Since 2019, Mojang has released a series of official Minecraft books, giving fans the chance to explore new worlds with characters ranging from adventurers to endermen! Most Minecraft books are stories in their own right (although some continue in their own series), so it's easy to jump anywhere in the library of titles.
Most of the books are written for a young audience, so they're perfect for kids' summer reading, and adult Minecraft fans will love the quick, fun, and accessible stories. Dive deeper into Minecraft than ever before with any or all of the Official Minecraft Books!
16Minecraft : Crashes
There is one thing that should be corrected in the Minecraft book and that is Minecraft knowledge! Unfortunately, The Crash contains several scenes that are inaccurate representations of the Minecraft world to advance the story or set certain lines. These scenes effectively distract the reader from the story if they have more than a basic understanding of Minecraft.
Another big problem with this book is its premise. The story begins with a young girl who is in a car accident as she waves a cell phone at her friend's face while crossing an intersection. The book then includes the themes of growing up, acting less irresponsibly, and coping with loss, but really? First, who will? Looks like the local news is going to make it up and call it a "scary teen trend." Even if the hint is ignored, the reader is left with the fact that this character caused the disaster through extreme carelessness, and is only to blame for having a weird Minecraft night coma? Due to Minecraft's inaccuracies and strange plot morality, this is not a good read for Minecraft fans.
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15 Minecraft: Chronicle of the Wooden Sword
Minecraft: Woodsword Chronicles is Mojang's attempt to write a book in the style of Diary of a Wimpy Kid . It is fully illustrated and has large borders with plenty of room for characters. However, this is one of the few chapters for Mojang early readers.
The storyline is a simple "stuck in the game" scenario where a group of friends use their Minecraft knowledge to get back to the real world. It's entertaining for little ones, but it's hard to imagine it being enjoyed by older viewers because the plot is simple, weak, and without surprises. For the fans who ended up loving this book, there are actually 6 chapters in the entire series, which makes for a lot of reading material!
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14 Minecraft: Lost Magazine
Despite a slightly darker premise than many other Minecraft books, Minecraft: The Lost Journals is one of the quickest and easiest books to read. After hearing the sad story of how the two main characters got over the loss, its content is quite light and has very little tension as compared to other novels.
This is an important distinction because while it's not one of the best Minecraft books out there, it's still a good summer reading option for elementary school students. Writing is always hard enough for your target audience, even if the content isn't. On the other hand, the whole story takes place in Minecraft with two villagers!
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13 Minecraft: The Vault Experience
This is another weird Minecraft book where the game isn't as important as what happens outside of the game. The story follows a young girl who has a new school year coming up just after her best friend leaves gone. While there's a lot to love about this story, whose themes revolve around growing up and making new friends, many plot points feel forced and unrealistic.
One thing that makes Minecraft: The Haven Trials different is that it takes place in Nigeria. There aren't many books for children or adults that deal with the daily life of Nigerians and it's always nice to see and hear from an international perspective. Overall, this is a good book for intermediate level children. New Minecraft fans will enjoy it more than most, but older fans may prefer to ignore it altogether.
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12 Minecraft: Tales from Beyond
Families that play together stay together, and there's something for everyone in Minecraft Stories from the Overworld for families. Tragically short, this collection of graphic novels covers stories ranging from one-page sketches to full-length sketches. As a collection, each story has its own style, its own style, its point of view. This leads to some very interesting stories, some of which are supposed to be comical and some of which are less interesting.
The stories range from average to much better, so it's truly a book that can be passed on between siblings or even between parents. Childless Minecraft fans may not find this volume interesting, although due to its extremely short length and low price, it can be saved by simply adding it to your Minecraft book collection.
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11 Minecraft: Shipwreck
Most readers agree that Minecraft: Shipwreck is a great book. Unfortunately, whether this is a good Minecraft book is debatable. The story centers on a boy who has just moved (again) to a new town as he teams up with two unlikely friends to solve a mystery in a community centre. They do this by logging into secret Minecraft servers together and forming friendships.
And that brings us to the core of this book's problem: It's like a mid-level non-Minecraft book. That means it's a great story about coping with change, coping with loss, and appreciating what you have. However, this also means that there are fewer Minecraft scenes than the real thing. Overall, this is a great read for fans of the books, but those looking for a Minecraft saga should probably choose a different story.
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10 Minecraft: Zombies!
Released last summer , Minecraft: Zombies! is one of the last books published by Mojang, with a sequel to be released in 2023. The story tells of a young girl who is trying to cure her younger brother, who has been bitten by a zombie. Many Minecraft players are familiar with healing zombie villagers, so they know exactly what this mission is like! It's not just up to the villagers; she manages to convince the adventurer to help her save her brother.
Minecraft: Zombies, full of action with lots of comedy! an easy-to-read mid-range book about courage and family ties. Most adults probably won't enjoy it as much as Minecraft's fast-paced adventure, but the target audience of 5th and 6th graders will find plenty to enjoy here.
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9Minecraft : Dragons
This book has a very promising premise about an ender dragon who grew up in a village. The main character, Zetta, is a potions master who is just trying to protect his village from mobs when he finds a dragon egg. Of course he should try to hide it, but what will he do when the dragon gets too big to hide it? And will he eat them all instead of protecting them?
