The Dragon Prince

The Dragon Prince

by Laurence Yep

illustrated by Kam Mak

New York: Harpercollins, 1997

29 pp

Age: 4+

Interests: dragons, China, Magic, fairy tale, siblings



The Selkie Girl

The Selkie Girl

retold by Susan Cooper

illustrated by Warwick Hutton

New York: Macmillan, 1986

30 pp.

Age: 4+

Interests: ocean, magic, Celtic, selkies, folklore, mermaids

The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend from Alaska

The Frog Princess: A Tlingit Legend from Alaska

retold by Eric A. Kimmel

illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger

New York: Holiday House, 2006

28 pp

Age: 5+

Interests: princess, folklore, frogs, Tlingit, First Nations


Top 5: Books about Messing About in Boats





Nothing says summertime to me like ‘messing about in boats’. Preferably without firm destination or deadline of course.

1. Mr. Gumpy’s Outing, by John Burningham – age 2+

2. The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack – age 2+

3. The Cow who Fell in the Canal, by Phyllis Krasilovsky – age 3+

4. Time of Wonder, by Robert McCloskey – age 4+

5. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Graham – age 6+

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