More Than A Princess

E.D. Baker, the author who brought us the beloved Frog Princess series as well as The Wide Awake Princess, is back with a new series featuring an intelligent, headstrong, and kind princess (Bloomsbury Press, November 6, 2018) More Than a Princess introduces readers to Aislin of Eliasind. Aislin is half-fairy and half-pedrasi, a new being … Continue reading More Than A Princess

Princess Pulverizer – or a Princess who really wants to be a Knight

Thank you @kidlitexchange for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own. Princess Puliverizer (aka Princess Serena) doesn't want to be a princess, she wants to be a knight. Unfortunately, she is stuck in etiquette classes and her attitude leaves something to be desired. After getting … Continue reading Princess Pulverizer – or a Princess who really wants to be a Knight

Princess Lila Builds a Tower

Princess Lila is a princess who had everything in order to be happy, and yet she wasn't. She lived in an enormous castle, had all of the material things a princess could hope for and servants to take care of her every need. But she wasn't allowed outside of the walls of her castle and … Continue reading Princess Lila Builds a Tower

Usborne Illustrated Stories of Princes & Princesses

My younger daughter's current favorite book is the Usborne Illustrated Stories of Princes and Princesses. We are big fans of the Illuustrated Stories series in general because of their gorgeous illustrations and ability to take well known stories and bring them to younger audiences at an age appropriate level (Shakespeare for an 8 year old!). … Continue reading Usborne Illustrated Stories of Princes & Princesses

In Search of Girly Early Readers

About a week ago I received an email from a reader looking for good chapter book series for her young daughters. First, let me say, I LOVE getting emails like this. I can't always help when it comes to great books for young boys, but girls, I have that covered! That said, there might be … Continue reading In Search of Girly Early Readers

The True Pocahontas

My 5 year old is a big lover of Disney Princesses and while she got an absolute blast out of taking pictures with Cinderella, Belle, Ariel and Tianna recently, she has always been more interested in the stories of Mulan and Pochahontas. She has been listening to the audio versions of these stories again recently … Continue reading The True Pocahontas

A Far Cry from a Damsel in Distress

We read a lot of princess stories. I've been surrounded by princesses and fairies for years. But we have always done a pretty good job of bringing non-traditional princesses into our mix. I always enjoy reading other people's lists of books, so I try to create them myself (when time allows). I've been putting this … Continue reading A Far Cry from a Damsel in Distress

Princesses who defy the rules

We are a household with a deep love for princesses. My younger daughter lovesΒ all things princessy and frilly, although her favorite Disney princesses are Tianna and Mulan. I love those choices since they are two "princesses" who are incredibly strong and independent. They don't need a handsome prince to come and rescue them. They also … Continue reading Princesses who defy the rules

Chapter Books for Young Girls – Fairies, Princesses and other Magical Beings

When I started this blog, a big impetus was because my daughter is advanced in her reading abilities and finding books that are age appropriate and yet still challenging is incredibly complicated. There are tons of great books out there, but it can be overwhelming to find books to keep kids occupied that are not … Continue reading Chapter Books for Young Girls – Fairies, Princesses and other Magical Beings

falling into fairy tales

Maybe a month ago, I picked up a book at the local library for J that I had heard about from a friend. It was the second book in a series, but the only one that was available. The book? Whatever After - If the Shoe Fits. We starting reading the beginning of the together … Continue reading falling into fairy tales