The best children’s books about unicorns

If your child loves unicorns, they’re not alone. Here are some of the sparkliest, most magical unicorn books for kids.

With their magic powers, glitter and sparkles, it’s no surprise that children of all ages are obsessed with unicorns. Read on for our list of the best unicorn books for kids, all of which will make time spent reading together just a little more magical! With picture books, puzzles and bedtime stories on the list, there’s something for every type of unicorn fan.

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Unicorn books for kids aged 0 – 3 years old

My Favourite Unicorn

by Sarah Andreacchio

With flaps to lift, a wheel to turn and rhymes to share, this engaging unicorn board book will be lots of fun for older babies and toddlers.  The colourful and appealing illustrations from Sarah Andreacchio are sure to hold the attention of even the youngest of children. 

My Magical Sea Unicorn

Book cover for My Magical Sea Unicorn

Splash into the ocean with a very sparkly sea unicorn, in the latest in Campbell Books’ magical board book series for babies and toddlers. With seascapes on every page and push, pull and turn actions for children to interact with, you’ll read My Magical Sea Unicorn together again and again.

My Magical Unicorn

Book cover for My Magical Unicorn

The My Magical Unicorn board book is packed with interactive push, pull and slide mechanisms designed for little hands, so it is perfect for reading with children aged one to three. Young children will love following the rhyming tale of the sparkly unicorn, and the book’s bright, bold illustrations and glittery foil will keep them engaged with the story.

That’s Not my Unicorn

by Fiona Watt

Book cover for That’s Not my Unicorn

Illustrated by Rachel Wells

This board book for babies and toddlers comes complete with textured pages to touch, lots of different unicorns to discover, and a little white mouse to find on every page. Toddlers and young children will love turning the pages to find the unicorns and exploring the new textures of each one.

Unicorn books for kids aged 3 – 6 years old

Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

Book cover for Sugarlump and the Unicorn Sticker Book

The bestselling picture book from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks is now available as a sticker book. Children will enjoy reading the story of rocking-horse Sugarlump and the magical unicorn who grants his wish to travel the world, told in Julia Donaldson’s trademark rhyming verse. With over 400 stickers, games and puzzles throughout, this sticker book is a must-read for any young unicorn fan!

Little Miss Stubborn and the Unicorn

by Roger Hargreaves

Book cover for Little Miss Stubborn and the Unicorn

Follow one of Roger Hargreaves’s classic ‘Little Miss’ characters, as she embarks on a new adventure in this pocket-sized picture book. Little Miss Stubborn thinks that unicorns don’t exist, but when her friends insist that they have seen one, she embarks on an adventure to try and meet one for herself. This magical unicorn story will enthral children aged two and up.

Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn

by Rhiannon Fielding

Book cover for Ten Minutes to Bed: Little Unicorn

Illustrated by Chris Chatterton

If you have trouble getting your little one off to sleep at night, why not try a little unicorn magic? This gentle bedtime storybook about a naughty unicorn who just won’t go to sleep (sound familiar?) is designed to help little ones settle down, so will make a great addition to your bedtime routine.

Unicorn books for kids aged 6 – 9 years old

Evie’s Magic Bracelet: The Silver Unicorn

by Jessica Ennis-Hill

Book cover for Evie’s Magic Bracelet: The Silver Unicorn

Illustrated by Erica-Jane Waters

This is the first story in Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill’s children’s book series about a girl with a magic bracelet that gives her the ability to talk to animals. The Silver Unicorn tells the tale of Evie and her adventures with a magical unicorn. Filled with exciting escapades which are bound to spark young imaginations, this is an ideal book for confident readers aged six plus to read independently or to enjoy reading together.

If you’re looking for more children's books that little ones are sure to love, discover our list of the very best picture books, here.