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If You Like Fancy Nancy, Try These Books

Linnea in Monet’s Garden by Christine Bjork (J BJO)

Fancy Nancy loves learning about France and wants to travel there someday--she would enjoy reading this classic book about Linnea's visit to France.

Princess Peepers by Pam Calvert (E CAL)

Fancy Nancy knows that every little girl can be fancy and beautiful. She would no doubt be pleased that Princess Peepers learns that the right glasses can be an excellent accessory for a near sighted princesses.

Ella Sarah Gets Dressed by Margaret Chodos-Irvine (E CHO)

Just like Fancy Nancy, Ella Sarah has faith in her own fashion sense--and does not let anyway sway her opinion as to what today's perfect outfit should be.

Cobble Street Cousins series  by Lucy Cousins (J COU—Good chapter books for reading aloud to younger children)

The Cobble Street Cousins live in a beautiful Victorian house with a stained glass window, hang out at Aunt Lucy's flower shop, and shop at a store with adorable minatures and odds and ends. These short chapter books describe a neighborhood where Fancy Nancy would be right at home.

Un-Brella by Scott Franson (E FRA)

How many fancy words can you use when making up stories inspired by the pictures of the magic umbrella in this beautifully illustrated book?

Words, Wit, and Wonder: Writing Your Own Poem (J 808.1 LOE)  

An excellent book that would help "Fancy Nancy, Poet Extraordinaire" become "Fancy Nancy, Poet Even More Extraordinaire."

Pink Me Up by Charise Mericle Harper (E HAR)

A perfect father-daughter read for dads with daughters who love all things fancy.

Princess Grace by Mary Hoffman (E HOF)

Grace and her friends realize that they don't know exactly what princesses do other than living "happily ever after." The results of their investigation not only increases their interest in all things royal--it even intrigues some of the boys in their class.

Daffodil by Emily Jenkins (E JEN)

Fancy Nancy's outfits express her personality. Daffodil's definitely do not. Will she ever be able to change the way she dresses?

Snacktivities by Mary Ann F. Kohl (J 641.5 KOH)

Peanut Butter Party by Remy Charlip (J 641.6 CHA)

(Adult supervision is needed in carrying out the recipes for the “fancy foods” in the above two books.)


Recipes for your next fancy party--or for when you are just in the mood for a fancy snack..


“Teach Me French” series by Judy Mahoney—book and CD sets (J 448 MAH)


A good series for children who, like Fancy Nancy, enjoy adding a few French words to their vocabularies.


Mama’s Saris by Pooja Makhijani (E MAK)


Fancy Nancy understands that special times call for special outfits. In this book, a mother and daughter celebrate special occasions by dressing up in beautiful saris.


Purple, Green and Yellow by Robert Munsch (E MUN)

Oh, the temptations of "super-indelible-never-come-off-till-you're-dead-and-maybe-even-later colouring markers"! Bree and Nancy would enjoy giggling over this silly fantasy.

Ohh La La Polka-Dot Boots by Ellen Olson-Brown (E OLS)

Turn the pages of this book and change the outfits the characters are wearing.

My Dadima Wears a Sari by Kashmira Sheth (E SHE)

Fancy Nancy understands that everyone has his\her own sense of style. She would appreciate the fact that for the grandmother in this book, that style includes wearing a sari.

   Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy series by David Soman (E SOM)

Nancy and Bree might just want to create their own superhero outfits after reading some of the books in this series.

Tea Party Today  by Eileen Spinelli (JE 811 SPI)

Since Fancy Nancy has a book about writing poems and a book about hosting tea parties, it stand to reason that she would want to read this book of poems about tea parties

Kenya’s Word by Linda Trice (E TRI)

Since Fancy Nancy uses so many "fancy words," she would certainly understand why Kenya has such a difficult time with her school assignment to pick her favorite "describing word."

Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki (E UEG)

Suki's new classmates make fun of her outfit--until she convinces that "different" can be elegant, interesting, and beautiful.

My Forever Dress by Harriet Ziefert (E ZIE)

The granddaughter in this book is very lucky to have a talented grandmother who makes her beautiful clothes.

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