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Banned Books - Selected List of Banned Books - Children’s Collection

Banned Books

A Selected List of Banned Books found in the Children’s Collection

Texas Woman’s University Libraries

September 2016


Title, Author

Call Number

Adventures of Super Diaper Baby: The First Graphic Novel by George Beard and Harold Hutchins, the creators of  Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey

PZ7.P63123 Ads 2002

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

PZ7.O93 Adve 2007

Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

PZ7.N24 Ou 1997

America: A Novel, by E.R. Frank

PZ7.F84913 Am 2002

Anastasia (series), by Lois Lowry

PZ7.L9673 An 1979

And Tango Makes Three, by Justin Richardson/Peter Parnell

PZ10.3.R414 Tan 2005

Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging, by Louise Rennison

PZ7.R29114 An 2000

Annie on My Mind, by Nancy Garden

PZ7 .G165 An 1992

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume

PZ7.B6265 Ar 1986

Arizona Kid, by Ron Koertge

PZ7.K8187 Ar 1989

Athletic Shorts, by Chris Crutcher

PZ7.C89 At

Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin

HQ77.9 .K85 2014

Bless Me, Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya

PS3551.N27 B58 1991

Blood and Chocolate, by Annette Curtis Klause

PZ7.K67815 Bl 1997

Blubber, by Judy Blume

PZ7.B6265 Bl 2001

Boy Who Lost His Face, by Louis Sachar

PZ7.S1185 Bo 1997

Boys and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy

HQ41 .P614 1981

Bridge To Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson

PZ7.P273 Br

Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey

PZ7.P6314 Cap 2000

Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger

PS3537.A426 C36 1993

Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier

PZ7.C81634 Ch 1997

Crazy Lady, by Jane Conly

PZ7.C761846 Cr 1993

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

PZ7.H1165 Cu 2003

Deenie, by Judy Blume

PZ7.B6265 De

Draw Me A Star, by Eric Carle

PZ7.C21476 Dr

Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things, by Carolyn Mackler

PZ7.M2178 Ear 2003

Face on the Milk Carton, by Caroline Cooney

PZ7.C7834 Fac 1990

Facts Speak for Themselves, by Brock Cole

PZ7.C67342 Fac 1997

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

PS3503.R167 F3 1993

Fallen Angels, by Walter Dean Myers

PZ7.M992Fal 1988

Fat Kid Rules the World, by K.L. Going

PZ7.G559118 Fat 2003

Fighting Ground, by Avi

PZ7.A953 Fi 1987

Forever, by Judy Blume

PZ7.B6265 Fo 1976

Girls and Sex, by Wardell Pomeroy

HQ51 .P6 1991

Giver, by Lois Lowry

PZ7.L9673 Gi 1993

Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous

PZ7 .G534 2006

Goats, by Brock Cole

PZ7.C67342 Go 1987

Goosebumps (series), by R.L. Stine

PZ7.S86037 My 1994x

Great Gilly Hopkins, by Katherine Paterson

PZ7.P273 Gr 1987

Guess What?, by Mem Fox

PZ7.F8373 Gu

Harris and Me, by Gary Paulsen

PS3566.A834 H37 1993

Harry Potter (series), by J.K. Rowling

PZ7.R79835 Har 1998

Heather Has Two Mommies, by Leslea Newman

PS3564.E91628 H42 1989  

Holy Bible

BS185 1999 .B67

It’s Perfectly Normal, by Robie Harris

HQ53 .H37 1994

It’s So Amazing, by Robie Harris

QP251.5 .H37 1999

Jack, by A.M. Homes

PZ 7.H7453 Jac 1989

James and the Giant Peach, by Roald Dahl


Julie of the Wolves, by Jean Craighead George

PZ73.G43 J84 1987

Junie B. Jones (series), by Barbara Park

PZ7.P2197 Jtx 1997

Killing Mr. Griffen, by Lois Duncan


Life is Funny, by E.R. Frank

PZ7.F84913 Li 2000

Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein

PS3569.I47224 L5 1981

Little Black Sambo, by Helen Bannerman


PZ7.B227 Ls 1955

Looking for Alaska, by John Green

PZ7.G8233 Lo 2005

Mick Harte Was Here, by Barbara Park

PZ7.P2197 Mi 1995

My Brother Sam is Dead, by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

PZ7.C678 My 1974

Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter

LC2410.A3 W56 2009

Olive’s Ocean, by Kevin Henkes

PZ7.H389 Ol 2003

On My Honor, by Marion Dane Bauer

PZ7.B3262On 1986

Ordinary People, by Judith Guest

PS3557.U345 O73 1976

Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton

PZ7.H5976 Ou

Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky

PS1292.C33 P47 1999

Pigman, by Paul Zindel

PZ7.Z647 Pi 1978

Rainbow Boys, by Alex Sanchez

PZ7.S19475 Rai 2001

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor

PZ7.T21723 Ro 1976

Running Loose, by Chris Crutcher

PZ7.C89 Ru 2003

Scary Stories (series), by Alvin Schwartz

PZ8.1.S399 Sca 1986

Sex Education, by Jenny Davis

PZ7.D2923 Se 1988

Shade’s Children, by Garth Nix

PZ7.N647 Sh 1997

So Far From the Bamboo Grove, by Yoko Watkins

PZ7.W3235 So 1986

Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson

PZ7.A54385 Sp 1999

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes, by Chris Crutcher

PZ7.C89 Ss 2003

Stupids (series), by Harry Allard

PZ7.A413 St

Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green

PZ7.G8283 Su 1993

Terrorist, by Caroline B. Cooney

PZ7.C7834 Te 1997

That Was Then, This is Now, by S.E. Hinton

PZ7.H5976 Th

Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien

PS3565.B75 T48 1990

To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

PS3562.E353 T6 1999

Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan

PZ7.L5798 Two 2013

We All Fall Down, by Robert Cormier

PZ7.C81634 We 1993

Whale Talk, by Chris Crutcher

PZ7.C89 Wh 2001

What My Mother Doesn’t Know, by Sonya Sones

PZ7.S6978 Wh 2001

Where’s Waldo?, by Martin Hanford

PZ7.H1918 Wh 1993

Wish Giver, by Bill Brittain


PZ7.B78067 Wi 1983

Witches, by Roald Dahl

PZ7.D1515 Wi 1983

Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle

PZ7.L5385 Wr 2007

You Hear Me?, by Betsy Franco

PZ5 .F925 2000