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Ballet, Princesses and All Things Pink: Part 2

If your little one twirls instead of walks, goes to sleep in her royal jewels, and won't wear anything that isn't pink, then check out these books below. With more than 50 titles, we know that you will find a book that she begs to read again and again. After all, the way to grow a reader (and a princess) is to give her books she'll love. The best news? You can check out 60 books with your Richland Library card, and when you've finished this list, just call your closest Richland Library location and the staff will recommend more titles for your fan of all things pink.


Dancing in the Wings by Debbie Allen
Amazon Says: Sassy worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream of becoming a star ballerina. So for now she's just dancing in the wi more...
Amazon Says: Sassy worries that her too-large feet, too-long legs, and even her big mouth will keep her from her dream of becoming a star ballerina. So for now she's just dancing in the wings, watching from behind the curtain, and hoping that one day it will be her turn to shimmer in the spotlight. When the director of an important dance festival comes to audition her class, Sassy's first attempts to get his attention are, well, a little wobbly. But Sassy just knows, somehow, that this is her time to step out from those wings, and make her mark on the world. Actress/choreographer Debbie Allen and Kadir Nelson collaborated on Brothers of the Knight, about which School Library Journal raved, "the strutting high-stepping brothers are full of individuality, attitude, and movement." less...
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Amazon Says: The talented Brigette Barrager lavishly illustrates this beautiful retelling of the Grimm Brothers' "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." In this fairy tale, twelve princesses wake more...
Amazon Says: The talented Brigette Barrager lavishly illustrates this beautiful retelling of the Grimm Brothers' "The Twelve Dancing Princesses." In this fairy tale, twelve princesses wake up every morning to find their shoes are worn out and they are totally exhausted! A handsome suitor discovers that the princesses are enchanted, and that each night, in their sleep, they travel to a magical world to dance at a ball. Will this handsome suitor be able to break the spell and rescue the princesses? less...
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Shoe-La-La! by Karen Beaumont
Amazon Says: Meet four girls who love shoes: SHOE-LA-LA! "Shoes with zippers, Shoes with straps, Shoes with buckles, Shoes with taps." Prance from page to page in search of the perfect p more...
Amazon Says: Meet four girls who love shoes: SHOE-LA-LA! "Shoes with zippers, Shoes with straps, Shoes with buckles, Shoes with taps." Prance from page to page in search of the perfect pair of party shoes. Girls of all ages will love to go on a shoe shopping expedition with these four friends, from "fuzzy boots for when it snows" to "ballerinas on our toes." The girls try on every shoe in the store, but "eeny, meeny, my, oh, my [they] just don't know which shoes to buy." With some feathers and glitter, a little bit of glue, and a LOT of imagination, the girls come up with the best shoes of all! less...
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Amazon Says: Princesses live in splendid palaces with servants to grant their every wish....Or do they? Here the stories of twelve real princesses reveal what life behind the palace more...
Amazon Says: Princesses live in splendid palaces with servants to grant their every wish....Or do they? Here the stories of twelve real princesses reveal what life behind the palace walls is really like."This night I think to die, declares Elizabeth Tudor as she shivers in the Tower of London in 1554. Her half sister, Queen Mary, sees her as a rival to the throne. But Elizabeth survives, and in four more years, she is queen.Two hundred years later, fourteen-year-old Marie Antoinette of Austria is told she will marry the heir to the French throne, whom she hasn't even met. She could never have imagined that the crowds who cheer her and her young husband will one day cry out for their blood.Princess Victoria is eleven when she learns she will someday become England's queen. Princess Ka'iulani of Hawai'i is told just the opposite. "You will never be queen," whispers her dying mother in an eerie prophecyFor Anastasia and her three sisters, daughters of the Tsar of Russia, home is a beautiful palace surrounded by gardens and lakes. But war and revolution will shatter their sheltered world forever.The world will also change for Ayesha Devi, daughter of an Indian maharaja, and for Elizabeth and Margaret Rose, the two little princesses of 1930s' Great Britain. And they change with it, setting the style that is followed by the princesses of today.Throughout this handsome book, elegant portraits and period artifacts and photographs complement the story of each princess and recreate the worlds in which they lived. Together, the lives of these young royal women tell a story more fascinating than any fairy tale. less...
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Princess Bess Gets Dressed by Margery Cuyler
Amazon Says: Princess Bess has loads of clothes made with satin, snaps, and bows. And she changes them all day, for her lessons and ballet. But if a certain truth be told, more...
