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My Little Pony chapter books (licensed by Hasbro) are a series of novellas based on the show published by Little, Brown and Company. Each chapter book in the series features a different pony character, has an original story that ties in with events in the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic show, and includes bonus activity pages. The series is to include one book by G. M. Berrow for each of the six pony main characters.[1] Books are being released every three months,[2] both in print and as e-books for Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, or iBooks. At least one of the MLP books that Berrow wrote has relationship to the fourth season of the show.[3]

Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell

Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell cover
My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell by G. M. Berrow, aka Gillian Berrow,[4] is the first book in the series. Steve Scott is credited for its cover design, and Meghan McCarthy was consulted about one part of its story.[5] Its story is set after the third season of the show, and its bonus activity pages are purple. Its cover and interior illustrations reuse artwork of Twilight Sparkle as a Unicorn, despite her being an Alicorn in its story. It was first published in February 2013, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-24755-9, as a Scholastic edition released through Scholastic Book Fairs,[6] was widely published on April 2, 2013, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-22819-0, and was republished on January 2, 2014, bearing ISBN 978-1-408-33123-1.[7] The Scholastic edition includes one more bonus activity page, "Friendship Is Magic", and the regular edition includes a thick page containing an exclusive giant Enterplay trading card,[8] a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic standee of Princess Twilight[9] Sparkle.[10] Chapter 1 and the bonus activity page "Make Your Mark" are also included in the IDW comics' My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Issue #6 and My Little Pony Micro-Series Issue #3.

Summary

"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!"[6]

Table of contents
Chapter titlePages
Chapter 1: A Crown Achievement 1-10
Chapter 2: A Foal House 13-22
Chapter 3: Empire State of Mind 25-31
Chapter 4: A Tail to Tell 33-46
Chapter 5: A Gift Horse 49-56
Chapter 6: On a Scroll 59-70
Chapter 7: Brainstorming the Castle 73-77
Chapter 8: Gilda's Got Game 79-87
Chapter 9: A Head in the Clouds 89-93
Chapter 10: Drinking the Lily Pad Slime 95-104
Chapter 11: Rallying the Hoofs 107-110
Chapter 12: Crystal Clear 113-118
Chapter 13: PFF to the Rescue 121-131
A Special Surprise


  • The Write Stuff
  • Make Your Mark
  • Cast a Spell
  • At a Loss for Words
  • Book Stars
  • Friendly Advice
  • A Daring Do Adventure
  • Wear It Well
  • Pony Scramble
  • Pony Trivia Time
  • Friendship Is Magic
135-160

Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!

Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party! cover
My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party! by G. M. Berrow is the second book in the series. Steve Scott is credited for its cover design. 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. It includes a thick page containing an exclusive giant Enterplay trading card,[11] a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic standee of Pinkie Pie.

Summary

"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?"

Table of contents
Chapter titlePages
Chapter 1: Welcome, Spring-Sproing Springtime 1-9
Chapter 2: Pinkie's Party Ponies 11-18
Chapter 3: The Road Less Sparkled 21-27
Chapter 4: The Spring-Sproing-Spring Party! 29-38
Chapter 5: Between a Rock Farm and a Hard Place 41-50
Chapter 6: The Pink Sheep of the Family 53-63
Chapter 7: Pinkamena Serious Pie 65-72
Chapter 8: Pinkie-less Party Planning 75-79
Chapter 9: Perusing Ponyville 81-85
Chapter 10: A Visit to Sugarcube Corner 87-91
Chapter 11: The Pinkie Trap 93-97
Chapter 12: A Peace of Pie 99-104
Chapter 13: Pinkie Takes Action! 107-111
Chapter 14: Pinkie Pie in the Sky 113-117
Chapter 15: The Rockin' Ponypalooza Party! 119-122
Chapter 16: A Rockin' Success 125-127
A Special Surprise


