"A royal event has turned Twilight Sparkle's life upside down. To learn how to handle her new status, Twilight goes to Princess Cadance for some guidance. The princess shares her own story about how she came to rule the Crystal Empire and a magic spell that helped her follow her heart. Inspired by Princess Cadance, Twilight Sparkle sets off on a quest for the Crystal Heart Spell!"
Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!
My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party! by G. M. Berrow is the second book in the series. Its story is set after the third season of the show, and its bonus activity pages are pink. It was published on July 2, 2013, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-22818-3.
"When the family rock farm is in trouble, Pinkie Pie tries to help in the best way she knows how—by planning a Ponyville 'rock' concert: Ponypalooza! The party will be super-duper cool and is sure to save the farm. But...Pinkie's family doesn't like the idea and wants her to be serious for once in her life. What's a pony to do?"
Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare
My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare by G. M. Berrow is the third book in the series. Its story is set after the third season of the show. In some copies, its bonus activity pages are green, but in others, they're blue. It was published on January 7, 2014, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-24798-6.
"Rainbow Dash has always been a huge fan of the Daring Do series, but when the newest book comes out, it's Daring Do madness! The pony wants to prove she can be just a brave and 'daring' as her hero. Before she knows it, she becomes 'Daring Dash.[sic]' and is doing all sorts of crazy things—tightrope walking (no wings!), hot chili pepper eating, and even sneaking inside a spooky old barn. But when Rainbow Dash offers to help Zecora by entering a scary, haunted forest alone, her friends worry she's jumping into too much danger. Just how daring should one pony be?"
Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity
My Little Pony: Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity by G. M. Berrow is the fourth book in the series, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-24808-2, released on April 8, 2014. It contains an exclusive giant trading card. Its activity pages are violet.
"Rarity is excited to welcome her new apprentice, Charity, to Ponyville. Rarity is sure that the two of them will become best friends, bonding over their love of fashion and glamour. But after Charity dyes her mane and tail to look more like her mentor, and begins to copy the fashionista's every move, Rarity realizes this pony is a problem!"
Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo
My Little Pony: Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo by G. M. Berrow is the fifth book in the series, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-24825-9, published on July 15, 2014. It contains an exclusive giant Enterplay trading card, a standee of Applejack.
"Applejack starts a diary to record all her hard work bucking fields at Sweet Apple Acres. Whenever her pony friends annoy her in the slightest, she writes about it. It feels good to vent! As the days pass, Applejack's journal entries start to read like lists of complaints when she writes honestly about whatever is bothering her. But when the book falls into the wrong hooves, Applejack finds herself in a real pickle!"
Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair
My Little Pony: Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair by G. M. Berrow is the sixth book in the series, bearing ISBN 9780316277198, released on January 6, 2015.
"Fluttershy is shocked to discover that her pet bunny, Angel, wants to enter the annual Fine Furry Friends Fair herding contest! Who's ever heard of a bunny herding cows and sheep? Fluttershy agrees to train him, but their first practice is a disaster. Fluttershy is too afraid of failure to continue, until all her friends bring something special to help out."
Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama
My Little Pony: Discord and the Ponyville Players Dramarama by G. M. Berrow is the seventh book in the series, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-41083-0, published on July 7, 2015.
"Discord is a fan-favorite character from the animated series that is featured in episodes each season. This former villain has now realized the importance of friendship, thanks to Fluttershy and the other ponies. He's decided to settle in Ponyville and try to live a quiet life with his new friends–but can an agent of chaos ever be a good neighbor?"
Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.M.I.L.E.
My Little Pony: Lyra and Bon Bon and the Mares from S.M.I.L.E. by G. M. Berrow was published on March 8, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-31214-1.
"When a mysterious pony named Agent Furlong pays Bon Bon a visit, Lyra discovers that her best friend is actually an operative for a top secret monster-capturing league. To prove their friendship is forever, Lyra and Bon Bon will have to go undercover together and protect Equestria from the ongoing changeling threat."
