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Princesses - Books for Children and Young Adults - Inspiring and empowering stories of both real and imagined princesses!

Related category: Childrens & Teenage Books
Related booklists: Fiction - Picture Story Books, Empowering and Inspiring Girls & Young Women, Women's History and Biography: Books for Children, Anti-Adultist Books for Children, Witches, Wizards & Magic: Books for Children & Young Adults,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 26 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Rescue Princesses: The Amber Necklace by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Sharon Tancredi
    Rescue Princesses: The Amber Necklace - by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Sharon Tancredi

    £5.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780857639899 | ISBN 10: 0857639897

    Princess Zina is shocked to discover that the forest home of her kingdom’s lemurs is in danger! Can she and her princess friends work together to save the lovely animals and their precious trees?  Recommended for readers aged approx 5-8. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
    The Sleeper and the Spindle - by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781408859650 | ISBN 10: 1408859653

    A thrillingly reimagined fairy tale from the truly magical combination of author Neil Gaiman and illustrator Chris Riddell - weaving together a sort-of Snow White and an almost Sleeping Beauty with a thread of dark magic, which will hold readers spel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Mess With a Princess! - by Rachel Valentine, illustrated by Rebecca Bagley

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241322628 | ISBN 10: 0241322626

    An AWFUL OGRE is on the loose and threatening the kingdom!   Can Thea, Juno and Leaf, three fiery princesses, save the day? (You bet they can - but who will save the ogre!?)   There are surprises in store in this empowering, funny, roller-coast ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Arabella Is A Big Sister by Mylo Freeman
    Princess Arabella Is A Big Sister - by Mylo Freeman

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911115717 | ISBN 10: 1911115715

    The newest title in the popular Princess Arabella series!   Princess Arabella can’t wait to have a younger sibling to play with. But what would be most fun – a brother or a sister? Sisters seem great... until she meets Prince Mimoun’s s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Don
    Don't Call Me Princess! - by Kate Evans

    £9.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781780264653 | ISBN 10: 1780264658

    A children's picture book which takes down the concept of 'princess'. Well-known cartoonist Kate Evans takes a punchy pop at six classical fairy tales: The Princess and the Pea, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel and The Litt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power by Vita Murrow, illustrated by Julia Bereciartu
    Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power - by Vita Murrow, illustrated by Julia Bereciartu

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786032027 | ISBN 10: 1786032023

    What if princesses didn’t always marry Prince Charming and live happily ever after? In this stunning anthology – elegantly presented in a red, clothbound hard cover with gold-toned metallic debossing – 15 favourite fairytales have been retold f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight by Mark Sperring, Illustrated by Claire Powell
    Princess Scallywag and the Brave, Brave Knight - by Mark Sperring, Illustrated by Claire Powell

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780008212728 | ISBN 10: 0008212724

    Meet Princess Scallywag – a feisty new heroine with more than a few tricks up her royal sleeve! From brand-new picture book pairing Mark Sperring and Claire Powell comes this hilarious, subversive fairy tale for girls and boys alike.  What’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zog and the Flying Doctors by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
    Zog and the Flying Doctors - by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781407173504 | ISBN 10: 1407173502

    When being a flying dragon just isn’t cool enough, what do you do? You become a flying doctor!   Sunburnt mermaids, distressed unicorns and sneezy lions? They’re all in a day’s work for Zog and his high-flying friends! Princess Pearl gi ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Necklace by Patricia Borlenghi
    The Necklace - by Patricia Borlenghi

    £7.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780995538634 | ISBN 10: 0995538638

    This is a modern fairy tale about a princess with a difference.   Princess Lucy is the most beautiful girl in the world but she isn’t interested in finding her prince charming. She prefers to dabble in magic and witchcraft with her beloved ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O
    Princess Princess Ever After - by Katie O'Neill

    £11.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781620103401 | ISBN 10: 1620103400

    When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain. Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes by Babette Cole
    Princess Smartypants and the Missing Princes - by Babette Cole

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781444929782 | ISBN 10: 144492978x

    It's 30 years since Princess Smartypants made her bestselling debut in picture books - here she is in her first full-length adventure.   Princess Smartypants rules her kingdom of Totaloonia on her own - she certainly doesn't need the help of a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Zog by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler
    Zog - by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781407170763 | ISBN 10: 1407170767

    A magnificent picture book from the creators of The Gruffalo, starring an irrepressible hero who always gives his all!   Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He�s also the clumsiest, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire! Luck ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Want My Mum! by Tony Ross
    I Want My Mum! - by Tony Ross

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783440221 | ISBN 10: 1783440228

    All day there had been disasters - the water pot went all over the latest painting; the Little Princess fell off the seesaw and banged her knee; and worst of all, there was a monster under the bed that night. The castle had been ringing with the cons ... more

