Top 10 Pokemon Books


Best Pokemon Books for Kids and Fans

 
Pokemon charactersThe Pokemon craze from the late ’90s begets a wide variety of children’s products, including fun books starring Pikachu and company. The top 10 best Pokemon books for kids is a comprehensive assortment ideal for any fan of the Japanese game/TV series/whatever.

This list provides serious guides to the Pokemon universe, as well as activity books full of fun things for little ‘uns to do. There is even a Pokemon origami book for kids who want to learn the classic art of Japanese paper-folding. If you tried origami as a child and loved it, be sure to purchase the book for your small Pokemon fan.

Other options making up the 2017 top 10 Pokemon books for kids include a fabulous sticker book and one all about how to draw the classic cartoons. Should your little Pokemon lover have an artistic streak, feel free to encourage it with this great book.

Enjoy this top 10 list…pick favorites with your kids or go for the whole kit ‘n kaboodle!

What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best Pokemon books for children was created by real moms and educators who enjoyed these books themselves or taught them in class. Numerous types and themes of books are included in the list to keep your youngin’ stimulated.

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  Post Updated: April 9th, 2017


What’s Here:

1. Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook by Scholastic
2. Pokemon Kalos Region Handbook by Scholastic
3. How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West
4. Pokémon Trainer’s Sticker Book: From Kanto to Kalos by Pikachu Press
5. Pokemon Ultimate Handbook by Cris Silvestri
6. Pokemon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokemon! by Pikachu Press
7. Pokémon XY, Vol. 1 by Hidenori Kusaka
8. Pokémon Pocket Comics: Legendary Pokémon by Santa Harukaze
9. Pokemon The Official Adventure Guide by Simcha Whitehill
10. Pokemon Kalos Essential Activity Book by Scholastic

Top 10 Pokemon Books:


1. Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook by Scholastic

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First up on the list of the top 10 Pokemon books in 2017 – Pokémon Deluxe Essential Handbook by Scholastic.

Updated in 2015, the Pokemon Deluxe Essential Handbook contains the stats and must-know facts about 700 Pokemon. This includes the originals, like Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Pikachu. I always picked Squirtle because he was the coolest Pokemon ever, in my opinion.

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2. Pokemon Kalos Region Handbook by Scholastic

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Pokemon Kalos Region Handbook by Scholastic comes in next of the best Pokemon books this year.

The Kalos Region debuted in 2013, and it was met with a booming positive response. Pokemon enthusiasts absolutely loved the new Pokemon, and this book is the character tell-all.

There are lots-a fun facts and stats for over 450 Pokemon.

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3. How to Draw Pokemon by Tracey West

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One from Tracey West makes it to the top kids’ Pokemon books for 2017 with How to Draw Pokemon.

Sing with me! “Pokemon! Gotta draw em’ all!” Okay, the words there were changed, but same tune with a different concept. This book is for artsy Pokemon lovers; ones who want to know how to draw all of their favorites.

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4. Pokémon Trainer’s Sticker Book: From Kanto to Kalos by Pikachu Press

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Next up – Pokémon Trainer’s Sticker Book: From Kanto to Kalos by Pikachu Press.

I am diggin’ this Pokemon sticker book! No doubt a must-have for Pokemon masters everywhere, this book is packed with over 700 stickers. Each Pokemon is from either the Kanto or Kalos collections. Includes stickers of Poke’ Balls and Mega-stones.

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5. Pokemon Ultimate Handbook by Cris Silvestri

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The Pokemon Ultimate Handbook by Cris Silvestri marks a spot at #5 of the top ten children’s Pokemon books for 2017.

With over 480 entries, the Pokemon Ultimate Handbook goes through all of the regions up until 2008. There are pages upon pages of Pokemon facts. The great thing about this book and the other guides featured here is the uniqueness of each book. You never know what you will learn.

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6. Pokemon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokemon! by Pikachu Press

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Making it to #6 – Pokemon Origami: Fold Your Own Pokemon! by Pikachu Press.

I love the artsy concept of the Pokemon Origami book! There are 80 full-color pages—48 of them are comprehensive, easy-to-follow instructions, but the rest are colorful sheets of paper to fold 10 Pokemon characters, like Vulpix, Pikachu, and Bulbasaur.

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7. Pokémon XY, Vol. 1 by Hidenori Kusaka

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Also managing a place among the best Pokemon books of 2017 – Pokémon XY, Vol. 1 by Hidenori Kusaka.

This manga is action-packed and all about…you guessed it, Pokemon. X and Y video game versions, of course. The pages are jammed with colorful pictures, all well-drawn, detailed, and vivid with bold outlines. This is a volume one, paperback edition.

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8. Pokémon Pocket Comics: Legendary Pokémon by Santa Harukaze

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Hitting 8th of the top Pokemon books this year – Pokémon Pocket Comics: Legendary Pokémon by Santa Harukaze.

Pocket Comics is a two-in-one Pokemon book that is small enough to be a tote-around, take-anywhere read. The characters here are jokesters in the Pokemon world, so this book is packed with funny pictures, random knowledge, and, of course, jokes.

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9. Pokemon The Official Adventure Guide by Simcha Whitehill

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Pokemon The Official Adventure Guide by Simcha Whitehill is placed at #9 on the list this year.

Did you know Pokemon is 20 years old as of 2017? Wowwie! I feel so old right now. Haha!

This book celebrates 2 decades of Pokemon action, adventure, and fun with Ash. Features his complete story from Kanto to Kalos.

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10. Pokemon Kalos Essential Activity Book by Scholastic

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Another from Scholastic makes as the final pick of the ten best Pokemon books of 2017 – Pokemon Kalos Essential Activity Book.

The Kalos Activity Book is all about the 2013 region, complete with facts, information, and stats on must-know Pokemon. There are also games, like mazes and word scrambles, and fun puzzles, info on Pokemon trainers, and heaps more cool stuff.

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This Top 10 Pokemon Books page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.