Bestselling Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths Books for 9 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling fairy tales, folk tales & myths books for 9 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes

by: Rick RiordanJohn Rocco
Release date: Aug 18, 2015
Number of Pages: 416
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Who cut off Medusa’s head? Who was raised by a she-bear? Who tamed Pegasus? It takes a demigod to know, and Percy Jackson can fill you in on the all the daring deeds of Perseus, Atalanta, Bellerophon, and the rest of the major Greek heroes. Told in the funny, irreverent style readers have come to expect from Percy,
(I’ve had some bad experiences in my time, but the heroes I’m going to tell you about were the original old school hard luck cases. They boldly screwed up where no one had screwed up before. . .) and enhanced with vibrant artwork by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, this story collection will become the new must-have classic for Rick Riordan’s legions of devoted fans–and for anyone who needs a hero.

So get your flaming spear. Put on your lion skin cape. Polish your shield and make sure you’ve got arrows in your quiver. We’re going back about four thousand years to decapitate monsters, save some kingdoms, shoot a few gods in the butt, raid the Underworld, and steal loot from evil people.

Then, for dessert, we’ll die painful tragic deaths.

Ready? Sweet. Let’s do this.

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2. Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods

by: Rick RiordanJohn Rocco
Release date: Feb 23, 2016
Number of Pages: 416
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A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don’t need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week.

So begins Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods, in which the son of Poseidon adds his own magic–and sarcastic asides–to the classics. He explains how the world was created, then gives readers his personal take on a who’s who of ancients, from Apollo to Zeus. Percy does not hold back. “If you like horror shows, blood baths, lying, stealing, backstabbing, and cannibalism, then read on, because it definitely was a Golden Age for all that.”

This novel-sized paperback, complete with an insert of full-color illustrations by Caldecott Honoree John Rocco, is portable and friendly, and the ideal way to introduce young readers to the classic stories.
Praise for Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods
“Percy’s gift, which is no great secret, is to breathe new life into the gods. Closest attention is paid to the Olympians, but Riordan has a sure touch when it comes to fitting much into a small space-as does Rocco’s artwork, which smokes and writhes on the page as if hit by lightning. . .The inevitable go-to for Percy’s legions of fans who want the stories behind his stories.”
Kirkus Reviews

“The age-old stories are endlessly strong, resonant, and surprising, while the telling here is fresh, irreverent, and amusing. Percy’s voice. . . John Rocco illustrates the myths with drama, verve, and clarity. A must-have addition to the Percy Jackson canon.”
Booklist Online

“Combining the sarcasm and wit of Percy Jackson with the original Greek myths is a great way to hook tweens and teens on the stories without boring them. The beautiful illustrations by John Rocco enhance each story. . .”
VOYA

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3. The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes

by: Duncan Tonatiuh
Release date: Sep 20, 2016
Number of Pages: 40
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Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico’s cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side. So two volcanoes were formed: Iztaccíhuatl, who continues to sleep, and Popocatépetl, who spews ash and smoke, trying to wake his love.
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4. Hans Christian Andersen’s Complete Fairy Tales (Leather-bound Classics)

by: Hans Christian AndersenJean P HersholtPh.D. Kenneth C. Mondschein
Release date: Oct 07, 2014
Number of Pages: 784
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All the best-loved fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, including ?The Ugly Duckling,” ?Thumbelina,” ?The Red Shoes,” ?The Princess on the Pea,” and ?The Emperor’s New Clothes,” fill the pages of this beautiful leather-bound collector’s edition. Also included is ?The Tallow Candle” ? one of the earliest stories written by Andersen, just discovered recently! With both short and long anecdotes, this is a great book of bedtime stories or for rainy-day reading. The attached bookmark ribbon ensures readers will never lose their place as they wander through the imagination of one of the most popular children’s writers of all time.

