The Princess in Black
Grades 2 & up
Princess Academy (series)
Ever After High (series)
Princess Magnolia is "proper" in pink, until she assumes her secret identity and goes off to fight crime.
This is a charming story about an action hero who lives a double life, so there is tension as she races off to battle villains and save the day, and further tension when she worries her identity will be discovered. This works for struggling readers in grades 4 and 5; best suited for independent readers in grades 2 and 3. It would be a cute read-aloud for younger readers, too.
"'You may NOT eat the goats,' she said again. 'Behave, beast!'"
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