Tag Archives: Fairy Tales

Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3)

Author: Stephenie Meyer Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Readers captivated by Twilight and New Moon will eagerly devour Eclipse, the much anticipated third book in Stephenie Meyer’s riveting vampire love saga. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella […]

D’aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths

Author: Ingri d’Aulaire Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers Product Description “For any child fortunate enough to have this  generous book…the kings and heroes of ancient  legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the  pictures interpret the text literally and are full of  detail and witty observation.”–Horn  Book. “The drawings…are excellent  and excitingly evocative.”–The New  York Times. Amazon.com Review No education is complete without […]

The Night Before Christmas (Tenth Anniversary Edition)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Clement Clarke Moore Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description With over 600,000 copies sold, Jan Brett’s New York Times bestselling edition of Clement Moore’s classic Christmas poem celebrates its tenth anniversary with a note from Jan and an exquisitely redesigned jacket with red foil trim, making this a delectable holiday treat. A […]

Demonata #2, The: Demon Thief: Book 2 in The Demonata series (Demonata)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Darren Shan Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description Kernel Fleck has always known he’s weird. He sees lights. Strange, multi-colored patches of light, swirling through the air. But it’s not until a window opens into a demon world, with horrific consequences, that Kernel discovers his powers. As a Disciple, his […]

Disney Princess: Dress-Up (Princesses)

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: tk Publisher: Disney Press Book Description Little girls love to play dress-up-and they love the Disney Princesses! Now they can help Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Jasmine, and Snow White decide on the perfect outfit for any occasion. This charming interactive book includes more than 100 reusable vinyl stickers. Girls will […]

Practical Guide to Dragons

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Lisa Trumbauer Publisher: Mirrorstone Amazon.com Did you know dragons hate sweet flavors? Or that the Draconic word for ugly is “nurh”? Or that the best place to find a green dragon is behind a waterfall? Any dragon buff worth his or her salt needs to know the ins and outs of […]

Disney’s Princess Storybook Collection (Disney Storybook Collections)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Sarah Heller Publisher: Disney Press

Eragon / Eldest (Inheritance, Books 1 & 2)

Rating: (118 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Book Description In the #1 New York Times bestselling novels Eragon and Eldest, fifteen year-old Eragon discovers his destiny as a Dragon Rider. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and his dragon must navigate […]

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Joel Chandler Harris Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Book Description It’s been more than a hundred years since the publication of the first Uncle Remus book, and it was in 1955 that all of the delightful and inimitable tales of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Bear, and Brer Wolf were gathered together in […]

The Dark Is Rising (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)

Rating: (153 reviews) Author: Susan Cooper Publisher: Simon Pulse Amazon.com “When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back, Three from the circle, three from the track; Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone; Five will return, and one go alone.” With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is […]

The Night before Christmas

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Clement Clarke Moore Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Amazon.com Whose tiny faces are peeking out from Santa’s golden sleigh? Yikes! It’s two of Santa’s elves who are Christmas Eve stowaways. Beloved illustrator Jan Brett’s version of The Night Before Christmas lets these two mischievous elves add their rambunctious spirit to this familiar 1823 […]

Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Rating: (227 reviews) Author: Robin Mckinley Publisher: Eos Amazon.com This much-loved retelling of the classic French tale Beauty and the Beast elicits the familiar magical charm, but is more believable and complex than the traditional story. In this version, Beauty is not as beautiful as her older sisters, who are both lovely and kind. Here, […]

Sons of Destiny (Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan, Book 12

Rating: (25 reviews) Author: Darren Shan Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description Time seemed to collapse… There was a sharp stabbing sensation in my stomach… Steve crowed, “Now I have you! Now you’re gonna die!” Dead if he loses – damned if he wins. The time has finally come for Darren to face his […]

Grandfather Tang’s Story (Dragonfly Books)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Ann Tompert Publisher: Dragonfly Books Book Description “Drawing on a Chinese form of storytelling with seven shapes cut from a square of paper, Tompert recounts the tale of two fox fairies. Parker’s pen-and-watercolor art adds drama, while the tangram insets will motivate children to try their own versions.”–The Bulletin of the […]

Kaleidoscopic Design Coloring Book (Coloring Books)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Lester Kubistal Publisher: Dover Publications Book Description Charming coloring book includes 30 black-and-white designs based on patterns made by a kaleidoscope — a Greek word meaning “beautiful form.” Optically enchanting, these images will appeal to colorists of all ages. Artists and craftworkers will also find them an exciting source of inspiration […]

Wee Sing Children’s Songs and Fingerplays (Wee Sing)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp Publisher: Price Stern Sloan Book Description The bestselling Wee Sing line is now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans! These eight classic Wee Sing titles are now in a great new package—a book and CD in a reusable blister!

