Top 10 Best Adventure Books for 5-year-olds

Children will be captivated by these enthralling adventure stories as they embark on quests with all sorts of quirky characters, from dastardly dinosaurs to pesky pirates, amazing animals to stealthy spies! See below for the best adventure books for 5-year-olds.

1. How to Be a Viking

Cressida Cowell

This riveting tale is the first in the wonderful How to Train Your Dragon series. It follows young Hiccup, who - unlike his father, Stoick the Vast - is a small, thoughtful, polite individual, who's afraid of almost everything, but especially of going to sea for the first time! Who will save the day when everything goes wrong aboard ship? This fantastically funny fable will appeal to little ones who have ever had to face their worst fears.

2. Spy Dog

Andrew Cope

Lara is a spy with a difference... she's a dog! In this exciting tale, Lara must go undercover as a 'normal' family dog... can she keep it up? This amazing and amusing adventure is perfect for building the confidence of newly-independent readers and will captivate even reluctant readers.

3. LEGO Star Wars: Galactic Adventures Collection - 10 books

Your young Jedi can embark on an intergalactic adventure with the LEGO Star Wars Minifigures in this incredible 10-book collection! It comes with six exciting stories as well as additional books focusing on some of the most electrifying lightsaber battles, the most captivating conflicts, and the rebels who fought the Empire.

4. Freddie Mole, Lion Tamer

Alexander McCall Smith

With fun, lively illustrations and a brilliant circus story, kids will love joining Freddie Mole as he tumbles through the air, flies around the big tent and tames four hungry lions! Is he brave enough to go into the lions' cage? A sensational showbiz story to share with your kids from much-loved author, Alexander McCall Smith.

5. Agent Amelia: Golden Case Files

Michael Broad

Join the amazing Agent Amelia for six riotously funny, completely crazy stories! Amelia must save the world all by herself in this brilliant bumper collection.

6. Slime Squad vs. the Alligator Army

Steve Cole

This slimy new adventure in the disgustingly hilarious series features the dastardly Duke of Snap, who launches an evil attack from the sewers! Can the Slime Squad overcome their toughest challenge yet and stop him before it's too late?

7. Betsey Biggalow is Here!

Malorie Blackman

Bestey Biggalow may be small, but she's bursting with bright ideas about new trainers, winning at marbles and even helping the world! Join her on four fun adventures as she learns that even a small person can make a big difference. Featuring an exuberant and loveable protagonist, this story comes from talented Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, and contains stunning illustrations by Jamie Smith.

8. Astrosaurs: Riddle of the Raptors

Stephen Cole

This first story in the exciting Astrosaurs series follows Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the incredible crew of the spaceship DSS Sauropod. Flesh-chomping raptors have kidnapped two top dinosaur athletes, and with the Great Dinosaur Games about to start, there's no time to lose! Teggs and his friends must race to the rescue, but there's more to the raptors' cunning plot than they first thought...

9. Pirates to the Rescue

Christophe Miraucourt

Melinda is just as good a pirate as her brother, Ricky - she just has to prove it! During a trip on their father's pirate ship, they're shipwrecked on a strange island and their father is missing! Can Melinda save the day? This book is perfect for building reading confidence, with fun illustrations and bite-size chapters.

10. Charlie Small: The Hawk's Nest

Charlie Small

Charlie is trapped on a wind-swept, rain-lashed moor, and every one of his bloodthirsty nemeses is out to get him! Can he outsmart them all - and will he ever get back home, after four hundred years? Charlie Small's thrilling series of adventure books features evil geniuses, mechanical monsters, forest sprites and more - perfect for kids to really get stuck into!



  • 6DOG 5 years +
    Andrew Cope
    5 years +
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    Andrew Cope's special agent, Lara, is a spy with a difference. The difference is: she's a dog! In Spy Dog, Lara has been told to go undercover as a normal dog with a family because her last mission put her in danger from an evil drugs baron. Lara is a fabulous canine heroine and her adventures are perfect for building the confidence of newly independent readers. Boy and girl readers of five years and above will be captivated by Lara and her adventures.