Starlight Glimmer and the Secret Suite
My Little Pony: Starlight Glimmer and the Secret Suite by G. M. Berrow was published on August 30, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-26629-1.
"A[sic] original My Little Pony chapter book featuring one of Twilight Sparkle's most notorious pupils!"
Trixie and the Razzle-Dazzle Ruse
My Little Pony: Trixie and the Razzle-Dazzle Ruse (previously titled The Trouble with Trixie) by G. M. Berrow was published on March 7, 2017, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-30163-3. Its initial release was to be on February 9, 2016 but was delayed to January 10, 2017, and then further delayed to March 7 of that same year.
"A new My Little Pony chapter book featuring your favorite unicorn pony and traveling magician, Trixie! An original story."
"The great and powerful Trixie is back in Ponyville, looking for a special cloak for her biggest show ever—she’s sure her new trick will get her invited to the legendary Starmane Society of Magicians! When an accident gives Trixie the ability to turn ordinary things into precious gems just by touching them, she’s sure she’s stumbled upon the best trick ever. At first, Trixie loves the attention, but then her Midas hoof becomes way more trouble than it’s worth. Can Rarity and Twilight Sparkle help Trixie reverse the curse?"
"When her new crown is stolen from the Crystal Empire, Princess Twilight Sparkle pursues the thief, Sunset Shimmer, in an alternate world, where she finds herself turned into...a girl!
"To regain her crown and return to Equestria, Twilight must learn to fit in in this strange new world and defeat Sunset Shimmer in a competition to be crowned princess of the Fall Formal at Canterlot High. Luckily, she has the assistance of Spike and five girls who remind her of a certain group of ponies back home."
Table of contents
Chapter 1: The Princess Summit
Chapter 2: Sunset Shimmer Strikes at Night
Chapter 3: A Royal Predicament
Chapter 4: Through the Portal
Chapter 5: Storming the Castle
Chapter 6: Searching for Celestia
Chapter 7: A Lunchroom Divided
Chapter 8: Sunset Comes After Twilight
Chapter 9: The Wrong Kind of Attention
Chapter 10: The Definition of a Winner
Chapter 11: The Tails of Twilight Sparkle
Chapter 12: A Frame and a Flash
Chapter 13: The Truth About Equestria
Chapter 14: A Chance for the Dance
Chapter 15: The Canterlot High School Coronation
Chapter 16: The True Colors of Sunset
Chapter 17: After the Sun Sets
Chapter 18: Back to Equestria
A Special Surprise
In Their Element
Friends of a Feather
Canterlot School Spirit
A Shimmer of Hope
The Meaning of Magic
Princess Summit Agenda
Sweet Shoppe Dreams
Decorate Your Dream Dance
Put Your Best Hoof Forward
Differences between the book and the film
Sunset Shimmer trips over Spike's arm instead of his tail.
Twilight does not encounter a male student and his dog in front of Canterlot High School.
Principal Celestia and Vice Principal Luna wear gowns to the Fall Formal. In the movie, they wear their regular outfits.
Sunset threatens to destroy the portal to Equestria with a golf club instead of a sledgehammer.
Rainbow Dash is the only one who helps Spike try to keep the crown away from Sunset Shimmer, Snips, and Snails.
Sunset transforms while inside the school gym instead of on the front courtyard.
Sunset's transformed form includes a gnarled horn, a concept that would later be applied to Midnight Sparkle in Friendship Games.
Sunset Shimmer's transformed form shoots fireballs to turn Snips and Snails into creatures like her and to turn the students into zombies. In the movie, Sunset used magic beams to transform Snips and Snails and she used hypnosis to turn the students into zombies.
When the students are zombies, they have red eyes. In the movie, they have green eyes.
Various lines are altered.
In their altered forms, Twilight and Rarity's human counterpart have unicorn horns.
