16 Action-Packed Martial Arts Books for Kids


Martial arts is not only about self-defense and discipline, but it also teaches various life lessons such as respect, confidence, perseverance, and focus. These 16 action-packed martial arts books for kids combine exciting stories with valuable lessons in an entertaining and engaging way.

1. “The Way of the Warrior” by Chris Bradford – The first book in the Young Samurai series tells the story of a young English shipwreck survivor taken in by a legendary samurai who trains him in the ways of the warrior.

2. “Black Belt Bunny” by Jacky Davis – This cute and funny tale follows the journey of a bunny aiming to become a black belt in martial arts.

3. “The Karate Mouse” by Geronimo Stilton – In this adventure-packed story, Geronimo Stilton learns martial arts to help protect his family from threats.

4. “Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Warrior” by Tracey West – Based on the popular animated movie, this book explores the origins of Po as he trains to become the legendary Dragon Warrior.

5. “American Girl: McKenna, Ready to Fly!” by Mary Casanova – This martial arts story combines gymnastics and friendship, as McKenna Brooks overcomes obstacles to compete in both sports.

6. “Sideways Stories from Wayside School” by Louis Sachar – The character of Bebe Gunn practices martial arts, inspiring other students at Wayside School to do the same.

7. “Ninja Boy Goes to School” by N.D. Wilson – This amusing picture book shows how Ninja Boy navigates everyday challenges at school using his special skills learned through martial arts.

8. “The Octopus Rises” by Ryan Boudinot – Featuring stories of young ninja Ronin training with an octopus sensei, these tales address issues like bullying through the perspective of martial arts.

9. “The Three Ninja Pigs” by Corey Rosen Schwartz – This creative retelling of the classic Three Little Pigs story incorporates martial arts to resolve conflicts.

10. “Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power” by Rosalind Wiseman – This book discusses social dynamics among boys, with a focus on the benefits of practicing martial arts.

11. “The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear” by David Bruins and Hilary Leung – A fun picture book that teaches kids about friendship, inclusivity, and the importance of martial arts training.

12. “Red Belt for a Rookie: A Karate Adventure” by Annie Rodriguez – Follow the journey of a young karate student overcoming adversity and finding his true potential in martial arts.

13. “Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #6: The African Safari Discovery” by Jeff Brown- Flat Stanley encounters martial artists in Africa in this exciting installment of the beloved series.

14. “Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn” by Mary Pope Osborne – Jack and Annie use their ninja skills to rescue a famous samurai in ancient Japan.

15. “Batman: Nightwalker” by Marie Lu – A young Bruce Wayne hones his martial arts skills to save Gotham City from a new enemy.

16. “Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys: The Big Lie#1″ by Anthony Del Col – Both Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys use their respective martial arts skills to solve an elaborate crime together.


These 16 fantastic martial arts books for kids deliver thrilling stories while instilling discipline and essential life values such as perseverance, respect, and confidence. Introduce your young reader to the exciting world of martial arts through these entertaining and captivating books!

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