Eleven-year-old Rory, daughter of a famous actress and a famous movie director, finds herself becoming a celebrity in her own right as she helps create a new fairy tale as a participant in the after school program, Ever After School. SEQUELS: Of Witches and Wind (2013), Of Sorcery and Snow (2014) & Of Enemies and Endings (2015).
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means–and the self-confidence–to become human again. Dragon’s Breath (2003), Once Upon a Curse (2004), No Place for Magic (2006), The Salamander Spell (2007), The Dragon Princess (2008), Dragon Kiss (2009), A Prince Among Frogs (2010)
Annie, younger sister of the princess who would be known as Sleeping Beauty, is immune to magic and stays awake when the rest of the castle falls into an enchanted sleep, then sets out to find a way to break the spell.
Little Red Riding Hood is worried about her Granny. Granny’s recovered from her scare with the Big Bad Wolf, but she’s lonely. Thankfully Little Red Riding Hood is on the case! She is ready to find her Granny some new hobbies and some new friends. Cinderella and the Mean Queen. The Fairy Godmother Takes a Break. The Frog Prince Hops To It. Goldilocks and the Just Right Club. Jack and the Bean Snacks. Mr. Wolf Bounces Back. Rapunzel Lets Her Hair Down.
Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead. The Unsusual Suspects (2005), The Problem Child (2006), Once Upon a Crime (2007), Magic and Other Misdemeanors (2007), Tales from the Hood (2008), The Everafter War (2009), The Inside Story (2010), The Council of Mirrors (2012).
Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney’s most evil villains search for a dragon’s eye–the key to true darkness and the villains’ only hope of escape. SEQUEL: Return to the Isle of the Lost (2016).
Ophelia, a timid eleven-year-old girl grieving her mother, suspends her disbelief in things non-scientific when a boy locked in the museum where her father is working asks her to help him complete an age-old mission.
The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom. SEQUELS: The Hero’s Guide to Storming the Castle (2013) & The Hero’s Guide to Being an Outlaw (2014).
A lonely woodcutter creates a puppet that comes to life, but Pinocchio is more of a prankster than a pleasure until he learns that being a real boy is much more complicated than simply having fun.
The intertwining stories of a girl traveling to the Rock and Roll Extravaganza and a toad whose home is in danger of being paved over.
Mull, Brandon. Fablehaven. J FIC Mull (SERIES)
When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents’ estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming. Rise of the Evening Star (2007), Grip of the Shadow Plague(2008), Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary (2009), Keys to the Demon Prison (2010).
Riley, James. Half Upon a Time. J FIC Riley (SERIES)
In the village of Giant’s Hand Jack’s grandfather has been pushing him to find a princess and get married, so when a young lady falls out of the sky wearing a shirt that says “Punk Princess,” and she tells Jack that her grandmother, who looks suspiciously like the long-missing Snow White, has been kidnapped, Jack decides to help her. Twice Upon a Time (2012).
Shurtliff, Liesi. Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk. J FIC Shurtliff
Relates the tale of Jack who, after trading his mother’s milk cow for magic beans, climbs a beanstalk to seek his missing father in the land of giants.
Valente, Catherynne. The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. J FIC Valente (SERIES)
Twelve-year-old September’s ordinary life in Omaha turns to adventure when a Green Wind takes her to Fairyland to retrieve a talisman the new and fickle Marquess wants from the enchanted woods. SEQUEL: The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There (2012)
Vande Velde, Vivian. Frogged. J FIC Vande Velde
When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, “The Art of Being a Princess,” as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again.