There is More to Princesses than Sparkle and Ball Gowns - National Princess Week Resources & Giveaway

Do you know that the last full week of April is National Princess Week? In 2012 Target, Julie Andrews and Disney started National Princess Week. Now Hazel and I are both girly-girls and we love the sparkle and glamour of Disney princess, however I want Hazel to know there is more to princesses than sparkle and ball gowns. I want her to have strong women role models and have worked hard to share stories throughout her life thus far with strong female role models. To help you teach your children about princesses that are not all sparkly and wearing ball gowns I have gathered together some of our favorite princess books and with donations from the publishers I am providing you a chance to win most of our resources!! Some of these books we have reviewed previously and others are new ones and we will be reviewing them this month. Another great resource is our Fairy Tales in Different Cultures Series. Many of these versions of traditional fairy tales do not have all the sparkle and glamour of the Disney versions.

Thank you to Annick Press, Candlewick Press, Goosebottom Books, I See Me! Books, Penguin Kids and Wisdom Tales Press for donating these amazing prizes!!

The Prizes:

 Personalized Princess Book

To make her feel like a princess...(the personalized books from I See Me! are among Hazel's favorites)

From I See Me! Your choice of
Royal Birthday Adventure by Jennifer Dewing and illustrated by Valerie Sokolova

Princess Personalized Book read our review here


Real Life Princess Resources:

From Penguin Kids:
Princess Grace by Mary Hoffman and illustrated by Cornelious Van Wright & Ying-Hwa Hu

From Goosebottom Books: The Thinking Girl's Treasury of Real Princesses Series by by Shirin Yim Bridges (unless otherwise noted) and illustrated by Albert Nguyen
Hatshepsut of Egypt Read our review here
Artemisia of Caria  Read our review here
Sorghaghtani of Mongolia  Read our review here
Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman Read our review here
Isabella of Castile Read our review here
Nur Jahan of India Read our review here
Sacajawea of the Shoshone by Natasha Yim  Read our review here

Books about Different Types of Princesses

From Annick Press
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko

From Candlewick Press: The Princess in Black Series by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham
The Princess in Black see our review here
Princess in Black and the Perfect Princess Party see our review here
Princess in Black and the Hungry Bunny Horde see our review here
Princess in Black Takes a Vacation see our review here

From Penguin Kids:
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon (first book in series) see our review here

Legends and Folktales

From Annick Press
The Nutmeg Princess by Richardo Keens-Douglas and illustrated by Annouchka Galouchko

From Candlewick Press:
 Princess Cora and the Crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz and illustrated by Brian Floca

From Wisdom Tales Press:

 Princess Sophie and the Six Swans Retold & Illustrated by Kim Jacobs

Enter your chance to win these 18 books!! U.S. Shipping only. Please follow my Giveaway Rules. Or if you cannot wait, purchase your copies today!! Good luck!!

Posts in this series: Real Life PrincessesLegends, Folktales, & Fairy Tales, Personalized Princess Books and more to come soon!

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