Which royal picture book character are you most like?

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Discover some great picture books with royal characters to help mark the occasion of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The characters in the books include a fussy king, a rapping princess, a prince who loves wearing brightly coloured pants, a princess aspiring to be a doctor and of course the Queen herself, who is busy looking for her hat in an adventure around London!

Try out our quiz to find out which royal picture book character you are most like, then explore our Jubilee book list.




The royal characters featured in the quiz can also be found in our book list.

The Queen’s Hat

by Steve Anthony

(Hodder Children’s Books) 

The Queen's Hat

A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. Let’s follow one determined, dare-devil queen through London Zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben... just where will that hat land? Featuring favourite London landmarks, including Tower Bridge, Big Ben and London Zoo.

This story is available as an ebook or in hard copy.


Prince of Pants

by Alan MacDonald, illustrated by McIntyre

(Scholastic)

The Prince of Pants

It's Prince Pip's birthday, and he can't wait to choose a pair of pants to wear on his special day. But when he goes to his pants drawer, it's empty!

Where have all his pants gone? Could it be that the palace has planned a very special, pants-tastic surprise party?

This story is available as an ebook or in hard copy.


Queen Yaa saves the Golden Stool

by Louisa Olafuyi and Oladele Olafuyi, illustrated by Tiolu Yoloye and Isabelle Irabor

(Kunda Kids Ltd)

Queen-Yaa Saves the Golden Stool

An inspirational story based on Queen Yaa Asantewaa, the responsible leader of the Ashanti Kingdom. A brave queen who goes the extra mile to protect her people and culture. 


The King of Too Many Things

by Laurel Snyder, illustrated by Aurore Damant

(Rodale Kids)

The King of Too Many Things cover

King Jasper loves being king. Ruling over his small kingdom, he spends his days reading, colouring, and playing with his dog, Greg. Life in the castle couldn't get any better! Or could it?

With a wizard who can conjure anything Jasper wants - dragons, robots, superheroes, even rainbow-coloured kittens - the young king creates a magical mess only he can clean up. 

This story is available as an ebook or in hard copy.


I Want to Do it Myself

by Myself by Tony Ross

(Andersen press)

I want to do it myself

The Little Princess is going camping. Everyone offers to help her, but she won't hear of it.
"I want to do it by myself!", she insists.
She sets off all by herself to find a beautiful place to camp. When she arrives, she realises there are a few things she has forgotten. Perhaps she could have done with a little help, after all. But fortunately for the Little Princess, the forgotten items mysteriously appear when her back is turned, as if by magic...

This story is available as an ebook or in hard copy.


The Cook and the King

by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts

(Macmillan Children's Books) 

The Cook and the King cover

There once was a very hungry king
Who needed a cook like anything . . .
. . . but the king is very fussy; he tries all the cooks in the kingdom, but no one is good enough. Then he spots Wobbly Bob. Maybe Bob can whip up his favourite dinner? But how will Bob be able to cook for the king when he’s scared of… well, everything?!

Discover how the hungry king helps Wobbly Bob face his fears on a cooking adventure across the land and sea.

This story is available as an audiobook or in hard copy.


The Rapping Princess

by Hannah Lee, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

(Faber & Faber)

The Rapping Princess book cover

Shiloh is a little princess with a big problem: she can’t sing!

Shiloh might not be able to sing like her sisters, but she has other talents, and sometimes it's about embracing your differences and celebrating them!

This story is available as an ebook or in hard copy


Zog

by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

(Alison Green Books) 

Zog book cover

Zog is the keenest dragon in school. He's also the most accident-prone, flying into trees and even setting his own wing on fire. Luckily, a mysterious little girl always comes by and patches up his bumps and bruises. But will she be able to help him with his toughest test: capturing a princess?

This story is available as an audiobook or in hard copy.