Books About Beatrix Potter

The Society has its own active publishing programme, details of which can be found on our Books and Merchandise page. As well as Beatrix Potter Studies – the talks given at our International Study Conferences – this includes other works of original research and edited collections of letters. All are available by post from our Sales Manager. Contact

Below, in order of publication date, is a selection of recommended books about Beatrix Potter published elsewhere, all illustrated, many with bibliographies. Unfortunately some of these books are now out of print, but they are available from good libraries, and second-hand on the internet or from book dealers.

Beatrix Potter’s Americans: Selected Letters, edited by Jane C Morse, Horn Book, Boston, hardback 1982. ISBN 10: 0876752822, ISBN 13: 9780876752821

A History of the Writings of Beatrix Potter, Leslie Linder, Frederick Warne, revised edition, hardback 1987. ISBN 10: 0723213348, ISBN 13: 978-0723213345

Beatrix Potter’s Art, Anne S Hobbs, Frederick Warne, paperback 2004. ISBN 10: 0723253633, ISBN 13: 978-0723253631

The Journal of Beatrix Potter, 1881-1897, transcribed by Leslie Linder, Frederick Warne, revised hardback edition (unabridged) 1989. ISBN 10: 0723236259, ISBN 13: 978-0723236252

A Victorian Naturalist: Beatrix Potter’s Drawings from the Armitt Collection, Eileen Jay, Mary Noble and
Anne S Hobbs, Frederick Warne, hardback 1992. ISBN 10: 0723239908, ISBN 13: 978-0723239901

Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter, edited by Judy Taylor, Frederick Warne, revised paperback edition 2004. ISBN 10: 0723241953, ISBN 13: 9780723241959

Beatrix Potter, 1866-1943: The Artist and her World, Judy Taylor, Joyce Irene Whalley, Anne S Hobbs and Elizabeth Battrick, Frederick Warne/National Trust, revised paperback edition, 1995. ISBN 10: 0723235619, ISBN 13: 978-0723235613

Beatrix Potter’s Letters, edited by Judy Taylor, Frederick Warne, revised paperback edition, 2001. ISBN 10: 0723240477, ISBN 13: 978-0723240471

The Tale of Beatrix Potter, Margaret Lane, Frederick Warne, new paperback edition, 2001. ISBN 10: 0723246769, ISBN 13: 9780723246763

Beatrix Potter: Artist, Storyteller and Countrywoman, Judy Taylor, Frederick Warne, revised paperback edition, 2002. ISBN 10: 0723241759, ISBN 13: 9780723241751

Beatrix Potter, Artist and Illustrator, Anne S Hobbs, Frederick Warne/Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2005. ISBN 10: 0723257000, ISBN 13: 978-0723257004

Walking with Beatrix Potter, Norman and June Buckley, Frances Lincoln, paperback 2007. ISBN-10: 0711227233, ISBN-13: 978-0711227231 

At Home with Beatrix Potter: The Creator of Peter Rabbit, Susan Denyer, Frances Lincoln, new paperback edition, 2009. ASIN: B009XQY666

Beatrix Potter’s Derwentwater, Joyce Irene Whalley and Wynne Bartlett, Sigma Press, new paperback edition, 2010. ISBN 10: 1850588791, ISBN 13: 978-1850588795

Beatrix Potter’s Scotland, Lynne McGeachie, Luath Press, paperback 2010. ISBN 10: 190681743X, ISBN 13: 978-1906817435 

Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life, Marta McDowell, Timber Press Inc., hardback 2013. ISBN 10: 1604693630, ISBN 13: 978-1604693638

Beatrix Potter: A Life in NatureLinda Lear with foreword by James Rebanks, St Martins Griffin, new paperback edition 2016. ISBN 10: 1250094194, ISBN 13: 978-1250094193

The Story of Beatrix Potter, Sarah Gristwood, National Trust Books, hardback 2016. ISBN 10: 1909881805, ISBN 13: 978-1909881808

Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Guidebook, National Trust, paperback 2016. ISBN 978-1-84359-477-2

Beatrix Potter’s Lake District Guidebook, National Trust, paperback 2016.  ISBN 978-1-84359-509-0

Over the Hills and Far Away: The Life of Beatrix Potter Hardcover, Matthew Dennison, Head of Zeus, hardback 2016 (October). ISBN 10: 178497563X, ISBN-13: 978-1784975630

The Art of Beatrix Potter, Emily Zach, Chronicle Books, hardback 2016 (November). ISBN 10: 145215127X, ISBN 13: 978-1452151274

Beatrix Potter’s Secret Code Breaker: The Tale of Leslie Linder’s Luck, Perseverance and Generosity, Andrew P Wiltshire, The Arthington Publishing Company Ltd, hardback 2016. ISBN 13: 978-0993409011.

Beatrix Potter’s Secret Code Breaker: The Tale of Leslie Linder’s Luck, Perseverance and Generosity (new edition), Andrew P Wiltshire, The Arthington Publishing Company Ltd, hardback 2020. ISBN 13: 978-0-9934090-3-5. 352 pages.

Stitching with Beatrix Potter: Stitch, Sew & Give 10 Adorable Projects Featuring Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck & Friends, Michele Hill, C&T Publishing, paperback 2017. ISBN 978-1617456107.

For Adults and Children

That Naughty Rabbit, Judy Taylor, Frederick Warne, revised edition, hardback 2002. ASIN: B011MFO1B0

The Ultimate Peter Rabbit: A Visual Guide to the World of Beatrix Potter, Camilla Hallinan, Dorling Kindersley, new edition, hardback 2016 (September). ISBN 10: 0241289653, ISBN 13: 978-0241289655

For Children

Beatrix Potter – The Story of the Creator of Peter Rabbit Elizabeth Buchan, Frederick Warne, new edition, hardback 1998. ISBN-10: 0723244278, ISBN-13: 978-0723244271

The World of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter Frederick Warne, new edition, hardback 2016. ISBN 10: 0241217946, ISBN 13: 978-0241217948

The Tale of Beatrix Potter, Penguin Young Readers, paperback 2016. ISBN 10: 0241249376, ISBN 13: 978-0241249376

Beatrix Potter, Scientist, Albert Whitman & Company , hardback 2020. Written by Lindsay H. Metcalf, illustrated by Junyi Wu.
ISBN: 978-0-8075-5175-2. 32 pages. Ages 4-8

Saving the Countryside –  The Story of Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit, hardback 2020. Written by Linda Marshall, illustrated by Ilaria Urbinati. ISBN: 978-1499809602. 40 pages

Books about Beatrix Potter


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