Best Children's Books About Unicorn

25 Children's Books About Unicorn

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Marabel and the Book of Fate book
#1
Marabel and the Book of Fate
Written by Tracy Barrett
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Free-spirited Marabel must defy expectations to rescue her brother--and their kingdom--in this charming, action-packed, and magical story perfect for fans of Ella Enchanted and Dealing with Dragons. In Magikos, life is dictated by the Book of Fate's ancient predictions, including the birth of a royal Chosen One who will save the realm. Princess Marabel has grown up in the shadow of her twin brother, Marco, who everyone assumes is the true Chosen One. While Marco is adored and given every opportunity, Marabel is overlooked and has to practice her sword fighting in secret. But on the night of their thirteenth birthday, Marco is kidnapped by an evil queen, and Marabel runs to his rescue. Outside the castle walls for the first time, accompanied by her best friend and a very smug unicorn, Marabel embarks on a daring mission that brings her face-to-face with fairies, trolls, giants--and the possibility that all is not as it seems in Magikos.

Do You Believe in Unicorns? book
#2
Do You Believe in Unicorns?
Written and illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Is that a horse wearing a hat? It’s definitely not a unicorn in disguise— that would be ridiculous, right? It’s probably just a horse that’s having a bad hair day. Or trying to keep the sun out of its eyes. Or perhaps this horse just really likes hats! If you follow it long enough, maybe it will take off its hat and you’ll finally know for sure. Or will you? It’s all a matter of perspective in this cheerful, cheeky story about seeing magic in the everyday.

The Unicorn Emergency book
#3
The Unicorn Emergency
Written by Lucy Coats and illustrated by Brett Bean
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

When he returns to Olympus from Asgard, Demon must calm a groggy volcano monster while figuring out what is wrong with the unicorns.

Unicorn Theater book
#4
Unicorn Theater
Written by Dana Simpson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-12

New York Times Bestselling Author! The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel! Summer is here, and Phoebe and Marigold are headed to drama camp. Phoebe's expecting some quality time with her best friend, but in a surprise twist, Marigold has invited her sister, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils! While the unicorn sisters head to camp in a magical rainbow pod, Phoebe is stuck riding with her parents in their boring car, wondering where it all went wrong. But at Camp Thespis, there are more daunting tasks at hand: writing, producing, and acting in an entirely original play! The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel is a sparkling tale of sisterhood and summer fun, as well as a reminder that sometimes it takes a bit of drama to recognize true friendship.

Ella and Owen 7: Twin Trouble book
#5
Ella and Owen 7: Twin Trouble
Written by Jaden Kent and illustrated by Iryna Bodnaruk
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

In the seventh book in the Ella and Owen series, the dragon twins meet unicorn twins who just cannot seem to get along. On their journey home, Ella and Owen come across unicorn twins who each believe they are better than their twin. The dragons are swept up in the unicorns' quibble, participating in crazy competitions to prove which twin is the best. Will Ella win and prove to her brother that she is the better twin? Can Owen show Ella that he is the best? And if they are so busy arguing with each other, will they ever be able to find their way home?

Unicorn Crossing book
#6
Unicorn Crossing
Written by Dana Simpson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Phoebe and Marigold are back for a fifth installment of the award-winning series. Join in on their latest adventures - and experiments - in being themselves! Phoebe and Her Unicorn returns with more sparkles than ever!

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) book
#7
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn)
Written by Dana Simpson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

It all started when Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and using it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection?

Unicorn of Many Hats book
#8
Unicorn of Many Hats
Written by Dana Simpson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

"A pink, bubble-gum bonbon of a tale spun of a likable, albeit self-centered, fourth-grader and her magical, self-obsessed, although sometimes-kind, unicorn." --Kirkus Reviews Book seven in the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR! Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is no ordinary unicorn. She has Wi-Fi-enabled appendages. She's the most enchanted babysitter of all time. She's published numerous scholarly articles on the "shimmering" versus "glimmering" debate. She is, in short, a unicorn of many hats. Phoebe and her exceptional hooved pal are back in this all-new collection of comics! Laugh alongside the lovable duo as they question the idea of "coolness," gain a deeper appreciation for the power of friendship, and put off summer reading assignments for as long as physically possible.

