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Princess Stories

Some princesses are girly girls, but not all princesses wear pink! Princesses might wear frilly dresses, tennis shoes or shiny armor. Princesses can be from all over the world and from right next door. Check out some of these books to read about all types of princesses!

Also, visit your nearest Richland Library location for even more book recommendations from our children’s librarians.


Amazon Says: The headstrong heroine of this charming picture book is completely fed up. She's not allowed to wear anything but fussy, frilly princess dresses; she's not allowed to leave th more...
Amazon Says: The headstrong heroine of this charming picture book is completely fed up. She's not allowed to wear anything but fussy, frilly princess dresses; she's not allowed to leave the castle grounds; and she's never, never allowed to eat sweets. So Princess Chamomile decides to take matters into her own paws. Early one morning she escapes from the overprotective Nanny Nettle, slips out a secret door in the palace walls on her bicycle, and heads straight for the nearest candy store. Little does she know that the owner of the shop is none other than that bad cat Bags-Eye! With a little luck, and a lot of quick thinking, Chamomile finds a way to trick the dangerous villain and get exactly what she wants. The ending holds a sweet surprise for everyone-even Nanny Nettle. less...
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Princess, Princess by Penny Dale
Amazon Says: A little princess can only be woken with a kiss - but from whom? There’s a princess in a castle, sleeping, sleeping. . . . Who will wake the princess with a kiss? more...
Amazon Says: A little princess can only be woken with a kiss - but from whom? There’s a princess in a castle, sleeping, sleeping. . . . Who will wake the princess with a kiss? Once upon a time, a little princess loved nothing more than playing happily with her friends - until an uninvited birthday guest spoiled the fun by casting a spiteful spell. But not for long! With soft, dreamlike pastels, Penny Dale offers a sweet fairy tale that celebrates the resilience of friendship and the magic of play. less...
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Rapunzel by Brothers Grimm
Amazon Says: Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrativec more...
Amazon Says: Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrativecapability brought forth a unique vision for an age-old tale. Few artists at work today can touch the level at which his paintings tell a story and exert their hold.Zelinsky's retelling of Rapunzel reaches back beyond the Grimms to a late-seventeenth-century French tale by Mlle. la Force, who based hers on the Neapolitan tale Petrosinella in a collection popular at the time. The artist understands the story's fundamentals to be about possessiveness, confinement, and separation, rather than about punishment and deprivation. Thus the tower the sorceress gives Rapunzel here is not a desolate, barren structure of denial but one of esoteric beauty on the outside and physical luxury within. And the world the artist creates through the elements in his paintings the palette, control of light, landscape, characters, architecture,interiors, costumes speaks to us not of an ugly witch who cruelly imprisons a beautiful young girl, but of a mother figure who powerfully resists her child's inevitable growth, and of a young woman and man who must struggle in the wilderness for the self-reliance that is the true beginningof their adulthood.As ever, and yet always somehow in newly arresting fashion, Paul O. Zelinsky's work thrillingly shows us the events of the story while guiding us beyond them to the truths that have made it endure. less...
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Amazon Says: In this hilarious collection of princess stories with a distinctive spin, there's Cinderella, who was, though you may not know it, Sleeping Beauty's mom; Sleeping Beauty, who more...
Amazon Says: In this hilarious collection of princess stories with a distinctive spin, there's Cinderella, who was, though you may not know it, Sleeping Beauty's mom; Sleeping Beauty, who didn't fall asleep because of the prick of a needle―it was sheer boredom; Snow White and her diminutive friends―Les, Lou, Sam, Hank, Nat, Myron, and Bethanne; the princess of frog fame; and the princess of pea fame. less...
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Amazon Says: His Highness the Prince may be a frog, but that?s not going to stop these lively girls from attending his ball. Starting with Princess Alice, the twentysix princesses?each wit more...
Amazon Says: His Highness the Prince may be a frog, but that?s not going to stop these lively girls from attending his ball. Starting with Princess Alice, the twentysix princesses?each with personality to spare?head to the palace, eager to make his acquaintance. But with Princess Jane being a pain, Princess Kay losing her way, and Princess Betty still getting ready, they?ll be lucky if they manage to steal any kisses from this prince! Dave Horowitz creates a party kids won?t want to miss, a wildly fun way to practice the alphabet and a frog?s-eye view of the courtly life. less...
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Amazon Says: When it comes to sorting out a Real Princess from a Fake Princess, the famous pea-under-the-mattress test is tried-and-true. But for those of you who may have wondered how any more...
Amazon Says: When it comes to sorting out a Real Princess from a Fake Princess, the famous pea-under-the-mattress test is tried-and-true. But for those of you who may have wondered how anyone could feel a tiny garden-variety pea under the weight of twenty mattresses, this book will put that question to rest once and for all. This witty spoof was shortlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal in the UK. It was Mini Grey's first book and a worthy predecessor to such favorites as Traction Man is Here! less...
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