Lexile score: 950L

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5. Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

by: Holly BlackTony DiTerlizzi
Release date: Nov 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 121
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It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick,s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you!
Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick,s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.
With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come!
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6. Ever After High: A School Story Collection

by: Suzanne Selfors
Release date: Nov 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 652
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What’s it really like to be a student at Ever After High? Enroll in hexcellent courses like General Villiany, Science and Sorcery, and Hero Training and spend some time with your best friends forever after–Duchess Swan, Lizzie Hearts, Ginger Breadhouse, and the Charming siblings, plus so many more–as they face their destinies, tackle thronework, and figure out which spelltacular path will lead to their Happily Ever After.

Box includes: Next Top Villain; Kiss and Spell; and A Semi-Charming Kind of Life.

© 2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.

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7. A Year Full of Stories: 52 classic stories from all around the world

by: Angela McAllisterChristopher Corr
Release date: Oct 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 128
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This treasury of 52 stories collects together a rich resource of myths, fairy tales and legends from around the world, with a story for every week of the year. The book is broken into 12 chapters, for each of the 12 months of the year, and throughout, stories are matched to internationally celebrated dates, including Valentines Day and the International Day of Friendship, as well as seasonal events and festivals. Collected and retold by award-winning author Angela McAllister, and illustrated by internally recognised artist Christopher Corr, this is a book that will be treasured by families and appeal to teachers and librarians around the world.

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8. Ever After High: Truth or Hair (A School Story)

by: Suzanne Selfors
Release date: May 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 224
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The fifth hexciting book in Suzanne Selfors’ Ever After High: A School Story series.

Holly and Poppy O’Hair are twins, but it’s always been easy to tell these sisters apart. Because she is destined to be the next Rapunzel, Holly has always had the longest locks at Ever After High, while Poppy, whose fairytale destiny is up in the air, wears her hair short to express her individuality. But when Poppy’s hair begins growing longer and longer, while Holly’s hair gets shorter and shorter, it seems as if the sisters might have to reveal the secret they’ve been keeping about their destinies. Can they turn this bad hair day around, or will their fairytale ending be a fairy-fail?

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9. The Odyssey

by: Gillian CrossNeil Packer
Release date: Sep 11, 2012
Number of Pages: 178
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A bold re-envisioning of The Odyssey, told with simplicity and style — perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike.

Odysseus faces storm and shipwreck, a terrifying man-eating Cyclops, the alluring but deadly Sirens, and the fury of the sea-god Poseidon as he makes his ten-year journey home from the Trojan War. While Odysseus struggles to make it home, his wife, Penelope, fights a different kind of battle as her palace is invaded by forceful, greedy men who tell her that Odysseus is dead and she must choose a new husband. Will Odysseus reach her in time? Homer’s epic, age-old story is powerfully told by Carnegie Medalist Gillian Cross and stunningly illustrated by rising talent Neil Packer.

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10. Aesop’s Fables

by: Jerry Pinkney
Release date: Sep 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 96
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In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop’s timeless fables have been carefully selected, humorously retold, and brought gloriously to life by four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Jerry Pinkney. Included are the Shepherd Boy and The Wolf, the Lion and the Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare, plus many other charactersand moralsthat have inspired countless readers for centuries. With more than fifty magnificent full-color illustrations, this handsome edition is a must for every bookshelf.
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11. The Secret Garden

by: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Release date: Nov 29, 2014
Number of Pages: 146
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The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was initially published in serial format starting in the autumn of 1910, and was first published in its entirety in 1911. It is now one of Burnett’s most popular novels, and is considered to be a classic of English children’s literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced.
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12. Hansel and Gretel Standard Edition: A TOON Graphic

by: Neil GaimanLorenzo Mattotti
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 56
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“If this isn’t the definitive edition of Hansel and Gretel, it’s absolutely necessary.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman and fine artist Lorenzo Mattotti join forces to create Hansel & Gretel, a stunning book that’s at once as familiar as a dream and as evocative as a nightmare. Mattotti’s sweeping ink illustrations capture the terror and longing found in the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Gaiman crafts an original text filled with his signature wit and pathos that is sure to become a favorite of readers everywhere, young and old.

