A Mighty Girl's top picks of unicorn-themed books, toys, and clothing!
For hundreds of years, there has been a mythical creature that has inspired wonder in generations: unicorns! It's hard to pinpoint why the appeal of unicorns has stood the test of time, but even today, there are plenty of unicorn-loving kids (and adults) in the world. And where there are unicorns, there are often Mighty Girls who dare to dream of mystical lands, believe in magic, and strike out in search of the extraordinary in our day-to-day world!
If you have a unicorn-loving kid in your house, you're no doubt always on the lookout for more stories, toys, and clothes that celebrate her favorite creature — preferably ones that don't fall into the stereotypical passive princess mold. In this blog post, we'll share our favorites that are perfect for exuberant, adventurous unicorn-loving kids of all ages... and for the adults reading this post who find their love of unicorns gets sparked once again. After all, no one ever said that magic and wonder are only for children!
Books, Toys, and Clothing For Unicorn Lovers
Fans of Pusheen the cat will love this soft plush featuring their favorite character dressed up as a unicorn! This 13" plush from GUND brings the webcomic character to life, with cheerful colors and a sparkly unicorn horn. This high quality plush is perfect for anyone looking for a cuddly new friend. Fans of Pusheen may also like this Pusheen pencil case so they can bring her wherever they go!
Show off your unicorn love in this cotton play dress from Youlebao! This 100% cotton dress features a unicorn applique design on a navy background, with long sleeves in navy and white stripes. Kids will love the colorful design and the soft cozy fabric! This dress comes in sizes 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, and 7.
Pay tribute to two different kinds of magnificent creatures — unicorns and dinosaurs — with this dress from Bleubell! This 100% cotton play dress features a fun print of rainbows, encouraging words, and of course, the animals themselves. It's soft and comfortable to wear, too. This dress is available in kids' sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T, and 7T.
She'll frolic like the unicorns do in this comfortable cotton play dress from Youlebao! This short-sleeved dress features a print of unicorns and sunflowers on a teal background, an a striped top. Kids will love the flutter sleeve, and parents will love that it's durable and easy to clean! Available in toddler sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T, and kids' sizes 6 years and 7 years.
Lucy adores unicorns, so when she sees an ad for one in the newspaper, she's quick to send in her 25 cents. She passes the time waiting for his arrival by imagining all the things she'll do with her unicorn, and even picks the perfect name: Sparkle. But when Sparkle arrives... he's not what Lucy imagined. He looks (and smells!) more like a goat than like a unicorn, and his mischievous demeanor isn't anything like the placid, majestic creature she imagined. She even considers sending him away... but realizes that, even if he's not what she dreamed, Sparkle is still the sweetest, most adorable unicorn friend ever. Charming and funny, this story will delight any young reader who's dreamed of her own unicorn.
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. Somewhere there must be a smart, strong, wonderful, magical little girl waiting to be best friends. In fact, far away (but not too far), a real little girl believes there is a unicorn waiting for her. This refreshing and sweet story of friendship reminds believers and nonbelievers alike that sometimes wishes really can come true. Uni fans will also love the other books in the trilogy, Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True and Uni the Unicorn in the Real World.
She'll kick up her heels in this dress — just like the unicorns on it do! This comfortable cotton play dress from Vikita has a fun hem detail featuring frolicking unicorns in a field of flowers, and contrasting striped long sleeves. This dress is available in toddler sizes 3T, 4T, and 5T and kids' sizes 6-7, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 years.
Uni the Unicorn steps out of picture books and into early readers in this first sleepover adventure! Uni's friends Goldie, Pinkie, and Silky have all been to sleepovers before, but no matter what game they suggest, Uni just doesn't seem to be able to do it. By bedtime, Uni is wondering if sleepovers are all they're cracked up to be. Fortunately, the irrepressible Uni figures out just the right way to add to the fun! This Step 2 book from the Step Into Reading early reader series features basic vocabulary and short sentences, perfect to introduce young Uni fans to reading all on their own.
Everybody tells this little girl, "Never let a unicorn scribble!" But that doesn't seem fair — why shouldn't they try? So she gets out her crayons to give it a try... and soon discovers that it's trickier than she thinks. Unicorns weren't really meant to hold crayons, after all! Still, she perseveres, believing that, if she can find a way for her unicorn to try scribbling, something beautiful is going to happen. Kids will giggle at the reveal that the unicorn is a stuffed animal, but love the message that all great art has to start somewhere. This whimsical story is a celebration of creativity and perseverance that will leave kids dreaming of their own artistic unicorn pet!
