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Rainbows… sparkles…cupcakes… magic… they all have one thing in common. Unicorns. Unicorns are more hip than they’ve ever been (you lucky unicorn lovers) so you can find unicorn themed pretty much everything… including books! We’ve done the research for you (and experienced a LOT of unicorn books) to bring you this, the ultimate list!

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Top 10 Books About Unicorns

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Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After
Written by B. G. Hennessy & illustrated by Susan Mitchell
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Recommend Ages: 3-8

One night, Claire and her toy unicorn, Capricorn, journey to a magical land filled with characters from fairy tales to find out what makes someone live “happy ever after.”

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The Unicorn Quest
Written by Kamilla Benko
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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.

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Luna the Unicorn
Written & illustrated by Tracey Thomas
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

The best dreams are grand and adventurous! On a magical journey to find the moon, a steadfast unicorn encounters wild dreams that come to life.

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Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book
Written by & illustrated by Victoria Ying
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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.

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Written by Dana Simpson
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

“Phoebe is a remarkably real little girl, as bright and imaginative as Bill Watterson’s Calvin, as touchingly vulnerable as Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown. And if these strike you as big names to conjure with, I’ll go further and state for the record that in my opinion Heavenly Nostrils is nothing less than the best comic strip to come along since Calvin and Hobbes. Simpson is that good, and that original.” –Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, from the Introduction A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn? 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 she used 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? Indeed they can, and that’s how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds. This beautifully drawn strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold’s “awesomeness,” the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.

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The Unicorn's Tale
Written by R. L. LaFevers & illustrated by Kelly Murphy
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

Beastologist-in-training Nathaniel Fludd and his Aunt Phil nurse a mysteriously ill unicorn, try to stop Obediah from taking the unicorn’s horn, and finally get a solid lead on the whereabouts of Nathaniel’s parents.

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Do You Believe in Unicorns?
Written & illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
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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.

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Not Quite Narwhal
Written & illustrated by Jessie Sima
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom
Absolutely enchanting! This is a refreshingly original take on the plethora of unicorn books released within the last few years. The illustrations are whimsical and add depth and humor to the short and incredibly sweet story about being yourself and the acceptance of families (regardless of their species or how many families you have!)
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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.

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Unicorns Are the Worst!
Written & illustrated by Alex Willan
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Perfect for fans of Dragons Love Tacos and Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great, this wildly funny and imaginative picture book celebrates the value of differences as a grumpy goblin gets to know his new unicorn neighbors.

It’s an undeniable fact that unicorns are the worst!

Magic is serious business, but all unicorns do is frolic around, have tea parties, and leave glitter all over the place! They’re nothing like goblins–practical and hard-working, who can put magic to good use! Unicorns aren’t helpful at all.

Or are they?

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Twelve Dancing Unicorns
Written by Alissa Heyman & illustrated by Justin Gerard
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Recommend Ages: 4-7

The king’s beloved unicorns are hiding a secret and a little girl is determined to solve the mystery.

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Books About Unicorns and Social Themes

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Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After
Written by B. G. Hennessy & illustrated by Susan Mitchell
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Recommend Ages: 3-8

One night, Claire and her toy unicorn, Capricorn, journey to a magical land filled with characters from fairy tales to find out what makes someone live “happy ever after.”

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Not Quite Narwhal
Written & illustrated by Jessie Sima
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Absolutely enchanting! This is a refreshingly original take on the plethora of unicorn books released within the last few years. The illustrations are whimsical and add depth and humor to the short and incredibly sweet story about being yourself and the acceptance of families (regardless of their species or how many families you have!)
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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.

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The Llamacorn Is Kind
Written by Kate Coombs & illustrated by Elisa Pallmer
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Recommend Ages: 3-5

A fanciful cross between a llama and a unicorn, Llamacorns are cuddly, magical friends who are spreading kindness. Llamacorn land is filled with special creatures. Meet the well-known and beautiful Unicorn, the clumsy Buffalocorn, a big, blue Walruscorn, the fearsome Tigercorn, and more in this playful introduction to the land of the Llamacorn . . . “But watch for the one who will be your friend, who will share his cookies, and play pretend, the nicest creature you’ll ever find–“ . . . who could it be but our new friend the Llamacorn! Coombs’ poetry paired with adorable illustrations, endearing characters, and a gentle message of kindness will make The Llamacorn Is Kind an instant favorite.

