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Princesses, Unicorns, and Fancy Fun for Early Elementary


Trying to satisfy a princess-obsessed reader? Look no further. The following titles are full of royalty and mythical creatures, and some ordinary characters with extraordinary flair. 


In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, Hansel and Gretel are eat a lot of junk food and aren't very active. Their father, the woodcutter, plans a trip for them to the woods for exercise. But the children get lost and discover a hungry--but health-conscious--witch!

Part of the Tadpoles Fairy Tale Twists series.

I am a super girl! by Kelly Greenawalt

In rhyming text Princess Truly, super girl, uses her super powers to help her friend Lizzie celebrate her cat's first birthday, and when things go a little wrong, she gives Lizzie the confidence to believe that she too is a super girl.

Splash by K. (Kallie) George

Splash is a little sea serpent who enjoys splashing around. But all communities need quiet sometimes. Will Splash learn how to calm down? 

Part of the Tiny Tales series.

Fairy house by Victoria Kann

Anticipating the arrival of flower-tending fairies in the springtime, Pinkalicious tours her family's garden, prepares a cozy fairy-sized house, and wonders if she will be able to see her tiny visitors.

Part of the Pinkalicious Reader series.

Yasmin the fashionista by Saadia Faruqi
Also available in: e-book

While her parents are out to dinner, a bored Yasmin decides to try on some of her mother's clothes. A fashion incident turns into a full blown fashion show with the help of Nana, Nani, and some creative instict.

Part of the Yasmin series.

Dogerella by Maribeth Boelts

With the help of her fairy dogmother, Dogerella attends Princess Bea's ball where she competes with other dogs to become the princess's royal pet. Find more fairy tale animals by Maribeth Boelts at J READER BOE.

Penny and her song by Kevin Henkes
Also available in: audiobook | e-audiobook

When Penny comes home from school, she is ready to sing her song. But the babies are sleeping, and Mama and Papa are worried that Penny will wake them up. Oh, but it is a good song, a really wonderful song . . . and Penny wants more than anything to sing it. Will it ever be the right time to sing it? 

Part of the Penny series.


Also available in: e-book

A happy-go-lucky, waffle-loving narwhal and a cynical, no-nonsense jellyfish forge an unlikely friendship and share adventures while exploring the ocean together.

Part of the Narwhal and Jelly series.

Mercy Watson to the rescue by Kate DiCamillo
Also available in: e-book | e-audiobook

After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all three awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor. 

Part of the Mercy Watson series. For more adventures, try Tales from Deckawoo Drive.

Sleepless knight by James Sturm

The Knight and his trusty horse Edward go on a camping trip, but the Knight cannot sleep when he discovers he has left his beloved teddy bear behind. For more fantastic adventures, try Ogres Awake! or Hocus Focus.

Truman the dog by Debbi Michiko Florence

Truman the black lab might be an older rescue dog, but he has plenty enough mischief beneath his collar to keep eight-year-old Kaita Takano and her animal-fostering family on their toes from morning until night. 

Part of the My Furry Foster Family series.

Happy paws by Vicky Fang

While Layla and her three Bots (Beep, Boop, and Bop) are setting up for their rock band's performance, she gets some bad news, Happy Days Amusement Park is closing; Layla thinks she has the perfect solution: turn the place into an amusement park for dogs. 

Part of the Layla and the Bots series.

The magic day by Calliope Glass
Also available in: e-book

Sparkleton begs his big sister to give him wish-granting magic for one whole day so he can prove what a glitteriffic wish-granting unicorn he can be. But all the wishes he grants come out opposite! 

Part of the Sparkleton series.

The princess in black by Shannon Hale
Also available in: audiobook

Hiding her secret identity as a monster-fighting superhero, Princess Magnolia interrupts her fancy tea with the unsuspecting Duchess Wigtower to stop a big blue monster from endangering her kingdom's goats.

Part of the Princess in Black series.

Kitty wants to be a superhero like her mother, once she gets over her fear of the dark, but when Figaro the cat needs help she springs into action.

Part of the Kitty series.