Fern is a super-smart, STEM-loving unicorn who can do anything from coding software to repairing machines... but her fellow unicorns, who prefer splashing in waterfalls or jumping through rainbows, don't appreciate her gifts. In fact, even when Fern is helping them fix their broken devices, they tease her and call her a nerdycorn! So finally, Fern puts her foot down: if they don't appreciate her, she's not helping any more. At first, the other unicorns don't even notice, but when the confetti machine, the rainbow synthesizer, and the starlight bedazzler all break down right before the Sparkle Dance Party, they suddenly realize just how valuable Fern's skills are. This sweet story about being yourself, setting boundaries, and apologizing when you've hurt a friend is sure to delight unicorn lovers and STEM fans alike.
This little Kitty isn't JUST a kitty — she's sure she's a unicorn! She ties a paper horn on her head and even practices her neigh, and when she looks in the mirror, she sees the glorious unicorn she dreams of being. But Parrot and Gecko insist she's an ordinary cat: "You’re never going to be a unicorn, funny-foo,” says Parakeet. Fortunately, when a unicorn DOES show up, he not only acknowledges Kitty... he dons his own pair of furry ears and declares himself a kitty-corn too! Bestselling author-illustrator team Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham join forces for a whimsical picture book with a deep message: the power of declaring your own identity, and having others accept you for who you are.
Get a magical introduction to coding with this set from Learning Resources! Preschoolers and their new pet unicorn Skye can learn a dozen coding "spells" they can cast with the help of the magic wand programmer and the full-color coding spellbook. Kids can teach Skye to dance, catch fallen stars, eat a snack, and more! This 22-piece set comes with Skye the unicorn, the magic wand programmer, the spellbook, and a variety of accessories like a rainbow arch, stars, a ball, and even a little pandacorn companion.
Twilight Sparkle is the smartest unicorn in Equestria... but you can't learn everything in the library. When Princess Celestia sends her pupil to live in Ponyville, Twilight doesn't understand what she could discover in such a small place that she couldn't learn back home. But when she meets Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Fluttershy, Applejack, and Pinkiepie, she discovers that the magic of friendship might be the most powerful magic of all. This DVD collects the first five episodes of this popular series, and it's sure to be a hit with young fans!
When Margaret's family moves to a cottage by the sea to help her grandmother, she feels lonely and lost... until the day she sees unicorns on the seashore! When they disappear, as quickly as they came, she realizes that one baby unicorn has been left behind. The kindhearted girl cares for him, and over the fall and winter, the two provide comfort and companionship to one another. And when Margaret returns the unicorn to his family in the spring, she's sad to see him go — but she realizes that she's starting to feel at home, and they'll both be where they belong. With a classic feel and a dash of magic, this cozy picture book is perfect for unicorn lovers and anyone who wants a little reassurance that friendship will come in time.
Play some games with Uni the Unicorn and friends with this fun 3-in-1 deck of cards! This card deck includes 52 kid-friendly jumbo sized playing cards, all featuring colorful and appealing illustrations of Uni, her friends, and the rainbows, flowers, and stars that make up her world. Two additional cards include rules for the classic card games Crazy Eights, Concentration, and Snap, so that kids can get a magical introduction to family game night.
Paint your own whimsical unicorn night light with this kit from Story Magic! Inside this kit you'll find a blank unicorn figure with a color-changing LED light inside, just waiting for you to customize it. You can paint the light with the included brush and six colors of paint, then insert 3 AAA batteries so it can glow all night. After you're done, you can also use the Story Maker booklet, which lets you fill in the blanks to create your own story — building active listening and storytelling skills along the way.
It's easy to make a work of "stained glass" art with this kit from Melissa and Doug! Each spot on the clear plastic frame is just the right size for a translucent sticker, which features vibrant colors and realistic textures like bubbles and swirls. Once all the stickers are in place, you can use the included cord and suction cup to hang your artwork in a sunny window for all to see! Kids will love seeing their unicorn shimmer to life.
Meet Sparkles the Unicorn! This unicorn friend from Creativity for Kids is a handmade weighted plush with reversible sequins, perfect for helping kids relax, but the fun doesn't stop there — Sparkles also comes with reusable stickers you can use to customize and recustomize her just the way you want. Whether she's busily decorating Sparkles or needs a quiet moment to give her a cuddle, kids will adore this sparkly pal.