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  1. Bo the Brave - Bo and the unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest find ways to be brave, in this magical series from the creator of the bestselling Owl Diaries series!

  2. Kevin the Unicorn: It's Not All Rainbows - A unicorn's bad day turns into a laugh-out-loud look at the pressure to be perfect and the importance of expressing your feelings

  3. The Chupacabras of the Río Grande - 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!

  4. Friends Rock: An Acorn Book (Unicorn and Yeti #3), Volume 3 - Magical friends Unicorn and Yeti love to share!

Books About Unicorns and Adventure And Adventurers

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The Unicorn's Tale
Written by R. L. LaFevers & illustrated by Kelly Murphy
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

Beastologist-in-training Nathaniel Fludd and his Aunt Phil nurse a mysteriously ill unicorn, try to stop Obediah from taking the unicorn’s horn, and finally get a solid lead on the whereabouts of Nathaniel’s parents.

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Dragon Bonded
Written by Kath Boyd Marsh
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Recommend Ages: 9-12

In this quirky adventure through various fantasy realms, dragon Hazel and her (former) best friend Gaelyn struggle to foil a villainous unicorn. Ever since her brother Cl’rnce and his wizard partner were crowned the Dr’gon Primus, Hazel has had her paws full dealing with all the work. Cl’rnce might wear the crown, but Hazel is the one cleaning up the messes her prankster brother leaves behind. To manage everything, Hazel relies on her own Wizard Partner, the unflappable Galeyn. When Cl’rnce is poisoned, it’s Gaelyn that Hazel turns to for help. However, Gaelyn has been keeping secrets of her own–secrets she never intended to share, not even with a friend like Hazel. Gaelyn struggles to hide her true self, but is unable to lie when her secret is revealed. Now caught between their former friendship and their new distrust for one another, the two must work together if they are going to save Cl’rnce’s life from a foe neither of them had expected.

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PopularMMOs Presents: Enter the Mine
Written by PopularMMOs & illustrated by Dani Jones
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

New York Times bestselling authors and YouTube sensations Pat and Jen from the Minecraft-inspired channel PopularMMOs fall into a “hole” new world of adventure in their exhilarating second graphic novel. Fans of DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and Minecraft: The Crash will love the second graphic novel from PopularMMOs, full of hilarious jokes, thrilling action, and all of your favorite characters in an exciting new setting.

After Pat and Jen saved Bomby, their cat Cloud, and one hundred friendly zombies from the clutches of Evil Jen and brought them home from the underworld, they thought their adventuring days were over. But ever since their return, more mysterious new holes have started appearing—and more and more of their friends have started disappearing! After Jen stumbles into one and Pat rushes after her, they find themselves trapped in a dark, dank boomium mine. Now Pat and Jen need to free their friends, figure out who’s behind this evil plot, and find a way to get back home—before it’s too late. In this sequel to their New York Times bestselling graphic novel, go on a brand-new adventure with PopularMMOs, one of the most popular YouTubers in the world with over 19 million subscribers and 12 billion views!

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  1. PopularMMOs Presents A Hole New World - Minecraft-inspired YouTube star PopularMMOs brings everyone’s favorite characters to life in a thrilling adventure to save their friend, battle the undead, and escape the hole new world they’ve crashed into with one unfortunate misstep. Fans of DanTDM: Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal and Zach King: My Magical Life will love this PopularMMOs graphic novel adventure, filled with hilarious jokes, thrill-a-minute action, and beloved characters. When Pat and Jen stumble into a hidden hole while playing hide-and-seek, they find that they’re trapped in a dangerous underworld and that their good friend, Bomby, has been kidnapped! Now it’s up to our daring duo and their “friend” Carter to battle the zombies, find the castle, and get back home before it’s too late. Can Pat and Jen find Bomby and flee the underworld before they get zombified by the evilest villain of them all—Evil Jen? One of the most popular YouTubers in the world, with over 13 million subscribers and 10 billion views, PopularMMOs brings together one magical unicorn, one talking cloud, an enormous golem, a dimwitted ship captain, and one oblivious cat in this heart-stopping adventure, as Pat and Jen try to rescue their friends from the zombie-filled new world they’ve fallen into with a single regrettable stumble.

