Bestselling Science Fiction & Fantasy Books for 5 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling science fiction & fantasy books for 5 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Star Wars: 5-Minute Star Wars Stories (5 Minute Stories)

by: Lucasfilm Press
Release date: Dec 18, 2015
Number of Pages: 176
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Blast off into hyperspace with these eleven action-packed Star Wars tales! Jedi Master Yoda has a lightsaber showdown with the dreaded Count Dooku; Luke Skywalker and the Rebels race against time to destroy the Death Star; and the brave Rey makes a new friend when she meets the droid BB-8. Each of these stories is the ideal length for reading aloud in five minutes–perfect for galactic adventures at lightspeed.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

2. The Jolly Christmas Postman

by: Allan AhlbergJanet Ahlberg
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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The Jolly Postman rides again with more real letters, and present, too, in his Christmas postbag.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

3. Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book

by: Calliope GlassCaitlin KennedyKatie Cook
Release date: Jun 14, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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Experience the ABC’s like never before
With galactic friends who are hardly a bore.
From Akbar to Zeb, this nice little primer
Will teach you and make you an excellent rhymer.
So, Padawans, prepare, get ready, get set
To learn the ways of the Force–and the alphabet!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

4. The Jolly Postman

by: Allan AhlbergJanet Ahlberg
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Now republished in a larger format, this classic depicts amusing correspondence from one fairy tale or Mother Goose character to another, giving readers a chance to follow-up on some favorite tales. Full-color illustrations.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

5. Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World

by: Matthew Reinhart
Release date: Nov 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 5
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Starring the timeless characters that have made the Disney Princess films a treasured part of pop culture and animation history, this visually stunning volume is packed with intricately designed pop-ups, transformative scenes, and many other surprises. With state-of-the-art paper engineering and beautifully rendered illustrations, Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World brings these castles and characters brilliantly to life, capturing the magical worlds that have enthralled audiences for decades. This collectible piece of Disney Princess magic spans eleven films and princesses, including fan-favorites such as Belle, Snow White, Ariel, and Rapunzel. Through twenty-seven pop-ups and transformative scenes, the key moments from these beloved films leap from the page, and the accompanying text makes this book a wonderful interactive reading experience that families will treasure. Join Cinderella as she transforms for the ball, Jasmine as she embarks on a magic carpet ride, Aurora as she pricks her finger on Maleficent’s spinning wheel and is saved by her prince, and Merida as she bravely fights to decide her own destiny. The ultimate pop-up for collectors, Disney fans, and kids of all ages, Disney Princess: A Magical Pop-Up World is an indispensable celebration of these enduring characters, stories, and fairy tales.
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Arts & Photography > Performing Arts

6. Star Wars: I Am a…Little Golden Book Library (Star Wars) (Little Golden Books: Star Wars)

by: VariousGolden Books
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 120
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From Jedi to Sith and droids to pilots—meet all the heroes and villains from the epic Star Wars space saga in this Little Golden Book library! Featuring stunning retro illustrations, this boxed set of five Little Golden Books is perfect for Star Wars fans of all ages!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

7. Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Stories ((Storybook Collection))

by: Disney Book Group
Release date: Sep 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 304
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Join Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia for one action-packed adventure after the next! This collection features 18 stories from the original Star Wars trilogy, beautifully illustrated by Star Wars artist Brian Rood. With foil on the cover, gilded pages, and over 250 pieces of both spot and full-page art, this storybook is a must-have for fans!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

8. Encyclopedia Mythologica: Dragons and Monsters Pop-Up

by: Matthew ReinhartRobert SabudaMatthew ReinhartRobert Sabuda
Release date: Apr 12, 2011
Number of Pages: 12
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In a breathtaking grand finale, the world’s mythical pop-up masters unleash monsters and dragons that have prowled countrysides and imaginations for centuries.

