Best Children's Books About Castles

8 Children's Books About Castles

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
The Very Last Castle book
#1
The Very Last Castle
Written by Travis Jonker and illustrated by Mark Pett
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Ibb, curious about the lone castle in her town, forms a long-distant friendship with the guard and, despite warnings there is something fearful inside, accepts his invitation to enter.

Night Air book
#2
Night Air
Written and illustrated by Ben Sears
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Plus Man is a roguish knave without equal, an antihero in his own mind. His coolheaded robot, however, knows better. This odd couple has just been given a break: a tip on a score of valuable alloy. The catch? The alloy is in a haunted castle. One really haunted castle.

 Sandcastle That Lola Built book
#3
Sandcastle That Lola Built
Written by Megan Maynor and illustrated by Kate Berube
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Lola is building her dream sandcastle—one with a tall, tall tower and sea glass that sends signals to mermaids. But the beach is crowded, and soon enough, a boy steps on her castle. Not to worry! Lola recruits him to build a wall. When a toddler with a bulldozer starts digging too close the walls, Lola decides he can be in charge of digging the moat. As the sandcastle grows, so does Lola’s friendly group of helpers. There’s only one thing that Lola doesn’t want near the sandcastle: a wave! Will the new friends be able to salvage the mermaids’ castle when their hard work is washed away?

The Prince and the Pee book
#4
The Prince and the Pee
Written by Greg Gormley and illustrated by Chris Mould
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon when he realizes that he really, really needs to pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and impossibly long lines for the only bathroom in the forest, it looks like Freddie will have to face the fire-breathing dragon without having relieved himself. Or will he? The two-birds-with-one-stone ending to this hilarious tale from the brilliant Greg Gormley and Chris Mould will have readers laughing so hard, they'll run for their own restrooms.

Day at the Beach book
#5
Day at the Beach
Written and illustrated by Tom Booth
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

A day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding for Gideon in this magical picture book. Every summer, Gideon and his younger sister Audrey build a sand castle—together. But this summer, everything changes. Gideon is going to build the most spectacular sandcastle anyone on the beach has ever seen. And he’s going to do it on his own—without any help from his sister. But much to his surprise, Gideon discovers that building together is more fun and that everyone has their own unique talent when it comes to creativity and imagination, even Audrey.

Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer book
#6
Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer
Written by Kay Woodward and illustrated by Jo de Ruiter
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

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 asleep. It's up to the Princess Engineer to come and save the day.

Sandcastle book
#7
Sandcastle
Written and illustrated by Philip Bunting
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Rae and Grandad set out to build a sandcastle. They make a tall tower. They raise great ramparts. They dig a deep moat. They even find a dragon. But will it be enough to hold the tide? Sandcastle is a beautiful exploration of the ebb and flow of life.

Tuesdays at the Castle book
#8
Tuesdays at the Castle
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

"A shape-shifting castle, a missing king and queen, and the young princess who must save her family and her kingdom. This is a clever, page-turning adventure for young fantasy readers." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celie's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one-other than Celie, that is-takes the time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and their fate is unknown, it's up to Celie, with her secret knowledge of the castle's never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom. This delightful book from a fan- and bookseller-favorite kicks off a brand-new series sure to become a modern classic.

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