Fairy tales are a great way to get students hooked on reading and language. Students fall in love with these classic stories at a young age, and then when they come to school, they’re excited to read and interpret them for themselves. As a result, the natural love students have for fairy tales keeps students engaged through reading after reading, and students ultimately learn how to identify and communicate the central themes hidden within, which only strengthens their love.
But sometimes it’s fun—and these 13 books listed below do exactly that. After reading and rereading a few twists on classic stories, students will see them in a new light and may even be inspired to find new ways to put a spin on the fairy tales they love so much.