Amazon Says: Princess Bess has loads of clothes made with satin, snaps, and bows. And she changes them all day, for her lessons and ballet. But if a certain truth be told, her favorite clothes are much less bold. She carefully keeps them out of sight until it's time for bed at night. Then in her room without a care, she plays in what she loves to wear. less...
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Amazon Says: Rich embroideries decorate this collection of well-loved princess stories. This beautiful book takes its inspiration from rich tales reflecting different historical periods an more...
Amazon Says: Rich embroideries decorate this collection of well-loved princess stories. This beautiful book takes its inspiration from rich tales reflecting different historical periods and cultures. The Starlight Princess presents some of the best loved princess stories, brought to life with illustrations embroidered in a variety of fabrics and threads to create an enchanting collection that children will love and adults will love to read to them. A range of princesses are represented, from a medieval Princess and the Pea to a Russian Frog Princess. less...
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Princess Pigtoria And The Pea by Pamela Duncan Edwards
Amazon Says: An alliterative romp through the letter P with Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole, the team who brought us SOME SMUG SLUG, THE WORRYWARTS, FOUR FAMISHED FOXES AND FOSDYKE, D more...
Amazon Says: An alliterative romp through the letter P with Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole, the team who brought us SOME SMUG SLUG, THE WORRYWARTS, FOUR FAMISHED FOXES AND FOSDYKE, DINORELLA, and more! Princess Pigtoria's palace was a pigsty and she was penniless. Perhaps, if the prince proposed, she could make her palace picturesque again. If only Prince Proudfoot wasn't such a pompous porker. A pretty new princess-and-the-pea picture book for little people who love preposterous play with the letter P! less...
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Amazon Says: In this picture book starring the world’s most imaginative pig, Olivia embarks upon a quest for identity with very lofty goals—and being a princess is NOT one of them! more...
Amazon Says: In this picture book starring the world’s most imaginative pig, Olivia embarks upon a quest for identity with very lofty goals—and being a princess is NOT one of them! Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be?      Join Olivia on a hilarious quest for individuality, and rest assured, you won’t find THIS pig pleased to be in pink! less...
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Double Pink by Kate Feiffer
Amazon Says: Pink. PINK. PINK. Madison loved pink. Wholly, completely, deeply, truly pink. Is there any other color in the world? No -- never. What for? Did there ever need to be? more...
Amazon Says: Pink. PINK. PINK. Madison loved pink. Wholly, completely, deeply, truly pink. Is there any other color in the world? No -- never. What for? Did there ever need to be? Day by day, Madison begins to create a totally pink world. What could be more perfect? Perfectly pink! But something is missing.... Then Madison remembers her favorite brown bear, her red fire truck, her green balloon. Pink is nice -- it really is -- but it needs the other colors to shine, and so does Madison! What is she to do now? This delightful first picture book by Kate Feiffer illustrates the age-old adage -- be careful what you wish for, as it might come true. Complemented by Bruce Ingman's inspired artwork, Double Pink will charm enthusiasts of all colors of the rainbow. less...
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Amazon Says: Fiesta Femenina portrays the courage and resilience of the feminine spirit through the stories of eight extraordinary Mexican women. From a goddess whose very being is the ea more...
Amazon Says: Fiesta Femenina portrays the courage and resilience of the feminine spirit through the stories of eight extraordinary Mexican women. From a goddess whose very being is the earth we walk on in "The Hungry Goddess," to a clever female personification of the moon in "Why the Moon is Free," these stories show how the feminine spirit touches many parts of Mexican culture, from the soil to the stars. less...
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Pink by Nan Gregory
Amazon Says: Vivi is dizzy with wanting pink — the kind the rich girls have, beyond the budget of her beloved truck driver dad. One day in the window of a fancy toy store she sees somethi more...
Amazon Says: Vivi is dizzy with wanting pink — the kind the rich girls have, beyond the budget of her beloved truck driver dad. One day in the window of a fancy toy store she sees something that’s just right — a bride doll in a dress of perfect glistening pink. Vivi wants it more than anything. She saves and saves for it, walking the neighbors’ dog and running errands for them. However when she takes her parents to show them the precious doll, something surprising happens. Nan Gregory's touching story about what’s really important features vibrant images by illustrator Luc Melanson. less...