Today I'll Be a Unicorn book
#9
Today I'll Be a Unicorn
Written and illustrated by Dana Simpson
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Who wouldn't want to be a unicorn? This super-sparkly board book celebrates the unique, magical, and enchanting world of being a unicorn.

Not Quite Narwhal book
#10
Not Quite Narwhal
Written and illustrated by Jessie Sima
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

A Unicorn Named Sparkle's First Christmas book
#11
A Unicorn Named Sparkle's First Christmas
Written and illustrated by Amy Young
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

Unicorns are more popular than ever! Get in on the fun with the third book about a unicorn named Sparkle. This one is all about Sparkle's first Christmas.

Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert book
#12
Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert
Written by Morag Hood and illustrated by Ella Okstad
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Meet the master of magical creatures: Sophie Johnson! She’s an expert on unicorns…or so she thinks! Sophie is a unicorn expert. She dresses up her toys, stuffed animals, and even her baby brother as unicorns! But living with enchanted animals can be tricky business. And Sophie is so caught up in teaching others that she fails to notice the magic right under her nose. This funny and fresh picture book tells the story of a unicorn hiding in plain sight and a little girl who is totally oblivious to his presence!

A Unicorn Named Sparkle book
#13
A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Written and illustrated by Amy Young
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-6

When Lucy sees an ad in the newspaper for a unicorn, she sends in her twenty-five cents and waits four to six long weeks for her very own unicorn to arrive. She imagines the flowers that she'll braid into his beautiful pink mane, and she even picks the perfect name for him: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives, his ears are too long, his horn is too short, he smells funny—and oh, he has fleas. Lucy isn't pleased, but in the end she warms up to Sparkle and realizes that even though he wasn't exactly the unicorn she wanted, he might be just the one she needs.

A New Friend for Sparkle book
#14
A New Friend for Sparkle
Written and illustrated by Amy Young
board book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

A picture book starring Sparkle and Lucy about what happens when your best friend makes a new pal.

Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book book
#15
Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book
Written by and illustrated by Victoria Ying
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Meet Baby Unicorn! What does Baby Unicorn find in the enchanted forest? Is she ready to use her healing magic? Follow along as she explores her world and discovers her special powers! The simple, comforting stories in this go-to baby gift series have made it a multimillion seller. Featuring a permanently attached plush finger puppet, each volume offers parents and children a fun, interactive way to play and read as they build a lifelong love of books together.

The Littlest Leprechaun book
#16
The Littlest Leprechaun
Written by Brandi Dougherty and illustrated by Michelle Todd
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

Liam is the littlest leprechaun in the Enchanted Forest and he wants to have a big, important job. He’s too little to cobble shoes, help make pots for gold, mail packages at the post office, or carry gold to his family’s pot. But when a unicorn needs help, Liam might be the perfect size to save the day!

Secret in the Stone book
#17
Secret in the Stone
Written by Kamilla Benko
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The second book in an enchanting fantasy series The Unicorn Quest, about a real-world girl and her sister in a land full of magic and strange creatures. Claire Martinson and her sister Sophie have decided to stay in Arden--the magical land they discovered by climbing up a chimney in their great-aunt's manor. If what they've learned is true, the sisters are the last descendants of the royal family, and only a true heir of Arden--with magic in her blood--can awaken the unicorns. Since Sophie has does not have magic, the land's last hope rests on Claire. The sisters journey to Stonehaven, a famed Gemmer school high in the mountains of Arden, so Claire can train in the magic of stone. As Claire struggles through classes, Sophie uncovers dangerous secrets about the people they thought they could trust. With Arden on the brink of crumbling, can Claire prove she is the prophesied heir and unlock the magic of the unicorns before it's too late?

The Unicorn Quest book
#18
The Unicorn Quest
Written by Kamilla Benko
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Claire Martinson still worries about her older sister Sophie, who battled a mysterious illness last year. But things are back to normal as they move into Windermere Manor . . . until the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in turmoil. The four guilds of magic no longer trust each other, the beloved unicorns have disappeared, and terrible wraiths roam freely. Scared, the girls return home. But when Sophie vanishes in the night, it will take all of Claire's courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and uncover the unicorns' greatest secret.

