Sunday, March 20, 2016

Our Top 10 Princess Books for Preschoolers

A new princess book is always exciting for our four year olds. In this article, we are featuring our top ten princess books. This list does not include Disney princesses. Though beautiful and loved, Disney princesses are a different story. These books can be a new spin of an old story, or a beautiful retelling of a favorite classic.


Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan Lake by James Mayhew. We enjoyed reading this story about the princess swan again and again, danced to the music, and made Swan Lake art found here: Swan Lake Painting and Hand Print Art.
Amazon affiliate link: Ella Bella Ballerina and Swan lake (Ella Bella Ballerina Series)

The Princess and the Pig by Jonathan Emmett. This story and the book is pretty cute and has a  nice message for the kids.
Amazon affiliate link: The Princess and the Pig

The Princess and the Giant by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton. This princess has excellent social skills. She can make friends even with the scary giants. And being a friend means giving a helping hand when your friend needs it. Fun rhymes and engaging illustrations make this book a pleasure to read a story about this creative princess.

Amazon affiliate link: The Princess and the Giant

Cinderella by Sarah L. Thomson. There are many different versions of the Cinderella story. We liked this one for the beautiful water color illustrations. The text is easy to follow with many details from the traditional story. Well, Cinderella's Dad is kind of missing here.

Amazon affiliate link: Cinderella


Sleeping Beauty by Sarah Gibb. Amazon affiliate link: Sleeping Beauty: Based on the Original Story by the Brothers Grimm

Princess Sylvie by Elsa Beskow.  Sylvie and his father, the king, leave their castle to spend a beautiful and eventful day in the woods.

Amazon affiliate link: Princess Sylvie

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple.
"Some princesses wear their jewels
while fixing things with power tools."
Amazon affiliate link: Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

Princesses on the Run by Smiljana Coh. This book was recommended by the wonderful 3 Dinosaurs. Princesses can finally set aside all their responsibilities and everyday activities. They got together to spend some time with friends. So fun!

Amazon affiliate link: Princesses on the Run

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer. Amazon affiliate link: Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

That's Not My Princess by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells. Amazon affiliate link: (That's Not My Princess) By Fiona Watt (Author) board_book on (Jun , 2006)


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