Top 10 Best Adventure Books for 7-year-olds

These thrilling adventure books will take children on all sorts of adventures in exciting locations, from caves and mountains to fantasy worlds! For the very best in adrenaline-pumping children's fiction, check out the list of the best adventure books for 7-year-olds below, which features much-loved authors such as Roald Dahl and Cressida Cowell.

1. Roald Dahl Collection - 15 books

Roald Dahl

Complete with phizz-whizzing favourites like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and more, children will love this wonderful collection of hilarious, unforgettable tales by legendary children's author, Roald Dahl.

2. Lost... In the Mountains of Death

Tracey Turner

This thrilling interactive adventure book will challenge children to make life-or-death decisions, high up in the Mountains of Death! Will you survive venomous bites, menacing mountain lions and hazardous heights? Full of fascinating facts and invaluable information, this book is part of an incredible series which stars the reader themselves, as they attempt to survive to the end of the story...

3. The Famous Five Collection - 22 books

Enid Blyton

Join Dick, Anne, Julian, George and Timmy the dog on all of their exciting escapades - in caves, castles, secret passageways and more! The gang must outsmart thieves, hunt for hidden treasure, and unravel all sorts of mysteries in these riveting classic tales.

4. Shadow

Michael Morpurgo

This shocking and powerful tale stars Shadow the Springer Spaniel, a dog who embarks on a perilous journey with a young Afghan boy and his mother, travelling from their war-torn homeland to the refuge of a relative's home in Manchester, England. This captivating story will thrill animal-lovers and young adventurers.

5. Beast Quest Collection - 18 books

Adam Blade

These exhilarating adventures are perfect for newly-independent readers who want to embark on their own reading adventures! A dark wizard threatens the kingdom of Avantia, and only true heroes will be able to free the magical Good Beasts to defeat the forces of evil. Are Tom and Elenna the chosen ones? This collection contains the first 18 books in the hugely popular series.

6. The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

When Dinah starts at her new school, it's immediately clear that something's up. All the kids - except her foster brothers, Lloyd and Harvey, of course - are weirdly well-behaved, and unnaturally keen to please the creepy headmaster. But when Dinah sets out to uncover the mystery, she finds herself doing and saying things she has no control over. Worse than that, it turns out that the headmaster doesn't just want to dominate the school, but the entire nation! Can the children save the day?

7. How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell

Hiccup was an awesome sword-fighter and dragon-whisperer, the greatest Viking hero that ever lived - but he wasn't always this way. In the beginning, Hiccup was a shy, quiet and thoughtful individual, a gentle person who had no idea how to be a tough, strong hero! Discover Hiccup's journey, beginning with this first spellbinding story, and join him on his adventures throughout the sensational How to Train Your Dragon series.

8. Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den

Aimee Carter

Life hasn't been easy for 12-year-old Simon Thorn, who lives in a cramped apartment and is bullied at school. But he hides an astonishing secret: he can talk to animals. When a horrible herd of rats kidnaps his mum, Simon discovers that he, his mum and his uncle are all 'Animalgams' - people who can transform into animals at will. He uncovers the Animalgam Academy, and learns all about the fractured kingdoms that make up this secret world. Themes of bravery and loyalty imbue this terrific tale of adventure.

9. Beast Hunter

Kathryn White

When Jacob spots a massive reptile tail disappearing into the undergrowth, no-one believes him! He's determined to prove he's not lying by capturing a photo - but that means hunting the beast himself... This riveting and highly accessible book will help to boost children's reading confidence.

10. Pirates are Stealing Our Cows

Martin Remphry

Farmer Marchant has a slight problem... pirates are stealing his cows! He wonders what on earth pirates could possibly want with cows, and embarks on a wild high-seas chase to find out. This book provides the perfect introduction to chapter books with easy-read, bitesize chapters, great for encouraging children to read independently.

  • ADO2 7 years +
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    From the best-loved author of War Horse, Michael Morpurgo, Shadow is a powerful and treacherous tale of a young Afghan boy, Aman, his mother and canine companion, Shadow the Springer Spaniel.

    After being nursed back to health after appearing in the mouth of the Afghan cave, the trio embark on a dangerous journey from their war-torn homeland to the refuge of a relative's home in Manchester, England.

