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Fractured Fairy and Folk Tales / Children's Book Lists

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'Big Bad Detective Agency - Library Edition' by Bruce Hale

"Big Bad Detective Agency - Library Edition" by Bruce Hale

Tween Book ★★★★ Things were going well in Fairylandia for a reformed Wolfgang, a.k.a. the “Big Bad Wolf”, until the Three Little Pigs’ houses were vandalized and he is accused. Arrested and released, he reluctantly teams up with Ferkel, the fourth little pig, and as the new “Big Bad Detective Agency” they set off to find the perpetrator. Things get really funny when they question Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Jack (but not his beans ...

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'Very Little Red Riding Hood (The Very Little Series)' by Teresa Heapy

"Very Little Red Riding Hood (The Very Little Series)" by Teresa Heapy

Children's Book This is the story of the Very Little Red Riding Hood.     Very Little Red Riding Hood is little.     Very little.     She's off to her Grandmama's for a sleepover, and she won't let anything stand in her way.     Not even a Wolf.     Join Very Little Red Riding Hood on a very BIG adventure in the first book of this adorable new picture book series. ...

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'Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs' by Mo Willems

"Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs" by Mo Willems

Children's Book Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go...someplace else. They were definitely NOT setting a trap for some succulent, unsupervised lit ...

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'The Great Fairy Tale Disaster' by David Conway

"The Great Fairy Tale Disaster" by David Conway

Children's Book ★★★★★ The Big Bad Wolf has had enough of his fairy tale, "The Three Little Pigs." He decides to go on a journey to find a nice, relaxing story to be a part of. He finds Cinderella, Rupunzel, Hansel and Gretel, and a whole cast of other fairy tale creatures. Will he find a new tale to be a part of? Or will all of the fairy tales get mixed up, ending in disaster? Along with the fun and crazy story line, Melanie Williamson's illustrations are ca ...

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'Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf' by Judy Sierra

"Tell the Truth, B.B. Wolf" by Judy Sierra

Children's Book Big Bad Wolf’s first visit to his local library (as related in Mind Your Manners, B.B. Wolf) was such a success that he returns to tell his version of “The Three Little Pigs.” His outrageous spin on the tale draws skeptical remarks from his audience: “Isn’t that wolf’s nose getting longer?” asks Pinocchio. “It’s a cooked-up, half-baked tale,” snaps the Gingerbread Boy. And “Tell the truth, B.B. Wolf!” squeal the Thr ...

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'Falling for Rapunzel' by Leah Wilcox

"Falling for Rapunzel" by Leah Wilcox

Children's Book The prince is hoping to fall for Rapunzel, but since she can't quite hear what he asks for, everything but her hair gets tossed out her window. Instead of her curly locks, she throws her dirty socks. Instead of silky tresses, out go lacey dresses. And you can predict the guaranteed-to-crack-kids-up clothing she sends down when the prince simply says hair. . . .Finally Rapunzel heaves out something that makes all the prince's dreams come true, sho ...

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'Tackylocks and the Three Bears' by Helen Lester

"Tackylocks and the Three Bears" by Helen Lester

Children's Book How do you keep a crowd of energetic young penguins entertained? Put on a play, perhaps? But will they pay attention through an entire performance? If Tacky's center stage, they might. Even in his flowing blond wig and little red "skipping shoes," everyone's favorite misfit penguin imbues the character of Goldilocks with his own indomitable personality and style. So what if the set is in shambles? This is one performance Mrs. Beakly's students wo ...

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'The Red Wolf' by Margaret Shannon

"The Red Wolf" by Margaret Shannon

Children's Book Roselupin has had quite enough of being locked away in her tower room. Her father the king thinks he needs to protect her from the wild and dangerous world outside, but Roselupin knows better. So when she receives a mysterious gift on her seventh birthday, Roselupin uses it as her ticket out of the tower and into the woods, where she howls and dances all day long—and surprises the kingdom folk right out of their socks. Twice. ...

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'The Princess and the Pizza' by Mary Jane Auch

"The Princess and the Pizza" by Mary Jane Auch

Children's Book An out of work princess must prepare a feast fit for a prince. ...

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'The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza' by Philemon Sturges

"The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza" by Philemon Sturges

Children's Book The story of the industrious Little Red Hen is not a new one, but when this particular hen spies a can of tomato sauce in her cupboard and decides to make a pizza, the familiar tale takes on a fresh new twist. Kids will love following along as the hen, with no help from her friends the duck, the dog, and the cat, goes through the steps of making a pizza-shopping for supplies, making the dough, and adding the toppings. But despite their initial re ...

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'The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig' by Eugene Trivizas

"The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig" by Eugene Trivizas

Children's Book When it comes time for the three little wolves to go out into the world and build themselves a house, their mother warns them to beware the big bad pig. But the little wolves' increasingly sturdy dwellings are no match for the persistent porker, who has more up his sleeve than huffing and puffing. It takes a chance encounter with a flamingo pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers to provide a surprising and satisfying solution to the little wolves' ...

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'The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!' by Jon Scieszka

"The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" by Jon Scieszka

Children's Book For those who think they know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big, Bad Wolf, here it is as they've never heard it before. In this highly acclaimed collaboration between Scieszka and Smith, Alexander T. Wolf tells his side of the incident. Was it premeditated swineacide or simply an accident? Readers can decide for themselves in this laugh-aloud tale that's sure to tickle the funny bone. A New York Times Best Book of the Year. An ALA No ...

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