Fairytales, folk tales & fables

How The Stars Came To Be

How The Stars Came To Be

Poonam Mistry

Have you ever wondered how the stars came to be? A folk tale for a new generation, with beautiful and extremely detailed illustrations from Poonam Mistry.

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Classic Fairy Tales: The Illustrated Collection

Classic Fairy Tales: The Illustrated Collection

Berlie Doherty, Jane Ray

A spellbinding collection of twelve classic fairy tales, with exquisite illustrations by Jane Ray - shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

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Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World

Through the Water Curtain and other Tales from Around the World

Cornelia Funke

English translations of 'The six swans' and 'Golden foot' A Oliver Latsch 2018 --Title page verso.

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 Read reviewBold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys

Bold Tales for Brave-Hearted Boys

Matt Huynh, Brenton McKenna, Simon Howe, Louie Joyce, Susannah McFarlane

Bold: typically describes one who is willing to take risks; who is brave in heart as well as deed. Boys can be pretty handy at dragon-felling and tower-climbing, but there is so much more to them than brawn and bravado: they have...

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Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power

Power to the Princess: 15 Favourite Fairytales Retold with Girl Power

Vita Weinstein Murrow, Julia Bereciartu

What if princesses didn't always marry Prince Charming and live happily every after?

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Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales, The (Illustrated with Interactive Elements

Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales, The (Illustrated with Interactive Elements

Hans Christian Andersen

Thirteen engaging tales exuding originality, whimsy and humor among them Great Claus and Little Claus, The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes, Thumbelina, and the title story.

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The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales

The Orchard Book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Saviour Pirotta, Emma Chichester Clark

A beautiful new edition of these ten favourite fairy tales from the brothers Grimm.

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Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child: A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story

Fearsome Giant, Fearless Child: A Worldwide Jack and the Beanstalk Story

Paul Fleischman, Julie Paschkis

In this companion to Glass Slipper, Gold Sandal, Newbery Medal winner Paul Fleischman and Julie Paschkis retell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, combining many different cultural traditions to create one narrative.

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The Princess And The Pea

The Princess And The Pea

Rachel Isadora

Caldecott Honoree Isadora exquisitely illustrates this retelling of the classic fairy tale and takes readers to a beautiful African setting--a first for the true story of a tiny pea that changed everything. Full color.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Sue DeGennaro

A little girl named Goldilocks goes for a walk in the forest. What happens when she comes upon a house owned by three bears?

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Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Fairytales for Feisty Girls

Beth Norling, Sher Rill Ng, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford, Susannah McFarlane

Renowned girl hero and feisty author Susannah McFarlane presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairytales featuring girls with smarts.

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The Buried Moon & Other Tales of Bright Young Women

The Buried Moon & Other Tales of Bright Young Women

Kate Forsyth, Lorena Carrington

All of the seven tales in this collection have one thing in common. They are stories of young women who face darkness and danger, but who prevail against the odds because of the brightness of their spirit and the strength of their...

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East of the Sun and West of the Moon

East of the Sun and West of the Moon

Noel Daniel, Kay Nielsen

This abridged edition of East of the Sun and West of the Moon revives a classic collection of 10 Norse folktales illustrated by the beloved Danish artist Kay Nielsen, one of the most famous children's book illustrators of all...

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Why the Bear Has No Tail: And other Russian Folk Tales

Why the Bear Has No Tail: And other Russian Folk Tales

Elena Polenova, Netta Peacock

Towards the end of the 19th century, the English art journalist Netta Peacock travelled to Russia where she met Elena Polenova, the artist and younger sister of the famous artist Vasily Polenov.

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Aesop's Stories for Little Children

Aesop’s Stories for Little Children

Various

A gift book containing some of Aesop's most famous fables, including 'The Fox and The Crow', 'The Greedy Dog', 'The Sun and The Wind' and 'The Hare and Tortoise'.

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Illustrated Stories from Grimm

Illustrated Stories from Grimm

Ruth Brocklehurst, Gill Doherty, Raffaella Ligi

An illustrated collection of fifteen tales from the brothers Grimm, retold for younger readers. Stories include Hansel and Gretel , Sleeping Beauty , Rumpelstiltskin , Tom Thumb and The Frog Prince as well as a short...

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Strega Nona: An Old Tale

Strega Nona: An Old Tale

Tomie de Paola

Strega Nona - Grandma Witch - is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical everfull pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. He is supposed to look after her house and...

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A World Full of Animal Stories: 50 favourite animal folk tales, myths and legends

A World Full of Animal Stories: 50 favourite animal folk tales, myths and legends

Angela McAllister, Aitch

50 classic animal stories from Angela McAllister are brought to life with sumptuous illustrations in this treasury to treasure!

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The Blue Fairy Book

The Blue Fairy Book

Andrew Lang, Henry Ford

The Blue Fairy Book is the first of 12 volumes of fairy tales collected by renowned folklorist Andrew Lang and has introduced children for more than a century to timeless stories such as Hansel and Gretel, Aladdin and the...

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Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Little Red Riding Hood

Peep Inside a Fairy Tale Little Red Riding Hood

Anna Milbourne, Julia Sarda Portabella

Journey into the woods with Little Red Riding Hood, peeping through the trees, lifting flaps to see what's beneath things, and watching granny's cottage emerge with each turn of the page. Delicate cutaways and holes to peep...

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The Three Billy Goats Gruff: Book and CD Pack

The Three Billy Goats Gruff: Book and CD Pack

Nick Sharratt, Stephen Tucker

A lift-the-flap, pop-up fairy tale with an audio CD.

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Cinderella

Cinderella

David Roberts, Lynn Roberts

Cinderella moves into the era of flapper girls and the Charleston, in a new edition of this famous rags to riches tale. Lynn Roberts has crafted a humorous story straight from the art deco period that perfectly complements her...

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Sleeping Beauty: A Mid-century Fairy Tale

Sleeping Beauty: A Mid-century Fairy Tale

Lynn Roberts, David Roberts

Young Annabel lives in the 1950s and dreams of a future with jetpacks, flying cars and robots. However, little does she know that she is living under an evil spell that could mean she has no future at all... This feminist...

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Little Red

Little Red

Lynn Roberts, David Roberts

This highly imaginative spin on the classic tale is set in the late eighteenth century - a time of big wigs, satin gowns, beauty spots, powdered faces and wicked highwaymen!

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