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Twilight in a dream library S5E13
My Little Pony Friendship is Magic features a large number of books such as works of fiction, historical and/or informative texts, and other literary works in its universe. The following is a list of literature featured or mentioned in the show, accompanying promotional material, merchandise, etc.

The Adventures of Shadow Spade

The Adventures of Shadow Spade is a series of detective novels mentioned by Rarity in Rarity Investigates! Rarity creates a line of clothes inspired by the series, and she applies Shadow Spade's methods of deductive reasoning to her own investigation when helping clear Rainbow Dash of a crime.

Entries in the Shadow Spade series:

  • Shadow Spade and the Murgese Falcon

The Art of Invisibility Spells

The Art of Invisibility Spells is mentioned in It's About Time. Twilight Sparkle considers reading it at the same time as Thornhoof's Brief History of Canterlot before she is visited by herself from the future.

The Art of the To-Do List

Twilight Sparkle reshelf books 5 S02E10
The Art of the To-Do List is briefly featured in Secret of My Excess.

Astronomer's Almanac

Spike found the book S1E24
The Astronomical Astronomer's Almanac to All Things Astronomy is featured in Owl's Well That Ends Well. As the name suggests, it is a guidebook relating to astronomical figures including "stars, moons, planets, [and] the universe". Spike accidentally burns the book's pages with his fire breath.

A Brief History of the Wagon Harness

A Brief History of the Wagon Harness book S5E12
A Brief History of the Wagon Harness is briefly featured in Amending Fences. Twilight leaves a copy of the book on the ground in order to lure Moon Dancer to a party.

Bridle Buck's Boat Chants

Twilight levitates Bridle Buck's Boat Chants S6E2
Bridle Buck's Boat Chants is briefly featured in The Crystalling - Part 2. Twilight looks for a spell in it to restore the Crystal Heart.

Bygone Griffons of Greatness

Twilight "and according to this book" S5E8
Bygone Griffons of Greatness is featured in The Lost Treasure of Griffonstone. It is a historical text that details the history of the griffons and their home kingdom of Griffonstone.

Daring Do

Rainbow Dash holding Daring Do book S2E16
The Daring Do book series by A.K. Yearling is a series of fantasy adventure novels featured in several episodes of the series. It focuses on a world adventurer named Daring Do as she hunts for ancient and priceless treasures. Rainbow Dash becomes a fan of the series in Read It and Weep, and Twilight owns a copy of every entry in the series. In Daring Don't, it is revealed that the series' author A.K. Yearling is Daring Do herself.

Entries in the Daring Do series:

  • Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Stone
    • Alternatively titled Daring Do and the Quest for the Sapphire Statue
  • Daring Do and the Griffon's Goblet
  • Daring Do and the Abyss of Despair
  • Daring Do and the Razor of Dreams
  • Daring Do and the Ring of Destiny
  • Daring Do and the Trek to the Terrifying Tower
    • Alternatively titled Daring Do and the Trek of the Terrifying Towers
  • Daring Do and the Volcano of Destiny
  • Daring Do and the Marked Thief of Marapore
  • Daring Do and the Eternal Flower
  • Daring Do and the Forbidden City of Clouds
  • Daring Do and the Riddle of the Sphinx
  • Daring Do and the Curse of the Jungle Queen
  • Daring Do and the Secret of the High Cholesterol Test
  • Daring Do and the Legend of the Lost Art
  • Daring Do and the Treasure of Saddle Madre
  • Daring Do and the Query "Did You See the Sun Rise?"
  • Daring Do and the Grand Multiple Choice Pop-Quiz
  • Daring Do and the Tickets to the Opera
  • Daring Do and the Curse of Leg Day
  • Daring Do and the Great Ball of Yarn
  • Daring Do and the Quest for the Broccoli Casserole
  • Daring Do and the Gamesters of Triskelion
  • Daring Do and the Lost Opossum Tribe
  • Daring Do and the Great Fashion Crusade
  • Daring Do and the Treasure of Saddle Madre II
  • Daring Do and the Lost Word that Rhymes with Orange

The Elements of Harmony

See also: Merchandise#Reference books
Opening Book S01E01
The Elements of Harmony: A Reference Guide is a history book/storybook featured at the beginning of Friendship is Magic, part 1 and in several episodes afterward. Through the book, Twilight learns about the Elements of Harmony.

