Friday, January 28, 2011

Attention: Fairy Tale Fans!

Illustration by Ludwig Richter  (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
For those that have not gathered my love for fairy tales, then let me refresh your memory . . . . I love fairy tales!  I loved them when I was a child and recently rediscovered them in my elder years.  In fact, I just wrapped up a weekly fairy tale feature known as Fairy Tale Fridays and am currently hosting the Fairy Tale Challenge.  I love fairy tales, and I want to share some great resources with you to feed your own personal fairy tale love or maybe help in you discovering that hidden love, especially with the children in your lives!

Susan of The Book Chook has started a little series of fairy tales.  She started it off with Introducing Kids to Fairy Tales Online (1), highlighting fairy tales on YouTube and activities that can be used to follow-up the videos.  Last week, she posted again with Fairy Tales Online and a Fairy Tale Party.  This time, she shares a multitude of fairy tale links, including sites with stories, printables, and more.  Susan even goes so far to share some fun ideas for throwing a fairy tale party! 

Speaking of printables, I also discovered through Brimful Curiosities, Scholastic Mini-Books - Free Printables.  A multitude of printables were highlighted, including a whole list of favorite fairy tales for children!

If you are looking for a site that has some of the classic tales, you need to check out one of my favorite sites, SurLaLune Fairy Tales.  Not only do I refer to this site for some classics, but you may also find a few versions with a modern spin as well!

Last, but not least, let's visit Jen Robinson's Book Page and her post, Three Very Different Fairy Tale/Fable Retellings:  A Booklights Reissue.  Jen shares some recommendations for some recent re-tellings of old favorites.  I know that I have added them to my list!

Do you know of some great sites or articles dealing with fairy tales?  


  1. So sad to have missed the meme for Fairy Tale Fridays but this looks like a wonderful challenge! Good luck. I will look for some articles and sites for fairyu tales to add here - I am a big fan of modern fairy tales; or stories that take on pieces or entire stories of old:) Thanks for the post!

  2. I'll have to check those out, especially the mini-printable books. Last time I wanted to print from Scholatic though there was a fee which made me reconsider.

  3. Thanks for including my post, Tif. Now that I have a child, I've developed a whole new appreciation for fairy tales. Good to know I can find lots of fairy tale resources here!

  4. A couple of people mentioned Yummy by Lucy Cousins as a great fairy tale book to share with Kids, Tif. Do you know it? It's sitting on y desk right now, awaiting review. The stories are good for a read aloud, but also large print and I think make a good early reading book for kids too.

  5. Cathy . . . You're welcome! If you find any great links, please share! I love the modern fairy tales too, and I have only glazed the surface!

    Jill . . . I think there are some fees associated with Scholastic, but I know that the Fairy Tale ones were free . . . at least for a little while. Print them off while you can!

    Jen Robinson . . . You are so welcome Jen! If you come across anymore, please share them with me!! :)

    The Book Chook . . . I am going to see if I can get my hands on that book! Thank you so much for the recommendation. It was not one I had heard of before! As always, a great resource! :)

  6. SurLaLune is fantastic! We love fairy tales, too, and especially like reading different versions of the same story. We're still working through the Rapunzel books and I hope to review a few more soon. Thanks for linking to my blog!

  7. Brimful Curiosities . . . You're welcome! And, I will be watching for those reviews! I am loving Rapunzel these days! Can't wait to get Tangled for my daughter to see!


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