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

  • £6.29

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

  • £2.99

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

LEGO Star Wars Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241262443
  • £9.99
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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

  • £8.39

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

  • £5.89

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

  • £4.89

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!

  • £6.89

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

  • £6.89

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

  • £8.99

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

  • £6.89

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!