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Amazon Says: What was it like to live as a queen in ancient Egypt, or as an Amazon warrior in western Africa? African Princess tells the stories of six remarkable royal women and the eras more...
Amazon Says: What was it like to live as a queen in ancient Egypt, or as an Amazon warrior in western Africa? African Princess tells the stories of six remarkable royal women and the eras in which they lived, from 1473 B.C. to the present. Some lived in great luxury; others lived in exile as freedom fighters. The rise of the slave trade and the arrival of European colonists unsettled the entire continent and forced rulers to find ways to govern and protect their kingdoms. Consequently, many of these royal women ruled in extremely difficult times, marked by palace intrigue, foreign invasion, and harrowing adventure. less...
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Princess Hyacinth by Florence Parry Heide
Amazon Says: A bestselling Caldecott Honor artist and legendary author team up in this Parents' Choice Silver Award Book! Truly a publishing event! Florence Parry Heide, author of such more...
Amazon Says: A bestselling Caldecott Honor artist and legendary author team up in this Parents' Choice Silver Award Book! Truly a publishing event! Florence Parry Heide, author of such classics as the Shrinking of Treehorn, and Lane Smith, recipient of a slew of awards, have created an unforgettable princess sure to charm and delight young readers. Princess Hyacinth has a problem: she floats. And so the king and queen have pebbles sewn into the tops of her socks, and force her to wear a crown encrusted with the heaviest jewels in the kingdom to keep her earthbound. But one day, Hyacinth comes across a balloon man and decides to take off all her princess clothes, grab a balloon, and float free. Hooray! Alas, when the balloon man lets go of the string . . . off she goes. Luckily, there is a kite and a boy named Boy to save her. From the Hardcover edition. less...
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Princess Grace by Mary Hoffman
Amazon Says: This year two girls will be selected as princesses in the town parade, and Grace can?t wait to be one of them. It?s the perfect opportunity to dress up?but how, exactly, shoul more...
Amazon Says: This year two girls will be selected as princesses in the town parade, and Grace can?t wait to be one of them. It?s the perfect opportunity to dress up?but how, exactly, should a princess costume look? Grace asks her teacher for help, and soon the whole class is learning that there?s more to princesses than pink dresses and frills. From Kenya to China and from warriors to spies, princesses are a multicultural and multitalented bunch, and there are just as many kinds of happily ever afters?both for the royals and for Grace?s community and its princess parade.Mary Hoffman?s picture books featuring this intrepid heroine have earned major critical acclaim; amongst other awards, Amazing Grace was a i>Reading Rainbow selection and a Booklist Editors? Choice. Grace?s latest adventure is sure to delight her established fans?and win the hearts of many more! less...
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Angelina and the Royal Wedding by Katharine Holabird
Amazon Says: Angelina has been invited to a wedding at the summer palace of Mouseland. What could be more exciting? This new story features all the hallmarks that readers love about the An more...
Amazon Says: Angelina has been invited to a wedding at the summer palace of Mouseland. What could be more exciting? This new story features all the hallmarks that readers love about the Angelina books: fluffy dresses, beautiful princesses, a sparkling cover, and, of course, ballet! Timeless and utterly charming. less...
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Princess Says Goodnight by Naomi Howland
Amazon Says: When a little girl pretends she's a real princess, her imagination soars and her bedtime routine is transformed into a majestic affair. While practicing curtsies on her way to more...
Amazon Says: When a little girl pretends she's a real princess, her imagination soars and her bedtime routine is transformed into a majestic affair. While practicing curtsies on her way to bed, she gets the royal treatment: chocolate cream éclairs, glass slippers, ladies-in-waiting, a tiara—even a bubble bath with a special fluffy towel to dry her toes. Being a princess is so much fun! But at bedtime, there's one thing a little girl—or a princess—always gets: a kiss before saying goodnight. less...
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The Princess and the Pea by Rachel Isadora
Amazon Says: When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry, he soon discovers this is not a simple task. There is no shortage of so-called princesses, but how can he tell whether or n more...
Amazon Says: When a prince sets out to find a princess to marry, he soon discovers this is not a simple task. There is no shortage of so-called princesses, but how can he tell whether or not they are what they claim to be? Then one night, a great storm rages, there?s a knock on the palace gate, and the prince?s life is never the same. Caldecott Honor?winning artist Rachel Isadora exquisitely illustrates this retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and takes readers to a beautiful African setting?a first for the ?true story? of a tiny pea that changed everything. less...
