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The Wherewood

by Gabrielle Prendergast
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
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 …

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Moon Pops

by Heena Baek, translated by Jieun Kiaer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: asian, adaptations, bedtime & dreams, imagination & play

A witty, weird, and wonderful spin on a classic Korean folktale
One sweltering summer night, while the many residents of one apartment building are struggling to fall asleep, the moon begins to melt. Granny hears it dripping and runs out to catch the moon drops in a bucket. At first unsure what do with the drops, she is soon inspired to turn them …

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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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Wildflower

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

A stunning, modern reimagining of Thumbelina with an environmental message from the author/illustrator of The Book of Selkie and She Dreams of Sable Island.

You cannot own a wildflower.

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 p …

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Shahrzad and the Angry King

created by Nahid Kazemi
edition: Hardcover
tagged: adaptations

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 boy and asks him to tell her his story, he recounts fleeing a country that was peaceful and happy, until its grieving king grew angry and cruel. Sh …

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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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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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Spill the Beans (Whatever After #13)

by Sarah Mlynowski
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: adaptations, humorous stories

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling series!

 

My brother Jonah's dream has come true. We have FINALLY landed in his favorite fairy tale: Jack and the Beanstalk!

It's a lot of fun meeting Jack. But then we accidentally mess up his story, which means Jack can't climb up the magic beanstalk to find the giant's riches. It's time to take matters i …

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