Must Have Books for Your Doctor Who Collection

Must Have Books for Your Doctor Who Collection

One of my all-time favorite quotes from Doctor Who is spoken during the episode where Rose and the Doctor happen upon Queen Victoria in Scotland and Rose keeps trying to get the very serious Queen to say, “We are not amused.”

And that quote is:

You want weapons? We’re in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room’s the greatest arsenal we could have!” ~The Doctor:

You do want your kids armed with the greatest weapon in the world, right? KNOWLEDGE.

Knowledge comes from reading.

The love of reading is often sparked by an obsession with a hobby or fandom. So a love of something like Doctor Who can be a gateway to a love of reading. Below is a list of 8 encyclopedia-like books that fans of all ages will love.

Free printable Doctor Who bookmarks

Be sure to download your free Doctor Who bookmarks. I also have a free 2016-2017 Doctor Who Calendar and Planner For Kids.

Must Have Books for Your Kid’s
Doctor Who Collection

Doctor Who Encyclopedia

Completely revised and updated, the Doctor Who Encyclopedia is the ultimate fan”s guide to all things Doctor Who. Packed with photos, concept drawings, illustrations and artwork, and including the Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, and Matt Smith incarnations of the Doctor, learn every fact and discover every figure from every episode.

Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the First 50 Years

The full and official story of Doctor Who, from the show’s first pre-production memos in 1963 to behind-the-scenes material from the latest season, including interviews with key cast and crew members as well as scores of prop photos, design sketches, and other collectible memorabilia. The Vault is a collector’s dream—the ultimate celebration of all that is Doctor Who.

Doctor Who: Character Encyclopedia

Timed for the series’ fiftieth anniversary! A cult favorite around the world, Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction television show of all time. Perfect for fans of the popular BBC show, the Doctor Who Character Encyclopedia has been created in full collaboration with the producers of Doctor Who, and shares detailed profiles of all eleven incarnations of the Doctor, as well as in-depth looks at his many companions, enemies, and adventures through the years.

Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary

The successful guide to the Doctor’s world – now updated and expanded for 2014 and the new Doctor. This lavishly illustrated guide to the Doctor’s world is now expanded to include all the action from the new series with Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor. With 32 new pages of material, including new companions, aliens and adventures across time and space, Doctor Who: The Visual Dictionary offers details to pore over and enjoy as well as behind-the-scenes information on this hit TV series.

Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

Every object tells a story. From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks, these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe, and the most important man in it: the Doctor. Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it’s a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first human colony on Mars. Taken together, they tell of empires rising and falling, wars won and lost, and planets destroyed and reborn. Within these pages lie hidden histories of Time Lords and Daleks, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the plot to steal the Mona Lisa and the story of Shakespeare’s lost play. You’ll find illustrated guides to invisible creatures, the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechonoid. A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed, or that are yet to exist.

Doctor Who: The Secret Lives of Monsters

A unique, in-depth look into the hidden lives and mysteries of the monsters from the hit BBC series Doctor Who—a fully illustrated color compendium that reveals proof of the existence of alien life out there and among us, packaged with removable artwork commissioned exclusively for the book. Packed with iconic photographs, eyewitness accounts, diagrams and illustrations, and sixteen removable color prints, The Secret Lives of Monsters offers background details on a diverse range of alien species—including planetary and genetic origins, habits, social organization, and first human contact. If you want to know why the Sontaran’s probic vent is his weak point or what it is used for; how Daleks reproduce; or how to determine whether your best friend is a Zygon, the answers—as well as everything you need to know to survive future invasions—are here in The Secret Lives of Monsters.

Doctor Who: The Dalek Handbook

Exterminate! The chilling battle cry of the Daleks has terrorized and terrified countless billions across thousands of worlds throughout time and space, from Skaro, Vulcan, and Exxilon to the Medusa Cascade, Churchill’s War Room, and the opening of the Pandorica. This is the comprehensive history of the greatest enemies of the Doctor. Learn about the Daleks origins on the planet Skaro, how a Time Lord intervention altered the course of Dalek history, and how they emerged to wage war on Thals, Mechanoids, Movellans, Draconians, and humans. With design artwork and photographs from five decades of Doctor Who, The Dalek Handbook also reveals the secrets of how they’re operated, the development of their iconic look and sound, and their enduring appeal in television, radio, books, comics, and more. Including the full story of the Daleks’ centuries-long conflict with the one enemy they fear, the Doctor, The Dalek Handbook is the complete guide to the Daleks – in and out of their casings!

Doctor Who: Official Guide on How to be a Time Lord

The full and official story of Doctor Who, from the show’s first pre-production memos in 1963 to behind-the-scenes material from the latest season, including interviews with key cast and crew members as well as scores of prop photos, design sketches, and other collectible memorabilia. The Vault is a collector’s dream—the ultimate celebration of all that is Doctor Who.

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