When you think of children’s books, violence, perversion, and general creepiness are not things that should come to mind. But, unfortunately, that is what you’ll find in some children’s books. Especially older ones.

And we’ve rounded up some of the worst offenders. What you’re about to see might shock and appall you. You won’t believe that these passages can actually be found in children’s books.

Maybe times back then were simpler and things weren’t so sexualized. That or there were just a lot of sickos writing books for children. You be the judge!

Here are 55 weirdly disturbing children’s books that actually exist: