Fairy Tales for Kids

Everyone in the family will fall in love with these classic fairy tale stories -- and modern versions of old-fashioned favorites. These kids' books are full of clever characters, solid messages, and enough magic to keep kids spellbound. For more engaging reads for kids, check out these Top Picks lists: Picture Books and Funny Books for Kids.

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Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
(2014)
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Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems Book Poster Image
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
(2012)
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Retold fable with out-of-this-world art; a true keepsake.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2010)
(2009)
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Little Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)
(2007)
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Delightful retelling of Goldilocks as undersea mermaid tale.
By Jan Brett
(2017)
(2017)
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Rapunzel Book Poster Image
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(2003)
(1997)
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The Three Billy Goats Gruff Book Poster Image
Classic tale given new, thoughtful ending and exquisite art.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2017)
(2017)
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Book Poster Image
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(2003)
(1996)
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Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
By Lucy Cousins
(2010)
(2009)
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Irreverent twists on fairy tales keep new readers guessing.
By Noah Z. Jones
(2016)
(2014)
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Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
(2010)
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Clever twist on classic tale adds dimension and great art.
By Ying Chang Compestine
(2018)
(2017)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
(2014)
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Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
(2016)
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Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2015)
(2015)
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Timid girl becomes hero in brisk "Snow Queen" update.
By Karen Foxlee
(2014)
(2014)
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Found Mark Twain fairy tale made vibrantly new and classic.
By Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
(2017)
(2017)
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Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
(2016)
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Fractured fairy tale will charm and delight young readers.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2013)
(2013)
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Plot twists in beloved fairy tales make spirited stories.
By Sarah Mlynowski
(2015)
(2012)
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Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
(2016)
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Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2012)
(2005)
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Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
(2012)
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Strong heroine leads the adventure in fairy tale revamp.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2016)
(2016)
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Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
(2015)
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Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2011)
(2010)
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Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
(2017)
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Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
(2017)
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