Lurking behind this intriguing cover, a Kraken grapples with a ship on the high seas; dragons from Eastern and Western traditions spring to life; and a Medusa, snake-hair twisting and hissing, turns the reader to stone. Deeper inside, an ancient, decrepit vampire rises from his coffin; a lycanthrope is caught in the light of the full moon and transforms; and Bigfoot hides behind a tree, ducking his human pursuer. Master paper engineers Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda unfold the legends and lore of cultures around the world to reveal these stunning creatures and many more. Pop-up fans and fantasy lovers will be equally enthralled by the dynamic creatures depicted in this astonishing volume, the climax of the Encyclopedia Mythologica trilogy.

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Children’s Books > Animals

9. Frozen (Disney Frozen) (Little Golden Book)

by: Victoria SaxonGrace LeeAndrea Cagol
Release date: Jul 21, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Walt Disney Animation Studios presents Frozen, a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey–teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven–to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Boys and girls ages 2-5 will enjoy this Little Golden Book retelling the whole exciting story.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

10. La oruga muy hambrienta: Board Book (Spanish Edition)

by: Eric CarleEric Carle
Release date: Sep 16, 2002
Number of Pages: 16
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is inarguably one of the most popular children’s books of all time. Now, here is the Spanish board book version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, filling an important niche for the youngest of Spanish-speaking children.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

11. The Snowman

by: Raymond Briggs
Release date: Nov 12, 1978
Number of Pages: 32
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Illus. in full color. A wordless story. The pictures have “the hazy softness of air in snow. A little boy rushes out into the wintry day to build a snowman, which comes alive in his dreams that night. The experience is one that neither he nor young ‘readers’ will ever regret or forget.”–(starred) Booklist.  
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

12. Heidi Heckelbeck and the Christmas Surprise

by: Wanda CovenPriscilla Burris
Release date: Oct 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 128
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When Heidi gets in some Christmastime trouble, it will take more than magic to restore the holiday spirit!

Christmas is around the corner, and Heidi is very excited. She loves Christmas decorations, Christmas cookies, and, best of all, Christmas presents! But when she takes her mom’s special charm bracelet without asking—and then loses it—Heidi fears that her mom will be angry with her. And when she finally finds the bracelet, it has been totally crushed by a snowplow. Heidi tries to fix the broken bracelet with a spell, but that only makes things worse! Will Heidi have the courage to come clean and tell her mom the truth—and will there still be room for Christmas cheer?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Social Skills

13. Mister Seahorse: board book (World of Eric Carle)

by: Eric CarleEric Carle
Release date: Mar 03, 2011
Number of Pages: 64
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When Mrs. Seahorse lays her eggs, she does it on Mr. Seahorse’s belly! She knows he will take good care of them. While he swims waiting for the eggs to hatch, he meets other underwater fathers caring for their babies. Now Eric Carle’s heart-warming New York Times bestseller is finally available in a board book edition, complete with the clear “peek-a-boo” pages that made the original such a hit. Brimming with bright, colorful sea life, this new board book will be irresistable to young children everywhere.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Fish

14. Mars Needs Moms!

by: Berkeley BreathedBerkeley Breathed
Release date: Apr 10, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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Milo doesn’t get it: What’s the big deal about moms? They’re just slave-driving broccoli bullies. Yet they are worshipped the world over! Perhaps even the galaxy over-because here come Martians and they’re after one thing only: moms. Milo’s mom in particular! That’s quite a long way to come for a mom-could it be that Milo has been overlooking something special?
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents

15. DK Readers L2: LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens

by: David Fentiman
Release date: Mar 08, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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A dark power is rising, and the galaxy is in danger in DK Readers L2: LEGO® Star Wars: The Force Awakens™!

Meet the brave new heroes who must battle to protect the galaxy. Join them in their fight against evil. Can they stop the First Order’s sinister plans?

Level 2 titles contain carefully selected photographic images to complement the text, providing strong visual clues to build vocabulary and confidence for kids who are beginning to read fluently with support. Additional information spreads provide fun facts that help develop the topics through a range of nonfiction presentation styles, such as diagrams and activities.

