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Royalty: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about royalty?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to royalty. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about royalty.

Our list includes picture books and chapter books. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about royalty can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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The Goose Girl
Written by Shannon Hale
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 12-18

Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life listening to her aunt’s stories and learning the language of the birds, especially the swans. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady in waiting leads a mutiny during Ani’s journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to help her. She becomes a goose girl and must use her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny. From the Grimm’s fairy tale of the princess who became a goose girl before she could become queen, Shannon Hale has woven an incredible and original tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can lead the people she has made her own.

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Misfits
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

A brand-new series from Jen Calonita, set in the world of Fairy Tale Reform School! Not everyone born royal is meant to rule…”Funny, charming, and rebellious.”–James Riley, New York Times bestselling author of The Story Thieves series and the Revenge of Magic seriesIn Enchantasia, becoming a legendary prince or princess doesn’t happen overnight. Enter Royal Academy, the training ground for the fairy tale leaders of tomorrow! But Devin has major reservations about her new school and her royal future. How can she be a princess and the best creature caretaker Enchantasia has ever seen? It doesn’t help that there’s something seriously weird about RA’s headmistress. Olivina seems obsessed with preparing students for possible attacks from villains (“A royal can’t rule when they’re stuck in a tower!”) Devin gets that being Snow White and Rapunzel’s fairy godmother has probably made Olivina pretty paranoid, but anytime someone steps a toe out of line, Olivina becomes more of a fairy nightmare than a fairy godmother. Something isn’t right with this lady, and Devin is determind to find out what. But what Devin discovers could change the fairy tale world forever…Don’t miss The Fairy Tale Reform School series: FlunkedCharmedTrickedSwitched

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The Selection
Written by Kiera Cass
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 12-18

Fall in love–from the very beginning. Discover the first book in the captivating, #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series.Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.Then America meets Prince Maxon–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.Don’t miss The Betrothed, a glittering royal romance sure to captivate Kiera Cass’s legion of loyal readers and lovers of courtly intrigue alike!

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If the Magic Fits
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Try on a little magic with this lighthearted fantasy adventure! For fans of the Land of Stories and the Descendants series. “A charming new fairy tale! Readers won’t want this adventure to end!” –Jessica Day George, New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays at the Castle Inside an enchanted castle, there’s a closet–a closet with one hundred dresses that nobody ever wears. Dresses like those need a good trying-on, and Darling Dimple is just the girl to do it. When she tries on Dress Number Eleven, something unbelievable happens. She transforms into the castle’s Head Scrubber! It turns out that each dress can disguise her as someone else. And Darling is about to have an adventure that calls for a disguise or two . . . or a hundred.

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Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor, England, 1544
Written by Kathryn Lasky
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13

Newbery Honor author Kathryn Lasky introduces readers to young Elizabeth I and the intrigue of her father’s court from 1544-1546.

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  • Magyk - The first book in the internationally bestselling Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage, featuring the funny and fantastic adventures of a wizard apprentice and his quest to become an ExtraOrdinary Wizard.New York Times Bestselling Series”A deliciously spellbinding series opener.” –Kirkus Reviews (starred review)”Fun, mystery, and rollicking characters.” –VOYA (starred review)”Fluent, charismatic storytelling.” –ALA BooklistSeptimus Heap, the seventh son of the seventh son, disappears the night he is born, pronounced dead by the midwife. That same night, the baby’s father, Silas Heap, comes across an abandoned child in the snow–a newborn girl with violet eyes. Who is this mysterious baby girl, and what really happened to the Heaps’ beloved son Septimus?The first book in this enthralling series by Angie Sage leads readers on a fantastic journey filled with quirky characters and Magykal charms, potions, and spells. Magyk is the original story of lost and rediscovered identities, rich with humor and heart. Extras in the paperback edition include: Meet Angie Sage Letters via the River Post and Packet Company Aunt Zelda’s Secret Recipe for Cabbage and Eel Bake The Magykal Number Seven Magycal Creature Spells And More!–Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