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Amazon Says: Nellie Sue is back with brand-new dancing boots and her usual cowgirl flair. She knows that dancing would be more fun with friends, but her new neighbors, the Glitter Girls, w more...
Amazon Says: Nellie Sue is back with brand-new dancing boots and her usual cowgirl flair. She knows that dancing would be more fun with friends, but her new neighbors, the Glitter Girls, would rather pirouette and twirl than hoedown. Nellie decides to throw a Barnyard Bash and invite the whole neighborhood. With her big imagination, Nellie transforms her garage into the perfect place to do-si-do. Soon everyone is joining in, but could a slip, a trip, and a slide cause her big bash to be a big messy flop? less...
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Hair Dance! by Dinah Johnson
Amazon Says: Hair comes in all colors, textures, and styles. Whether it is worn long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural in an Afro, hair plays a big part in who we are and ho more...
Amazon Says: Hair comes in all colors, textures, and styles. Whether it is worn long or short, in braids or cornrows, or left natural in an Afro, hair plays a big part in who we are and how we feel about ourselves. In this inspiring book, Kelly Johnson’s stunning photographs of girls wearing a range of hairstyles and the lyrical words of Dinah Johnson’s poem celebrate African American hair in all its radiant variety. Hair Dance! is a 2008 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. less...
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Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann
Amazon Says: Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does . . . she more...
Amazon Says: Pink, pink, pink. More than anything, Pinkalicious loves pink, especially pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does . . . she turns pink! What to do?This sparkling picture book, filled with such favorites as pink bubble gum, pink peonies, pink cotton candy, and pink fairy princess dresses, celebrates all things pink while showing that being yourself is best of all. less...
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Girl, You're Amazing! by Virginia Kroll
Amazon Says: "Girl, you're amazing, the things that you know!/How to write stories where fantasies grow,/When to pick pumpkins and how to fly kites,/Just where to search for the sky's sate more...
Amazon Says: "Girl, you're amazing, the things that you know!/How to write stories where fantasies grow,/When to pick pumpkins and how to fly kites,/Just where to search for the sky's satellites." In this upbeat rhyming tribute to girls, readers will get a boost of encouragement and feel their confidence and self-esteem grow page by page. less...
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Little Diva by LaChanze
Amazon Says: Curtain up! Light the lights! Nena wants to be a Diva—with a capital D—just like her mommy, who’s a star on Broadway. She wants to sing and act and dance, but knows it more...
Amazon Says: Curtain up! Light the lights! Nena wants to be a Diva—with a capital D—just like her mommy, who’s a star on Broadway. She wants to sing and act and dance, but knows it will take lots of work—and lots of fun—for all her wishes to come true. Tony Award-winning actress LaChanze and Caldecott Honoree Brian Pinkney present a showstopping story about a day in the life of a little diva with BIG Broadway dreams. less...
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Amazon Says: A happy Hinky-Pink is a fine thing. An unhappy Hinky-Pink pinches! That is what happens to Anabel, a young seamstress in Old Italy who has only days to finish her d more...
Amazon Says: A happy Hinky-Pink is a fine thing. An unhappy Hinky-Pink pinches! That is what happens to Anabel, a young seamstress in Old Italy who has only days to finish her dream: sewing a gown for the princess to wear at the Butterfly Ball. Thanks -- or no thanks -- to the Hinky-Pink Anabel is woozy for want of sleep. Her lace looks like cheesecloth; her hems, like saddle cinches. Night after night, the Hinky-Pink keeps wrestling her bedclothes to the floor -- and pinching. What is its problem? And how is Anabel to help? A grand old favorite of storytellers is here given sprightly new life. less...
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Poodlena by E.B. McHenry
Amazon Says: Poodlena is a star. Every day she powders and pinks herself to perfection. And every day she parades through the park, keeping clean and perfect. One day, after a heavy rain, more...
Amazon Says: Poodlena is a star. Every day she powders and pinks herself to perfection. And every day she parades through the park, keeping clean and perfect. One day, after a heavy rain, another dog knocks poor Poodlena right off the path and into a giant mud puddle. The mud is dirty and icky. . . and so much fun! Now Poodlena still primps and pinks herself close to perfect-but she always saves time for playing with friends, too! less...
