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Writing a Fairy Tale

Cecilia Minden (author) Carol Herring (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160163

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a Fairy Tale is full of tips and tricks to help kids craft a whimsical tale, from Once Upon a Time to Happily Ever After. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.

The Table and the Chair

Edward Lear (author) Jeff Ebbeler (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731573

Edward Lear's classic poem about a table and chair's adventurous walk around town.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin: A German Folktale

Amanda St. John (author) Dianna Bonder (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781614731139

The town of Hamelin is being overrun by rats! A mysterious traveling piper has the power to rid the town of the pests, but when he is cheated out of his payment, he gets revenge.

Rumpled Stilton Skin

Daniel Postgate (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176868

In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, a funny little man with an unusual name appears when the poor cheesemaker's daughter needs his help. He makes her beautiful for a ball, but what will he ask for in return?

Rapunzel and the Prince of Pop

Karyn Gorman, Laura Anderson (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176851

In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, the Prince of Pop is driving through the forest when he hears a stunning voice singing. It's Rapunzel! The only problem is she is locked in a tower by a witch. Can he free her and make Rapunzel into his next big pop star?

Hansel and Gretel and the Green Witch

Laura North, Chris Jevons (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427176844

In this classic fairy tale, retold with a twist, Hansel and Gretel are eat a lot of junk food and aren't very active. Their father, the woodcutter, plans a trip for them to the woods for exercise. But the children get lost and discover a hungry - but health-conscious - witch!

Ten of the Best Prince and Princess Stories

David West (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177384

Ten beautifully illustrated stories tell classic fairy tales from different cultures of princes and princesses. Familiar fairy tales include Snow White, Rapunzel, The Frog Prince, and The Princess and the Pea from Germany and Scandinavia. Tales from other cultures include: Rhodopis, from Egypt; The Lake Princess, from China; and Princess of the Mist, a Native legend from Canada. Feature boxes add additional details to help readers better understand concepts in the story as well as the time period in which the story was written.

Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas

Natasha Yim (author) Grace Zong (illustrator)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781607346296

In this Chinese American retelling of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," a careless Goldy Luck wreaks havoc on the home of a family of panda bears. She eats up the littlest panda’s rice porridge, breaks his rocking chair, and rumples all the blankets on his futon. When Goldy takes responsibility for her actions, she makes a new friend (and a whole plate of turnip cakes!) just in time for Chinese New Year.

Medieval Mess

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805663

Alex has decided to create a graphic novel to complete his fourth grade assignment on the Renaissance. His pencil is nearly worn out when his father returns from an archaeological dig and suggests Alex get a replacement pencil from his bag to complete the assignment. Alex uses the borrowed pencil to draw a monster that a knight must put a stop in order to save the village and its inhabitants. When he wakes up the next morning, the paper is blank and the monster is staring at him! Can he figure out a way to get things back to normal?

Raging Robots

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805670

The school play was a hit, but Sara and Alex have lost the Mystical Pencil again. Stewart found it and used the pencil to design his science fair project -- a working robot. The problem is, Stewart's robot stumbles upon the power of the pencil and decides to make himself a few friends. The helpful robot has drawn an evil robot as well and now the evil bot has created his own army. Can Alex, Sara, and Stewart defeat the robots and return the pencil to the museum before it is too late?

Dinosaur Drama

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805656

Alex made sure the Mystical Pencil is in his possession and is at the museum to return it to safety. But, before he gets the chance, Marvin steals it! Marvin's only ambition is to draw dinosaurs over and over. Once again, Alex is forced to try and set things right while not becoming dinosaur lunch. Can he solve the dinosaur drama and secure the Mystical Pencil once and for all?

Costume Craziness

Dustin Evans (author) Dustin Evans (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614805649

When Alex woke up from the Renaissance nightmare, the Mystical Pencil was nowhere to be found. Until he gets to school that is! There he discovers Sara has found the pencil and is using it to draw costumes and sets for the school play. She doesn't believe Alex's warnings until it is too late! Can Alex and Sara work together to take the farm out of the school and back onstage?

Princess and the Peas

Rachel Himes (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897181

In this adaptation of The Princess and the Pea, Ma Sally cooks the best black-eyed peas in Charleston County, South Carolina. Her son, John, is a highly eligible bachelor, and three local women vie for his hand in marriage by attempting to cook as well as Ma. At the last minute, a surprise contestant named Princess arrives at the door. Princess and John are well-matched, but Princess has her own ideas. When told she has won John’s hand, she asks him to scrub the pots and pans before she'll give him an answer. Her answer, it turns out, is that she wants to spend some time getting to know John first. Backmatter includes an author’s note and a recipe for Princess’s Black-eyed Peas.