  • The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story - A heartwarming tale about a beagle and the Duchess who adopted him, this picture book is inspired by the true story of Meghan Markle and her rescue dog, Guy. When he was a pup, Guy was just like any dog in the shelter; he liked to bark and follow his nose, and dreamed of a forever home above all things. But when Guy met Meghan, he had no idea he was about to star in his own Cinderella story. Guy can now be spotted escorting Queen Elizabeth and frolicking in Buckingham Palace. This rags-to-riches story of how one regal beagle got a second chance at life will charm and delight.

  • The Princess Diaries - The one and only Mia Thermopolis is back and ready to reign! Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Meg Cabot’s blockbuster series in royal style–with all-new middle grade editions of the first three books!Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foot-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Is she ever in for a surprise.First Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. And guess who still doesn’t have a date for the Cultural Diversity Dance?The Princess Diaries is the first book in the beloved, bestselling series that inspired the feature film starring Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews.

  • The Knight at Dawn - A castle with a secret passage! That’s what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the Middle Ages for another wild adventure. In the Great Hall of the castle, a feast is under way. But Jack and Annie aren’t exactly welcome guests!

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Dangerously Ever After
Written by Dashka Slater & illustrated by Valeria Docampo
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

A feisty princess with a garden said to be the most dangerous in the world makes a new friend when a shy prince gives her some rather unusual seeds.

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The Princess Who Had No Kingdom
Written by Ursula Jones & illustrated by Sarah Gibb
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

There once was a princess without a kingdom. All she had was a pony and cart and a red umbrella to keep her dry from the rain. Though she lacked worldly possessions, she made up for it in kindness, cleverness, and beauty—qualities that made all the rich princes with kingdoms want to marry her. A wise and witty modern-day fairy tale brought magically to life through Sarah Gibb’s exquisite art.

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The King Who Banned the Dark
Written & illustrated by Emily Haworth-Booth
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Once there was a Prince who was afraid of the dark–like so many children are. But this boy became King and actually did something about it: he banned the dark completely! Soon, the sleep-deprived, exhausted citizens are ready to revolt. Can the people help the King face his fears and see that you can’t appreciate the light without having the dark, too?

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The Paper Bag Princess
Written by Robert Munsch & illustrated by Michael Martchenko
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Over five million copies in print!

When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a paper bag to wear, the princess challenges the dragon to show his strength in the hopes of saving the prince. But is it worth all that trouble?

Readers the world-over have fallen in love with this classic story of girl power. Now a newly designed Classic Munsch edition will introduce the tale to a new generation of young feminists.

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The Verdigris Pawn
Written by Alysa Wishingrad
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD GOLD STANDARD SELECTION! A boy who underestimates his power . . . A girl with a gift long thought lost . . . A Land ready for revolution . . . The heir to the Land should be strong. Fierce. Ruthless. At least, that’s what Beau’s father has been telling him his whole life, since Beau is the exact opposite of what the heir should be. With little control over his future, Beau is kept locked away, just another pawn in his father’s quest for ultimate power.That is, until Beau meets a girl who shows him the secrets his father has kept hidden. For the first time, Beau begins to question everything he’s ever been told and sets off in search of a rebel who might hold the key to setting things right. Teaming up with a fiery runaway boy, their mission quickly turns into something far greater as sinister forces long lurking in the shadows prepare to make their final move–no matter what the cost. But it just might be Beau who wields the power he seeks . . . if he can go from pawn to player before the Land tears itself apart.

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  • In a Small Kingdom - This enthralling modern fairy tale from Caldecott and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola and debut illustrator Doug Salati celebrates the greatest power of all: love. In a small kingdom along an ancient road, a bell rings out. The beloved king has died, leaving his magnificent and powerful Imperial Robe to his heir, the young prince. But when the prince’s jealous older half-brother steals the Imperial Robe, slashing it to bits, the prince can no longer rule—and the small kingdom is in great danger. Now the young prince must find another source of power and of strength—and he finds it in a surprising place.