In The Return of Harmony Part 2, the book has been hollowed out in order to contain the Elements of Harmony. In Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1, Twilight learns about Lord Tirek through the book. In My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks, Twilight and her friends learn about the sirens through the book.

In a My Little Pony Equestria Girls Minis digital short, Twilight​[​specify​]​ makes popcorn while reading an at least externally similar book.[1][2]

Ferrets of Fairyland

Ferrets of Fairyland is mentioned in Owl's Well That Ends Well.

Ghosts, Goblins, & Ghoulish Figures

Ghosts, Goblins, & Ghoulish Figures is featured in The Show Stoppers. Twilight lends the book to the Cutie Mark Crusaders as they prepare for a talent show.

Hayhoof's Intonements

Twilight levitates Hayhoof's Intonements S6E2
Hayhoof's Intonements is briefly featured in The Crystalling - Part 2. Twilight looks for a spell in it to restore the Crystal Heart.

A Hearth's Warming Tale

Twilight starts reading the story S6E8
A Hearth's Warming Tale is featured throughout the episode A Hearth's Warming Tail. It is a storybook about a unicorn named Snowfall Frost, who hates Hearth's Warming but learns to embrace the holiday. Twilight Sparkle reads the story to Starlight Glimmer, and the characters within are depicted by Starlight and her friends.

History of the Crystal Empire

History of the Crystal Empire cover close-up S3E1
History of the Crystal Empire is featured in The Crystal Empire - Part 1. It is a history book that contains a detailed history of the Crystal Empire, including information about the Crystal Faire.

History of the Wonderbolts

Twilight levitating book S4E21
History of the Wonderbolts is featured in Testing Testing 1, 2, 3. It is a historical record that details the history of the Wonderbolts, from its initial founding to its most prominent members. Twilight uses the book to help Rainbow Dash prepare for her Wonderbolts Reserves exam.

Journal of Friendship

See also: The Journal of the Two Sisters#The Journal of Friendship
Friendship journal on the library floor S4E25
The Journal of Friendship is featured in several episodes in season four. After reading Princess Celestia and Princess Luna's journal in Castle Mane-ia, Twilight suggests that she and her friends keep their own journal.

Journal of the Two Sisters

See also: The Journal of the Two Sisters
Twilight proposes a journal S4E03
The Journal of the Two Sisters is featured in Castle Mane-ia. It is the official journal that Princess Celestia and Princess Luna kept while growing up. Twilight reads the journal and is inspired to keep her own journal.

The Life and Times of Morari the Maneless

Moon Dancer excited to find another book S5E12
The Life and Times of Morari the Maneless is briefly featured in Amending Fences. Twilight leaves a copy of the book on the ground in order to lure Moon Dancer to a party.

Magical Compendium

Spike Stuck Under a Book S3E1
Volume 1-36 of the Magical Compendium is briefly featured at the beginning of The Crystal Empire - Part 1. It is a very large encyclopedia that Twilight scrambles to find for her magic test.

Magical Mysteries & Practical Potions

Magical Mysteries & Practical Potions is mentioned in Party of One. Spike confesses to Pinkie Pie that he accidentally spilled juice on Twilight's copy.

Modern Spellcasting

Twilight Sparkle reshelf books 4 S02E10
Modern Spellcasting is briefly featured in Secret of My Excess. While organizing the library, Twilight groups it under "Classics".

Monstrous Manual

Twilight "find anything, Spike?" S4E03
Monstrous Manual by Marey Hijinx is briefly featured without identification in Castle Mane-ia and featured and mentioned in the collectible card game.

Quoted excerpts from Monstrous Manual:

  • "HYDRA. Warning: when you chop off one head, two more grow back. Armor level: 5. Bite damage: 8."
  • "COCKATRICE. Warning: if you look it in the eye, you will be turned to stone."
  • "GREEN DRAGON. Sharp spines, rock-hard scales, firebreathing."
  • "CHANGELING. Shapeshifters who feed on love and sometimes other strong emotions."
  • "PLUNDERSEED VINE. Kill it with fire!"
  • "ARIMASPI. Cyclopean. Brobdingnagian. Big."
  • "TWITTERMITES. Electric insects. The further they spread, the stronger they zap."
  • "NOTE: The previous edition of this volume indicated that parasprites make a charming yet rugged pet for a young foal in your home. It is with regret I retract that statement wholeheartedly. Do not under any circumstances adopt a parasprite, and whatever you do, don't feed it after midnight!"

