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Favorite Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are ideal bedtime stories for 3- to 5-year-olds. These books are a great way to enjoy classic stories like Goldilocks and Rapunzel.
 
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The Gingerbread Man
by Karen Lee Schmidt Illustrated by Karen Lee Schmidt
The Gingerbread Man runs as fast as he can in this fast-paced classic about a very determined little cookie! A perfect gift for any little one starting his or her collection of children's stories.
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The Fairy Tale Book: Classic Tales from Childhood
by Liz Scoggins Illustrated by Lisa Jackson

Once upon a time...children sat with great pleasure while their parents told them magical fairy tales. Reading stories aloud to children is still one of the best ways to spend time together and create lasting memories.

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The Ugly Duckling: Hans Christian Andersen Illustrated Fairytales
by Hans Christian Andersen , Lorinda B. Cauley Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney , Daniel San Souci
 After an ugly duckling is teased by his family and friends, he spends his first winter alone.  With spring comes a marvelous surprise for the duckling. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, this version of the popular story is a Caldecott Honor Book.
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Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
by Mary Ann Hoberman Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Take Turns Reading About Favorite Fairy-Tale Characters with This Innovative Storybook

These eight rhyming two-page tales invite children to read along with a grown-up. Each playful verse is color-coded to indicate whether it is to be read by the adult, the child, or both.

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Cinderella
by Hara Lewis Illustrated by Barbara Lanza

Cinderella is despised by her jealous stepmother and stepsisters, but, with the help of her Fairy Godmother, she meets a handsome prince and lives happily ever after. Children will love this 32-page easy reader that features Barbara Lanza's elegant watercolor illustrations.

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The Three Little Pigs
by James Marshall Illustrated by James Marshall

Here is a hilarious retelling of the classic children's story "The Three Little Pigs" with cheerful animated illustrations.

 

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Rumpelstiltskin
by Paul O. Zelinsky Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

This inventive and splendid retelling of a favorite tale of a girl who must trust a strange creature to help her spin straw into gold, features richly hued oil paintings that evoke a medieval world. "Zelinsky's smooth retelling and glowing pictures cast the story in a new and beautiful light." — SLJ

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Rapunzel
by Paul O. Zelinsky Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Surely among the most original and gifted of children's book illustrators, Paul O. Zelinsky has once again with unmatched emotional authority, control of space, and narrative capability brought forth a unique vision for an age-old tale.

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Beauty and the Beast
by J. Elizabeth Mills Illustrated by Barbara Lanza

Level 2 Hello Reader! adaptation of the original, classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast.

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Hansel and Gretel
by James Marshall , James Vance Marshall Illustrated by James Marshall
Its realistic and touching illustrations add magic and mystery to this classic tale.
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Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China
by Ai-Ling Louie Illustrated by Ed Young

This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her stepsister and stepmother to become the bride of a prince, is based on ancient Chinese manuscripts written 1000 years before the earliest European version.

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses
by Marianna Mayer Illustrated by Kinuko Y. Craft
Every night, the king locks his twelve daughters in their room. Every morning, he finds the princesses looking unearthly pale, their new dancing slippers in tatters. Can a young gardener solve the mystery without becoming bewitched himself?
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The Irish Cinderlad
by Shirley Climo Illustrated by Loretta Krupinski

A hero's feats?

Ever since he was a baby, Becan's only worry has been his big feet — until his widowed father remarries.  His new stepmother and her three daughters feed him crusts of bread and banish him to work in the fields.  So Becan runs away.

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The Korean Cinderella
by Shirley Climo Illustrated by Ruth Heller

Everyone knows the story of Cinderella, but not everyone knows the story of how Pear Blossom, the Korean Cinderella, is treated like a slave by her jealous stepmother and forced to perform three impossible tasks.

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The Persian Cinderella
by Shirley Climo Illustrated by Robert Florczak

In this jewel-like version of a classic story, popular folklorist Shirley Climo tells the tale of Settareh, the Persian Cinderella. Magic enables Settareh to outsmart two jealous stepsisters and win the heart of a prince.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears
by Jim Aylesworth Illustrated by Barbara McClintock

"Once upon a time, there lived a little girl named Goldilocks, who was very, very good, except that sometimes she forgot to do things that her mother told her to do. Yes she did... " But worse is when she forget's not to do what she is told not to do.

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The Egyptian Cinderella
by Shirley Climo Illustrated by Ruth Heller

Rhodopis, a Greek slave in ancient Egypt, is given a pair of rose-red slippers by her kindly old master. When a falcon swoops down and soars away with one of them, she is heartbroken.

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Mr. Wolf's Pancakes
by Jan Fearnley

Mr. Wolf wants to make some pancakes for breakfast, but isn't quite sure how to go about it. So off he goes to ask his neighbors Chicken Little, Wee Willy Winkle, the Gingerbread man, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Three Little Pigs for their help.

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Moishe's Miracle: A Hanukkah Story
by Laura Krauss Melmed Illustrated by David Slonim

Kind-hearted Moishe is given a magical frying pan that will produce all the latkes you could wish for latkes by the dozen, latkes by the hundreds but "only Moishe" must use it. Alas, his short-tempered wife, Baila, does not heed the warning.

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Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together
by Mary Ann Hoberman Illustrated by Michael Emberley

Take Turns Reading About Favorite Fairy-Tale Characters with This Innovative Storybook

These eight rhyming two-page tales invite children to read along with a grown-up. Each playful verse is color-coded to indicate whether it is to be read by the adult, the child, or both.

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