  • The Two Princesses of Bamarre - When plague strikes Bamarre, Princess Addie must fulfill an ancient prophecy. Brave and adventurous, Princess Meryl dreams of fighting dragons and protecting the kingdom of Bamarre. Shy and fearful, Princess Addie is content to stay within the safety of the castle walls. The one thing that the sisters share is their unwavering love for each other. The tables are turned, however, when the Gray Death leaves Meryl fatally ill. To save her sister, meek Princess Addie must find the courage to set out on a dangerous quest filled with dragons, unknown magic, and death itself. Time is running out, and the sisters’ lives—and the future of the kingdom of Bamarre—hang in the balance.

  • The Worst Princess - Bored of your run-of-the-mill princesses? Tired of traditional princess-finds-her-prince tale? Looking for a princess with a bit more bite? Then this is the book for you. Forget about pretty dresses, fairytale wedding and grand balls, Princess Sue is all about adventure, mischief and making unusual friends. She really is the worst princess!

  • The Beast of Buckingham Palace - Fly into a fiery and fantastical future with No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams, in an epic adventure of myth and legend, good and evil, and one small boy who must save the world… Illustrated by the artistic genius Tony Ross! It is 2120 and London is in ruins. The young Prince Alfred has never known a life outside Buckingham Palace – but when strange goings-on breach its walls and stalk the corridors in the dead of night, he is thrust into a world of mystery, adventure and monsters. And when his mother, the Queen, is dragged away to the Tower of London, Alfred must screw up his courage and battle to save her, himself… and the entire city. In a future of myths and legends, join the bestselling David Walliams and venture forth into his most enthralling tale yet!

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Where Is the Tower of London?
Written by Janet B. Pascal and Who HQ
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The Tower of London holds almost a thousand years’ worth of secrets! The Tower of London draws more than 2 million visitors a year! Almost 1,000 years old and first built by William the Conqueror in 1066, the tower has been a fortress, a palace, a zoo, and an exhibit site for the amazing Crown Jewels. But the tower’s reputation as a prison is probably what accounts for its popularity! Two young princes in the time of King Richard III were never again heard from after entering the castle, and two of King Henry VIII’s wives were held captive here. Author Janet B. Pascal brings to life one of the most fascinating landmarks in the world.

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The Princess and the Pearl
Written by E.D. Baker
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When Princess Annie’s father and uncle fall ill and no doctors in Treecrest can cure them, there’s only one person who might be able to help – a healer who lives in Skull Cove, all the way on the other side of the world. To journey there, Annie and Liam must set sail on dangerous seas full of sea monsters and magical creatures. There, Annie finds out that the only cure for her father is a giant pearl that’s been stolen and held captive by a protective sea witch. Can Annie find the pearl before it’s too late? The magic continues in E. D. Baker’s irresistibly fun and fantastical Wide-Awake Princess series!

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The Plant Pixies
Written by Alexa Pearl & illustrated by Paco Sordo
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

In book 5 of the Tales of Sasha series, the Plant Pixies are after the flying horses’ feathers. Can Sasha find a way to stop them? Sasha has officially become a princess, but she doesn’t have time to celebrate! The plant pixies are stealing feathers from the flying horses, and if they lose too many feathers, all of their magic will disappear. Will Sasha be able to find a way to stop the plant pixies and protect her fellow flying horses?

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The Siege of Macindaw
Written by John Flanagan
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-14

After years as a Ranger’s apprentice, Will is now the protector of his first fief. Not long into his service, everything that can go wrong does: Keren, a renegade knight, has taken over Castle Macindaw, a strategic gateway to the North–poisoning the royal family in the process–and is holding Will’s friend Alyss captive. The situation grows direr when Will uncovers Keren’s secret alliance with the Scotti, who have plans to plunder Araluen. Time is of the essence, and Will must recruit a motley crew to rescue Alyss and reclaim Castle Macindaw–before the Scotti can make it their own.

