Summer Reading Books for Kids Who Really, Really Like Video Games

We limit video game time around here, which only seems to make it more appealing. Our son especially seems to have video games on his mind a large percentage of the time. Here are some of the books he’s enjoyed during this phase (she called it, optimistically!).


Crypt Quest/Space Battles: A Play-Your-Way Book is a choose-your-own adventure style book, written as if the reader is making video game moves. Excellent Ernesto Cousins 3/Wrestlevania was a close second favorite.


I knew just from the title that our son would be interested in Trapped In A Video Game . It’s a set, so if your kid would like to read more of these, he or she can!


We ordered Pixel Raiders: Dig World from the scholastic catalog, and then had to find Pixel Raiders: Dragon Land . I don’t know what’s going on with the rest of the series—the covers look different and slightly tacky to me.


Yeah, sure, The Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters is an encyclopedia, but it’s text-heavy enough that I consider it reading, and it’s definitely engaging if you have a little Minecraft fan.


There are ten million books in this line, and I can’t really speak to the quality. Our son liked the first one, Diary of a Minecraft Zombie: A Scare of a Dare more than some of the others.