Fairy Tales for Teens

Under My Hat -Tales from the Cauldron

Enjoy some of our favourite fairytales for teenagers.

These fantastic books range from classic to contemporary, grand opuses to graphic novels and stretch across the globe. 

  • The Restless Girls

    Author: Jessie Burton Illustrator: Angela Barrett

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Restless Girls

    Author: Jessie Burton Illustrator: Angela Barrett

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 9+

    After their mother, the dashing, adventurous Queen Laurelia dies, her 12 daughters are imprisoned in their bedroom by King Alberto…

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  • Barefoot on the Wind

    Author: Zoe Marriott

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Barefoot on the Wind

    Author: Zoe Marriott

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    This stylish reworking of Beauty and the Beast unfolds in mythical Japan. Beautiful visual imagery, viscerally brutal action and d…

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  • Ash

    Author: Malinda Lo

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Ash

    Author: Malinda Lo

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

    In this bewitching and sophisticated re-interpretation of the Cinderella story, lonely orphan Ash falls in love not with a handsom…

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  • The Dollmaker of Krakow

    Author: R. M. Romero Illustrator: Lisa Perrin

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Dollmaker of Krakow

    Author: R. M. Romero Illustrator: Lisa Perrin

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Doll Karolina is saved from war in her native Land of the Dolls and transported to Poland to live with a man known as the Dollmake…

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  • In Their Shoes

    Author: Julia Nicholson and Anne-Laure Mercier Illustrator: Lucie Arnoux

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • In Their Shoes

    Author: Julia Nicholson and Anne-Laure Mercier Illustrator: Lucie Arnoux

    Interest level: 9+

    Reading age: 10+

    Nine well-known fairy stories return to their origins in this beautifully illustrated compilation.

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  • Grymm

    Author: Keith Austin

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Grymm

    Author: Keith Austin

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 11+

    Mina and Jacob find themselves relocated to the desert town of Grymm, home to a host of very odd and sinister characters.

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  • Tinder

    Author: Sally Gardner Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Tinder

    Author: Sally Gardner Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 11+

    Award-winning author Sally Gardner teams up with David Roberts to put a new spin on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy-tale T…

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  • Blackberry Blue

    Author: Jamila Gavin Illustrator: Richard Collingridge

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Blackberry Blue

    Author: Jamila Gavin Illustrator: Richard Collingridge

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

    A stunning collection of mystical fairy tales that are at once exotic and fresh, and traditionally heartening.

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  • Stealing Snow

    Author: Danielle Page

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  • Stealing Snow

    Author: Danielle Page

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    Stealing Snow is a grown-up fairy-tale, filled with witches, thieves, magic and beauty: all swirling around the frozen world of Al…

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  • The Call

    Author: Peadar O’Guilin

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • The Call

    Author: Peadar O’Guilin

    Interest level: 13+

    Reading age: 12+

    The Call masterfully blends fantasy, horror and folklore. The Sídhe are vicious fairy-type creatures, banished by humans to…

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  • Cinder

    Author: Marisa Meyer

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Cinder

    Author: Marisa Meyer

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 11+

    This extremely imaginative take on the Cinderella story sees the heroine step out from behind the prince and forge her own destiny…

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  • Cress

    Author: Marissa Meyer

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Cress

    Author: Marissa Meyer

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 12+

    Imprisoned aboard a satellite by the evil Queen Levana, Cress has grown up surrounded by nothing but netscreens and forced to be t…

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  • Heaven

    Author: Christoph Marzi Translator: Helena Ragg-Kirkby

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Heaven

    Author: Christoph Marzi Translator: Helena Ragg-Kirkby

    Interest level: 14+

    Reading age: 10+

    While making his way across the rooftops of London one night, David meets Heaven, a beautiful, mysterious girl who has had her hea…

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  • Cuckoo Song

    Author: Frances Hardinge

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 12+

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  • Cuckoo Song

    Author: Frances Hardinge

    Interest level: 11+

    Reading age: 12+

    This dark fairy-story from critically acclaimed author Frances Hardinge puts a richly imaginative spin on the old tales of changel…

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  • Three Dark Crowns

    Author: Kendare Blake

    Interest level: 13-18

    Reading age: 13+

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  • Three Dark Crowns

    Author: Kendare Blake

    Interest level: 13-18

    Reading age: 13+

    Three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and possessor of a coveted magic - and when they are 16, they must battle to the death …

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  • A Hollow in the Hills

    Author: Ruth Frances Long

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 10+

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  • A Hollow in the Hills

    Author: Ruth Frances Long

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 10+

    Izzy, who is only just getting used to her new powers, must try to stop a war breaking out. Hunted into the hills, she encounters …

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