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Minecraft Books
Author

Various

Country

United States

Language

English

Genre

Guide book

Publisher

Scholastic (2013-2015)
Del Rey Books (2016-present)
Egmont Publishing (annuals; 2014-2020)
Farshore (annuals; 2021-present)

Publication date

November 26, 2013 - present

Media type

Print, Digital

The Official Minecraft Books are a series of guidebooks for Minecraft, written for new and inexperienced players while being high-quality enough for collectors. The books are written by various authors.

Books[]

Released[]

Handbooks[]

Title Cover Published Author(s) Notes
Minecraft: Essential Handbook Updated Essential Handbook.png November 26, 2013 (original)[1]
July 28, 2015 (updated)[2]
Stephanie Milton
Paul Soares Jr.
Jordan Maron
Contains information on surviving the first few days, making shelters, crafting tools and weapons, and finding resources and food.
Minecraft: Redstone Handbook Updated Redstone Handbook.png March 25, 2014 (original)[3]
July 28, 2015 (updated)[4]
Nick Farwell Contains information on redstone circuits, along with construction ideas to implement new knowledge and redstone tips from Notch.
Minecraft: Combat Handbook Combat Handbook.png August 26, 2014 (original)[5]
July 28, 2015 (updated)[6]
Stephanie Milton Contains information about armor and weapons, as well as tips on how to defeat certain mobs in the game.
Minecraft: Construction Handbook Updated Construction Handbook.png August 26, 2014 (original)[7]
July 28, 2015 (updated)[8]
Matthew Needler
Phil Southam
Contains step-by-step instructions on how to build various buildings and contraptions, including favorite ones from Notch.

Guidebooks[]

The following books are based on Bedrock Edition.

Title Cover Published Author(s) Notes
Minecraft: Guide to Survival MCSurvival.jpeg May 30, 2017
(as Guide to Exploration)[9]
April 7, 2020
(as Guide to Survival)[10]
Stephanie Milton
Marsh Davies
Owen Jones
Provides information on different biomes, as well as the mobs that inhabit them.
Minecraft: Guide to Creative MCCreative.jpeg May 30, 2017[11] Craig Jelley
Stephanie Milton
Marsh Davies
Owen Jones
Provides information on planning builds, Creative mode as a whole, as well as decorating and designing builds.
Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End MCNetherEnd.jpeg August 29, 2017[12] Stephanie Milton
Marsh Davies
Owen Jones
Provides information on the environments for both dimensions, as well as the generated structures and mobs that inhabit them.
Minecraft: Guide to Redstone MCRedstone.jpeg October 3, 2017[13] Craig Jelley
Marsh Davies
Provides information on how Java Edition redstone works, as well as tutorials on how to make circuits and numerous mechanics.
Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions MCEnchantPotion.jpeg May 22, 2018[14] Stephanie Milton
Marsh Davies
Provides information on how to obtain enchantments, as well as what effects that potions can have.
Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames MCPvP.jpeg July 3, 2018[15] Stephanie Milton
Craig Jelley
Provides information on various minigames, as well as how they work.
Minecraft: Guide to Farming MCFarming.jpeg October 9, 2018[16] Alex Wiltshire Provides information on planting crops, as well tutorials on how to make mob and block farms.
Minecraft: Guide to Ocean Survival MCOcean.png October 29, 2019[17] Stephanie Milton Provides information regarding what are in the oceans in Minecraft, and how to survive in them.
Minecraft: Guide to Creative (Updated) MCGuidetoCreative.png November 9, 2021[18] Thomas McBrien Provides information such as planning builds and making color palettes, as well as advice from various Minecraft communities and YouTubers.
Minecraft: Guide to Combat MCGuidetoCombat.png November 16, 2021[19] Craig Jelley Provides information on crafting and enchanting weapons, how to defeat mobs, and strategies for PVP.

Building guidebooks[]

Title Cover Published Author(s) Notes
Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress MCExplodedFortress.jpeg November 8, 2016[20] Craig Jelley Contains information on how to build a medieval fortress.
Minecraft: Let's Build! Theme Park Adventure MCLBThemePark.jpeg June 4, 2019[21] Stephanie Milton Provides a tutorial on how to build a theme park in Minecraft.
Minecraft: Let's Build! Land of Zombies MCLBZombies.png September 24, 2019[22] Ed Jefferson Provides a tutorial on how to build things related to zombies in Minecraft.
Minecraft: Epic Bases MCEpicBases.png October 6, 2020[23] Thomas McBrien Provides information on how to make structures such as airships and underwater traps, as well as complex redstone mechanisms.
Minecraft: Bite-Size Builds BiteSizedBuildsCover.png May 4, 2021[24] Provides information on how to make structures such as firefighter planes and submarines, complete with step-by-step instructions.