The Rivers of Zadaa (Pendragon)

Rating: (68 reviews) Author: D. J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Book Description THE BATTLE CONTINUES. The struggle of good versus evil continues as Bobby Pendragon follows Saint Dane to the territory of Zadaa. Saint Dane’s influence has fueled the fire of discontent between two warring tribes: the Rokador and the Batu. This is also the territory […]

The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Betty G. Birney Publisher: Aladdin Book Description Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister’s pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders of the World. The reward? An adventure that Eben’s been craving […]


Rating: (20 reviews) Author: Robin McKinley Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Book Description Jake Mendoza lives at the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park. Smokehill is home to about two hundred of the few remaining draco australiensis, which is extinct in the wild. Keeping a preserve for dragons is controversial: detractors say dragons […]

The Land of the Silver Apples

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Nancy Farmer Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books Book Description THE CHILDREN FROM THE SEA OF TROLLS BRAVE THEIR WORST NIGHTMARES — UNDERGROUND. Jack is amazed to have caused an earthquake. He is thirteen, after all, and only a bard-in-training. But his sister, Lucy, has been stolen by the Lady of the Lake; […]

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

Rating: (142 reviews) Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Miramax Book Description Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he cant seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worsePercy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. […]

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3)

Rating: (52 reviews) Author: Rick Riordan Publisher: Miramax

The Gingerbread Cowboy

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Janet Squires Publisher: Laura Geringer Book Description “Giddyup, giddyup as fast as you can. You can’t catch me, I’m the Gingerbread Man!” The Gingerbread Cowboy can run from the rancher, he can dash past the javelinas, and he can giddyup right by the cattle grazing on the mesa. But what happens […]

Book of a Thousand Days

Rating: (15 reviews) Author: Shannon Hale Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books Book Description When Dashti, a maid, and Lady Saren, her mistress, are shut in a tower for seven years for Saren’s refusal to marry a man she despises, the two prepare for a very long and dark imprisonment. As food runs low and the […]

The Chronicles of Narnia Pop-up: Based on the Books by C. S. Lewis (Narnia)

Author: C. S. Lewis Publisher: HarperCollins Book Description C. S. Lewis’s classic Narnia books spring to life in the hands of award-winning paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Each of the seven books in the series has its own pop-up spread rendered in spectacular detail with stunning special effects. Experience a different adventure from Narnia on every […]

Dragons: A Pop-Up Book of Fantastic Adventures

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Keith Moseley Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers Book Description Dragons are popular as never before—and here they pop up in fire-breathing action! Five dramatic dragon stories from around the world, including Beowulf and the Firedrake, St. George and the Dragon, and those from ancient China and Japan come to life, […]

Black Ships Before Troy

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Publisher: Laurel Leaf Book Description The Story of the Iliad Homer’s epic poem, The Illiad, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In it, the abduction of the legendary beauty, Helen of Troy, leads to a conflict in which even the gods and goddesses take sides […]

Zen Shorts (Caldecott Honor Book)

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: Publisher: Scholastic Press Book Description “Michael,” said Karl. “There’s a really big bear in the backyard.” This is how three children meet Stillwater, a giant panda who moves into the neighborhood and tells amazing tales. To Addie he tells a story about the value of material goods. To Michael he pushes […]

The Three Bears (Little Golden Book)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Golden Books Publisher: Golden Books Book Description Rob Hefferan’s whimsical artwork breathes new life into this family favorite. All children love to hear each bear say, “Who’s been sitting on my chair?” knowing that Goldilocks is about to be discovered upstairs!

Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie

Rating: (54 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon Pulse Book Description When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city’s labyrinthine subway system. But there’s something eerily […]

The Alchemyst (Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel)

Rating: (44 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Book Description He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered […]

The Legend of the Poinsettia

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Tomie dePaola Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

Wyvernhail: The Kiesha’ra: Volume Five (Kiesha’ra)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Book Description HAI HAS ALWAYS been an outsider. With a falcon mother and a deceased cobra father, she is considered a mongrel by most, an ally by some, and a friend by few. Hai’s broken falcon wings are a painful reminder of the […]

Classic Nursery Rhymes

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Paige Weber Publisher: Gramercy Book Description This delightfully-illustrated volume brings together some of the most beloved songs and nursery rhymes for little ones. These classics are perfect for reading and singing aloud, and this charming collection is sure to become a favority for children and parents alike. • Old McDonald Had […]

The Jolly Postman

Rating: (42 reviews) Author: Allan Ahlberg Publisher: L,B Kids Book Description Fifteen years ago, long before anyone else thought of tucking actual letters and notes inside a book, Little, Brown published The Jolly Postman by Allan and Janet Ahlberg. This wonderful book gave children a chance to read letters sent from one fairy tale or […]