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  • Cover image of book How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour
    How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel - by Wendy Meddour

    £7.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847806628 | ISBN 10: 1847806627

    With the wind in his hair, and blowing his hooter, Along came the prince on the back of a scooter. " Rapunzel, Rapunzel, please let down your hair!" Called the prince from down on the bottom stair... But Rapunzel just sat - As still as a wall;She did ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer by Kay Woodward, illustrated by Jo de Ruiter
    Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer - by Kay Woodward, illustrated by Jo de Ruiter

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782023128 | ISBN 10: 1782023127

    Prince Jack is strong, rich, a top trampolinist and very, very handsome but he is also cursed. When he is pricked by a sword he, and his whole castle, fall sound alseep. It's up to the Princess Engineer to come and save the day.   Age level: ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights by Steven Lenton
    Princess Daisy and the Dragon and the Nincompoop Knights - by Steven Lenton

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780857632883 | ISBN 10: 0857632884

    When a truly terrifying sound wakes the inhabitants of a fairytale kingdom, it takes clever Princess Daisy to realise that the culprit of this dreadful din is a dragon, but the three knights who answer her fathers call for a hero to capture the crea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dara
    Dara's Clever Trap - by Liz Flanagan, illustrated by Martina Peluso

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782851028 | ISBN 10: 178285102x

    Meet a cunning princess who is known for her brains, not her beauty. Dara uses her talent as an engineer to foil a wicked plot and save her husband in this Cambodian traditional tale.  Barefoot Books' Early Readers series features illustrated ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Princess of the Springs by Mary Finch, illustrated by Martina Peluso
    The Princess of the Springs - by Mary Finch, illustrated by Martina Peluso

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781782851004 | ISBN 10: 1782851003

    A brave young princess sets out on a dangerous adventure to rescue both her mother and her baby son in this traditional tale from Brazil.   Barefoot Book's Early Readers series features illustrated folktales from around the world written in si ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Princess
    The Princess' Blankets - by Carol Ann Duffy, illustrated by Catherine Hyde

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848771611 | ISBN 10: 1848771614

    A powerful new fairy tale of a princess who cannot get warm, no matter what is done for her. A stranger with cold eyes brings her the earth's blanket, the forest's blanket, the ocean's blanket and more, but nothing can warm the cold princess until on ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
    The Worst Princess - by Anna Kemp, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781847388766 | ISBN 10: 1847388760

    Once upon a time, in a tower near you, Lived a sad princess; the Princess Sue. "Some day," she sighed, "my prince will come, But I wish he'd move his royal bum." But when Princess Sue's prince finally does arrive, he's not qu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Twelve Dancing Princesses by Rachel Isadora
    Twelve Dancing Princesses - by Rachel Isadora

    £5.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780142414507 | ISBN 10: 0142414506

    A Caldecott Honorwinning illustrator gives this classic fairy tale a brandnew setting!   Night after night, the twelve princesses mysteriously wear out their shoes. But how? The king promises a great reward to any man who can solve the myste ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules! by Babette Cole
    Princess Smartypants Breaks the Rules! - by Babette Cole

    £6.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780141501550 | ISBN 10: 0141501553

    When the Queen packs off Princess Smartypants to finishing school, it seems that our favourite royal might become a perfect princess after all...huh, no chance! Instead, Princess Smartypants makes her own school rules and teaches those other do-goody ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Grace by Mary Hoffman, Cornelius van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu
    Princess Grace - by Mary Hoffman, Cornelius van Wright, and Ying-Hwa Hu

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781845076696 | ISBN 10: 1845076699

    Grace is back!   The girl from Amazing Grace who proved that you can be anything you want and that families are what you make them, now discovers that there's more more than one way to be a princess.   Grace has the chance to be a pri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mufaro
    Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale - by John Steptoe

    £6.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780140559460 | ISBN 10: 0140559469

    Mufaro's two daughters react in different ways to the King's search for a wife - one is aggressive and selfish, the other kind and dignified. The king disguises himself to learn the true nature of both the girls and chooses Nyasha, the kind and gener ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
    The Paper Bag Princess - by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko

    £4.95   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780920236161 | ISBN 10: 0920236162

    This bestselling modern classic features a princess who rescues a very snooty and ungrateful prince. "This humorous story sends an assuring message to readers about women's (and girls) potential to break through sex-role stereotyping. This bo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Princess Smartypants by Babette Cole
    Princess Smartypants - by Babette Cole

    £6.99   paperback   (1996) - ISBN 13: 9780140555264 | ISBN 10: 0140555269

    Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms.   But being a rich and pretty princess means that all the princes want her to be their Mrs.   Find out how Princess Smartypants fights to preserve her indepen ... more

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