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How to Grow a Unicorn by Rachel Morrisroe & Steven Lenton (2021)

Did you know you can grow your own unicorn? Neither did we, but if you pay a visit to Mr Pottifer’s Parlour of Plants, you’ll be in for a big surprise! Illustrator Steven Lenton’s plants literally come to life in this book about the most magical shop you could ever spend your money in. Sarah is looking for a present for her gardening-loving grandma, but after purchasing a batch of unicorn seeds, things start to grow wildly out of hand. Unicorn fanatics will love this rhyming tale which is a treat to read from start to finish.

The Who's Whonicorn of Unicorns by Kes Gray & Garry Parsons (2021)

In the beginning, there was only one unicorn… But he got lonely and that’s when things started to get interesting! Did you know unicorns come in all different shapes and sizes? There are the jump-out-and-scare-you BOONICORNS. The wash-your-hair-so-its-nice-and-clean SHAMPOONICORNS. There are even FULLMOONICORNS who – that’s right – only come out when there’s a full moon. Luckily, Daisy & the Trouble With author Kes Gray and illustrator Garry Parsons have put together this hilarious picture book guide.

There's a Unicorn in Your Book by Tom Fletcher & Greg Abbott (2021)

Clip, clop, clip, clop – what’s that sound? Wow, look at that! A unicorn has just trotted right into the pages of your book. But this unicorn looks like he could do with some cheering up. Can you help him out? This sweet story in the bestselling Who’s in Your Book? series contains the perfect mixture of interactive fun. Plus, we love the important message about friendship and how it can help to share your worries with others.

Mummy Fairy and Me: Unicorn Wishes by Sophie Kinsella & Marta Kissi (2019)

Ella’s mummy is different from all her friends’ mummies. She’s got a special secret, you see – she’s a fairy! Life is one big adventure in their house, with flying cars and enchanted ballet shoes; there’s even been a unicorn in the kitchen. But sometimes the magic goes wrong, and Ella needs to step in and help. This is the third book in bestselling author Sophie Kinsella’s Mummy Fairy and Me series and is perfect for five to seven-year-olds.

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal & Brigette Barrager (2018)

Dreams really can come true. This heartwarming story about friendship follows Uni, a lonely unicorn who is desperate to meet and become best friends with a smart, brave, and marvellous little girl. While Uni is hoping her dream will become a reality, not far away, a little girl is wishing and waiting for a unicorn to become her best friend... This New York Times bestseller is the perfect story for all young unicorn enthusiasts.

Hattie B, Magical Vet: The Unicorn's Horn (Book 2) by Claire Taylor-Smith (2014)

Dive into a world of fairy-tale creatures in the second book of this series that follows Hattie B, the Magical Vet. Hattie has returned to the Kingdom of Bellua, where the evil King Ivar has stolen the magic from a unicorn’s horn. It’s now up to Hattie to conjure the medicine the unicorn needs – but is it already too late?

My Secret World of Unicorns by Tamara Macfarlane, Ellie Wharton & Ciara Ní Dhuinn (2019)

Only true unicorn believers should pick up this book. But make sure you keep it under lock and key! Celeste, Unicorn Seeker and Head of the Secret Society of Mythical Creatures, is here to help you learn how to draw a unicorn, discover your own unicorn name and how to make your unicorn’s favourite meal. This activity book makes a wonderful gift for unicorn fans everywhere.

My Secret Unicorn: The Magic Spell by Linda Chapman (2002)

When Lauren Foster meets Twilight at a pony auction, she knows they are meant to be friends. Her parents have promised her she can pick a pony, and there’s no way Lauren will let Twilight go to anyone else. But while Twilight may look like an ordinary pony, he is far from it. Upon reciting the words of a spell from an old book, Lauren discovers that Twilight can transform into a beautiful unicorn! Can Lauren help keep Twilight’s true form a secret?

Daisy and the Trouble With Unicorns by Kes Gray & Garry Parsons (2021)

It's Daisy's best friend Gabby's birthday party and Daisy is very excited as she's been named the guest of honour! Everyone at their school is OBSESSED with unicorns, and so for her birthday, Gabby is given two toy unicorns. They're soft, fluffy, cuddly and – most importantly – sparkly! Trouble is, these toy unicorns are secretly real unicorns, and they end up getting Daisy and Gabby in all sorts of trouble... 

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