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Recommended reading

Prepare for your visit

Storybook Land simply wouldn’t exist without the dozens of nursery rhymes and children’s stories that have inspired the park since its inception.

The first set completed at Storybook Land was the old woman’s shoe, a slide built into a giant shoe-shaped house. That was, of course, based on the nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.”

Here’s a comprehensive list of all of the nursery rhymes, fairy tales and children’s books to read before your visit to Storybook Land this summer.

Mother Goose

  • “Hickory Dickory Dock”
  • “Humpty Dumpty”
  • “Jack and Jill”
  • “Jack Be Nimble”
  • “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
  • “Mary, Mary Quite Contrary”
  • “Peter Peter”
  • “Purple Cow”
  • “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”
  • “The Cow Jumped Over the Moon”
  • “The House that Jack Built”
  • “Three Little Kittens”
  • “There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”

The Brothers Grimm

  • “Cinderella”
  • “Rapunzel”
  • “Snow White”


  • “Billy Goats Gruff”
  • “Frosty the Snowman”
  • “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”
  • “Jack and the Beanstalk”
  • “Pinocchio”
  • “The Gingerbread Man”
  • “The Little Engine that Could”
  • “The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan”
  • “Three Little Pigs”

Chapter Books

  • “Peter and Wendy”
  • “The Black Stallion”
  • “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”
  • “Winnie the Pooh”
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