Education Kids Reviews

“Forget The Fairytales”

Little girls love to play dress up and dream about being princesses. There are fairytales that tell the stories of Prince Charming saving Cinderella from her Evil Stepmother, or kissing frogs into a handsome prince, or a beautiful young mermaid willing to change her entire physical appearance and risk never seeing her family again all for love.

It’s so romantic, isn’t it?

But as girls get older, they have a want to learn more about the things that interest them.

And that is where an amazing series of books comes in!

“The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Real Princesses” is a series of nonfictional stories all about real princesses. About real struggles, and strong women. Women that your tween girl can be inspired by. They tell of a princess not afraid to take on a man’s job, a princess intent on a pre-nup before they were heard of, a princess who was married at 12, A princess who came from slavery, A princess who fought as a warrior when women were oppressed, and a Princess who had an eye for art and helped with trade in her country.

The series includes the stories of:

  • Hatshepsut of Egypt

  • Artemisia of Caria

  • Sorghaghtani of Mongolia

  • Qutlugh Terkan Khatun of Kirman

  • Isabella of Castile

  • Nur Jahan of India

and each book is filled with amazing pictures of artifacts from each princess’s period of time, maps, and even help with correct pronunciation of words that your daughter will see throughout the book.

The series is geared toward girls between 9 and 12 years old, and with all of this hype over Prince William and his future Princess Catherine these books can shed light on inspiring princesses and true stories from history.


**This is a review based solely on my own opinion. I was not compensated for this review.**




  • Stephanie E. on June 7, 2011

    Yay! I think i’ll look into these. Never too early for books like this (maybe it will deter her from reading about sparkly fairies… I mean, vampires. Lol )

  • Brittany B. on June 10, 2011

    thats a really neat set– great way to culture children.


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