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Book Recommendations
Younger Kids:
1. Any books by James Marshall
2. Any books by Paul Galdone
3. Any books by Rachel Isadora
4. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
5. Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems

Older kids:

1. Grimm’s Fairy Tales
2. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
3. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
4. Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
5. Half Upon a Time by James Riley

Teens:
1. Geekerella by Ashley Poston
2. The Cursebreaker Series by Brigid Kemmerer
3. The Hazel Wood Series by Melissa Albert
4. The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
5. The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
6. The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer
7. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
8. Twisted Tale Series by Liz Braswell
9. Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust
10. Hood by Jenny Elder Moke
Adults:
1. Everywhere You Want to Be by Christina June
2. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley
3. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
4. Ash by Malinda Lo
5. Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente
6. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth
7. Bryony and Roses by T. Kingfisher

Please note that the Library mi
ght not carry all the titles listed.

Movie Recommendations
Childrens:
1. Mirror Mirror (PG, 2012)
2. Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (G, 1997)
3. Onward (PG, 2020)
4. Sleeping Beauty (G, 1959)
5. Peter Pan (G, 1953)

Teens:
1. Hook (PG, 1991)
2. Into the Woods (PG, 2014)
3. Shrek (PG, 2001)
4. Snow White and the Huntsman (PG-13, 2012)
5. Ever After (PG, 1998)
Adults:
1. Tuck Everlasting (PG, 2002)
2. Enchanted (PG, 2007)
3. Avatar (PG-13, 2009)
4. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (R, 2013)
5. Freeway (R, 1996)
Please refer to commonsensemedia.org to determine which movies are right for your family.
Activities
Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs Activity
Do you know the story of the three little pigs? Make the houses of the three little pigs using things from around your house.

Look for different materials like dry spaghetti, pipe cleaners, Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, Legos, or cardboard. Pretend to be the wolf and knock down the houses and find out which ones kept standing the longest. Why do you think so?

Rewrite the Ending
Sometimes we don't always agree with how a story is wrapped up. Choose a fairy tale with an ending that didn't satisfy you. Rewrite the ending to that fairy tale!
Writing
Fairy Tale Quiz
Test your knowledge with a fairy tale quiz on Kahoot. Take the quiz here and compete against others! The quiz ends June 12 at 12:00 P.M.
More to Explore
AD-6
  • Celebrity Reading: Watch Chrissy Metz read "The Elves and the Shoemaker" by Brothers Grimm and Jim LaMarche. This classic fairy tale has been retold many times, but the theme has always been the same: giving to others. Click here to watch now!
  • Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes: We can't celebrate Fairy Tale Week without nursery rhymes! Research has found that children who know nursery rhymes find it easier to learn how to read. Check out mothergoose.com and find a full list of nursery rhymes and fun activities.
  • Storyberries: Looking for bedtime stories to watch at home? Visit storyberries.com and you can have classic fairy and folk tales read aloud to you for free.
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