When the event is over, Sunset apologizes to the students instead of repairing the school with Snips and Snails.
When Twilight and Spike return to Equestria, her human friends are not shown reverting to ordinary humans and Pinkie Pie is not shown trying to follow them.
Mrs. Cake has an additional line, "Lovely day isn't it."
After the girls play their instruments, their tails and ears disappear, unlike the shorts where they remain in their half-pony form near the end.
Twilight is not involved in getting the gym ready, but is mentioned; nor does she join the rest of her friends at the carnival.
There is additional dialogue in the music store.
Rarity also names another hamster "Mayfield Bumblepuss".
The ending of the hamster fiasco is different. Instead of making a snide comment, Rarity recognizes Fluttershy's musical talent and asks her to be the band's tambourinist.
The scene where Principal Celestia confiscates DJ Pon-3's headphones is replaced by a fire drill announced by Vice Principal Luna.
The guitar that Trixie "wins" after the shred-off is $1,200 instead of $12,000. It is also not a double-necked guitar.
The scene in the kitchen has more dialogue such as Pinkie asking Granny Smith what it means to fold.
Pinkie helps out Rarity with the banner instead of Rainbow Dash. There is also an additional scene that shows the unfortunate results of having too much glitter on the banner.
There are additional scenes with Trixie throughout.
There are also additional appearances of DJ Pon-3 throughout.
It is explained that Trixie gave Rarity the grand piano.
Instead of hearing the ringing of a kitchen timer, Rainbow Dash looks at her watch.
There is additional dialogue throughout the piano episode.
Granny Smith has a harder time remembering whom she sold Applejack's bass to.
The human versions of Flim and Flam wear boater hats just like their pony counterparts.
Instead of Granny Smith passing by Applejack saying "Since when do you play the bass?" and Applejack face-palming, Trixie passes by Applejack saying "Are those costumes for your band?", and Applejack replies "Just for practicin'."
The scenes taking place in Equestria were created for the book to bridge the beginning and the end.
The verses of "Perfect Day for Fun" are extremely different. Only the choruses remain the same.
The carnival takes place before the band is formed. In the shorts, the band plays at the carnival.
Sunset meets the Dazzlings in the main office instead of the foyer.
Pinkie's "off like this" visual gags are different.
As is customary with novelizations, most song lyrics are replaced by descriptive text and/or dialogue, with the exception of Under Our Spell, which is mostly written out.
When Principal Celestia and Vice-Principal Luna become entranced, the say together in unison, "We've never wanted anything more."
Sunset gets the book from her car instead of her locker.
The books that belong to Sunset and Celestia are switched. The book that Sunset carries has Celestia's cutie mark on it instead of her own and the book in Equestria has Sunset's cutie mark instead of Celestia's.
There is additional dialogue for the Mane Six in the scene in Equestria.
The gag where Applejack and Pinkie play cards is not present and neither is Rainbow's line before Twilight returns to Canterlot High.
Rainbow Dash shows Twilight videos of all the main five transforming, not just herself.
Twilight doesn't shout, "Friendship is magic!"
Rainbow Dash invites Twilight to be the newest member of the Rainbooms instead of Rarity.
The gag with Spike photobombing Rarity, Fluttershy, and Sunset's selfie is not present.
During the rehearsal at Sweet Apple Acres, instead of the Rainbooms completely failing to turn into their half-pony forms, they partially transform. For example, Pinkie Pie only gets one pony ear.
Adagio calls the Rainbooms "the Rainblossoms" instead of Aria. In addition, Trixie does not intentionally call the Rainbooms by the wrong name like "Rainbrooms" or "Raingoons".
During Shake Your Tail, Twilight is mentioned to be playing tambourine and singing backup harmony, rather than Fluttershy.
The conversation between the Rainbooms before the semi-finals takes place in the janitor's closet instead of backstage. Additionally, during that conversation, Rarity is given a line of dialogue.
