New Release Books by Dana Simpson

Dana Simpson is the author of Unicornado (2022), Unicorn Playlist (2021), The Spellbinding Episodes of Phoebe and Her Unicorn (2021), Unicorn Famous (2021) and other 72 books.

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Unicornado

release date: Oct 18, 2022
Unicornado
Get ready to experience a whole new thrilling sequence of adventure and discovery in the delightful, New York Times bestselling Phoebe and Her Unicorn series by Dana Simpson. What new spells, pastimes, and adventures will 9-year-old Phoebe Howell and her magical unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, dream up next? Read on to explore the drama, humor, and delight of this popular series for middle grade readers.

Unicorn Playlist

release date: Oct 19, 2021
Unicorn Playlist
From newspapers to Nickelodeon, Phoebe and Her Unicorn is the most stunning unicorn feature around! This latest collection of Phoebe comics will delight middle grade readers and unicorn lovers of all ages. Best friends Phoebe Howell and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils march to their own beat, but life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. With so many problems in the world and drama at school, Phoebe wonders why unicorns aren’t in charge instead of humans. With Marigold, each day is full of magic, from introducing Phoebe to unicorn music to crashing a goblin popularity contest, and even tracking down long-lost family members like Infernus, the Unicorn of Death (who ends up being surprisingly adorable). In Unicorn Playlist, Phoebe and Marigold play all the hits.

The Spellbinding Episodes of Phoebe and Her Unicorn

release date: Jul 27, 2021
The Spellbinding Episodes of Phoebe and Her Unicorn
A deluxe bind-up featuring all the comics from two different Phoebe and Her Unicorn books: Unicorns vs. Goblins and Razzle Dazzle Unicorn. In these spellbinding adventures, nine-year-old Phoebe Howell and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, explore the possibilities of friendship, summer camp, the holidays, and even founding their own detective agency. These entertaining, visually dazzling stories are a wonderful reminder to young readers that being weird is much more fun than being normal.

Unicorn Famous

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Unicorn Famous
With over 1.7 million copies sold, the Phoebe and Her Unicorn book series for middle-grade readers is an immensely popular and magical word of unicorns, adventure, and friendship. When your best friend is a unicorn, every day is a stroll down the red carpet. Phoebe Howell’s unicorn BFF, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, is happy to provide the celebrity treatment—teaching Phoebe fancy new spells, giving her a ride to school so she doesn’t have to ride the bus, and even negotiating with the tooth fairy on her behalf. But when Phoebe starts noticing that unicorns have become a trendy fashion statement, she doesn’t feel quite so unique. Fortunately, she’s distracted by adventures including a visit to the unicorn community and a trip to the woods to see her friend Dakota receive an unusual honor at the goblin award ceremony. Unicorn Famous is filled with amusing examples of the extraordinary lengths friends will go to make each other feel special.

Ozy and Millie: Perfectly Normal

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Ozy and Millie: Perfectly Normal
A story of friendship between two whimsical and imaginative foxes, from the creator of the New York Times Bestselling Phoebe and Her Unicorn series Millie is one unusual fox, and she knows it. She comes up with highly unusual thoughts, invents ingenious excuses to get out of her homework, and her classmates are not always sure quite what to make of her. But thankfully she has Ozy, one of the most loyal friends anyone could ask for. Together the two of them, their friends, and Ozy''s dad, Llewellyn (who happens to be a red dragon) enjoy various misadventures, whimsical conversations, elaborate schemes, and delightful bouts of mischief. Whether they''re navigating cliques, inventing new games, or just trying to make sense of life, Ozy and Millie are the perfect companions for upper middle grade readers as well as fans of Dana Simpson''s bestselling Phoebe and Her Unicorn series.