Neil Gaiman is the best-selling author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio, theater, and films for children and adults alike. His work has received many international awards, including the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, as well as Hugos, two Nebulas, a World Fantasy Award, four Bram Stoker Awards, six Locus Awards, and countless other honors. He is a pillar of modern fantasy writing. He has said that the story of Hansel and Gretel is what made him want to be a writer.

Lorenzo Mattotti is an Italian comics and graphic artist living in Paris. A frequent contributor of covers for the New Yorker, he’s recognized as one of the most outstanding international exponents of comics art. Mattotti won an Eisner Award for his graphic novel Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. He collaborated with Lou Reed in re-imaging Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven.

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13. East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North (Calla Editions)

by: Kay Nielsen
Release date: Oct 10, 2008
Number of Pages: 208
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These Scandinavian fairy tales have had many interpretations through the years, but never have they been so beautifully illustrated as in this sumptuous edition. Golden Age artist Kay Nielsen, a master of fantasy, lavished the text with 25 intricately detailed color and numerous black-and-white images that glow with his phantasmagorical style. With 15 stories that include the popular “Billy Goat’s Gruff,” this is one of the most stunning children’s books ever produced.

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14. The Legend of Sleeping Bear

by: Kathy-Jo WarginGijsbert Van Frankenhuyzen
Release date: Oct 19, 1998
Number of Pages: 48
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It started with a mother’s love… Fleeing from a forest fire, a mother bear urges her two cubs into the watery shelter of a vast body of water. Though it will be difficult, she knows if they can swim across to the opposite shore, they will be safe. With calls of encouragement and steadfast love, Mother Bear guides her cubs across the great lake, Lake Michigan. And the story of what happens once Mother Bear reaches the far shore becomes the legend behind the natural wonder known as Sleeping Bear Dune. In 1998 writer Kathy-jo Wargin and nature artist Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen combined their talents to bring The Legend of Sleeping Bear to life. Published to wide acclaim, the book was soon named the Official Children’s Book of Michigan. More than ten years later, this story of enduring maternal love continues to resonate with readers young and old. In celebration of the initial release of The Legend of Sleeping Bear, we are pleased to announce a new, limited edition of the book, accompanied with a free animated DVD narrated by Jeff Daniels.
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15. Norwegian Folktales (The Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library)

by: Peter Christen AsbjornsenJorgen Moe
Release date: Aug 12, 1982
Number of Pages: 192
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Long a treasure in Norway, the folktales collected by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen Moe have been acclaimed for their richness of humor, fullness of life, and depth of understanding since they first appeared in translation more than a hundred years ago. The Norwegian folktales, said Jacob Grimm, “surpass nearly all others.”
 
Within these captivating tales we meet witches, trolls, and ogres; sly foxes and great, mysterious bears; beautiful princesses and country-lads-turned-heroes. Collected here in a sparkling contemporary translation by Pat Shaw Iversen and Carl Norman, these tales brim with the matchless vitality and power of their original telling. Included also are the wonderfully evocative original illustrations of Erik Werenskiold and Theodor Kittelsen.

With black-and-white drawings throughout
Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library 

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16. Greek Myths

by: Marcia WilliamsMarcia Williams
Release date: Feb 08, 2011
Number of Pages: 40
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“Even reluctant readers (let alone closet classicists) will be drawn to pore over these entrancing pages. -School Library Journal

Greek myths are among the most exciting stories ever told. In this collection, Marcia Williams offers a fun but faithful retelling of eight myths using simple language and her signature comic-strip format. Panels and spreads brimming with color, decorative detail, and nonstop action make each tale a pleasure to look at, and speech bubbles add modern humor. This indispensable collection is the perfect way to introduce young readers to the power of myth.

