Fairy Tale Picture Books

The Little Mermaid

Susan Blackaby

What happens when a mermaid falls in love with a human being? Find out in this retelling of the heart-tugging tale.

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Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Neil Philip, Hans Christian Andersen, Isabelle Brent

A new collection of Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tales. There are 12 stories which include old favourites such as The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea and The Snow Queen, as well as some less well known tales such as The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep and The Shadow.

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Brothers Grimm, Arthur Rackham

Twenty-two classic fantastical tales, such as "Rapunzel," "The Frog Prince," and "Rumpelstiltskin" are compiled in an anthology illustrated with color and black-and-white drawings.

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Lucy Cousins

The acclaimed creator of the Maisy series and other popular children's books revamps eight classic stories, from Little Red Riding Hood to The Musicians of Bremen, retaining all the emotion and humor from the original fairy tales.

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Hans Christian Andersen’s The Emperor’s New Clothes

Hans Christian Andersen, Virginia Lee Burton

Andersen's classic fairy tale retold from different points of view by twenty-three celebrities and depicted by twenty-three illustrators.

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Korean Children’s Favorite Stories

Kim So-Un

This colorfully illustrated multicultural Korean children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Korean Children's Favorite Stories is a captivating collection of Korean folktales for children which are still being told, just as they have been for generations. Some are Korean-specific, while others echo those told in other countries. Written with wit and pathos, they unveil the inevitable foibles of people everywhere and expose the human-like qualities of animals and the animal-like qualities of humans. Pulsating with the rhythm of life and the seasons, these Korean fables transport the reader to a wonderland where ants talk, a baby rabbit outwits a tiger, a tree fathers a child, and a toad saves a whole village. Korean stories include: The Story Bag The Pheasant, the Dove, and the Magpie The Bridegroom's Shopping The Bad Tiger The Great Flood The Pumpkin Seeds The Grateful Tiger The Three Princesses And more… The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

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The Woman Who Flummoxed the Fairies

Heather Forest

According to this Scottish folktale, long ago sweet-toothed fairies flew into people's homes and feasted on leftover cake crumbs. But the King of the Fairies was annoyed that crumbs never remained from the very best cakes baked by the talented bakerwoman so he orders the fairies to capture her and bring her down to the Fairy Kingdom.

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The Other Side of the Story

Eric Braun

That's NOT the way it was! say five characters from some of the worlds most beloved fairy tales. In reality, Cinderella wasn't the sweetest belle of the ball. She was an annoying chatterbox. Jack was a petty thief. And Little Red Riding Hood? Spoiled rotten! Its all about point of view. Pull up a chair, and get the full scoop straight from the mouths of the wicked stepmother, the giant, the prince, Baby Bear, and the wolf. Get the Other Side of the Story!

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Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters

John Steptoe

Mufaro was a happy man. Everyone agreed that his two daughters were very beautiful. Nyasha was kind and considerate as well as beautiful, but everyone -- except Mufaro -- knew that Manyara was selfish, badtempered, and spoiled. When the king decided to take a wife and invited "The Most Worthy and Beautiful Daughters in the Land" to appear before him, Mufaro declared proudly that only the king could choose between Nyasha and Manyara. Manyara, of course, didn't agree, and set out to make certain that she would be chosen. John Steptoe has created a memorable modem fable of pride going before a fall, in keeping with the moral of the folktale that was his inspiration. He has illustrated it with stunning paintings that glow with the beauty, warmth, and internal vision of the land and people of his ancestors.

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You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You

Mary Ann Hoberman

Join the fun as familiar fairy tale characters take starring roles in this latest addition to the New York Times bestselling series YOU READ TO ME, I'LL READ TO YOU. Designed with budding readers in mind, each of the tales is set in three columns with color-coded type as a script for two voices to read separately and together. These tales with a twist will delight and amuse young readers!

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Puss in Boots

John Cech

Cech and Oberdieck, who created the critically acclaimed Classic Fairy Collection's version of "The Princess and the Pea," have teamed up once again to present a clever and enchanting retelling of one of the oldest fairy tales of all. Full color.

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The Cajun Cornbread Boy

Dianne de Las Casas, Marita Gentry

A freshly baked cornbread boy escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of hungry animals--as well as having a spicy encounter with an alligator--in this Cajun version of the Gingerbread Boy.

