Summer Reading for Kids Who Love Rock Climbing

Summer Reading for Kids Who Love Rock Climbing

Do you have, or know, children who love to climb? Here are some books that will enhance their summer and get even the most reluctant readers excited for a new book.

For Children Ages 0 - 6 years

Climb by Caroline Tuohey

A rhyming picture book that celebrates simple climbing adventures.

For Children Ages 4 - 8 years 

How to Solve a Problem: The Rise (and Falls) of a Rock-Climbing Champion by Ashima Shiraishi

A wonderful picture book about strength and perseverance written by one of the world's youngest and most accomplished climbers. 

Cliff Hanger by Jean Craighead George

A mountain-climbing adventure and dog rescue story.

For Children Ages 6 - 9 years 

Postcards from Buster: Buster Climbs the Walls by Marc Brown

Read about Buster's adventures in the Rocky Mountains where he learns all about rock climbing. This is a companion to the PBS television series, Arthur.

G.G.Rock Climbs by Marty Mokler Banks

An 8-year-old girl loves to climb indoors, but isn't sure about the challenges of outdoor climbing.

The Extreme Team #5: Rock On by Matt Christopher

A boy who excels at extreme sports has to hide his fear of rock climbing when friends want to try out the new climbing wall at the mall.

Junko Tabei Masters the Mountains by Rebel Girls

A "nonathletic" girl becomes a mountaineer after a trip to the mountains.

For Children Ages 9 - 12

Rock Dogs by Steven Barwin

A fast-paced adventure story about boys from a climbing team whose camping trip turns dangerous.

Peak by Roland Smith

The adventure just begins when a 14-year-old boy (who is arrested for scaling a New York City skyscraper) moves to Thailand to live with his father who runs a climbing gym.

The Edge by Roland Smith

In the sequel to Peak, a boy and his mother are helicoptered to a remote base camp in the mountains on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border where the mother is kidnapped. 

If your favorite children's book that features rock climbing isn't on our list, please let us know in the comments!



Olivier Roberge:

Great list, thanks!

Please allow me to suggest another book for the 4 to 8 age group: Tom and Katie’s Climbing Adventures.

Not too objective here, since I’m the one who wrote it, but I received nothing but great comments form my readers!
It’s available both in french and english.

Please check it out:


Feb 15, 2021

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