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The Island of Dragons
Written by Geronimo Stilton
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Fairies, dragons, wizards, and more await Geronimo on every magical Kingdom of Fantasy adventure!Geronimo Stilton is needed for the twelfth time in the Kingdom of Fantasy!The five princesses of The Kingdom of Lotus Flowers have been kidnapped by a terrible witch. The King and Queen believe I am the brave knight from the Prophecy of Dragonia who that will save them.The prophecy says that I must visit the Island of Dragons to find the bravest, the wisest, the silliest, and the wittiest, and the most sincere. Together, we were the only ones who might be able to save the princesses! Could I find the dragons before it was too late?

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  • The Lost Princess -

  • Bloom's Ball - Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. In the third installment, Princess Bloom is busy preparing for her birthday party in the Magic Garden. When Cressida comes to help Bloom set up the final touches, they find a flock of quails destroying all the decorations. Bloom is devastated–her hard work is ruined! Can Cressida find a way to save the party? One thing is certain–she’ll need everyone’s help to do it! This sweet series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

  • The Shimmering Stone - These are no ordinary princesses–they’re Rescue Princesses! Princess Amina is excited that her fellow Rescue Princesses are visiting for her cousin’s wedding. When a wounded tiger is found in the hills, the girls know her cubs can’t survive without their mother. The Rescue Princesses must find them, royal wedding or no royal wedding!

  • Prism's Paint - Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. In Prism’s Paint, Ernest the blundering wizard-lizard casts a spell that accidentally alters Princess Prism’s power–instead of being able to turn objects different colors, she now makes them clear! The only way to reverse the spell is to find the missing rainbow of the Valley of Light, and the unicorn princesses know who can help them: Cressida! But will Cressida be able to find the rainbow and restore Prism’s powers? This sweet series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

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The Silver Locket
Written by Paula Harrison
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Rosalind and the other princesses are in the Kingdom of Taldonia for the Autumn Ball. They all love playing with an adorable puppy named Patch. When a misunderstanding turns into an argument, Rosalind sets off on her own. After Patch is dognapped, Rosalind needs the other Rescue Princesses to help find him! Can she save Patch and get her friends back at the same time?

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A Unicorn Adventure!
Written by Chloe Ryder
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Enter a land of magical ponies in this chapter book series that features illustrations throughout and comes with a collectible charm! On an enchanted island far, far away, princess ponies can talk and play. Eight golden horseshoes give the ponies their magic, but when the shoes go missing from the castle, only a true pony lover can save the princesses and their home. When the second youngest Princess Pony, Honey, enters the forbidden Cloud Forest, Pippa and Princess Stardust know they must follow her. They find out Honey’s secret-a new unicorn friend! And when the unicorn mentions a magical tree in the middle of the forest, Pippa thinks there might be a golden horseshoe there. Are Pippa and Princess Stardust brave enough to face the fire-breathing dragonflies and other scary creatures of the Cloud Forest? Brought to life with illustrations, this story also comes with a collectible charm! Don’t miss all of the books in the Princess Ponies series: A Magical FriendA Dream Come TrueThe Special SecretA Unicorn Adventure!An Amazing RescueBest Friends Forever!A Special SurpriseA Singing Star

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A Dream Come True
Written by Chloe Ryder
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Enter a land of magical ponies in this chapter book series that features illustrations throughout and comes with a collectible charm! On an enchanted island far, far away, princess ponies can talk and play. Eight golden horseshoes give the ponies their magic, but when the shoes go missing from the castle, only a true pony lover can save the princesses and their home. It’s field day on pony island and Princess Stardust’s best friend Blossom is competing. Stardust wants to cheer her on, but she knows she and Pippa should keep looking for the missing horse shoes. Will Stardust have to choose between her old friend and her new friend? Or is it okay to have two best friends? Brought to life with illustrations, this story also comes with a collectible charm! Don’t miss all of the books in the Princess Ponies series: A Magical FriendA Dream Come TrueThe Special SecretA Unicorn Adventure!An Amazing RescueBest Friends Forever!A Special SurpriseA Singing Star

