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Princess Stories

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Picture Books are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.

The Very Fairy Princess
by Julie Andrews
Despite her scabby knees and dirty fingernails, Geraldine knows that she is a princess inside and shows it through her behavior at home and in school.

The Princess and the Pony
by Kate Beaton
Wanting a big, strong, beautiful horse that will help her fulfill her dream of becoming a warrior, Princess Pinecone is dismayed when her birthday arrives and she does not quite get the horse she envisioned. 

The Truly Brave Princesses   
by Dolores Brown
Princess Nin is a firefighter, Princess Gilda is a supermarket cashier, Princess Agnes is retired, and Princess Liang is in a wheel chair. This gallery of princesses gives visibility to lot of women who do not fit with the traditional conception of a princess. Maybe it's time to realize that each and every one of us could be a princess.

Cinderella and the Furry Slippers
by Davide Cali
Handsome princes, fancy castles, extravagant balls . . . in this girl-power fractured fairy tale, Cinderella learns that if it looks too good to be true, it probably is, and it's better to create your own happy ending.

Princess Bess Gets Dressed
by Margery Cuyler
Whether she is having muffins with the queen in a gown decorated in sequins or taking her ballet lessons in the prettiest shade of pink, Princess Bess knows the perfect outfit to wear to any regal event she attends! 

The Real, True Dulcie Campbell 
by Cynthia DeFelice
Believing that she is a princess, Dulcie Campbell leaves home to seek her true family, but she finds by reading a book of fairy tales that being a princess is not what she thought. 

The Prince Won’t Go to Bed!  
by Ann Dodds
When the young prince refuses to go to bed, assorted members of the royal household offer their ideas on exactly what he needs, but it is his sister, Princess Kate, who learns the truth.  

Princess Pigtoria & the Pea 
by Pamela Edwards
To make her pigsty of a palace picturesque again, penniless Princess Pigtoria tries to get the pompous porker Prince Proudfoot of Porksville to propose marriage, in a fractured fairy tale version of "The Princess and the Pea."

La Princesa and the Pea
by Susan Middleton Elya
A rhyming twist on the classic fairy tale in which a queen places a pea under a young lady's mattress to see if she is truly a princess incorporates Spanish words. 

The Princess and the Pig
by Jonathan Emmett
When a mix-up at the royal nursery causes Priscilla the princess to switch places with a piglet, a good and bad witch are credited with the ensuing chaos that involves Priscilla spending her youth happily on a humble farm and Pigmella struggling with her royal duties. 

Once Upon a Zzzzzzz
by Maddie Frost
Once upon a time, an author took a snooze and an illustrator took the reins telling the story—exactly the way she wants! Featuring a llama princess, a scheming penguin, space travel, and maybe even a ninja—or, wait, a dragon! —this rambunctious, clever, no-holds-barred "meta" story will have young readers giggling from start to finish. 

The Princess Knight
by Cornelia Funke
Envious of her brothers who are in training to become knights, young Princess Violetta disguises herself as a boy in order to take part in the big jousting contest in the hopes of showing everyone that she is just as capable. 

Princess Truly in My Magical, Sparkling Curls
by Kelly Greenawalt
When Princess Truly believes in herself, her curls begin to shine and can magically transport her to the distant past, on an underwater adventure, or to Mars. 

Mimi and Lulu: Three Sweet Stories, One Forever Friendship 
by Charise Harper
Mimi and Lulu are best friends despite liking different colors and they love playing together, whether it's pretending to be on a phone or being princesses.  

The Princess and the Christmas Rescue
by Caryl Hart
Stuck inside and feeling lonely in her beautiful snow palace, Princess Eliza makes toys out of spare materials before embarking on a journey to find a friend, a mission that leads her to a group of elves and the discovery that an ailing Santa Claus cannot finish the rest of his Christmas presents. 

Princess Hyacinth (the Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated) 
by Florence Parry Heide
Having a daughter who floats, the king and queen use stones and a heavy crown to keep her weighted down to the ground, but when she gets her hands on a balloon one afternoon and then takes off her heavy accessories, the young royal gets the ride of her life!  

by Victoria Kann
A little girl and her brother play with her imaginary gold-horned unicorn that can float on water, fly, and turn herself into a fairy princess. 

Princess Baby, Night-Night 
by Karen Katz
With bedtime soon approaching, Princess Baby has to tend to all her important tasks, such as making sure her devoted subjects brush their teeth and picking out the perfect book to read, before settling in for the night for her much-needed royal rest. 

