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The Paper Bag Princess Early Reader

by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: humorous stories, classics

Favorite stories from Robert Munsch in an early reader format kids will love! Adapted from the originals so beginner readers can proudly say “I read this myself!”

Colorful and fun, Robert Munsch’s zany stories and Michael Martchenko’s illustrations will grab kids’ attention and keep them interested as they practice their reading skills.

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David’s Father (Classic Munsch Audio)

read by Robert Munsch
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, classics

 

Julie thinks her new neighbors must be very scary because all the stuff being moved into their house is enormous. Then she meets David and finds out that he's just a normal, regular boy. But when David's father calls him for supper the sound makes Julie jump in the air, run in a circle three times, run home and lock herself in her room until it is …

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The Three Bears and Goldilocks

by Bee Waeland
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: adaptations, classic adaptation, humorous stories, humorous, bears

What if Goldilocks was held accountable for her actions?

In this graphic retelling of the fairy tale "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," author/illustrator Bee Waeland reimagines the story of a self-involved little girl who commits a crime and is arrested for breaking and entering. Having tracked deer poo into the Bear family’s house, broken a numbe …

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The Tales of Dwipa

by Prajwala Dixit, illustrated by Duncan Major
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: diversity & multicultural, adaptations, prejudice & racism

Through a framework of traditional tales, fantastic creatures struggle with issues of marginalization, opening discussion for parents and children in an accessible form.

The Tales Of Dwipa is a collection of short stories adapted from the Panchatantra, a collection of simple, engaging, and interrelated animal tales penned by Pandit Vishnu Sharma in …

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The Clever Wife

A Kyrgyz Folktale

by Rukhsana Khan, illustrated by Ayesha Gamiet
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: country & ethnic, muslim, asian, asia

Based on a traditional folktale from Kyrgyzstan in central Asia, this is the story of a spirited young heroine named Danyshman, whose wit and courage draw the attention and admiration of the ruling Khan Bolotbek. Superbly illustrated by Ayesha Gamiet, a master in the art of Islamic manuscript illumination, this classic “thinking outside the box …

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The Overwood

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: fantasy & magic, siblings

Blue Jasper has learned to respect the magic of the Faerie Woods.

For now he’s quite content to stay in “the Overwood”—the name the Faeries have for the human world. The only problem is, his foster sister has accidentally expelled the evil Faerie queen Olea from Faerieland. Now Olea is hiding out somewhere in the Overwood, where Faerie magic …

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Shahrzad and the Angry King

created by Nahid Kazemi
edition: Hardcover
tagged: adaptations

A rebel dreamer of a girl daydreams about her role in making the world a better place—and since dreams bleed into reality, maybe she really does.

 

Shahrzad and the Angry King is a contemporary reimagining of the Scheherazade tale, starring scooter-riding, story-loving Shahrzad. Shahrzad loves stories and looks for them everywhere. When she meets a …

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