Create and recreate fun mythical creatures with this set from Creativity for Kids! Skeletons of a dragon, phoenix, and unicorn provide the base for your creatures, and five bright colors of clay are included. As kid layer the clay onto the skeletons, they'll learn how to work with it and shape it to create exactly the shape they want — without having to worry about physically supporting their designs. The clay doesn't dry out in the air, so you can change up your creations any time!
When magical creatures need help, they come to Zoey, and in the sixth book starring this science-minded girl and her pet cat Sassafras, a towering unicorn shakes Zoey's house with its giant footsteps! Her new unicorn friend is hurting, and it's getting worse, so Zoey has to work fast to find a cure, using elements of the scientific method to examine the options. In this case, a little knowledge about bacteria — both good and bad — will help do the trick! Filled with whimsical illustrations, each of the books in the whimsical illustrated Zoey and Sassafras chapter book series — which are all now available in a wrapped set — combines science, mystery, and magic in a fun mix that make them favorites with early readers.
Unicorn fans will love this durable, comfortable backpack from Vaschy featuring an all-over unicorn print! This 16.5 by 12 inch backpack offers a laptop sleeve that fit a tablet or a laptop up to 15 inches. Five interior pockets help you organize small items, while the ergonomic padded shoulder straps make it comfortable to carry. There's even a side water bottle pocket to keep you hydrated on the go!
Learn the art of latch hooking while making a mini unicorn rug with this kit from Kahootz! Use the latch hook tool to loop yarn through the canvas; it's color coded so it's easy to keep track of what colors go where. The box comes with all of the yarn you'll need, pre-cut so it's easy to work with, and an illustrated guide to teach you the ropes. When you're done, you can attach the hanging loops to display it on a wall, or use it as a mini rug!
A herd of friendly unicorns can join you on your busy year thanks to this backpack from Abshoo! This 16 by 10 inch backpack is available in a variety of different colorful unicorn prints. The large main compartment includes multiple organizer slots and a tech compartment that fits up to a 14 inch laptop. Side and front pockets provide additional storage space, while cushioned straps make it comfortable to wear. It's even water resistant in case you get caught in a rain shower!
Make a bold fashion statement by knotting your own unicorn hat with this kit from Alex! After stitching glittery details onto the purple felt hat pieces, you knot the halves together to create a wearable work of art — complete with a unicorn's flowing mane created by the ties. All pieces are pre-cut and ready to assemble so she can get started right away! This set includes a fleece hat, 20 fleece strips, 13 precut felt shapes, a needle, embroidery floss, and instructions.
This unicorn is just waiting for a touch of magic — provided by your imagination! This kit from Creative Roots comes with a polyresin unicorn figurine that's just waiting for you to add the colorful touches it needs. Use the four paints on their own, or blend them to create even more shades. When you're done, you'll have a figure you'll be proud to say you painted yourself.
10-year-old Kate the Chemist knows that you can fix any problem with some determination and a little scientific know-how. When her best friend, Birdie, gets the lead role in the school musical Dragons vs. Unicorns, organized and clever Kate is the perfect choice for assistant director. But then things start going wrong, and Kate realizes they may have a saboteur on their hands. Can Kate turn her curious mind to detective work and save the day? Written by real-life science hero Dr. Kate Biberdorf, AKA Kate the Chemist, this light-hearted and fun series opener includes a recipe for glittery unicorn-horn glue.
When Phoebe is skipping rocks across a pond one day, she's shocked when she accidentally hits... a unicorn! To her surprise, this feat earns her one wish, which she uses to require Marigold Heavenly Nostrils to be her friend. Having a unicorn as a friend is just as awesome as Phoebe had hoped, and together they have some hilarious adventures — but their bond also provides a special connection between the previously lonely girl and unicorn that reminds each of them that they are something special. Full of humor and heart, this fun box set includes the first four graphic novels in the series, Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Unicorn on a Roll, Unicorn vs. Goblins, and Razzle Dazzle Unicorn.
Stay cozy while getting dressed up for Halloween with this cuddly unicorn kigurumi from SP Funworld! Kigurumi combine pajamas and costumes, creating a cozy and warm option for either trick or treating. This white fleece costume with a pink patch on the tummy includes a rainbow mane and a rainbow tail that can be removed easily. It's available in two sizes: one to fit kids' sizes 8 to 10, and one to fit kids' sizes 12 to 14.
