Ahlberg, Allan. The Bravest Bear Ever. (FIC AHL) This fairy tale bear tells his own tale with himself as the hero despite what is written in familiar stories. You'll recognize many favorite characters from other stories, but you might be surprised with little bear's version of the tales. (Picture) More by this author: Ten in a Bed.
Auch, Mary Jane. The Princess and the Pizza. (FIC AUC) In order to marry Prince Drupert, an out of work princess must pass several tests including a cooking test. However, will the princess still want to marry the prince after she passes all those tests? (Picture)
Baker, E.D.. Frog Princess. (FIC BAK) Kissing the frog was supposed to turn him into a prince, not turn the princess into a frog, too! Princess Emma and Prince Eadric must face many dangers as they try to reverse both spells so they can return to their former lives. Follow the adventures of Emma in the sequels Dragon's Breath, Once Upon a Curse, No Place for Magic, The Salamander Spell , The Dragon Princess, Dragon Kiss, and A Prince Among Frogs. (Chapter)
Beck Ian. Secret History of Tom Trueheart. (FIC BEC) Tom is the youngest of seven brothers who are adventurers in the Land of Stories. When the six older boys fail to return from their latest adventures, 12-year-old Tom sets off on a quest of his own to find his brothers so they can complete their fairy tale stories and return the Land of Stories to a time of peace. (Chapter)
Briggs, Raymond. Jim and the Beanstalk. (398.2 BRO)--After hearing the tale of a sad, old giant whose father was robbed by a boy, Jim tries to make up for it with the giant he meets at the top of a beanstalk. (Picture)
Calonita, Jen. Flunked. (FIC CAL) Gilly was only trying to help feed her younger brothers and sisters who all live in a shoe, but now she's been caught stealing for the third time and has been sentenced to Fairy Tale Reform School which is run by Cinderella's evil stepmother. Something strange is happening at the school, and Gilly is right in the middle of the madness. Her first challenge will be figuring out if she can trust anyone, or if everyone at the reform school has something to hide. (Chapter)
Colfer, Chris. The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell. (FIC COL) Twins Alex and Conner unexpectedly find themselves inside the stories their father and grandmother told them before their father passed away. In order to return home to their mother, Alex and Connor must collect some of the most famous objects from their favorite stories to activate the wishing spell. Unfortunately, the twins aren’t the only ones who want to use the wishing spell. Danger comes from witches, wolves, goblins, trolls, and even a few seemingly innocent characters. (Chapter)
Colfer, Chris. The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns. (FIC COL) Alex and her twin brother Conner return to the Land of Stories to rescue their mother who has been kidnapped by the Enchantress who cursed Sleeping Beauty and is fighting to gain control of the kingdom. This could be the biggest danger the fairy tale kingdom has ever faced. Alex and Conner must save their mother and the rest of the Land of Story from this evil threat.
Coppinger, Tom. Curse in Rev[e]rse. (FIC COP)--After helping a witch, a couple with no children becomes frightened of the witch's parting curse to "beware the curse of the one armed man". Imagine what would have happened if the couple hadn't helped the witch! (Picture)
Datler, Ellen, ed. Troll's-Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales. (398.2 DAT) Traditional fairy tales told from the villain’s point of view. After reading, decide for yourself which characters are the real villains. (Chapter)
Ensor, Barbara . Cinderella: (As If You Didn't Already Know the Story). (FIC ENS)--As a way of sharing her feelings about her evil stepfamily, Cinderella writes letters to her mother who has passed away. Find out what happens after the “happily ever after.” Another in this series: Thumbelina: Tiny Runaway Bride. (Chapter)
Ferris, Jean. Once Upon a Marigold. (FIC FER) With a troll for a foster father, Christian hasn’t exactly learned how to relate to royalty. However, after admiring Princess Marigold through his telescope for years, Christian has finally decided that he must meet her in person. Are Marigold and her parents--the king and queen--ready for Christian? (Chapter)
French, Vivian. Robe of Skulls. (FIC FRE) Lady Lamorna wants a new robe made by the Ancient Crones, but she’ll need some help and some money to get it. . Others in this series: Bag of Bones, Heart of Glass. (Chapter)
Funke, Cornelia. Igraine the Brave. (FIC FUN) Igraine doesn’t want to become a magician like her parents and her brother. What she wants is to become a knight. When Osmund the Greedy and Rowan the Heartless try to steal magic books from her family, Igraine will need all the help she can get to save her family from the evil invaders. (Chapter)
Harrell, Rob. Life of Zarf: The Trouble with Weasels. (FIC HAR) Unfortunately for Zarf, trolls are not very popular at his school. People often say mean things about Zarf or about trolls in general which only sets off Zarf's extreme bad temper. When the sympathetic king is kidnapped, Zarf wants to be the one to rescue him as a chance to show everyone how good he can be. His faithful friends--a pig who is terrified of just about everything and a junior court jester who just isn't funny--are his only sidekicks. Zarf hopes to find the king before his loses his temper or his friends. (Chapter)
Healy, Christopher. Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. Fairy Tale (FIC HEA) Everyone has heard of Prince Charming. Ever wondered how he could have rescued and married four damsels? It seems the minstrels telling the tales can't seem to remember the names and give every hero prince the name "Charming." Four of these misnamed men--one timid, one overly brutish, one overachiever, and one lucky but not so bright-- band together on a quest to set the stories straight and hopefully win true love in the process. Unfortunately, it seems that the storytellers haven't quite gotten the personalities of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose correct either so the princes had better be up for the challenge. (Chapter) Sequel = Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle.