  2. Fire in the Star - The enchanting Unicorn Quest series reaches its thrilling conclusion as two sisters fight to save a magical land from destruction.

  3. Secret in the Stone - 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?

  4. Ella and Owen 8: The Worst Pet - In book eight of the Ella and Owen series, the dragon twins finally make it home, only to find it overrun with uncontrollable gremlins! Ella and Owen return home to chaos caused by their dad’s destructive new pet gremlins. Then Owen remembers that hair from a unicorn’s mane puts gremlins to sleep, and a new adventure begins! Can the dragon twins convince the unicorns to help them restore peace to their home?

Books About Unicorns and Family

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The Unicorn Quest
Written by Kamilla Benko
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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.

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My Mom Is Magical
Written & illustrated by Hello!Lucky
Thoughts from B is for Bookworm
This book is full of affirmation for mom and a fun way for kids to learn how amazing their mom is! I like how colorful and cute the book is, and this will especially be a hit for any unicorn lovers. :)
Thoughts from The Book Snob Mom
If you love rainbows and unicorns (or even if you don't, but appreciate the pop culture phenomenon), this is a delightfully clever book about how awesome moms are, full of silly comparisons and rainbow-colored illustrations.
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Recommend Ages: 1-3

My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are.

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The Unicorn Came to Dinner
Written by Lauren DeStefano & illustrated by Gaia Cornwall
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

A sweet and charming picture book about fear, anxiety, and unicorns.

The unicorn smells nice, but she is very rude. She never waits for an invitation to come over―she walks right in and tracks heart-shaped hoof-prints across the carpet. She sits in Elizabeth’s chair and makes a complete mess of the house. She even sleeps in Elizabeth’s bed.

But the unicorn is no ordinary unicorn . . .

In The Unicorn Came to Dinner, author Lauren DeStefano and illustrator Gaia Cornwall invite parents and their kids to talk about feelings―especially worries and anxiety―and ultimately about how to be yourself.

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  2. Marabel and the Book of Fate - 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.

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Books About Unicorns and Animals

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Baby Unicorn: Finger Puppet Book
Written by & illustrated by Victoria Ying
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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.

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A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Written & illustrated by Amy Young
Thoughts from The Goodfather
Sparkle the Unicorn is not your average unicorn, and that's what makes this story so fun. Sometimes love grows over time, and something that doesn't initially seem like what you wanted grows on you.
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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.

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Uni the Unicorn
Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & illustrated by Brigette Barrager
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Recommend Ages: 4-8

Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s New York Times bestselling story of friendship, unicorns, and the power of believing!

Uni is just like all the other unicorns . . . except for one thing: she believes that little girls are REAL. This magical story by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (author of I Wish You More) illuminates Uni’s not-so-fantastical dream and celebrates the sparkle of believing.

Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! But no matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are REAL. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far away), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her, too. This magical story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true.

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  1. Unicorns and Germs - In the sixth book, an earthquake shakes Zoey's house. Or maybe it's a unicorn-quake? An enormous new friend arrives in a lot of pain, and it's getting worse every day. Zoey must work with her mom and Sassafras to find a cure -- and quickly!

  2. Newest Princess, Volume 1 - Itty Bitty Kitty is about to become the princess of Lollyland in this first adorable book in the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter book series!