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17. Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World

by: Ethel Johnston PhelpsSuki BoyntonGayle Forman
Release date: Aug 02, 2016
Number of Pages: 120
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From Japan to Norway, Scotland to Sudan, Tatterhood brings readers twelve folk tales—and twelve women whose cunning, hard work, and physical strength are celebrated in each story. A family of three women teaches a burly man how to wrestle, a girl battles a fearsome bear, and a young mother rescues her village from an elephant’s stomach.
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18. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

by: L. Frank Baum
Release date: Nov 29, 2014
Number of Pages: 76
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum and illustrated by W. W. Denslow. Originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago on May 17, 1900, it has since been reprinted numerous times, most often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of both the popular 1902 Broadway musical and the well-known 1939 film adaptation. The story chronicles the adventures of a young girl named Dorothy Gale in the Land of Oz, after being swept away from her Kansas farm home in a cyclone. The novel is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. Its initial success, and the success of the 1902 Broadway musical which Baum adapted from his original story, led to Baum’s writing thirteen additional Oz books.
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19. The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

by: George SaundersLane Smith
Release date: Nov 24, 2015
Number of Pages: 96
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From the bestselling author of Tenth of December comes a splendid new edition of his acclaimed collaboration with the illustrator behind The Stinky Cheese Man and James and the Giant Peach! Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious images, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a modern fable for people of all ages that touches on the power of kindness, generosity, compassion, and community.
 
In the seaside village of Frip live three families: the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her father. The economy of Frip is based solely on goat’s milk, and this is a problem because the village is plagued by gappers: bright orange, many-eyed creatures the size of softballs that love to attach themselves to goats. When a gapper gets near a goat, it lets out a high-pitched shriek of joy that puts the goats off giving milk, which means that every few hours the children of Frip have to go outside, brush the gappers off their goats, and toss them into the sea. The gappers have always been everyone’s problem, until one day they get a little smarter, and instead of spreading out, they gang up: on Capable’s goats. Free at last of the tyranny of the gappers, will her neighbors rally to help her? Or will they turn their backs, forcing Capable to bear the misfortune alone?
 
Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious illustrations by Lane Smith and a brilliant story by George Saunders that explores universal themes of community and kindness, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a rich and resonant story for those that have all and those that have not.
 
Praise for George Saunders
 
“No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
 
“Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time.”—Khaled Hosseini
 
“George Saunders is a complete original. . . . There is no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity.”—Dave Eggers
 
“Few people cut as hard or deep as Saunders does.”—Junot Díaz
 
“Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny.”—Zadie Smith
 
Praise for The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip
 
“In a perfect world, every child would own a copy of this profound, funny fable. . . . Every adult would own a copy too, and would marvel at how this smart, subversive little book is even deeper and more hilarious than any child could know.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Saunders’s idiosyncratic voice makes an almost perfect accompaniment to children’s book illustrator Smith’s heightened characterizations and slightly surreal backdrops.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“A riveting, funny, and sly new fairy tale.”Miami Herald
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20. Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom

by: Shiho S. NunesLak-Khee Tay-Audouard
Release date: Feb 12, 2013
Number of Pages: 64
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**Winner of the 2014 Aesop Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature**

**Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales**

**2014 Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award Winner**

For thousands of years, Chinese storytellers have delighted listeners with stories about the value of virtues like honesty, respect, courage and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of these wonderful tales, some of them dating back to the third century BCE, and retells them in contemporary English for a modern audience.

Each of these stories offers a nugget of ancient folk wisdom and shares aspects of Chinese culture and lore. All of the tales express the foibles and wisdom of human experience with great humor and affection. And although the lessons are universal, the wit and flavor are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated by a master Chinese artist using a patchwork of ancient tones and textures, with a deft touch of humor, this book will give great joy to children and adults alike.