Mystic Maps and Mazes

Twilight levitates Mystic Maps and Mazes S6E2
Mystic Maps and Mazes is briefly featured in The Crystalling - Part 2. Twilight looks for a spell in it to restore the Crystal Heart.

Official Goof-Off Rulebook

Twilight levitating the goof-off rule book S4E12
The Official Goof-Off Rulebook is featured in Pinkie Pride. It is a guidebook for goof-offs that Twilight uses to explain the rules of Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich's goof-off.

Perplexing Pony Plagues

Perplexing Pony Plagues - Cutie Pox fig. 1+2 S02E06
Perplexing Pony Plagues is featured in The Cutie Pox and shown in the collectible card game. It is a guidebook relating to various afflictions and illnesses. Through the book, Twilight, Applejack, Apple Bloom, and Spike learn about the cutie pox.

Predictions and Prophecies

Twilight reading Mare in the Moon myth S1E01
Predictions and Prophecies is featured in Friendship is Magic, part 1 and in Amending Fences and mentioned in the collectible card game. Through the book, Twilight Sparkle learns about the Elements of Harmony and the legend of Nightmare Moon.

Principles of Magic

Moon Dancer levitates Principles of Magic first edition S5E12
Principles of Magic is briefly featured in Amending Fences. Moon Dancer gives Twilight a first-edition copy of the book.

Slumber 101

Rarity reading Slumber 101 S01E08
Slumber 101: All You've Ever Wanted to Know About Slumber Parties But Were Afraid to Ask is featured in Look Before You Sleep and mentioned in Amending Fences. It is a guidebook for slumber parties and sleepovers, featuring a step-by-step activity list and checklist.

Supernaturals

Spike showing Twilight a book S1E09
Supernaturals: Natural Remedies and Cure-alls That Are Simply Super is featured in Bridle Gossip. It is a medical book that contains natural remedies for supernatural ailments, including effects caused by poison joke. Twilight Sparkle and Zecora each own a copy.

Thornhoof's Brief History of Canterlot

Thornhoof's Brief History of Canterlot is mentioned in It's About Time. Twilight considers reading it at the same time as The Art of Invisibility Spells before she is visited by herself from the future.

Treatise on Ponies

Hayscartes' Treatise on Ponies is mentioned in Amending Fences.

Trotter's Tome of Reliquary

Twilight "Without this, I don't know" S6E2
Trotter's Tome of Reliquary is featured in The Crystalling - Part 2. Twilight finds the Relic Reconstitution spell in it to restore the Crystal Heart, but Flurry Heart accidentally destroys it with her magic.

Two-Headed Mythological Mysteries

Two-Headed Mythological Mysteries is briefly featured in Owl's Well That Ends Well.

Understanding Medieval Equestria

Twilight Sparkle reshelf books 3 S02E10
Understanding Medieval Equestria is briefly featured in Secret of My Excess. While organizing the library, Twilight groups it under "Pony History".

Wuthering Hooves

Angel holding a copy of Wuthering Hooves S5E23
Wuthering Hooves is briefly featured in The Hooffields and McColts. Fluttershy and her animal friends discuss the book during their Furry Friends Book Club.

