These are lists of the children’s books on this site according to certain genres and themes and special pages about the connection between books and movies and other special topics.

Books By Decade

All of the books and series on this site, sorted by the decade of publication.

Books By State

A list of books that take place in different states in the United States.

Historical Fiction by Period

This is the complete list of all the historical fiction on this site by period, including books that are not part of a series.

Books Based on Folk Tales

Books based on folk tales and fairy tales from around the world.

Little Golden Books

A popular collection of picture books for young children.


This is a list of books that read somewhat like fantasy or fairy tales, but no actual magic occurs or fantasy elements are left vague.

Pseudo-Ghost Stories

A list of books that are somewhat spooky or scary but do not have real ghosts (think Scooby-Doo-like stories).  Most fall under the category of mystery, but not all.

Books for Boys

Books with interesting boy characters.

Girls with Ambition

Books with girls who have particular ambitions in life or who have to overcome obstacles to achieve their goals.

Uncommon Professions

A list of children’s books that have characters who have unusual professions, both contemporary and historical.

Father and Child Stories

Stories that feature fathers as primary caregivers or that explore the relationships of fathers and their children.

Christian Books

Books and series with Christian themes.

Horrifying Children’s Literature

Unintentionally horrifying children’s literature. Some things that were considered acceptable in older children’s literature are no longer acceptable today.

Surreal Stories

Some of the strangest books in children’s literature, that contain strange, improbable, or inexplicable happenings.

Enchanting Places

Children’s books about realistic places that have charming qualities.

The Power of Imagination

Books that demonstrate the power of imagination or that take place in the characters’ imaginations.

Cottagecore Style Nostalgic Children’s Books

A list of vintage and nostalgic books that fit the cottagecore aesthetic.

Dark and Light Academia Nostalgic Children’s Books

Nostalgic children’s books which fit the aesthetics of dark and light academia, focusing on a love of books, learning, knowledge, and self-discovery.

Books I’d Like to See Reprinted

Children’s books that are out of print but I would like to see back in print.

My Requests

Books that I halfway remember but not completely.  If anyone else recognizes them, please let me know what they are!

Books from or About Different Countries

Books by Country

A list of books that take place in different countries.

German Children’s Books

Children’s books written by German authors, sorted by time period.

Books and Movies

Reading Rainbow Books

A list of picture books presented on the children’s television show Reading Rainbow.

Disney Movies from Books

A list of Disney movies that were based on books.

Studio Ghibli Movies from Books

A list of books that were made into movies by Studio Ghibli.

Other Movies from Children’s Books

Disney isn’t the only company that has used books for inspiration for movies.

Books That Should Be Movies

Books that I wish would be made into movies.

Books With Similar Themes and Topics

If you’re looking for a book on a particular theme or one that resembles something that you’ve read, try here!

Boarding School Stories

Children Go to Live with Strangers

Children Without Adults

Doll Books

Ghost Books

Holiday Books

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

It’s Been a Long Strange Field Trip

It Was All a Dream

Moving to a New House

Princess Books

Psychic Abilities

Strange Adventures While Visiting People

Stuffed Animals

Summer Camp or Camping Out

Time Travel

Treasure Hunt Stories

Twin Stories

Witch Books

Wizard Books

Site Stats

As of 9/12/2022:

Oldest Books by Original Publishing Date: Alice in Wonderland (1865), The Enchanted Forest (1856, 1974), and The Nutcracker (1816, 1987)

Oldest Book by Printing Date: Mother Carey’s Chickens (1911)

Books with the Most Views: The Snowy Day Mystery and Magic Elizabeth

Series with the Most Views: The Land of Pleasant Dreams

Books with the Most Likes:

Book with the Most Comments: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Imogene’s Antlers

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