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Ever After High: Duchess Swan and the Next Top Bird:  A Little Pirouette Story (Digital Original)

by Suzanne Selfors Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 02, 2014)

This short story by Suzanne Selfors is a companion to her novel Next Top Villain. At Ever After High, Duchess Swan knows that her pet swan is the most talented bird of all -- even more talented than Daring Charming's...


417 World Children Stories: The Collection

by Patrick Healy Stergiou Limited (July 25, 2014)

417 famous stories from all over the world retold by the teacher Patrick Healy. Arabian Nights, Filipino Tales, Czech Tales, Grimm's Fairy Tales, Indian Tales, Japanese Tales, Native American Myths, Norse Myths,...


The Paper Sword: Spell Crossed

by Robert Priest Dundurn (July 26, 2014)

After shaking hands with a man with a red hand, Xemion and Saheni must flee their forest home and cross dangerous lands haunted by creatures caught in the forces of conflicting spells, while being pursued by...


The Rose Bride: A Retelling of "The White Bride and the Black Brid

by Nancy Holder & Mahlon F. Craft Simon Pulse (January 04, 2011)

"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless

When Rose's mother dies, her only comfort is the exquisite rose garden her mother left behind. The purple blossoms serve as an assurance of her mother's love. But Rose is dealt...


Free Story "The Girl Who Wanted to be a Princess" from Newfangled Fairy Tales

by Bruce Lansky Meadowbrook (March 11, 2014)

Michelle Koszlowski desparately wantes to be a princess until her wish comes true and she discovers what a pain royal life can be.

The full collection of ten contemporary fairy tales is the second in the critically...


Before Midnight

by Cameron Dokey & Mahlon F. Craft Simon Pulse (November 30, 2010)

"ONCE UPON A TIME"

IS TIMELESS

Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name. But before he abandons her for king and...


Cinderella and Other Stories from "The Blue Fairy Book"

by Andrew Lang Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Six tales — "Cinderella," "The Bronze Ring," "Felicia and the Pot of Pinks," "The White Cat," "The Story of Pretty Goldilocks," and "Snow-white and Rose-red"—will delight young and old. 23 illustrations....


The Storyteller's Daughter

by Cameron Dokey & Mahlon F. Craft Simon Pulse (June 30, 2008)

"ONCE UPON A TIME"IS TIMELESS

In a faraway kingdom, a king has been betrayed. Deeply hurt and bitterly angry, he vows never to be deceived again. Unfortunately, the king's plan to protect himself will endanger...


Wild Orchid: A Retelling of "The Ballad of Mulan"

by Cameron Dokey & Mahlon F. Craft Simon Pulse (January 19, 2010)

"Once upon a Time" Is Timeless

Wielding a sword as deftly as an embroidery needle, Mulan is unlike any other girl in China. When the emperor summons a great army, each family must send a male to fight. Tomboyish...


I Am Not Little Red Riding Hood

by Alessandro Lecis & Linda Wolfsgruber Sky Pony (November 01, 2013)

A little girl enters the snowy forest wearing a vibrant red scarf and holding a basket in hand. But don't be fooled--this is not a story about Little Red Riding Hood! The little girl soon meets, not an incredulous...


Roses

by Rose Mannering Sky Pony (November 01, 2013)

"As the gates clicked shut behind them, she heard the distant roar of a beast."

She bears no name. Her silvery appearance is freakish to the numerous inhabitants of Sago, the cosmopolitan capital of Pevorocco...


Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

by Melissa Marr & Tim Pratt Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 22, 2013)

The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.

From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales....


Of Witches and Wind

by Shelby Bach Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 23, 2013)

In this second book in a series that Kirkus Reviews calls a "fast-paced combination of middle school realism and fairy-tale fantasy," it's up to Rory to save the Ever After School--and deal with her father's...


Cloaked

by Alex Flinn HarperTeen (February 01, 2011)

I'm not your average hero. I actually wasn't your average anything. Just a poor guy working an after-school job at a South Beach shoe repair shop to help his mom make ends meet. But a little magic changed it...


Epic: The Junior Novel

by Annie Auerbach HarperFestival (April 09, 2013)

From the creators of Ice Age and RioEpic tells the story of a hidden civilization. The battle between good and evil rages until a teenage girl is magically transported into this forest kingdom to help...


The Red Shoes

by Blago Kirof & Maria Tsaneva eBookIt.com (March 08, 2013)

The Red Shoes is a fairy tale by Andersen first published in Copenhagen 7 April 1845. The story is about a girl forced to dance continually in her red shoes.This children's e-book is fully illustrated all-color....