© & TM 2016 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2016 The LEGO Group.
Produced by DK Publishing under license from the LEGO Group.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Beginner Readers

16. Brave Read-Along Storybook and CD

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: May 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Relive the magic of the Disney*Pixar film, Brave, with this storybook and CD–a great value at just $6.99. The CD includes word-for-word narration, thrilling sound effects, and original character voices from the movie!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

17. A Rainbow of My Own

by: Don Freeman
Release date: Dec 14, 1978
Number of Pages: 32
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A small boy imagines what it would be like to have his own rainbow to play with.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Self-Esteem & Self-Respect

18. The False Fairy (The Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
Release date: Dec 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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In the eleventh fantastical adventure of The Kingdom of Wrenly series, a spell makes all but one fairy disappear.

A mysterious spell has hypnotized the fairies on the island of Primlox and now it is up to Prince Lucas and Clara for save the fairyland. Along with the last remaining fairy named Falsk, will the two friends find the missing fairies? Or is Falsk, who is famous for telling wild stories, leading Lucas and Clara into a trap?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

19. The Kingdom of Wrenly Collection (Includes four magical adventures and a map!): The Lost Stone; The Scarlet Dragon; Sea Monster!; The Witch’s Curse

by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
Release date: Oct 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 512
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Journey to another time with the first four Kingdom of Wrenly books—now available in one magical boxed set with a poster!

The first four enchanting Kingdom of Wrenly stories are now available in one fantastical collection. Join Prince Lucas and Clara as they search for the queen’s lost necklace, go on a quest to save a scarlet dragon, tame a sea monster, and discover who is behind the watery curse that is destroying the kingdom’s crops.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers. This Kingdom of Wrenly boxed set includes The Lost Stone, The Scarlet Dragon, Sea Monster!, The Witch’s Curse, and a poster-sized map of Wrenly.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

20. Heidi Heckelbeck and the Big Mix-Up

by: Wanda CovenPriscilla Burris
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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In the eighteenth Heidi Heckelbeck adventure, Heidi is stuck between her two best friends who have turned into two worst enemies. And she’ll need more than a little magic to bring them back together!

Heidi learns that words can hurt when an embarrassing rumor about Lucy spreads at school. What’s worse is that Lucy thinks Bruce is behind it—and she’s ready to spill some of his secrets for revenge. Stuck between her two best friends, can Heidi find a way to bring everyone back together before the trio splits up forever?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost ever page of this extra-long story, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

21. The Rainbow Goblins

by: Ul De Rico
Release date: Jun 17, 1978
Number of Pages: 32
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After seven goblins try to steal it, the Rainbow is careful never again to touch the earth.

Since its original publication in 1978, the fantastic colors, amazing detail, and sweeping scope of The Rainbow Goblins have irresistibly invited tens of thousands of children to plunge their imaginations into its vivid world. This charming allegorical tale is once again available in a new edition. 18 full-color illustrations

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

22. Papillon, Book 1 The Very Fluffy Kitty, Papillon

by: A. N. KangA. N. Kang
Release date: Sep 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Papillon is a very fluffy kitty. So fluffy that he’s lighter than air! His owner tries to weigh him down, but Papillon just wants to fly.

One particularly sunny day, he floats right out the window! Exploring the wide world is exhilarating, but it’s also a little scary. Will his new friend, a bird, be able to help him find his way home?

Whimsical art and airy text come together seamlessly in this delightful debut by A. N. Kang.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

23. Heidi Heckelbeck Makes a Wish: Super Special!

by: Wanda CovenPriscilla Burris
Release date: May 17, 2016
Number of Pages: 160
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In this first Heidi Heckelbeck super special, Heidi makes a drastic wish—but once it comes true, she finds it may not be the answer to all of her problems.

When another magical spell goes wrong, Heidi makes a powerful wish: “Sometimes I wish I wasn’t a witch!” But when Heidi’s wish comes true, she has to figure out a way to get her magic back, while also helping her friends solve a few problems of their own. Only this time, she’ll have to help without casting a spell. Will Heidi realize just how special her magic is?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost ever page of this extra-long story, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

24. A Royal Pet Problem (Disney Junior: Sofia the First) (Little Golden Book)

by: Andrea Posner-SanchezRH Disney
Release date: Jan 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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When a Mix-Up Potion combines their pets, Princess Sofia and her siblings have to straighten everything out—before the rabbit-dragon and peacock-baboon creatures wreck their school! Children ages 2 to 5 will love reading this funny Little Golden Book based on an episode of the Disney Junior hit show Sofia the First.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Pets

25. The Galaxy Zack Collection: A Stellar Four-Book Boxed Set: Hello, Nebulon!; Journey to Juno; The Prehistoric Planet; Monsters in Space!

by: Ray O’RyanColin Jack
Release date: Oct 21, 2014
Number of Pages: 512
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The first four Galaxy Zack books are now available in one stellar boxed set!