The Paper Princess Finds Her Way
by Elisa Kleven
After the girl who drew her grows older and no longer plays with her, a paper princess lets the wind carry her off to adventures which include a cat, a Christmas tree, butterflies, and a new home. 

Princess Penelope’s Parrot 
by Helen Lester
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. 

Princesses Are Not Just Pretty       
by Kate Lum
When Princesses Mellie, Allie, and Libby begin to argue about which princess is the prettiest, they decide to hold a contest. But of course, the girls get side-tracked helping others on their way to the contest leaving Princess Mellie as the muddiest, Princess Allie as the yuckiest, and Princess Libby as the drippiest. But due to their kindness, the princesses win in the end.

Princesses Are Not Perfect       
by Kate Lum
Three princesses, each with a particular skill, decide they are bored with what they do and swap jobs. 

Princess Penelope      
by Todd Mack
Penelope is certain that she is royalty because of all the similarities between her life and that of a princess. 

The Hinky Pink: An Old Tale 
by Margaret McDonald
Wishing she could sew the gown the princess would wear for the Butterfly Ball, seamstress Anabel suddenly gets her chance, but when a Hinky-Pinky shows up and starts causing problems, Anabel must come up with a clever plan to outwit the troublesome visitor before she runs out of time!                                  

Princess Tales
by Grace Maccarone
A sumptuously detailed hidden-object storybook features rhyming verses about princesses who dance, eat apples, spin straw into gold and more while inviting children to find cleverly incorporated elements.  

Ella Bella Ballerina and the Sleeping Beauty
by James Mayhew
After ballet class, Ella Bella listens to music from The Sleeping Beauty ballet and is transported into the story where she and Lilac Fairy help the prince find Princess Aurora.  

The Knight Who Took All Day
by James Mayhew
A vain knight takes a long time getting ready, with help from his squire, to save the princess from a dragon. 

Princess Hair
by Sharee Miller
Celebrates the beauty and diversity of African American hair, encouraging self-confidence and showing that every type of hair can be princess hair. 

The Big Princess
by Taro Miura
Once upon a time, a king and queen discover among their flowers a lovely and very tiny princess perched on a leaf. Overjoyed to have found a daughter, they fashion for her a single-feather bed and watch as she grows large enough to sleep in a ring box, a teacup, and a teddy bear’s lap. But still the princess keeps growing and growing, until her head pokes through the top of even the tallest tower. Can the king figure out how to break the spell before the enormous tower crumbles and falls? 

The Tiny King
by Taro Miura
Feeling lonely in a well-guarded, oversized castle where he eats sumptuous meals he cannot finish alone, rides on a horse that throws him, and sleeps poorly at night, a tiny king marries a big princess. 

Princess Penelope and the Runaway Kitten
by Alison Murray
When her kitten scampers away after becoming entangled in a skein of glittering pink yarn, Princess Penelope follows the pink trail through her castle, courtyard, and stables. 

Princess Super Kitty
by Antoinette Portis
Enjoying a favorite game in which she pretends to be a kitty, Maggie envisions herself as a super kitty with a crown, cape and scepter to prove that she is much less sleepy, and just as adorable, as a real kitty. 

I Want Two Birthdays! 
by Tony Ross
A little princess decides that two birthdays would be better than one, and three are better than two, until every day becomes her birthday, but she soon realizes that the more birthdays she has, the less special they are.  

I Want My Tooth 
by Tony Ross
The Little Princess takes good care of her teeth, and loves every one of them, but one begins to wobble and doesn't stop until it disappears, prompting a search for the missing tooth. 

Would You Rather Be a Princess or a Dragon?
by Barney Saltzberg
Some little ones want to be princesses, while others want to be dragons, but maybe they can actually be both.

Princess Cora and the Crocodile
by Laura Amy Schlitz
Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine.

Dangerously Ever After
y Dashka Slater
A feisty princess with a garden said to be the most dangerous in the world makes a new friend when a shy prince gives her some rather unusual seeds. 

Princess Pig 
by Eileen Spinelli
After a sash from a local beauty pageant blows across the farm and lands right on Pig, she believes herself to be a princess and behaves accordingly, but Pig soon learns that being royalty has a price.  

Nobody Asked the Pea
by John Stewig
Expands upon the classic tale of the princess and the pea as seen through the eyes of the prince, the princess, the king and queen, various servants, a mouse, and even the rather vain pea, itself. 

The Princess Gown
by Linda L. Strauss
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 Princess and the Warrior
by Duncan Tonatiuh
A reimagining of one of Mexico's most cherished origin legends follows the experiences of a noble princess and a faithful but humble warrior whose devotion forms the volcanoes Iztaccfhuatl and PopocatTpetl.  