The One Great Gnome

Jeff Dinardo (author) Jhon Ortiz (illustrator)

Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group ISBN: 9781947159556

This story introduces readers to the hidden magical—and mysterious—world of gnomes, elves, and trolls. Eleven-year-old Sarah moves with her family from New York City to rural Hadley, Connecticut. She's eager to explore her new home and meet new friends, but she never expected to befriend an old garden gnome. Readers join Sarah as she is drawn into a secret world under our feet. Sarah uses her instincts to calm old rivalries and help the underworld elves, gnomes, and more join her in the upperworld.

Ice-Cream Splat Attack

David Mostyn (author) David Mostyn (illustrator)

Publisher: BrambleKids Ltd ISBN: 9781913688479

This beautifully illustrated and witty piece of fiction tells the story of two kings - one mean (King Griswold) and one kind (King Albert) and a young trainee cook who saves the day with an old cannon and tons of strawberry ice cream. The final pages at the end introduce the reader to the science of making ice cream, adding an informative non-fiction element to this exciting new title.

Fern

N.J. Stratford (author)

Publisher: Blue Door Education ISBN: 9781952398056

Being a fairy isn’t as easy as you might think. We are not born with good fairy skills or fairy magic—we have to go to school to learn and practice them. I go to Rowan Tree School for Fairies (etc.)—it is the best school in Riverfalls Forest. It is where fairies, elves, pixies, sprites, goblins, and gnomes can learn about the magical powers of our forest plants, hone our skills in elf-shot, and win prizes for the tangliest, messiest fairy-locks. It is also where I have my best—and scariest—adventures!

The Boy Who Cried Sheep!

Laura North, Becka Moore (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177230

In this version of the classic fairy tale, the shepherd boy who cried "wolf" is watching a herd of stunt-jumping sheep! He must save the day when no one comes to rescue little Red Riding Hood from the Big Bad Wolf!

The Ninjabread Man

Katrina Charman, Fabiano Fiorin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177247

In a terrific twist on the original tale of The Gingerbread Man, follow the amazing Ninjabread Man as he dips and dives out of danger!

Thumbelina Thinks Big

Katie Dale, Rupert Van Wyk (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177254

Thumbelina dreams of being a model on the catwalk. She has big dreams of stardom…but not very much luck at getting noticed! Then a local fashion show comes to town. Could this be her big chance? 

Rub-a-dub-dub: Three Men and a Pancake

Katie Dale, Steve Stone (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177223

The baker gets a huge shock when the giant pancake he is making leaps off the frying pan and rolls off into town! The butcher and the candlestick maker help give chase. But when a giant sniffs out the tasty pancake, he chases them all! The only escape is on the river, but how can they stay afloat?

Brownilocks and the Three Bowls of Cornflakes

Enid Richemont, Polona Lovsin (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177209

In this classic twist on the traditional fairy tale, meet Brownilocks the bear. She gets hungry while she's out for a walk in the woods and finds a tasty surprise! Three delicious bowls of cornflakes have been left out for breakfast, but what happens when Mom, Dad, and Sam come home? 

Little Red Hen's Great Escape

Elizabeth Dale, Andrew Painter (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427177216

Little Red Hen knows something is wrong when she sees the bulldozers arrive on the farm! How can she find out what the farmer is up to when the other animals are all too lazy to help!

The Magic Scooter

Julia Jarman, Sam Hearn (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427116604

Caspar can't take his eyes off his new birthday present - a new scooter! He soon finds out it's not just any scooter but one with magical, time-traveling powers.

Travel Guide for Monsters

Lori Degman (author) Dave Szalay (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781534166769

Taking your monster on a road trip this summer? Or letting your favorite beast tag along on a family beach vacation? Wherever you and your monster are traveling, Travel Guide for Monsters is full of essential tips to help you both enjoy the sights from coast to coast--and avoid monster-related mishaps.

Writing a Fractured Fairy Tale

Cecilia Minden (author) Carol Herring (illustrator)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781534160170

Writing is an important skill that kids use almost every day. The goal of the Write it Right series is to make kids writing experts. Writing a Fractured Fairy Tale is full of tips and tricks to help kids fracture their own tale, from mixing up characters to creating conflict. This book includes a table of contents, glossary, index, author biography, activities, and instructions.