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10 Disney books to add to your reading list

If you’re like me, a cup of tea and a big, long book is the perfect way to spend any morning, afternoon or evening. I have a running joke (at least I think it’s funny) with my roommate where I go “Guess how many cups of tea I’ve had today,” and I don’t think she’s ever been wrong in her guess. It usually ranges from three to six.

I just like tea okay.

Anyways, all of that to say, reading is the best. If you’re looking for a new book to read, look to Disney! They have many fantastic novels that will bring even more magic to your reading world. Some of these books are actually produced by Disney while others are books related to Disney.

1. “Tales from the Haunted Mansion”

Disney released volume one last year and I have only heard good things about it so far. If Haunted Mansion is a beloved ride and/or movie, you should check out this book.

2. “Haunted Mansion” comics

I stumbled across the first Haunted Mansion comic when I was in a comic store last summer with my boyfriend. (Thanks Jordan!) While I have only read the first one, it was absolutely charming and makes for a quick read when you don’t have time to invest in a longer novel.

3. “The Jungle Book”

Hailed a classic for many reasons, Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” will give you a new perspective of these beloved tales.

4. “Peter and the Starcatchers”

I remember reading these books when I was about 12 years old, and I absolutely adored them. They’re made for younger children, so you’ll be able to finish it quickly. There are three sequels too so don’t worry about not being able to get enough!

5. The Art of __ books

There are many books dedicated to showing the animation art of many different Disney films. It is so fun to look through the pictures and see the process of how our beloved Disney movies came to life.

6. “Creativity Inc.” 

This book was recently recommended to me by a professor, and it is a book written by the president of Pixar who talks about the challenges of being a manager in a creative environment along with stories about working in Pixar.

7. “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh”

If you haven’t read this beloved childhood novel, I don’t know why you’re still reading this post! I read this book for the first time when I was about 10 years old. I was at the library scouring the shelves for new reading material and putting as many books in my bag as I could carry when I ran across it. I had grown up loving Winnie the Pooh (Eeyore has always been my favorite character) and I was so excited to have found the book. Spoiler alert: The movie is just like the book! It is so nostalgic and full of happiness.

8. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

I listened to this audiobook as I was driving home from Oregon this winter. Lewis Carroll’s story is full of whimsical stories and outlandish characters making for a great read (or listen).

9. “Mary Poppins”

After watching “Saving Mr. Banks,” which you all should do, “Mary Poppins” has flown to the top of my reading list. It must have been pretty amazing for Walt Disney to go to all that trouble to produce a movie about it.

10. Kingdom Keepers series

Last but certainly not least, embark your journey in reading the Kingdom Keeper series. I have read the first book in this series, “Disney After Dark,” at least four times and I have read all seven Kingdom Keepers books as well. There is now “The Return” series of three books that recently came out, so I have added that to my list as well. These books tell the stories of five teenagers who are chosen to fight against the Disney villains and save the parks. Your knowledge of Disney will increase and you’ll be transported into a whole new world when you start reading these novels.

What are you waiting for? Go make your tea and grab one of these books!

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