Books for kids who love Disney films

Are your little ones obsessed with Elsa, Moana or Nemo? Then they’ll love these children’s books for Disney fans.

10/02/2020

With such a wide range of media now fighting for children’s attention – from films and television to computer games and YouTube  – it can be difficult to get kids interested in reading. Sharing books with characters and stories that children already connect with can help them engage with the page as eagerly as they do with the screen. These books are sure to delight any kids who love Disney films.

Books for kids who love Disney’s The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

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Illustrated by Miriam Bos

For children aged 0–3

This beautifully illustrated board book is the perfect way to introduce very young children to the classic tale of Mowgli, Baloo and Bagheera. The push, pull and slide mechanisms help little ones bring to life the story of growing up and finding a place in the world.

 

 

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Into the Jungle

by Katherine Rundell

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For children aged 5–9

This stunning book with a foiled cover and vibrant coloured illustrations is a must for little fans of The Jungle Book. Katherine Rundell has created charming and compelling origin stories for all of the best-loved characters from this classic story, from Baloo and Shere Khan to Kaa and Bagheera. Children will love hearing stories about the early years of all their favourites.

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The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

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For children aged 9–12

Slightly older fans of The Jungle Book will enjoy Rudyard Kipling’s original stories which inspired the Disney animation. Meet human boy Mowgli, sleek panther Bagheera, 'sleepy brown bear' Baloo and conniving tiger Shere Khan in one of the world's best-loved books. A collection of short stories and poems centred on this charming cast, The Jungle Book not only follows Mowgli's journey to learn the Law of the Jungle from his animal companions, but also introduces some other wonderful characters in stories such as 'Rikki-Tikki-Tavi' and 'The White Seal'.

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Books for kids who love Disney’s Alice in Wonderland

Busy Alice In Wonderland

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Illustrated by Colonel Moutarde

For children aged 0–3

Push, pull and turn the mechanisms as you explore Wonderland in this colourful board book, which features all the characters children will recognise from Disney’s film. In Alice's adventures, nothing is ever as it seems, for Wonderland is magical, beyond your wildest dreams . . .

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Alice in Wonderland

by Lewis Carroll

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For children aged 3–5

This fresh, modern and colourful retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale comes with an audio CD, read by Joanne Froggatt, which is perfect for reading along. Elegantly simplified text retains the most memorable lines from the original story, while rich illustrations perfectly capture the whimsy of Wonderland.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

by Lewis Carroll

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For children aged 5–9

Children will be charmed by Lewis Carroll’s original story of Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole. This beautiful Macmillan Collector’s Library edition with Sir John Tenniel’s original illustrations makes the perfect gift for Alice fans. 

 

 

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Return to Wonderland

by Various

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For children aged 9–12

What happens in Wonderland when Alice isn’t there? Find out with this collection of stories from some of today’s biggest children’s authors, including Peter Bunzl, Lauren St John and Amy Wilson. These brand-new stories that revisit Wonderland’s amazing cast of characters are perfect for children who can’t get enough of the magical world.

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Books for kids who love Disney’s Frozen

The Snow Queen

by Dan Taylor

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For children aged 0–3

Little fans of Anna and Christoph’s adventures will be equally charmed by the story of best friends Gerda and Kay and the wicked Snow Queen. This beautifully illustrated book is the perfect introduction to the classic fairy tale. 

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Snowglobe

by Amy Wilson

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For children aged 9–12

Older children who love the icy magic of Frozen will adore this spellbinding story of a thousand magical worlds from the author of A Girl Called Owl. When Clementine discovers a mysterious house in the middle of town which she has never seen before, she is powerfully drawn towards it. The house is full of snowglobes, each containing a trapped magician, watched over by Gan, the bitter keeper of the house. Clementine discovers Dylan, a boy who teases her in the real world, trapped inside a snowglobe, and knows she must venture into this magical realm to help.

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Books for kids who love Disney’s Finding Nemo

Sea Creatures

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If your young child is fascinated by the underwater scenes and bright colours of Finding Nemo, they’ll love exploring busy rockpools, beautiful coral reefs and the deep dark sea in this colourful interactive book with chunky push, pull and slide mechanisms.

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The Snail and the Whale

by Julia Donaldson

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Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

For children aged 3–5

Fans of Nemo’s underwater adventures will love this charming tale of the snail and the whale, two friends who go on an adventure around the world. They pass volcanoes and icebergs, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so tiny. But when the whale is beached in a bay, only the snail can save the day. 

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Books for kids who love Disney’s Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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Illustrated by Miriam Bos

For children aged 0–3

This fun board book, with push, pull and slide mechanisms, is the perfect introduction to J. M. Barrie’s much-loved story. Follow the Darling children as they travel to Neverland, befriend the Lost Boys and come face to face with Captain Hook.

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Peter Pan and Wendy

by J. M. Barrie

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Illustrated by Mabel Lucie Atwell

For children aged 5–9

This edition of J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Wendy was originally retold by May Byron for younger children, with the approval of the author. Mabel Lucie Atwell’s gentle illustrations bring life to the classic story, and the beautiful foiled cover makes this edition a beautiful gift for children, and for adults who refuse to grow up.

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Books for kids who love Disney’s The Lion King

Busy Lion Cubs

by Campbell Books

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Illustrated by Maria Nevadova

For children aged 0–3

Little ones will love this interactive board book full of cute lion cubs and with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations.  Push, pull and slide the mechanisms to bring the lions to life, as they play hide and seek and learn how to roar.

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Books for kids who love Disney’s Cinderella

Cinderella

by Dan Taylor

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Illustrated by Dan Taylor

For children aged 0–3

Cinderella will go to the ball in this colourful board book with interactive mechanisms that little ones will love. This is a wonderful introduction to a classic fairy tale for very young children.

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Cinderella

by Stephen Tucker

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Illustrated by Stephen Tucker

For children aged 3–5

Nick Sharratt retells the classic fairy tale in his irreverent, playful rhyme that is perfect for reading aloud along with the audio CD. With brightly coloured illustrations, flaps to lift and pop-up surprises to discover, children will read this book again and again.

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