  • Party-Planning Word Search
  • Birthday Mix-Up
  • Rockin' Field Study
  • Awesome Costumes
  • Rock On Playlist
  • Pinkie Promises
  • Draw the Tail on the Pony
  • Party Cannon Predicament
  • Too Many Pinkie Pies!
  • Limestone and Marble Pie's Connect the Rocks
  • Plan a Pinkie-Perfect Party!
133-end

Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror

Equestria Girls Through the Mirror cover
My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror by G. M. Berrow is the first Super Special book.[12] Steve Scott is credited for its cover design. Its story is an adaptation of My Little Pony Equestria Girls based on the screenplay by Meghan McCarthy. It was published on on October 1, 2013, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-24762-7.[13]

Summary

For a summary of the story presented in the film, see My Little Pony Equestria Girls#Summary.

"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 titlePages
Chapter 1: The Princess Summit 1-14
Chapter 2: Sunset Shimmer Strikes at Night 17-25
Chapter 3: A Royal Predicament 27-39
Chapter 4: Through the Portal 41-48
Chapter 5: Storming the Castle 51-63
Chapter 6: Searching for Celestia 65-73
Chapter 7: A Lunchroom Divided 75-88
Chapter 8: Sunset Comes After Twilight 91-104
Chapter 9: The Wrong Kind of Attention 107-119
Chapter 10: The Definition of a Winner 121-132
Chapter 11: The Tails of Twilight Sparkle 135-142
Chapter 12: A Frame and a Flash 145-155
Chapter 13: The Truth About Equestria 157-163
Chapter 14: A Chance for the Dance 165-170
Chapter 15: The Canterlot High School Coronation 173-192
Chapter 16: The True Colors of Sunset 195-201
Chapter 17: After the Sun Sets 203-207
Chapter 18: Back to Equestria 209-216
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
217-end

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.
  • Twilight meets Rainbow Dash before ever bumping into Flash Sentry.
  • Pinkie Pie doesn't mention the human world's Twilight Sparkle and Spike.
  • Trixie is absent.
  • Sunset Shimmer is present during Twilight's scene in Vice Principal Luna's office.
  • Sunset threatens to destroy the portal to Equestria with a golf club instead of a sledgehammer.
  • Sunset transforms while inside the school gym instead of on the front courtyard.
  • Sunset's transformed form includes a gnarled horn.
  • 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 a magic beam 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.

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare

Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare cover

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. It includes a thick page containing an exclusive giant Enterplay trading card,[14][12], a My Little Pony Friendship is Magic standee of Rainbow Dash. Berrow was writing about the pony Rainbow Dash on March 20, 2013.[15][16]

Summary

"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?"[12]

Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity

Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity cover
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.[17] Its activity pages are violet.

Summary

"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!"[17]

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks

EG 2 Novel Cover

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks by Perdita Finn is a book published on April 8, 2014, bearing ISBN 978-0-316-28486-8.[18][19] It serves as a prequel to the upcoming film of the same name and is adapted from the animated shorts, which coincide with the film.

Table of contents
Chapter titile Pages
The Ponies in the Band
Guitar Centered
Dueling Guitars
Springtime's Soundtrack
The Case of the Missing Bass
Rock-and-Roll Hall of Shame!
Jam Session
A Walk on the Wild Side
The Pied Piper of Hamsters
Pinkie on the One
Drumroll, Please!
Snared!
Player Piano
Keyboard Magic
School of Rock
Music to Our Ears!
Dancing Room Only!

Differences between the book and the shorts

  • 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.
  • 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.

The Journal of the Two Sisters

The Journal of the Two Sisters book cover

My Little Pony: The Journal of the Two Sisters: The Official Chronicles of Princesses Celestia and Luna by Amy Keating Rogers is a novelization of Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's diary shown in the episode Castle Mane-ia. As a bonus, it also contains The Journal of Friendship written by the Mane Six throughout Season 4. It was published on June 10, 2014.[20]

Summary

"Travel back in time with young princesses Celestia and Luna to learn about what life was like in the Castle Of The Two Sisters, before they lived in Canterlot! In this replica of the magical sisters´ journal,read the firsthead accounts of building their castle in the Everfree Forest with the help of one famous bearded sourcerer, and find out how they got their cutiemarks by braverly protecting the ponies of Equestria together.Also inside: The Journal Of Friendship, a diary shared by princess Twilight Sparkle and her pals and there´s room for you to write your own friendship lessons.