Whenever Trixie disappears, Pinkie doesn't catch her hiding.
During Awesome as I Wanna Be, Rainbow Dash's transformation is caused by Trixie holding up a poster of Twilight overshadowing her, rather than Rainbow just getting carried away.
Octavia's line "I knew she was still trouble" is given to a different girl and Octavia has a different line, "I'm a classically trained musician. It should have been me!"
"Return to the halls of Canterlot High and join the Equestria Girls for an original adventure in friendship and magic! Equestria Girls 4 is the fourth follow-up to fan-favorites, Through the Mirror, Rainbow Rocks, and The Mane Event."
In the auditorium, in addition to the rift showing the Everfree Forest, Sci-Twi sees a rift showing Ponyville Town Hall.
The P.A. announcement before the Acadeca by Luna is instead given in the auditorium.
Trixie makes a concoction that explodes instead of Derpy. In addition, the running gag of her "disappearing" after the smoke clears reappears here.
Applejack doesn't say, "Oh, it puts you on a field, all right."
Dean Cadance does not appear to be certain that CHS won the Tricross Relay and also does not instruct all students to proceed to the gym.
The rift in the sky after the Tricross Relay shows Rainbow Falls instead of the Equestrian night sky. Some of the water from the Falls pours on top of the Equestria Girls' heads.
Rainbow Dash corrects Cinch to say that only one of CHS's students had wings, adding, "And I didn't even cross the finish line."
The dialogue in the Wondercolts' corner before Capture the Flag is longer.
This additional exchange between Sunset and Midnight Sparkle:
Sunset Shimmer: You can't understand everything. No one can.
Midnight Sparkle: Oh, but I can! Oh, but I will!
While Midnight Sparkle is referred to by name in the narration, Sunset's alter ego, Daydream Shimmer, is not.
In the movie, Sour Sweet says, "Mostly it was her!" in reference to Principal Cinch. In the novel, she blames it on Sci-Twi, thereby invalidating her change of heart at the end of the movie.
When Cadance says to Sci-Twi that she will talk to Celestia about letting her transfer to CHS, she adds about Celestia, "She's like an aunt to me", in reflection of the relationship between Princess Celestia and Princess Cadance in Equestria.
Twilight appears out of the portal as soon as the girls get ready to wrap up their picnic, instead of in the middle of it.
After Twilight says, "Make that the second strangest", all the Equestria Girls laugh, happy to see her.
Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Twilight's Sparkly Sleepover Surprise by Perdita Finn is an original Equestria Girls chapter book published on May 17, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-26699-4.
"A brand-new adventure awaits our Equestria Girls at Camp Everfree and you can read all about it in this exciting chapter book!
Camp Everfree is in danger of closing down! It's up to our Equestria Girls and their newfound super abilities to throw a Crystal Gala fundraiser to show their support and help save the camp!"
Table of contents
A Midnight Nightmare
Sunny with Scattered Clouds
Magic Gets Off the Ground
Down at the Docks
Campfire After Dark
The Mysterious Case of the Crash Landing
All Alone in the Woods
A Natural Nature Guide
Hiking After Sundown
Sparks in the Dark
A Superpowered Afternoon!
On the Mystery Trail
A Fashion Show Fiasco
A Thorny Problem
Embrace the Magic!
A Crystal Ball
Differences between the book and the film
In Twilight's first nightmare, her friends have some extra dialogue, and in addition to Midnight Sparkle appearing, Twilight also transforms into Midnight Sparkle herself before she and the other Midnight Sparkle merge into one.
Spike has some extra lines before Twilight and Flash Sentry interact.
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Magic, Magic Everywhere! by Perdita Finn was published on June 6, 2017, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-43186-6. It is an adaptation of the Equestria Girls specials, "Dance Magic", "Movie Magic" and "Mirror Magic".
