A Look at Five “The Little Mermaid” Books Coming Out in 2023

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There are quite a few books coming out this year for “The Little Mermaid”. The live action “The Little Mermaid” movie is releasing on May 26, 2023, with books in support of the film mostly releasing earlier than that (a “The Little Mermaid” Little Golden Book is scheduled to release August 1st and has not revealed any cover yet).

Here are five books for “The Little Mermaid”. Four are about the live action movie version with the last book being the Disney: The Little Mermaid Pop-Up Book that is based on the animated film. I will add the Little Golden Book and anything else when I see them pop up. More information about each book is at the link provided.

The Little Mermaid: Make A Splash (April 11th, 2023) – 40 pages, Disney Press

Explore under the sea and beyond with Ariel in the new picture book retelling of Disney’s live action The Little Mermaid!

Ariel is a curious mermaid who has always wanted to explore the human world! After saving a prince named Eric from a dangerous shipwreck, Ariel makes a deal with the Sea Witch, Ursula, so she can meet him and learn more about what life is like beyond her ocean home. But Ursula is full of tricks, and it will take all of Ariel’s courage to save the human world and the ocean from the Sea Witch’s devious plans.

The Little Mermaid: Guide to Merfolk (April 11th, 2023) – 192 pages, Disney Press

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about mermaids and more from Disney’s new live action film The Little Mermaid inside this gorgeous guidebook!

From Prince Eric’s royal library, this beautiful guidebook deep dives into the legends and lore surrounding the mermaids and their world from The Little Mermaid live action film. Learn more about the Seven Seas and the mermaid princesses who rule them, discover stories of sirens and sea witches, and come to know the legend of the coral moon. With gorgeous full-color illustrations throughout, this book is perfect for any reader who can’t get enough of mermaids.

The Little Mermaid: Against the Tide (April 11th, 2023) – 320 pages, Disney Press

An original novel written by New York Times best-selling author J. Elle inspired by Disney upcoming live action reimagining of The Little Mermaid.

After the death of Ariel’s mother, the queen of the sea, the seven daughters of King Triton have grown estranged at best. It’s been years since Ariel’s older sisters have visited home. But this year’s Coral Moon is fast approaching, and it’s a special one for Ariel. Finally fifteen, she will be dubbed the Protector of her very own ocean territory as is tradition, and her sisters have agreed to visit for the celebration.

World of Reading: The Little Mermaid: This is Ariel (April 11th, 2023) 32 pages, Disney Press

Meet Ariel, a mermaid princess, and her friends in this 32-page Level 2 World of Reading book.

Ariel is a mermaid who longs for adventure and to explore the human world! After making a deal with the sea witch, Ursula, will Ariel be able to find her voice? 

This book is part of Disney’s World of Reading series, which provides emerging readers with books that inspire and excite them, featuring characters they love. Each level is designed to help readers navigate the wonderful world of reading at just the right pace.

Disney: The Little Mermaid Pop-Up Book (March 21, 2023) Insight Editions, 5 pages

Discover a whole new world with Disney Princess: The Little Mermaid Pop-Up Book, an interactive pop-up retelling of the beloved Disney classic!

Relive the iconic story of The Little Mermaid in this intricate, interactive pop-up book! Featuring five giant “pops,” each page offers a new surprise! With state-of-the-art paper engineering and beautifully rendered illustrations, Disney Princess: The Little Mermaid Pop-Up Book brings the beloved characters and scenes of the film brilliantly to life, capturing the magical world of Ariel, from under the sea all the way to Prince Eric’s castle.


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