Backyard Fairies 2018 Ages 2-6
Written and illustrated by Phoebe Wahl
A girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic.
Come to the Fairies' Ball 2009 Ages 2-5
By Jane Yolen and illustrated by Gary Lippincott
All the fairies in the woodland are invited by the royal court to the Fairies' Ball, and a tizzy breaks loose as everyone scrambles to pull together dazzling outfits. "Where are my boots?/And where is my crown?/And please tell me,/Where is my spider-web gown?" One fairy, however, sits home forlorn because her dress is too worn to wear to the ball. Luckily, the forest ants band together to encourage her to create one.
Endlessly Ever After 2022 Ages 5-8
By Laurel Snyder, Illustrated by Dan Santat
Description: This fun picture book offers young readers the chance to create their own narratives out of the decisions they make each step of the way, powerfully illustrating how a story is created and how it proceeds from beginning to middle to end. Journey through the woods and encounter classic fairy tales, but you decide where you explore!
Fairy Houses 2001 Ages 5-7
Written and illustrated by Tracy Kane
Kristen vacations on a Maine island, where she is invited to use natural but non-living materials to build a fairy house, but when she checks it, she finds at first that it has attracted the local animals, not fairies.
What would happen if you built a house for the fairies to live in? Would they come to visit? Kristen is in for a surprise when she sets out to build a fairy house in the woods. Nature wants to get in on the act with her own special cast of characters! Follow Kristen&;s story of discovery to its enchanting conclusion. A special section on how to get started with your own fairy house is also included.
Fairy Houses --Everywhere! 2006 Ages 5-7
By Tracy Kane and photographed by Barry Kane
Follow this photographic tour of fairy houses. From rustic habitats to fairy mansions, these are the creations of families, gardeners and nature lovers...everywhere!
Fairy Science 2019 Ages 4-8
Written and illustrated by Ashley Spires
All the fairies in Pixieville believe in magic--except Esther. She believes in science. When a forest tree stops growing, all the fairies are stumped--including Esther. But not for long! Esther knows that science can get to the root of the problem--and its solution!
The Foggy Foggy Forest 2008 Ages 3-7
Written and illustrated by Nick Sharratt
‘"What can this be in the foggy, foggy forest?" That's the question on every spread of this clever book, each depicting the black-and-white silhouette of a fairy-tale figure or scene. Readers may take a guess and turn the page to see if they’re right — the answering image appears in full color (often sporting a funny twist). A unicorn playing a horn? An ogre doing yoga? They're just two of the characters lurking in The Foggy, Foggy Forest, a clear winner for curious kids.’
The Hidden Folk: Stories of Fairies, Dwarves, Selkies, and Other Secret Beings 2004 Ages 4-7
By Lise Lunge-Larsen and illustrated by Beth Krommes
Selkies, fairies, gnomes, hill folk, river sprites—do you believe in them? Perhaps among the flowers, beside a mountain, or near deep waters you’ve caught a glimpse, once or twice, of what you thought might be the silvery shadow of a dwarf, or a hint of a fairy’s wing, or the tail of the water horse. Or was it just the odd light of dusk or dawn playing tricks? As Lise Lunge-Larsen’s magical, timeless stories reveal and Beth Krommes’s enchanting scratchboard illustrations capture, the hidden folk are there, all right: you just have to know where—and how—to look.
The Hidden World of Gnomes 2022 Ages 3-7
By Lauren Soloy
Description: Gnomes are curious little creatures, and they're very shy. But after reading this book, you will learn to spot the telltale signs that gnomes are around . . . and maybe even meet one! Lauren Soloy has been studying gnomes her whole life, and she has created this book to share her knowledge with you. For example, what jobs do gnomes do? Babysitting robin's eggs, squirrel-tail fluffing, storytelling. Where do they live? In gardens, forests and any place with plants, birds and bugs. What are their names? Hotchi-Mossy, Able Potter, Cob Tiggy and Puckle Swift, to name a few. With charming details and surprising facts, this celebration of all things gnome will enchant readers of all ages.
