Did you know International Unicorn Day falls on Apr. 9th each year? If you have a unicorn lover at home, what better way to celebrate their favorite mythical creatures than by hearing stories about them. Whether you have books at home or are looking for a virtual event to attend, we have you covered. 

The Unicorn Quest author Kamilla Benko, is hosting a virtual party for families staying home to enjoy fun and educational unicorn-themed activities, as well as connect with their favorite unicorn authors and illustrators through live readings and demonstrations.

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

International Unicorn Day is live with a full schedule of readings on Thursday from 17 authors and illustrators, including several bestsellers! The program includes a couple of exclusive reveals of upcoming May books and ends with a bedtime story from Adam Wallace as he reads his #1 New York Times bestselling picture book How to Catch a Unicorn.

Also, check out this list of magical picture books and middle grade novels:

Uni the Unicorn by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; illustrated by Brigette Barrager

Uni the Unicorn

Random House Children’s Books

In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there’s no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there’s no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. 


Pacy Packer Unicorn Tracker by J.C. Phillips

Pacey Packer Unicorn Tracker

Random House Children’s Books

Pacey’s little sister Mina believes that unicorns exist. When Mina’s stuffed unicorn leads her to a mystical unicorn land, Pacey tracks them down. 


I Love my Llamacorn by Danielle McLean

I Love My Llamacorn

Random House Children’s Books

The cutest half-unicorn half-llama you can possibly imagine comes to life in this rainbow-colored confection of a board book! 


My Magical Mermicorn by Danielle McLean

My Magical Mermicorn

Random House Children’s Books

It’s a mermaid! It’s a unicorn! No, it’s a Mermicorn!

Unicorn Academy: Layla and Dancer by Julie Sykes

Unicorn Academy

Random House Children’s Books

Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That’s what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island. 

Unicorn Academy: Olivia and Snowflake by Julie Sykes

Olivia hopes her sweet unicorn, Snowflake, will discover her magic before graduation day! 


Unicorn Academy: Ariana and Whisper by Julie Sykes

Unicorn Academy

Random House Children’s Books

Ariana loves her unicorn, Whisper, but hopes that their differences don’t get in the way of their bond. 

—Jennifer Swartvagher

Featured photo: 🇨🇭 Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash


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