This story doesn't really involve a big epic adventure, instead it focuses on the characters dealing with baby dragons. While intermediate readers will appreciate this, many older readers may find that the characters are quiet, which definitely affects the reading experience. However, the main storyline is so strong that Ender Dragon fans should love it again.
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8 Minecraft: Wither Without You Volume 1
Wither Without You is one of the official Mojang Minecraft comic series and a rare PO title. The story follows two brothers who have to save their mentor with the help of another teenager with strange powers. The art is very detailed but manages to have that interesting element that solidifies it as a graphic novel PO.
Aside from the artistic quality, this comic is also hilarious! The dialogue and visual humor are clearly based on current Minecraft gameplay and the characters have fun dynamics. Apart from these compliments, the humor is a little strange for younger readers. While most Minecraft books are for grades 4-6, Wither Without You is aimed at something closer to grades 7-9 and is sure to appeal to adults as well.
But kids can't have everything, so teenagers and adults alike should take this opportunity to get a very interesting insight into Minecraft comics!
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7 Minecraft Dungeons: Rise of the Archillager
As the name suggests, Rise of the Arch-Illager focuses on Minecraft dungeons rather than the main game. Follow the life of Archie, a villager persecuted and rejected by his tribe as he rises to power and becomes the ultimate villain in Minecraft Dungeons: The Villagers!
Classic hero-villain story. Writer Matt Forbeck does a great job of making Archie likeable despite his evil streak. It's easy to support Archie in the first few pages as he gets bullied by the other villagers. The game sheds light on the village chief's backstory, so this book is perfect for anyone looking for all the details behind this dangerous villain.
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6 Minecraft: The End
For Minecraft fans who also enjoy spooky atmospheres, Minecraft: The End is the perfect book. The story is told from the point of view of 12-year-old enderman twins as their simple lives are turned upside down by the arrival of some adventurers. From there begins a war between endermen and humans, and the twins do not know which side to take.
An incredibly compelling premise, the story is told in exquisite writing that manages to maintain a haunting and macabre tone throughout the book, making the reader sympathize with the protagonists of the Endermen. Perfect for young readers, this book will appeal to anyone who plays Minecraft, especially if they enjoy exploring the End.
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5 Minecraft: Journey
Highly acclaimed by many intermediate readers, this book contains one of the best character descriptions of any Minecraft book. The story follows Stax Stonecutter who is forced to give up his solitude and embark on an adventure despite all he wants is to stay home with his cat.
Since this is another novel that focuses on Minecraft characters rather than real people, the descriptions given are specific and more accurate than some of the other Minecraft books. The combination of Minecraft terminology and lore, as well as character development, brings the story to life for the reader.
Even if it is written for the intermediate level, in 300 pages every Minecraft fan can find something interesting in the whole story, be it the characters, the dialogues or the action!
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4 Minecraft: Redstone Castle
The latest official Minecraft novel, Castle Redstone , offers readers a classic adventure of lost treasures. Perfect for Minecraft players who also love Indiana Jones or Jules Verne, this story follows a group of adventurers with a map of an unexplored castle underneath that promises to uncover the secrets of a long-forgotten civilization. While the three adventurers aren't the closest people in Minecraft, they have different personalities that work well with each other, creating a chemistry that culminates in humor and drama.
Up until now, Minecraft hasn't devoted many pages to exploring the Underworld, so this story was ahead! The journey will take the three through different biomes full of dangers, supported by a fantastic action scenario. Action-adventure fans of all ages will love this latest entry into the Minecraft book universe.
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3 Minecraft: Island
The first official Minecraft novel is still considered one of the best so far, which is logical considering that its author is Max Brooks, who also wrote World War Z ! Thoroughly gripping and action-packed, Minecraft: The Island is a great book even for readers unfamiliar with Minecraft. An audio version of the book featuring Jack Black as the narrator is also available to Audible subscribers!
Aimed at youngsters, the story is a little darker than other Minecraft books and focuses on survival in a foreign land. The book begins with the protagonist being transported from our world to the world of Minecraft with no memory of his past life. Although the book is a novel in its own right, there is a sequel titled The Mountain which continues the explorer's journey and adds new characters. The first Minecraft book is undoubtedly the best starting point for readers, with an epic story and an accessible explanation of the world of Minecraft.
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2Minecraft volume 1
This book is one of the official Minecraft graphic novels and one of the best Minecraft games overall. The story really shows what it's like to play online with friends near and far as it follows a boy named Tyler as he tries to run away from everything he knows. The presentation in this graphic novel is also excellent, with several characters who can really be themselves with their friends.
The book is entertaining, with an art style similar to other middle-aged and young graphic novels, paired with stories about the power of powerful groups of friends. This is another quick read with a sequel box set that also includes a free poster!
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1 Minecraft: Mafia Corps
After a group of friends living in a Minecraft village, this story is currently one of the best Minecraft books to date. Four other villagers embark on an adventure to protect their town from mobs that threaten their safety, putting them in more danger than ever before! By working together and developing their skills, they will do anything to earn the name: Mafia Squad!
Each character has its own unique charm, making for an incredibly realistic comedy, character combination and dialogue. Written at an intermediate level, the storyline is an entertaining adventure that can challenge children and even entertain adult readers. Additionally, there are two more books in this series: Never Say Nether and Fear the Creeper ! Readers looking for action and adventure in the world of Minecraft look no further than Mob Squad .
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