One of the best ways to get kids to the next level is with books. Since studies show that kids with books at home have a better chance of academic and social success, why not start early? Check out all our favorite Disney books for kids. From first reader series, to picture books to chapter books. Wherever your child is on their reading journey, there will surely be something fun here for them to get excited about.
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Our Favorite Disney Kids Books and Series
Whether you are just getting started building your book collection, or need a few fresh titles to add to the mix, here are some favorites from Disney Books right now that we absolutely love. And if you want a preview of any of these ahead of time you can check out all the Disney Books on Libby for free to see which titles are best for your kid’s Disney bookshelf.
Star Wars Series by Caitlin Kennedy
This first-reader series follows our favorite Star Wars characters through some tough times. Perfect for younger readers, kids can learn new vocabulary and problem-solving!
Bruce Series by Ryan T. Higgins
We love Mother Bruce. He has a whole series of books as he tackles the trials of parenting baby geese. Super cute illustrations and even a Christmas title make this adorable picture book set perfect for Disney-loving children.
Princess Series by Cynthia Rylant
We can never get enough fairy tales. And these picture books by Cynthia Rylant are absolutely gorgeous. Walt Disney’s Cinderella picture book is illustrated by Walt Disney Animations’ most famous woman illustrator- Mary Blair. Beautiful books for any collection.
Pirates of the Caribbean by George Bruns
Based on one of Disney’s most popular attractions, this Pirates of the Caribbean picture book comes with a CD and fun and rowdy illustrations by Mike Wall. A must-have for any aspiring Disney pirate.
Seriously. Timmy Failure is super fun. For both chapter book readers and adults. You just can’t help loving this mistake-making kid detective. Add in his sidekick polar bear companion- Total, their own detective agency Failure Inc. and a lot of mysteries to solve around town and you have one good story. Thankfully you can dive into the whole series. And watch the movie version on Disney+.
Artemis Fowl Series
If Artemis Fowl sounds like a crazy ride, you wouldn’t be wrong. This 12-year-old criminal mastermind- head of the Fowl criminal empire- kidnaps a fairy in exchange for a large ransom. This is an absolutely gripping series even if you never thought you’d believe in fairies. Artemis plays a hero-criminal battling greed, good and evil. This is a 9-book series, so you’ll have plenty to read, once you get hooked.
Can’t go to Walt Disney World in real life? Get up close and personal with every Walt Disney World park in Ridley Pearson’s series about the bad guys coming out at night. The keys to the kingdom are held by a group of 5 kids that must protect the parks.
The Isle of the Lost Descendants Series
We love Descendants! Check out the book series that started it all. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see these Disney Channel Original Movies, catch up on Disney+ or read all about the Disney Villains’ descendants before you watch. Maleficent, The Evil Queen, Jafar, and Cruella have some pretty amazing kids, and they’re about to leave the Isle of the Lost. Heading to Auradon Prep our descendants arrive at the boarding school for the children of heroes and princesses. Get ready to clash.
The Twisted Tale Series
We love a good Twisted Fairy Tale. The Twisted Tale series is all about new stories with familiar characters. We’ve written about the Frozen Twisted Tale and the Peter Pan Twisted Tale but there’s a whole series with all your favorite characters. Check them all out here.
Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne
There is nothing so homey as Winnie the Pooh. While practically everyone has been raised with this silly old bear, how many have actually read the books? Let us tell you they’re cozy and comforting. Perfect for a rainy Sunday, anxious kids, or anyone needing to revisit the safety of childhood.
The Nightmare Before Christmas by Tim Burton
Ah, a Halloween-Christmas Mashup classic picture book for the whole family. Be sure to watch the film version as well. This is such a good story for both holidays all about accepting who you are, finding your path, and appreciating your strengths and the strengths of others. A must-read/see, every season.
P.L. Travers held pretty tight to her illustrious nanny Mary Poppins, known worldwide, as we learn in the film Saving Mr. Banks. And once you read the actual books you’ll see why. These are perfect Read-Aloud books for kids 8 and up. Take turns reading chapters before bed, and work through the series together. While these are digestible for younger children, the lessons held within are more relevant for the 8-12 crowd.
Classic Fairytales Collectors Books
And if you’re looking for something beautiful to add to your bookshelves, grab these gorgeous illustrated hardcover versions of your favorite classic fairytales. These make great Disney gift books and share some of the best stories of all time.
The Best Disney Books for Kids
There you have it. Chances are we’ll add to this list as we find amazing stories in beautiful book editions to share. In the meantime cozy up with one of these favorites. And take new adventures from home. Check out all our favorite Disney Books for Kids on Amazon.
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