Miscellaneous

IDW comics

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

  • 1001 Cakes for All Occasions Vol. 7: Issue #42 cover A
  • Advanced Placement Calculus: Issue #11 page 4
  • Art: Issue #42 page 6
  • The Art of Happiness: Issue #41 page 7
  • Autopsies for Fun and Profit: Issue #42 page 4
  • Babies 101: Issue #40 cover A
  • Captain's Log: Issue #44 SUB cover
  • Cave Dweller's Reference Guide: Issue #2 page 4
  • Classic Canterlot Party Tales: Issue #1 cover A
  • Classical Flugelhorn Marches and Tangos 3: Issue #11 page 4
  • Color Theory: Issue #42 page 6
  • Composition 4: Issue #11 page 4
  • Cover Run: Issue #42 page 6
  • Crafts: Issue #42 page 6
  • Crochet: Issue #42 page 6
  • Crochet for the Thumb Deprived: Issue #42 page 7
  • Dancing With 2 Left Hooves: Issue #1 cover A
  • Dragons & Dragons: Issue #20 Phoenix Comics & Games (and Everfree Northwest) cover RE
  • Elements of Magic by Galaxy: Issue #40 page 17
  • Equestrian Illustrations: Issue #42 page 7
  • Fun in 10 Easy Steps: Issue #1 cover A
  • Fun with Acids: Issue #42 page 4
  • Heart of Darkness: Issue #34 page 22
  • Herding Cats: Issue #1 page 7
  • History of Equestria Senior Edition: Issue #11 page 4
  • How Arrogance Can Work for You: Issue #1 cover E
  • How I Did It: Issue #1 page 7
  • How to Dance: Issue #1 cover A
  • Illustration: Issue #42 page 6
  • Incident at Santa Mira: Issue #1 page 7
  • Insectae: Issue #15 page 1
  • Is it Plagiarism or Is it Art?: Issue #42 page 11
  • Levitation: Issue #5 cover A
  • The Many Tales of How Star Swirl the Bearded Got His Hat: Issue #19 page 24
  • Marker Art: Issue #42 page 6
  • Monstrous Manual II: Issue #12 cover A
  • Organizing Fun: Issue #1 cover A
  • Painting: Issue #42 page 6
  • Painting with Oils: Issue #42 page 7
  • Party Planning & You: Issue #1 cover A
  • The Princess' New Dress: Issue #42
  • Progress on Sunset Shimmer: Issue #12 page 12
  • ROTC 1 Canterlot Royal Guard Program: Issue #11 page 4
  • Royal Guard ROTC Tra[...]ng: Issue #12 cover A
  • Rustic Charms: Issue #25 page 1
  • Sculpting: Issue #42 page 6
  • Secrets of the Other Side Vol. 42-B: Issue #17 page 16
  • Space Fashion: Issue #44 SUB cover
  • To Serve Ponies: Issue #1 page 7
  • Villains, Monsters, And Ne'er-Do-Wells: Issue #25 covers A and RI
  • Why Apes Will Rule: Issue #1 page 7
  • Yellow Book: Canterlot and Surrounding Suburbs: Issue #41 page 20
  • Yellow Book: Manehattan and Surrounding Boroughs: Issue #41 page 20
  • Yellow Book: Ponyville: Issue #41 page 20

My Little Pony Micro-Series

  • 101 Cupcakes: Issue #8 page 15
  • Canter in the Sky by Jade Singer: Issue #1 page 6
  • Care & Feeding of Magical Animals: Issue #9 page 7
  • Ethereal Haircare: Issue #8 page 15
  • Flowers for Algernon: Issue #9 page 18
  • The Horseback of Notre Dame: Issue #1 page 6
  • How to Train Your Baby Dragon: Issue #1 page 8
  • Magic 101: Issue #9 page 7
  • Mare About You: Issue #1 page 9
  • Neigh of the Warrior: Issue #1 page 9
  • Of Ponies and Prejudice: Issue #1 page 6
  • The Official Handbook of the Marble Universe: Your Guide to Everyone's Favorite Metamorphic Rock: Issue #1 page 9
  • Reading Made Easy: Issue #9 page 18
  • Re-Cant by Jade Singer: Issue #1 page 22
  • The School for Gifted Unicorns By-Laws: Issue #8 page 15
  • The Start of War by Mule Tzu: Issue #2 page 10
  • The Unbridled Stallion: Issue #3 page 6

