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The 10 Best Storybooks For Children – Guidebook

Which children’s fairy tale book should I buy for my child, grandchild, nephew/niece, etc.? Whether it’s Frau Holle, Sleeping Beauty, Frog Prince – Find out everything you need to know about fairy tale books for children.

We have not only compiled a checklist with the most important criteria for fairy tale books for children, but also many product recommendations for you.

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Age Recommendation
  • Because fairy tales vary widely in their content, it is important to make sure that the age recommendation is appropriate. Fairy tale collections specifically for children usually do not contain fairy tales whose content would be too cruel or disturbing for children.
  • In addition, the selection should be appropriate to the child’s developmental stage.
Illustrations
  • The younger the child, the more likely he or she is to use illustrations included in the book to help visualize the story as it is read aloud. Beautiful pictures of characters and landscapes further stimulate the child’s imagination and thus increase the entertainment value.
Length
  • Especially with the first fairy tale books, you should make sure that the stories are short and have a happy ending. This way, the positive ending is told on the same evening and the child can learn about it before he or she sleeps.
  • In addition, short stories with lots of illustrations are a good introduction, easy to understand and usually contain simple but important messages for young children.

Here you can find the top 10 children’s fairy tale books.

Tip: You can find many great stories for children in our The 9 Best Children’s Stories – Guidebook.

The Best Sellers For Fairy Tale Books

We have compiled the most popular fairy tale books for children for you in this bestseller list.

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1 Fairy Tales Treasury: A Timeless Collection of Favorite and Classic Fairy Tales Stories for Children (Hardcover Storybook Treasury) Fairy Tales Treasury: A Timeless Collection of Favorite and Classic Fairy Tales Stories for Children...
2 Fairy Tales: From Around the World (Fairy Tale Book, Bedtime Stories for Kids ages 6-12) Fairy Tales: From Around the World (Fairy Tale Book, Bedtime Stories for Kids ages 6-12)
3 An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic stories An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and...
4 Classic Fairy Tales Vol 1 (Volume 1) Classic Fairy Tales Vol 1 (Volume 1)
5 A First Book of Fairy Tales A First Book of Fairy Tales
6 The Princess and the Unicorn: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book Series for Kids The Princess and the Unicorn: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book Series for Kids
7 Princess Fairy Tales Boxset : A Set of 10 Classic Children Fairy Tales (Abridged and Retold) Princess Fairy Tales Boxset : A Set of 10 Classic Children Fairy Tales (Abridged and Retold)
8 The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale
9 Emerald the Mermaid: Cute Fairy Tale Bedtime Story for Kids (Sunshine Reading Book 4) Emerald the Mermaid: Cute Fairy Tale Bedtime Story for Kids (Sunshine Reading Book 4)
10 The Princess and the Dragon: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book Series for Kids The Princess and the Dragon: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book Series for Kids
11 Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales: Search for your Favorite Fairytale characters (Can You Find Me?) Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales: Search for your Favorite Fairytale characters (Can You Find Me?)
12 The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
13 My First Five Minutes Fairy Tales Boxset of 20 Books : Giftset of 20 Books for Kids (Abridged and Retold) My First Five Minutes Fairy Tales Boxset of 20 Books : Giftset of 20 Books for Kids (Abridged and...
14 The Princess and the Castle: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book Series for Kids The Princess and the Castle: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book Series for Kids
15 Newton's Laws: A Fairy Tale (Fairy Tale Physics Book 1) Newton's Laws: A Fairy Tale (Fairy Tale Physics Book 1)
16 The Unicorn and the Dragon: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book for Kids The Unicorn and the Dragon: A Fairy Tale Chapter Book for Kids
17 Jack's Giant Problem (Fairytale Fraud) Jack's Giant Problem (Fairytale Fraud)
18 Jack and the Beanstalk (My First Fairy Tales) Jack and the Beanstalk (My First Fairy Tales)
19 Fairy Tales (Treasury) Fairy Tales (Treasury)
20 Unicorn Coloring Book for Kids 4-8: Fairy Tale Magic Unicorn Coloring Page Vol. 1 (Fairy Tale Magic Unicorn Coloring Page for Girl) Unicorn Coloring Book for Kids 4-8: Fairy Tale Magic Unicorn Coloring Page Vol. 1 (Fairy Tale Magic...

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Current Offers For Fairy Tale Books For Children

Here you will find a selection of offers that are currently available in the Fairy Tale Books section.