The Chupacabras of the Río Grande book
#19
The Chupacabras of the Río Grande
Written by David Bowles, Adam Gidwitz and illustrated by Hatem Aly
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

The fourth book in the fully illustrated, globe-trotting middle grade fantasy-adventure series about mythical creatures and their cultures of origin, from the Newbery Honor-winning author of The Inquisitor's Tale. Elliot and Uchennna have only just returned from their most recent Unicorn Rescue Society mission when they (along with Jersey!) are whisked away on their next exciting adventure with Professor Fauna. This time, they're headed to the Mexican border to help another mythical creature in need: the chupacabras! The Chupacabras of the Río Grande is co-written with David Bowles, author of the Pura Belpré Honor-winning book, The Smoking Mirror!

My Magical Unicorn book
#20
My Magical Unicorn
Written by and illustrated by Yujin Shin
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

In this interactive unicorn novelty book, readers spin a wheel to animate the character on the front cover. Sparkly holographic foil creates a truly impressive effect as the unicorn's horn, mane, and tail seem to flow with magical energy! More interactive mechanisms are featured inside the book. Push, pull, spin, and slide your way through the unicorn's enchanted land as she helps other magical creatures, clears away a rainy day, and plays with her unicorn friends. With gentle rhymes, bright colors, and a bit of sparkle and shine, this magical unicorn is sure to delight!

Good Night Unicorns book
#21
Good Night Unicorns
Written by Mark Jasper, Adam Gamble and illustrated by Suwin Chan
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Unicorns highlights unicorn forests, unicorn families, unicorn horns, unicorn food, fairy princesses, unicorn fur, unicorn eyes, rainbow unicorns, healing unicorns, alicorns, snowy mountain unicorns, and more. This dazzling and colorful board book teaches young children about the mystical and imaginative world of unicorns while following the structure of a traditional bedtime story. Your little reader will fall asleep dreaming of sparkles and rainbows! This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes. Prepare to expand your young reader's imagination with this colorful and exciting board book, dedicated to everyone's favorite magical creature... the unicorn!

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Unicorn book
#22
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Unicorn
Written and illustrated by Dorling Kindersley Publishing
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-3

Meet the colorful unicorns as they explore a magical kingdom in this cute baby board book with flaps to lift and pop-ups to enjoy. Join Moonbeam the purple unicorn as she searches for a friend in the enchanted forest and Sunshine the yellow unicorn as she discovers a secret castle. Which unicorn is hiding behind the colorful rainbow? Lift the flap to see! A magical addition to the best-selling Pop-up Peekaboo series, this read-aloud children's book encourages first learning by introducing little ones to colors and adorable characters. Both parent and child will have fun turning the pages, lifting the flaps, and playing peekaboo. The perfect gift for preschoolers, this book is certain to make them giggle in delight! This sturdy baby book is ideal for preschool play and will keep toddlers entertained time and time again.

Unicorns Are Real! book
#23
Unicorns Are Real!
Written and illustrated by Holly Hatam
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

This Mythical Creatures Are Real board book offers babies and toddlers a glimpse into the colorful, whimsical world of unicorns. Discover what makes them so magical! Stardust and glitter and rainbows, oh my! Did you know that unicorns polish their horns with fairy dust and moonbeams, and that they love looking at their reflections? Unicorn lovers will be tickled to learn all sorts of "facts" about these beloved mythical creatures in Holly Hatam's (#1 New York Times bestselling illustrator) unique Mythical Creatures Are Real board book. Look for Dragons are Real, too!

Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True book
#24
Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Brigette Barrager
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to bring us a sparkly, magical sequel to Uni the Unicorn! The Land of Unicorns is in trouble -- it has been raining and raining for what seems like forever. This is a big problem because there are only three ways that unicorns can get their magic: from the golden sun, from magnificent rainbows, and from the sparkle of believing. Luckily, Uni the Unicorn has always always always believed...that little girls are REAL. Join this very special unicorn and the little girl who believes right back as they finally meet and work together to save a magical land and all who live there! Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager reunite to revive this world glowing with possibility and hope that is the stuff of childhood fantasies.

Too Many Unicorns, Fairies & Mermaids book
#25
Too Many Unicorns, Fairies & Mermaids
Written by Jenny Copper and illustrated by Carrie Hennon
board book
Recommend Ages: 5-10

There are unicorns hiding on every page of this search and find book. Just flip the flaps to find them playing in a forest, swimming with mermaids, dancing with fairies, prancing with princesses, and even shopping in a toy store. The fun rhyming words and the search and find activity encourages word and picture association, which helps young children develop language and early reading skills. Can you find them all?

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