  3. Pop-Up Peekaboo! Unicorn - 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.

  4. Melowy: Time to Fly - The stars of the new best-selling series of chapter books from Scholastic are five flying unicorns known as Melowies. Together they attend a very special magical school known as Destiny, where they each learn to control their very own special power. But right now the high-flying Aerobatics competition between the magical schools of Destiny and Chance is about to begin, and Cleo and Electra are representing Destiny. Cleo has extra motivation as Toby, her friendly crush from the Night Realm is also in the competition. But could a jealous Eris sidetrack Cleo and Toby from reaching the finish line? To win Toby’s affection, Eris acquires a mysterious locket from Destiny’s resident librarian Circe, who has her own sinister motives. What dark forces await the Melowies?

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Phoebe and Her Unicorn
Written by Dana Simpson
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

“Phoebe is a remarkably real little girl, as bright and imaginative as Bill Watterson’s Calvin, as touchingly vulnerable as Charles Schulz’s Charlie Brown. And if these strike you as big names to conjure with, I’ll go further and state for the record that in my opinion Heavenly Nostrils is nothing less than the best comic strip to come along since Calvin and Hobbes. Simpson is that good, and that original.” –Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, from the Introduction A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn? 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 she used 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? Indeed they can, and that’s how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds. This beautifully drawn strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold’s “awesomeness,” the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.

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The Storm Dragon
Written by Paula Harrison & illustrated by Sophy Williams
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Recommend Ages: 7-10

A group of friends set out to save magical creatures from a cruel queen and her wicked soldiers in the first book in the brand-new Secret Rescuers chapter book series.

When Sophy finds a little lost dragon named Cloudy, she knows he’s in danger. It will take all the courage she can muster—and a little bit of magic—to keep the baby dragon safe. But what if there are other creatures in danger? It looks like Sophy’s going to need some friends to help her with her secret rescues…

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The Littlest Leprechaun
Written by Brandi Dougherty & illustrated by Michelle Todd
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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!

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  1. Unicorn Crossing - 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!

  2. Unicorn of Many Hats - “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.

  3. Storm Dragon - A group of friends set out to save magical creatures from a cruel queen and her wicked soldiers in the first book in the brand-new Secret Rescuers chapter book series. <p/>When Sophy finds a little lost dragon named Cloudy, she knows he’s in danger. It will take all the courage she can muster–and a little bit of magic–to keep the baby dragon safe. But what if there are other creatures in danger? It looks like Sophy’s going to need some friends to help her with her secret rescues…

  4. Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. the Uranium Unicorns from Uranus (Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot #7), Volume 7 - From Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, and acclaimed artist Dan Santat, a thrilling friendship adventure with all-new full-color illustrations and mini-comics throughout!

Books About Unicorns and Imagination

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Today I'll Be a Unicorn
Written & illustrated by Dana Simpson
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Recommend Ages: 3-5

Who wouldn’t want to be a unicorn?

In this charming, super-sparkly board book, the stars of Phoebe and Her Unicorn celebrate the magical and enchanting world of being a unicorn, along with reminding young readers that being yourself is pretty great, too.

Who wouldn’t want to be a unicorn? You get to trot majestically through meadows, perch high up on rainbows, and wear tiaras made of starlight. Phoebe lists all the wonderful things she’ll get to do and can hardly contain her excitement about having a tail and magic horn. That is, until she learns that unicorns like to eat hay instead of pizza. Maybe she’ll be a unicorn tomorrow instead!

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Do You Believe in Unicorns?
Written & illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia
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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.

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The Cutest Thing Ever
Written by Amy Ignatow & illustrated by Hsinping Pan
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Recommend Ages: 3-5

An adorable and hilarious picture book filled with the cutest things imaginable This wacky, imaginative picture book sets out to answer a big question: Wanna see the cutest thing EVER? Just when you think you’ve seen it, there’s more! Is it a kitten? A unicorn? Bunny astronauts? These things are cute, but are they really the cutest thing ever? After being paraded through a colorful world of cuteness, young readers will discover a mirror on the final page, which reflects the actual cutest thing ever and makes them shout–it’s me! With charming illustrations and laugh-out-loud text, The Cutest Thing Ever is a fun read-aloud for parents and children to share together.

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  1. Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True - 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.