"Magical Mayhem and Mischief
Our Equestria Girls are back from an adventurous summer at Camp Everfree-but they can't relax quite yet! After saving the camp from disaster, they still have to raise the money to do necessary repairs, and a car wash might not cut it. The Equestria Girls are ready to try new things-starting with a mishmashed music video-and even get caught up in the world of movie magic. But when real magical powers come into play, the girls are going to have to use their own newfound powers and links to Equestria to save the day once again!"
Table of contents
Shimmers and Shivers
Splashes and Bubbles
Glimmers and Gleams
Smirks and Smiles
Giggles and Groans
Hooves and Helping Hands
Twirls and Swirls
Lights, Camera and Action
Clues and Calamities
Mishaps and Mysteries
Pudding and Pie
Answers and Apologies
Costumes and Credits
Mirrors and Magic
Wishes and Revenge
Worries and Concerns
Nowhere and Nothing
Friends and Faults
Stars and Shards
Mistakes and Forgiveness
Endings and... Beginnings!
Differences between the book and the specials
The events of all three specials are shuffled around to form one cohesive storyline.
The Crystal Prep girls only appear in the beginning of the book when Rarity signs up at the mall and are not seen or heard from again. As a result, the subplot about the Crystal Prep girls attempting to steal the Equestria Girls' video concept as their own is dropped.
Sugarcoat says that only three weeks have passed since the Friendship Games, while she says it has only been "a few months" in the special.
No mention is made of Dean Cadance becoming the principal of Crystal Prep.
The portal is still referred to as the Wondercolt statue, even though the statue was destroyed in Friendship Games, and has not been rebuilt since.
Sunset Shimmer is not present in the scene where Rarity presents her idea, since she is back in Equestria.
The scenes of Rarity presenting her idea and the girls coming up with music video concepts are combined into one scene.
Starlight Glimmer suggests to Rarity the concept of the music video instead of Rarity coming up with it on her own.
In the novel, the Equestria Girls still have their cell phones on hand while on the set of the Daring Do movie. Sunset uses it to receive updates from Starlight, who is following traces of Equestrian magic. Rainbow Dash attempts to use her phone to contact the other girls while she's trapped in the storage closet but she does not have the signal. In the specials, their phones were all confiscated by security.
The nervous P.A. who mistakes the Equestria Girls for actresses is female instead of male.
Canter Zoom is also the director of the Power Ponies movie, instead of the generic director in the special.
When trapped in the net, Rarity uses her geode to help them escape.
Juniper Montage's usher uniform is only a pair of black pants and a white shirt with her name tag on it, with no mention of her crazy hat or her red blazer.
Juniper imitates the sound of radio static on her walkie-talkie by crinkling a piece of paper, rather than making "pssssh" sounds with her mouth.
The clerk at the sunglasses kiosk is also female instead of male.
The mirror makes the Equestria Girls disappear one by one instead of all at once.
Rather than merely attempting to grab the mirror from the Juniper monster's grasp, Starlight attempts to distract her by pretending to be a newspaper reporter wanting an exclusive interview with her.
"Join Sunset Shimmer, Twilight Sparkle, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, Apple Jack[sic], and Fluttershy as they rely on their special friendships to guide them through the highs and lows of being students at Canterlot High."
Differences between the book and the special
Songs are replaced by dialogue, as usual. Thus, two lines that break the fourth wall are not included.
In the special, Trixie wants to be named the "Greatest and Powerfullest". In the novel, she uses the grammatically correct "Greatest and Most Powerful", so Sunset's line about "Powerfullest" not being a word is replaced by her claim that it is not a real Superlative.
At the beach, after touching Applejack, Sunset touches Rainbow to see her image disappearing from the relay at the Friendship Games. (A scene later added to the extended version.)
Sunset's diary conversation with Princess Twilight takes place in Sunset's bedroom rather than on the beach.
