87 Books Featured in “You’ve Got Mail”

This Easter Sunday, I decided to go on my own Easter Egg hunt and compile a list of all the books I could find in Kathleen Kelly’s ‘The Shop Around The Corner” from Upper West Side movie classic You’ve Got Mail, starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.

When he first comes into her shop, Kathleen tells Joe Fox that “When you read a book as a child it becomes part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your life does.”

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So here it is … 87 titles visible in “The Shop Around the Corner”:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

The Trumpet Of The Swan – E.B. White

Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

Sherlock Holmes – Conan Doyle

Just So Stories – Rudyard Kipling

Robin Hood – Lawrence Edward Watkin

Stuart Little – E.B. White

Boy – Roald Dahl

Hop On Pop – Dr. Seuss

The Cat In The Hat – Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! – Dr. Seuss

Fox in Socks – Dr. Seuss

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Dr. Seuss

The Lorax – Dr. Seuss

Green Eggs and Ham – Dr. Seuss

Horton Hatches the Egg – Dr. Seuss

Dazzle The Dinosaur – Marcus Pfister

The Stupids Have a Ball – Harry Allard and James Marshall

The Stupids Die – Harry Allard and James Marshall

The Stupids Step Out – Harry Allard and James Marshall

Charlie Parker Played be Bop – Chris Raschka

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle

Miss Spider’s New Car – David Kirk

Miss Spider’s Tea Party – David Kirk

Miss Spider’s Wedding – David Kirk

Simon & Schuster Children’s Guide to Insects and Spiders – Jinny Johnson

Counting Cows – Woody Jackson

I Lost My Bear – Jules Feiffer

Ten Terrible Dinosaurs – Paul Stickland

Book Of Poems – Tommie dePaola

Whiskers & Rhymes – Arnold Lobel

The Swiss Family Robinson – Johann David Wyss

My Very First Mother Goose – Archibald Opie

A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Alvin Schwartz

Scary Stories 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones – Alvin Schwartz

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle – Avi

The Story of Ferdinand – Munro Leaf

A Girl Named Disaster – Nancy Farmer

Corduroy – Don Freeman

Paddington – Michael Bond

The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant – Jean de Brunhoff

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Stellaluna – Pamela Reed

Mama, Do You Love Me? – Barbara M. Joosse

Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak

Madeline – Ludwig Bemelmans

The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh – A.A. Milne

Curious George – H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

Julius – Angela Johnson

Wild New York – Margaret Mittelbach

Max’s New Suit – Rosemary Wells

Best Word Book Ever – Richard Scarry

The Sea Fairies – L. Frank Baum

The Scarecrow of Oz – L. Frank Baum

The Marvelous Land of Oz – L. Frank Baum

Ozma of Oz – L. Frank Baum

The Patchwork Girl of Oz – L. Frank Baum

Tik-Tok of Oz – L. Frank Baum

The Enchanted Island of Yew – L. Frank Baum

The Emerald City of OZ – L. Frank Baum

Sky Island – L. Frank Baum

Homer Price – Robert McCloskey

When Jessie Came Across the Sea – Amy Hest

Hush! A Thai Lullaby – Minfong Ho

The Thanksgiving Story – Alice Dalgiesh

‘Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving – Dav Pilkey

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Last Battle – C.S. Lewis

The Egg Tree – Katherine Milhous

The Little Engine That Could – Watty Piper

Children’s Factfinder (CD Rom) – McGraw Hill

Busy, Busy Town – Richard Scarry

Spotty – H.A. Rey and Margret Rey

Two Bushy Badgers – Patience Brewster

Biscuit – Alyssa Satin Capucilli

My Father’s Dragon – Ruth Stiles Gannett

Honus and Me – Dan Gutman

Walter the Baker – Eric Carle

Basketball ABC – Florence Mayers

Jack The Dog – John A. Rowe

A Children’s Garden of Verses – Robert Louis Stevenson

What The Sun Sees – Nancy Tafuri

The Secret Room – Uri Shulevitz

A Chair For My Mother – Vera B. Williams

Falling Up – Shel Silverstein

Betsy-Tacy – Maud Hart Lovelace

Betsy-Tacy and Tib – Maud Hart Lovelace

You’ve Got Mail, the 1998 Rom-Com is currently available on HBO Max.




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