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Princess Super Kitty by Antoinette Portis
Amazon Says: Maggie likes being a kitty. But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes a girl has to be super.One little girl transforms herself over and over in this inventive picture book more...
Amazon Says: Maggie likes being a kitty. But sometimes that’s not enough. Sometimes a girl has to be super.One little girl transforms herself over and over in this inventive picture book from the bestselling author and illustrator of Not a Box, Antoinette Portis. Once again, Portis shows us that children make ordinary life fun using their imaginations. less...
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Amazon Says: Birdie carefully slipped her little toes into one shoe, then slid into the other. She looked at herself in the mirror... and gasped. Birdie can't wait to be just like her mo more...
Amazon Says: Birdie carefully slipped her little toes into one shoe, then slid into the other. She looked at herself in the mirror... and gasped. Birdie can't wait to be just like her mom. She loves wearing jewelry, spritzing perfume bottles, and dressing up in front of the mirror. But more than anything, Birdie fantasizes about her mother's fancy high-heels. She can't wait to try them on and do all the things she likes to do wearing beautiful "big-girl shoes." Little girls will love walking with Birdie as she spends a day in her mother's shoes, but in the end they may find that, like Birdie, they like their "barefoot shoes" best of all. With playful watercolors and clever textured cut-paper designs, this precious picture book will speak to every little girl who longs to be a "big-girl". less...
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Princess in Training by Tammi Sauer
Amazon Says: “Royalty does not karate-chop.” –Madame Gertrude   Princess Viola is great at skateboarding and karate-chopping, but she’s lousy at the royal wave, walk, and waltz. T more...
Amazon Says: “Royalty does not karate-chop.” –Madame Gertrude   Princess Viola is great at skateboarding and karate-chopping, but she’s lousy at the royal wave, walk, and waltz. The king and queen are not pleased. What’s a princess to do? Attend the skill-polishing Camp Princess, of course. In the end, it’s a good thing Viola is made of tougher stuff. Who else will save the day when the green dragon comes along? Joe Berger’s zippy illustrations use comic book–style panels and show off ZIP! ZUP! ZOOM! sound effects. This sweet, funny picture book is just the ticket for spunky princess-loving girls who can appreciate a glittery book jacket! less...
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The Frog Prince by Kathy-Jo Wargin
Amazon Says: The youngest daughter of the king lives a very special life, indeed. Her days are spent in lovely gowns, playing happily with her favorite golden ball. When her beloved ball more...
Amazon Says: The youngest daughter of the king lives a very special life, indeed. Her days are spent in lovely gowns, playing happily with her favorite golden ball. When her beloved ball is lost, she strikes a bargain for its return with a thick, green frog—a deal she doesn’t intend to keep! But the ugly frog, refusing to be left behind by the fleeing princess, insists she share her life with him as promised. This Brothers Grimm tale of a spoiled princess finding her handsome prince by breaking a witch’s spell has enchanted readers since it was written in the early 1800s. With enchantingly elegant illustrations, Anne Yvonne Gilbert brings Kathy-jo Wargin’s retelling of the classic to a new generation of readers. less...
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Amazon Says: After tiring of the needs of overly demanding princesses, Prince Henrik devises a test to find a girl who s not so sensitive, using a very thin mattress and an entire packet o more...
Amazon Says: After tiring of the needs of overly demanding princesses, Prince Henrik devises a test to find a girl who s not so sensitive, using a very thin mattress and an entire packet of frozen peas. His dream girl shows up unexpectedly in the form of his old friend Pippa, who is all too happy to pitch a tent or play a hard game of hockey, after which she finds the perfect use for that packet of peas! In this twist on the fairy tale, Tony Wilson and Sue DeGenarro deliver a freshly humorous take on one prince s search for the just-right girl of his dreams. less...
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Amazon Says: Not all princesses dress in pink. Some play in bright red socks that stink, blue team jerseys that don’t quite fit, accessorized with a baseball mitt, and a sparkly crown! more...
Amazon Says: Not all princesses dress in pink. Some play in bright red socks that stink, blue team jerseys that don’t quite fit, accessorized with a baseball mitt, and a sparkly crown! Princesses come in all kinds. Exuberant text from Jane Yolen and her daughter Heidi Yolen Stemple paired with charming illustrations prove that girls can jump in mud puddles and climb trees, play sports and make messes—all while wearing their tiaras! Not every girl has a passion for pink, but all young ladies will love this empowering affirmation of their importance and unlimited potential. less...
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