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Books about Kings and Queens

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There’s a book for children of all ages about kings and queens, princes and princesses. You can get your child interested in history by enjoying these titles together.

Baby to 3 years

Little Princess – I Want My Potty!

By Tony Ross

The classic Little Princess tale about the perils of potty training! At first the Little Princess thinks the royal potty is even worse than nappies, but she soon learns to love it.

The Queen’s Knickers

By Nicholas Allan

It's a busy year for the Queen – she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit!

Ages 3 to 4 years

The Princess and the Wizard

By Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Each time Princess Eliza changes – into a blue fish, a yellow chick or a black cat – the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task. Can she escape back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake?

Katie and the Spanish Princess

By James Mayhew

Copy: Katie would like to dress up as a princess for her birthday, but Grandma can't seem to get her costume quite right. Perhaps a trip to the art gallery will help…

Ages 5 to 8

The Barefoot Book of Princesses

By Caitlín Matthews

Meet seven strong and special princesses in this collection drawn from sources from around the world.

The Prince’s Bedtime

By Joanne Oppenheim

Meet a young prince who refuses to go to sleep! The entire kingdom comes out to lend a hand in this rhyming bedtime adventure.

Ages 9 to 12

Cruel Kings and Mean Queens

By Terry Deary

Part of the Horrible Histories collection, this is history with the nasty bits left in! Want to know which king died after falling off the toilet or why Queen Anne's feet were covered in garlic?

The Little Prince

By Antoine Saint Exupery

The Little Prince is a book for children written for grown-ups. It tells of a lonely little prince who falls to earth from Asteroid B-612. He needs a friend, and so he sets off on a journey across the planets to see who he can find.

Prince Caspian

By CS Lewis

In the 4th book in the Chronicles of Narnia. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy are mysteriously transported back to Narnia where they meet Prince Caspian.

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table

By Roger Lancelyn Green

A legend is born when young Arthur meets Merlin and draws the mighty sword from its stone.