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Modern Books for National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

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Did you know today is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day? Well, it is!

In honor of this very important national holiday, we have rounded up some updated fairy tales for your kids to enjoy. In other words, we love an excuse to add to our kids' library and this fairy tale day seems like the perfect occasion.

Not Your Mama's Fairy Tales

As adults we have come to realize that many fairy tales are just... creepy. Death, man saving woman, and frightening characters aren't exactly the kinds of tales we want to share with our kids so let's celebrate fairy tales with a modern twist. We've found some great chapter books for independent readers and chapter books you will definitely enjoy reading to your kids.

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The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess. In the newest book of The Bravest Princess series, Annie, Sleeping Beauty's younger non-magical sister, is called upon once again to save the day.

Grimmtastic Girls. From the authors of the Goddess Girls book series with strong girl characters, Grimmtastic Girls books give characters made famous by the Brothers Grimm a modern makeover.

Whatever After Series. A spunky girl and her brother finds themselves in the middle of Snow White and their actions could through Snow's life off the fairy tale trajectory. Magic Tree House plus classic fairy tales equals a hilarious series for tween girls.

Monstrous. Taking bits and cues from traditional fairy tales, this novel shines with a young heroine who fights evil while discovering who she truly is.

We're always trying to engage our kids in books and empower them to love reading. What better way than a fairy tale all about YOUR daughter?

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Sweet Dreams, Fairy. This new picture book from I See Me! makes your daughter the star in an enchanting and darling fairy tale. Personalize the book with your child's name, hair color, skin tone, favorite color, city name, photograph, special dedication message and more.

My Very Own Fairy Tale. Beautiful fairies spell out your child's name and then the fairies crown your little love the fairy princess.

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Kate and the Beanstalk. Move over Jack, Kate is the heroine in this inspiring tale. And it's written by Mary Pope Osborne, the author of the Magic Tree House Series!

Three Billy Goats Fluff. Clever and funny retelling of Billy Goat's Gruff.

Gift of the Crocodile. Set in the Spice Island, this version of Cinderella includes a fairy godmother in the form of a crocodile.

The Very Smart Pea and the Princess to Be. Finally, we get a pea's eye view to learn how the princess really felt a pea through 20 mattresses.

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