"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."
My Little Pony: The Trouble with Trixie by G. M. Berrow is an announced book in the series. It was announced as being published on February 9, 2016, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-30163-3, but has been delayed to January 10, 2017.
"A new My Little Pony chapter book featuring your favorite unicorn pony and traveling magician, Trixie! An original story."
"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.
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, 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!"