Princes and Princesses
Are you ready for the Royal Wedding?
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot in Windsor soon, and to celebrate, 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...
Author: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press
Meet one of the great characters of children's books as Little Princess starts school.
Author: Babette Cole
Prince Cinders leads a hard life, bullied by his three big hairy brothers - that is, until one Saturday night when Cinders' luck changes
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Lydia Monks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Princess Eliza is having a birthday party. But just as she blows out the seven candles on her cake, the wicked wizard arrives… uninvited.
Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells
Publisher: Usborne Publishing
This sturdy and durable board book is perfect for the very youngest children, with touch and feel images full of interesting textures and shapes that are ideal for small fingers to explore.
Author: Alan MacDonald Illustrator: Sarah McIntyre
It's Prince Pip's birthday, and the first decision of the day is: which pants to wear? Morning pants? Evening pants? Pirate pants? Maybe the Magician's pants so he can play tricks on people. But - oh no! All the pants have disappeared from his pants drawer!
Author: Babette Cole
A stroppy, independent-minded princess sets out to solve the mysterious disappearance of the prospective husbands of her three best friends.
Author: Kate Beaton
Publisher: Walker Books
Princess Pinecone wants a warrior horse for her birthday - imagine her disappointment when she gets a short, fat, farting pony instead. However, the Princess is determined to make the best of things, and she and the farting pony prove that they have what it takes to win.
Author: Mary Hoffman Illustrator: Caroline Binch
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Grace has always dreamed of being a princess and when there’s a competition to select a princess for a school parade, it creates wild excitement...
Author: Caryl Hart Illustrator: Sarah Warburton
Publisher: Nosy Crow
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 princess!
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Translator: Katherine Woods
An air pilot makes a forced landing deep in the Sahara Desert. There, he makes a mysterious Little Prince, who tells him a series of wise and enchanting stories.