Read This Next – Fairytales!

Notes from the summer 2020 edition of Read This Next. Watch this and past episodes on the TBPL Facebook page or YouTube channel. Books with Buzz THE FAIRY GODMOTHER by Mercedes Lackey (Book 1 in a series) In the land of the Five Hundred Kingdoms, if you can't carry out your legendary role, life is no fairy tale..Elena... Continue Reading →

Fractured Fairy Tales

Working with children you read, re-read, and re-re-read stories all the time. Though we all have a favourite, even the best fairy tale (shout out to Strega Nona) can make you want to skip a few pages when you’ve read it too much. Enter stage right: fractured fairy tales – Hilarious renditions of classic tales... Continue Reading →

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

  Many fairy tales involve the woods, often warning young children to stay away because bad things like monsters dwell there. But what if the woods itself was the actual monster?  That’s what Naomi Novik explores in Uprooted. Sure, there are a few traditional monsters ready to drag you kicking and screaming into her malevolent... Continue Reading →

Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms

In recent years fairy tales have become very popular again.  From new TV shows like ABC's Once Upon a Time to movies like Snow White and the Huntsman, fairy tales are everywhere.  According to Edward Kitsis, one of the writers for Once Upon a Time, the reason for this new found popularity has to do... Continue Reading →

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