New Kids' Folk & Fairy Tales Books

Little Red Riding Hood / The Brothers Grimm ; illustrated by Bernadette Watts. cover
Retells the tale of a little girl on her journey through the woods.
La princesa and the pea / Susan Middleton Elya ; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. cover
"A rhyming twist on a classic fairy tale in which a queen places a pea under a young lady's mattress to see if she is truly a princess. Incorporates Spanish words and Includes a glossary"-- Provided by publisher.
Werewolves / by Erin Peabody ; art by Victor Rivas. cover
Discusses the myth of werewolves, covering sightings, historical tales, and their place in popular culture.
Unicorns / by Erin Peabody ; art by Jomike Tejido. cover
"Behind the Legend looks at creatures and monsters throughout history and analyzes them through a scientific, myth-busting lens, debating whether or not the sightings and evidence provided are adequate proof of their existence. In Unicorns, readers learnabout all the sightings and "proof" of them, from stories in history of people who sought unicorns, like Julius Caesar, Genghis Khan, and Marco Polo, to why they were hunted so fiercely. This book also discusses additional history about the creatures, such as why their horns were so valued in medieval times, their presence in pop culture, and people's ongoing search for unicorns in modern times. Complete with engaging anecdotes, interesting sidebars, and fantastic illustrations, this book is one kids won't want to put down!"-- Provided by publisher.
Dragons / by Erin Peabody ; art by Victor Rivas. cover
Presents stories of sightings throughout history of the mythical animal, the dragon, providing a history of the creatures and discussing their presence in pop culture.
A year full of stories / written by Angela McAllister ; illustrated by Christopher Corr. cover
Collects fifty-two folktales and legends from around the world, including tales commemorating such holidays and events as Chinese New Year, Purim, World Oceans Day, World Food Day, and Kwanzaa.
Twinderella : a fractioned fairy tale / Corey Rosen Schwartz ; pictures by Deborah Marcero. cover
"In this twist on the classic tale, Cinderella and her less-famous twin sister Tinderella leave splitting everything in half behind when each finds her own Prince Charming (with a little magical help from their fairy god-mother)"-- Provided by publisher.
Odd and the Frost Giants / Neil Gaiman ; illustrated by Chris Riddell. cover
An unlucky twelve-year-old Norwegian boy named Odd leads the Norse gods Loki, Thor, and Odin in an attempt to outwit evil Frost Giants who have taken over Asgard.
The monkey king : a classic Chinese tale for children / by David Seow ; illustrations by L.K. Tay-Audouard. cover
When the Jade Emperor, the ruler of the Heavens, becomes unhappy that China is in turmoil, Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy, presents a journey to the people that will restore peace, and Monkey, Pigsy, and Sandy join the quest.
Little Red and the very hungry lion / Alex T. Smith. cover
In this version of "Little Red Riding Hood," set on the African plains, Little Red realizes what the Very Hungry Lion is up to, and teaches him a lesson before generously sharing her donuts with him.
Japanese children's favorite stories / Florence Sakade ; illustrated by Yoshisuke Kurosaki. cover
Twenty traditional stories from Japan include the tales of Momotaro, the peach boy, the rabbit in the moon, and the tongue-cut sparrow.
It's not Jack and the beanstalk / written by Josh Funk ; illustrated by Edwardian Taylor. cover
Jack reluctantly goes along with a bossy narrator by trading his beloved cow for magic beans, throwing them out the window, climbing an enormous stalk, and stealing from a giant before he decides that the fairy tale is getting out of hand and takes chargeof the story for himself.
The hare and the hedgehog / The Brothers Grimm ; illustrated by Jonas Laustr©œer. cover
When the hedgehog challenges the hare to a race, the hare is confident he will win, but the hedgehog has a secret plan by which brains can overcome brawn.
The golden Mother Goose : 115 childhood favorites / selected by Jane Werner Watson ; illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. cover
Presents a collection of Mother Goose rhymes paired with illustrations by Caldecott Medalists.
City mouse, country mouse / Maggie Rudy. cover
City mouse William Gray and country mouse Tansy become good friends who enjoy visiting each other in the country and the city, but they miss each other when they are apart--is there a way for them to meet halfway without giving up the city and country lives they love?
Cinderella and the furry slippers / Davide Cali ; Raphaelle Barbanegre. cover
Cinderella has been planning to go to the ball with the perfect dress, a handsome prince, and a Fairy Godmother, but when her plan does not manifest in the way she wants, she decides that her fairy tale will be different and more fun.
Brave Red, smart frog : a new book of old tales / Emily Jenkins ; illustrated by Rohan Daniel Eason. cover
Presents retellings of seven classic fairy tales set in a wintry forest where dwarves live in tiny houses made of stone, a woodcutter mourns his donkey, and a princess with too many dresses grows spiteful.
Beauty & the beast / Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont ; as retold by Mahlon F. Craft ; and illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft. cover
Through her great capacity to love, a kind and beautiful maid releases a handsome prince from the spell which has made him an ugly beast.
The year of the dog : tales from the Chinese zodiac / written by Oliver Chin ; illustrated by Miah Alcorn ; Chinese translation by Ling Cho. cover
The adventures and misadventures of Daniel the puppy as he tries to learn how to be a loyal and dependable friend to the little girl who lives next door.
Jack and the beanstalk and the french fries / by Mark Teague. cover
In this humorous version of the traditional tale, Jack's magic beanstalk produces so many beans that soon everyone in the village is sick of eating them, and mad at Jack, and when he climbs the beanstalk he finds that Mr. Giant is equally fed up with beans--but fortunately Mrs. Giant suggests a solution to their diet problem.
Deep in the woods : a folk tale / Christopher Corr. cover
Deep in the woods is a little wooden house, with nine neat windows and a red front door. When a little mouse decides it will make the perfect home, so do the other animals in the woods. One by one other animals are welcomed to share the home until the little house is full. All the animals live happily together until the day a great big bear wants to squeeze in too. But will the bear be able to put everything right when their home comes tumbling down? Find out in this beautifully illustrated retelling of a classic Russian folk tale.
The three billy goats Gruff / Jerry Pinkney. cover
Three billy goats must outwit the big, ugly troll that lives under the bridge they have to cross on their way up the mountain.
Little Red Riding Hood / illustrated by Ed Bryan. cover
Presents a retelling of the story of a little girl who meets a hungry wolf in the forest while on her way to visit her grandmother.
Jack and the beanstalk / illustrated by Ed Bryan. cover
Presents a retelling of the classic story of the boy who climbs a beanstalk and outwits a giant.
Jack & the beanstalk : a folktale / pictures by Nina Towe. cover
Retells the classic tale in which Jack, trading the family cow for some magic beans which produce a beanstalk, climbs to the sky and to the land of a hungry giant.