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The Best Children’s Books About Or Featuring Dolls

“What are the best Children’s books about Dolls?” We looked at 136 of the top Children’s Doll books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 5 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Kids Doll” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 125+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 5 Best Children’s Doll Books

5 .) Through the Doll’s House Door written by Jane Gardam

Through the Doll's House Door

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Old Childrens Books

Two girls lose interest in playing with their doll house after moving from London to Wales but the dolls in the house amuse themselves by telling stories about their exciting pasts.

4 .) The Mouse and His Child written by Russell Hoban

The Mouse and His Child

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Old Childrens Books

Two discarded toy mice survive perilous adventures in a hostile world before finding security and happiness with old friends and new.

3 .) The Doll’s House written by Rumer Godden

The Doll's House

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Old Childrens Books

The activities, sorrows, and joys of a family of dolls living in an old doll house are related from the dolls’ point of view.

2 .) Home Is the Sailor written by Rumer Godden

Home Is the Sailor

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Old Childrens Books

1 .) Corduroy written by Don Freeman


Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Read That Again

A toy bear in a department store wants a number of things, but when a little girl finally buys him he finds what he has always wanted most of all.

The 125+ Additional Best Kids Doll Books

6A Horse’s Tale: Ten Adventures in 100 YearsNancy LuennGoodreads
7A Is For Annabelle: A Doll’s AlphabetTasha Tudor
Read That Again
8A Pocket For CorduroyDon Freeman
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9Adventures of the Little Wooden HorseUrsula Moray WilliamsGoodreads
10Alexander and the Wind-Up MouseLeo LionniGoodreads
11Among the DollsWilliam SleatorGoodreads
12Amy’s EyesRichard KennedyGoodreads
13Away to the MoonJohn SymondsGoodreads
14Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the BraveMarianna MayerGoodreads
15Babes in ToylandToby BluthGoodreads
16Behind the Attic WallSylvia CassedyGoodreads
17BelowNina Crews
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Old Childrens Books
19Bobbs and the Little BoyDiane PageGoodreads
20Bobbs and the Little Boy Meet AgnesDiane PageGoodreads
21Caitlin’s HolidayHelen V. GriffithGoodreads
22Clever BillWilliam NicholsonGoodreads
23Doll TroubleHelen V. GriffithGoodreads
24Edith and Mr. BearDare WrightGoodreads
25Elf on the Shelf – a Christmas TraditionCarol V. AebersoldGoodreads
26Five Dolls and the DukeHelen ClareGoodreads
27Five Dolls in a HouseHelen ClareGoodreads
28Four Dolls. 
Old Childrens Books
29Frosty the Snow ManAnnie North BedfordGoodreads
30Harry And LuluArthur Yorinks
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31Hitty, Her First Hundred YearsRachel FieldGoodreads
32House of DollsFrancesca Lia BlockGoodreads
33I’m Afraid Your Teddy Is in Trouble TodayJancee DunnGoodreads
34Ivy CottageE.J. TaylorGoodreads
35JumanjiChris Van AllsburgGoodreads
36Katherine’s DollElizabeth Winthrop
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37Knight’s Castle (Tales of Magic, #2)Edward EagerGoodreads
38Lady DaisyDick King-SmithGoodreads
39Little PlumRumer GoddenGoodreads
40Little Teddy Left BehindAnne ManganGoodreads
41Manuela’s Birthday. 
Old Childrens Books
42Mennyms Alive (Mennyms, #5)Sylvia WaughGoodreads
43Mennyms Alone (Mennyms, #4)Sylvia WaughGoodreads
44Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, #2)Sylvia WaughGoodreads
45Mennyms Under Siege (Mennyms, #3)Sylvia WaughGoodreads
46Merry, Rose, and Christmas-Tree JuneDoris OrgelGoodreads
47Midnight in the DollhouseMarjorie Filley StoverGoodreads
48Miss Happiness and Miss FlowerRumer GoddenGoodreads
49Miss HickoryCarolyn Sherwin BaileyGoodreads
50Miss Mouse Takes OffJan Ormerod
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51Miss Mouse’s DayJan Ormerod
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52Miss Suzy (Miss Suzy, #1)Miriam YoungGoodreads
53My Bear And MeBarbara Maitland
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54My DollyWoody Guthrie
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55Noddy Goes To ToylandEnid BlytonGoodreads
56Nora’s StarsSatomi IchikawaGoodreads
57NutcrackerE.T.A. HoffmannGoodreads
58Oddkins: A Fable for All AgesDean KoontzGoodreads
59PinocchioCarlo CollodiGoodreads
60Pippo Gets Lost (1988)Helen Oxenbury
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61Playground DayJennifer Merz
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62Raggedy Andy StoriesJohnny GruelleGoodreads
63Raggedy Ann and Andy and the Camel with the Wrinkled KneesJohnny GruelleGoodreads
