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Picture Book Fairy Tales With a Twist: Part 2!

We're back with more fairy tales...with a twist! This summer we are celebrating "Imagine Your Story" and we are all about fairy tales! Click on each book to see it in our catalog!


Humpty Dumpty Climbs again by Dave Horowitz


Can Humpty get his confidence back after his embarrassing fall? When one of the king's horses gets trapped on a cliff, it's up to the famous egg to prove himself!






Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman


In this Spanish retelling of The Gingerbread Man, Senorita Gordita is running with a zip-zoom-zip! Along the way, she meets several desert animals who would like to eat her.


Can she escape?





Bigfoot Cinderrrrrella by Tony Johnston

We all know the story of Cinderella, right? This time, the Bigfoot Prince is looking for a woman who is as smelly and gross as he is. He holds a festival and declares that the female Bigfoot who is able to knock him off the log and into the river will win his heart.


None of the others can do it...but Cinderella appears with her giant feet. Will she succeed?


Seriously, Cinderella is so annoying! The Story of Cinderella as Told by the Wicked Stepmother by Trisha Speed Shaskan


For fans of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, this classic story is told from the "villain's" point of view! Cinderella won't stop singing to the animals, and she gets chores done way too quickly. Plus, she had to stay home from the ball because she had a cold.


She's SO annoying!


The Great Fairy Tale Disaster by David Conway

The Big Bad Wolf is bored of huffing and puffing, so he leaves his own story in search of a better fairy tale! He doesn't like wearing Cinderella's dress, or climbing up the beanstalk. Will he ever be content?



A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale by Penny Parker Klostermann

William loves cooking! However, he is out of ingredients. When he comes across an apple, a pumpkin, and a few beans, he takes them and makes some delicious new dishes. But when fairy tale characters show up looking for their missing food...what will happen?




Prince and Knight by Daniel Haack


The King and Queen want the Prince to find a Princess, but he isn't interested in any of them! When a brave knight comes to the town, the two must team up to defeat a dragon. Will the Prince find true love?





The Bully Goat Grim: A Maynard Moose Tale by Willy Claflin

In this reversed tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, a big bully goat won't let anyone pass. Can a smart troll outwit the big bully?


This book comes with an audio CD recording of the story.





Kate and the Beanstalk by Mary Pope Osborne


This is a feminist retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk! Kate is a cool heroine who outwits the infamous giant.


In an additional twist, the giant had overtaken a castle and killed the knight who lived in it! But who was this knight?





The Ugly Dumpling by Stephanie Campisi

A twist on The Ugly Duckling, but this time it is a dumpling in a dim sum restaurant! The dumpling thinks he is ugly, until he meets an inspiring cockroach who shows him that there are plenty of others like him in the restaurant!

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