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Princes and Princesses

The Pea and the Princess

We've put together a list of lovely picture books about princes and princesses.

But get ready for some twists on the classics - these might not be the royals that you're used to...

  • Prince Cinders

    Author: Babette Cole

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Prince Cinders

    Author: Babette Cole

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 4+

    Prince Cinders leads a hard life, bullied by his three big hairy brothers - that is, until one Saturday night when Cinders' luck c…

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  • The Princess and the Wizard

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Princess and the Wizard

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    Princess Eliza is having a birthday party. But just as she blows out the seven candles on her cake, the wicked wizard arrives&hell…

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  • That's Not My Princess...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • That's Not My Princess...

    Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells

    Interest level: 0+

    Reading age: 4+

    This sturdy and durable board book is perfect for the very youngest children, with touch and feel images full of interesting textu…

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  • The Prince of Pants

    Author: Alan MacDonald Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • The Prince of Pants

    Author: Alan MacDonald Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 5+

    It's Prince Pip's birthday, and the first decision of the day is: which pants to wear? Morning pants? Evening pants? Pirate pants?…

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  • The Worst Princess

    Author: Anna Kemp Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Worst Princess

    Author: Anna Kemp Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    With a rhyming text by Anna Kemp and delightfully humorous illustrations by Sara Ogilvie, this entertaining picture book offers a …

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  • Prince Charmless

    Author: Jeanne Willis

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 4+

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  • Prince Charmless

    Author: Jeanne Willis

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 4+

    Price Charmless is a spoilt brat. Despite the fact he lives in a silver castle with all the toys he could wish for, he complains f…

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  • You Can’t Scare a Princess

    Author: Gillian Rogerson Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

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  • You Can’t Scare a Princess

    Author: Gillian Rogerson Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 3-6

    Reading age: 5-7

    Princess Spaghetti is trying to teach her dad, the King, to rollerskate, when pirates sail into the Royal Moat. The second book in…

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  • Princess Grace

    Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Princess Grace

    Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 5+

    Grace has always dreamed of being a princess and when there’s a competition to select a princess for a school parade, it cre…

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  • The King Who Wouldn't Sleep

    Author: Debbie Singleton Illustrator: Holly Swain

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The King Who Wouldn't Sleep

    Author: Debbie Singleton Illustrator: Holly Swain

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    The King is determined not go to sleep until he's found the perfect prince for his daughter to marry. But the Princess wants to ma…

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  • The Princess and the Peas

    Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Princess and the Peas

    Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6+

    In this light-hearted take on a favourite fairy-tale, Lily-Rose May is allergic to peas - so the doctor decides that she must be a…

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  • The Little Prince

    Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Translator: Katherine Woods

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Little Prince

    Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Translator: Katherine Woods

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

    An air pilot makes a forced landing deep in the Sahara Desert. There, he makes a mysterious Little Prince, who tells him a series …

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