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Weddings: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about weddings?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to weddings. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about weddings.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about weddings, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like Princess Posey and the Flower Girl Fiasco to popular sellers like Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl.

We hope this list of kids books about weddings can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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Maisy Goes to a Wedding
Written & illustrated by Lucy Cousins
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Excitement is in the air as Maisy discovers the fun of going to a wedding with friends. Today Maisy is going to the wedding of her friends Penguin and Ostrich, so she needs to put on a fancy outfit. She can’t wait! When she arrives at the wedding, there are beautiful flowers, lots of gifts, and many people. As music plays, the bride walks down the aisle, then the happy couple exchange their vows while everyone cheers. Afterward, there’s confetti to toss, food to eat, a speech to hear, a band to dance to, and a bouquet to be thrown. Now who do you think will catch it?

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Kristy's Big Day
Written by Ann M. Martin
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Recommend Ages: 8-12

Kristy’s mom is getting married, and Kristy is going to be a bridesmaid! The only problem? <i>Fourteen</i> kids are coming to town for the wedding. Kristy, Claudia, Mary Anne, Stacey, Dawn, and Mallory think they can handle it, but that’s before they spend a week changing diapers, stopping arguments, solving mix-ups, and planning activities. It’s the biggest job the BSC has ever had, but they’ll work together to make sure Kristy’s big day is a success!

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Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe
Written by Katey Howes & illustrated by Valerio Fabbretti
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-10

Magnolia Mudd’s Uncle Jamie is the very BEST grown-up. He always invents cool things with her . . . until the day he and Miss Emily announce their engagement. That’s bad enough–but even worse, Miss Emily wants Magnolia to be a FLOWER GIRL! No way is Magnolia tossing petals. But maybe Uncle Jamie’s new bride-to-be is more fun that Magnolia imagined . . .

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Woodland Wedding
Written & illustrated by Rebecca Elliott
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Recommend Ages: 5-7
Eva's teacher is getting married--and the whole class is invited to the wedding!
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Flower Girl Dreams
Written by Debbie Dadey & illustrated by Tatevik Avakyan
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Recommend Ages: 6-9

Unable to comprehend a beloved librarian’s imminent marriage to a cafeteria worker who seems to be perpetually grouchy, Pearl becomes jealous when Echo, Shelly, and Kiki are all asked to be flower girls.

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  • Violet Mackerel's Personal Space - Is it possible to leave a piece of you wherever you go? Violet Mackerel thinks so in this fourth illustrated chapter book of a charming series.</b> <p/>Violet Mackerel believes that wherever you leave something small, a tiny part of you gets to stay too–like how the little piece of green sea glass under the mattress at the beach house means that a little piece of Violet gets to stay on summer holiday. <p/>Violet’s theory is put to the test when Mama and Vincent announce some very special news: They are going to get married. And they are all going to move. Violet is excited for the wedding, but Dylan is angry about the move. Normally, it is nice to be inside with your family when there is a big noisy storm outside and there is pumpkin soup for dinner and something on TV about penguins. But it is hard to enjoy it when your brother is outside in the garden in a leaky tent. <p/>When Dylan won’t budge, the wedding preparations feel a bit sad. But just in time, Violet thinks of the perfect way to help Dylan feel better about moving. And her Theory of Leaving Small Things Behind is going to come in handy!

  • Heidi Heckelbeck Is a Flower Girl - Everyone’s favorite witch is walking down the aisle–and whipping up a spell to save the wedding day! <p/>Heidi’s Aunt Sophie is getting married, and guess who’s the flower girl? Heidi isn’t looking forward to the wedding, however. Her dress (with its awful ruffles around the neck) is super uncomfortable. Her brother Henry, on the other hand, can’t wait to be the ring bearer and carry the rings down the aisle. But what happens when Henry loses Aunt Sophie’s wedding ring? Will Heidi be able to stir up a spell and create a new ring before Henry walks down the aisle? <p/>With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

  • List of Things That Will Not Change - EIGHT STARRED REVIEWS! The reassuring book kids and families need right now. "An absolute original . . . a story that kids will love." --R. J. Palacio, bestselling author of Wonder At a time when everything is changing for Bea and her family, the important things will always stay the same. A soon-to-be classic by the Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me.

  • Ellie the Flower Girl - Read on for the next Critter Club book: Liz’s night at the museum.