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The Runaway King
Written by Jennifer A. Nielsen
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 10-13

The thrilling sequel to Jennifer A. Nielsen’s blockbuster NEW YORK TIMES bestseller THE FALSE PRINCE – now in paperback A kingdom teetering on the brink of destruction. A king gone missing. Who will survive? Just weeks after Jaron has taken the throne, an assassination attempt forces him into a deadly situation. Rumors of a coming war are winding their way between the castle walls, and Jaron feels the pressure quietly mounting within Carthya. Soon, it becomes clear that deserting the kingdom may be his only hope of saving it. But the further Jaron is forced to run from his identity, the more he wonders if it is possible to go too far. Will he ever be able to return home again? Or will he have to sacrifice his own life in order to save his kingdom? The stunning second installment of The Ascendance Trilogy takes readers on a roller coaster ride of treason and murder, thrills and peril, as they journey with the Runaway King.

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The Thirteenth Knight
Written by Jordan Quinn & illustrated by Robert McPhillips and Jordan Quinn
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-9

In the thirteenth fantastical book from The Kingdom of Wrenly series, Prince Lucas and Clara learn about the legend of the Thirteenth Knight. The elite band of knights known as the Spires are searching for a new hero to join their ranks. With only twelve knights on this team, the Spires open a competition to fulfill a mysterious prophecy. The winner of the Spires’ competition must show bravery, valor, wisdom, and heart. But finding the Thirteenth Knight might prove to be the Spires’ greatest challenge ever. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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  • Adventures in Flatfrost - Prince Lucas and Clara venture to the land of the giants and train Ruskin to control his fire in this fifth chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series. After a game of hide-and-seek, Prince Lucas and Ruskin are in trouble again. They have melted all the ice in the castle, and the king is not pleased. He sends Lucas and Ruskin to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there. High in the snowy mountains, some new larger-than-life friends lend a helping hand as Lucas, Clara, and Ruskin learn to respect the hard work of others. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

  • Princess Lessons - In book four in the Tales of Sasha series, Sasha has to pass the Princess Test. . . . But is she princess material? Sasha has just discovered that she is a princess of the flying horses! But before she can attend to any princess duties, she has to pass a Princess Test. In order to pass, she’ll have to learn how to act regal, and she’ll have to learn all about the history of the flying horses. But Sasha struggles with these things, and she isn’t sure what to do. Will she find a way to pass the Princess Test?

  • The Lost Princess - In this Mermaid Tales adventure, Shelly’s not sure she’s ready to be royalty. Not one of the merkids in Shelly Siren’s third grade class can believe the shell-shattering news: Shelly is a princess! A real princess! It’s been a deep, dark secret in Trident City, but now everyone knows–and Shelly doesn’t know how to act. Should she start wearing a glittery crown? Or move to a grand undersea palace? Will her friends have to call her Princess Shelly? She knows it’s an exciting turn of events, but Shelly’s not sure she can truly fit the royal part. Can she find a way to be a princess and stay herself?

  • Ordinary Princess - Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she’s so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there . . . much to everyone’s surprise . . . she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is! “This delightful fairy tale is sure to please young romantics . . . Neither Kaye’s princess nor her book should be considered ordinary.” (School Library Journal)

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The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle
Written by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale & illustrated by LeUyen Pham
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Something smells like trouble! Can five princess heroes and one Goat Avenger pool their talents to vanquish a monstrous stink? The Princess in Black is in a very stinky situation. A foul cloud is plaguing the goat pasture, and it smells worse than a pile of dirty diapers or a trash can on a hot summer day. But every time the Princess in Black and her friend the Goat Avenger manage to get rid of the odor, they accidentally blow it to another kingdom! Other masked heroes and their trusty companions show up to help, but how do you battle a stench when your ninja moves fail? Fans with a nose for slapstick will be tickled to see the six stalwart friends join their wits to take on an impossibly beastly stink.