Lairamore, Dawn. Ivy’s Ever After. (FIC LAI) Ivy is unlike any other princess, and she certainly isn’t looking forward to being sent to a tower that’s guarded by a dragon just so a prince can save her. If only she could find her godmother, Drusilla could help her avoid her disastrous destiny. (Chapter) Sequel is Ivy and the Meanstalk.
Levine, Gail Carson. Ella Enchanted. (FIC LEV) When the princess was born and the fairies bestowed gifts, one of them gave Ella the "gift" of obedience. Ella sees it as more of a curse since she isn't allowed to follow her own instincts. There's got to be a way to get rid of the fairy's "gift", but Ella isn't sure what to do. More by this author: Fairest, Two Princesses of Bamarre, Princess Tales series, The Wish. (Chapter)
Lin, Grace. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. (FIC LIN) Minli, hoping to bring life back to her homeland, goes on a quest to find the Old Man of the Moon. Her companion on this journey is a dragon who can’t fly. Sequel When the Sea Turned to Silver. and Starry River of the Sky.(Chapter)
Maguire, Gergory. Leaping Beauty. (FIC MAG) For new twists on familiar fairy tales like Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, and more, read this book by the author of the musical Wicked. (Chapter)
Mass, Wendy. Rapunzel, The One with All the Hair. (FIC MAS) Rapunzel is held captive in a tower by an evil witch, while Prince Benjamin feels trapped by his royal duties that include looking out for his awful cousin. What Prince Benjamin truly wants is to go on an adventure that is worthy of a prince and will have the villagers singing his praises. When Rapunzel and Prince Benjamin finally meet, something magical happens. Other titles in this series include Sleeping Beauty: The One Who Took a Really Long Nap. (Chapter)
McGowan, Keith. Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children. (FIC MCG) Sol and Connie are in big trouble if they can’t find a way to escape the same witch that captured Hansel and Gretel. It’s a good thing they’ve got each other. (Chapter)
Riley, James. Half Upon a Time. (FIC RIL) Jack has always disliked royalty, at least he always thought he did, until May literally falls into his life. Somehow Jack’s gotten himself into a quest to find May’s grandmother, and along the way, they encounter many familiar fairy tale characters. Jack soon discovers that things are not always as they seem. (Chapter)
Shurtliff, Liesl. Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin. Fairy Tale/Adventure (FIC SHU) If your name were Rump, you would understand the humiliation of the young hero of this story. Everyone thinks he's a joke, but Rump is determined to find out his real name and the secret behind his ability to turn straw into gold. If he doesn't learn to control his talent, it could become a curse that dooms him instead of a gift that helps him. (Chapter)
Shurtliff, Liesl. Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk. (FIC SHU) Jack wasn't even convinced that giants were real until the day they invaded his village and left with all the available food and Jack's father. When he climbs the beanstalk to find his father and take back the food to save his village, Jack realizes just how GIANT a giant really is. His quest is going to be more dangerous than he thought, but he must succeed. Sequel Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood (Chapter)
Snyder, Laurel. Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains. (FIC SNY) A prince is supposed to be searching for a suitable princess to marry. Instead he’s helping his friend Lucy the milkmaid as she looks for her missing mother on the other side of the Scratchy Mountains. (Chapter)
Tonatiuh, Duncan. Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale. (FIC TON) Papa Rabbit has not returned from his work in the fields of El Norte so his son Pancho attempts to find him. His guide on this dangerous journey is Coyote, but Pancho is unsure whether Coyote can really be trusted? (Folk Tale)
Vande Velde, Vivian. Frogged. Fairy Tale (FIC VAN) Princess Imogene was just trying to help the frog she kissed, but the unsuspecting princess never imagined the spell would be transferred to her. Despite her desire to change back into a human, Imogene just can't bring herself to turn someone else into a frog. The people she meets in her life as a frog have many suggestions for Imogene, but she'll have to live with the consequences of her decisions, and she's not sure how to make that choice.
Weston, Robert Paul. Prince Puggly of Spud. Fairy Tale (FIC VAN) This tale told entirely in rhyme is about the people of Spiff who are only concerned with fashion and appearances, except for Princess Francesca, who only wears pajamas with boats on them despite her father's efforts to change. The unfashionable Prince of Spud is perfect for his kingdom of mud but is shocked to receive a an invitation to chic party in Spiff. He's sure it's a joke, but when he and Princess Francesca join forces, the joke will be on the people of Spiff.