Virtual Unicorn Experience

release date: Sep 01, 2020
Virtual Unicorn Experience
With over 1.6 million copies sold, the Phoebe and Her Unicorn book series for middle-grade readers is an immensely popular and magical world of unicorns, adventure, and friendship. Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is one magical unicorn—and she knows it! But sometimes it’s harder for humans like Phoebe to understand that they can be magical, too. In the latest Phoebe and Her Unicorn adventure, the pair visits the science museum, tests out an extra-special virtual unicorn reality, and performs in the school talent show. With the help of her best friend and an emergency sparkle transfusion, Phoebe learns about confidence, empathy, and resilience—and even how to live without her cellphone. It’s all part of the very real excitement of Virtual Unicorn Experience.

The Magical Adventures of Phoebe and Her Unicorn

release date: Jul 07, 2020
The Magical Adventures of Phoebe and Her Unicorn
This special edition of the bestselling series includes all of the comics and bonus materials from Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Unicorn on a Roll. With over 1.6 million copies sold, the Phoebe and Her Unicorn book series for middle-grade readers is an immensely popular and magical word of unicorns, adventure, and friendship. What could be more magical than having a unicorn as a best friend? For nine-year-old Phoebe Howell, it all started while she was skipping rocks across a pond and accidentally hit a dazzling but self-absorbed unicorn named Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. Together, the unlikely BFFs discover a world full of magical mysteries and adventure, taking on everything from cruel classmates to candy-breathing dragons. These beautifully drawn comics show that even when life isn’t all rainbows and glitter, every day is magical with your best friend.

Camping with Unicorns (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 11)

release date: Mar 23, 2020
Camping with Unicorns (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 11)
Life is never boring when your best friend is a unicorn! The latest installment in this bestselling series is full of mischief, magic and adventure — as well as an important reminder to always stay true to yourself. School’s out, so Phoebe and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, have the entire summer to play games, visit the pool, and even go camping. Unicorn horns are excellent utensils for roasting things over the campfire, too, even if Marigold prefers toasted apples to s’mores. While exploring in the woods, Phoebe and friends meet a unicorn named Alabaster, who uses a special video game console that’s powered by plants. Throughout her summer adventures, Phoebe learns that being cool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that it’s much better to be your true self. It’s all part of the unforgettable experience of Camping with Unicorns.

The Unicorn Whisperer (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 10)

release date: Oct 08, 2019
The Unicorn Whisperer (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 10)
For 9-year-old Phoebe Howell and her sparkling companion, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, every day is an adventure. In this latest installation of Dana Simpson''s award-winning Phoebe and Her Unicorn series, Phoebe navigates the challenges of school life with a little help from her unicorn friend, who is always ready with the perfect spell for the occasion. But as the magic spells mount up, both Phoebe and Marigold find themselves wondering if sometimes they might be taking things just a little too far...

Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 9)

release date: Apr 23, 2019
Unicorn Bowling (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 9)
A unicorn in bowling shoes is quite a STRIKE-ing sight. But for nine-year-old Phoebe Howell, it’s just another fun outing with her best friend, the illustrious unicorn Marigold Heavenly Nostrils. This unique and magical friendship is at the heart of the ninth Phoebe and Her Unicorn collection, which includes adventures such as writing original songs, publishing rival news websites, and making a summer visit to the exclusive Camp Shimmerhorn. Life with a unicorn BFF is not without its challenges, however, and whether it’s homework, friction with classmates, or talent show jitters, Unicorn Bowling is full of amusing, heartwarming reminders that when the going gets tough, the tough get sparkling.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 13

release date: Apr 06, 2021
Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 13
With over 1.7 million copies sold, the Phoebe and Her Unicorn book series for middle-grade readers is an immensely popular and magical word of unicorns, adventure, and friendship. The Phoebe and Her Unicorn adventures continue in the latest installment from Dana Simpson.