Sisters Red

by Jackson Pearce, Michal Friedman, Erin Moon & Suzanne Toren Hachette Book Group (June 07, 2010)

Scarlett and Rosie March have spent years hunting the Fenris--werewolves who took Scarlett's eye in a brutal attack years ago. Donning blood-red cloaks and wielding sharp hatchets, the sisters kill the Fenris...


The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

Sol and Connie Adventures #1

by Keith McGowan & Yoko Tanaka Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 31, 2009)

When Sol and Connie Blink move to Grand Creek, one of the first people to welcome them is an odd older woman, Fay Holaderry, and her friendly dog, Swift, who carries a very strange bone in his mouth. Sol knows...


The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

by L. Frank Baum & Charles Santore Running Press Kids (October 16, 2017)

This classic Christmas story about the origins of Santa has been updated with beautiful and timeless illustrations by an award-winning illustrator.

Santa Claus hasn't always lived at the North Pole . . .

In...


Sootypaws: A Cinderella Story

by Maggie Rudy Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 27, 2020)

With intricate dioramas, Maggie Rudy's Sootypaws: A Cinderella Story retells the classic fairy tale--with a modern twist!

Sootypaws the mouse lives with her stepmother and sisters, who are rats in all senses...


The Crocodile and the Scorpion

by Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley Roaring Brook Press (November 11, 2013)

It's hard to make friends when you're always stinging or biting someone...

Down by the great big, brilliant blue river, a not-so-bright crocodile and an equally pea-brained scorpion lived peacefully by themselves....


Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates

by April Jones Prince & Steven Salerno Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 20, 2017)

A fun and clever picture book retelling of Goldilocks--with pirates!

Once upon a seaworthy sloop lived three pirates: the big, pilfering Papa, the medium-sized, menacing Mama, and the small, bonny Baby, a pirate-in-training....


The Ant and the Grasshopper

by Rebecca Emberley & Ed Emberley Roaring Brook Press (October 15, 2012)

While hard at work on her chores, an ant hears the wonderful clickety click chirrup of music coming from the distance. Although she knows she should focus on the task at hand, she can't help but explore the...


Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child

by Paul Fleischman & Julie Paschkis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 22, 2019)

Drawing from African, Asian and European folklore Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child: A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story retells the classic fairy tale in a single narrative through multiple world cultures....


First Light, First Life

by Paul Fleischman & Julie Paschkis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 19, 2016)

In this companion to Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal, Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis turn to the universal story of creation.

In the beginning there was only darkness. . . . There was fire...


Princess Tales

by Grace Maccarone & Gail de Marcken Feiwel & Friends (October 14, 2013)

Once upon a time. . .

A princess danced, a princess dreamed, another found a pea.

One kissed a frog, one saved a bird, another crossed the sea.

One ate an apple, one tamed a beast, one lost a satin shoe.

And another...


Princess Tales Around the World

by Grace Maccarone & Gail de Marcken Feiwel & Friends (February 06, 2017)

ONCE UPON A TIME...

A princess laughed, A princess sang, Another made a trade.

One told stories, One was kind, Another refused to wed.

One cast spells, One was cursed, Another silently sewed every day.

And one...


The Great Gran Plan

by Elli Woollard & Steven Lenton Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 17, 2019)

From the author of The Giant of Jum comes The Great Gran Plan, Elli Woollard's rollicking new rhyming fairytale retelling in which one of the Three Little Pigs must save Little Red Riding Hood's granny.

In this...


The Guardians: Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King; E. Aster Bunnymund and the Warrior Eggs at the Earth's Core!; Toothiana, Queen

by William Joyce Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 16, 2012)

This ebook boxed set of the first three Guardians books is the perfect companion to the Rise of the Guardians movie!

Of course you know the Guardians. You've known them since before you can remember and you'll...


Christmas Carol & the Shimmering Elf

by Robert L. Fouch Sky Pony (November 05, 2019)

The battle for Christmas, and the world itself, is about to begin.

When Christmas Carol, a Defender of Claus, is suddenly yanked into a portal by her Elven grandmother, she doesn’t immediately understand what’s...


Ogre Enchanted

by Gail Carson Levine & January LaVoy HarperCollins (October 16, 2018)

Set in the world of the Newbery Honor-winning Ella Enchanted, this tale by beloved author Gail Carson Levine stars a clever heroine who is determined to defy expectations--and outwit a fairy's curse.

Evie is...


The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

by Christopher Healy & Bronson Pinchot Walden Pond Press (May 01, 2012)

Prince Liam. Prince Frederic. Prince Duncan. Prince Gustav. You've never heard of them, have you? These are the princes who saved Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, and Rapunzel, respectively, and yet,...


