‘Little Princesses’
November 4, 2015

We know we shouldn’t stereotype our library members but we do get asked for books that are especially appealing to girls.  So, by popular request, here’s our Collection of Touch to See books suitable for “little princesses”.

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N Munsch and Michael Martchenko

Illustration of Paper Bag Princess by Michale Martchenko
This story has it all – a beautiful princess, a dashing prince, a huge castle and peril in the form of a hungry dragon. However, this princess is resourceful and dressed only in a paper bag she tracks down the dragon and outwits him. It’s got a great twist at the end which will have young readers cheering!

The Ballet Class by Adele Geras and Sheila McNicholas

Join Tilly and her friends at their weekly ballet class. Tilly wants to become a star ballerina but will she be ready for the big show? The book is beautifully illustrated and also features several little boys to show that ballet is for everyone.  It’s a favourite with many girls who attend ballet and the tactile pictures show ballet positions so are also great for complete beginners.

Tactile and book of The Ballet Class

 

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

Little girls love Lola – she’s rather cheeky and has a great relationship with her brother, Charlie.  In this story Charlie is trying to persuade Lola to eat her dinner but she’s very fussy and won’t try any new foods.  But Charlie has a trick up his sleeve and he finds a way to make healthy eating exciting and fun.

Charlie and Lola catching peas

What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo? by Emma Chichester Clarke

Book cover for What Shall We Do, Blue Kangaroo by Emma Chichester Clarke

Another resourceful little girl to provide a great role model.  Everyone is too busy to help her, so Lily and Blue Kangaroo find lots of ways to amuse themselves – like drawing, having a picnic and reading a book.  A lovely, gentle story which helps teach children how to play by themselves.

Other good titles for girls

Jocasta Carr, Movie Star by Roy Gerrard
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Fantastic Daisy Artichoke by Quentin Blake
A Dragon in a Wagon by Lynley Dodd
Handa’s Hen by Eileen Browne

Borrow all of these Touch to See books completely FREE for three months from our online library.


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