While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Action Adventure books.
The Knight, Edward the chubby horse, and of course the Magic Cartooning Elf are back for more fun, but this time they’re sharing the stage with a host of new characters.In Adventures in Cartooning: Characters In Action you’ll learn how to create your own kooky characters. And fresh faces are needed — the famous director Otto Airs is making a movie, and he’s invited everyone in the kingdom to audition! It’s your chance to dream up boatloads of wacky characters to star in the film. Discover how body language and expression are used to tell a story, dress a wizard to the nines, and choose the perfect rogue robot. After…
2. Zombies, Fireballs, Snakes, Death, and Candy: (A Halloween Action Adventure for Kids Age 9-12) (2018)
Apocalyptic mayhem. Sarcastic kids. Zombies in Halloween costumes. These are the ingredients for a hilarious, romping adventure! A mysterious disc falls from the sky and gives Declan and his friends one hour to find something to stop the apocalypse. Too bad they don’t understand what the annoying world-ending device actually wants them to find! Still, they like the world enough to try to save it. With a new catastrophe striking every ten minutes, a sarcastic nemesis hounding them, and zombies in Halloween costumes on the prowl, it won’t be easy. Young readers will love the sarcastic humor and the intense action…
3. Parachute Action Adventure for Kids: Paratroopers & Skydiving Heroes With Thrilling Parachute Pictures & Activities Book For Kids! (2013)
Parachute Action Adventure for Kids: This fully-illustrated children’s book exudes realism and insights into parachute background, training for paratroopers and necessities for sky diving as a sport! This educational publication explains and opens up a world of para-jumping action adventure for kids, promising to teach your children and help them understand everything about parachutes, paratroopers and skydivers, assisted by vividly clear illustrations and captivating photographs. This is a perfect ebook for kids to explore and discover the history of parachutes and the link between parachutes, paratroopers and skydiving. It…
4. Everflame (2019)
The world is old and full of lies, but also full of truth, and here between the earth and sky the questions fall to you.Long ago, when the earth was young, four ancient beings created human to be the bastion of the earth and its creatures, but when the Great Tyrant came and chased the Ancients away, the world was transformed into a place of fear and isolation. Over time, humans lost their connection with a world they had been created to protect, they forgot the ways of their ancient creators, and accepted the Tyrant’s lies as truths from the mouth of a god.Now, deep in the forests that surround Gray Mountain,…
5. StoryHack Action & Adventure, Issue Four (2019)
StoryHack, Issue Four is finally here! Featuring past favorite and new authors, all penning works of furious adventure. Here’s the lineup:HawkeMoonby Sidney Blaylock, Jr.The captain of the King's Guard vows to kill the assassin after the death of the King. There's only one problem: it turns out she may not have been the killer.Island Rescueby Spencer E. HartCollege-age Frank Mason accompanies his father to the private island of a reclusive billionaire and his lovely, yet lonely daughter. When armed men storm the house, what can they do to rescue their fathers?Beyond the Temple of Baktaarby Jason RestrickThree years ago, Sam Walters…
She’s out for blood.Every war must end, and this war’s been brewing in the shadows for generations.Now, Lilaci and Kera, together with the dragons, have a chance at something that may change the sands forever.But… they’ll have to take the fight to the homeland of the gods.With Lilaci now at the brink of death from her curse, how long can she hold out? And if she does, she’ll be face to face with the ones who truly murdered her family.The gods are powerful, and even with Kera’s dragons, nothing is certain.Experience the epic conclusion of The Dragon Sands series. Everything is on the line in this…
The Action Bible Devotional pairs selected stories from the bestselling Action Bible with spiritual lessons and action-adventure missions that launch kids’ faith into everyday life. Covering themes such as friendship, temptation, sibling rivalry, self-esteem, and materialism, The Action Bible Devotional offers a year’s worth of activities, questions, and ideas that will keep young readers engaged with the Bible every day….
8. Great Tales of Action and Adventure (1965)
I’m Kaden; a ten years, two months and twenty-one days old boy on the autism spectrum. However, my autism doesn’t define me. Mom and Dad say being autistic means I perceive the world a little differently than others. Although, I’m not sure how other people see it, because it doesn’t look all that different to me. At times, I have trouble expressing myself and, unfortunately, have difficulties making friends. I have always wanted a friend; someone other than my best-friend Rubik. He is my three-year-old rescue therapy dog and the two of us are inseparable…
10. Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist: How to Draw the New Streamlined Look of Action-Adventure Comics! (2007)
Maybe you’ve noticed. Today’s superheroes and action heroes aren’t as brawny and muscular as they used to be. In fact, almost all the characters in comic books and on TV have a fresh, new look—simplified, streamlined, edgier, with a hint of anime/cartoon design, and appealing to kids and adults alike. Now Christopher Hart, the superhero of how-to-draw books, has come to the rescue of artists everywhere with Simplified Anatomy for the Comic Book Artist. Anatomy has always been a difficult subject, but for this book Hart uses his straightforward approach to show a…
No plan survives contact with the enemy.Especially when the enemy has capabilities you didn’t know about.T’Chezz is upping the effort with the war and unleashing an unbound Demon on San Diego while Katie / Pandora and Calvin happen to be in town.However, to save Calvin, Katie is going to have to divulge more abilities that could get back to Korbin. So, he decides to increase the burn.Katie and Pandora are having to learn how to work together…and yet make sure that Korbin believes Katie isn’t being taken on a ride by a Demon with centuries of guile under her belt.Join Katie and Pandora as T’Chezz starts to understand the people of Earth…
Black and Gold Vigilante Justice Action and Adventure Crime Thriller series books 1-3 (Black and Gold Boxed Sets Book 1) Note to all: “Action-Adventure” is a category with a lot of wiggle room, especially since the list’s creator didn’t even specify that the book must be fiction. Books shelved as action-adventure: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, The Lightning Th Discover the best Action & Adventure Fiction in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers.
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Living the Hero’s Journey: Exploring Your Role in the Action-Adventure of a Lifetime
Author(s): Will Craig
Publisher: Live and Learn Publishing, Year: 7 Sept 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
The Hollywood Action and Adventure Film
Author(s): Yvonne Tasker
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2015, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
A World of Her Own. 24 Amazing Women Explorers and Adventurers
Author(s): Michael Elsohn Ross
Publisher: Independent Publishers Group;Chicago Review Press, Year: 2014, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
Pyramid. Action Adventures
Author(s): Steve Jackson
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2010, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT: The Mayan Adventure (Technology in Action)
Author(s): James Floyd Kelly
Publisher: Apress, Year: 2008, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
Simplified anatomy for the comic book artist : how to draw the new streamlined look of action-adventure comics!
Author(s): Christopher Hart
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications , Year: 2007, Size: 84 Mb, Download: cbr
Action Figures: Men, Action Films, and Contemporary Adventure Narratives
Author(s): Mark Gallagher
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2006, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
LEGO Mindstorms NXT. The Mayan adventure
Author(s): James Floyd Kelly
Publisher: Apress , Year: 2006, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.