SaleBestseller Nr. 1
Fairy Tales Treasury: A Timeless Collection of Favorite and Classic Fairy Tales Stories for Children (Hardcover Storybook Treasury)
Fairy Tales Treasury: A Timeless Collection of Favorite and Classic Fairy Tales Stories for Children (Hardcover Storybook Treasury)
Hardcover Book; Parragon Books (Author); English (Publication Language); 192 Pages - 10/15/2018 (Publication Date) - Parragon Books (Publisher)
$14.99 −33%
SaleBestseller Nr. 2
An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic stories
An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel and many more classic stories
Hardcover Book; Grimm, The Brothers (Author); English (Publication Language); 224 Pages - 05/15/2013 (Publication Date) - Floris Books (Publisher)
$24.95 −24%
SaleBestseller Nr. 3
Classic Fairy Tales Vol 1 (Volume 1)
Classic Fairy Tales Vol 1 (Volume 1)
Hardcover Book; Gustafson, Scott (Author); English (Publication Language); 144 Pages - 10/15/2003 (Publication Date) - Artisan (Publisher)
$19.95 −13%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
Princess Fairy Tales Boxset : A Set of 10 Classic Children Fairy Tales (Abridged and Retold)
Princess Fairy Tales Boxset : A Set of 10 Classic Children Fairy Tales (Abridged and Retold)
Wonder House Books (Author); English (Publication Language); 160 Pages - 11/25/2018 (Publication Date) - Wonder House Books (Publisher)
$24.99 −10%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale
The Poisoned Apple: A Fractured Fairy Tale
Hardcover Book; Lambelet, Anne (Author); English (Publication Language); 32 Pages - 10/06/2020 (Publication Date) - Page Street Kids (Publisher)
$17.99 −23%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales: Search for your Favorite Fairytale characters (Can You Find Me?)
Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales: Search for your Favorite Fairytale characters (Can You Find Me?)
Priddy, Roger (Author); English (Publication Language); 16 Pages - 10/04/2016 (Publication Date) - Priddy Books US (Publisher)
$9.99 −20%
SaleBestseller Nr. 7
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
The Complete Grimm's Fairy Tales
Wilhelm Grimm Jacob Grimm (Author); English (Publication Language); 784 Pages - 01/06/2018 (Publication Date) - Fingerprint Publishing (Publisher)
$14.99 −10%
SaleBestseller Nr. 8
My First Five Minutes Fairy Tales Boxset of 20 Books : Giftset of 20 Books for Kids (Abridged and Retold)
My First Five Minutes Fairy Tales Boxset of 20 Books : Giftset of 20 Books for Kids (Abridged and Retold)
Wonder House Books (Author); English (Publication Language); 320 Pages - 01/20/2019 (Publication Date) - Wonder House Books (Publisher)
$59.99 −48%
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
Jack and the Beanstalk (My First Fairy Tales)
Jack and the Beanstalk (My First Fairy Tales)
Tiger Tales (Author); English (Publication Language); 32 Pages - 03/03/2015 (Publication Date) - Tiger Tales (Publisher)
$8.99 −11%

FAQ Fairy Tale Book

From what age are fairy tales recommended?

You can start reading fairy tales to your child from the age of 3. From this age, children can follow a story attentively and are interested in stories about magic because of their stage of development.

Why are fairy tales important for development?

Fairy tales have been created over centuries in all peoples and bundle in themselves the accumulated experiences of mankind. They translate life situations into symbols and images that children understand intuitively. Fairy tales also offer heroes with whom children can identify and convey traditional values. The often antiquated language of fairy tales stimulates a child’s imagination and expands his or her vocabulary.

Which fairy tale should I choose for my child?

Fairy tales can be chosen to address the child’s fears and problems or to build on his or her strengths. For example, if the child has connection problems, fairy tales about courage, friendship, and community can help. If the child is very emphatic, this ability can be strengthened by fairy tales about kindness and helpfulness.

When did the Grimm brothers publish their first fairy tale?

In 1812, the two brothers published their first books together. The first volume of the series “Kinder- und Hausmärchen” was then published at Christmas time.

How do fairy tales begin?

Typically, fairy tales begin with “Once upon a time…” or “Once upon a time, long ago, there lived…”. Also known is the final sentence, which is usually “and if they didn’t die, they are still alive today”.

What are the characteristics of a fairy tale?

A fairy tale is usually set in an imaginary world where nothing seems impossible. Thus, there are supernatural beings, such as witches, dragons, wizards, dwarfs, and talking animals. Often rhymes, poems and songs are incorporated into the story. Good and evil are strictly separated and the main character must resist evil. The main character rarely has a name compared to the secondary characters. Even if she is close to failure in the course of the story, she always succeeds in the end. Thus, a fairy tale usually ends with a “moral of the story.”

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