Category Archives: Folk Tales & Legends

When the Sea Turned to Silver

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin Grades 3 & up This companion volume to Where the Mountain Meets the Moon and Starry River of the Sky is every bit as magnificent and masterful as the first two. … Continue reading

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Half Upon a Time Trilogy

Half Upon a Time by James Riley Grades 3 & up Jack is no good at rescuing princesses. In fact, he has just failed at the rescuing test AGAIN when May drops (literally drops) out of the sky at his … Continue reading

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The Night Parade

The Night Parade by Kathryn Tanquary Grades 4 & up Saki lives in Tokyo and hates that she has to go to her grandmother’s house in a rural village for the Obon ceremony. There is barely any cell phone reception … Continue reading

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Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle

Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen Grades 4 & up Gabriel’s father has been missing for three years. When Aunt Jaz gives Gabriel his father’s childhood diary and then a mysterious key for his twelfth birthday, Gabriel … Continue reading

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The Jumbies

The Jumbies by Tracey Baptiste Grades 4 & up Corinne doesn’t believe in the Jumbies that are said to inhabit her island, her Papa always said they don’t exist. She doesn’t fear the forest as others around her do. She … Continue reading

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Beyond the Door

Beyond the Door by Maureen Doyle McQuerry Grades 5 & up When Timothy James leaves his front door open on a spring evening, he can’t believe his eyes at the guests who come in. Straight out of Celtic mythology and … Continue reading

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy

Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee Grades 4-8 In this reworking of Anderson’s Snow Queen, the Marvelous Boy has been locked away in the Snow Queen’s palace, which has since turned into a museum. Ophelia’s father takes a … Continue reading

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A Question of Magic

A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker Grades 3-8 In this extended version of the fairy tale, Serafina is tricked into becoming the next Baba Yaga by a promised inheritance from a great-aunt she had never heard of. As Baba … Continue reading

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Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff Grades 4-7 Did you ever wonder why Rumpelstiltskin offered to spin straw into gold for the miller’s daughter? Or why he would accept her jewelry when he could clearly make his … Continue reading

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The Grimm Conclusion

The Grimm Conclusion by Adam Gidwitz Grades 4-8 This story continues in the same style as the first two in the series. A string of fairy tales, told in all of their original gruesome glory, are put together with the … Continue reading

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