Jack’s Tale   
by Eileen Stoll Walsh
An author begins to write a fairy tale and finds that the main character, Jack, must be convinced to participate in the story and help rescue the princess. 

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
When the wicked queen puts a magic spell on Snow White, the handsome prince comes to the rescue.

Reader, In-Between & Fiction Sections (arranged on shelves alphabetically by author)

Prince Fly Guy            BEGINNING READER
by Tedd Arnold
Buzz is writing a fairy tale for homework, and Fly Guy naturally assumes the role of a handsome prince, who fends off a giant and rescues a beautiful princess.  

Big Friend, Little Friend            BEGINNING READER                   
by Melissa Lagonegro    
Young fans are invited to join Princess Tiana, Prince Naveen and the rest of the characters from Disney's The Princess and the Frog in a Step 1 reader that features a theme of opposites.  

Princess Buttercup: A Flower Princess Story            BEGINNING READER
by Wendy C. Lewison  
Spring is here, and the Flower Princesses are having a party, but where is Princess Buttercup?

Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise                 IN-BETWEEN     
by Kate DiCamillo 
When it is decided that she will dress as a princess this year for Halloween, Mercy the pig dons her beautiful pink gown and sparkling tiara with all the confidence in the world and sets forth on a special night of trick-or-treating that is sure to turn heads! 

Penny                          IN-BETWEEN & FICTION
by Jane Gerver 
To prove her worth as a potential queen, Princess Isabella and her beloved pony Penny embark on a quest for twelve precious jewels.

Princess Posey and the Next-Door Dog               IN-BETWEEN
by Stephanie Greene  
Holding her princess wand, six-year-old Posey finds the courage to visit the large dog next door.  

Stinky Spike and the Royal Rescue           BEGINNING READER
by Peter Meisel
Stinky Spike the dog and Captain Fishbeard the pirate set out to find the Princess's lost poodle in order to receive a reward, but things do not go as smoothly as they had planned. 

Happily Ever After                              IN-BETWEEN
by Anna Quindlen                   
When a girl who loves to read fairy tales is transported back to medieval times, she finds that the life of a princess in a castle is less fun than she imagined.

J Non-Fiction


The Princess and the Pea                                     J398.2
by Hans Christian Anderson 

Twelve Dancing Princesses              J398.2
by Brigette Barriger
Presents a retelling of the tale of twelve princesses who dance secretly all night long and how their secret is eventually discovered.  

The Princesses Have a Ball                 J398.2                           
by Teresa Bateman 
In this rhyming update of the fairy tale of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses," twelve princesses wear out their shoes playing basketball. 

Snoring Beauty                       J398.2
by Bruce Hale
An adaptation of the traditional tale, featuring a sleeping, snoring princess who is rescued by a prince after being cursed by a bad fairy. 

Tatterhood and the Hobgoblins                     J398.2
by Lauren Mills   
Tatterhood, an unconventional princess, rescues her sister from the hobgoblins' curse. 

Sleeping Bobby          J398.2
by Will Osborne
Living in a perpetual state of sleep due to a curse from an evil witch, a handsome young prince is awoken by a kiss from a beautiful princess in this modern-day twist on the classic tale of "Sleeping Beauty." 

Puss in Boots            J398.2
by Jerry Pinkney
A clever cat wins for his master a fortune and the hand of a princess. 

The Real Princess       J398.2
by Brenda Williams 
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.

The Frog Princess                   J398.2089
by Eric Kimmel                 
After rejecting all of her human suitors, the beautiful daughter of a Tlingit tribal leader declares that she would rather marry a frog from the lake. 

Princess Furball          J398.20942
by Charlotte Huck
A princess in a coat of a thousand furs hides her identity from a king who falls in love with her.  

The Twelve Dancing Princesses        J398.20943        
by John Cech    
Every day twelve princesses mysteriously wear out twelve new pairs of shoes, and neither the king nor a series of hopeful suitors can figure out how.  

Snow White                            J398.20943
by the Brothers Grimm     
Retells the tale of the beautiful princess whose lips were red as blood, skin was white as snow, and hair was black as ebony. 

The Twelve Dancing Princesses         J398.20943         
by Jane Ray      
A retelling of a classic fairy tale finds twelve princesses dancing their shoes to pieces night after night, much to the dismay of their father the king, who offers a young soldier the hand of his princess of choice if he can get to the bottom of things. 

The Golden Goose                   J398.20943                              
by Uri Shulevitz
Simpleton's generosity helps him gain a princess for his bride. 