Chinese children’s stories include:

  • The Practical Bride
  • Stealing the Bell
  • Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
  • Cooking the Duck
  • Scaring the Tigers
  • The Dragon Slayer
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21. Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper

by: Charles PerraultCamille Rose Garcia
Release date: Jan 20, 2015
Number of Pages: 80
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From the acclaimed and popular illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Snow White, comes a unique and visually stunning spin on Cinderella—published to coincide with the release of the major-motion picture from Walt Disney directed by Kenneth Branagh and featuring an all-star cast.

Charles Perrault’s story of a sweet-tempered young girl, forced into servitude by her evil stepmother and stepsisters, who finds true love with a handsome prince (with the help of a fairy godmother), has enchanted readers for more than 300 years. In this lavishly illustrated retelling of the classic fairytale, Camille Rose Garcia reimagines Cinderella through her distinctive visual aesthetic. Hers is a Cinderella for the twenty-first century: dark, compelling, vibrant, and enthralling. 

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22. Peach Boy And Other Japanese Children’s Favorite Stories

by: Florence SakadeYoshisuke Kurosaki
Release date: Sep 15, 2008
Number of Pages: 48
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children’s book presents several Japanese fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich oral culture.

Welcome to a fantastic world populated by magical teakettles, long-nosed goblins, brave warriors, and a host of other beloved characters who have lived on for centuries in the traditional tales of Japan.

Drawn from Japanese folklore that has been passed down from generation to generation, the nine enchanting stories collected in this volume have been lovingly retold just for today’s readers. Vibrantly illustrated and full of thrilling adventures, funny discoveries and important lessons, they’re sure to become story time favorites.

Included are some of Japan’s best-loving children stories:

  • Peach Boy
  • The Magic Teakettle
  • Monkey-Dance and Sparrow-Dance
  • The Long-Nosed Goblins
  • The Rabbit in the Moon
  • The Rabbit in the Moon
  • The Tongue-Cut Sparrow
  • Sill Saburo
  • The Toothpick Warriors
  • The Sticky-Sticky Pine
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23. The Face in the Frost

by: John Bellairs
Release date: Sep 30, 2014
Number of Pages: 160
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The Face in the Frost is a fantasy classic, defying categorization with its richly imaginative story of two separate kingdoms of wizards, stymied by a power that is beyond their control. A tall, skinny misfit of a wizard named Prospero lives in the Southern Kingdom—a patchwork of feuding duchies and small manors, all loosely loyal to one figurehead king. Both Prospero and an improbable adventurer named Roger Bacon look in mirrors to see different times and places, which greatly affects their personalities and mannerisms and leads them into a myriad of situations that are sometimes frightening and often hilarious.
 
Hailed by critics as an extraordinary work, combining the thrills of a horror novel with the inventiveness of fantasy, The Face in the Frost is the debut novel that launched John Bellairs’s reputation as one of the most individual voices in young adult fiction.
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24. The Once Upon a Time Map Book: Take a Tour of Six Enchanted Lands

by: B.G. HennessyPeter Joyce
Release date: May 11, 2010
Number of Pages: 16
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“A charming concept. . . . Teaches rudiments of map reading and direction following in a friendly way, and it’s packed with diminutive images.” — BOOKLIST

Imagine that fairy tales are real and can be explored in detail with the help of maps. Imagine navigating the mysteries of Aladdin’s kingdom, the dangers of the Giant’s kingdom at the top of Jack’s beanstalk, and the whimsy of Alice’s Wonderland. Imagine a trip through the unique geographical features of Peter Pan’s Neverland, Dorothy’s Land of Oz, and Snow White’s Enchanted Forest. You’ll have expert guides and clear, simple directions. On each map, a compass, quadrants with letters and numbers, and a key with local routes will help you find your way. This beautiful and unique book features six fold-out maps and a fairy-tale pop-up castle finale.

