspired the series as well."
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    #13The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Last Olympian, the last book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy trained to fulfill his destiny and lead the heroes in protecting Mount Olympus against the Titan King, Kronos.


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    Randy Bryant
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This has an edge of mythology to it but is still a great adventure book."
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    #14Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    César Correa
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This is a great read. It is for readers of all ages."
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    #15The Dragon Dreamer

    The Dragon Dreamer

    The Dragon Dreamer by J.S Burke is a fantasy adventure novel published in 2014. This book follows the story of a dragon named Arak as he leaves his clan to go on an adventure to prove his worth and power.

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    Madison Santos
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The synopsis seem to be enthralling and it makes you want to read the book and jump into the world of fantasy. i would definitely want to read this book."
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    #16The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse)

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse)

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle is a children's adventure book written by Beverly Cleary, Newbery Medal awardee. In this first book of Ralph S. Mouse Series, Ralph the mouse rides a motorcycle toy to explore the world outside.

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    Barbara Williamson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "I was looking for the best action and adventure books that kids could read. The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse) was a book recommended to me. It was a fun read for my kid."
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    #17The Adventures of Nanny Piggins

    The Adventures of Nanny Piggins
    The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R.A. Spratt is a children's story about a pig who responds to Mr. Green's Nanny Wanted sign for his three children. This book also features illustrations by Dan Santat.
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    Guillermo Vázquez
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The Adventures of Nanny Piggins a book. People who like childrens books may like this item."
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    #18His Original Adventure (Flat Stanley)

    His Original Adventure (Flat Stanley)

    Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and Macky Pamintuan, a children's fantasy book, features a boy Stanley who becomes an inch thick after a bulletin board falls on him. This book features colorful illustrations suitable for children.

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    Brian Larson
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This seems like a nice books for the kids!"
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    #19The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Diana Rodriguez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "this in my opinion is a really good reading choice for kids , i read this a few years ago that was my third time and everytime it makes me feel like a kid again is really entertaining and it makes you feel like you are part of the story , this is really good book for teenages and kids so i really recommend getting this for your nephew or son "
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    #20The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)
    The Two Towers is the second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in November 1954. It is about the war instigated by Saruman the White, ruler of Isengard.
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    #21Percy Jackson and the Olympians

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a pentalogy of fantasy books by Rick Riordan. It follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, and his friends as they go on quests to save the human world from a war between Greek gods.
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    Albert Fisher
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Percy Jackson and the Olympians is one of the best action and adventure books for kids. It is a great take of friendship and adventure. These two get into all sorts of mischief but come out on top. If you have a young kid that loves adventure books, get them this one to read!"
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    #22The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    Timothy Guzman
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "A classic tale of middle earth dwellers. This is the novel that started it all! Read this and fall in love with these mythical creatures all over again. Great stuff!!!"
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    #23The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic series, The Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in Great Britain in 1954 and has been adapted into a world-famous film.
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    Joan Ortiz
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is an absolute classic and must read even if only watched the movie. My son loved it and didn't want to put it down. "
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    #24The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King is the third and final part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. It was originally published on October 20, 1955. It is about Frodo and his journey inside Mordor.

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    Lawrence Washington
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "What an amazing book (and series of books)! I read these the first time when I was 6 or 7 and all that wonder is still here 20 years later. These things are classics for a reason, and they're even better than the also amazing movies. Everyone needs to read it at least once."
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    #25The Drift (A Hans Larsson Novel)

    The Drift (A Hans Larsson Novel)

    The Drift (A Hans Larsson Novel Book 1) is a Literature, Fiction, Action, Adventure novel written by Chris Thrall. It was published April 7, 2016 by Serf Books Ltd.

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    Carol Murphy
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book includes a lot of adventure, but I would not consider it to be a kids book at all. Even on it's own, The Drift written by Chris Thrall, is nothing to write home about."
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    #26The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

    The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm

    The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm is a standalone young adult science fiction novel written by Nancy Farmer which is about a group of three children who go get kidnapped. 

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    Susan Banks
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Well, it's a bit predictable. But I think that's the point, kids can easily remember the story line and then begin to process the words that go along with the story!"
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    #27The Honest Truth

    The Honest Truth
    The Honest Truth is a young adult fiction novel written by Dan Gemeinhart which centers on Mark who flees his home with his camera, notebook and dog to reach the top of the Mount Rainier.
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    Eric Carroll
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is a very emotional story about a boy with cancer who runs away with his dog to climb a mountain. Along the way he meets good people and bad people. Ultimately he gets to the mountain and realizes he wants to live and see his family."
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    #28The Secret of Terror Castle (The Three Investigators)

    The Secret of Terror Castle (The Three Investigators)

    The Secret of Terror Castle is the first book in the young adult mystery series The Three Investigators written by Robert Arthur which is centers on three male friends who decide to launch their own investigative agency from their home base. 

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    Julia Freeman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I recently re-read this book. It still holds up after all of these years. The same sort of thrill that I experienced reading his book and exploring along with the three main characters was present still. It's the perfect book for kids because it's got adventure, mystery, friendship and a little bit of spooky for good measures."
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    #29Doll Bones

    Doll Bones

    Doll Bones is a standalone young adult adventure novel written by Holly Black which follows the story of three friends Zach, Poppy, and Alice. This book has won the 2014 Newbery Honor Medal.

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    Lawrence Newman
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Great adventure book with amazing characters and a well written story. Your kid will be immersed in the world and I recommend they read it."
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    #30The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys)

    The Tower Treasure (Hardy Boys)

    The Tower Treasure is the first book in the young adult adventure series Hardy Boys written by Franklin W. Dixon which follows the adventures of Frank and Joe Hardy.

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Best What are the best action and adventure books for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Percy Jackson and the Titan's CurseBooks 38 Paid
2The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)Books 35 Paid
3The Demigod FilesBooks 30 Paid
4Hatchet (Brian's Saga)Books 28 Paid
5The HobbitBooks 23 Paid
6The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles)Books 23 Paid
7The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)Books 22 Paid
8The Secret of the Great Red SpotBooks 20 Paid
9The Jungle BookBooks 19 Paid
10The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 18 Paid
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