5-Minute Stories for Minecrafters: Extreme Stories from the Extreme Hills, by Greyson Mann/Illustrated by Grace Sandford, (Sept. 2017, Sky Pony Press), $7.99, ISBN: 978-1-5107-2370-2
Recommended for readers 7-10
Buddies Zack, Sophia, and Anthony are Minecraft adventurers on the hunt for treasure. Over the course of eight short stories (or short chapters, since they do follow one adventure), the friends encounter zombies, spiders, exploding Creepers, and a dreaded Enderman! Written for a more intermediate audience, these are fun for a quick read-aloud during a circle time or for kids who are in the mood for something fast that doesn’t require a lot of commitment; something they can pick up during a homework or study break. Themes of working together and friendship frame the relationship between characters and influence choices they make while adventuring. Illustrations throughout the text keep kids in the story’s world, holding their interest.
Overall, a fun book to have available for Minecrafters. My library is loaded with them.
2 thoughts on “5-Minute Stories for Minecrafters: Extreme Stories!”
My nearly 6-yr-old saw this in the school’s book drive flyer and really wanted it. He plays the game well enough. Do you think the subject matter would be too old for him?
I think it’s fine, it’s very light. The emphasis is on the adventuring and the friends.