  2. Pinkalicious: School Rules! - Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peterrific on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

  3. Unicorns Are Real! - 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!

  4. Sophie Johnson, Unicorn Expert - 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!

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Puppy Prince, Volume 3
Written by & illustrated by Ellen Stubbings
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Recommend Ages: 7-9
Will Itty get along with Prince Puppy of Wagmire? Find out in this third adorable book in the Itty Bitty Princess Kitty chapter book series!
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Prism's Paint
Written by & illustrated by Sydney Hanson
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Recommend Ages: 7-10

Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!
Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure.

In Prism's Paint, Ernest the blundering wizard-lizard casts a spell that accidentally alters Princess Prism's power--instead of being able to turn objects different colors, she now makes them clear! The only way to reverse the spell is to find the missing rainbow of the Valley of Light, and the unicorn princesses know who can help them: Cressida! But will Cressida be able to find the rainbow and restore Prism's powers?

This sweet series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

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Flash's Dash
Written by & illustrated by Sydney Hanson
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Recommend Ages: 7-10

Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!
Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure.

In Flash's Dash, the annual Thunder Dash is approaching, and Princess Flash has opened the race to non-unicorns for the first time ever! Cressida is the first human girl invited to participate, but Ernest the wizard-lizard accidentally casts a spell that covers the race track in sticky, pink goo! Can Cressida and the unicorn princesses find a way to save the race?

This magical chapter book series is full of fun, sparkle, and friendship.

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  1. Breeze's Blast - Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses! Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. Princess Breeze invites Cressida to the Blast--a special day where all the unicorn princesses ride huge kites into the clouds for a fantastic feast in the sky. But Ernest, the blundering wizard-lizard, once again casts an errant spell that might ruin everything! Will Cressida be able to find a way to save the Blast? This magical series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

  2. Moon's Dance - Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!
    Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. When Princess Moon invites Cressida to the annual Starlight Ball in the Night Forest, she can't wait to dress up in her gown and dance the night away. But Ernest the blundering wizard-lizard casts a spell that vanishes the entire ballroom, and the only other available space is filthy--it hasn't been used in years. Will Cressida be able to find a way to decorate the old ballroom? One thing is certain, all the unicorn princesses will need to use their magic together! This magical series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

  3. Sunbeam's Shine - Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!
    Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. In the first story, a blundering wizard-lizard casts a spell that accidentally robs Princess Sunbeam of her magic yellow sapphire. Without it, she loses her powers--the ability to create light and heat. The only way to reverse the spell is for a human girl who believes in unicorns to find the yellow sapphire and reunite Sunbeam with her gemstone. Sunbeam ventures into the human world and enlists Cressida's help, who is thrilled to visit the Rainbow Realm. But finding Sunbeam's sapphire isn't quite as easy as she thought it would be . . . This sweet series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

  4. Bloom's Ball - Welcome to an enchanted land ruled by unicorn princesses!
    Cressida Jenkins, a unicorn-obsessed girl who is sure that unicorns are real, is invited to visit, and readers will be thrilled to journey to the Rainbow Realm along with her! In each story, Cressida is called to help a unicorn princess and her sisters in a magical adventure. In the third installment, Princess Bloom is busy preparing for her birthday party in the Magic Garden. When Cressida comes to help Bloom set up the final touches, they find a flock of quails destroying all the decorations. Bloom is devastated--her hard work is ruined! Can Cressida find a way to save the party? One thing is certain--she'll need everyone's help to do it! This sweet series is full of sparkle, fun, and friendship.

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The Sky Unicorn
Written by Paula Harrison & illustrated by Sophy Williams
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Recommend Ages: 7-10

Ava and her friends race to rescue a unicorn in the second book in the adorable, new Secret Rescuers series. <p/>Ava is horrified when Clover, a baby unicorn, is stolen from his herd by the evil Sir Fitzroy. She comes up with a secret plan to rescue him, and, wearing a clever disguise, Ava bravely sets off into the night. But will she be able to teach Clover to fly in time to escape?

