Picture Books: Princesses

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Andrews, Julie and Hamilton, Emma. The Very Fairy Princess (and others) J PIC AND
Geraldine is a regular girl who knows she is a princess—despite all the doubters around her--because she feels it inside and knows it's about how you act even when it's just a regular day.

Calvert, Pam. Princess Peepers J PIC CAL
When the other princesses make fun of her for wearing glasses, Princess Peepers vows to go without, but after several mishaps--one of which is especially coincidental--she admits that she really does need them.

Child, Lauren. The Princess and the Pea in Miniature J PIC CHI
Presents a re-telling of the well-known fairy tale of a young girl feels a pea through twenty mattresses and twenty featherbeds and proves she is a real princess.

Cuyler, Margery. Princess Bess Gets Dressed J PIC CUY
A fashionably dressed princess reveals her favorite clothes at the end of a busy day.

Dale, Penny. Princess Princess J PIC DAL
A young princess and her friends sleep under the spell of a fairy she forgot to invite to her birthday party, until an unexpected someone comes along to awaken them.

Donaldson, Julia. A Gold Star for Zog J PIC DON
Enthusiastic but clumsy, Zog is constantly getting hurt at dragon school but a helpful girl always has just the thing to cure him. Perhaps they can find their true calling—together?

Funke, Cornelia. Princess Pigsty J PIC FUN and Princess Knight J PIC FUN
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.

Gow, Nancy. Ten Big Toes and Prince's Nose J PIC GOW
A princess with big feet and a prince with a big nose find each other simply by being themselves.

Heide, Florence Parry. Princess Hyacinth J PIC HEI
Princess Hyacinth is so bored--trapped in the castle because she floats away when she's not weighed down--until she meets Boy and his kite.

Hoffman, Mary. Princess Grace J PIC HOF
Grace wants to participate in her community festival's princess float, but first she must decide what sort of a princess she wants to be—a daring and adventurous princess, or a floaty pink fairy tale princess.

Howland, Naomi. Princess Says Goodnight J PIC HOW
A young girl imagines herself to be a princess and makes getting ready for a bed a majestic event.

Joosse, Barbara. Lovabye Dragon J PIC JOO
A young princess pining for a dragon and a lonely dragon dreaming of a princess find true friendship in this sweet bedtime picture book.

Kleven, Elisa. The Paper Princess J PIC KLE
A little girl makes a picture of a princess that comes to life and is carried off by the wind.

Lester, Helen. Princess Penelope's Parrot J PIC LES
An arrogant and greedy princess's chances with a handsome prince are ruined when her parrot repeats to him all the rude comments the princess has made.

Martin, Rafe. The Storytelling Princess J PIC MAR
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.

Munsch, Robert. The Paper Bag Princess J PIC MUN and J PB PIC M
Princess Elizabeth lives in a castle, wears fancy clothes, and is about to marry Prince Ronald, when a dragon smashes her castle, burns her clothes, and prince-naps Ronald. Undaunted, she dons a large paper bag and sets off to find the dragon and her prince.

Ray, Jane. The Apple-Pip Princess J PIC RAY
An original story about Princess Serenity, the youngest of three princesses, who makes her father proud by planting seeds and bringing the kingdom back to life.

Sauer, Tammi. Princess in Training J PIC SAU
Tomboy Viola is not a "prim and proper" princess, but those etiquette lessons are of no use to her when a dragon needs vanquishing.

Spinelli, Eileen. Princess Pig J PIC SPI
When pig finds a sash labeled "princess" she decides she is a princess and gets all the other barnyard animals to treat her accordingly which is fun—at first.

Strauss, Linda Leopold. The Princess Gown J PIC STR
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.

Thurber, James. Many Moons J PIC CALDECOTT THU and J PB PIC T
Though many try, only the court jester is able to fulfill Princess Lenore's one wish.

Wilcox, Leah. Falling for Rapunzel J PIC WIL also Waking Beauty J PIC WIL
A prince tries to get Rapunzel to throw down her hair so he can rescue her, but she mishears him and throws down random objects from her room instead.

Wilson, Tony. The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas J PIC WIL
A funny take on the princess and the pea where the prince doesn't want a fussy, hard-to-please wife who can feel the pea under the mattresses but someone who shares his interests and is his friend.

Yolen, Jane. Sleeping Ugly J Easy YOL
When beautiful Princess Miserella, Plain Jane, and a fairy fall under a sleeping spell, a prince undoes the spell in a surprising way.

Yolen, Jane. The Seeing Stick J PIC YOL
It seems that no one from magicians to physicians can help blind Hwei Min, the only daughter of the emperor of China, see. Then, one day a wise old man with a mysterious seeing stick visits the princess. Will he be able to teach Hwei Min that there is more than one way to see the world?

Yolen, Jane and Stemple, Heidi. Not All Princesses Dress In Pink J PIC YOL
Rhyming text that shows princesses can be who they are and do whatever they enjoy—from playing sports to playing in the dirt.

Story Collections:

Amery, Heather. The Usborne Book of Fairy Tales J EASY AME
Very basic versions of six well-known fairy tales, including Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

Dalton, Annie. The Starlight Princess and Other Princess Stories J 398.2 DAL
This is a collection of old favorites and more unusual princess tales from around the world, illustrated with embroideries.

Matthews, Caitlin. The Barefoot Book of Princesses J 398.2 MAT
Princess books from around the world including "The Princess and the Pea","The Beggar Princess," and "Sleeping Beauty."

Crafts, etc.:

Hauser Elizabeth Ingrid. Princess Crafts J 745.5 HAU
Provides illustrations and step-by-step instructions for sewing, decorating, and creating princess costumes, decorations, games, and refreshments. Each project is rated by degree of difficulty.

Loehr, Mallory. The Princess Book: Every Girl Can Be a Princess - With Princess Parties, Recipes, Costumes, and More! J 745.5 LOE
Includes ideas and simple instructions for costumes, jewelry, fanciful feasts, royal decorations, and other items for the little girl who dreams of being a princess.