11 Best Children’s Books About Unicorns Update 05/2022

Children's Books About Unicorns

What is it about unicorns that makes them so interesting? Because we love them so much. Is it because their horse bodies look like our own that makes us feel like we know them? Add a mythical Horn, a few sparkles, and maybe even a rainbow mane, and you have a majestic and magical animal that looks like it could be real. This makes the animal seem like it could be real. The idea of a unicorn makes you feel both safe and excited at the same time!

Books about unicorns are great for Unicorn Day and any other day when a little magic is needed. Here are some of our favorite unicorn books.

A Unicorn Named Sparkle

Written and Illustrated by Amy Young

A Unicorn Named Sparkle

In the newspaper, Lucy sees a classified ad for a unicorn. She sends in her twenty-five cents and waits for four to six weeks for her very own unicorn to come to her house. When she thinks about the flowers that she will braid into his beautiful pink mane, she names him Sparkle. That isn’t the case with Sparkle. His ears are too long, and his tail is too short. He also has fleas. When Lucy first meets Sparkle, she doesn’t like him very much. In the end, she likes him and thinks that even though he isn’t the unicorn she wanted, he might be just what she needs.

Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great

Written and Illustrated by Bob Shea

As of when Unicorn moved into the neighborhood, Goat has been feeling a little out of place. Goat thought his bike was pretty cool until he saw that Unicorn could fly to school. He thought that was pretty cool. Goat made marshmallow squares that were close to being right, but Unicorn made cupcakes rain down all over the place! Because the Unicorn is such a show-off, how can Goat compete with him? It turns out that being a unicorn isn’t all it’s cracked up to be when a goat and a unicorn share a piece of pizza. And when Unicorn shows his love for Goat, it looks like the start of a beautiful friendship.

You Are My Magical Unicorn

Written and Illustrated by Joyce Wan

Sparkle and dazzle wherever you go with this book. People don’t even know how great you are!

Do you think magic is real? As long as you have Joyce Wan by your side, you can go as far as you want in this adorable, encouraging storybook. It features a cute unicorn and an even cuter message of hope, persistence, and heart. “Baby, I believe in you!” is what you say at the end of the story.

From today’s best board book and picture book creator, this is a wonderful celebration of the magical spark in every child.

Thelma the Unicorn

Written and Illustrated by Aaron Blabey

Publisher: Thelma wants to be a beautiful unicorn. If you’re lucky, then Thelma’s dream comes true.

She becomes an international star right away, but at a price. After a while, Thelma comes to the conclusion that she was happier when she was normal and didn’t have any sparkles on her body. As soon as she gets home, her best friend is there to welcome her with a big hug.

Not Quite Narwhal

Written and Illustrated by Jessie Sima

Not Quite Narwhal

Publishing company: Uni, the unicorn, and Gaston all had heartwarming and cute stories. This new book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.

Kelp has always thought he was a narwhal like the rest of his family because he grew up in the ocean. Sure, he’s always been a little different. His tusk isn’t as long, he can’t swim as well, and he doesn’t like the food. In the middle of the night, a strong current pulls Kelp up to the surface. He sees a strange creature that looks just like him. Kelp learns that he and the creature are unicorns. In the wake of the revelation, he is torn: Is he an animal that lives on land or a sea unicorn? It’s possible, though, that Kelp is clever enough to get both worlds.

Jessie Sima’s first picture book is about how to fit in and how to stand out. It’s told with heartwarming illustrations and simple, sweet text.

Uni the Unicorn

Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Illustrated by Brigette Barrager

You can now read the New York Times bestselling story of friendship, unicorns, and the power of believing in a board book! All the other unicorns are the same except for one thing: Uni thinks that little girls are real. By the author of I Wish You More, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Uni’s not so fantastical dream is made clear in this magical story by Rosenthal. She also celebrates the sparkle of believing. This adorable board book edition will let the youngest readers slide down rainbows of friendship with Uni and the little girl in whom she has so much faith. Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True is a hardcover picture book, so be sure to check it out!

You Don’t Want a Unicorn

Written by Ame Dyckman

Illustrated by Liz Climo

Be careful what pet you wish for in the new picture book from Ame Dyckman and Liz Climo, a favorite author and rising star illustrator.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

Written and Illustrated by Dana Simpson

There is a boy and his dog in this book. There is also a girl who has a unicorn.

It all started when a girl named Phoebe threw a rock across a pond and hit a unicorn in the face by accident. As if by chance, this led to Phoebe being given one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold, her obligational best friend. If a vain mythical beast and a nine-year old daydreamer can’t get to know each other, can they? As far as I know they can, and that’s how Phoebe and Her Unicorn comes to be.

When a girl and a magic unicorn start to become friends, they don’t know how special they are. This comic strip is very well-drawn and tells the story of their friendship. During silly adventures, Phoebe gets to enjoy Marigold’s “awesomeness.” The friends also come to realize that they were lonely before meeting and truly value the friendship they now have.

The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook

Written by Selwyn E. Phipps

The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook

Illustrated by Helen Dardik, Harry Goldhawk, andZanna Goldhawk

From the Magical Unicorn Society, this book is a colorful guide to everything unicorn-related. After a long time, the Magical Unicorn Society has released its official handbook.

People who are very knowledgeable about unicorns have put together a treasure trove of unicorn facts, myths, where, why, and what. Discover how to find unicorns all over the world, what they eat, and how to look after them. You’ll also learn how to tempt and train them, and even ride them.

With stunning art by Helen Dardik and Harry and Zanna Goldhawk, this book is the perfect gift for people who believe in God.

The Unicorn Quest

Written byKamilla Benko

In the book, Claire Martinson still thinks about her older sister, Sophie, who had a mysterious illness last year. People move into Windermere Manor, and things start to go back to how they used to be. Before the sisters climb a strange ladder in a fireplace and enter the magical land of Arden, they don’t get to see the magic land.

There, they see a world in chaos. Their trust has gone down. We miss them, but now they’re gone and wraiths are free to roam around. Scared, the girls go home. Claire will need all of her courage to climb back up the ladder, find her sister, and find out what the unicorns are really like.

And a special mention for llamacorns …

I Love My Llamacorn

Written by Random House

Illustrated by Prisca Le Tandé

In this rainbow-colored board book, the cutest half-unicorn, half-llama you can think of comes to life.

No, I don’t like them. Is there anything about unicorns you’d like to know about? What would happen if you mixed all of these things together and added a lot of rainbows, glitter, and magic? In this case, you’d get a whole new best friend in the shape of an LLAMACORN!

Fleecy and sparkling, llamacorns are full of love and kindness, and they can make all your dreams come true. During this board book, a die-cut heart lights up with each new color of the rainbow. Kids and adults will both laugh and fall in love with this wacky creature, which has been painted in bold jewel tones.

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