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An Illustrated Collection of Fairy Tales for Brave Children

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm & Hans Christian Andersen, illustrated by Scott Plumbe
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 7
tagged: anthologies

From wicked queens and fearsome beasts to sneaky witches and terrible giants, this stunning collection of darkly magical fairy tales gathers together stories of children who show true courage and face their fears.

Rediscover seven classic emboldening tales – Hansel and Gretel, The Selfish Giant, Beauty and the Beast, The Spirit in the Bottle, Vass …


The Wherewood

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

Fourteen-year-old Blue (a human) should be upset that his new friends Salix (a Nixie) and Finola (a Faerie) have tricked him into going on another adventure into the Faerieland. But he's actually quite excited. Especially since their quest to find the way back to Salix's homeland takes them through the Wherewood, a magical region where lost things …


Munsch Minis 6 Pack (Annikin Mini Book Series)

by Robert Munsch & Michael Martchenko
edition: Book
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: classics, adaptations, humorous stories

Munsch Minis 6 Pack (Annikin Mini Book Series) contains:
1 X Angela's Airplane (Annikin Miniature Edition) 9780920236758
1 X Mortimer (Annikin Miniature Edition) 9780920236680
1 X The Paper Bag Princess (Annikin Miniature Edition) 9780920236253
1 X Something Good (Annikin Miniature Edition) 9781550373905
1 X Stephanie's Ponytail (Annikin Minia …


Barefoot Helen and the Giants

read by Andy Jones, director Charlie Tomlinson, producer Chris Brookes, instrumental soloist Christina Smith
edition: Audiobook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: adaptations, humorous stories, monsters


Helen is a fine hand with a slingshot, and more than at home in the woods. After all, she was raised by bears for a time. When she stumbles on the castle of three evil giants, she comes up with the perfect plan to rid the land of them. Well, almost perfect…. The biggest and meanest giant catches her, and forces her to help him kidnap the Princes …


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?


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 …


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 …


The Girl Who Could Fly

by Ian Roy
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12

A 400-year-old book of dark spells, a mysterious vial of volcanic ash and a late grandfather’s World War II secret, lead to the kidnapping of twelve-year-old Olive Hanson from her home just outside of Halifax. Spirited away to a remote island off the coast of Iceland by the nefarious Mr. Guomondsson, Olive must unlock the secret before it’s too …


Come, Read With Me

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

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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