Fairy Tale Classics: 10+ Original Titles

12 Jul

Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

    • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
    • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
    • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
    • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
    • Friday – Recap of the Week


948529American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne
From the author of The Magic Treehouse series, this book is filled with characters like John Henry, Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind and Paul Bunyan.

The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights
A collection of Middle Eastern folktales compiled during the Islamic Golden Age with roots in ancient and medieval Arabic, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Persian and Turkish folklore.

The Complete Fables by Aesop
“Aesop’s Fables or Aesopica refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop (620-560 BC), a slave and story-teller who lived in Ancient Greece. Aesop’s Fables have become a blanket term for collections of brief fables, usually involving anthropomorphic animals.” (Taken from Goodreads)

The Complete Fairy Tales by Charles Perrault
The author of Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty this book brings together even more fairy tales to dive into.

1025260The Complete Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
“159 cherished tales that have enchanted readers for generations. Includes The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Snow Queen, all uncut with beautiful illustrations.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Favorite Folktales from Around the World by Jane Yolen
Filled with multicultural stories from around the world, this book is an introduction into the world of folk and fairy tales.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle, and Other Stories by Washington Irving
The Father of American Literature brings to life the Headless Horseman and a man who falls asleep for twenty years, plus other stories.

The Odyssey by Homer
Although originally told thousands of years ago, this story of a man trying to get home is still being taught in school’s today.

21981650The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm
Filled with stories you thought you knew and new-to-you stories, this book is filled to the brim with original fairy tales of the German brothers.

Peter Pan by James Barrie
Familiar with the movie or stage production, this is the original story of the boy who didn’t want to grow up.


2 Responses to “Fairy Tale Classics: 10+ Original Titles”


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