Rapunzel picked out The Wide-Awake Princess by E.D. Baker. She picked it because it was about a princess and the picture on the cover looked like the character Rapunzel. I glanced through it, and went ahead and bought it. We were both so pleased with this book. It appealed to her because it referenced a lot of different fairy tales and stories that she's familiar with, but still had it's own storyline. The characters were interesting and really held her attention. It also helped that I used fun voices when I read it. It appealed to me because while it was definitely a fun book, it was not just fluff. It was very well written and used a great vocabulary that I loved for Rapunzel.
We quickly ordered the sequel, Unlocking the Spell. We loved it as well. We are currently waiting on a box set of another series by the same author, that is backordered on amazon. While I still prefer to read classics during our family read-aloud time (we are currently reading Bridge to Terabithia, slighly edited as I read), I want to keep our bathtime reading a little lighter, so these books are perfect! It looks like there are still other books by this author that we will check out soon!