Noddy Books

Noddy series is just one of the tens of series of books authored by famed English author Enid Blyton whose birth name was Enid Mary Blyton. She had been born in East Dulwich upon South London. Blyton, who also adopted the penname Mary Pollock, was born in August 1897 and kicked the bucket in November 1968. Specializing in children’s books, mysteries and fantasy, Blyton penned hundreds of books in a writing career that spanned four decades. Noddy is one of the most endearing and loved characters in British children’s fiction, and, in all, the 24 books in the series, published between 1949 and 1963, have become some of the best-selling children’s books of all time. As well as the books, the Noddy stories have been adapted into several television series, as well as various pieces of memorabilia, toys and collectibles.

Order of Noddy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Noddy Goes To Toyland 1949 Description / Buy
2 Hurrah For Little Noddy 1950 Description / Buy
3 Noddy And His Car 1951 Description / Buy
4 Here Comes Noddy Again 1951 Description / Buy
5 Noddy Goes To School 1952 Description / Buy
6 Well Done Noddy! 1952 Description / Buy
7 Noddy At The Seaside 1953 Description / Buy
8 Noddy and the Magic Rubber 1954 Description / Buy
9 Noddy Gets Into Trouble 1954 Description / Buy
10 You Funny Little Noddy 1955 Description / Buy
11 Noddy Meets Father Christmas 1955 Description / Buy
12 Noddy And Tessie Bear 1956 Description / Buy
13 Be Brave Little Noddy! 1956 Description / Buy
14 Noddy and the Bumpy Dog 1957 Description / Buy
15 Do Look Out Noddy! 1957 Description / Buy
16 Noddy Has an Adventure 1958 Description / Buy
17 You're A Good Friend, Noddy! 1958 Description / Buy
18 Noddy Goes To Sea 1959 Description / Buy
19 Noddy & the Bunkey 1959 Description / Buy
20 Cheer Up Little Noddy! 1960 Description / Buy
21 Noddy Goes To The Fair 1960 Description / Buy
22 Mr Plod And Little Noddy 1961 Description / Buy
23 Noddy And The Tootles 1962 Description / Buy
24 Noddy And The Aeroplane 1963 Description / Buy
25 Be Brave, Little Noddy! 1969 Description / Buy
26 Noddy Goes to Market 1976 Description / Buy
27 Noddy and the Magic Boots 1979 Description / Buy
28 Be Brave Little Noddy 1980 Description / Buy
29 Noddy Treasury 1984 Description / Buy
30 Noddy Cheers Up Big Ears (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
31 Noddy & the Magic Rubber 1999 Description / Buy
32 Noddy Gets Dressed (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
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Order of Noddy And Friends Character Books Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Bumpy Dog 2008 Description / Buy
2 Sly 2008 Description / Buy
3 Tessie Bear 2008 Description / Buy
4 Big-Ears (Short Story) 2008 Description / Buy
5 Martha Monkey 2008 Description / Buy
6 Clockwork Mouse 2008 Description / Buy
7 Birthday Surprise 2009 Description / Buy
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Order of Noddy Universe Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Noddy Meets Santa 1955 Description / Buy
2 Learn to tell the time with Noddy 1965 Description / Buy
3 Noddy And The Kite 1978 Description / Buy
4 Noddy's Unlucky Day 1979 Description / Buy
5 Noddy Makes Everyone Cross 1979 Description / Buy
6 Learn to Go Shopping with Noddy (Short Story) 1982 Description / Buy
7 The new big Noddy book 1984 Description / Buy
8 Noddy's Shopping Trip 1989 Description / Buy
