We all know how menacing the undead can be. But what about explaining that to children without scaring them senseless? The best zombie books for kids will certainly help you do that. Our list below will give you a great starting point.

Best Zombie Books For Kids of 2020

  1. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  2. Zombie Elementary by Howard Whitehouse
  3. Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks
  4. The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer
  5. The Last Kids On Earth by Max Brallier
  6. Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi
  7. My Rotten Life by David Lubar
  8. The Zombie Awakening by Chris Grabenstein
Best Zombie Books For Kids

Okay, maybe giving them a bit of fright is good for them. Regardless, to introduce your family to the wonders of Zombieland, it is probably best done through the pages of a novel designed just to target that specific demographic. Below you will find a list of the best zombie books for kids. Enjoy!

1. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

If you only pick one zombie book for kids, you best make it this one. There is nothing funny, pretty, or even romantic about the content in this guide simply because it is meant to be your survival guide should the zombies get to the point where they are about to take over the world.

Written in a style that outlines all the preparation you will need to get you through such an event, this book may not be suitable for pre-teens who may lose sleep over the potential of a zombie apocalypse. Everyone else will find it useful.

2. Zombie Elementary by Howard Whitehouse

This is one of those books written as if it is an account of a “real” incident. It’s captivating and traces a very interesting storyline that involves a fourth-grade hero named Larry.

Larry shares all kinds of wisdom in this volume that covers such topics as how to fight zombies that occupy his school. You’ll find zombies attacking everything from a hated teacher to that cheerleader who needs to be knocked down a peg or two in this ongoing book of strategy and action that will give your teen some interesting perspective.

3. Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks

Okay, if you already know the world of Minecraft, try to forget it as this is a very different spin on that. This book is Minecraft literary fiction that is written in the first-person.

Imagine yourself waking up to discover you are now living in the Minecraft game and have to hunt and survive and fight the odd zombie for good measure.

The author, who is well-known in the zombie genre, puts his particular shine into this volume that will give your kids a lot to think about the next time they play Minecraft.

4. The Zombie Chasers by John Kloepfer

Here’s one for you. What would you do during a middle-grade sleepover when a zombie invasion takes place? It’s one of those questions every parent has considered at one time or another.

In this book, you will receive all the answers you will require to survive such an attack. Sure, it is dealt with in a cartoon-like, blown-out-of-proportion manner in the pages of this volume, but you get the idea.

It is survivable but you need to know how to do it and where the snacks are hidden. The last part was our contribution.

5. The Last Kids On Earth by Max Brallier

The title pretty much sums it up for you. This book is about the last kids on earth and how they manage to keep alive.

The main character is a 13-year old named Jack who survives on junk food he has been able to scrounge up and the team of monster hunters he puts together from school to take on the zombies and other beings.

In case you were ever trying to figure out who in your circle of friends would be good for such a team, this volume will put to rest any arguments related to the selection of teams for this sport.

6. Zombie Baseball Beatdown by Paolo Bacigalupi

It’s not rocket science by any means, but this book does have a pretty interesting storyline.

The events unfold after a group of kids on the way home following a baseball practice find themselves using their baseball bats to beat off a zombie attack. The location of the attack is in a meat processing plant and the author uses this setting to teach a few lessons including one about food safety.

Sound a bit out there? Well, no kidding. It’s about zombies and kids. It’s a fun read that everyone should enjoy.

7. My Rotten Life by David Lubar

Nathan is an extremely unlucky 13-year old who experiences a bad day.

Imagine the worst day in your life and multiply that by infinity and you’ll be approaching the approximate territory of the type of day outlined in the pages of this book. Essentially, Nathan gets accidentally exposed to a serum that ends up turning him into a zombie. Talk about your bad day.

The upside here is that the award-winning author makes this a fun story to explore and gives it a lot of humor to keep to topic light and funny.

8. The Zombie Awakening by Chris Grabenstein

For kids who enjoy spooky stories, this one is for you.

The series that this volume belongs to follows the fate of two friends who have discovered that their middle school has been invaded by ghosts. But that the ghosts haunting the rooms and hallways have been there to try to warn the two friends about an evil zombie. The zombie lives in the school basement and well, we’ve probably told you enough at this point.

If you have a child who has an imagination that would enjoy and appreciate this book, it is the right one for him or her.

Best Zombie Books For Kids Wrap Up

Trying to find the right books to introduce zombies to your children can be a difficult task. The list above of the best zombie books for kids should narrow it down enough for you that picking one out for your boy or girl (girls love this stuff, too!) won’t seem like some major chore you’d rather avoid.