Kiddieland Reading Room


Can’t get enough of Kiddie Parks, Santa Claus, Roadside Giants, and Dinosaurs? Not to worry! We’ve got all the books you’ll ever need right here! Brush up on your retro road trip knowledge or plan your next family vacation. ย Below you’ll find some great books about the kiddie parks we love, along with muffler men, boardwalks and beaches, and other nostalgic, kitschy, and kid friendly fun. All of these come highly recommended, and if you’re planning to purchase any of them, we’d love it if you click the affiliate links below to buy and help support Enchanted Kiddieland!

Fairy Tale Parks

The Enchanted Forest: Memories of Maryland’s Storybook Park

Kiddie Parks of the Adirondacks

Story Land (Images of America) (Images of America Series)

Conneaut Lake Park (PA) (Images of America)

Idlewild (PA) (Images of America)


Santa Parks

Santa’s Village (Images of America: Illinois)

Santa’s Village (Postcards of America: Illinois)

Beaches, Boardwalks, and Seaside Amusements

A Wild Ride: The Story Of Morey’s Piers, Planet Earth’s Greatest Seaside Amusement Park

Fun Pier: 1957 to Adventure Pier (Images of America)

Hunt’s Pier (Images of America) (Images of America Series)


General Travel, Roadside Giants & Muffler Men

Roadside Americana

Dixie Before Disney: 100 Years of Roadside Fun

The Cotton Candy Road Trip: Over forty amusement parks, hundreds of rides, thousands of happy people … and one changed life.

Fun Along the Road: American Tourist Attractions – Another Amazing Album from America’s Number One Roadside Observer

The Land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories

Roadside Attractions: Cool Cafes, Souvenir Stands, Route 66 Relics, & Other Road Trip Fun

New Roadside America: The Modern Traveler’s Guide to the Wild and Wonderful World of America’s Tourist

Southern California in the ’50s: Sun, Fun and Fantasy


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