9 Noddy's Toyland Friends 1991 Description / Buy
10 Noddy's Own Nursery Rhymes 1991 Description / Buy
11 Noddy's Annual 1991 Description / Buy
12 Noddy Loses Sixpence 1992 Description / Buy
13 Noddy and the Naughty Tail (Short Story) 1992 Description / Buy
14 Noddy Gets into Trouble 1992 Description / Buy
15 Fun With Noddy (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
16 Noddy Makes a New Friend 1993 Description / Buy
17 Noddy And His New Friend 1993 Description / Buy
18 Noddy Chunky Board Books 1993 Description / Buy
19 Noddy and the Milkman (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
20 Noddy And The Broken Bicycle (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
21 Noddy And The Special Key 1993 Description / Buy
22 Here Comes Noddy! (Short Story) 1993 Description / Buy
23 Noddy Finds a Furry Tail 1994 Description / Buy
24 Noddy Cheers Up Big-Ears 1994 Description / Buy
25 Noddy And The Missing Hats 1994 Description / Buy
26 Noddy Loses His Bell 1994 Description / Buy
27 Noddy the Magician 1994 Description / Buy
28 Noddy Meets Some Silly Hens 1994 Description / Buy
29 Noddy Borrows an Umbrella 1994 Description / Buy
30 Noddy And His Unhappy Car (Short Story) 1994 Description / Buy
31 Noddy Delivers Some Parcels 1994 Description / Buy
32 Noddy And The Prize Catch 1994 Description / Buy
33 Noddy Finds A Furry Tail 1994 Description / Buy
34 Noddy and the Giraffes 1995 Description / Buy
35 Learn with Noddy 1995 Description / Buy
36 Learn with Noddy: Numbers 1995 Description / Buy
37 Noddy and the Difficult Day 1996 Description / Buy
38 Noddy and His Money 1996 Description / Buy
39 Noddy Tells the Time 1996 Description / Buy
40 Learn with Noddy: ABC 1996 Description / Buy
41 Noddy Has an Afternoon Off 1996 Description / Buy
42 Noddy Bumper Story Book (Short Story) 1997 Description / Buy
43 Noddy Storybook Treasury 1997 Description / Buy
44 Noddy Christmas Storybook 1997 Description / Buy
45 Toyland Stories 1997 Description / Buy
46 Noddy Bedtime Stories 1997 Description / Buy
47 Noddy's Bedtime 1997 Description / Buy
48 Noddy to the Rescue 1997 Description / Buy
49 The Goblins And The Ice Cream 1997 Description / Buy
50 Noddy And The Windy Day 1997 Description / Buy
51 Noddy Word Book 1998 Description / Buy
52 Noddy Annual 1998 Description / Buy
53 Noddy's Adventures In Toyland 1999 Description / Buy
54 Noddy and the Great Cake Bake-Off (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
55 Learn the Alphabet with Noddy 1999 Description / Buy
56 Noddy's Super Busy Day 1999 Description / Buy
57 Who Stole Noddy's Car? (Short Story) 1999 Description / Buy
58 Mr Plod And The Stolen Sixpences 1999 Description / Buy
59 Noddy's Magic Stories 1999 Description / Buy
60 Noddy's Rainy Day Activity Book 1999 Description / Buy
61 Noddy's Mystery Car 1999 Description / Buy
62 Mr Sparks's Clever Fire Engine 1999 Description / Buy
63 Noddy The Nurse (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
64 Noddy Tidies Toyland (Short Story) 2000 Description / Buy
65 Noddy And The Driving Lesson 2000 Description / Buy
66 Noddy And The Noisy Drum 2000 Description / Buy
67 Noddy Loses His Keys 2000 Description / Buy
68 Noddy Caught In A Storm 2000 Description / Buy
69 Noddy Gives a Birthday Party 2000 Description / Buy
70 Noddy Is Far Too Busy 2000 Description / Buy
71 Mr. Plod's New Whistle 2000 Description / Buy
72 Brave Little Noddy 2000 Description / Buy
73 Mr Straw's New Cow 2000 Description / Buy
