Fairy tales

What's the Time, Mr Wolf?

Tales to spark the imagination. From brilliant retellings of classic stories to an ogre doing yoga in a foggy forest - pre-schoolers and toddlers will love them all. 

  • Each Peach Pear Plum

    Author: Allan Ahlberg Illustrator: Janet Ahlberg
    Publisher: Puffin
    Interest age: 0-4

    This classic book from author and illustrator team Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a real favourite with families

  • Mr Wolf and the Enormous Turnip

    Author: Jan Fearnley
    Publisher: Farshore
    Interest age: 4-8
    Reading age: 7+

    Mr Wolf is about to dig up the enormous turnip in his garden for stew when a frog demands his assistance: the kiss of a princess is needed to restore his prince-hood.

  • The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

    Author: Mini Grey
    Publisher: Random House
    Reading age: 5+

    We all know that the dish ran away with the spoon but Mini Grey's new book explores what happened to the nursery rhyme characters next.

  • The Foggy Foggy Forest

    Author: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Walker
    Interest age: 3+
    Reading age: 5+

    Who's lurking in the foggy forest? Look through the trees and guess the shapes to find out.

  • My Favourite Fairy Tales

    Author: Tony Ross
    Publisher: Andersen Press
    Interest age: 5-9
    Reading age: 8+

    Tony Ross retells seven fairy tales for a contemporary audience with wit and style.

  • Prince Cinders

    Author: Babette Cole
    Publisher: Penguin
    Interest age: 3+
    Reading age: 4+

    Prince Cinders leads a hard life, bullied by his three big hairy brothers - that is, until one Saturday night when Cinders' luck changes

  • What's the Time, Mr Wolf?

    Author: Debi Gliori
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
    Interest age: 3+
    Reading age: 6+

    Is Mr Wolf really as big and bad as his reputation suggests? Award-winning picture book creator Debi Gliori suggests otherwise in this delightful story inspired by traditional fairy tales.

  • Jack and the Beanstalk

    Author: Barbara Vagnozzi
    Publisher: Child's Play
    Interest age: 2+
    Reading age: 5+

    The classic story of Jack and the Beanstalk is retold in this colourful lift-the-flap book.

  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Author: Estelle Corke
    Publisher: Child's Play
    Interest age: 2+
    Reading age: 5+

    The much-loved story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is retold in this story from Child's Play's Flip-up Fairy Tale series.