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!