Books for Little Kids Who Love Adventure

Do you have children who love to explore? Rope them into reading with these books with adventurous characters.
By Amy Mascott
Jul 04, 2016



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Jul 04, 2016

As parents, we know that often our kids’ interests are clear from the time they can crawl.

Children tend to lean toward the schedule they prefer, the things that give them comfort and joy, and the triggers that set them off very early in the game. It’s our job as parents to do what we can to support our children’s interests with books and learning opportunities from the get-go.

So what if you have an adventurer or explorer on your hands? A child who always tends take the long way around, instead of the shorter, more direct route? A child who thinks big, is always up for trying new things, and loves to live a little on the edge?

Do you have explorer children in your family? Rope them into reading with these books with adventurous characters

Adventure Annie Goes to Kindergarten by Toni Buzzeo

Adventure on Klickitat Island by Hillary Horder Hippely

Meanwhile... by Jules Feiffer

The Day the Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann

The Trucker by Brenda & Mark Weatherby

Lost! A Story in String by Paul Fleischmann

The Secret Shortcut by Mark Teague

Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta

Maxwell’s Mountain by Shari Becker

What other books should we add to our list? We’d love to know! Share your ideas on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on twitter @teachmama and let’s continue the conversation!

Featured Photo Credit: © Paz Ruiz Luque/iStockphoto

Check out bloggers Amy Mascott and Allie McDonald's book, Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips for Helping Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love for Reading. Get expert advice and learn new strategies for your young readers.




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