Little Witch Hazel 2021 Ages 4-8
By Pheobe Whal
Description: A collection of four seasonal stories, all in one! This book evokes classics like The Snowy Day, Where the Wild Things Are, Frog and Toad-timeless and beautiful. Little Witch Hazel is a tiny witch who lives in the forest, helping creatures big and small. She's a midwife, an intrepid explorer, a hard worker and a kind friend. In this four-season volume, Little Witch Hazel rescues an orphaned egg, goes sailing on a raft, solves the mystery of a haunted stump and makes house calls to fellow forest dwellers.
Mister Fairy 2021 Ages 4-8
By Morgane de Cadier and illustrated by Florian Pige
"Mister Fairy is not like other fairies; try as he might, he has not yet found his own special talent. In fact, all the animals laugh when he tries to copy what the other fairies do. So, Mister Fairy travels far from his forest home to another place where, almost by accident, he discovers and shares his special gift. Sometimes your talent is hiding in plain sight, it just takes the right time and place to reveal what was there all along. Mister Fairy is a touching, humorous story about fitting in, self-discovery, and finding one’s place in the world."--Publisher.
A Natural History of Fairies 2020 Ages 6-10
By Emily Hawkins, Illustrated by Jessica Roux
Description: This beautiful guide to the magical world of Fairies is the perfect introduction to whimsy, and will inspire kids to look a little more closely at the natural world. A great follow up activity is building a fairy house or creating a fairy dinner set out of found materials.
Pine and the Winter Sparrow 2015 Ages 4-8
By Alexis York Lumbard and illustrated by Beatriz Vidal
"Have you ever wondered why pine trees stay green all winter long and don't lose their leaves like other trees? According to an ancient legend attributed to the Cherokee Indians, it was a simple act of kindness towards an injured little bird that earned pine trees this very honor. Retold by award-winning author Alexis York Lumbard, this story invites readers to experience a world where trees and birds speak and interact with each other, and which shows us that no act of kindness and sharing goes unrewarded. Featuring beautiful paintings by multiple award-winning illustrator Beatriz Vidal, you will never look at pine trees in the same way again!"--Provided by publisher.
The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale 2020 Ages 4-8
Written and illustrated by Anne Lambelet
In this retelling of Snow White, the evil witch watches in dismay as her evil plans are foiled by the generosity of the forest's animal, human, and dwarf inhabitants.
Ripple Grove 2022 Ages 3-8
By Robert Broder and illustrated by Melissa Larson
“Are fairies real?” a young girl asks her father.
As the two walk through a forest that is magical enough to help us all believe, they tell one another a fairy tale he’s been building for her for a long time: Moomjean the fairy battles General Crag of the Trelfs to protect the fairy lands of Ripple Grove.
Father and daughter finish their hike and return home, full of magic and wonder of both the forest and the fairies.
Super Happy Magic Forest 2016 Ages 3-6
Written and illustrated by Matty Long
When the Mystical Crystals of Life are stolen from the Super Happy Magic Forest--where everybody parties all the time--five unlikely heroes are chosen to go on a quest to retrieve them.
The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies 2009 Ages 4-8
By Ammi-Joan Paquette and illustrated by Christa Unzer
"We can see where they live if we know how to look for them") with warmer passages that include readers in the search ("Did you feel that tingle? I think something magical is about to happen").
Under the Great Plum Tree 2020 Ages 5-7
By Sufiya Ahmed and illustrated by Reza Dalmand
An unlikely friendship between Miss Bandari and Mr Magarmach forms when the pair meet under the great plum tree, deep in the heart of India. Mr Magarmach is old and his hunting days are over but Miss Bandari loves hearing his stories as they munch plums together. One day their friendship is tested but with courage, trust and forgiveness they discover that living happily together tastes just as sweet as Miss Bandari's golden plums. The story of the monkey and the crocodile is a fable from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. But it's a tale from around the world and versions can be found in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, China, Japan and the Caribbean.