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Anne Allison. Millennial Monsters: Japanese Toys and the Global Imagination. University of California Press. 2006. 332pp.

Kenneth Douglas Brown. The British Toy Business: A History Since 1700. Continuum International Publishing Group. 1996. 278pp.

Paul Budnitz. I Am Plastic: The Designer Toy Explosion. Abrams. 2006. 367pp.

Eric Clark. The Real Toy Story: Inside the Ruthless Battle for America's Youngest Consumers. Simon and Schuster. 2007. 259pp.

Gary S. Cross. Kids' Stuff: Toys and the Changing World of American Childhood. Harvard University Press. 1999. 290pp.

Dan Fleming. Powerplay: Toys as Popular Culture. Manchester University Press. 1996. 225pp.

Antonia Fraser. A History of Toys. Spring Books. 1972. 256pp.

Deborah Jaffe. The History of Toys: From Spinning Tops to Robots. Sutton Publishing. 2006. 280pp.

David Joyner. Adventures in Group Theory: Rubik's Cube, Merlin's Machine, and Other Mathematical Toys. JHU Press. 2002. 262pp.

Stephen Kline. Out of the Garden: Toys, TV, and Children's Culture in the Age of Marketing. Verso. 1995. 406pp.

Lois R. Kuznets. When Toys Come Alive: Narratives of Animation, Metamorphosis, and Development. Yale University Press. 1994. 257pp.

Woodrow Phoenix. Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered the World. Kodansha International. 2006. 109pp.

Ed Sobey; Woody Sobey. The Way Toys Work: The Science Behind the Magic 8 Ball, Etch a Sketch, Boomerang, and More. Chicago Review Press. 2008. 177pp.

Sydney Ladensohn Stern; Ted Schoenhaus. Toyland: The High-Stakes Game of the Toy Industry. Contemporary Books. 1990. 339pp.

Nicholas Whittaker. Toys Were Us: A History of Twentieth-Century Toys and Toy-making. Orion. 2001. 197pp.

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