Briggs, R. (2012). The Snowman. Penguin Books Limited. In this book, Briggs tells the story of a little boy, James. In this story, which is meant for 4 to 6 year old children, James makes a snowman in the garden. In the night, the snowman coms to live and talks to James. They form a wonderful friendship, which sees the two friends go on a wonder journey, where James has lots of fun. The stunning illustrations make the book an awesome Christmas classic reading for the entire family. The story is an all time-classic full of love and friendship – two things that characterize childhood friendships. The genre of the book is a fairy tale.
Burroughs, E. R. (1917). A princess of Mars. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. The genre is a fantasy. This is a classic children story book written in 1917.The book was authored by Edgar Rice Burroughs and illustrated by Frank E Schoonover in United States. Its genre is science fantasy novel and this novel was followed by The Gods of Mars. This story is about a veteran of America civil war that strikes gold and while trying to run from his pursuant hides in a sacred cave where he discovers that he has supernatural powers that catapult him to mars where he fits in with the inhabitants that are six limbed and green skinned. Due to his enhanced powers he rises to position of leadership in the tribe and earns respect and eventually marries a princes and they live happily for nine years until the atmosphere in mars becomes deficient of air and in trying to restore the balance sneaks back to earth to get help but suffers asphyxiation only to wake up and find himself on earth. The story may be a little bit mentally demanding for the young children to comprehend and is hence suitable for children aged above ten.
Cole, B. (1995). Princess Smarty-pants =: La Princesa Sabihonda. Hayes, Middlesex: Magi Pubs.Cole is an accomplished children story writer who has written other stories such as The sheep –pig, in this book the story is about a princess who did not wish to marry any of her royal suitors and to avoid them she devices a difficult task that she was sure all of them would fail, all others do fail indeed with the exception of prince Swashbuckle who is able to carry out the task and this makes her impressed, she falls in love with him and eventually marries him. The genre is Fairy tale.
Edmonds, L., & Wilson, A. (2004). An African princess. Cambridge, Mass: Candlewick Press. The genre of this book is a psychology fiction with the main subject being about of identity of racially mixed people. The book is suitable for readers aged six to eight years. The story is about young girls that together with her parents go to the Caribbean to visit a relative called Taunte May.Taunte May reminds her of the fact that her family tree is full of princesses originating from Africa and residing all around the world. She makes reassuring discoveries concerning her true identity when she gets a chance to visit her mother's island home and is able to understand herself and appreciate herself as a true princess, this story also richly patterned illustrations to aid the children to understand the story line
Emmett, J., & Bernatene, P. (2012). The princess and the pig. London: Macmillan Children's Books. This book co-authored by Emmett and Bernatene is a popular story book suitable for children between four and six. It has colorful illustrations to constantly capture the attention of the young learners. It has received a five star rating.Poly Bernatene is a drawing and painting graduate and currently a visiting professor at Buenos Aires School of Fine Art where he also studied. He is a professional in animation and comics and has illustrated over 60 children’s books. This story is about a dreadful mix-up at the royal nursery. Priscilla who is the princess has switched places with Pigmella, a new piglet belonging to the farmer. The farmers together with his wife believe this could be the work of a good witch. However the King who has an ill temper and Queen solely blame a bad witch. This is the sort of thing that happens most of the time in fairy tales. Priscilla goes ahead to grow up on the farm, quite poor but very happy. Things are not straightforward for the pig princess, but just like the tale of kissing a frog can bring good fortunes, then the same applies to pigs to help break the spell and return her to her former life as a real princess. The other books by the same author include The Butterfly Lion, There’s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom amongst others.
Kimmel, E. A. (1946). The Three Princes. A tale from the Middle East. This book is a classic and it was authored by Kimmel and the artwork done by Shimmer. The book is suitable for children aged four to eight. A princess sends out three princes to get a wondrous object so as to prove themselves worthy of her hand in marriage. The three princes were cousins and they searched for a year and returned to display their treasures. One returned with an orange that can cure any illness, the other a crystal ball that can show what is happening anywhere, and the last a flying carpet that can speed to any place. The ball reveals the princess at her death bed and the three cousins join hands to save her and she finally marries the one that was most responsible for saving her. The story is set in an exotic Arabic setting with pink desert skies to further captivate the attention of the young readers.
