Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Fairy Tale Anthologies for Grade School Aged

I'm often asked to recommend fairy tale collections so today I'm offering a list of books that are suitable for more grade school aged readers. Mostly the decision depends on your taste in illustrations and tales.  Many of these are perennial favorites with readers, too.  Please feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!
The Golden Book of Fairy Tales (Golden Classics)

The Golden Book of Fairy Tales (Golden Classics) (Still the most requested title and fortunately still in print.)

Classic Fairy Tales

Classic Fairy Tales by Scott Gustafson

Mightier Than the Sword: World Folktales for Strong Boys

Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls

Classic Fairy Tales: Candlewick Illustrated Classic

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen: Candlewick Illustrated Classic

Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales

Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales by Lucy  Cousins (This is not a usual collection but fun for kids who already are very familiar with the tales.)

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse

Mirror Mirror: A Book of Reversible Verse by Marilyn Singer and illustrated by Josee Massee. These are poems retelling the tales in unexpected ways and the book is just magical overal. (Might as well get it now because I really hope it wins the Caldecott and then sells out its current print run next month.  Crossing fingers...)

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