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.
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.
Once upon a slime / written by Andy Maxwell ; illustrated by Samantha Cotterill. cover
Beginning with Goldilocks, various fairy tale characters are drenched in slime and join forces to discover who is responsible.
The great race : story of the Chinese zodiac / Christopher Corr. cover
Presents a retelling of the creation of the Chinese zodiac, in which the Jade Emperor held a great race to determine which twelve animals would be the first to cross the river and have a year named after them.
The Chinese emperor's new clothes / by Ying Chang Compestine ; illustrated by David Roberts. cover
A young emperor, whose advisors have taken advantage of him, enlists the help of honest tailors to reveal their misdeeds in this retelling of the classic fairy tale. Includes historical notes and instructions for making a robe.
Mademoiselle Grands Doigts : a Cajun New Year's Eve tale / written by Johnette Downing ; illustrated by Heather Stanley. cover
Long ago, when a young woman's beauty made other girls jealous, they cursed her with ugliness but on New Year's Eve, she comes out of hiding to reward good children with treats. Includes glossary of Cajun words and information about the legend.
How the finch got his colors / retold by Annemarie Riley Guertin ; illustrations by Helena Perez Garcia. cover
Retells the story of how the Gouldian Finch learned the power of patience when Rainbow descended to bestow her colors on the creatures of the world.
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." -- Amazon.com.
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.