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Theo's Princess

by Ellen DeLange, illustrated by Monty Lee
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 10
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: adaptations

A cute, modern twist to fairy tales. For royal dreamers ages 5 years and up.

Theo had always heard stories about a princess kissing a frog and turning it into a prince. He wished that one day a cute princess would turn him into a prince too. Would Theo succeed in finding his princess?

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Jack and the Green Man

read by Andy Jones & Mary-Lynn Bernard, producer Chris Brookes, instrumental soloist Christina Smith
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 18
  • Grade: 1 to 12
tagged: adaptations, humorous stories, fantasy & magic

 

Jack o’ Hearts is the top card player in the parish, and is feeling pretty sure of himself. When a he is challenged to a card game with stakes higher than high by a mysterious green man, well, Jack can’t resist. Sure, he’s never lost a tournament yet, has he?

Jack is as saucy as saucy can be, and he’s twice as lucky as that—but the game i …

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The Queen of Paradise’s Garden

A traditional Newfoundland folktale

read by Andy Jones, director Charlie Tomlinson, producer Chris Brookes, instrumental soloist Christina Smith
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: adaptations, fantasy & magic, humorous stories

 

Jack, the delightful, mischievous, big-hearted hero of so many Newfoundland folktales, is worried about his parents. They aren’t getting any younger; in fact, they’re really quite old. So, Jack and his brothers Bill and Tom decide to set out and find a magic fruit that will make the old young again.

Told with the humor, warmth, and sly wit that …

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Come, Read With Me

by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Christine Wei
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: books & libraries, nursery rhymes, imagination & play, adaptations, bedtime & dreams

Join two young children as they begin an adventure through a world of books in this story-within-a-bedtime-story. This metered read-aloud pays homage to classic children's literature: readers of all ages will love searching for characters they recognize from fairy tales and beloved picture books amongst the pages. Spiders weave words and mythical d …

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The Shaman's Apprentice

by Robert McGhee & Megan Kyak-Monteith
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: country & ethnic, native canadian, polar regions, girls & women

Inspired by award-winning Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk’s short film of the same name, The Shaman’s Apprentice tells the story of a young shaman in training who must face her first test—a trip to the underground to visit Kannaaluk, The One Below, who holds the answers to why a community member has become ill.

Facing dark spirits and physical …

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Wildflower

You cannot own a wildflower

by Briana Corr Scott
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: norse, mythical

An old woman’s wish for a child is granted in the form of a thumb-sized girl born inside a flower. Though the child brings the woman much joy, Wildflower cannot be planted in one place; she must go where the wild wind blows. And if her mother really loves her, she must let her go. In Wildflower, artist Briana Corr Scott (The Book of Selkie) bring …

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Nevers

by Sara Cassidy, read by Joanna Haughton
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: girls & women, europe

Resourceful fourteen-year-old Odette is on the move again, traveling as a stowaway on a cheese cart with her hapless mother, Anneline. They are in Burgundy, France, in 1799, fleeing yet another calamity caused by Anneline (who is prone to killing people accidentally). At dawn they find themselves in a town called Nevers, which is filled with eccent …

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Hello, Rain!

by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Chris Turnham
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
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A picture book celebrating all the reasons to love the rain! Flowers bloom in the garden. Umbrellas bloom on the streets. There are puddles for jumping and, later, a cozy home for hot chocolate and books.

• The ultimate rainy day read!
• Full of bright, eye-catching illustrations
• From international acclaimed writer Kyo Maclear and printmaker …

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Good as Gold (Whatever After #14)

by Sarah Mlynowski
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: adaptations, humorous stories

The fourteenth book in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling series featuring fractured fairy tales for fearless kids!

 

Guess where we are this time? The magic mirror has sent me and my brother, Jonah (plus our puppy, Prince), into the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Fun! There's porridge to taste, chairs to sit on, and beds to nap i …

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