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The King & the Three Thieves: A Persian Tale

Kristen Balouch

King Abbas appears to get caught up in the schemes of three thieves but he has a few tricks of his own and ultimately saves his kingdom from starvation.

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A Child’s Book of Faeries

Tanya Robyn Batt

Stories, poems and snippets of faerie lore from Great Britain and Ireland.

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Tim O’Toole and the Wee Folk

Gerald McDermott

A very poor Irishman is provided with magical things by the "wee folk", but he must then keep his good fortune out of the hands of the greedy McGoons.

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Kinuko Y. Craft

This brilliant edition of a timeless story is sure to become the favorite of a generation. Readers young and old will be enchanted by the vision and mastery of Kinuko Y. Craft's luminous paintings, inspired by the lavish artwork of late seventeenth-century France and embellished with extraordinary borders and ornamentation. Rich with radiant color and astonishing detail, here is a dream come true for anyone who has ever believed in living happily ever after.

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The Adventures of Tom Thumb

Marianna Mayer

Despite his small size, Tom Thumb is determined to do anything and everything that everyone else can do--and sometimes even more. By the creators of Pegasus. 28,000 first printing.

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The Musicians of Bremen

Niroot Puttapipat

While on their way to Bremen, four aging animals who are no longer of any use to their masters find a new home after outwitting a gang of robbers.

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Snow White

Charles Santore

This exquisitely retold and newly designed edition remains faithful to the Grimms' beloved original. Featuring dreamy vistas, lush forests filled with animals, expressive characters, and an unforgettably beautiful heroine, it weaves a magical spell that will enchant children.

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Tom Thumb

Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm

Retells four classic Grimm's Brothers fairy tales, including "Tom Thumb," "The Fisherman and His Wife," and "Hans in Luck."

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The Three Princes

Eric A. Kimmel

In a richly illustrated tale with a Middle East setting, a beautiful and wise princess tests her three suitors by sending them into the world to bring back to her the rarest thing that they find.

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The Tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Eric Kimmel

A poor woodcutter discovers the hidden treasures of a band of robbers, survives great danger, and brings riches to his whole family.

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The Lady & the Lion

Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Rachel Louise Lawrence

“I shall eat anyone who tries to steal my singing, springing lark!” Rather than a rose and a beast, the Brothers Grimm version of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale begins with a request for a singing, springing lark and a prince cursed as a lion. The youngest daughter keeps her father’s promise and returns to the lion’s castle, where her adventure is only just beginning. For soon, with the assistance of the Sun, the Moon, and the Four Winds, she is forced to search for her lost love and save him from the grasp of an enchanted princess.

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Magic Gold Fish; A Russian Folktale


An elegantly designed picture book... There's a musical lilt to the telling, with each phrase having the same number of beats as the story marches to its inevitable end.

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The Happy Prince

Oscar Wilde, Elissa Grodin

While flying to a warmer climate, a little swallow stops to rest in the great city. His short stay is extended, however, when he takes refuge at, and then makes friends with, the golden statue of The Happy Prince. From high atop his pedestal in the city park The Happy Prince has a bird's-eye view of the sufferings of the people of the city. But, he is powerless to do anything. When the Prince entreats his new friend to stay and help him, a lesson in kindness and caring is in store for the little bird.

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The Princess and the Pea

Rachel Isadora

Determined to find the perfect princess to call his own, an African prince gives all his suitors a special test to see if they are as noble as they say.

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Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella

Tony Johnston

The Bigfoot Prince has his heart set on a big, hairy, odiferous bride, and Rrrrella, a perfect match, must get past her awful stepsisters and reach the annual forest fun-fest in time to win his heart. Reprint.

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Whuppity Stoorie

Carolyn White, S. D. Schindler

When a fairy woman cures her pig, Kate's mother has three days to guess the fairy's name or give Kate to her.

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Hansel and Gretel

Cynthia Rylant

When they are left in the woods by their parents, Hansel and Gretel find their way home despite an encounter with a wicked witch. 40,000 first printing.

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The Ugly Duckling

Hans Christian Andersen, Pirkko Vainio

An ugly duckling spends an unhappy year ostracized by the other animals before he grows into a beautiful swan.

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