Princess Twilight's reaction to the reveal of the restricted section of the Canterlot Library is a little less intense than depicted in the special.
The scene of Princess Celestia showing Sunset and Princess Twilight the broken-down library catalog machine. (A scene added later to the extended version.)
In the novel, Sunset's response to Twilight asking about the trials of Clover the Clever make it clear that she is not really familiar. In the special, her response is a little more ambiguous.
After Trixie mentions pulling a rabbit out of a hat, a brief gag is added where she pulls Angel Bunny out of a hat, to the ire of Fluttershy.
A scene in which Trixie and Sunset interrogate Micro Chips is added. (A scene later added to the extended version.)
In the scene in the special, Micro Chips offers a half-chewed carrot stick. In the novel, he offers creamed toast.
In the novel, after Trixie is insulted at Sunset's insistence of putting Wallflower's garden in the yearbook, Sunset indicates to Trixie that Wallflower is a lead.
In the special, Sunset simply runs in front of Flash Sentry's car. In the novel, she is nearly run over by the car.
Rainbow Dash Brings the Blitz
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Stories: Rainbow Dash Brings the Blitz by Arden Hayes was published April 3, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-47563-1.
When Rainbow Dash's favorite new sport, Blitzball, finally starts a league at Canterlot High, she can't wait to try out! Even though she's the best player on the field, the new head coach, Blitzball champion Comet Chaser, has a rule: no girls allowed! But Rainbow Dash isn't about to let that get in her way. She and all her friends challenge the boys to Blitzball game-and if her team wins, Rainbow Dash and any other girl who plays well can join the league. Will Rainbow Dash blitz her way to victory?"
Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Sparks
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Stories: Twilight Sparkle's Science Fair Sparks by Arden Hayes will be published June 5, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-47568-6.
"Welcome to the Equestria Science Fair!
Canterlot High and Crystal Prep Academy are coming together for the first-ever Canter-Crys science fair! While Twilight Sparkle loves science, she's nervous about seeing her old classmates again-that is, until she discovers that she's been partnered with a charming new Crystal Prep boy named Rising Star. But as Twilight falls under his spell while they create their own party mood modificator, Flash Sentry, Sunset Shimmer, and the rest of her friends suspect Rising Star is up to something wicked. Will Twilight's project win first prize...or cause chaos at Canterlot High?"
Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Canterlot High Stories: Pinkie Pie and the Cupcake Calamity by Arden Hayes will be published October 2, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-41342-8.
"Pinkie Pie loves her job at Sugarcube Corner. She gets to work on perfecting the best cupcake recipe EVER, and is always surrounded by treats! Things seem like they're going to get even sweeter when Rarity becomes the new cashier, but it turns out that Pinkie and Rarity don't always see eye-to-eye on customer service. Just when Pinkie Pie thinks her predicament couldn't get stickier, a big corporate bakery moves in across the street and steals all of Sugarcube Corner's business. Can Pinkie Pie and Rarity work together and find a way to save Canterlot High's favorite bakery?"
My Little Pony: Princess Celestia and the Summer of Royal Waves by G. M. Berrow is the first entry in a four-book miniseries called "The Princess Collection". It was published on April 7, 2015, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-41086-1.
"Princess Celestia is an Alicorn and co-ruler of Equestria alongside her younger sister, Princess Luna. In addition to her responsibility of raising the sun, she has also been the mentor of Twilight Sparkle and Sunset Shimmer. Learn more about her in this original adventure!"
Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon
My Little Pony: Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon by G. M. Berrow is the second entry in the "Princess Collection" mini-series. It was published on November 3, 2015, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-30169-5.
"Princess Luna used to be the villainous Nightmare Moon. Now reformed, she's still getting used to palace life with her sister Celestia. Read more about fan-favorite character, Luna, in this original story."
Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden
My Little Pony: Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden by G. M. Berrow is the third entry in the "Princess Collection" mini-series. It was published on May 17, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-38930-3.