As seen on the hit TV series"

Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo

Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo cover

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.[21]

Summary

"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!"[21]

The Daring Do Adventure Collection

A collection of three books starring Daring Do will be released on October 7, 2014.[22] The books are credited to A.K. Yearling, but in reality were written by regular author G. M. Berrow.[23] Books confirmed in the collection include Daring Do and the Marked Thief of Marapore, Daring Do and the Eternal Flower, and Daring Do and the Forbidden City of Clouds. The books will come in a cardboard replica of the book that hid the Ring of Destiny in Daring Don't along with a cardboard treasure chest and include a collectible golden mini Daring Do figure.

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event

Equestria Girls Rainbow Rocks The Mane Event cover
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks - The Mane Event by Perdita Finn is the upcoming junior novelization of the film My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. It is to be published on October 7, 2014.[24]

Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair

Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair cover

My Little Pony: Fluttershy and the Fine Furry Friends Fair by G. M. Berrow is an upcoming book. It is to be published as the sixth book in the series, bearing ISBN 9780316277198, on January 6, 2015.[25][1]

Summary

"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."[25]

See also

References

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  2. Little, Brown Books Covers, Press Release, and Piles of Information. Equestria Daily (2012-11-20). Retrieved on 2013 March 13.
  3. gmberrow: @Jyu_75 Yes... :). Twitter (2013-03-17). Retrieved on 2013 March 26.
  4. Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell by Gillian Berrow. Scholastic.com. Retrieved on 2013 March 13.
  5. MMeghanMcCarthy: @Yensid01 I haven’t read .... Twitter (2013-03-15). Retrieved on 2013 March 20.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Details on the Crystal Heart Spell Book. Equestria Daily (2013-02-22). Retrieved on 2013 March 13.
  7. Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell (My Little Pony). Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 May 12.
  8. My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 March 13.
  9. gmberrow: Don't forget- the book also .... Twitter (2013-03-26). Retrieved on 2013 March 26.
  10. 'My Little Pony': First Looks at New Books!. EW.com (2013-04-02). Retrieved on 2013 April 3.
  11. My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie and the Rockin' Ponypalooza Party!. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 March 13.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Fall 2013–Winter 2014 catalog. Little, Brown and Company (2013-03-13). Retrieved on 2013 April 26.
  13. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Through the Mirror. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 June 4.
  14. My Little Pony: Rainbow Dash and the Daring Do Double Dare. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 May 12.
  15. gmberrow: Which pony am I writing about .... Twitter (2013-03-20). Retrieved on 2013 April 1.
  16. gmberrow: @Dusty_Kat YOU WIN! Yaaaaaay! .... Twitter (2013-03-20). Retrieved on 2013 April 1.
  17. 17.0 17.1 My Little Pony: Rarity and the Curious Case of Charity. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 August 7.
  18. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on 2014 January 26.
  19. My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 2. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2013 November 25.
  20. Rogers, Amy Keating. My Little Pony: The Journal of the Two Sisters: The Official Chronicles of Princesses Celestia and Luna. Amazon. Retrieved on 2014 May 6.
  21. 21.0 21.1 My Little Pony: Applejack and the Honest-to-Goodness Switcheroo. Edelweiss. Retrieved on 2013 October 21.
  22. Hillary Busis (2014-01-30). 'My Little Pony': EW Exclusive Peeks at New Books. EW.com. Retrieved on 2014 January 30.
  23. My Little Pony: The Daring Do Adventure Collection Hardcover – October 7, 2014. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2014 February 3.
  24. Finn, Perdita (2014-03-03). My Little Pony: Equestria Girls 3. Amazon. Retrieved on 2014 March 3.
  25. 25.0 25.1 My Little Pony: Fluttershy And The Fine Furry Friends Fair. Hachette Book Group. Retrieved on 2014 April 21.

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