BookYou Asked For It: Books about Fairies

Browse the list below for a selection of great books about fairies. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.

Cover Image Princess Party
Allen, Joy.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2009.

Shows the many different ways a princess can be an incredible girl.

Cover Image The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart
Andrews, Julie.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2013.

After spending weeks making valentines for all of her family and friends, self-proclaimed fairy princess Gerry takes the wrong folder to school and must find another way to tell her classmates how they sparkle.

Cover Image The Very Fairy Princess Sparkles in the Snow
Andrews, Julie, author.

Gerry, a most enthusiastic singer, is certain her music teacher will choose her to perform the solo at the Winter Wonderland Festival, and when someone else is chosen it takes a snowfall to bring Gerry's sparkle back.

Cover Image It's Not Fairy!
Asquith, Ros, author.

The IT'S NOT FAIRY flaps round all night, sorting out what's wrong or right . But there are so many kids saying it's not fair - she's ranting and raving and tearing her hair. She's shouting, 'The very next kids I meet, I'm pretty sure I'm going to EAT!

Cover Image The Princess and the Pizza
Auch, Mary Jane.
New York : Holiday House, 2002.

An out-of-work princess applies to become the bride of Prince Drupert, but first she must pass several tests, including a cooking contest.

Cover Image The Princesses Have a Ball
Bateman, Teresa.
Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co., 2002.

In this rhyming update of the fairy tale of the "Twelve Dancing Princesses," twelve princesses wear out their shoes playing basketball.

Cover Image You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?
Bell-Rehwoldt, Sheri.
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2007.

The tooth fairy explains how she does her job.

Cover Image Pish and Posh
Bottner, Barbara.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2004.

When Pish and Posh discover fairy magic, they face a series of wacky surprises.

Cover Image Pish and Posh Wish for Fairy Wings
Bottner, Barbara.
New York : Katherine Tegen Books, 2006.

Best friends and beginner fairies Pish and Posh receive encouragement from the Monster Under the Bed as they each try to make four wise wishes in order to earn their wings.

Cover Image Princess Peepers Picks a Pet
Calvert, Pam, 1966-
New York : Marshall Cavendish, c2011.

When Princess Peepers loses her glasses, she mistakes a dragon for a unicorn and enters it in the pet show at the Royal Academy for Perfect Princesses.

Cover Image Fairly Fairy Tales
Codell, Esmé Raji, 1968-
New York : Aladdin, 2011.

Offers a different look at some classic stories, as a parent and child read before bedtime.

Cover Image Princesses On the Run
Coh, Smiljana.

Princess Antonia cannot be cured of her boredom, so despite pretty dresses and the coolest toys, she decides to run away--and with friends like Rapunzel, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White, a big adventure ensues.

Cover Image The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez
Colato Laínez, René.
Berkeley [Calif.]: Tricycle Press, 2010.

When Miguel loses a tooth, two legendary characters come to claim it--one who is responsible for collecting teeth in the United States and one who has collected the teeth of the boy's parents and grandparents.

Cover Image The Wishing of Biddy Malone
Cowley, Joy.
New York : Philomel Books, c2004.

In Ireland, a young girl who cannot sing, dance, or control her temper stumbles across a faerie village, where a beautiful boy asks her to name her three wishes--but does not promise to grant them for her.

Cover Image Do Princesses Really Kiss Frogs?
Coyle, Carmela LaVigna.
Flagstaff, Ariz. : Rising Moon, 2005.

A young girl takes a hike with her father, asking many questions along the way about what princesses do.

Cover Image Do Princesses Scrape Their Knees?
Coyle, Carmela LaVigna.
Flagstaff, Ariz. : Rising Moon, c2006.

While a little boy spends a day playing with his older sister, he asks many questions about princesses.

Cover Image Princess Bess Gets Dressed
Cuyler, Margery.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2009.

A fashionably dressed princess reveals her favorite clothes at the end of a busy day.

Cover Image Princess, Princess
Dale, Penny.
Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2003.

A young princess and her friends sleep under the spell of a fairy she forgot to invite to her birthday party, until someone comes along to awaken them.

Cover Image Little Fairy Can't Sleep
Drescher, Daniela.
Edinburgh : Floris Books, c2011.

"Faith, the little fairy, can't get to sleep. It's a lovely summer's night and magic is in the air, so she flies off to see who else is still awake"--P. [4] of cover.

Cover Image Princess Pigtoria and the Pea
Edwards, Pamela Duncan.
New York, N.Y. : Orchard Books, 2010.

To make her pigsty of a palace picturesque again, penniless Princess Pigtoria tries to get the pompous porker Prince Proudfoot to propose marriage.