74 Noddy And The Runaway Cakes 2000 Description / Buy
75 Noddy And The Tootles; Noddy And The Airplane 2001 Description / Buy
76 Bumpy Dog's Bad Day 2001 Description / Buy
77 Noddy's Puzzles Book 2001 Description / Buy
78 Miss Pink Cat Throws A Party 2001 Description / Buy
79 Noddy's Games Book (Short Story) 2001 Description / Buy
80 Wash Day Mix-up 2001 Description / Buy
81 Learn about Opposites with Noddy 2002 Description / Buy
82 Learn about Colors with Noddy 2002 Description / Buy
83 Look And Learn Shapes 2003 Description / Buy
84 Look And Learn Patterns 2003 Description / Buy
85 Learn with Noddy - Starting to Count 1 Counting 1-5 (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
86 Look And Learn Numbers (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
87 Noddy Big Fun Storybook 2003 Description / Buy
88 Noddy Big Fun Activity Pack (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
89 Look And Learn 2004 Description / Buy
90 A Day Out In Toyland! 2004 Description / Buy
91 Time To Get Dressed 2004 Description / Buy
92 A Busy Day for Noddy 2004 Description / Buy
93 Noddy Let's Go 2004 Description / Buy
94 Time For Bed 2004 Description / Buy
95 Noddy Look and Learn - Opposites 2004 Description / Buy
96 Noddy Saves Christmas! 2004 Description / Buy
97 Noddy Tell The Time Book (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
98 Noddy And The Artists (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
99 Noddy First Words (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
100 Noddy Colour And Play Pad (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
101 Secret Treasure 2006 Description / Buy
102 Catch a Falling Star 2006 Description / Buy
103 Surprise, Surprise! 2006 Description / Buy
104 Busy Little Noddy (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
105 Noddy's Perfect Job 2006 Description / Buy
106 Noddy Lends A Hand 2006 Description / Buy
107 Starting to Write and Count with Noddy 2006 Description / Buy
108 Noddy Annual 2007 2006 Description / Buy
109 Noddy's Mixed Up Day (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
110 Noddy's Clothes On The Loose! (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
111 Noddy on the Move 2007 Description / Buy
112 Noddy the Rainbow Chaser 2007 Description / Buy
113 Noddy's Snow Story 2007 Description / Buy
114 Count with Noddy 2008 Description / Buy
115 Noddy Goes Vroom!. 2009 Description / Buy
116 Noddy and the Bouncing Ball 2011 Description / Buy
117 Noddy Toyland Detective 2016 Description / Buy
118 Noddy and Tessie Bear 2016 Description / Buy
119 Hurrah for Little Noddy 2016 Description / Buy
120 Well Done, Noddy 2016 Description / Buy
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The first book in the Noddy series, Noddy Goes to Toyland, reveals the origins of the character of Noddy, and it introduces us to Toyland, as well as many of the other characters that appear in the rest of the books in the Noddy series. In Noddy Goes to Toyland, we find out that Noddy was carved by a toy maker, but he ran away when the toy maker decided to carve a lion, thus scaring Noddy. Alone and with nowhere to go, Noddy is wandering around when he encounters Big Ears. Taking pity on Noddy, and realising that Noddy is a toy, Big Ears takes him to the town of Toyland. There, the townspeople of Toyland have to decide whether to let Noddy stay in town, as he is, in fact, a toy, or whether he has to leave because he is an ornament.