My Little Pony: Friends Forever

My Little Pony Annual 2013

  • 13 Ghosts: page 5
  • Advanced Elemental Magical Practices: page 2
  • Beware the Titans: page 5
  • Black Magic: page 5
  • Canterlot Castle: A History Vol. II: page 5
  • Condestoga Cannibalism: page 5
  • Cortexiphan: page 7
  • Creation of Discord: page 6
  • Crisis of Infinite Equestrias: page 5
  • Crossing Over by Bell and Bishop: page 5
  • The Cruel Horseshoes by Martin: page 5
  • Evil: page 5
  • Evil Origins of Canterlot: page 5
  • Exorcoltism: page 5
  • The First Ponies: page 5
  • Ghosts: page 6
  • The Haunting of Hill Horse: page 5
  • The Headless Horse: page 5
  • History of Aquastria: page 6
  • History of the Preservers: page 5
  • How to Stop the Unicorn Uprise: page 5
  • Infamous Cemeteries of Equestria: page 5
  • Kelpies: page 5
  • Legends: page 6
  • Lovecolt: page 5
  • The Mare in Black: page 5
  • Memento Mori: page 5
  • The Observers: page 5
  • The Origin of the Diamond Dogs: page 5
  • Origin of the Everfree Forest: page 5
  • The Pegasus Prophecy: Evil of the Skies: page 5
  • Pony War Stories: page 5
  • The Ponyville Horror: page 5
  • Quantum Physics by S. Beckett: page 5
  • Salem's Stable: page 5
  • Sea-Ponies: page 6
  • Secrets of Nightmare Moon: page 5
  • Soylent Green Recipes: page 5
  • Spells: page 5
  • There is More Than One of Everything: page 5
  • Through the Looking Glass: page 4
  • True Tales of Trotsylvania: page 5
  • War of the Zebras: page 5
  • Who Do the Changelings Work For?: page 5
  • Who Was Megan?: page 5
  • Will Disco Survive?: page 6[3]
  • The Witch Queen of New Horseleans: page 5
  • World Domination and You: page 6
  • Zebra Magic: page 5
  • ZFT: page 5

My Little Pony: Art is Magic

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Storybooks

Chapter books

Magazines

My Little Pony

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Collectible card game

The Art of Fun

The Art of Fun by Pinkie Pie is mentioned in the collectible card game.

Quoted excerpts from The Art of Fun:

  • "If you cannot convince a new friend to take home some cake, then plaster her with cake. She won't have a choice."
  • "To become a master of fun, one must BECOME the fun. No song is too silly. No outfit too preposterous."
  • "When bringing fun to a troublesome new friend, sometimes the best kind of action is a distr-action."
  • "Every pony one meets is a new friend. Be certain to inform them of this. Repeatedly, if necessary."
  • "Only in a dire grumpiness emergency may one call upon the ultimate secret weapon: the impromptu musical number."
  • "While juggling, do not fear dropping the objects. Instead, fear that the objects will drop you."
  • "To mime is boring. To jest, divine."
  • "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a pony healthy, wealthy, and capable of partying all night long."
  • "As a great party scholar once said, 'Rock and roll all night, and party every day.'"
  • "A party of one is still a party if the one is having fun. (Note: The one usually isn't having fun.)"
  • "Bigger is not always better. However, sometimes bigger can be really, REALLY cool."
  • "Always carry an extra straw. When those who oppose you claim that, "This is the last straw," you will have the upper hoof."

Magic Item Compendium

Magic Item Compendium by Marey Hijinx is mentioned in the collectible card game.

Quoted excerpts from Magic Item Compendium:

  • "ALICORN AMULET. Increases inherent magic in user immensely. Cursed to make user paranoid, delusional, and really quite a brat."

Untitled Mare Do Well fanfiction

Untitled Mare Do Well fanfiction by Scootaloo is mentioned in the collectible card game.

Quoted excerpts from Untitled Mare Do Well fanfiction:

  • "The valiant vigilante Marvelous Mare Do Well stood vigilant vigil from her heroic high ground!"

Promotional

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References

  1. MLP Equestria Girls Minis UK | Pinkie Pie's Slumber Party | Twilight Sparkle. YouTube (2016-01-08). Retrieved on 2016 January 15.
  2. MLP: Equestria Girls Minis - Pinkie Pie's Slumber Party ft. Twilight Sparkle. YouTube (2016-02-11). Retrieved on 2016 February 11.
  3. My Little Pony - Annual 2013. DeviantArt (2013-10-30). Retrieved on 2016 January 15.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 Cover Photos. Facebook (2013-08-13). Retrieved on 2016 January 15.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 MLP Facebook Filled with Boooooks. Equestria Daily. Blogger (2013-08-12). Retrieved on 2016 January 15.

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