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Unicorns Bring a Little Magic to Our Life With These Delightful Books and Stories

Updated on April 13, 2020
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

A Collection of Books and Stories With the Magic Power of Whimsy and Unicorns


A Whimsical Collection of Stories and Picture Books to Delight Readers Who Love Unicorns

1. Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Uni the Unicorn is an amusing twist on the question of the existence of unicorns. Is there such a creature? Uni is told that little girls do not exist. Uni must decide to believe that little girls are real and together they can have some magical adventures.

Brigette Barranger contributes her talents as an illustrator to this fun read aloud. Beautiful and creative illustrations help tell the story that both unicorns and little girls do exist.

Uni the Unicorn has an ISBN of 978038537559 and is recommended for ages 5-8.

2. J. C. Phillips' Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker is coming soon as a new chapter book for children in the middle grades. This new graphic novel will delight fans of the Babymouse series with Pacey as the main heroine. Pacey has a younger sister, Mina, who has a stuffed unicorn. Mina's stuffed unicorn leads her into some fantastic adventures to the land where unicorns live. Pacey launces her own adventure to track these magical creatures down.

Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker has an ISBN of 9781984850546. Keep a watch for this great adventure that will be coming soon.

3. Danielle McLean's I LOVE MY LLAMACORN is a colorful and magical adventure in the form of a board book for infants and toddlers. A llama and unicorn are smashed together to make the new creature that is the llamacorn. He is the cutest in the land where these whimsical creatures live. Rainbows and glitter add to the magic. Here is a new best friend for all that love unicorns and llamas.

I LOVE MY LLAMACORN has an ISBN of 9780593122068 and is recommended for ages infants-3 years.

4. A companion book to I LOVE MY LLAMACORN will be published and for sale on 5/26/2020. My Magical Mermicorn is also in the form of a board book for infants and toddlers. Do you believe in mermaids? How about smashing together a mermaid and a unicorn?

5. Julie Sykes' Unicorn Academy: Layla and Dancer is one story in a chapter book series for children in the middle grades. Every girl at the school on Unicorn Island gets a unicorn for her very own to have some pretty amazing adventures while attending school. Fun read for children who enjoy chapter books. It has an ISBN of 9781984851680.

6. Coming 5/12/2020 is a companion book in the series by Julie Sykes. Unicorn Academy: Ariana and Whisper continue the adventures at the school on Unicorn Island. Whisper and Ariana are best friends with some differences. They must accept their differences and learn to work together to solve a problem in this story. Young readers have a life lesson with this one in that we can still have differences with our friends and remain friends. Working together creates a stronger friendship in the end.

Bring Some Whimsy and Magic Into the Classroom With These Fun Reads

Teachers in both early childhood and middle grade classrooms will have great choices with these fun reads for all ages. Unicorns are a favorite with children and the magical adventures make great choices for getting children to read. Choose the one that meets the age of your classroom and enjoy. Add some creative writing activities to enhance the reading experience.

* Read together in a classroom reading session. The chapter books can be read aloud in the middle grade classrooms with a few chapters read each day throughout the week or month.

*Create some magical art experiences with crayons, markers, drawing paper, and glitter. Children will enjoy creating their own unicorn with the art materials.

*Assign a creative writing experience for middle grade students after reading Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker. Students will enjoy creating their own story of an adventure that they could have with a unicorn.

*Take a class poll of students who believe in unicorns and those who do not believe. Engage students in a discussion of the pros and cons of believing in these magical creatures. Do students wish that these creatures really exist?

© 2020 Cindy Hewitt


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