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.

Books for Class Discussions

A list of books that have complex themes or unusual features that can be used for discussions in classes or book clubs.

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.


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.

Life Lessons

Children’s books that talk about life issues or teach life lessons.

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.

The Power of Imagination

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

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 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 Without Adults

Doll Books – I originally call this Girls and Their Dolls, but for some reason, the page had a lot of formatting issues that I tried to fix so many times and just wouldn’t stay fixed that I just remade the page.

Ghost Books

Holiday Books

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

It’s Been a Long Strange Field Trip

It Was All a Dream

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 1/18/2020:

Oldest Book 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)

Book with the Most Views: Magic Elizabeth (729)

Series with the Most Views: The Land of Pleasant Dreams (735)

Book with the Most Likes: Mystery on the Isle of Skye and Mrs. Armitage on Wheels (12)

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

*Most Underappreciated Book:

Mailing May

A young girl in 1914 wants to go visit her grandmother, but her family can’t afford the train ticket . . . until they realize that they can afford for her to travel as mail. Based on a true story. By Michael O. Tunnell.

* Not every book gets the attention it really deserves. When you tell people which books were viewed the most or liked the most, then the books that are already getting attention just get more attention. This part is for books that deserve to be noticed more. Basically, I’m just trying to even the score.  Enjoy!