Book Sets for Kids Who Love Adventure and Mystery

Consider these smaller gifts that are easy on the wallet and great for kids!

By Amy Mascott



Have a kiddo in your life? One who totally digs adventure and mystery? Who loves to try new things, figure out puzzles, and escape every now and again?

Let's give kids the gift of mystery and provide them with more adventure than they could ever imagine by handing them some rockstar book sets this year!  You can be sure that Santa and his elves are more than happy to throw book sets in the sleigh for the kids of the world. 

Magic Tree House Boxed Set by Mary Pope Osborne (ages 6-8). In four books, readers will travel with Jack and Annie to far away places, solving mysteries and ancient riddles. 

Rainbow Magic Fashion Fairies Set by Daisy Meadows (ages 7-10). All seven books follow fashion fairies on a series of adventures involving design, fashion, photography, and more.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians Boxed Set by Rick Riordan (ages 9-12, books 1-5). Readers can go on adventures with young Percy Jackson that will take them to Mount Olympus and back. Greek gods and goddesses, fantastic monsters, and adventure like never before. 

The Enchanted Collection by Gail Carson Levine (ages 8+). The three books in this collection will definitely keep your reader on the edge of his or her seat.  How does Ella manage through life, being born with the "gift" of obedience? Read to find out!

Encyclopedia Brown Boxed Set by Donald Sobel (ages 9-12). These four books will keep kids' brains moving as they try to help Encyclopedia Brown solve mystery after mystery!

Harry Potter Boxed Set by J.K. Rowling (ages 9+). If your child hasn't started the series, now is the time. All seven books are included in this collection, and they will take readers through Harry's career at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from day one through graduation.

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (ages 13+). Readers will love this set of all three books in the series, following Katniss's adventures, challenges, wins, and losses. 

Kids can explore worlds of adventure without leaving home, in super-cool boxed sets. Every kid loves a collection. Make it a book collection right in time for the long winter break from school! 

This list is hardly exhaustive. There are tons more to choose from! 

What are your child's favorite books that involve mystery or adventure?  Share your thoughts on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page, or find Amy on twitter, @teachmama, and let's continue the conversation!

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