Finding fairy tales at the library

First Posted: 1/30/2015

Experience the magic of the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice theme “Frozen Fairy Tales” with these selections from the Abington Community Library:

How many ways can you count to ten? In “10 Times 10” by Hervé Tullet, count with colors, shapes, and even fairy tales.

Open up one of many picture books available at the Library to read aloud. “Cindy Ellen” is a wild west take on the classic Cinderella story, retold by Susan Lowell and illustrated by Jane Manning. And in “Sleeping Bobby,” told by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Giselle Potter, it is a prince who must be awakened from his enchanted slumber.

Have you visited our graphic novel section? Check out “Fairy Tale Comics,” a collection of classic tales told by well-known cartoonists and illustrators and edited by Chris Duffy.

In “12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays” by Justin McCory Martin, get creative putting on a show with stories like “Spiderella,” “Little Late Riding Hood,” and “Goldilocks and the Three Bullfrogs.”

“Fairy Tale Cookbooks” is a fun series that includes tales retold by Jane Yolen, recipes by Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and illustrations by Philippe Béha. In “Fairy Tale Desserts,” read the story of Snow White first before preparing your own “Snow White’s Baked Apples.”

Fans of E. D. Baker’s “The Frog Princess” series will also enjoy her newest book, “The Fairy Tale Matchmaker.” Cory has always been told she will be a tooth fairy like her mother, but when she starts seeing visions of couples who are meant to live happily ever after, she may have found her true calling.

If you love Rachel Renee Russell’s “Dork Diaries” series, check out “Tales from a Not-So-Happily Ever After.” Somehow all the fairy tale characters Nikki keeps running into in Fairy Tale Land seem very familiar. But will she ever find her way home?

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