Disney fans aren’t just fans of the parks and the movies. They are also fans of the man himself…Walt Disney. The driving force behind Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
Like most Disney fans, I can’t get enough of the stories of his life and legacy. Fortunately there are more than enough books for fans of Walt Disney to keep us all busy!
There are so many books that I couldn’t possible list all of them. But here is a brief look at 10 of the best.
Books for Fans of Walt Disney
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1. Walt Disney: His Life in Pictures features lots of photos and illustrations of Walt Disney, from his early years until his final days.
2. LIFE Magazine has followed Walt Disney’s career since the very beginning. LIFE Walt Disney: From Mickey to the Magic Kingdom is a beautiful tribute to the man and his legend.
3. Fans of Walt Disney love to quote him. Quotable Walt Disney contains over 250 pages filled with Walt Disney quotes on just about every topic.
4. The award winning Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination is full of facts and details about Walt’s life.
5. Originally published in 1976, Walt Disney: An American Original stands the test of time with its rare collection of photographs.
6. Filled with stories your probably haven’t heard, The Revised Vault of Walt: Unofficial Disney Stories Never Told is a pleasure to read for any true Disney fan.
7. In the book Walt Before Mickey: Disney’s Early Years, readers get a closer look at Disney’s earliest days as an animator.
8. If you are looking for a positive, light-hearted look at the life of Walt Disney, be sure to check out How to Be Like Walt: Capturing the Disney Magic Every Day of Your Life.
Books for Kids
9. The “Who Was?” series of books offers easy to read, yet thorough, biographies for children. Who Was Walt Disney? gives children a closer look at the life of this legend.
10. The “I Am” biography series from Scholastic includes a closer look at the life of Walt Disney in I Am Walt Disney.
Do you have a favorite book about Walt Disney that didn’t make the list? Please let me know in the comments!