The Guardians of Childhood is a series of children's picture books and novels and the inspiration for DreamWorks' Rise of the Guardians adaptation. The books are written and illustrated by author William Joyce, whose other works include George Shrinks, Santa Calls, A Day with Wilbur Robinson, and the much loved Rolie Polie Olie series, which has earned Joyce three Emmy awards.
The series currently consists of five books and will total thirteen by its completion. Originally, it would have been seven chapter books and six picture books, but was recently changed to seven picture books, which will detail each character's origins, and five chapter books.
- Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King
- E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!
- Toothiana: Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
- The Sandman and the War of Dreams
- Guardians Chapter Book 5
Movie Tie-In Books
Continue the adventure with these official movie tie-in books 
- Rise of the Guardians: Movie Novelization
- The Story of Jack Frost
- Made in the North Pole
- Jamie to the Rescue!
- Guide to the Guardians
- Rise of the Guardians Deluxe Pop-Up
- Rise of the Guardians Mix & Match
- Rise of the Guardians Worlds of Wonder: Deluxe Playset
- Rise of the Guardians: Hidden Truth and Other Stories
- ↑ A113Animation: Interview: William Joyce, Moonbot Studios Co-Founder
- ↑ Publisher's Weekly: Atheneum to Publish William Joyce 'Guardians' Series
- ↑ Reel Mama: An Interview with William Joyce: A True Guardian of Childhood
- ↑ https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/6401125-william-joyce-peter-de-s-ve-carlos-nine-and-bill-plympton-exhibit-work
- ↑ http://www.theguardiansofchildhoodbooks.com/movie-books.php