Cover Image The Princess Knight
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
New York : Chicken House, 2004, c2001.

Cover Image Princess Pigsty
Funke, Cornelia Caroline.
New York : Chicken House/Scholastic, 2007.

Tired of being a princess, the youngest of three sisters throws her crown out the window and finds happiness working in the royal kitchen and pigsty.

Cover Image Stella, Fairy of the Forest
Gay, Marie-Louise.
Toronto : Douglas & McIntyre, 2002.

Cover Image April and Esme, Tooth Fairies
Graham, Bob, 1942-
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.

On their first assignment, two young tooth fairy sisters journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect Daniel Dangerfield's tooth and fly it safely home.

Cover Image April and Esme, Tooth Fairies
Graham, Bob, 1942-
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010.

On their first assignment, two young tooth fairy sisters journey by night into the huge world of humans to collect Daniel Dangerfield's tooth and fly it safely home.

Cover Image Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child
Graham, Bob.
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2002.

Annabelle finds a family of fairies in the cement and weeds, and they sing and dance for her when she gives them tea.

Cover Image The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-To-Be
Grey, Mini.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003.

The pea gives its own version of what happened in the fairy tale, "The Princess and the Pea," from the time of its birth in the Palace Garden until it helps arrange a royal marriage.

Cover Image Good Night, Fairies
Hague, Kathleen.
New York : SeaStar Books, 2002.

At bedtime, a mother tells her curious child about the things that fairies do, like hang the stars in the evening sky and care for the toys that children have lost.

Cover Image Sky Castle
Hanken, Sandra, 1951-
Bellevue, WA : Illumination Arts Pub. Co., 1998.

Fairies help to build a castle in the sky, filled with hopes and dreams and imagination and rooms for all the animals of the world.

Cover Image Princess Hyacinth : (The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated)
Heide, Florence Parry.
New York, N.Y. : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2009.

Princess Hyacinth is bored and unhappy sitting in her palace every day because, unless she is weighed down by specially-made clothes, she will float away, but her days are made brighter when kite-flying Boy stops to say hello.

Cover Image Angelina and the Royal Wedding
Holabird, Katharine.
New York : Viking, 2010.

Trapped in a castle tower on the morning of Princess Eliza's marriage, bridesmaids Angelina and Princess Sophie hope they will be rescued in time for the wedding processional.

Cover Image Twenty-Six Princesses
Horowitz, Dave, 1970-
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2008.

Twenty-six princesses, one for each letter of the alphabet, go to a party at the prince's castle.

Cover Image Princess Says Goodnight
Howland, Naomi.
New York : Harper, 2010.

Rhyming text presents what a princess might do between leaving the ball and saying goodnight.

Cover Image Little Bunny Foo Foo : Told and Sung By the Good Fairy
Johnson, Paul Brett.
New York : Scholastic Press, 2004.

In an adaptation of the children's song, the good fairy tells of her efforts to make the naughty bunny behave and what happens when these efforts fail. Includes the song's words and music and instructions for finger play to accompany song.

Cover Image Silverlicious
Kann, Victoria.
New York : Harper, c2011.

When Pinkalicious loses her sweet tooth she turns to the Tooth Fairy for help.

Cover Image An Undone Fairy Tale
Lendler, Ian.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.

When it's illustrator cannot keep up with its reader, a story about shelfish; pie loving king takes numerous silly detours.

Cover Image The Princess Who Had Almost Everything
Levert, Mireille.
Toronto : Tundra Books, c2008.

Cover Image Princess Buttercup : A Flower Princess Story
Lewison, Wendy Cheyette.
New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c2001.

Spring is here, and the Flower Princesses are having a party, but where is Princess Buttercup?

Cover Image Giant John
Lobel, Arnold.
New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2008.

Hired to perform odd jobs at the royal castle, Giant John's work pleases everyone until the musical fairies arrive and the friendly giant cannot resist the urge to dance.

Cover Image Princesses Are Not Perfect
Lum, Kate.
New York, N.Y. : Bloomsbury, c2010.

Three princesses, each with a particular skill, decide they are bored with what they do and swap jobs.

Cover Image The Paper Bag Princess
Munsch, Robert N., 1945-
Toronto : Annick Press, c1980.

Cover Image Ponyella
Numeroff, Laura Joffe.
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2011.

Ponyella's dream of showing Princess Penelope her tricks at the pony championship comes true with the help of her fairy godmare.

Cover Image Gone with the Wand : A Fairy's Tale
Palatini, Margie.
New York, N.Y. : Orchard Books, c2009.