The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw

by Christopher Healy & Bronson Pinchot Walden Pond Press (April 29, 2014)

The League of Princes returns in the hilariously epic conclusion to Christopher Healy's hit series, which Kirkus Reviews called "part screwball comedy, part sly wit, and all fun" in a starred review!

Prince Liam....


The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle

by Christopher Healy & Bronson Pinchot Walden Pond Press (November 26, 2013)

Your favorite princes and princesses are back in the hilarious and action-packed sequel to the breakout hit The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by author Christopher Healy, which the New York Times selected...


Leaping Beauty

by Gregory Maguire HarperAudio (November 23, 2004)

Who better to wreak havoc with eight beloved fairy tales than Gregory Maguire, the brilliant, funny, and nationally best-selling author of the adult novel Wicked as well as the hilarious middle-grade series...


The Wish Giver

by Bill Brittain & William Dufris HarperCollins (May 05, 2009)

A Newbery Honor Book that the New York Times called "an eerie delight," The Wish Giver is an engaging literary folk story about those who get what they wish for--whether they want it or not.

The people of...


A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys

by Nathaniel Hawthorne, David Thorn & Bobbie Frohman Alcazar AudioWorks (February 20, 2014)

The colorful characters from Greek mythology come alive in exciting adventures captured by the author of The House of the Seven Gables and The Scarlet Letter. Ride Pegasus, open Pandora's Box, slay Medusa with...


The People Could Fly

by Virginia Hamilton & Andrew L. Barnes Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), a giant in the world of children's literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius...


Christopher Robin: The Novelization

by Disney Press, Elizabeth Rudnick & Steven Crossley Disney (July 24, 2018)

Once upon a time, there was a boy named Christopher Robin, who had many friends in the Hundred-Acre Wood. As time passed, the boy grew up, and he lost track of his friends. Then one day, a silly old bear with...


Maleficent

by Disney Press, Lucy Rayner & Elizabeth Rudnick Disney (April 29, 2015)

Maleficent was a different sort of faerie. For one thing, she was raised by all the Fair Folk after her parents were killed. For another, she believed there had to be some good in everyone, even humans. Happy...


Tangled

by Disney Press & Renee Raudman Disney (July 01, 2014)

Get ready for lots of fun and adventure when the swashbuckling thief Flynn Rider meets Rapunzel--the girl with seventy feet of magical hair. Together they go on wild, hilarious, and heartfelt adventures when...


Untamed

by A. G. Howard & Rebecca Gibel Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2015)

Alyssa Gardner went down the rabbit hole and took control of her destiny. She survived the battle for Wonderland and the battle for her heart. In this collection of three novellas, join Alyssa and her family...


Ensnared

by A. G. Howard & Rebecca Gibel Blackstone Publishing (January 06, 2015)

After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa hasembraced her madness and gained perspective. She's determined to rescue her twoworlds and the people and netherlings she loves, even if it means challengingQueen...


Book of a Thousand Days

by Shannon Hale, Chelsea Mixon & a full cast Blackstone Publishing (November 01, 2012)

When Lady Saren defies her father's command to marry the vicious Lord Khasar, she is sealed in a tower with only her serving maid, Dashti, for company. In their cramped, dark space Dashti pours her thoughts...


Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by The Brothers Grimm, Sharon Stone, Richard Hack & Dove Audio Raffin (May 16, 2017)

This retelling of the Brothers Grimm's classic tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is read by Sharon Stone, an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model best known for her Oscar-nominated role...


Red Riding Hood

by David Leslie Johnson, Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Erin Moon & Catherine Hardwicke Hachette Audio (January 25, 2011)

Valerie's sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henri, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter,...


Rags & Bones

by Bernard Setaro Clark, Mark Cabus, Reay Kaplan & Tim Pratt et al. Little, Brown Young Readers (October 22, 2013)

The best writers of our generation retell classic tales.

From Sir Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene to E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops," literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales....


There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Book

by Jomike Tejido & Caitlin Kelly Little, Brown Young Readers (October 01, 2019)

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs meets There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly in this clever, irreverent update of our most beloved children's classics.

The little old woman who lives in a book has lost...


Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella (Tyme #2)

by Megan Morrison & Susan Hanfield Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

This companion to Grounded combines humor, revolution, magic, and romance for the most delightful "Cinderella" retelling since Ella Enchanted. Ella Coach has one wish: revolution. Her mother died working in...


Wolf Hour, The

by Sara Lewis Holmes & David de Vries Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

A girl. A wolf. A red cape. And . . . pigs? In the vein of A Tale Dark and Grimm, this gorgeously written, endlessly surprising retelling explores the stories and wildness that define us. Welcome, my little...