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Fairy Tales with New Twists - picture books
These books have new twists on traditional fairy tales and nursery rhymes.
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PICTURE BOOKS
  Cover Art: There's a Princess in the Palace Alley, Zoe B.
There's a Princess in the Palace
Cinderella, Snow White, and three other well-known princesses share a surprising connection in these fairy tale retellings.
Children's Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Happy Birthday, Big Bad Wolf Asch, Frank
Happy Birthday, Big Bad Wolf
When the Big Bad Wolf comes knocking on the door of the Pig family, he finds himself surprised with a birthday party, and he forgets why he really came to see them.
Easy Picture Book ASCH
  Cover Art: Builder Goose : It's Construction Rhyme Time Ashburn, Boni
Builder Goose : It's Construction Rhyme Time
Nursery rhymes are refashioned to feature construction projects.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Steel Pan Man of Harlem Bootman, Colin
The Steel Pan Man of Harlem
A mysterious man appears in Harlem and promises to rid the city of its rats by playing the steel pan drum.
Easy Picture Book BOOTMAN
  Cover Art: The Three Snow Bears Brett, Jan
The Three Snow Bears
Retells the story of Goldilocks, set in an Inuit village and featuring a family of polar bears.
Easy Picture Book BRETT
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  Cover Art: Me and You Browne, Anthony
Me and You
An urban retelling of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story, told from the baby bear's perspective.
Easy Picture Book BROWNE
  Cover Art: Ivan the Terrier Catalanotto, Peter
Ivan the Terrier
A terrier named Ivan keeps interrupting story hour. Ivan loves a good story. Like that one about the three bears or those three gruff billy goats. Where else can a dog find such playmates action fun...or a cookie? Ivan's own good story lands him just where he loves to be. In your lap.
Easy Picture Book CATALAN
  Cover Art: Beware of the Storybook Wolves Child, Lauren
Beware of the Storybook Wolves
When two wolves escape one night from his fairy tale book and threaten to eat him, Herb enlists the reluctant help of Cinderella's fairy godmother.
Easy Picture Book CHILD
  Cover Art: Fairly Fairy Tales Codell, Esme Raji
Fairly Fairy Tales
Offers a different look at some classic stories, as a parent and child read before bedtime.
Easy Picture Book CODELL
  Cover Art: The Great Fairy Tale Disaster Conway, David
The Great Fairy Tale Disaster
When an old Big Bad Wolf, who no longer has enough huff and puff to blow down a house, tries to find a nice relaxing fairy tale for a change, he winds up making a big mess for Cinderella, Rapunzel, and other well-known characters.
Easy Picture Book CONWAY
  Cover Art: The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare Crow, Kristyn
The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare
A modern rhyme retells the events of the famous race between the boastful hare and the persevering tortoise.
Easy Picture Book CROW
  Cover Art: Princess Pigtoria and the Pea Edwards, Pamela Duncan
Princess Pigtoria and the Pea
To make her pigsty of a palace picturesque again, penniless Princess Pigtoria tries to get the pompous porker Prince Proudfoot to propose marriage.
Easy Picture Book EDWARDS
  Cover Art: The Ant and the Grasshopper Emberley, Rebecca
The Ant and the Grasshopper
In this version of the classic fable, a weary ant is energized by the swinging sounds of a grasshopper and his "buggy" band.
Easy Picture Book EMBERLEY
  Cover Art: The Library Gingerbread Man Enderle, Dotti
The Library Gingerbread Man
The exasperating Gingerbread Man, famous for leading a host of townsfolk and animals in a wild chase about the countryside, lives at 398.2 on the library shelves. But the Gingerbread Man is not the type of cookie that stays in one place for very long, and one day he just can't help himself. With a leap and a whoosh, he escapes the librarian's grasp, and the chase for the wily Gingerbread Man is on again!
Easy Picture Book ENDERLE
  Cover Art: Dog in Boots Gormley, Greg
Dog in Boots
After reading "Puss in Boots," an adventurous dog sets out to find the perfect pair of shoes to suit his every need.
Easy Picture Book GORMLEY
  Cover Art: Ant and Grasshopper Gray, Luli
Ant and Grasshopper
In this variation of the old tale of the ant who gathers food for winter, and the grasshopper who does not prepare, there is an unexpected ending.
Easy Picture Book GRAY
  Cover Art: The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon Grey, Mini
The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon
Having run away together, the Dish and the Spoon from the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle, Diddle" become vaudeville stars before turning to a life of crime. Their taste for the high life puts them in debt to a gang of sharp and shady characters (depicted as evil knives). A visual treat with new details to discover again and again, here is absurd good fun for the whole family.
Easy Picture Book GREY
  Cover Art: The Three Little Pigs : an Architectural Tale Guarnaccia, Steven
The Three Little Pigs : an Architectural Tale
In this quirky, artsy retelling of “The Three Little Pigs,” the pigs and their homes are nods to three famous architects—Frank Gehry, Phillip Johnson, and Frank Lloyd Wright—and their signature homes. Each house is filled with clever details, including furnishings by the architects and their contemporaries. Of course, not all the houses are going to protect the pigs from the wolf’s huffing and puffing. Which one will? The wolf, and readers, are in for a clever surprise ending.
Easy Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Emperor's Cool Clothes Harper, Lee
The Emperor's Cool Clothes
Two rascally weavers convince the emperor they are making clothing that will make him look "cool" and will let him know who else is "cool," as well, but when he wears them during the Royal Parade, a child cries out that the emperor has nothing on. Includes author's note about the story's origins.
Easy Picture Book HARPER
  Cover Art: The Clock Struck One : A Time-Telling Tale Harris, Trudy
The Clock Struck One : A Time-Telling Tale
Rhyming text expands on the nursery rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock, as a cat chases the mouse up the clock, followed by other animals, until midnight arrives and the tired creatures fall asleep. Includes facts about clocks and basic information about telling time.
Easy Picture Book HARRIS
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