In the book Noddy and his Car, the third book in the noddy series of books, we meet many of Noddy’s friends in Toyland, as he is able to his use car to operate Toyland’s only taxi service. Running the taxi service means that Noddy can make money to afford the things he needs, and also so he can enjoy himself in Toyland, buying nice things. Mr Milko the milkman suggests the taxi service to Noddy, and it is the main plot of Noddy and his Car. On his travels, he transports a pink cat to the station, Mr Tubby’s brother, Mr Teddy, as well as other. There are mishaps galore, and Noddy relies on Big Ear’s wisdom to help him through a tough time as he tries to get his new business off the ground.

The Noddy series is a must for any Enid Blyton fan, and for anyone wanting to get their young children into reading. The stories are timeless and Enid Blyton has left a great legacy behind with the Noddy series of books.

Incidentally, Noddy is an umbrella word because it might be used to refer to assorted items. First, there is the original Noddy consisting of 24 books that Blyton published from 1942 to 1963. Secondly, there are the so-called big Noddy books, consisting of eight books published yearly between 1951 and 1958. Third, there is a boxed set that comprises of 37 books published between 1951 and 1958.

Fourth, there are thirteen picture books that were published between 1959 and 1973. Fifth, there are eleven board books that were published between 1959 and 1974. Sixth, there is a comprehensive section consisting of miscellaneous books that consist of flick books, story books, painting books, albums, strip books, how-to books, song books, picture books, plays, pop-up and rag books, shape books, and verse books. Lastly, there are Noddy games and quizzes ranging from board and general games to jigsaws.

In this context, the Noddy—the series of books that Blyton originally published—comprises of 24 books. There are about a dozen editions of the first book in the Noddy series. The first edition of the earliest book contained therein was initially published in 1949, titled Noddy Goes to Toyland; and this book is shelved under the juvenile literature (specifically picture books sub-genre), classics, fiction, and fantasy genres.

The featured protagonist in the Noddy series is called Noddy. Created six decades ago, Noddy is a small, blue-eyed male puppet made of both wood and cat’s fur. The puppet is the creation of a woodcarver named Old Man Carver and the then nameless puppet was named by a friend. The tall cap that Noddy wears is fitted with a small bell at the tiptop. Noddy also owns a house called House-for-One.

The turning point in the first book in the serialized Noddy, entitled Noddy Goes to Toyland, is the time Old Man Carver decides to create a wooden lion. Incidentally, Noddy likes people but hates lions. Coupled with his boredom at the woodcarver’s home, Noddy opts to run away and start life from scratch elsewhere. Traveling by train and accompanied by a friend, Noddy travels to and afresh in Toyland, a place teeming with living toys. The ensuing experience, including befriending a considerate brownie, is out-and-out interesting.

Noddy Awards

According to a research conducted at the behest of Costa Book Awards revealed that Enid Blyton is the most adored UK writer. In matters fiction books, Blyton is the seventh all-time bestseller. Did you know that Blyton has also clinched a literary award? It was proffered by Boy’s Club of America in virtue of her book titled Mystery Island, a US edition of her 1944 book named The Island of Adventure.

Noddy Books into Movies and TV Shows

There are film and TV movie adaptations of the Noddy series. For instance, the Noddy series was adapted into a TV series called Noddy Toyland Adventures that first aired in 1992, and had four seasons and over 50 episodes. Voice actress Susan Sheridan portrayed protagonist Noddy.

There is a TV series called The Noddy Shop which aired around 2000. It has two seasons and 60+ episodes, starring Sean McCann who plays the role of antique shop operator Noah Tomten. In the animated series called Make Way for Noddy, voice actor David Kaye portrayed Noddy. Louis Ashbourne starred as Noddy in the 2016 animated series called Noddy, Toyland Detective. Alberto Ghisi appeared as Noddy in a 2005 TV series named Say It with Noddy while voice over artists in the 2009 TV series called Noddy in Toyland included Teresa Gallagher.

Best Noddy Books

These are the best books in the Noddy series. The first is Noddy Goes to Toyland.

Hurrah of Little Noddy: The second is Hurrah For Little Noddy. Initially published in 1950, this book shows Noddy’s on a quest for a new occupation to enable him eke out a living in Toyland.

Noddy and His Car: The third is Noddy And His Car. Originally published in 1951; hereby, Noddy has a light bulb moment and decides to start operating a taxi cab.

Other Book Series You May Like

Readers who liked the Noddy series also enjoyed the following series of books. The first is “Naughty Little Sister” series, authored by Dorothy Edwards. Partly based inspired by the author’s childhood, it features an out-and-out naughty girl. The second is “St Clare’s” series, authored by Pamela Cox. St Clare’s refers to a boarding school and revolves around two heroines– Patricia alongside Isabel O’Sullivan. The third is “Choose Your Own Adventure” series, penned by Edward Packard. This consists of gamebooks whose market target is juveniles.

Noddy FAQs

Q: Who wrote the Noddy series of books?

A: The Noddy series of books was written by Enid Blyton.

Q: What is the first book in the Noddy series?

A: The first book in Enid Blyton’s Noddy series is Noddy Goes to Toyland, which was published in 1949.

Q: What is the last book in the Noddy series?

A: The last book in the Enid Blyton’s Noddy series is Noddy and the Aeroplane, which was published in 1963.


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