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BookYou Asked For It: Books about Princesses

Browse the list below for a selection of great books about princesses. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.



The barefoot book of princesses The barefoot book of princesses
Matthews, Caitlin, 1952-



Princess party Princess party
Allen, Joy.
Shows the many different ways a princess can be an incredible girl.



The princess and the pizza The princess and the pizza
Auch, Mary Jane.
An out-of-work princess applies to become the bride of Prince Drupert, but first she must pass several tests, including a cooking contest.



The princesses have a ball The princesses have a ball
Bateman, Teresa.
In this rhyming update of the fairy tale of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses," twelve princesses wear out their shoes playing basketball.



Princess Peepers picks a pet Princess Peepers picks a pet
Calvert, Pam, 1966-
When Princess Peepers loses her glasses, she mistakes a dragon for a unicorn and enters it in the pet show at the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses.



Do princesses really kiss frogs? Do princesses really kiss frogs?
Coyle, Carmela LaVigna.
A young girl takes a hike with her father, asking many questions along the way about what princesses do.



Do princesses scrape their knees? Do princesses scrape their knees?
Coyle, Carmela LaVigna.
While a little boy spends a day playing with his older sister, he asks many questions about princesses.



Princess Bess gets dressed Princess Bess gets dressed
Cuyler, Margery.
A fashionably dressed princess reveals her favorite clothes at the end of a busy day.



Princess Pigtoria and the pea Princess Pigtoria and the pea
Edwards, Pamela Duncan.
To make her pigsty of a palace picturesque again, penniless Princess Pigtoria tries to get the pompous porker Prince Proudfoot to propose marriage.



The princess knight The princess knight
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.



Princess Pigsty Princess Pigsty
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
Tired of being a princess, the youngest of three sisters throws her crown out the window and finds happiness working in the royal kitchen and pigsty.



The witch who wanted to be a princess The witch who wanted to be a princess
Grambling, Lois G.
When a Grand Wizard puts a ban on witches changing themselves to princesses, Bella must marry a real prince to make her dream come true.



The very smart pea and the princess-to-be The very smart pea and the princess-to-be
Grey, Mini.
The pea gives its own version of what happened in the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea," from the time of its birth in the Palace Garden until it helps arrange a royal marriage.



Princess Hyacinth : (the surprising tale of a girl who floated) Princess Hyacinth : (the surprising tale of a girl who floated)
Heide, Florence Parry.
Princess Hyacinth is bored and unhappy sitting in her palace every day because, unless she is weighed down by specially-made clothes, she will float away, but her days are made brighter when kite-flying Boy stops to say hello.



Angelina and the royal wedding Angelina and the royal wedding
Holabird, Katharine.
Trapped in a castle tower on the morning of Princess Eliza's marriage, bridesmaids Angelina and Princess Sophie hope they will be rescued in time for the wedding processional.



Twenty-six princesses Twenty-six princesses
Horowitz, Dave, 1970-
Twenty-six princesses, one for each letter of the alphabet, go to a party at the prince's castle.



Princess says goodnight Princess says goodnight
Howland, Naomi.
Rhyming text presents what a princess might do between leaving the ball and saying goodnight.



Princess Dinosaur Princess Dinosaur
Kastner, Jill.
Princess Dinosaur has fun playing with the rest of the toys until Spots the dog comes and carries her off to an outdoor adventure.



The little moon princess The little moon princess
Lee, Y. J.
With the help of a friendly sparrow, the little moon princess, who is afraid of the dark, uses the jewels on the surface of her moon to light up the sky.



An undone fairy tale An undone fairy tale
Lendler, Ian.
When it's illustrator cannot keep up with its reader, a story about shelfish; pie loving king takes numerous silly detours.



The princess who had almost everything The princess who had almost everything
Levert, Mireille.



Princess Buttercup : a flower princess story Princess Buttercup : a flower princess story
Lewison, Wendy Cheyette.
Spring is here, and the Flower Princesses are having a party, but where is Princess Buttercup?



Princesses are not quitters! Princesses are not quitters!
Lum, Kate.
Three bored princesses decide to become servants for a day and learn what hard work is all about.



Princess Penelope takes charge!  Princess Penelope takes charge!
Mack, Todd.
Princess Penelope is going to be a big sister soon and she wants a little sister, but when her mother brings home a little brother, she learns that he can be just as special.



The storytelling princess The storytelling princess
Martin, Rafe, 1946-
Having survived a shipwreck, a princess tries to tell a prince a story whose ending he does not know and thus qualify for his hand in marriage.



Song for a princess Song for a princess
Mortimer, Rachael.
A sad princess is made happy again by a humble, word-loving bird.



The paper bag princess The paper bag princess
Munsch, Robert N., 1945-



Ponyella Ponyella
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
Ponyella's dream of showing Princess Penelope her tricks at the pony championship comes true with the help of her fairy godmare.



Once upon a cool motorcycle dude Once upon a cool motorcycle dude
O'Malley, Kevin, 1961-
Cooperatively writing a fairy tale for school, a girl imagines a beautiful princess whose beloved ponies are being stolen by a giant, and a boy conjures up the muscular biker who will guard the last pony in exchange for gold.



Princess Aasta Princess Aasta
Ordal, Stina Langlo.
Princess Aasta and her new friend, a polar bear named Kvitebjorn, play in the garden, travel to the North Pole, and have supper with the king.



The wide-awake princess The wide-awake princess
Paterson, Katherine.
After the death of her self-absorbed parents, a clever princess shows the peasants in her country how to make better lives for themselves.



Apple Pip Princess. Apple Pip Princess.
Ray, Jane.



I want to do it myself! I want to do it myself!
Ross, Tony.
The little princess is determined to go on a camp-out without anyone's help.



Well at the end of the world Well at the end of the world
San Souci, Robert D.
In this fairy tale, loosely based on English and Scottish lore, feisty Princess Rosamond, who prefers good books to good looks, risks her throne and all her wealth to save her father's life.



Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the terrible dragon, with Lowly Worm the jolly jester. Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the terrible dragon, with Lowly Worm the jolly jester.
Scarry, Richard.
When Princess Lily is captured by a dragon, Peasant Pig bravely attempts her rescue.



The red wolf The red wolf
Shannon, Margaret, 1966-
Roselupin, a princess locked in a tower by her overprotective father, uses yarn to knit a red wolf suit to free herself.



The princess gown The princess gown
Strauss, Linda Leopold.
If the wedding dress young Hanna's family is making is not chosen for the princess, they will go to the poor house but thanks to Hanna's sharp eyes and artistic ability, her father stands a very good chance of becoming Embroiderer to the Princess.



The real princess : a mathemagical tale The real princess : a mathemagical tale
Williams, Brenda, 1946-
A queen devises a way, with the help of her nine golden peas, to tell whether each of the girls her three sons hope to marry is a true princess.



Princess Me Princess Me
Wilson, Karma.
A little girl imagines being a princess, with her stuffed animals serving as royal subjects.



Not all princesses dress in pink Not all princesses dress in pink
Yolen, Jane.
Rhyming text affirms that girls can pursue their many interests, from playing sports to planting flowers in the dirt, without giving up their tiaras.



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