"Love is in the air--or at least it should be on Hearts and Hooves Day! But when an outbreak of the pony sniffles turns this loving holiday into a disaster, Princess Cadance must find a way to get everypony through the winter blues. And what better way than a Garden Hearts Celebration? With helping hooves from Crystal Empire School students, Cadance creates a garden of beautiful wonders to lift spirits. However, not long after the festival's in blood[sic], strange things start to happen. Some ponies can't stop giggling and others seem hypnotized. It's up to Cadance to find the root of the problem!"
Princess Twilight Sparkle and the Forgotten Books of Autumn
My Little Pony: Princess Twilight Sparkle and the Forgotten Books of Autumn by G. M. Berrow is the fourth entry in the "Princess Collection" mini-series. It was published on November 1, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-38996-9.
"At the Ponyville Schoolhouse, there's a new student! She's a young Unicorn named Lilymoon, and she's...well...different. She never smiles, her cutie mark is a spooky moon on top of a spell book, and she clearly seems to have no interest in making friends with anypony! One day, strange things start happening around the Schoolhouse, and Lilymoon is the prime pony suspect! Can the Cutie Mark Crusaders find out what Lilymoon wants before it's too late?"
The Tail of the Timberwolf
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: The Tail of the Timberwolf by "Penumbra Quill" is the second entry in the "Ponyville Mysteries" mini-series. It was published on July 3, 2017, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-43190-3.
"Sweetie Belle and the other Cutie Mark Crusaders can't wait for Zipporwhill's birthday party! When the big day arrives, things are going great, that is...until an angry Timberwolf appears! But where did the Timberwolf come from in the first place? And why did it seem more interested in candy than in any of the ponies? The Cutie Mark Crusaders are on the case, and their new friend, Lilymoon, has a hunch they're dealing with a were pony-a pony who turns into a Timberwolf! Can they[sic] gang solve the case in time and save whoever this poor pony is?"
Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: Riddle of the Rusty Horseshoe by "Penumbra Quill" is the third entry in the "Ponyville Mysteries" mini-series. It was published on October 3, 2017, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-55739-9.
"Join the Cutie Mark Crusaders–Sweetie Belle, Apple Bloom, and Scootaloo–as they read mysteries, legends, ghost stories, and every other kind of tale that makes a mane stand on end. From Ponyville School classmates to Rainbow Dash to the Princess of the Night herself, you never know who else…or what else…awaits as they set out to solve seeming supernatural mysteries around Ponyville."
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: Peryton Panic by "Penumbra Quill" is the fourth entry in the "Ponyville Mysteries" mini-series. It was published on January 2, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-55743-6.
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: Cursed Crusaders by "Penumbra Quill" is the fifth entry in the "Ponyville Mysteries" mini-series. It was published on April 3, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-47571-6.
Journey to the Livewood
My Little Pony: Ponyville Mysteries: Journey to the Livewood by "Penumbra Quill" is the sixth entry in the "Ponyville Mysteries" mini-series. It will be published on June 5, 2018.
"While Princess Twilight Sparkle is busy with preparations for Equestria's first ever Friendship Festival, a foreign power is planning its attack. The Storm King has sent his most trusted lieutenant, Tempest Shadow-a Unicorn with a broken horn-to scout her former home. But Tempest wasn't always eager to do a villain's bidding...
Find out how a sweet and kind pony became one of the most feared throughout the land and get ready for My Little Pony: The Movie, coming to theaters October 6, 2017! Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity, and Fluttershy on the adventure of their lives!"
My Little Pony: The Movie: The Junior Novel
My Little Pony: The Movie: The Junior Novel and My Little Pony: The Movie: The Deluxe Junior Novel by G. M. Berrow were published on August 29, 2017, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-55762-7 (Junior Novel) and ISBN 978-0-316-55764-1 (deluxe). Its story is an adaptation of My Little Pony The Movie based on the screenplay by Meghan McCarthy and Rita Hsiao. The difference between the junior novel and the deluxe junior novel is while the junior novel includes eight pages of full-color stills from the film, the deluxe junior novel includes that as well as a fold-out poster.
