We love unicorns all year round, but today we get an excuse to celebrate them even more than usual—it’s National Unicorn Day!
Check out our round-up of books perfect for any fan of the sparkly creatures, from the tiniest infants to newly independent readers and beyond. Whether you like them glittery, feisty, or somewhere in between, this list has a unicorn for everyone!
And do you want a chance to win them ALL? See the bottom of the post for details on our National Unicorn Day Sweepstakes!
You Are My Magical Unicorn by Joyce Wan (Ages 0-3)
Do you believe in magic? With Joyce Wan, the sky's the limit in this delightful, encouraging storybook featuring a lovable unicorn and an even more loving message of hope, persistence, and heart.
Thelma The Unicorn by Aaron Blabey (Ages 3-5)
Thelma dreams of being a glamorous unicorn. Then in a rare pink and glitter-filled moment of fate, Thelma's wish comes true. She rises to instant international stardom, but at an unexpected cost. After a while, Thelma realizes that she was happier as her ordinary, sparkle-free self. So she ditches her horn, scrubs off her sparkles, and returns home, where her best friend is waiting for her with a hug.
Unicorn and Yeti: Sparkly New Friends by Heather Ayris Burnell with illustrations by Hazel Quintanilla (Ages 4-6)
Sparkly New Friends is part of Scholastic’s early reader line, Acorn, aimed at children who are learning to read.
Unicorn has a horn and can do magic.
Yeti is big and furry and cannot do magic.
Yeti likes snowball fights.
Unicorn does not like snowball fights.
But Unicorn and Yeti both love sparkly things, magic rainbows, and—most of all—being best friends!
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 her special power. Her forest friends help her realize that magic comes from within, and together, they find the gift that has been with Periwinkle all along.
Beanie Boos Unicorn Treasure Hunt (Ages 4-8)
When Treasure the unicorn receives a mysterious treasure map, she and her unicorn friends set off on a quest to find the hidden surprise.
Join the Beanie Boo unicorns on this magical adventure in which they might just discover that friendship is the greatest treasure of all!
Feisty Pets Get Feisty(Ages 7-10)
Feisty Pets are stuffed with attitude, and tons of fun! Full of color photos, this hilarious book features the alternately cute and crazy Feisty Pets with tons of irreverent jokes, snarky advice, inadvisable how-to's, feisty parodies and reenactments, and more. Based on the popular Feisty Films YouTube channel, and perfect for any Feisty Pet fan.
National Unicorn Day Sweepstakes
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