BookIf You Like Princess Academy: Stories of Royalty...

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Cinderella and the mean queen Cinderella and the mean queen
Bradman, Tony.
Cinderella's Prince Charming is just perfect, but his mother is a royal pain. She makes the ugly stepsisters lookn friendly! With a little makeover magic, Cinderella is ready to turn the Mean Queen into the Nice Queen.

Princess Amelia and the silver seal Princess Amelia and the silver seal
French, Vivian.
"Princess Amelia is so excited to be starting a new term at the Princess Academy with her best friends in Daffodil Room. And what a wonderful surprise-- the Princess Academy at Emerald Castle is by the seaside!"--Amazon.com.

The Hinky Pink The Hinky Pink
McDonald, Megan.
Summoned to the Great Castle of Firenze to create a special dress for Princess Isabella Caramella Gorgonzola, Anabel, a talented seamstress, is at first delighted but then increasingly despairing as time passes and her efforts are continually subverted by an unseen sprite.

Many moons Many moons
Thurber, James, 1894-1961.
Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's wish for the moon.


The frog princess The frog princess
Baker, E.D.
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again.

The lacemaker and the princess The lacemaker and the princess
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker.
In 1788, eleven-year-old Isabelle, living with her lacemaker grandmother and mother near the palace of Versailles, becomes close friends with Marie Antoinette's daughter, Princess Therese, and finds their relationship complicated not only by their different social class but by the growing political unrest and resentment of the French people.

The runaway princess The runaway princess
Coombs, Kate.
Fifteen-year-old Princess Meg uses magic and her wits to rescue a baby dragon and escape the unwanted attentions of princes hoping to gain her hand in marriage through a contest arranged by her father, the king.

The famous adventures of Jack The famous adventures of Jack
Doherty, Berlie.
In a magical land of giants and castles and beautiful princesses, Jill hears several tales about characters named Jack, then embarks on a fairy tale adventure of her own.

Once upon a Marigold Once upon a Marigold
Ferris, Jean.
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

Princess Academy Princess Academy
Hale, Shannon.
While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland.

Clever lollipop Clever lollipop
King-Smith, Dick.
Lady Lollipop, the clever pet pig of Princess Penelope and her friend Johnny, joins them in their lessons with a magician, cares for the queen's garden, helps restore the king's appetite, and has a surprise present for Penelope's birthday.

Ivy's ever after Ivy's ever after
Lairamore, Dawn.
Fourteen-year-old Ivy, a most unroyal princess, befriends Elridge, the dragon sent to keep her in a tower, and together they set out on a perilous quest to find Ivy's fairy godmother, who may be able to save both from their dire fates.

Born to rule Born to rule
Lasky, Kathryn.
When princesses from some of the most splendid kingdoms of the world gather at summer camp, a special bond forms between the girls of the South Turret and aids them in laying to rest a mystery while working to complete a long-lost tapestry.

Unicorns? get real! Unicorns? get real!
Lasky, Kathryn.
When Princess Gundersnap learns that her mother, the Empress, has taken her favorite pony to war, she turns to the enchanted tapestry for magical help in saving him and finds that the answer lies with a creature she believes does not exist.

Ella enchanted Ella enchanted
Levine, Gail Carson.
In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

Apple-y ever after Apple-y ever after
Mason, Jane B.
Snow White and her friends must find a way to break the magic spell which caused her father to lose his memory.

The princess, the crone, and the dung-cart knight The princess, the crone, and the dung-cart knight
Morris, Gerald, 1963-
Determined to find the knight responsible for the terrible deaths of her mother and the Jewish peddler who had given them a home, thirteen-year-old Sarah is helped in her quest by a strange old woman, a magical sword, a young faery, and an unkempt knight with little armor and no horse.

Anacaona, Golden Flower Anacaona, Golden Flower
Danticat, Edwidge, 1969-
Beginning in 1490, Anacaona keeps a record of her life as a possible successor to the supreme chief of Xaragua, as wife of the chief of Maguana, and as a warrior battling the first white men to arrive in the West Indies, ravenous for gold.

Outlaw princess of Sherwood, a tale of Rowan Hood Outlaw princess of Sherwood, a tale of Rowan Hood
Springer, Nancy.
King Solon the Red attempts to capture his runaway daughter Ettarde and force her into marriage with a rival king who has been threatening his reign.

Unicorns of Balinor. Books 1-3 Unicorns of Balinor. Books 1-3
Stanton, Mary.
A princess and her unicorn battle the dark forces of Evil to reclaim the magical land of Balinor.

The great good thing The great good thing
Townley, Rod.
Twelve-year-old Princess Sylvie's storybook kingdom really is a storybook, where nothing ever changes, even the character's mad scramble to reach their places whenever the book is opened, until Sylvie discovers she can enter new worlds with the Reader, and find new adventures.

Butterfingers Butterfingers
Trewellard, Juliet.
When beautiful Princess Bella is kidnapped by a fearsome dragon, it is left to a clumsy stable boy, accompanied by his dog and pony, to save her.

Dealing with dragons Dealing with dragons
Wrede, Patricia C., 1953-
Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.

The thirteenth princess The thirteenth princess
Zahler, Diane.
Zita, cast aside by her father and raised as a kitchen maid, learns when she is nearly twelve that she is a princess and that her twelve sisters love her, and so when she discovers they are victims of an evil enchantment, she desperately tries to save them. Inspired by the Grimm fairy tale, The twelve dancing princesses.

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