Lists and Suggestions for Kids

List: Fractured Fairy Tales

Ahlberg, Jessica.

While Lucy tries to read to her dog Mr. Barker, he runs off and she ends up chasing him through a fa...

Bardoe, Cheryl.

In this take on "The Ugly Duckling," a tyrannosaurus rex is hatched in a nest of ducklings...

Bedford, David.

"Once upon a time, a laptop arrived in Fairy-tale Land. Join Jack and his friends as they disco...

Brett, Jan.

"Set in the ocean off Japan, this retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears stars Kiniro, a m...

Christelow, Eileen.

Detective Doggedly, a pair of cows, and a sheep who looks very familiar are all nearby each time thr...

Elya, Susan Middleton,

Miguel and Maria meet various fairy tale characters as they walk to their aunt's house. Include...

Emmett, Jonathan.

Princesses Lucinda and Arabella treat a talking frog like royalty in hopes he will turn into a princ...

Harper, Lee.

Two rascally weavers convince the emperor they are making clothing that will make him look "coo...

Hart, Caryl.

When a grumpy giant stomps about keeping everyone awake at night Princess Sophie tries to find a way...

Hartman, Bob.

Little Wolf is tired of eating lamburgers and sloppy does, but when he tricks his parents into think...

Hassett, John.

In this revision of the familiar tale, "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," three sisters manage...

Hodgkinson, Leigh.

Little Bear, all grown up, finds himself lost in a noisy, busy city where he happens to bump into so...

Ketteman, Helen.

Also available in Hoopla. In this adaptation of the traditional folktale, three little gators each b...

Kimmel, Eric A.

A hot pepper pie exposes the big bad wolf in this southwestern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. ...

Lallemand, Orianne.

This year's annual Spring Picnic is just around the corner and the Wolf has decided to bake an ...

Mortimer, Rachael.

When Little Wolf, who doesn't want to be a Big Bad Wolf, is sent to catch dinner, she meets Red...

Palatini, Margie.

Three billy goats, unable to cross a bridge because they cannot pay the toll, form a car pool with T...

Schwartz, Corey Rosen.

In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to...

Schwartz, Corey Rosen.

"In this twist on the classic tale, Cinderella and her less-famous twin sister Tinderella leave...

Smallman, Steve.

When Big Bad catches a cold, he politely asks three little pigs for a tissue. ...

Smith, Alex T.

In this version of Little Red Riding Hood, set on the African plains, Little Red realizes what the V...

Stanley, Diane.

In this version of the traditional tale, a young giant chases Jack down the beanstalk to rescue his ...

Stimpson, Colin.

After their cafe fails, Jack takes his mother's last few pennies and exchanges them for a can o...

Teague, Mark.

In this original version of the traditional tale, the three little pigs are in their usual trouble w...

Wilcox, Leah.

To rescue Rapunzel from her tower, a prince yells for her to throw down her hair; but being too far ...

Wilcox, Leah.

Prince Charming tries all sorts of silly ways to wake Sleeping Beauty before he learns how he is rea...

Willems, Mo.

Also available in Hoopla. Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama D...

Osborne, Mary Pope.

In this version of the classic tale, a girl climbs to the top of a giant beanstalk, where she uses h...

Osborne, Will.

A retelling of the Grimm tale featuring a handsome prince who is put into a deep sleep by a curse un...

Hennessy, B. G.

A boy tending sheep on a lonely mountainside thinks it a fine joke to cry "wolf" and watch...