Books Published In the 1940s

Have you ever wondered what books were published in the 1940s?

These lists are so fun to put together. It is always interesting to see what books were published in what decades.

books on a bookshelf and books published in the 1940s

Quite a few classics, that are still popular today, were published in the 1940s. One of the books that surprised me was the nonfiction classic, How To Read A Book by Mortimer J. Adler. I had no idea that it was published in 1940. It is a book many educators still use today.

Several authors were also very busy writing in the 1940s. C.S. Lewis, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Agatha Christie all had quite a few books published in the 1940s.

Books Published in the 1940s

How To Read a Book

Books Published In 1940

  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Caps for Sal by Esphyr Slobodkina
  • The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
  • The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • How To Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler
  • Betsy-Tacy by Maud Hart Lovelace
Little Town on the Prairie book

Books Published In 1941

  • Curious George by H.A. Rey
  • Little Town On the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
  • The Moffats by Eleanor Estes
West with the Night

Books Published In 1942

  • Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
  • The Body In the Library by Agatha Christie
  • The Poky Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowery
  • Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie
  • West with the Night by Beryl Markham
A Tree Grows In Brooklyn book

Books Published In 1943

  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith
  • These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Perelandra by C.S. Lewis
  • The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis
The Secret In the Old Attic book

Books Published In 1944

  • How To Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie
  • The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
  • The Secret In the Old Attic by Carolyn Keene
  • Towards Zero by Agatha Christie
Animal Farm Book

Published In 1945

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • Stuart Little by E.B. White
  • The Hideous Strength by C.S. Lewis

Books Published In 1946

  • Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  • Hiroshima by John Hersey
  • The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
  • The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman
  • Auschwitz by Miklos Nyiszli
  • The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
Mrs. Milk book review

Books Published In 1947

  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
  • Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
  • The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene du Bois
  • Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman
I Capture the Castle book review

Books Published In 1948

Books Published In 1949

  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • Arabella by Georgette Heyer

Books Published By the Decade

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