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Wedding Flowers
Written by Cynthia Rylant & illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-9

Ready-for-Chapters <br> Meet the <b>COBBLE STREET COUSINS</b> <br> <b>Lily</b>, who wants to be a poet<br> <b>Tess</b>, who wants to be a Broadway star<br> <b>Rosie</b>, who wants a little cottage with flowers by the door <p/> The cousins are back on Cobble Street for Aunt Lucy and Michael’s wedding – and they’re going to be bridesmaids! Friends old and new (including a little dog in a red plaid jacket) will be gathering in Aunt Lucy’s garden for the ceremony, but first the cousins have to plan special treats for the reception. There’s always so much to do on Cobble Street!

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Midnight Reynolds and the Agency of Spectral Protection
Written by Catherine Holt
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

Twelve-year-old Midnight Reynolds has a huge secret—she’s a spectral protector, someone who helps ghosts cross over into the afterlife. Alongside her best friend Tabitha, Midnight is busy juggling the wilds of middle school with her undercover ghost-hunting job. When mysterious and dangerous robberies start happening in their small town, all signs point to some sort of spectral manipulation, and Midnight’s boss asks her to take over the investigation. Can Midnight find the culprit and stop them before the spectral energy endangers their town? This series has twists and turns galore for budding mystery lovers, all seen through the lens of a lovable and smart heroine. And the positive female friendships and hysterical writing will keep series fans coming back for more.

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Princess Posey and the Flower Girl Fiasco
Written by Stephanie Greene & illustrated by Stephanie Roth Sisson
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Everyone’s favorite first grade friend, Princess Posey, learns that sometimes exciting news comes with big changes in this twelfth book in the series! When Posey’s grandpa announces that he’s marrying Posey’s neighbor, Mrs. Romero, Posey is thrilled! She LOVES Mrs. Romero and she’s going to be the flower girl! But then she learns that Mrs. Romero will be moving away, and her dog Hero, too. That is just about the worst news ever and Posey wants nothing to do with the wedding. Now no one is happy. Then Mrs. Romero has an idea–what if Hero stays with Posey? Posey jumps at the idea, but it turns out that makes Hero even more miserable than she was. Is Posey strong enough to do what will make everyone happy again?

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Royal Wedding Disaster: From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess
Written by Meg Cabot
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

You are invited to a Genovian Royal Wedding in this second book pulled From the Notebooks of a Middle School Princess, a Princess Diaries spin-off series, written and illustrated by New York Times-bestselling author Meg Cabot.

Olivia Grace Clarisse Mignonette Harrison still finds it hard to believe that she’s a real live PRINCESS OF GENOVIA. Not only does she get to live in an actual palace with her newly discovered family and two fabulous poodles (who all love her and think that she’s anything but ordinary!), but she also gets her very own PONY!

Of course, things aren’t going exactly like she imagined. Her half-sister Mia is very busy learning how to take over the country while trying to plan a wedding and her father is actually getting remarried himself—to Mia’s mother!—and spends most of his time “renovating” the summer palace, although Grandmere says he is just hiding from the wedding preparations. Olivia hardly gets to see either of them.

Fortunately, Grandmere has her own plans for Mia’s wedding, and needs Olivia’s help to pull them off. Just when Olivia starts to think that things are going to work out after all, the palace is invaded by a host of new cousins and other royals who all seem to be angry at Olivia (although Grandmere says they are just jealous). As the day of the wedding gets closer and closer, Olivia becomes more and more worried.

For such a carefully planned event, it seems like a LOT of things are going wrong. . . . Can Olivia keep this royal wedding from becoming a royal disaster?

This is fun, illustrated middle grade—and this is the first series illustrated by Meg Cabot herself! The paperback features an interview with Meg Cabot and an excerpt of the next book.

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Worm Loves Worm
Written by & illustrated by Mike Curato
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

One of Time Out's "LGBTQ+ books for kids to read during Pride Month," this irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms from debut author J. J. Austrian and the acclaimed author-illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City, Mike Curato.

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  • Blaire (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2019, Book 1), Volume 1 - Meet Blaire Wilson! She's a creative girl with bold ideas and a big heart.

  • Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl - Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B.’s aunt Flo is getting married. What a perfect chance for her to show everyone how grown-up she is! Too bad she wasn’t picked to be the flower girl in the wedding so she could really show off. But surely Junie B. can still find some way to get everyone’s attention.

