New Kids' Folk & Fairy Tales Books

Red / Jed Alexander. cover
A wordless take on the classic tale, Little Red Riding Hood, in which the Big Bad Wolf and other woodland creatures are planning something surprising.
Chinese myths and legends : the monkey king and other adventures / retold by Shelley Fu ; illustrations by Patrick Yee ; Chinese calligraphy by Dr. Sherwin Fu. cover
"Chinese Myths and Legends is a delightful collection of seven classic Chinese stories that make for great reading adventures. From the stories of Pan Gu and Nu Wo, creators of the world, to Bai Su-Tzin, a snake who took on human form and found true love, this mesmerizing book includes myths of creation, mortality, and love. More than just a Chinese children's storybook, Chinese Myths and Legends also explores the historical impact and roots of each tale, inviting you and the children you love to enjoy the many layers of meaning contained within them fully. The included pronunciation guide, as well as information for further reading, makes this a perfect tool for educators, librarians, and parents." --
A treasury of fairy tales / retold by Helen Cresswell ; illustrated by Sian Bailey. cover
A collection featuring such tales as "Beauty and the Beast," "Cinderella," "Rapunzel," "Snow-White and Rose-Red," and "The Princess and the Pea."
The year of the pig : tales from the Chinese zodiac / written by Oliver Chin ; illustrated by Miah Alcorn ; Chinese translation by Hsiaoying Chen, Grace Mak and Dorothy Mak. cover
Patty the piglet learns what her best qualities really are when Farmer Wu needs everyone's help to find a lost ring. Lists the birth years and characteristics of individuals born in the Chinese Year of the Pig.
The three little superpigs / written and illustrated by Claire Evans. cover
After their triumph over the Big Bad Wolf, the pigs fancied themselves as crime fighters, so when the Wolf escapes, the residents of Fairyland call on the brothers to capture the villain--but the Wolf is planning his own revenge (and a pork dinner) so itwill be up to the cleverest pig to once again rescue his brothers and save Fairyland.
Swan lake / by Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky ; retold and illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger ; translated by Marianne Martens. cover
A prince's love for a swan queen overcomes an evil sorcerer's spell in this fairy tale adaptation of the classic ballet.
Snow Pony and the seven miniature ponies / written by Christian Trimmer ; illustrated by Jessie Sima. cover
In this twist on the story of Snow White, pretty and sweet Snow Pony--beloved by children for her talent in braiding hair and dancing--follows a trail of delicious apples into the woods, where she meets seven miniature ponies.
Rapunzel / Bethan Woollvin. cover
"The prisoner of an evil witch, Rapunzel lives all alone in a tall, dark tower. If she ever escapes, the witch will put a terrible curse her. But is Rapunzel frightened? Oh no, not she!"-- Provided by publisher.
Never satisfied : the story of the stonecutter / as told by Dave Horowitz. cover
Relates the consequences of a stonecutter's foolish longing for power.
Inside the villains / Clotilde Perrin. cover
An extraordinary pop-up book that reveals the secrets of the most famous fairy-tale villains--the giant, the wolf and the witch--with interactive flaps, a twist on well-known tales, and personality cards for each villain. Lift the flaps to see the diabolical thoughts inside the villains' heads, what hides beneath their disguises, or the victims of their last meals (now comfortably settled inside their stomachs!). Read all about each villain on their personality card, which shows strengths and weaknesses, pastimes, physical characteristics, their best meal and--of course--their favorite books. And if the wolf bites your fingers while you're reading, you can always pull his tail ...
In the land of happy tears : Yiddish tales for modern times / collected and edited by David Stromberg. cover
A collection of stories from the early- and mid-20th century Yiddish literary tradition, in a variety of genres, by Eastern European writers such as Moyshe Nadir, Jacob Reisfeder, and Sonya Kantor.
Hansel & Gretel / Bethan Woollvin. cover
In a fairy tale twist, Hansel and Gretel ransack Willow the good witch's gingerbread cottage and play havoc with her spells, driving the poor witch to her wit's end.
Hank & Gertie : a pioneer Hansel & Gretel story / written by Eric A. Kimmel ; illustrated by Mara Penny. cover
In this version of the classic tale, two children wander from the wagon train taking them west and find a log cabin made of candy, inhabited by a witch.
The elephant's child : how the elephant got his trunk / Rudyard Kipling ; with pictures by Jonas Lauströer. cover
"The tale of how the elephant got its trunk is one of the most beloved of the Just So Stories Rudyard Kipling wrote for children. The insatiably curious elephant's child peppers every animal he meets with questions about the mysterious crocodile who lives on the banks of the Lompopo River. When he finally meets the crocodile, he nearly becomes dinner."
A child's introduction to Norse mythology : Odin, Thor, Loki, and other Viking gods, goddesses, giants, and monsters / by Heather Alexander ; illustrated by Meredith Hamilton. cover
An illustrated anthology of Norse myths includes the classic stories of the thunder god Thor, Odin the Allfather, and Loki the trickster.
A grain of rice / Helena Clare Pittman. cover
A clever, cheerful, hard-working farmer's son wins the hand of a Chinese princess by outwitting her father, the Emperor, who treasures his daughter more than all the rice in China.
Around the world in 80 tales / Saviour Pirotta ; illustrated by Richard Johnson. cover
An illustrated compilation of stories retold from six continents in eight different storytelling traditions, including tales of Anansi and Brer Rabbit, selkies and fairies, pheasants, crocodiles, and turtles.
Pattan's pumpkin : a traditional flood story from Southern India / Chitra Soundar ; illustrated by Frane Lessac. cover
Pattan grows an amazingly large pumpkin that eventually becomes as tall as a mountain, and when a momentous flood threatens everyone, Pattan comes up with an idea to help using his giant pumpkin.
Not one damsel in distress : heroic girls from world folklore / collected & told by Jane Yolen ; with illustrations by Susan Guevara. cover
A collection of fifteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman.
Children's book of mythical beasts & magical monsters. cover
Retells and explains mythical stories passed down through the generations by ancient cultures from around the world on such topics as heroes, creation, monsters, gods, and immorality.
Indian children's favorite stories / retold by Rosemarie Somaiah ; illustrated by Ranjan Somaiah. cover
Eight retold stories that introduce the values of Indian culture.
The legend of the poinsettia / retold and illustrated by Tomie dePaola. cover
When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia.
The steadfast tin soldier / Hans Christian Anderson ; illustrated by Fred Marcellino ; retold by Tor Seidler. cover
The perilous adventure of a toy soldier who loves a paper dancing girl culminates in tragedy for both of them.
The three little pigs / illustrated by Ed Bryan. cover
The three little pigs leave home to make their way in the world. The first little pig builds a house made of straw. The second little pig builds a house made of sticks. And the third little pig builds a house made of bricks. But it's not long before the Big Bad Wolf turns up.