64Raggedy Ann StoriesJohnny GruelleGoodreads
65Rosy’s VisitorsJudy Hindley
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66Roy and Roo Take a Trip to the ZooDiane PageGoodreads
67Rudolph the Red-Nosed ReindeerRick BunsenGoodreads
68Sophie And RoseKathryn Lasky
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69Sybil and the Blue RabbitJane JohnsonGoodreads
70Tatty RattyHelen Cooper
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71That Dancin’ DollyJennifer Merz
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72The Adventures of two Dutch Dolls and a GolliwoggFlorence Kate UptonGoodreads
73The Angel and the Soldier BoyPeter CollingtonGoodreads
74The Apple DollElisa Kleven
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75The Battle of Luke and LongnoseBarbara McClintockGoodreads
76The Castle in the Attic (The Castle in the Attic, #1)Elizabeth WinthropGoodreads
77The Christmas DollsCarol Beach YorkGoodreads
78The Dark (The Stuff of Legend, #1)Mike RaichtGoodreads
79The Doll HospitalJames DuffyGoodreads
80The Doll People (Doll People, #1)Ann M. MartinGoodreads
81The Dollhouse CaperJean S. O’ConnellGoodreads
82The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes TreasuryBill WattersonGoodreads
83The Ginghams: The Backward Picnic (A Little Golden Book)Joan BowdenGoodreads
84The Hidden HouseMartin WaddellGoodreads
85The House at Pooh Corner (Winnie-the-Pooh, #2)A.A. MilneGoodreads
86The Indian in the CupboardLynne Reid BanksGoodreads
87The Kingfisher Book of Toy StoriesLaura CecilGoodreads
88The Last MimzyHenry KuttnerGoodreads
89The Little Girl and the Tiny DollEdward ArdizzoneGoodreads
90The Lonely DollDare WrightGoodreads
91The Magic CityE. NesbitGoodreads
92The Magic of AhBirthe AltonGoodreads
93The Mennyms (Mennyms, #1)Sylvia WaughGoodreads
94The Miraculous Journey of Edward TulaneKate DiCamilloGoodreads
95The Night After ChristmasJames StevensonGoodreads
96The Night the Toys Came to LifeEnid BlytonGoodreads
97The Paper PrincessElisa Kleven
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98The Racketty-Packetty HouseFrances Hodgson BurnettGoodreads
99The Return of the TwelvesPauline ClarkeGoodreads
100The SnowmanRaymond BriggsGoodreads
101The Steadfast Tin SoldierHans Christian AndersenGoodreads
102The Story of Delicia. 
Old Childrens Books
103The Story of Holly and IvyRumer GoddenGoodreads
104The Story of Solomon BearPhillip LairdGoodreads
105The Tale of Two Bad MiceBeatrix PotterGoodreads
106The Teddy BearDavid McPhail
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107The Teddy Bears’ PicnicJimmy KennedyGoodreads
108The Teddy Robinson StorybookJoan G. RobinsonGoodreads
109The Three Toymakers 
Old Childrens Books
110The Trouble With BabyMarisabina Russo
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111The Tub PeoplePam ConradGoodreads
112The Velveteen RabbitMargery Williams BiancoGoodreads
113The Very Best DollJulia Noonan
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114The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian JiggsPhoebe GilmanGoodreads
115The World of PoohA.A. MilneGoodreads
116The Woven Path (Tales from the Wyrd Museum, #1)Robin JarvisGoodreads
117Time To Get Up, Time To GoDavid Milgrim
Read That Again
118Toby and the NighttimePaul HorganGoodreads
119Tom And In The Garden (1988)Helen Oxenbury
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120Tom And Pippo Go For A WalkHelen Oxenbury
Read That Again
121Tom And Pippo Go ShoppingHelen Oxenbury
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122Tom And Pippo Make A Mess (1988)Helen Oxenbury
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123Tom And Pippo Read A Story (1988)Helen Oxenbury
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124Tom And Pippo’s Day (1988)Helen Oxenbury
Read That Again
125Too Big!Claire Masurel
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126Toy StoryBetty G. BirneyGoodreads
127Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic (Toys, #3)Emily JenkinsGoodreads
128Toys Go Out: Being the Adventures of a Knowledgeable Stingray, a Toughy Little Buffalo, and Someone Called Plastic (Toys #1)Emily JenkinsGoodreads
129Utensils Have Feelings TooLeah StrofieldGoodreads
130Waggy and His FriendsPatricia M. ScarryGoodreads
131What Does My Teddy Bear Do All Day?Bruno Hachler
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132When the Dolls WokeMarjorie Filley StoverGoodreads
133When The Teddy Bears CameMartin Waddell
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134William’s DollCharlotte Zolotow
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135Winnie-the-Pooh (Winnie-the-Pooh, #1)A.A. MilneGoodreads
136ZathuraChris Van AllsburgGoodreads

3 Best Kid’s Doll Book Sources/Lists

Read That Again Children’s Book Reviews — Books About Dolls And Stuffed Animals …
Goodreads Children’s Literature – Sentient Toys (124 books) – Goodreads
Old Childrens Books Doll Books | Old Children’s Books