Misc.[]

Title Cover Published Author(s) Notes
Minecraft: Blockopedia Minecraft Blockopedia.jpeg February 24, 2015[25] Alex Wiltshire Provides information on every single block in the game up to Java Edition 1.8. This is also the last book to be published by Scholastic.
Minecraft: The Survivors' Book of Secrets Survivorsbook.jpg August 9, 2016[26] Stephanie Milton Penned by a supposed "group of underground Minecraft experts who have been around since the days of Alpha", this book contains information and tips on things such as inventory layout, home design, defenses, and additional items such as spectral arrows and shields. This is also the first book to be published by Del Rey Books.
Minecraft: Mobestiary Minecraft Mobestiary.png October 10, 2017 Alex Wiltshire Provides general information on the mobs that are in the game from an in-lore perspective, as if a person inside of Minecraft's world were writing the entries. It also has information on mobs that does not appear anywhere else.
Minecraft for Beginners MCForBeginners.jpeg July 9, 2019[27] Stephanie Milton Provides a guide for building shelter, finding food, and mobs that the player may encounter, among other things.
Minecraft: Maps MCMaps.png October 8, 2019[28] Provides a look at fifteen biomes featured in Minecraft.
Minecraft: Blockopedia (Updated Edition) MCBlockopediaUpdated.png November 23, 2021[29] Craig Jelley Provides information on every single block in the game up through part 1 of Caves & Cliffs.[30]

Upcoming[]

Title Cover Published Author(s) Notes
Minecraft: Bite-Size Builds 2 N/A May 31, 2022[31]
TBA
Provides information on how to make structures such as jungle shrines and mineshaft trains, complete with step-by-step instructions.
Minecraft: Guide to Redstone (Updated) N/A September 6, 2022[32][33] Provides information on redstone components, redstone circuits, and complex mechanisms.
Minecraft: Guide to Survival (Updated) N/A Provides information on finding resources, crafting, and protecting one-self from hostile mobs.

Annuals[]

Title Cover Published Author(s) Notes
Minecraft: The Official Annual 2014 Annual 2014.jpg September 18, 2013[34] Jane Riordan
Stephanie Milton
Nick Farwell
Paul Soares Jr.
Provides additional information and tips about the game, including some from Notch.
The Official Minecraft Annual 2017 MCAnnual2017.png October 6, 2016[35] Stephanie Milton Provides survival challenges, tutorials on how to recreate builds from various Minecraft personalities, as well as info on MINECON and Block by Block.
The Official Minecraft Annual 2018 MCAnnual2018.png September 7, 2017[36] N/A Provides information about adventure mode and Realms, as well as a look back at Minecraft: Story Mode.
Minecraft Annual 2019 MCAnnual2019.png August 9, 2018[37] Stephanie Milton Provides building challenges, as well as a look at some builds made by the community.
Minecraft Annual 2020 MCAnnual2020.png September 5, 2019[38] N/A Provides a look back at ten years of Minecraft, including various builds, games, and challenges, as well as interviews with Mojang staff.
Minecraft Annual 2021[39] Minecraft Annual 2021.jpg N/A N/A Provides a look back at the past year, as well as information about recent updates, Minecraft Dungeons, and Minecraft Earth.
Minecraft Annual 2022[40] MCAnnual2022.png September 2, 2021 Dan Whitehead

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References[]

  1. Minecraft: Essential Handbook listing on Amazon
  2. Minecraft: Essential Handbook (Updated Edition) listing on Amazon
  3. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook listing on Amazon
  4. Minecraft: Redstone Handbook (Updated Edition) listing on Amazon
  5. Minecraft: Combat Handbook listing on Amazon
  6. Minecraft: Combat Handbook (Updated Edition)
  7. Minecraft: Construction Handbook listing on Amazon
  8. Minecraft: Construction Handbook (Updated Edition) listing on Amazon
  9. Minecraft: Guide to Exploration listing on Penguin Random House
  10. Minecraft: Guide to Survival listing on Penguin Random House
  11. Minecraft: Guide to Creative listing on Penguin Random House (archived)
  12. Minecraft: Guide to the Nether & the End listing on Penguin Random House
  13. Minecraft: Guide to Redstone listing on Penguin Random House
  14. Minecraft: Guide to Enchantments & Potions listing on Penguin Random House
  15. Minecraft: Guide to PVP Minigames listing on Penguin Random House
  16. Minecraft: Guide to Farming listing on Penguin Random House
  17. Minecraft: Guide to Ocean Survival listing on Penguin Random House
  18. Minecraft: Guide to Creative (Updated) listing on Penguin Random House
  19. Minecraft: Guide to Combat listing on Penguin Random House
  20. Minecraft: Exploded Builds: Medieval Fortress listing on Penguin Random House
  21. Minecraft: Let's Build! Theme Park Adventure listing on Penguin Random House
  22. Minecraft: Let's Build! Land of Zombies listing on Penguin Random House
  23. Minecraft: Epic Bases listing on Penguin Random House
  24. Minecraft: Bite-Size Builds listing on Penguin Random House
  25. Minecraft: Blockopedia listing on Amazon
  26. Minecraft: The Survivors' Book of Secrets listing on Penguin Random House
  27. Minecraft for Beginners listing on Penguin Random House
  28. Minecraft: Maps listing on Penguin Random House
  29. Minecraft: Blockopedia (Updated Edition) listing on Penguin Random House
  30. Minecraft: Blockopedia (Updated Edition) listing on Amazon
  31. Minecraft: Bite-Size Builds 2 listing on Penguin Random House
  32. Minecraft: Guide to Redstone (Updated) listing on Penguin Random House
  33. Minecraft: Guide to Survival (Updated) listing on Penguin Random House
  34. Minecraft: The Official Annual 2014 listing on Amazon
  35. The Official Minecraft Annual 2017 listing on Amazon
  36. The Official Minecraft Annual 2018 listing on Amazon
  37. Minecraft Annual 2019 listing on Amazon
  38. Minecraft Annual 2020 listing on Amazon
  39. Minecraft Annual 2021 listing on Amazon
  40. Minecraft Annual 2022 listing on Amazon
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