Think Pink: fun summer reads with a colorful theme

Stephanie Smith  //  Jun 23, 2014

Think Pink: fun summer reads with a colorful theme

Confession: I have an unhealthy obsession with the color pink. From dresses and accessories, to office supplies, to my kindle cover—you name it; I own it in at least 3 different shades of pink. It was to my delight when I learned that today is National Pink Day! What better way to celebrate the day than diving into some great reads that the whole family can enjoy!

Here is a selection of perfect pink books:

Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards (A Branches Book)

By Noah Z. Jones (Ages 5-7)

Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe is part of Branches, Scholastic’s early chapter book line aimed at newly independent readers.  In the Land of Fake-Believe, Princess meets a strange girl named Moldylocks. When Princess’s stomach grumbles, Moldylocks takes her to the home of the Three Beards. The girls sit in their chairs, eat their chili, and jump on their beds. The Three Beards are not happy when they get home—and they are very, very hungry! Will Moldylocks and Princess go into the chili pot? 

Shoe La-La!

By Karen Beaumont, Illustrated by Leuyen Pham (Ages 4-8)

 Shoe-La-La! features Emily, Ashley, Kaitlyn,and Claire as they search for the perfect pair of party shoes. From “fuzzy boots for when it snows” to “ballerinas on our toes,” the girls try on every shoe. With some feathers and glitter, a little bit of glue, and a lot of imagination, the girls come up with the best shoes of all! 




Patti Cake and Her New Doll
By Patricia Reilly Giff, Illustrated by Laura J. Bryant (Ages 3-5)

Patti Cake and Her New Doll is a sweet, 

funny picture book adventure about a spirited little girl, her irrepressible dog, and her new doll who loves to wear an all pink outfit! Patti Cake’s new room is very dark and big, and she feels all alone…Especially when her friendly dog Tootsie sleeps in the hall. Bella the Babysitter takes Patti Cake to get a new-room present, a doll that is conveniently on sale. Patti Cake is excited to bring her new doll, “On-Sale,” home with her—what kind of mischief will they find themselves in together? 


By Emma Dodd (Ages 4-8)

Cinderelphant is a classic tale with a gigantic twist. Poor Cinderelephant! The Warty Sisters never say please or thank you (how rude!), and when she asks to go to the grand ball, they just laugh. “Whoever would want to dance with YOU?” Little do they know Cinderelephant has a Furry Godmouse on her side! And with a little help...and the right pair of pink sparkly shoes...anything is possible.



By Lynne Rickards, Illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain (Ages 4-8) 

In Pink! Patrick finds out that being hot pink is pretty cool, even for a boy! When Patrick wakes up one day to find he has inexplicably turned bright pink, he sees red: “Whoever heard of a pink penguin?” he cries. “And boys can't be pink!” After too much teasing, he's had enough. “I don’t fit in here anymore,” he tells his parents. Follow Patrick as he tries to find his place in the world and realizes that he doesn’t have to look like everyone else!

OOM readers, what are some of your favorite “pink-themed” books?