Unicorns and Mermaids make reading Magical!

Add some rainbows and sparkles to your little one's reading with our favourite mermaid and unicorn books this summer. Filled with glitter, rhymes, jokes and so much more these books are sure to delight young and old!

14/12/2018
2 minutes to read
A photo of three book covers: The Singing Mermaid, The Pug who wanted to be a Unicorn and Oscar


Oscar the Hungry Unicorn

by Lou Carter

Book cover for Oscar the Hungry Unicorn

A hilariously funny tale of friendship, belonging and LOTS OF EATING from the bestselling author of There Is No Dragon in This Story. Perfect for fans of Oi Frog.

WITH SUPER SPARKLY GLITTER COVER!

Oscar the Unicorn has eaten his stable so he needs to find somewhere else to live. Not easy if you're a unicorn who eats everything in sight ... No one wants him around: not the pirates or the fairies or the dragons. Will Oscar ever find a place to call home? Well, it just so happens that Princess Oola has been searching for a unicorn FOR EVER ...

Mermicorns

by Pat-a-Cake

Book cover for Mermicorns

What do you get if you cross a mermaid with a unicorn? A MERMICORN! Create crazy combinations as you flip the flaps.

Mix and match mermaids and unicorns to make lots of new flip flap friends with this colourful split-page book. Watch as hoofs, horns and tails get all mixed up in this rainbow book of new mermicorn friends.

With over 72 possible combinations and silly names to mix and match, children will keep coming back for more flip flap fun.

The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Unicorn

by Bella Swift

Book cover for The Pug Who Wanted to Be a Unicorn

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn . . .

When she's abandoned just before Christmas, Peggy the pug puppy is taken in by a foster family with a unicorn-mad little girl named Chloe. Her older brother, Finn, doesn't little dogs. And Chloe wants a unicorn for Christmas, not a puppy. Believing that anything is possible, Peggy decides that she will somehow turn into a unicorn to make her new friends happy. All she needs is a long silky mane, a glowing horn, and the ability to do magic! Easy-peasy, right?

But all of Peggy's attempts to turn into a unicorn go hilariously wrong. From knocking over the Christmas tree to getting lost in the snow and accidentally stealing the show at the nativity play, Peggy remains a pug. How will she ever find a forever home if she can't change who she is?

Sugarlump and the Unicorn

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for Sugarlump and the Unicorn

Follow the adventures of Sugarlump the rocking horse and a magical unicorn in this delightful rhyming story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard.

When Sugarlump the rocking horse longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for. Luckily the unicorn has one more wish to grant . . .

With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations and glitter on every page, Sugarlump and the Unicorn is a perfect story for reading together.

Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island

by Liz Kessler

Book cover for Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island

Meet Emily Windsnap! Ordinary girl on land, magical mermaid in water... Bubbling with magic, fun, friendship and new heights of adventure, a must-read for girls aged 8-12.

Emily Windsnap, an ordinary girl on land and a magical mermaid in water, is overdue a break from excitement - as her exhausted best friend Shona keeps reminding her! So, promising Shona she'll stay free of trouble and just 'swill out' ('chill out' for mermaids), Emily invites her best friend and her boyfriend Aaron along for a relaxing family holiday in the sun . . . But it seems adventure is hot on her heels - and her tail.

Soon, Emily discovers a hidden world beyond the falls of mysterious Forgotten Island - but it's not quite the paradise it seems. With a curse hanging over the island and a catastrophic disaster looming, Emily finds herself suddenly entangled in an ancient Prophecy. She must embark on a dangerous mission to seek the legendary giant the islanders believe will save them all, before it's too late.

But how can Emily save the day when rifts are forming between her and the very people she needs by her side? Must promises always be kept? And what happens when they are broken?

The brand new, eagerly awaited seventh book in the five-million-copy-selling Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler.

I Really Want That Unicorn

by Fabi Santiago

Book cover for I Really Want That Unicorn

Love unicorns? Enjoy talent shows? Pick up this book and laugh yourself horse.

A delightfully funny book with the message that friendship is more important than anything. Even unicorns!

Chloe the Crocodile is preparing for a talent show. and not just any talent show. The prize is a Big Sparkly Mellow Yellow Unicorn, and Chloe MUST have it. To win, she must make the best rainbow unicorn cake, the best magic castle, the best fairy unicorn outfit AND give the perfect performance on her unicycle.

Chloe is confident she can win. Until Veronica arrives!

WITH PINK FOIL COVER

Praise for Tiger in a Tutu:
"The saga of Max and his determination to get on the stage reads something like a fun version of Billy Elliot . . . engagingly romantic." Independent

The Singing Mermaid

by Julia Donaldson

Book cover for The Singing Mermaid

Tempted by the promise of fame and fortune, the Singing Mermaid joins a circus. The crowds love her, but the poor mermaid is kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, and she soon longs to return to the freedom of her ocean home.

The Singing Mermaid is a delightful tale from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. With brilliant rhyming verse, bright and distinctive illustrations, this story is loved by children and parents alike.

This paperback and CD edition features a fantastic reading of the story by Lauren Laverne.

Enjoy all the stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: Sharing a Shell, The Princess and the Wizard, The Rhyming Rabbit, The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, Princess Mirror-Belle and the Dragon Pox, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Evelyn the Mermicorn Fairy

by Daisy Meadows

Book cover for Evelyn the Mermicorn Fairy

Three stories in one! Join Rachel and Kirsty for a magical adventure with another fairy friend in this bestselling and much-loved series for girls aged 5 and up!

Evelyn the Mermicorn Fairy has a very special magical pet. But when Jack Frost steals him away from her, the magic of the mermicorn is in danger! Can Kirsty and Rachel help get him back?

'These stories are magic; they turn children into readers!' ReadingZone.com

If you like Rainbow Magic, check out Daisy Meadows' other series: Magic Animal Friends and Unicorn Magic!

Mermaid Kingdom

by Ag Jatkowska

Book cover for Mermaid Kingdom

Dive into the secret world of Mermaid Kingdom, in this beautiful pop-up world under the sea!

Help Sandy, Shelly and Sparkle prepare for a very special visit from Queen Marina. Press out the play pieces and join in all the fun as they get themselves ready, serve up a feast and put on a show in three stunning pop-up play scenes, illustrated by Ag Jatkowska. This magical pop-up storybook has a special envelope for safe storage of the play pieces and a pretty ribbon closure.