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  • ACKEW 5 years +
    Michael Broad
    5 years +
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    Join me, Agent Amelia, for six fabulously funny, marvellously mad and extremely entertaining stories about how I go about saving the world all by myself! "Amelia x": A bumper collection of six fantastic stories from my "Golden Case Files"!
  • ACPAO 5 years +
    Steve Cole
    5 years +
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    There is a fabulous new adventure in this disgustingly funny series. It's time to fight crime with slime! When the devilish Duke of Snap launches an evil attack from the sewers the Slime Squad face their toughest challenge yet. Can they stop him before it's too late?
  • AJQLT 5 years +
    Cressida Cowell
    5 years +
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    The first HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON book ever, and the inspiration for Cressida Cowell's best-selling fiction books that is now a Dreamworks feature film. So begins Cressida Cowell's stories about a little Viking who cannot fit in. Unlike his dad, Stoick the Vast, Hiccup is tiny, thoughtful and polite and scared of almost everything - especially of going to sea for the very first time. But go he must...So who will save the day when everything goes wrong aboard ship and all the big Vikings lose their cool? This wonderfully witty fable will delight all those who have ever faced up to their worst fears. This 2014 reissue includes a letter from Cressida Cowell to the reader.
  • AMCQW 5 years +
    Stephen Cole
    5 years +
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    Meet Captain Teggs Stegosaur and the crew of the amazing spaceship DSS Sauropod as the ASTROSAURS fight evil across the galaxy! Flesh-chomping raptors have kidnapped two top dino athletes. With the Great Dinosaur Games about to start, Teggs and his friends must race to the rescue. But there's more to the raptors' plot than meets the eye ...INCLUDES FREE COLLECTOR CARDS INSIDE!
  • AJWEG 5 years +
    Malorie Blackman
    5 years +
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    Betsey Biggalow is here! She may be small but she's full of bright and shiny ideas about new trainers, winning at marbles and even helping the world! Join Betsey on four short, sun-filled adventures as she learns you don't have to be big to make a big difference. This book is one of five short story collections featuring the lively and likeable Betsey Biggalow from Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman. Beautifully illustrated by Jamie Smith, these stories are ideal for building confidence in readers aged 7 and over, whether reading aloud or reading alone.
  • AMNFF 5 years +
    Charlie Small
    5 years +
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    Something happened to Charlie when he was just eight years old. He went on a journey - and he's been trying to get back for over four hundred years! Crikey! Poor Charlie is trapped on a wind-swept, rain-lashed moor with every single one of his blood-thirstiest enemies out to get him. Can Charlie outwit them all? And will he EVER get safely back home? EVIL GENIUSES, MECHANICAL MONSTERS, FOREST SPRITES ...No adventure is too BIG for Charlie Small!
  • LEGO Star Wars Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241262443
    LSWR 5 years +
    5 years +
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    Blast off on a galactic adventure with the LEGO Star Wars Minifigures in this incredible 10-book collection.

    With books covering the stories of the first six episodes in the out-of-this-world saga, there are also further books focusing on some of the fiercest lightsaber duels; the compelling conflicts; and the rebels who fought the Empire during this period.

    With the iconic scenes recreated with Star Wars Minifigures, this is a great collection for young Jedi who want to learn all about the exploits of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo and their battle with Darth Vader and the Emperor.
  • APWDN 6 years +
    Christophe Miraucourt
    6 years +
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    Melinda is desperate to prove to her father that she is as good a pirate as her brother Ricky. During a trip on their father's pirate ship they are all shipwrecked on a strange island. Worse still, their father is missing! Race Further with Reading is the perfect tool to build reading confidence with illustrated stories in manageable bite-size chapters, following on a level from the Race Ahead with Reading series with stories of 2,000 words.
  • APWIU 5 years +
    Alexander McCall Smith
    5 years +
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    Roll up, roll up for a sensational circus story from the bestselling author of The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith, with fun, energetic illustrations by Kate Hindley throughout. Join Freddie Mole as he tumbles through the air, flies around the big tent and tames four growling lions! Freddie is an ordinary boy who joins the circus one day. He can't believe his luck as he is asked to understudy some of the acts. But is he brave enough to go into the lions' cage? A joyful, exciting tale of bravery and showbusiness glamour by a much loved author.