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The Princess Before Dawn
Written by E.D. Baker
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

In the seventh tale of the Wide-Awake Princess series, Princess Annie’s beloved home Treecrest has become a favorite destination for all sorts of magical beings. One new set of guests are particularly strange, and they are ready to take over a new hunting ground. Annie and Liam turn to their only friends who can help, Francis and Zoe. But when Francis and Zoe arrive in Treecrest, the new hunting group is having too much fun to pack up and go home and nothing Francis or Zoe say seems to help.

Can Annie, Liam and their new friends figure out a way to reclaim Treecrest before it’s overrun with hunters? Or will Annie lose her one true home?

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The Magic Rings
Written by Paula Harrison
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Princess Emily’s sister, Lottie, is the newest member of the Rescue Princesses. She’s very excited to have animal adventures of her very own. When a foal disappears from the palace stables, Lottie is eager to prove she has what it takes to be a true Rescue Princess.

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The Shattered Castle
Written by Jennifer A. Nielsen
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Acclaimed author Jennifer A. Nielsen brings her signature twists and high-stakes action to the fifth installment of the New York Times bestselling Ascendance Series!King Jaron has outwitted the Prozarians and returned to his own kingdom with one secret in his pocket that not even his friends know about. He’s hoping that secret will help him finally bring stability to Carthya.But a surprise attack on his own land – on the castle itself – reminds Jaron that nothing is easy. The Prozarian Monarch threatens to crumble Jaron’s entire kingdom. And that’s not the only thing in danger: With old enemies and new rumors circling around him, even Jaron’s relationship with Imogen is uncertain.This former False Prince will need his best tricks and many allies at his side to hold Carthya together.

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The Rainbow Opal
Written by Paula Harrison
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

These are no ordinary princesses– they’re Rescue Princesses! More Rescue Princess fun! The girls are back for another animal adventure. This time, they must keep a baby koala from harm.

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  • Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain - Surrounded by all creatures gruesome and grotesque, Thisby Thestoop, the gamekeeper for the Black Mountain Dungeon, is getting roped into another job–saving the princess’s skin–in the debut fantasy-adventure series by Zac Gorman, contributor to the hilarious Rick and Morty comic series.In the absurd land of Nth, Thisby Thestoop can be found within the forlorn walls of Castle Grimstone, down the precarious steps of the Black Mountain dungeon, up to her nose in griffon toenails, gnoll spittle, and troll meat (to give to them, not made of them). When the prince and princess arrive for a Royal Inspection, the much too good-looking Princess Iphigenia winds up lost in the tunnels of the dungeon–without her guards, her staff, or her younger twin brother–and it’s up to Thisby to guide the princess safely past the hoards of minotaurs, wyverns, ghouls, and who-knows-what-else that would love nothing more than to nosh the royal highness for dinner.Thisby Thestoop and Princess Iphigenia have a dangerous adventure ahead of them. If they’re going to a rescue the missing prince, stop a mounting war, and keep safe all the creatures who call the mountain dungeon home, they’ll have to learn how to trust each other.Don’t miss the first book in this rollicking new fantasy-adventure series from debut author Zac Gorman!

  • Brave Young Knight - In this picture book, Karen Kingsbury tells the story of a boy in competition with other young knights to become prince of all the land. In a series of contests and competitions, the king recognizes the brave young knight as the winner, not because he was the fastest or strongest, and not because he was smarter or more cunning than the other knights. Rather, the brave young knight is the winner because he doesn’t follow the crowd, instead making decisions based on what is right and true and in accordance with his faith. The moral of the story is that the bravest young boys are those who exhibit the strongest character.