The Glass Mountain                J398.20943                    
by Diane Wolkstein   
A king builds a glass mountain which any man who wants to marry his daughter must climb, but when Princess Raina tries to help one suitor climb it, she falls through a deep crack and is trapped in a deep cave.

The Tale of the Firebird               J398.20947
by Gennady Spirin
When the Tsar's son plans an amazing quest to find the incredible bird, the Firebird, he sets out on a flying wolf that takes him to fantastical places far from home where he meets and rescues an enchanted princess held captive by the evil Baba Yaga. 

Mr. Semolina-Semolinus                  J398.20949
by Anthony Manna
Areti, a Greek princess, makes a man fit for her to love from almonds, sugar, and semolina, but when he is stolen away by a jealous queen, Areti searches the world for him

The Twins and the Bird of Darkness              J398.20972   
by Robert San Souci    
After Princess Marie volunteers to become the evil bird's hostage in order to save her kingdom, Soliday learns of her bravery and works to slay the bird in order to save her, yet when his twin brother, Salacotta, takes the credit for his courageous actions, Soliday must find a way to show that he is a liar.

Sleeping Beauty                     J398.21
by Margaret Early 
A beautiful princess is put into a deep sleep by a curse until she is awakened by a brave prince. 

Billy Beg and His Bull                          J398.21
by Ellin Greene        
With magical gifts from the bull his mother had given him, the son of an Irish king manages to prove his bravery and win a princess as his wife.

Briar Rose                  J398.21
by Jacob Grimm
The story of Sleeping Beauty. 

The Princess & the Frog                     J398.21
by Rachel Isadora 
As payment for retrieving the princess's ball, the frog exacts a promise which the princess is reluctant to fulfill. 

The Three Princes                   J398.21 
by Eric Kimmel   
A beautiful and wise princess tests her three suitors by sending them into the world to bring back to her the rarest thing that they can find. 

The Goose Girl                        J398.21           
by Eric Kimmel 
Journeying to the kingdom of her betrothed, a golden-haired princess is betrayed by a wicked serving girl who forces her to change clothes and horses, condemning the princess to herd geese in the meadow.

Three Sacks of Truth              J398.21
by Eric Kimmel 
An adaptation of a French folktale tells of Petit Jean and his quest to win the hand of the king's daughter, using his mother's magical peaches and an enchanted silver fife. 

Salt: From a Russian Folktale              J398.21                  
by Jane Langton      
Ivan, the merchant's third son, having patience and an eye for opportunity, barters the cargo of his ship for a princess and a fortune. 

The Sleeping Beauty                          J398.21
by Mercer Mayer  
The curse of the Blue Faerie causes Sleeping Beauty to fall into a deep trance until she is awakened by a handsome prince.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses          J398.21                
by Ruth Sanderson   
Retells the tale of twelve princesses who dance secretly all night long and how their secret is eventually discovered.    

A Treasury of Princesses:  Princess Tales From Around the World J398.22
by Shirley Climo  
Presents retellings of seldom-heard princess tales, featuring such heroines as White Jade, Gulnara, and Vasilisa the Frog Princess. 

Princess Stories         J398.22
by Cooper Edens
Collects folk and fairy tales about princesses, including "Rapunzel," "Sleeping Beauty," "The Frog Prince," and "The Little Mermaid."

Puss in Boots              J398.24529
by Paul Galdone
A poor young man gains a fortune and meets a beautiful princess when his cat outwits an evil giant. 

Puss in Boots              J398.24529
by Charles Perrault 
A retelling of the French fairy tale in which a clever cat wins his master a fortune and the hand of a princess. 

Fairy Tale Adventure Crafts                J745.5                       
by Anna Llimos Plomer 
Provides step-by-step instructions on how to make eleven simple fairy-tale-themed crafts, such as an ogre, wizard, fairy princess, and more, and it includes a story for kids to tell with their crafts. 

Who Was….Princess Diana        J941.085
by Ellen Labrecque
A shy twenty-year-old girl stepped out of a horse-drawn coach and into the world spotlight, capturing the imagination of millions as a real-life fairytale princess. Although the storybook marriage didn't have a happy ending, Diana learned to use her fame as a way to champion charitable causes near to her heart. She became the People's Princess by humanizing the image of the royal family and showing care and concern for all people, including the homeless, the sick, and others in need. 

The Last Princess: The Story of Princess Kaiulani of Hawai’I                       J996.9028 K13
by Fay Stanley 
Recounts the story of Hawaii's last heir to the throne, who was denied her right to rule when the monarchy was abolished.