My 7 year old loves Minecraft. It was the first computer game he played and he still plays it today. This is usually a reward for doing his homework and helping around the house. He likes nothing better than playing it with his Dad. I have to be honest and admit to not knowing how to play. My 5 year old plays too but my 7 year old has Minecraft books, toys and even clothes. It’s fair to say he is a huge fan.
Minecraft Master Builder Toolkit
We have received a few Minecraft books so I thought I would tell you about them. The first is Minecraft Master Builder Toolkit from Carlton Kids. This book, by Juliet Stanley and Jonathan Green, helps you become a Minecraft master builder with this incredible step-by-step guide to creating 15 amazing Minecraft masterpieces!
There are Quick, Intermediate and Master builds – specially created just for this book – plus tricks and tips from expert Minecrafters to help you improve your construction skills. From igloos to aircraft carriers, rollercoasters to sky fortresses, this truly interactive guide will inspire every Minecrafter to stretch their imagination to the limit!
My 7 year old has been reading this book for the last few weeks and tried a few of the projects. He has found them a little difficult on his own, but together with his Dad I have watched them building furiously together!
Minecraft Master Builder Toolkit is priced £7.99 and published in August 2017.
Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks
Yesterday we received a very special delivery – a copy of Minecraft: The Island and a delicious Creeper iced biscuit from Biscuiteers. Take a look to see my son opening the parcel:
This is the first ever Minecraft novel by Max Brooks, bestselling author of World War Z.
Be immersed in the Minecraft universe for the first time in a thrilling new adventure like no other. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks tells the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.
We can’t wait to read this together. It’s aimed at 8 years and over so I think we’ll be reading it together at first and seeing how we get on. My 7 year old pretty much only reads Star Wars books on his own so I’m hoping this might be the book to change him!
Minecraft: The Island was published by Penguin Random House on the 13th July, priced £12.99.