9 Books to Celebrate National Unicorn Day

Guest Blogger  //  Apr 9, 2021

9 Books to Celebrate National Unicorn Day

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!

You Are My Magical Unicorn by Joyce Wan

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 & The Return of Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

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

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! 

Unicorn Magic by Sabina Gibson

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. 

Unicorn Diaries: Bo's Magical New Friend by Rebecca Elliott

Bo Tinseltail loves going to Sparklegrove School with the other unicorns. Every unicorn has a magical power. Bo is a Wish Unicorn with the power to grant wishes. Bo has lots of friends, but one thing Bo wants more than anything is a best friend. When a new unicorn named Sunny Huckleberry pops into the forest, will Bo's big wish finally come true? And what will Sunny's Unicorn Power be? Discover this TWINKLE-TASTIC, full-color series from Rebecca Elliott, creator of the USA Today bestselling Owl Diaries series!

Mermicorn Island Series by Jason June


In the colorful undersea world of Mermicorn Island, magic is all around, if you just know where to look. And no one is looking harder than Lucky the Mermicorn! He is eager to find his 'sparkle,' that special thing, or bit of magic that will make him stand out. So when Lucky finds a glittering treasure chest filled with seashells, and a mysterious note that instructs the finder to "share the magic" he's convinced his life must be in for a whale of a change!

Grumpy Unicorn Hits the Road by Joey Spiotto

Everyone's favorite magical grouch returns in a graphic novel all about adventure! In this collection of laugh-out-loud stories, Grumpy introduces us to his friends like Sassy the Sasquatch and Jack the Jackelope, takes us camping and on road trips, causes a major dust-up at a museum, and more! It's a must-have for fans of his first book, Why, Me?, and anyone who loves hilarious comic stories.

Beanie Boos Unicorn Treasure Hunt

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 

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.