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Bo and the Dragon-Pup
Written & illustrated by Rebecca Elliott
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Recommend Ages: 5-7
The unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest have a mystery to solve, in this magical series from the creator of the bestselling Owl Diaries series!
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Unicorn Whisperer (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 10), Volume 10: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure
Written by Dana Simpson
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Recommend Ages: 7-10
Welcome back to the hilarious and heartwarming world of Phoebe and Her Unicorn, where readers of all ages can always find a friend to lend a magical helping hand -- or hoof.
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  1. Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) - 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?

  2. Bo's Magical New Friend - Meet Rainbow Tinseltail and the unicorns of Sparklegrove Forest, in this magical series from the creator of the bestselling Owl Diaries series!

  3. Sophia and Rainbow - What if your best friend was a unicorn? Chapter book readers will love this magical new series about a school where every rider gets a unicorn to call her own!

  4. Blizzard of the Blue Moon [With Sticker] - The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! <p/> Jack and Annie must rescue a beautiful magical creature–the unicorn. But when they land in New York City during the Depression of the 1930s, Jack and Annie are confused. Where will they find a unicorn in a big city? <p/>Formerly numbered as Magic Tree House #36, the title of this book is now Magic Tree House Merlin Mission #8: <i> Blizzard of the Blue Moon</i>. <p/> Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? <p/> Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books<br> <b>Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader</b><br> Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure<br> Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures <p/> Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

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Thelma the Unicorn
Written & illustrated by Aaron Blabey
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Recommend Ages: 3-5

Thelma dreams of being a glamorous unicorn. Then in a rare pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma’s wish comes true.

She rises to instant international stardom, but at an unexpected cost. After a while, Thelma realizes that she was happier as her ordinary, sparkle-free self. So she ditches her horn, scrubs off her sparkles, and returns home, where her best friend is waiting for her with a hug.

From award-winning author Aaron Blabey comes this joyful book about learning to love who you are…even if you don’t have sparkles.

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Camping with Unicorns (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 11), Volume 11: Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure
Written by Dana Simpson
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Recommend Ages: 7-10
Life is never boring when your best friend is a unicorn! The latest installment in this bestselling series is full of mischief, magic and adventure -- as well as an important reminder to always stay true to yourself.
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Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great
Written & illustrated by Bob Shea
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Recommend Ages: 3-6

Ever since Unicorn moved into the neighborhood, Goat has been feeling out of sorts. Goat thought his bike was cool-until he saw that Unicorn could fly to school! Goat made marshmallow squares that almost came out right, but Unicorn made it rain cupcakes! Unicorn is such a show-off, how can Goat compete? When Goat and Unicorn share a piece of pizza, Goat learns that being a unicorn might not be all it’s cracked up to be. And when Unicorn shows his admiration for Goat, it looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

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  1. Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex - Instagram superstar and New York Times bestselling author of Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes Eva Chen embarks on an all-new picture book venture of jurassic proportions, vibrantly brought to life by Matthew Rivera's rainbow watercolors. Dinosaurs are awesome. Unicorns are, too. So what happens when you combine the best parts of each? Roxy the Last Unisaurus Rex! Join Roxy in all her sassy, steak-loving, glittery glory as she learns about the importance of staying true to yourself, celebrating your differences, and finding friends who love you for who you are.

  2. Return of Thelma the Unicorn - Thelma the Unicorn is back and more fabulous than ever!

  3. It's Okay to Be a Unicorn! - An inspiring picture book, Jason Tharp’s It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn features a unicorn pretending to be a horse―until he learns to embrace his true self. Cornelius J. Sparklesteed is known among all the other horses in Hoofington for his beautiful and creative handmade hats. But Cornelius is hiding a secret under his own tall, pointy hat: He’s really a unicorn. Hoofington is a friendly place, but its horses pass on lots of mean rumors about unicorns. When Cornelius is chosen to perform for this year’s Hoofapalooza, will he find the courage to show everyone his unicorniness? It’s Okay To Be A Unicorn is an inspiring story about the rainbow magic of kindness.

  4. The Goblin Princess - Bo grants the goblin princess a wish in this magical early chapter book from the USA Today bestselling author of Owl Diaries!

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