The Movable Mother Goose (Mother Goose Pop-Up)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Publisher: Little Simon Amazon.com This elaborate pop-up book adds a spectacular twist to Mother Goose’s well-loved rhymes. Paper artist Robert Sabuda, preeminent patriarch of modern pop-up engineering, brings yet another explosion of motion and color to his latest masterpiece. Attributing animal personalities to nursery-rhyme characters, he surprises young readers time and […]

Cinder Edna

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Ellen Jackson Publisher: HarperTrophy Book Description The famous Cinderella and her neighbor Cinder Edna each worked sunup to sundown for their wicked stepmother and stepsisters. But while Cinderella had the good fortune to be rescued by her fairy godmother, Edna was strong, self-reliant, spunky–and she lived happier ever after! “Nicely executed….This […]

Dragon of the Red Dawn (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Mary Pope Osborne Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Merlin the Magician will not eat or sleep or speak to anyone in Camelot. What can be done? The enchantress Morgan knows who to ask for help: young Jack and Annie of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania! The brother-and-sister team quickly […]

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Puffin Book Description The gates of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory are opening at last . . . and only five children will be allowed inside.

Beatrix Potter Complete Tales R/I

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Beatrix Potter Publisher: Warne Book Description This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter’s Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were first published so they may be read in their proper sequence. A special […]

The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter

Rating: (75 reviews) Author: Allan Zola Kronzek, Elizabeth Kronzek Publisher: Broadway Amazon.com Harry Potter aficionados: remember when Buckbeak, Hagrid’s pet Hippogriff, was put on trial by the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures? This crazy idea was not invented by Harry Potter’s creator, J.K. Rowling. In fact, from medieval times all the way up […]

The Ironwood Tree (The Spiderwick Chronicles, Book 4)

Rating: (40 reviews) Author: Holly Black Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Amazon.com After a brief breather in book three (Lucinda’s Secret), the Spiderwick Chronicles heat up with doppelgangers, then dwarves, then a dastardly double-cross, as this five-part series approaches its dramatic end. The Grace kids (9-year-old twins Simon and Jared, and 13-year-old Mallory) might […]

Igraine The Brave

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Cornelia Funke Publisher: The Chicken House Book Description Princess Igraine dreams of becoming a famous knight just like her great grandfather, but the truth is, life at the family castle is rather boring. Until the nephew of the baroness-next-door shows up. He’s got a dastardly plan to capture the castle and […]

Fairy Colors

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Caroline Repchuk Publisher: Cartwheel Books Book Description “Fairy orange, fairy blue, fastening up their fairy shoes.” “Rainbow fairies one and all, ready for the fairy ball!” You are invited to the fairy ball! This sturdy casebound board book teaches colors and features rhyming text and holographic foil on every spread! Glittering […]

The Whipping Boy

Rating: (134 reviews) Author: Sid Fleischman Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com For kids to get their dose of action and thrills, they need not always go to the local multiplex for the latest bang ’em up film. They could try such books as The Whipping Boy, which relies not on exploding spaceships and demonic robots but mythic […]

My Father’s Dragon (My Father’s Dragon Trilogy)

Rating: (62 reviews) Author: Ruth Stiles Gannett Publisher: Yearling Amazon.com My Father’s Dragon–a favorite of young readers since the 1940s and a Newbery honor book–captures the nonsensical logic of childhood in an amusingly deadpan fashion. The story begins when Elmer Elevator (the narrator’s father as a boy) runs away with an old alley cat to […]

Fire Within

Rating: (33 reviews) Author: Chris D’lacey Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Book Description When David moves in with Liz and Lucy, he discovers a collection of hand crafted, clay dragons that comes to life and has magical powers. David’s personalized dragon, Gadzooks, can forecast the future, and inspires him to write a story which reveals the truth […]

Wee Sing Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies (Wee Sing)

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Pamela Conn Beall, Susan Hagen Nipp Publisher: Price Stern Sloan Book Description The bestselling Wee Sing line is now tailored for the most modern Wee Sing fans! These eight classic Wee Sing titles are now in a great new package—a book and CD in a reusable blister!

What’s the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Laurie Krasny Brown Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Book Description “If you’re having trouble talking to your children about sex–knowing what to say and when to say it–then here is the book for you.The talented team who created the acclaimed Dino Life Guides for Families is ready to help. With characteristic […]

Cinderella: A Pop-Up Fairy Tale

Rating: (29 reviews) Author: Publisher: Little Simon Amazon.com Amazon.com Exclusive: Make Your Own Pop-Up Fans of Matthew Reinhart’s gorgeous pop-up books can download, fold, and color a pop-up Cinderella of their very own, by following these simple instructions. Amazon.com’s Significant Seven Matthew Reinhart graciously agreed to answer the questions we like to ask every author: […]