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J Picture Books
Auch, Mary Jane. Chickerella.
When Chickerella's new stepmother and stepsisters move in, life in the chicken coop takes a turn for the worse. This hilarious take on the classic fairy tale spoofs high fashion and other notions with good humor.

Beck, Ian. Peter and the Wolf.
Retells the orchestral fairy tale of the boy who, ignoring his grandfather's warnings, proceeds to capture a wolf.

Birdseye, Tom. Look Out, Jack! The Giant is Back.
Taking up where "Jack and the Beanstalk" left off, the felled giant's big brother comes after Jack, but once again Jack's quick mind gets him out of trouble in the nick of time.

Calmenson, Stephanie. The Principal’s New Clothes.
In this version of the Andersen tale the vain principal of P.S. 88 is persuaded by two tailors that they will make him an amazing, one-of-a-kind, suit that will be visible only to intelligent people who are good at their jobs.

DeFelice, Cynthia. One Potato, Two Potato.
A very poor, humble couple live so simple a life they share everything, until the husband discovers a pot with magical powers buried under the very last potato in the garden.

Emberley, Rebecca. Three Cool Kids.
This retelling of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" is set in the heart of a city where an enormous rat tries to keep three goats from crossing the street.

Hassett, John. The Three Silly Girls Grubb.
In this revision of the familiar tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff, three sisters manage to outwit Ugly-Boy Bobby who spends his time under the bridge they must cross on their way to school.

Hawkins, Colin. Fairytale News.
The events of several familiar fairy tales get mixed up in the story of Jack, who takes a job delivering newspapers, until he finds his fortune at the top of a magic beanstalk.

Howland, Naomi. The Matzah Man.
Just before the Passover seder, a man baked from scraps of matzo dough escapes from the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets clever Mendel Fox.

LaRochelle, David. The End.
When a princess makes some lemonade, she starts a chain of events involving a fire-breathing dragon, one hundred rabbits, a hungry giant, and a handsome knight.

Modarressi, Mitra. Monster Stew.
Presents three fairy tales, based on themes from traditional tales and Hans Christian Andersen, featuring a variety of monsters.

Squires, Janet. The Gingerbread Cowboy.
A freshly baked gingerbread cowboy escapes from the rancher's wife's kitchen and eludes his pursuers in this western United States version of the "Gingerbread Boy."

J Easy Reader
Blair, Eric. The Gingerbread Man.
A freshly baked gingerbread man escapes when he is taken out of the oven and eludes a number of pursuers until he meets a clever fox.

McKay, Sindy. The Frog Prince.
As payment for retrieving the princess's ball, the frog exacts a promise which the princess is reluctant to fulfill.

Ziefert, Harriet. The Princess and the Pea.
The queen has a plan to help the prince find a real princess to marry.

J Easy Chapter
Cooper, Susan. The Magician’s Boy.
This fanciful book gives a favorite fairy tale a magical spin in this story filled with oddly familiar characters including Saint George, Little Red Riding Hood, and Jack of beanstalk fame.

J Fiction
DiCamillo, Kate. The Tale of Despereaux.
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Dunrea, Olivier. Hanne’s Quest.
On an island off the coast of Scotland, a young hen must prove herself pure, wise, and brave in a quest to help her beloved owner, Mem Pocket, from losing her family's farm.

Holmes, Sara. Letters from Rapunzel.
Through a series of letters written to a post office box, twelve-year-old Cadence describes her father's hospitalization for depression, her subsequent problems at school, and her hope that the mysterious recipient will help her find a happy ending.

Ibbotson, Eva. The Secret of Platform 13.
Odge Gribble, a young hag, accompanies an old wizard, a gentle fey, and a giant ogre on their mission through a magical tunnel from their Island to London to rescue their King and Queen's son, who had been stolen as an infant.

Le Guin, Ursula. A Ride on the Red Mare’s Back.
With the aid of her magic wooden horse, a brave girl travels to the High House in the mountains to rescue her kidnapped brother from the trolls.

Maguire, Gregory. Leaping Beauty: and Other Animal Fairy Tales.
Who would have thought that the ageless, exquisite Cinderella could be recast as the silly story of an enormous yet lovable elephant who plods along to the ball with glass pie plates on her feet? Get ready to meet a gorilla queen and a psycho chimp, seven giant giraffes, and one very bad walrus.

J Nonfiction
Doyle, Malachy. The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales.
Presents a retelling of classic fairy tales, such as Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty. A journey to magical and memorable lands with this long awaited anthology of classic fairy tales from cultures around the world. J 398 D

French, Vivian. The Kingfisher Book of Fairy Tales.
Prepare to be spellbound by Vivian French's enthralling retellings of such favorites as Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, and Cinderella! J 398 F

Hamilton, Virginia. Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales.
In the tradition of Hamilton's The People Could Fly and In the Beginning, a dramatic new collection of 25 compelling tales from the female African American storytelling tradition. Each story focuses on the role of women--both real and fantastic--and their particular strengths, joys and sorrows. J 398.2 H

Haviland, Virginia. Favorite Fairy Tales Told In Italy.
Retellings of Cenerentola, The Story of Bensurdatu, The Stone in the Cock's Head, Bastianelo, The Three Goslings, and The Golden Lion. J 398 H

Hoberman, Mary Ann. You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together.
Eight favorite fairy tales in very short tellings, told in two voices to allow reading together. J 398 H

Kimmel, Eric A. The Three Cabritos.
Retells, with a southwestern United States setting, the traditional tale about three billy goat brothers who trick a beast that lives under the bridge. J 398 K

McCullough, L.E. Plays from Fairy Tales: Grades K-3.
Presents twelve original plays that are adaptations of fairy tales from around the world. J 808.82 M

Philip, Neil. The Pirate Princess: and Other Fairy Tales.
In this collection of seven tales, a princess becomes a pirate in her quest for her one true love; a poor man hopes to uncover treasure in a faraway city; a young prince suffers from a mysterious malady; and a fixer shows the king the way to happiness. J 398 P

Schwartz, Howard. The Wonder Child: and Other Jewish Fairy Tales.
An illustrated collection of traditional Jewish tales from various countries. J 398 S

Yolen, Jane. Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls.
A collection of thirteen traditional tales from various parts of the world, with the main character of each being a fearless, strong, heroic, and resourceful woman. J 398.22 Y