When tooth fairy Edith B. Cuspid finds her friend Bernice Sparklestein, a fairy godmother whose work is legendary, having a very bad wand day, she tries to cheer her up by suggesting Bernice try other fairy jobs.

Cover Image The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies
Paquette, Ammi-Joan.
Terre Haute, IN : Tanglewood, 2009.

Takes the reader on a journey to look for signs of fairies living nearby, from hiding places in tulips to a lookout post in a tree.

Cover Image The Dollhouse Fairy
Ray, Jane.
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.

Worried about her father's trip to the hospital, Rosy goes to play with the special dollhouse he built for her and finds Thistle, a very messy and mischievous fairy who needs a place to stay while her injured wing mends.

Cover Image Midsummer Knight
Rogers, Gregory.
New Milford, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2007.

A bear is rescued by a fairy in an enchanted wood and agrees to return the favor by leading the battle against a usurper who has imprisoned the king and queen, along with their loyal subjects, in the dungeon of their castle.

Cover Image Richard Scarry's Peasant Pig and the Terrible Dragon, with Lowly Worm the Jolly Jester.
Scarry, Richard.
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., 2009.

When Princess Lily is captured by a dragon, Peasant Pig bravely attempts her rescue.

Cover Image Alice the Fairy
Shannon, David, 1959-
New York : Blue Sky Press, c2004.

Alice, who claims to be a Temporary Fairy, still has a lot to learn, such as how to make her clothes put themselves away in the closet.

Cover Image The Dreamtime Fairies
Simmons, Jane.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2002.

Lucy, Bear, Jamie, and Floppy Rabbit fly across the ocean to find the Dreamtime Fairies, who will help them fall asleep.

Cover Image The Princess Gown
Strauss, Linda Leopold.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.

If the wedding dress young Hanna's family is making is not chosen for the princess, they will go to the poor house but thanks to Hanna's sharp eyes and artistic ability, her father stands a very good chance of becoming Embroiderer to the Princess.

Cover Image Part-Time Princess
Underwood, Deborah.
New York : Disney/Hyperion Books, c2013.

A girl escapes her annoying little brother and the drudgery of school and home life when she travels to a magical kingdom each night and embarks on a series of adventures.

Cover Image Princess Me
Wilson, Karma.
New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007.

A little girl imagines being a princess, with her stuffed animals serving as royal subjects.

Cover Image Come to the Fairies' Ball
Yolen, Jane.
Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong, c2009.

All the fairies are excited to be invited to the King's ball, except for one young fairy whose only party dress is in tatters.

Cover Image Not All Princesses Dress in Pink
Yolen, Jane.
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010.

Rhyming text affirms that girls can pursue their many interests, from playing sports to planting flowers in the dirt, without giving up their tiaras.

Cover Image A Child's Book of Faeries
Batt, Tanya Robyn.
Cambridge, Mass. : Barefoot, 2002.

Cover Image Barbara Beery's Pink Princess Party Cookbook
Beery, Barbara, 1954-
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2011.

With full color photographs and menu ideas for pairing the best snacks with the crafts will make this appealing to parent and child. Six menu ideas include Enchanted Pony Party, Garden Fairy Party, Mermaid Princess Party and Snowflake Princess, but there is always the option the mix and match and create your own unique princess party.

Cover Image Imagine You're a Fairy!
Clibbon, Meg, 1943-
Toronto : Annick Press, 2002.

Cover Image The Truth About Fairies
Johnson, J. Angelique.
Mankato, MN : Picture Window Books, c2010.

Fairies have fluttered through popular fairy tales for many years. Have you ever wondered what fairies look like, where they live, or what kinds of tricks they play? Fly through this book to find out the truth about fairies.

Cover Image Too Many Fairies : A Celtic Tale
MacDonald, Margaret Read, 1940-
New York : Marshall Cavendish, 2010.

An old woman complains about all the housework she has to do, but when some fairies come to help her she finds that they are more trouble than they are worth.

Cover Image The Barefoot Book of Princesses
Matthews, Caitlin, 1952-
New York, NY : Barefoot Books, c1997.

Cover Image A Practical Guide to Faeries
Morris, Susan J.
Renton, WA : Wizards of the Coast, c2009.

In this fully-illustrated guide to the magic and wonder of the secret world of faeries, a mischievous pixie named Pip invites readers on an insider's tour of the wonders of the feywild which include: the secret entrance of a real faerie home, the workshop of a toy-tinkering brownie, and the game of stickyball.

Cover Image Disney Fairies. #11, Tinker Bell and the Most Precious Gift

In a collection of short stories in graphic novel format, TinkerBell has adventures with the other fairies of Pixie Hollow.

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