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Recommended Toy Fiction

Whenever a book or author has won an important award, an abbreviation of the award title is included in parenthesis. For a keyed list of these awards, click here.

NOVELS
 
   
Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin    Miss Hickory (1946) (New)
   
Banks, Lynne Reid The Indian in the Cupboard (1980)
The Return of the Indian (1986)
The Secret of the Indian (1989)
The Mystery of the Cupboard (1993)
The Key to the Indian (1998)
   
Black, Holly Doll Bones (2013)
   
Block, Francesca Lia House of Dolls (2010)
   
Burnett, Frances Hodgson Racketty-Packetty House (1906)
   
Collodi, Carlo          Pinocchio (1883)
   
DiCamillo, Kate The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (2006) (BG-HB)
   
Field, Rachel           Hitty, Her First Hundred Years (1929) (New)
   
Fine, Anne               The Jamie and Angus Stories (2002) (BG-HB)
   
Godden, Rumer                  The Doll’s House (1958)
                                             Miss Happiness and Miss Flower (1961)
Little Plum (1963)
   
Hoban, Russell                    The Mouse and His Child (1967)
   
Hoffmann, E. T. A.   The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (1816)
   
Jones, Diana Wynne    Homeward Bounders (1981)
  The Game (2007)
   
Jenkins, Emily Toys Go Out (2006)
Toy Dance Party (2008)
Toys Come Home (2011)
   
Martin, Ann M & Laura Godwin The Doll People (1998)
The Meanest Doll in the World (2008)
The Runaway Dolls (2008)
   
Milne, A. A.              Winnie the Pooh (1926)
The House at Pooh Corner (1928)
   
Nesbit, Edith           The Magic City (1910)
   
Waugh, Sylvia                         The Mennyms (1993) (Guard) (& 4 sequels)
   
Williams, Margery  The Velveteen Rabbit (1922)
   
Winthrop, Elizabeth           The Castle in the Attic (1985)
   
PICTURE BOOKS
 
   
Daywalt, Drew The Day The Crayons Quit (2013)
The Day the Crayons Came Home (2015)
   
Freeman, Don Beady Bear (1954)
Corduroy (1968)
   
Godden, Rumer The Story of Holly and Ivy (1958)
   
Gravett, Emily Monkey and Me (2007)
   
Grey, Mini Traction Man Is Here (2005) (BG-HB)
Traction Man Meets Turbodog (2008) 
Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey (2011) 
Toys in Space (2012)
   
Hall, Michael Red: A Crayon’s Story (2015)
   
Henkes, Kevin Penny and her Doll (2012)
   
Johnson, Crockett Harold and the Purple Crayon (1955)
   
Lionni, Leo Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse (1969) (CaldH)
   
Lucas, David Christmas at the Toy Museum (2012)
   
Piper, Watty The Little Engine That Could (1930)
   
Portis, Antoinette Not a Box (2006)
Not a Stick (2007)
   
Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Two Bad Mice (1904)
   
Rosen, Michael Red Ted and the Lost Things (2009)
   
Ungerer, Tomi Otto: The Autobiography of a Teddy Bear (2012)
   
Van Allsburg, Chris Jumanji (1981)
Zathura (2002)
   
Wiesner, David Mr Wuffles (2013)
   
Willems, Mo Knuffle Bunny (2004) (CaldH)
Knuffle Bunny Too (2007)
Knuffle Bunny Free (2010)
Horray for Amanda and Her Alligator! (2011)