Top Ten Adventure Books for 6-7 Year Olds

By Anna Lowell

Dec 31

Six and seven year olds love adventure – which is just what they will get from these wonderful books! Check out these adventure books for 6-7 year olds today!

1. Imagination Station Series (Adventures in Odyssey, Focus on the Family)

The Imagination Station Series are chock-full of adventure with a little history mixed in. They are written with simple words (and, quite frankly, short and choppy sentences) which make them good chapter-book readers for kids who are starting to read well (at a second grade level). As you would expect from Focus on the Family, Christian ideas are woven throughout the Imagination Station Books. My highest recommendation? My six year old son asked me to read another one of these out loud to him. This is the first chapter book, since My Father’s Dragon, that my son has taken an interest in. There are about a bazillion books in this series, so it should keep your kids reading for awhile.

2. Junior’s Adventures: The Boxed Set

I cannot recommend Junior’s Adventures enough! Written by Dave Ramsey and completed with hilarious illustrations by Marshall Ramsey, these books teach financial principles such as saving, spending, working, giving, and being content and thankful. These are picture books, but the content, situations, and longer stories are best suited for kids six years old and older. If you are wanting to introduce your kids to sound financial principles, Junior’s Adventures books are a great place to start.

3. Charlotte’s Web

You are probably already familiar with this classic story of friendship between unlikely people and animals. Charlotte’s Web is such a fun book to share with kids.

4. Babe the Gallant Pig

Please don’t judge this book by the movie! Babe the Gallant Pig is a delightful story about a thoughtful, polite, and brave pigglet who doesn’t realize that he’s not a sheep dog. This story will have you and your kids laughing out loud as you read it together. My kids enjoyed acting out this story (“I’ll be the pig and you be the sheep and he can be the robber”) for a long time after we read it.

5. The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Ralph is a thoroughly uncommon mouse with a penchant for speed and a knack for getting into trouble. When a boy shows up at the Inn where Ralph lives with a toy motorcycle that really goes, Ralph can hardly contain himself. But, Ralph must learn responsibility in this heart-warming story of adventure and friendship. Don’t miss the two sequels, Runaway Ralph and Ralph S. Mouse, both just as good as the first book!

6. Bartholomew and the Oobleck

Classic Dr. Seuss! In this wild adventure, a foolish king decides that he is tired of the weather – sun, rain, snow, fog! He wants something completely new, entirely different! But this king gets a little more than he bargained for when the sticky Oobleck starts to fall from the sky. Can page-boy Bartholomew find a way to stop the Oobleck and save the country? This entertaining picture book has a complex story line, making it well suited for kids 6-7 years old.

7. Beezus and Ramona

Beezus is continuously frustrated by having Ramona as a little sister. Four-year-old Ramona is full of life and constantly in trouble. Author Beverly Cleary understands children and her characters include some of the most realistic kids in children’s fiction. These books are simply delightful and both children and adults will readily relate to them.

8. Ramona the Pest

In this sequel to Beezus and Ramona, Ramona is finally five years old and ready for kindergarten. The question is, will kindergarten survive Ramona? This is another hilarious book that you won’t want your kids to miss! If you enjoy this book, then you may want to follow Ramona into first grade in Ramona the Brave.

9. According to Humphrey Series

This fall my kids have fallen in love with Humphrey and his antics. Humphrey is a classroom pet hamster who thoroughly enjoys his life of watching and interacting with the kids in his class. And, along with his other adventures, he makes friends with fellow classroom pets, learns how to read, and helps out a few humans as well. There are lots of books in this series!

10. Mr. Popper’s Penguins

My daughter’s love for penguins started with this humorous book about a house painter who wants nothing more than to travel to the North or South Pole. When Mr. Popper contacts a famous explorer, he is sent a penguin. Can you imagine having a penguin living in your home? Mr. Popper’s penguin problem quickly multiplies until Mr. Popper is faced with the dilemma of caring for twelve of these arctic-loving animals.


What are your favorite books for this age group? I would love to hear your recommendations. Please scroll down to comment.

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