  • Lit for Little Hands: A Midsummer Night's Dream - What fools these mortals be! ?―Puck, Act III, Scene 2, 115 Join Bottom the Weaver, Oberon and Titania, and the confused lovers in a series of events so outrageous it must be a dream! Filled with interactive wheels and pull-tabs, and lavishly illustrated, Lit for Little Hands: A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an unprecedented kid’s introduction to William Shakespeare’s beloved classic comedy. Unlike many board books that tackle the classics, Lit for Little Hands tells the actual story in simple prose?―here with engaging present-tense narrative to mimic the immediacy of a play. Gorgeous illustrations transport the reader from Athens to the enchanted woods, while tons of interactive elements invite kids to find the magical flower and switch Bottom’s human head for a donkey’s! Fans of the play will be delighted by the book’s attention to detail and clever use of original dialogue. And the book’s super-sturdy board means everyone can enjoy this outrageous tale over . . . and over . . . and over again!

  • Donovan's Big Day - Donovan’s two moms are getting married, and he can’t wait for the celebration to begin. After all, as ringbearer, he has a very important job to do. Any boy or girl with same-sex parents–or who knows a same-sex couple–will appreciate this picture book about love, family, and marriage. The story captures the joy and excitement of a wedding day while the illustrations show the happy occasion from a child’s point of view.

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The Best Man
Written by Richard Peck
picture book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Newbery Medalist Richard Peck tells a story of small-town life, gay marriage, and everyday heroes in this novel for fans of Gary Schmidt and Jack Gantos. Archer Magill has spent a lively five years of grade school with one eye out in search of grown-up role models. Three of the best are his grandpa, the great architect; his dad, the great vintage car customizer,; and his uncle Paul, who is just plain great. These are the three he wants to be. Along the way he finds a fourth—Mr. McLeod, a teacher. In fact, the first male teacher in the history of the school. But now here comes middle school and puberty. Change. Archer wonders how much change has to happen before his voice does. He doesn’t see too far ahead, so every day or so a startling revelation breaks over him. Then a really big one when he’s the best man at the wedding of two of his role models. But that gets ahead of the story. In pages that ripple with laughter, there’s a teardrop here and there. And more than a few insights about the bewildering world of adults, made by a boy on his way to being the best man he can be.

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Uncle Bobby's Wedding
Written by Sarah S Brannen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6
"A joyous, heartwarming, sweet-and essential-update." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
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The Ring Bearer
Written & illustrated by Floyd Cooper
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Mama’s getting married, and Jackson has an important job to do! A story about love, weddings, and the special joy that is a blended family.

Jackson’s mama is getting married, and he gets to be the ring bearer. But Jackson is worried . . . What if he trips? Or walks too slowly? Or drops the rings? And what about his new stepsister, Sophie? She’s supposed to be the flower girl, but Jackson’s not sure she’s taking her job as seriously as she should.

In a celebration of blended families, this heartwarming story, stunningly illustrated by the award-winning Floyd Cooper, is a perfect gift for any child who’s nervous to walk down the aisle at a wedding, and shows kids that they can handle life’s big changes.

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Green Pants
Written & illustrated by Kenneth Kraegel
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7
For kids who march to their own drummer -- or are especially attached to a comfort object -- here is a completely adorable character who wears his singularity in style.
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The Duchess and Guy: A Rescue-to-Royalty Puppy Love Story
Written by Nancy Furstinger & illustrated by Julia Bereciartu
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Recommend Ages: 4-7

A heartwarming tale about a beagle and the Duchess who adopted him, this picture book is inspired by the true story of Meghan Markle and her rescue dog, Guy. When he was a pup, Guy was just like any dog in the shelter; he liked to bark and follow his nose, and dreamed of a forever home above all things. But when Guy met Meghan, he had no idea he was about to star in his own Cinderella story. Guy can now be spotted escorting Queen Elizabeth and frolicking in Buckingham Palace.

This rags-to-riches story of how one regal beagle got a second chance at life will charm and delight.

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  • Sister of the Bride - Barbara can hardly believe her older sister is getting married. With all the excitement of wedding plans going on, Barbara can’t help dreaming of the day she will be the bride. She can’t wait to fall in love. But as the big day gets closer, wedding planning often turns into family arguments. Even the bride and groom are bickering over details, and Barbara’s fun-loving sister is turning into a very practical, grown-up person. Weddings are fun, but all this serious stuff is scary enough to make Barbara think she’s not going to be rushing into a serious romance any time soon.

  • Flower Girl Katie - Katie is delighted when her Aunt Patty asks her to be a flower girl–but then she starts thinking about everything that could go wrong and worries that she will spoil her aunt’s wedding.

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