Ozy and Millie: Perfectly Normal, Volume 2

release date: Mar 02, 2021
Ozy and Millie: Perfectly Normal, Volume 2
A story of friendship between two whimsical and imaginative foxes, from the creator of the New York Times Bestselling Phoebe and Her Unicorn series Millie is one unusual fox, and she knows it. She comes up with highly unusual thoughts, invents ingenious excuses to get out of her homework, and her classmates are not always sure quite what to make of her. But thankfully she has Ozy, one of the most loyal friends anyone could ask for. Together the two of them, their friends, and Ozy''s dad, Llewellyn (who happens to be a red dragon) enjoy various misadventures, whimsical conversations, elaborate schemes, and delightful bouts of mischief. Whether they''re navigating cliques, inventing new games, or just trying to make sense of life, Ozy and Millie are the perfect companions for upper middle grade readers as well as fans of Dana Simpson''s bestselling Phoebe and Her Unicorn series.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 8)

release date: Oct 23, 2018
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in Unicorn Theater (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 8)
The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel! Summer is here, and Phoebe and Marigold are headed to drama camp. Phoebe’s expecting some quality time with her best friend, but in a surprise twist, Marigold has invited her sister, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils! While the unicorn sisters head to camp in a magical rainbow pod, Phoebe is stuck riding with her parents in their boring car, wondering where it all went wrong. But at Camp Thespis, there are more daunting tasks at hand: writing, producing, and acting in an entirely original play! The second Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel is a sparkling tale of sisterhood and summer fun, as well as a reminder that sometimes it takes a bit of drama to recognize true friendship.

The Shimmering Box of Unicorn Sparkles

release date: Oct 08, 2019
The Shimmering Box of Unicorn Sparkles
An extra-special, extra-sparkly box set of Phoebe and Her Unicorn friendship, adventure, and fun! This shimmering box set of Phoebe and Her Unicorn fun contains four sparkling books: Unicorn Crossing, The Magic Storm, Unicorn of Many Hats, and Unicorn Theater.

Razzle Dazzle Unicorn

release date: Oct 01, 2019
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn
Follow Phoebe and Marigold back to Camp Wolfgang, where their old pals Sue (a.k.a. ''''Monster Girl'''') and Ringo, the lake creature, remind them that being weird is way more fun than being normal.

Today I'll Be a Unicorn

release date: May 08, 2018
Today I'll Be a Unicorn
In this charming, super-sparkly board book, the stars of Phoebe and Her Unicorn celebrate the magical and enchanting world of being a unicorn, along with reminding young readers that being yourself is pretty great, too. Who wouldn’t want to be a unicorn? You get to trot majestically through meadows, perch high up on rainbows, and wear tiaras made of starlight. Phoebe lists all the wonderful things she’ll get to do and can hardly contain her excitement about having a tail and magic horn. That is, until she learns that unicorns like to eat hay instead of pizza. Maybe she’ll be a unicorn tomorrow instead!

The Secret Loves of Geeks

release date: Feb 13, 2018
The Secret Loves of Geeks
Following the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls comes this brand new anthology featuring comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex and, dating. Including creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds. Featuring work by MARGARET ATWOOD (The Handmaid''s Tale), GERARD WAY (Umbrella Academy), PATRICK ROTHFUSS (The Name of the Wind), DANA SIMPSON (Phoebe and Her Unicorn), GABBY RIVERA (America), HOPE LARSON, (Batgirl), CECIL CASTELLUCCI (Soupy Leaves Home), VALENTINE DE LANDRO (Bitch Planet), MARLEY ZARCONE (Shade), SFÉ R. MONSTER (Beyond: A queer comics anthology), AMY CHU (Wonder Woman), a cover by BECKY CLOONAN (Demo) and many more.

Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7)

release date: Mar 20, 2018
Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7)
Book seven in the Phoebe and Her Unicorn series! NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR! Marigold Heavenly Nostrils is no ordinary unicorn. She has Wi-Fi-enabled appendages. She’s the most enchanted babysitter of all time. She’s published numerous scholarly articles on the “shimmering” versus “glimmering” debate. She is, in short, a unicorn of many hats. Phoebe and her exceptional hooved pal are back in this all-new collection of comics! Laugh alongside the lovable duo as they question the idea of “coolness,” gain a deeper appreciation for the power of friendship, and put off summer reading assignments for as long as physically possible.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6)

release date: Oct 17, 2017
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6)
Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause. To solve the case, they team up with Max, who is desperate for the electricity to return so he can play video games, and frenemy Dakota, who is aided by her goblin minions. Together, they must get to the bottom of the mystery and save the town from the magic storm.