  • The Lost Gold - These are no ordinary princesses–they’re Rescue Princesses! Princess Isabella loves her rain forest kingdom and its amazing creatures. She must spring into action when treasure hunters start digging up the forest and scaring all the animals.

  • Alice-Miranda at the Palace - It’s Queen Georgiana’s silver jubilee, and Alice-Miranda and her friends are invited. While Evesbury Palace is every bit as magnificent as they’d imagined, some of the staff are behaving strangely. Edgar and Louis, Aunty Gee’s grandsons and the palace’s resident mischief-makers, don’t exactly give their guests a friendly welcome. When they team up with an unexpected visitor, things soon go from bad to worse. Behind the scenes it seems something much more sinister is at play. Why is Aunty Gee so determined to keep Alice-Miranda at the palace for the rest of the holidays? And who is her mysterious milliner? With the help of her friends and a trusty butler, can Alice-Miranda uncover what threatens to bring down the royal family?

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The Queen and the First Christmas Tree
Written by Nancy Churnin & illustrated by Luisa Uribe
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Queen Charlotte brought her family’s festive holiday yule bough from Germany to England. While planning a Christmas Day party in 1800 at Windsor Castle for over 100 children, she realized a single bough isn’t enough. So she brought in the whole tree instead, making it the first known Christmas Tree in England. This story tells a little known fact about a favorite holiday tradition.

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The Wishing Pearl
Written by Paula Harrison
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

These are no ordinary princesses . . . they’re Rescue Princesses! Princess Clarabel loves being a Rescue Princess. She and her friends are committed to saving animals in trouble-wherever they may be! When Clarabel finds an injured dolphin during Ampali Island’s Royal Regatta, she knows just who to call for help-her fellow Rescue Princesses! Her friends are brave, talented, and super smart. They’re so amazing in fact, she’s worried she’ll fall behind-but Clarabel is about to discover she has an incredible gift.

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The Golden Shell
Written by Paula Harrison
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

These are no ordinary princesses– they’re Rescue Princesses! The Rescue Princesses are going to Princess School! They’re excited, but also a little worried–will they still have time to help animals in need? Princess Ella has lost her pet rabbit. She hopes that her new friends, the Rescue Princesses, are just the girls to bring her bunny home.

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Zog and the Flying Doctors
Written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

From the bestselling duo of Donaldson and Scheffler, Zog the dragon returns with a girl-power princess story about being true to yourself!Zog the dragon, Princess Pearl, and Sir Gadabout have taken to the skies! No sniffly lion or sunburned mermaid will go without care while the flying doctors are on duty. But Princess Pearl’s unconventional career path doesn’t sit so well with her uncle, the king. He thinks princesses should stay in their towers and embroider cushions all day! When the king’s mysterious illness befuddles all the royal doctors, however, it’s Princess Pearl to the rescue! She not only heals the king – she also changes his mind about what it means to be a princess. The heroes of A Gold Star for Zog fly again in this story of the value of letting your talent shine, all told in Julia Donaldson’s enchanting rhymes with Axel Scheffler’s witty illustrations.

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Princess in Practice
Written by Connie Glynn
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

YouTube star Connie Glynn is back with the sparkling follow-up to Undercover Princess, which Kirkus described as “Cinderella meets Mean Girls while at Hogwarts.”

Lottie Pumpkin never expected to become a royal during her first year at Rosewood Hall.

But now that she and secret princess Ellie Wolfe’s fates have been inextricably entwined by the dramatic events of the last school year, they’re both just hoping for a peaceful return to Rosewood.

The ivy-covered walls of Rosewood tend to hold secrets, though—and when students start being targeted by members of the mysterious undercover society Leviathan, Lottie and Ellie must find the culprit before the danger threatens to close down the one place where they both feel at home.

A new princess, an old enemy—readers will devour this captivating sequel, perfect for fans of Meg Cabot and Shannon Hale.

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