Unicorns, rainbows, and glitter…It all goes hand in hand when it comes to little ones who are obsessed with the elusive creatures. Here are some kids’ books about unicorns that will fill a unicorn lover’s heart with glistening glitter.
Unicorn Books for Kids
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Picture Books About Unicorns
An alien unicorn has been sent to spy on earthlings to determine if an invaion is warranted. It blends in with the other stuffed toys in a vending machine waiting for a family to spy on. Turns out that the alien unicorn kind of digs earthling ways. Get ready to enjoy Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedrzycki.
P.S. Can you spot Sumo Kitty also by the author in the book?
What do you get if you cross a dinosaur with a unicorn? A unisaurus of course! Roxy The Last Unisaurus by Evan Chen confirms that we are all unique and one of a kind. Roxy struggles with joining the other dinosaurs and feeling accepted. Then, she meets a brontocorn and these dinocorns decide to stick together. We are all unique and we can all find others who appreciate us for who we are. This book also opens up a conversation to have about accepting everyone for who they are and being accepting and respectful of others.
Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn by Shannon Hale reminds us that you are what you believe. Itty Bitty Kitty is convinced she is a unicorn and when she meets a unicorn who is convinced he is part kitty, they make a perfect match.
Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthall is the story of a unicorn that dreams of finding a real-life girl. They do exist, don’t they? Well, somewhere a little girl is also dreaming of a real-life unicorn. Can a friend be found?
Sometimes we pretend to be someone we aren’t. But, don’t hide who you truly are is the message in It’s OK to be a Unicorn by Jason Tharp. Cornelius makes creative hats, but those hats are hiding a secret about Cornelius. Everyone in town thinks Cornelius is a horse, but who is he really?
The Unicorn Came to Dinner by Lauren DeStefano is a conversation opener for talking about feelings especially during those first weeks of school.
When mom opens the door, a “unicorn” enters. This unicorn seems to have forgotten her manners. Mom and Dad remain calm and try to encourage the unicorn through listening and patience. What will tomorrow hold?
A goblin complains about his new neighbors, the unicorns, in Unicorns Are the Worst by Alex Willan. But, turns out all that glitter, the pointy horn, and the hooves come in handy when the goblin encounters a dragon.
Am I a Unicorn? by Stephanie Sorkin is the story of a unicorn who takes a fall and breaks its horn. If a unicorn doesn’t have a horn, is it still a unicorn? Turns out that it’s what inside not outside that makes you who you are.
Unicorn Night Sleep Tight by Diana Murray will make for a super fun bedtime read. The most important thing to do before bedtime is to sing a delightful unicorn lullaby. “Moonlight, starlight, fireflies, fairies humming lullabies…” Also, check out Unicorn Day.
This is Not a Unicorn by Barry Timms is a fun and colorful tale about all the uses of a unicorn horn. It can be a tune-icorn, spoon-icorn, and so much more.
Graphic Novels About Unicorns
Grumpy Unicorn Hits the Road by Joey Spiotto is the story of a bored unicorn who decides to hit the road on an adventure without anything to annoy him. Is that possible? This graphic novel is the follow-up book to Grumpy Unicorn. It’s filled with humor that even makes it a fun read for adult readers.
Early Chapter Books About Unicorns
Zoey & Sassafras Unicorns and Germs by Asia Citro is book six in an amazing series. In this book, Zoey is on a mission to help a large baby unicorn who has an infected scratch. To help decide which product to put on the infection, Zoey has to use her scientific knowledge and some experimenting to solve the problem.
Make sure to check out the entire series for more magical creatures and science fun.
Unicorn Diaries by Rebecca Elliott is from the Branches line of books. In book one we meet Bo who is attending Sparklgrove School, where every Unicorn has a special power. Bo just happens to be a wish granter. Lots of colorful picture support to break up the text makes this extra appealing to new chapter book readers.
Unicorn Academy by Julie Sykes takes us to a school where you get paired with a unicorn and learn to communicate with them. In book one we meet Sophia and Rainbow. Together they are off on a mystery adventure to save Sparkle Lake.
Printable Unicorn Book List
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May your reading adventures be filled with rainbows and sparkles.
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