Planet hop with Zack Nelson on his galactic adventures as he moves from Earth to Nebulon in the year 2120, explores a newly discovered planet, helps a dinosaur get back to its prehistoric home, and befriends a space monster!

Included in this out-of-this-world collection are Hello, Nebulon!, Journey to Juno, The Prehistoric Planet, and Monsters in Space! Beginning readers are sure to love these chapter books that are packed with cool futuristic adventures.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

26. The Lost Stone (The Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Welcome to the Kingdom of Wrenly—a new chapter book series full of fantasy and adventure.

Meet Lucas, the eight year-old prince, and Clara, the daughter of the queen’s seamstress. Lucas is an only child who longs to make friends and go on adventures. Clara knows the kingdom well, so she and Lucas team up and explore the lands of Wrenly!

In The Lost Stone, Lucas and Clara search for Queen Tasha’s missing emerald. On their exciting adventure, they travel to all the main attractions of Wrenly: Primlox (the island of fairies), Burth (the island of trolls), Crestwood (the island of dragons), Hobsgrove (the island of wizards), and the beautiful Mermaid’s Cove. King Caleb has promised to reward the person who finds the precious stone, and Lucas and Clara are determined to search the entire kingdom until they find it!

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

27. Adventures in Flatfrost (The Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
Release date: Oct 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Prince Lucas and Clara venture to the land of the giants and train Ruskin to control his fire in this fifth chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series.

After a game of hide-and-seek, Prince Lucas and Ruskin are in trouble again. They have melted all the ice in the castle, and the king is not pleased. He sends Lucas and Ruskin to Flatfrost to fetch more ice from the giants who live there. High in the snowy mountains, some new larger-than-life friends lend a helping hand as Lucas, Clara, and Ruskin learn to respect the hard work of others.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

28. Heidi Heckelbeck Might Be Afraid of the Dark

by: Wanda CovenPriscilla Burris
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 128
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Heidi Heckelbeck is a little witch with a big problem: she might…just maybe…be a little afraid of the dark!

Heidi Heckelbeck is going to her first sleepover! She’s packed her special polka dot pajamas and can’t wait to curl up in her brand-new sleeping bag. Until she realizes that she’ll never fall asleep without the lights on! Because Heidi has another teeny-tiny secret: she’s afraid of the dark! What will all the other girls say? Melanie will tease her for sure. Can she use her book of spells to conjure up some light?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Experiences

29. The Pegasus Quest (The Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
Release date: Apr 19, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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In the tenth fantastical adventure of The Kingdom of Wrenly series, Prince Lucas and Clara must rescue a young Pegasus.

When a shooting star streaks across the night sky, Prince Lucas makes a wish for an epic adventure. Little did he know it would come true! As Lucas and Clara set out to investigate some mysterious happenings in Wrenly, they find a Pegasus that is lost and in danger. Will the two friends be able to help the mystical creature find its way back home to a floating castle high above in the clouds?

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

30. Beneath the Stone Forest (The Kingdom of Wrenly)

by: Jordan QuinnRobert McPhillips
Release date: Dec 02, 2014
Number of Pages: 128
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Prince Lucas and Clara explore the twisting tunnels beneath the Stone Forest in this sixth chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series.

Clara invites Prince Lucas on her journey to map out the Stone Forest and visit the gnomes who live there. Unfortunately, Lucas has a visiting cousin who’s a royal pain and doesn’t want to get her hands dirty. But when Princess Bella’s puppy gets lost in the tunnels beneath the Stone Forest, she realizes that the subjects who make up a kingdom are just as important as their rulers.

With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Historical Fiction

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