St. George Children's Museum Royal Reading Story Time
In cooperation with the St. George Children's Museum, we are providing a suggested reading list of new releases each year for the Disney Princesses to read each fourth Wednesday from 11 am to Noon with the understanding that their patrons will be encouraged to shop for these books at our store. Below are listed the selections for this first part of 2023. They can be ordered directly through our website from this page to be picked up in the store or to be shipped to your home.
January – Elsa/Frozen: Cozy in Love by Jan Brett (PRH—Jan. 24, 2023) | $19.99
After losing a test of strength to another musk ox in his herd, Cozy is convinced he'll never impress his crush, Lofti. But while he's sulking, he learns of a bigger concern. His friend Bella, a beluga whale, is still playing in an inlet even though it's cold enough for ice to form and block her way out. Cozy races to the inlet and, sure enough, Bella is in trouble. Luckily, Cozy thinks of a new way to use his strong legs and tough horns that might help save Bella and win Lofti's heart as well.
February – Aurura/Sleeping Beauty: Evergreen by Matthew Cordell (Macmillan—Feb. 7, 2023) | $18.99
Evergreen the squirrel is afraid of many things: thunder, hawks, and the dark paths of Buckthorn Forest. But when her mother tasks Evergreen with delivering soup to her sick Granny Oak, the little squirrel must face her fears and make the journey.
March – Merida/Brave: Stillwater and Koo Save the World by Jon J. Muth (Scholastic—Feb. 7, 2023) | $18.99
When Koo, a young panda, has a dream about saving the world, he worries that the job is too big for him to manage. But his Uncle Stillwater shows him that sometimes saving the world starts with doing little things, like being kind and considerate.
April – Belle/Beauty and the Beast: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dragon by Lucille Colandro (Scholastic—April 4, 2023) | $6.99
The Old Lady is back and this time she's swallowed a princess, a dragon, and a knight...to create a classic fairytale! With rhyming text and hilarious illustrations, this lively song will appeal to readers both old and new. A perfect year-round read!
May – Rapunzel: Elmer by David McKee (HarperCollins—Jan. 3, 2023) | $7.99
Elmer the elephant is bright-colored patchwork all over. No wonder the other elephants laugh at him! If he were ordinary elephant color, the others might stop laughing. That would make Elmer feel better, wouldn't it? David McKee's comical fable about everyone's favorite patchwork elephant teaches readers to be themselves and celebrates the power of laughter. [Note: This isn’t a new book, but it’s the first time it’s available in paperback.]
June – Mirabel/Encanto: The Little Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu (PRH—Sept. 27, 2022) | $18.99
If you just focus on the thing that is making you sad, then the sadness is all you see. But if you look around, you will see that joy is everywhere. In their only collaboration for children, His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu use their childhood stories to show young people how to find joy even in hard times and why sharing joy with others makes it grow. The two spiritual masters tell a simple story, vibrantly brought to life by bestselling illustrator Rafael López, of how every child has joy inside them, even when it sometimes hides, and how we can find it, keep it close, and grow it by sharing it with the world.
July – Ariel/The Little Mermaid: The Mermaid Princesses by Maya Cameron-Gordon (HC—March 28, 2023) | $18.99
Anaya, Shante, and Kianna are sisters. And these mermaid princesses couldn't be more different! One day, when a problem too big for any of them to solve alone comes their way, they find out which one of them has what it takes to become legend of the sea. This fun adventure, inspired by African mermaid myth, magic, and spirituality, reminds young readers about the importance of teamwork and the different strengths we can all bring to the table--or throne.
August – Moana: Oona in the Arctic by Kelly DiPucchio (HC—January 24, 2023) | $18.99
Oona is on a mission! A baby beluga whale has lost her way from her family and needs help getting back to her icy arctic home! But Oona and her best friend Otto have never traveled from their warm ocean waters before. Will old ship maps and a compass be enough to lead them through the dangerous storms ahead? Oona may be a little mermaid, but she is determined to see this big adventure through! With a bit of bravery and help from some new friends, they'll do all they can to reunite this baby whale with her pod once more.
September – Tinkerbell/Peter Pan: Uni the Unicorn: Tooth Fairy Helper by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (PRH—January 3, 2023) | $10.99
When someone you love gets a wiggly tooth, it may be cause for excitement or anxiety. Ease any fears and bring on the joy with this humorous story focusing on the magic and delight of the Tooth Fairy--and Uni the unicorn, of course! The little girl has a wiggly tooth! Soon the Tooth Fairy will come and give her a prize. But there's one problem . . . the Tooth Fairy is soooo tired! Luckily, Uni the unicorn is always ready to help. They've got a long night ahead, and shhh, they'll need to be quiet! It just might take a little Uni magic, too. . . .