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25. Greek Mythology Books for Kids: A Collection of Greek Stories and Greek Gods for Children

by: Anthony ClarkRobert Harper
Release date: Jul 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 94
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Greek Mythology Books for Kids encourages the love and learning of Greek Mythology. Be captivated by 3 stories: Arachne and Athena, Pandora’s Box, & Phaeton and Helios. Then, learn a little about 20 important figures that have influenced stories, art, and intrigued the imagination of the world!
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26. The Elephant’s Friend and Other Tales from Ancient India

by: Marcia WilliamsMarcia Williams
Release date: Feb 25, 2014
Number of Pages: 40
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Step back into ancient India as Marcia Williams brings her inviting comic-book style to eight animal folktales that continue to enchant children today.

Have you heard about the elephant and the dog who became not just unlikely companions, but the best of friends? Or the traveler whose greed for gold lures him straight into the scrawny tiger’s trap? How about the talkative tortoise who can’t keep his mouth closed to save his life? Drawing from three books of best-loved Indian folktales — Hitopadesha Tales, Jataka Tales, and Panchantra Tales — this graphic storybook collection, alive with kid-friendly illustrations, is infused with humor and warmth.

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27. La Llorona / The Weeping Woman (English and Spanish Edition)

by: Joe HayesVicki Trego HillMona Pennypacker
Release date: May 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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La Llorona (yoh-RROH-nah), now available for the first time in a full-color paperback, is the ghost story to end all ghost stories and truly the most popular cuento of Hispanic America. This story of the weeping woman appears at first to be only a frightening tale filled with mysterious events which cause children to sit wide-eyed. Yet it’s the simple, universal wisdom at the core of the story that finally works its magic into their hearts.

Joe Hayes is best known for his bilingual tellings of stories from the American Southwest. La Llorona is one of his favorite stories.

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28. Hans Christian Andersen Tales (Word Cloud Classics)

by: Hans Christian Andersen
Release date: Oct 28, 2014
Number of Pages: 464
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Fairy tales are timeless treasures passed from generation to generation, and few are as beloved as those of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. From the princess so sensitive she is discomforted by a single pea beneath a tower of mattresses to the unfortunate-looking duckling who matures into a stunning swan, these are the stories that stay with us long after we leave childhood behind. First published in 1835, Andersen’s tales continue to delight the modern audience. Now part of the Word Cloud Classics series, Hans Christian Andersen Tales is a chic and affordable collection of these wonderful stories, complete with classics like ?Thumbelina” and ?The Little Mermaid,” plus some wonderful lesser-known gems to discover anew.

Lexile score: 950L

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29. The Wonder Clock: Or, Four & Twenty Marvelous Tales, Being One for Each Hour of the Day

by: Howard PyleKatherine PyleHoward Pyle
Release date: Feb 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 336
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This collection contains one tale for each hour including “Master Clock: How Boots Befooled the King,” “The Three Little Pigs and the Ogre,” and others. A large measure of Pyle’s amazing success with youngsters is his genius as an illustrator and this book includes some of his most unforgettable drawings. 148 illustrations.
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30. The Secrets of the Pied Piper 1: The Peddler’s Road

by: Matthew Cody
Release date: Oct 18, 2016
Number of Pages: 384
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“Explodes into a wild fantasy adventure. . . . Cody has begun what promises to be an epic trilogy.”Adam Gidwitz, New York Times bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm
 
It is said that in the thirteenth century, in a town called Hamelin, a piper lured all of the children away with his magical flute, and none of them were ever seen again.
 
Today, tough, pink-haired Max and her little brother, Carter, are stuck in modern-day Hamelin with their father . . . until they are also led away by the Piper to a place called the Summer Isle. There they meet the original stolen children, who haven’t aged a day and who have formed their own town, vigilantly guarded from the many nightmarish beings that roam the land.
 
No one knows why the Piper stole them, but Max and Carter may be the key to returning the lost children of Hamelin. Together they set out on the Peddler’s Road to find their way back to the real world.
 
This swashbuckling journey is perfect for fans of Rump and A Tale Dark and Grimm. Don’t miss the second adventure in the series, The Magician’s Key!

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Siblings

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Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 7:10 AM

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