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Books for fairy enthusiasts

From traditional fairy tales to madcap stories about fairies who break the mould, we have some wonderful books to keep young fairy enthusiasts engaged. And of course, mixed in with all that magic and mayhem, there are some important moral messages and lessons in how to be a good being (human or otherwise!).

Books for ages 5–8


Geraldine McCaughrean, Sophy Williams
Retold by the magical Geraldine McCaughrean, this Treasury brings together all of the best-loved fairy tales in a new beautifully illustrated edition. Favourites such as 'Sleeping Beauty', 'Rumpelstiltskin', 'Snow White', 'Cinderella', 'Rapunzel', 'Hansel and Gretel', 'The Little Mermaid', and 'The Princess and the Pea' are accompanied by other treasures such as the 'Three Gifts of the North Wind', 'Cap-of-Rushes', and the 'Tinderbox'.
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Harriet Muncaster
Isadora loves playing in the snow, especially when her creations come to life! But snow magic can't last forever. Will she be able to save her new friends before they melt away? As well as a magical story, this gift edition of Isadora Moon Makes Winter Magic is also bursting with activities and fun things to make and do!
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Anne Booth, Rosie Butcher
When Maya receives a special colouring book, she is transported to a beautiful realm filled with magnificent birds and their fairy friends. But the Kingdom is in trouble – wicked Lord Astor has frozen the Diamond Lake. Can Maya break the enchantment and save the day?
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Activity: Make a bird snack skewer [PDF]

Harriet Muncaster
Half vampire, half fairy, Isadora Moon is totally unique! Isadora loves the night, bats, and her black tutu, but she also loves the sunshine, her magic wand, and Pink Rabbit. When it's time for Isadora to start school, she's not sure where she belongs – fairy school or vampire school?
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Cas Lester, Ali Pye
Nixie the bad, bad fairy isn't really that bad… at least, she doesn't think she is. But sometimes she has to be a teeny-tiny bit bad because that goody-goody fairy, Adorabella, is just too… well… just too GOOD. Fairy dust and magic are fine, but when your wand's as mischievous as you are, sometimes you have to rely on your own genius inventions to get you out of trouble!
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Cas Lester, Ali Pye
Is there anything more exciting than looking out of your window and discovering snow? For Nixie the bad, bad fairy it can only mean fun. So while the rest of the fairies are hard at work preparing for the Midwinter Midnight Feast, Nixie is sledging, throwing snowballs and causing mischief with her wonky wand. But one fairy is missing out on all of the fun. Where is Fidget the butterfly fairy? It's up to Nixie to find her and prove that she's not such a bad, bad fairy after all.
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Activity: Bake snow-covered gingerbread trees [PDF]

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