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Top 10 Tuesday: Books About Princesses

September 5, 2017

Today is the first day of school in our county and it's my first year at a new school. In my decade plus in school librarianship I have yet to encounter a year where "princess books" aren't requested weekly, if not daily. We set aside a special shelf for these books so that they're easiest to find for our youngest patrons (the ones requesting the most). I try to make sure our readers see princesses of all types in that collection and these titles are my newest go-to's. Two stories are classic princess tales retold in new ways. One story brings a crocodile into the castle when a princesses' wish goes awry. One story compares the lives of storybook princesses to that of real princesses of yore. And one story has a sword-wielding hamster who doesn't bat an eye at dropping everything to save her kingdom. 

 

Bring this list to your local library or independent bookstore and add your own favorites in the comments below!

 

BOOKS ABOUT PRINCESSES:

 

Hamster Princess: Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon 

 

La Princesa and the Pea by Susan Middleton Elya, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator), H. C. Andersen 

 

The Princess and the Frogs by Veronica Bartles, Sara Palacios (Illustrator) 

 

The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes by Duncan Tonatiuh 

 

Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz, Brian Floca (Illustrator) 

 

Princess Hair by Sharee Miller
 
The Princess in Black and the Mysterious Playdate by Shannon Hale, Dean Hale, LeUyen Pham 
 
Princess Truly in I Am Truly by Kelly Greenawalt, Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator) 

 

The Water Princess by Susan Verde, Georgie Badiel, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
 
Who Wants to Be a Princess?:What It Was Really Like to Be a Medieval Princess by Bridget Heos, Migy (Illustrator) 

 

 

 

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