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It's All About the Unicorns

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 3 to 100
  • Grade: p to 17
tagged: unicorns, kid lit, picture books, middle grade
Before there were narwhals, there were unicorns, those mythical creatures who've been capturing hearts since time immemorial. And they're still all the rage—check out the latest in unicorn-lit for proof!

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It's Not All Rainbows

illustrated by Jessika Von Innerebner
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: mythical, self-esteem & self-reliance, emotions & feelings

 

 

Even unicorns can have a bad day!

Everyone knows unicorns are PERFECT. They are glamorous, glittery, happy creatures that bring sparkle to the world. But Kevin's day is just not going well . . . he wakes up not only on the wrong side of the bed — but on the floor! Even his Super-Perfect-Hair-Day Spray can't tame his mane. What's a unicorn to do? …

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Unicorns 101

by Cale Atkinson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mythical, humorous stories

Contained within this picture book is everything you ever wanted to know about the science behind unicorns: biology, history, diet, habitat and more. Join renowned unicorn scientists to learn the facts about this elusive species.

The unicorn is the most noble and beautiful of all the beasts. Colorful and shiny coats, luscious manes that smell of cin …

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Go Away, Unicorn

illustrated by Emily Mullock
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: imagination & play, humorous stories, friendship

The original storybook that inspired the hit new TV show on Disney Channel! Go Away, Unicorn is the snarky yet sweet story of Alice, a young girl who finds a best friend in the most unlikely of places.
The original storybook that inspired the animated TV show on Disney Channel!

Go Away, Unicorn is a funny, quirky book about the misadventures of an i …

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The Changeling of Fenlen Forest

by Katherine Magyarody
edition: Paperback
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Finalist - Sunburst Award Elizabeth thinks she knows the gloomy Fenlen Forest. But when her treasured unicorn fawn, Sida, goes missing, Elizabeth tracks her into a strange land where the people think Elizabeth is a changeling, a malignant being who too-closely resembles a missing girl. If Elizabeth can find her fawn and uncover the fate of her lost …

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If I Had a Gryphon

by Vikki VanSickle, illustrated by Cale Atkinson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: mythical, pets, stories in verse

Sam just got a hamster for a pet. But the hamster is kind of boring ... he just eats and sleeps and gets his shavings wet. Inspired by her book of mythological creatures, Sam longs for a more exciting pet. But she soon realizes that taking care of these magical beasts might not be as wonderful as she thought. Sasquatches are messy, unicorns are sh …

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The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook

by Selwyn E. Phipps, illustrated by Helen Dardik & Harry Goldhawk
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 11
  • Grade: 3 to 6
tagged: mythical

A vibrantly illustrated official guide to everything unicorn-related, from the Magical Unicorn Society.
After centuries of mystery, the mythical Magical Unicorn Society has published its official handbook.
These learned lovers of unicorns have created a veritable treasure trove of unicorn lore—the facts, the fiction, the where, why and what of t …

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The Revenge

Shadow of the Uncorn

by Suzanne de Montigny
edition: eBook
  • age: 8 to 13
  • Grade: 3 to 8
tagged: mythical, mythical creatures, dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, fantasy & magic

Born deep in the forest, far from the herd, Damien is kept a dark secret by his parents until his father, Samuel, decides the colt must join the other foals to be initiated. But the unicorns are horrified by Damien’s birth defect. They see him as a freak despite his astonishing abilities. Then when a rival shoves Samuel over the edge of the canyo …

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Unicorn Magic

illustrated by Sabina Gibson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: friendship

Can Periwinkle discover her own special unicorn magical power in the Forever Forest?

 

In the Forever Forest, all the unicorns have magic in their horns. Some can spin animal-shaped clouds or paint a brilliant sunrise. Others can even grow a meadow of magical, colorful flowers. Periwinkle, the light-blue unicorn, worries that she will never discover …