Are you searching for a princess book for a young reader in your home?
Olivia and the Fairy Princesses with its story of Olivia's search for an escape from the world of sparkly, pink princesses may act an an antidote to the princess mania. My son who is four enjoys Olivia's adventures.
If your young reader is searching for princess reading options, choices are available.
The Princess Pearl books by Emma Thomson have a conventional story line.
The books are pink and sparkly and include a fake pearl.
The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews portrays an action-oriented princess. This is a series so your reader will find lots to enjoy.
In The Twelve Dancing Princesses, girls wear their shoes out by dancing.
In a fractured fairytale by Debbie Allen, Brothers of the Knight, twelve brothers wear their running shoes out every night.
My children enjoyed traditional and fractured fairytales.
The Little Princess Stories by Tony Ross are a cute option for the youngest readers in your home.
My teenaged daughter was a figure skater who wore sparkly outfits and is now a hockey player. She enjoyed books from The Royal Diaries series.
To further a reader's knowledge of native Canadian culture, reading Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story is a good place to begin. The Mi'kmaw people have a version called The Rough-Faced Girl available online.
Kitchen Princess is a series of ten graphic novels which older readers may enjoy.
The real world has many princesses and queens so it is worth taking a look at non-fiction books. African Princess: The amazing lives of Africa's Royal Women is one of numerous choices available.
In grades 5 to 8, my son was not interested in reading fiction but enjoyed non-fiction books about historical figures similar to the above title.
Search OverDrive on the Toronto Public Library website for books about princesses to download or read streaming online.
An online source with multilingual options is the International Children's Digital Library. Children may read The Princess of Aram in Hebrew, The Golden Princess in Mongolian, The Ugly Princess in English, and The tale of Sigismunda and Krpimir in English and Croatian.
While your reader is requesting princess books, go with the flow, enjoy the pink and sparkly. Show your reader that options are available and that not all princesses wear pink.