"This exciting deluxe junior novel is based on My Little Pony: The Movie, releasing in theaters October 2017, and will feature a full color insert with still from the film! Join Twilight Sparkle, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Applejack, Rarity, and Fluttershy on the adventure of their lives!"
Many lines of dialogue are different, omitted, and/or replaced by the narrator saying them.
Pinkie offers the breath mint to the fish creature, rather than the pig creature.
Capper mistakes Spike for a "baby crocodile" and asks Twilight if he is house-trained.
A brief scene in Capper's manor is added in which Twilight asks Capper what he knows about the Queen of the Hippos, which Capper lies about, then offers Fluttershy some tea.
Upon reaching Captain Celaeno's airship, the Mane Six mistake the birdlike crew for griffons, assume them to be potential allies, and decide to remain on board, as opposed to simply being afraid of getting caught.
After Captain Celaeno calls for lunch, Twilight asks if they can have some, rather than randomly joining them in the film.
Tempest points out to the pirates that they are not wearing their uniforms, with the pirates responding that they were having a pirate-themed party, arousing Tempest's suspicions of the ponies' presence.
The scene showing Twilight assembling the hot-air balloon is removed, going straight from Grubber discovering the Mane Six's map to the ponies in the balloon, describing the event in dialogue.
Shelly and Sheldon do not appear.
When Twilight gets captured, Spike isn't caught in a storm creature's clutches.
This line from Tempest, referring to the Princesses:
Tempest Shadow: [to Twilight] Wow, it's a good thing they're stone, right? So you don't have to see their disappointment in your complete, utter failure.
After the Storm King asks Tempest what she can do, Grubber does not insist, "Your bidding." Instead, the King sarcastically suggests, "Light a little candle with that sparkler of yours?"
The scene in which Capper, the pirates, and Skystar join the Mane Five and Spike's rescue party is described in narration.
The battle scene is shortened and does not include the gag in which Fluttershy gives therapy to a storm creature.
Twilight catches a petrified Tempest with her own magic instead of the staff's, despite having her magic stolen.
Twilight says, "Now we fix everything," and returns Equestria's magic instead of Tempest.
Songbird Serenade's performance takes place in the afternoon instead of the evening.
Skystar getting grounded by Queen Novo is never mentioned.
The final party scene mentions Spike getting along well with Grubber, when they never interact in the film.
The book ends with Tempest laughing with the Mane Six after revealing her real name, while the film ends with only Pinkie's reaction.
Pinkie Pie Steps Up
My Little Pony: Beyond Equestria: Pinkie Pie Steps Up by G. M. Berrow was published on January 2, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-55747-4.
"An exciting original middle grade paper-over-board series featuring My Little Pony, and continuing the story from the upcoming feature film! In an exciting expansion to the My Little Pony world, the characters you know and love are off on brand new adventures!"
Rainbow Dash Rights the Ship
My Little Pony: Beyond Equestria: Rainbow Dash Rights the Ship by G. M. Berrow was published on February 6, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-55752-8.
"An exciting original middle grade paper-over-board series featuring My Little Pony, and continuing the story from the upcoming feature film! In an exciting expansion to the My Little Pony world, the characters you know and love are off on brand new adventures!"
Fluttershy Balances the Scales
My Little Pony: Beyond Equestria: Fluttershy Balances the Scales by Sadie Chesterfield will be published July 31, 2018, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-47566-2.
"An exciting original middle grade series featuring My Little Pony, and continuing the story from the upcoming feature film! In an exhilarating expansion to the My Little Pony world, the characters you know and love are off on brand new adventures!
More details to come, but this story will feature Fluttershy in Seaquestria!"