The The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle, by Christopher Healy

Heros Guide to Storming the CastleSummary:  Prince Liam, Prince Frederic, Prince Duncan, and Prince Gustav, the charming princes from the fairy tales of Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, and Briar Rose,  have to save the day by keeping a magical object from falling into the hands of power-mad warlords who would use it for evil.

Walden Pond Press

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The School for Good and Evil, by Soman Chainani

The School for Good and EvilSummary: At the School for Good and Evil, failing your fairy tale is not an option.  Sophie and Agatha soon find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School for Good, thrust among handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.   But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are? This is an epic journey into a dazzling new world, where the only way out of a fairy tale is to live through one.

HarperCollins

follow follow, by Marilyn Singer

follow followSummary:  Witty double takes on well-loved fairy tales such as Thumbelina and The Little Mermaid. Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else – it is almost like magic!

Penguin

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Frogged, by Vivian Vande Velde

FroggedSummary: When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The Art of Being a Princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.

Harcourt

Rump: the True Story of Rumplestiltskin, by Liesl Shurtliff

RumpSummary:  Relates the tale of Rumpelstiltskin’s childhood and youth, explaining why his name is so important, how he is able to spin straw into gold, and why a first-born child is his reward for helping the miller’s daughter-turned-queen.

Knopf

Wednesdays in the Tower, by Jessica Day George

Wednesdays in the TowerSummary:  When her brother Rolf dares her to catch magical Castle Glower creating a new room, Princess Celie takes the challenge! Celie finds the new room first, and inside it is hidden a giant egg. It looks like The Castle wants Celie to care for the egg and whatever creature it hatches!

Bloomsbury

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Starry River of the Sky, by Grace Lin

Summary: An innkeeper’s chore boy discovers that a visitor’s stories hold the key to returning the moon to the Starry River of the Sky.

Little, Brown

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In a Glass Grimmly, by Adam Gidwitz

Summary: Oversize plant life, eerie amphibious royalty, and fear-inducing creatures abound. Follow Jack and Jill as they enter startling new landscapes that may (or may not) be scary, bloody, terrifying, and altogether true.  Happily ever after isn’t cutting it anymore. Frog joins cousins Jack and Jill in leaving their own stories to seek a magic mirror, encountering such creatures as giants, mermaids, and goblins along the way. Based in part on fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.

Dutton

Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell, by Chris Colfer

Summary:  “Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about”–

Little, Brown

Of Giants and Ice, by Shelby Bach

Summary:  When Rory realizes fairy tales are the real deal at Ever After School, she embarks on a classic quest to fulfill her destiny.

Simon & Schuster

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom, by Christopher Healy

Summary: The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team.  They  stumble upon an evil plot that could endanger each of their kingdoms. Now it’s up to them to triumph over their various shortcomings, take on trolls, bandits, dragons, witches, and other assorted terrors, and become the heroes.

Walden Pond Press

Once Upon a Toad, by Heather Vogel Frederick

Summary:  When her mother goes on a NASA mission, Cat Starr is sent to live with her father, stepsister Olivia, and younger brother Geoffrey, but interference by her inept fairy godmother causes toads to appear when Cat speaks and gems to fall from Olivia’s mouth, bringing one to the attention of jewel thieves and the other to a secret government laboratory.

Simon & Schuster

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Fairest of All, by Sarah Mlynowski

Whatever After series

Summary: After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into the Snow White fairy tale.

Scholastic

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