    A compelling story of courage, love and hope, Shadow is sure to impress both readers aged 7+ and their parents.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
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    When Dinah is fostered by the Hunters she thinks her biggest problem will be fitting in with her foster-brothers, Lloyd and Harvey. However, once she starts at her new school it's clear that there's more to worry about. All the children, apart from a handful including Lloyd and Harvey, are too well-behaved-robotic almost-and oddly keen to please the creepy headmaster. The three children set out to discover the nature of his influence over everyone ...but then Dinah finds herself saying and doing things she has no power over. Soon they uncover the headmaster's wicked plan. Controlling the school is just a practice run. He has set his sights on dominating the entire nation! The children must foil him before he succeeds ...but with Dinah under his spell they've got a challenge on their hands.
  • Roald Dahl Collection - 15 Books - Collection - 9780141371337 - Roald Dahl
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    There are no other authors quite like Roald Dahl. A supreme storyteller with a wicked sense of humour, his characters and stories are timeless and unforgettable.

    With striking new artwork to celebrate the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations and a keepsake slipcase featuring Quentin Blake's iconic illustrations, this 15-book collection brings together all Dahl's classic children's novels.

    From Mr. Hoppy and Mrs Silver to Mr & Mrs Twit; and from giant peaches to magic medicines; this is a collection bursting with unique characters, hilarious situations and unforgettable storylines - as well as Dahl's wicked sense of humour.

    An essential addition to any bookshelf, the likes of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches and Fantastic Mr Fox have shocked, excited and entertained generations of children and now's your chance to own them all - whatever your age!

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    High up in the Mountains of Death, danger lurks round every corner. Will you survive poisonous bites, terrifying mountain lions and deadly heights? Packed full of fascinating facts and essential information to get you to safety, Lost in. is an amazing new interactive, adventure-packed series in which the reader must choose their own path to survive to the end of the story. Can you get alive?
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    Read the books that inspired the Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon films. THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs...Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet...It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero. Read the rest of Hiccup's exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series in How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart. Check out the Hiccup website at It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks! Read all about Hiccup and all of your favourite characters, learn to speak Dragonese and train your own dragon to do tricks! Dreamworks' major motion picture How to Train Your Dragon 2 comes out in July 2014.
  • Beast Quest Collection - 18 Books - Collection - 9781408347812 - Adam Blade
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    The Beast Quest books are hugely exciting adventures set in the kingdom of Avantia and they're great for newly independent readers.

    There's a dark wizard threatening the kingdom and only true heroes will be able to free the magical Good Beasts to defeat the forces of evil. Are Tom and Elenna the chosen ones?

    This is the first 18 books in the popular (11 million sold and counting!) series. We guarantee your children will be quickly grabbing for the next book after finishing each story.

    Please note that these books do not come with any collector cards.
  • The Famous Five Collection - 22 Books - Collection - 9781444936278 - Enid Blyton
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    With mysteries, adventure and lashings of ginger beer, The Famous Five have entertained generations of young readers. In fact, the books have never been out of print!

    Here, in a keepsake box, you can enjoy all 22 novels that follow Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog as they visit some thrilling places and explore and uncover all sorts of secrets. To complete the set, there's a book of short stories about our favourite would-be detectives.

    From Kirrin Island to the lighthouse at Demon's Rocks and farms, castles, caves and secret passages galore, the gang outwit thieves, seek hidden treasure and encounter spook trains in their exciting journeys. Illustrated by Eileen Soper, this complete set of books shows how courage and determination can always help children achieve great things.

    Book People and Enid Blyton - A Lifetime of Adventure
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    Everyone knows the flooded quarry is a dangerous place. But when Jacob spots the tail of a huge reptile disappearing into the undergrowth, nobody believes him! He needs to get a photo as proof before anyone will take him seriously. And that means hunting the beast himself...Highly readable, exciting books that take the struggle out of reading, Wired encourages and supports reading practice by providing gripping, age-appropriate stories for struggling and reluctant readers or those with English as an additional language aged 11+, at a manageable length (64 pages) and reading level (8+). Produced in association with reading experts at CatchUp, a charity which aims to address underachievement caused by literacy and numeracy difficulties.
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    Farmer Marchant gets a shock - pirates are stealing his COWS! What on earth do pirates want with cows? Find out and join Farmer Marchant on a crazy high seas chase...Race Ahead with Reading is the perfect introduction to reading chapters with brand new page turning reads in five short bite size chapters, to encourage children to take the driving seat with their reading.
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    Twelve-year-old Simon Thorn's life has never been easy, but being bullied at school and living in a cramped Manhattan apartment with his Uncle Darrell is nothing compared to his biggest secret: he can talk to animals. When his mum is kidnapped by a herd of terrifying rats, Simon finds out that he, his mum and his uncle are all Animalgams - people who can change into an animal at will. In search of his mother he discovers the Animalgam Academy located underneath Central Park Zoo. There he learns about the fractured five kingdoms that make up this secret world - Mammals, Birds, Insects, Reptiles and Underwater. And Simon Thorn is the only one who can save them. Imaginative and vivid with themes of bravery, loyalty, and finding one's true self, this exciting, five-book adventure series is perfect for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson and Beast Quest.