Fairy Tales

Little Ones

Sleeping Cinderella and Other Princess Mix-ups

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By Stephanie Clarkson; Illustrated by Brigette Barrager
Orchard Books

  • February 2015
  • $17.99
  • Ages 4–8

Princesses Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel swap fairy tales with one another in this hilariously clever new classic!

What happens when Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, and Rapunzel get so fed up with their fairy tales that they decide to switch places with one another? Hilarity ensues in this clever, rhyming story about whether the grass really is greener at someone else's castle.


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Prince of a Frog

By Jackie Urbanovic
Orchard Books

  • June 2015
  • $17.99
  • Ages 3–5

 

Hopper is a frog...a wild frog...a hopelessly hoppy, rambunctious frog that doesn't fit in at the pond. But he can't figure out why. Until one day when a wise turtle suggests that maybe he's not really a frog at all. Maybe he's a prince.

 

So starts Hopper's adventure to find his princess and unlock his true royal self. Will our hero find a princess? And if he does, will his transformation be everything he had hoped for?

 


The Princess and the Pony

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By Kate Beaton
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • July 2015
  • $17.99
  • Ages 4–8

Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year: a horse! A big horse, a strong horse, a horse fit for a warrior princess! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...


Cinderelephant

By Emma Dodd
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • October 2013
  • $16.99
  • Ages 4–8

Poor Cinderelephant! The Warty Sisters never say please or thank you (how rude!), and when she asks to go to the grand ball, they just laugh. “Whoever would want to dance with YOU?” Little do they know, Cinderelephant has a Furry Godmouse on her side! And with a little help...and the right pair of shoes...anything is possible.


Dear Cinderella

By Marian Moore & Mary Jane Kensington, Illustrated by Julie Olson
Scholastic Inc.

  • February 2012
  • $12.99
  • Ages 3–7

Cinderella and Snow White share their fairy-tale lives through a magical and funny series of letters. With wicked stepmothers, poisoned apples, handsome princes, and sparkly glass slippers, Dear Cinderella will show princesses of all ages what happens to these beloved fairy-tale characters.

After their adventures both Cinderella and Snow White escape their wicked stepmothers and marry their princes. Dreams really can come true.


Middle Grade

Big Bad Detective Agency

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By Bruce Hale
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • February 2015
  • $4.99
  • Ages 7–10

 

The houses of all Three (not-so-) Little Pigs were broken into and ransacked, and the Pigs are squealing for justice. So Prince Tyrone, ruler of Fairylandia, drags in the obvious suspect: Wolfgang.

 

The lone wolf has big teeth, sharp claws, no alibi—and a single day to find the real culprit and clear his big bad name. When Wolf (reluctantly) teams up with the fourth Little Pig to crack the case, the Big Bad Detective Agency—and an adventure way funnier than your average fairy tale—is born!

 


Tyme #1: Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel

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By Megan Morrison
Arthur A. Levine Books

  • May 2015
  • $17.99
  • Ages 8–12

 

In all of Tyme, from the Redlands to the Grey, no one is as lucky as Rapunzel. She lives in a magic tower that obeys her every wish; she reads wonderful books starring herself as the heroine; her hair is the longest, most glorious thing in the world. And she knows this because Witch tells her so—her beloved Witch, who protects her from evil princes, the dangerous ground under the tower, even unhappy thoughts. Rapunzel can't imagine any other life.

Then a thief named Jack climbs into her room to steal one of her enchanted roses. He's the first person Rapunzel's ever met who isn't completely charmed by her (well, the first person she's met at all, really), and he is infuriating—especially when he hints that Witch isn't telling her the whole truth. Driven by anger at Jack and her own nameless fears, Rapunzel descends to the ground for the first time, and finds a world filled with more peril than Witch promised...and more beauty, wonder, and adventure than she could have dreamed.


Whatever After #7: Beauty Queen

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By Sarah Mlynowski
Scholastic Press

  • May 2015
  • $14.99
  • Ages 8–12

 

The magical seventh installment in this New York Times bestselling series!

 

This time, the magic mirror sucks Abby and Jonah into the story of Beauty and the Beast. When the siblings accidentally mess up this enchanting and magical tale, hijinks and hilarity ensue...and things get pretty ugly!

 


Grimmtastic Girls #6: Goldilocks Breaks In

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By Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • May 2015
  • $5.99
  • Ages 8–12

 

Goldilocks wants everything in her life to be just right, but sometimes at Grimm Academy, there are too many choices. When she sneaks into Grimmstone Library after hours, she'll have to make a tough decision if she wants to discover her magic charm!


Twice Upon a Time #1: Rapunzel, the One With All the Hair

By Wendy Mass
Scholastic Paperbacks

  • February 2012
  • $6.99
  • Ages 8-12

Rapunzel is having the ultimate bad day. She's been stolen from home by an evil witch, locked in an incredibly high tower, and doesn't even have a decent brush for her hair. Prince Benjamin is in a pretty uncomfortable situation himself. His father wants him to be more kingly, his mother wants him to never leave her sight, and his cousin wants to get him into as much trouble as possible. Plus, there's the little matter of prearranged marriages. . . . Both Rapunzel and Prince Benjamin are trapped—in very different ways. It's only when their paths cross, that things really start to change.

 

  • Also available: Twice Upon a Time #2: Sleeping Beauty, The One Who Took the Really Long Nap / April 2012/ $6.99/ Ages 8-12
  • Twice Upon a Time #3: Beauty and the Beast, the Only One Who Didn't Run Away/June 2012/ $16.99/ Ages 8-12


 Teens

Gorgeous

By Paul Rudnick

Scholastic Press

  • April 29, 2014
  • $9.99
  • Ages 14 and up

Eighteen-year-old Becky Randle is an ordinary girl who receives an impossible offer. She meets Tom Kelly, the world's top designer, and he promises to create three dresses to transform her from a nothing-special girl into the Most Beautiful Woman Who Ever Lived. Becky thinks Tom is a lunatic, or that he's producing a hidden camera show called World's Most Gullible Poor People. But she accepts, and she's remade as Rebecca. When Becky looks in the mirror, she sees herself--an awkward mess of split ends and cankles. But when anyone else looks at Becky, they see pure five-alarm hotness. Soon Rebecca is on the cover of Vogue and the new Hollywood darling. Then she meets Prince Gregory, heir to the British throne, and everything starts to crumble. Because Rebecca aside, Becky loves him. But to love her back, Gregory would have to look past the blinding Rebecca to see the real girl inside. And for that, there's not enough magic in the world.