Lewman, D. (2004). SpongeBob and the princess. New York: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon. The authors are highly experienced not only in writing children story book but also short plays, in this book they base their story on a famous cartoon character Sponge Bob, and this makes the story very easy for children in the age bracket four to five to relate with. The story opens with a driver of a noisy truck that falling into SpongeBob’s undersea dwelling and telling SpongeBob to expect a delivery of Princess Napkins the following day, Sponge Bob instead misunderstands this message and soon all members of Bikini Bottom are gathered to meet the princess but all are disappointed when there is no princess to meet.
Miller, N. S. (2014). The story time handbook: A full year of themed programs, with crafts and snacks. The author is a story time expert with an experience spanning many years and also a facilitator that has put together 52 different children’s stories all that are accompanied with detailed instructions for the adults to follow so as to help the children understand. The handbook also has themes for choosing books, songs, crafts, poems, games and even suitable snacks. Bookstores, libraries, parents and preschools alike can use the book to provide themed story times
Milne, A. A., Shepard, M., Milne, A. A., & Shepard, M. (1966). Prince Rabbit and the Princess Who Could Not Laugh. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd. This book that was authored by three authors is a classic children’s literature that also authored the teddy bear Winnie the Pooh a popular children’s story book that has also been acted in cartoon characters. The book is made up of two stories with some variations on the content theme. In the first story, a clever rabbit manages to win every test of intelligence or skill to determine royal succession; he therefore proves to be an enchanted prince, to which later human form he manages to return. The second story is about a contest for the hand of a pretty princess. The contest ends with the princess very amused and her hand is given to the handsome prince she had hoped to win all along. The book is suitable for children between four to seven.
Mojica, M. (1991). Princess Pocahontas and the blue spots: Two plays. Toronto: Women's Press. This book was printed in English, it is a classic play that artistically weaves together the South America and North America history, myth and documentary. The story revolves around a South America princess known as Pocahontas who upon invasion of her father’s kingdom by North American explorers she is able to convince both parties that there is no need for violence but that the two parties can coexist peacefully. She even makes a maiden trip to London to meet the English king and despite attempts by some English men to make her fail she is successes full and strikes a peace deal with the king and even
eventually marries an English man.The story is a satire of colonization and has become a classic in many theatres in Europe.
Munsch, R. N., & Martchenko, M. (1983). The paper bag princess. Toronto: Annick Press.In this story the authors bring out a story of a prince that was kidnapped by a dragon that was dangerous, and the dragon's breath caused a fire that burned up all the clothes in the palace. There was also a princess that loved the prince and she could only find a paper bag to wear as she goes to rescue her love the prince. She was able to cleverly trick the dragon and enter the cave where the prince, still in his beautiful dressing, was being held captive. However her true love was not rewarded as he at once complained that she was a disaster because she was dirty, badly dressed, and all messed up. To this she retorted that he was a handsome prince but quite useless as he did not appreciate her act of love and hence did not marry the prince. The appropriate age for this book would be children in the age bracket of five to ten; the younger ones would have difficulty relating to the theme of the story.
Briggs, R. (2012). The Snowman. Penguin Books Limited
Burroughs, E. R. (1917). A princess of Mars. New York: Grosset & Dunlap.
Cole, B. (1995). Princess Smartypants =: La Princesa Sabihonda. Hayes, Middlesex: Magi Pubs.
Edmonds, L., & Wilson, A. (2004). An African princess. Cambridge, Mass: Candlewick Press.
Emmett, J., & Bernatene, P. (2012). The princess and the pig. London: Macmillan Children's.
Kimmel, E. A. (1946). The Three Princes.A tale from the Middle East.
Lewman, D. (2004). SpongeBob and the princess. New York: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon.
Miller, N. S. (2014). The storytime handbook: A full year of themed programs, with crafts and snacks.
Milne, A. A., Shepard, M., Milne, A. A., & Shepard, M. (1966). Prince Rabbit and the Princess Who Could Not Laugh. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Mojica, M. (1991). Princess Pocahontas and the blue spots: Two plays. Toronto: Women's Press.
Munsch, R. N., & Martchenko, M. (1983). The paper bag princess. Toronto: Annick Press.