Does she love unicorns? She can make two adorable yarn-wrapped unicorns with this set from Craft-Tastic! Step-by-step instructions guide new crafters through putting together the cardboard template, wrapping the yarn, and even adding extra touches with chenille stems, cotton thread, and glitter. When she's done, she'll have a pair of unicorns she can proudly display and say, "I made them myself!" For another fun yarn-wrapping kit, check out the Yarn Giraffes Kit.
This enchanted unicorn kit has everything you need to create a buildable, codable UnicornBot! The 3D, 360° animated building instructions on the free JIMU app (compatible with devices using iOS 9.0 and up or Android 5.0 and up) will guide you through assembling the 440 parts, including smooth motion servos, a motor, and an RGB light-up horn. Then, you can use the easy-to-learn Blockly coding platform to teach your Unicornbot to move, pick-up objects, recognize colors, and more! It's a fantasy-inspired introduction to the basics of robotics and coding that kids will love. And if she's more of a dragon fan, check out JIMU's Firebot kit which lets you build and code a dragon!
Create your own unicorn masterpiece — and learn watercolor techniques — with this kit from Faber and Castell! Inside the kit you'll find a 9 by 9 inch preprinted canvas with gold foil accents, seven colors of Watercolor Ecopencils (made from reforested wood), a paintbrush, and more. Color your unicorn and use the brush to create elegant watercolor effects. Then, use the mounting tape and board to hang it on your wall to display! It's a quick and easy kit that's perfect for art and unicorn lovers.
Just like you, this unicorn loves to read! This 500-piece puzzle from Mudpuppy is the perfect choice for both unicorn and book fans. You'll particularly enjoy spotting the clever references to famous titles scattered on the book covers! This colorful and clever unicorn puzzle is 20" square when complete, large enough for more than one person to work on at once,and you'll love that it's made with recycled materials and printed with non-toxic inks.
After 11-year-old Claire and her older sister Sophie move to Windermere Manor, they discover a secret ladder in the fireplace leads to the magical land of Arden. There, they find a world in constant turmoil: the four magic guilds no longer trust each other after the disappearance of their beloved unicorns, and terrible wraiths freely roam the land. Scared, the girls return home, but when Sophie disappears, Claire will have to push through her fear to return to Arden and bring her sister safely home. A magical world where nothing is ruled by pure good or evil and a protagonist who challenges herself to find her own power make this an exciting introduction to the world of Arden. The sisters' adventures continue in the sequel, Secret in the Stone and concludes with Fire in the Star.
When a Unicorn (Mia Farrow) realizes that she may be the last of her kind on Earth, she sets out on a quest to find out what happened to the other unicorns. But that puts her in danger, particularly from the evil King Haggard (Christopher Lee), who uses his infamous Red Bull to drive the unicorns into the waves. To protect her, a new friend, the bumbling wizard Schmendrick (Alan Arkin), transforms her into a human woman. Now posing as Lady Amalthea, she enters Haggard's home... but will her newly human thoughts and feelings overwhelm her unicorn nature, or will she finally free her brothers and sisters? This stunning adaptation of Peter S. Beagle's novel is an enchanting tale of adventure, hope, and believing in magic.
It's time to decide which creature is the best once and for all! (Of course, you know the unicorn will win, hands down.) With these 64% cotton, 34% polyester, 2% spandex socks from Sock It To Me, you can show the clash between mythical creature and real-life ocean creature in vibrant color. These socks are available in one size, which fits most women's shoe sizes 5 - 10.
This card game for 2 to 8 players combines two of your favorite things: destruction and unicorns! In Unstable Unicorns, you work to build an army of seven unicorns before your opponent does. Add unicorns to your army or upgrade your stable — or play strategically and use your cards to block a move or downgrade your opponents. This game's hilarious artwork and fast-paced play made it a tremendous Kickstarter success; now you can try it out yourself.
You'll be the most comfortable unicorn around in this cozy kigurumi from Sazac! Kigurumi are a combination of costume and loungewear; they're perfect for dress-up or for hanging around every day. This 100% polyester fleece kigurumi includes dimensional accents to really capture that unicorn flair. Available in two sizes: regular adults (5 feet tall and up) and adults XL (6 feet tall and up.) Pusheen fans can also get this adorable Pusheenicorn kigurumi inspired by the cuddly cat's unicorn dress-up.