Unicorn Crossing

release date: Mar 28, 2017
Unicorn Crossing
Time flies in this fifth volume of Dana Simpson''s Phoebe and Her Unicorn! Follow the lovable duo as they experience somewhat-spooky Halloween parties, ecstatic snow days, and looming summer reading assignments. Although the journey of growing up can sometimes be difficult, along the way Phoebe and Marigold discover something more enduring than goblin fads, unicorn spa vacations, and even a Spell of Forgetting—their one of a kind friendship.

Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4)

release date: Sep 20, 2016
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4)
Dana Simpson''s Phoebe and Her Unicorn is back with more sparkles than ever! In this fourth volume, join in the adventure as Phoebe and Marigold confront messy rooms, trouble at school, and a nasty case of “Sparkle Fever.” Follow the pair back to Camp Wolfgang, where their old pals Sue (a.k.a. “Monster Girl”) and Ringo, the lake creature, remind them that being weird is WAY more fun than being normal.

Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3)

release date: Feb 23, 2016
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3)
School’s out! That means no more teachers, no more books, and lots of time to compliment Marigold Heavenly Nostrils on her good looks. In this third volume, Phoebe and her obligational best friend, Marigold, learn that summer still has plenty of surprises for the both of them. All of our old friends are back—Phoebe’s part-time “frenemy” Dakota, upon whom Marigold has bestowed sentient hair, Phoebe’s goofy parents, and even Lord Splendid Humility (but please, ignore his magnificence if you can)! Have fun as Phoebe and Marigold continue the “Phoebegold Detective Agency,” spend a week at Wolfgang Music Camp, and find themselves in more misadventures, thanks to Marigold’s enchanted sparkles! Along the way, Phoebe makes some new friends, such as Sue—her unique clarinet-playing bunkmate, Florence Unfortunate Nostrils, Marigold’s estranged sister, and Camp Wolfgang’s lake monster who enjoys tacos and Wi-Fi. When school resumes, read along as Phoebe enjoys (or suffers from) a brief case of popularity, mentally catalogs her grievances against dodge ball, and, with Marigold’s help, rescues Dakota and her hair from the queen of the goblins. Through these wacky adventures, Phoebe and Marigold learn that their friendship is the second most magical thing of all, after Marigold’s beauty, of course. Includes an introduction by Cory Doctorow and his daughter Poesy!

Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1)

release date: Sep 02, 2014
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1)
A boy and his dog . . . a girl and her . . . unicorn? It all started when a girl named Phoebe skipped a rock across a pond and accidentally hit a unicorn in the face. Improbably, this led to Phoebe being granted one wish, and she used it to make the unicorn, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, her obligational best friend. But can a vain mythical beast and a nine-year-old daydreamer really forge a connection? Indeed they can, and that''s how Phoebe and Her Unicorn unfolds. This beautifully drawn comic strip follows the unlikely friendship between a somewhat awkward girl and the magic unicorn who gradually shows her just how special she really is. Through hilarious adventures where Phoebe gets to bask in Marigold''s "awesomeness," the friends also come to acknowledge that they had been lonely before they met and truly appreciate the bond they now share.

Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Vol. 14

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Phoebe and Her Unicorn, Vol. 14
"Best friends Phoebe Howell and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils march to their own beat, but life isn''t all rainbows and unicorns. With so many problems in the world and drama at school, Phoebe wonders why unicorns aren''t in charge instead of humans. With Marigold, each day is full of magic, from introducing Phoebe to unicorn music to crashing a goblin popularity contest, and even tracking down long-lost family members like Infernus, the Unicorn of Death (who ends up being surprisingly adorable). In [this book], Phoebe and Marigold play all the hits"--Back cover.
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