10 Books for Fairy-Tale Fanatics

Find yourself—or just get lost—in a good fairy tale.


Whether your little ones prefer to journey with giants, mingle with mermaids, or make dares with dragons, there is a whole world of make-believe awaiting kids who love to read about classic fairy tales like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood. Some of our favorites are simply updated versions of these classic stories, while others put a new or humorous spin on a timeless tale. We’ve put together a list of ten fairy-tale inspired reads that are sure to satisfy magic-hungry minds.



Prince & Knight by Daniel Haack, Illustrated by Stevie Lewis









The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Alison Jay











Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm Series) by Michael Buckley, Illustrated by Peter Ferguson











The Three Little Pugs by Nina Victor Crittenden












Little Red Writing by Joan Holub, Illustrated by Melissa Sweet











Behind the Legend: Unicorns by Erin Peabody, Illustrated by Jomike Tejido & Behind the Legend: Dragons by Erin Peabody, Illustrated by Victor Rivas







The Cave of Aaaaah! Doom! (Ella & Owen Series) by Jaden Kent, Illustrated by Iryna Bodnaruk










Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, Illustrated by Quentin Blake










Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood, Illustrated by Meg Hunt











After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Up Again) by Dan Santat