Part of Your Nightmare

Vera Strange - 2020
    Go ahead. Don't be afraid?." Eleven-year-old Shelly Anderson just wants to be popular. Her parents have split and she has to start over at a new school with different classes, a brand new swim team and an unfamiliar social scene. So what if she just wants the cool kids to like her? Is that really too much to ask? So when Shelly finds a mysterious nautilus shell that summons the infamous sea witch, Ursula, she jumps at her chance to make a deal that will solidify her as one of the coolest girls in school. But when Shelly's wish quickly goes belly-up, she must figure out how to back out of the witch's deal before it forever binds her fate.Grab your night-light, dear reader, and prepare to be CHILL-ed!

Thumbelina: Tiny Runaway Bride

Barbara Ensor - 2008
    As she did in Cinderella (As If You Didn’t Already Know the Tale), Ensor re-imagines this classic, adding her own inimitable humor, flair, and stylish black-and-white silhouette spot illustrations. Thumbelina is that story most of us can’t quite remember. Okay, sure, it’s about a tiny girl just the size of your thumb. But did you know that her troubles (or adventures, if you prefer) begin when she begs her mother to let her sleep outside on the porch? And that in no time she is engaged to a frog, and then a mole, and even receives a proposal from a miniature king?

The Carver

Jacob Devlin - 2016
    . . THE PRINCE looks like he’s from another time entirely, or maybe he’s just too good at his job at Ye Old Renaissance Faire . . . THE ACTRESS is lighting up Hollywood Boulevard with her spellbinding and strikingly convincing portrayal of a famous fairy. Her name may be big, but her secrets barely fit in one world . . . Fifteen-year-old Crescenzo never would have believed his father’s carvings were anything more than “stupid toys.” All he knows is a boring life in an ordinary Virginia suburb, from which his mother and his best friend have been missing for years. When his father disappears next, all Crescenzo has left is his goofy neighbor, Pietro, who believes he’s really Peter Pan and that Crescenzo is the son of Pinocchio. What’s more: Pietro insists that they can find their loved ones by looking to the strange collection of wooden figurines Crescenzo’s father left behind. With Pietro’s help, Crescenzo sets off on an adventure to unite the real life counterparts to his figurines. It’s enough of a shock that they’re actually real, but the night he meets the Girl in the Red Hood, dark truths burst from the past. Suddenly, Crescenzo is tangled in a nightmare where magic mirrors and evil queens rule, and where everyone he loves is running out of time.

Once Upon Now

Danielle BanasChristine Owen - 2016
    If you enjoyed the collection Imagines, you’ll love Once Upon Now!Truth Be Told by Danielle Banas Of Sirens and Beasts by Mikaela BenderWhy Yes, Bluebeard, I'd Love to by J. M. ButlerMy Love God Went to Hawaii and All I Got Was This Lousy Papaya by Debra GoelzHooded by Shannon KlareBetween Earth and Sky by R. S. KovachSleeping Beauty Syndrome by Ali NovakThe Friend Zone Promposal by Tammy OjaHome-School Hair by Christine OwenAwake by Jesse Sprague

Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland (Penguin Young Readers, L4)

Deborah Hautzig - 2010
    It is the tale of a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and meets extraordinary creatures. <br>

Madeline Hatter's Story

Shannon Hale - 2013
    Read all about it in this exclusive Ever After High short story by Newbery Honor author Shannon Hale.

Cursed Beauty

Dorian Tsukioka - 2014
    Adelaide has lived her entire life cursed with a birthmark that makes people shy away. When an invitation to the Elder Prince’s ball falls in her lap, she knows attending would only cause people to shun her more. A fairy godmother feels her pain and offers her a pair of glass slippers that not only transform her ragged dress to an elegant gown, but also removes the mark that covers her face. However, Adelaide soon learns that the beautiful slippers can steal away more than just her birthmark, leaving her cursed in a far worse way. This retelling of the classic Cinderella story will resound with readers of young adult fiction who love paranormal fantasy, fairy tales, and a splash of romance.

The Thief and the Beanstalk

P.W. Catanese - 2005
    Everyone also knows that Jack's little adventure made him a very rich man. But what they don't know is what happened a long time after Jack....That's where Nick comes in. Orphaned and desperate, Nick joins a rugged band of thieves in hopes of a warm meal and a little protection. In exchange Nick must help them break into the lavish white castle rumored to belong to an old man named Jack. Legend says it's full of riches from Jack's quest up a magical beanstalk decades ago.When Nick's dangerous mission leads him straight to Jack, he sees a chance to climb the famed beanstalk himself. But what Nick doesn't know is that things are different from when Jack made his climb. There are new foes at the top now. Ones with cruel weapons and foul plans—plans that could destroy the world as Nick knows it. Will Nick come down the beanstalk a hero? Will he come down at all?

Danika's Surprise

Marie Hall - 2013
    One that will forever alter the course of those she loves...Want to find out what happened to Alice and Hatter after Danika dropped Trishelle off at Hook's feet? Author's Note: This is a companion short story to the Kingdom Series. This is a novelette that bridges the Bad Five storyline to the new Kingdom Series (Dark Princess) storyline .

The Color of Fear

Billy Phillips - 2015
    Phobic. And fourteen-years-old. Ever since Caitlin Fletcher’s mom mysteriously vanished (or left?) four years ago, Caitlin has become riddled with irrational fears. Her life takes a turn towards the bizarre when she winds up in a strange new universe where she discovers that there's one thing more frightening than zombies and panic attacks—the truth!Bestselling and award-winning author Billy Phillips has spun a witty and original tale for the middle-grade market with a relatable teen heroine, wry humor, and a plot twist that packs an emotional wallop!Kirkus Reviews called the novel “Undeniably cool” and it’s fast becoming the book that’s bonding mothers and daughters. In response to reader demand, a sequel is already in the works targeted for an end-of-year 2016 release!Book one of a trilogy, the award-winning middle-grade/YA fiction novel One Upon aZombie by bestselling author Billy Phillips, is delighting both middlegrade and young adult (YA) readers who love fantasy, unexpected twistsand reimagined fairy tales done right!Generating 5-star rave reviews from Amazon and Goodreads, and highpraise from Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly, this is definitelynot your grandmother’s fairy tale!Once Upon a Zombie recently received the following awards and honors:* Best Juvenile Fiction from the Beverly Hills International Book Awards* Best Cover Design Fiction from the Beverly Hills International Book Awards* Best Pre Teen Book from the National Indie Excellent Awards* Best Young Adult Fiction at the Purple Dragonfly Awards* Best Juvenile Fiction at the FAPA President's Awards• Named to Kirkus Review's list of Best Books of 2015

Cinderella's Dress

Nancy Willard - 2003
    In this version, two magpies who live outside Cinderella's window make her a magnificent dress from bits of shiny paper they've collected. The jealous stepsisters rip it apart, and Cinderella is left in rags--until thanks to her friends the magpies she finds a magic ring belonging to her late mother. Her fairy godmother appears, and a new dress, a coach made of a pumpkin, and happy endings follow.

The Princess Who Chased Sheep

K.M. Shea
    But when one of her statements is misunderstood she is threatened with a year of banishment.Tired of hiding her intelligence yet still being considered a failure in her father’s eyes, Colette escapes to the neighboring country and takes up work as a shepherdess.Her new life is complicated even further when she catches the special interest of the traveler who comes to town. Perhaps just like her, Sir Rainer is more than he seems?

The Grandmother with Enormous Eyes

A.G. Marshall - 2019
    She did have enormous eyes. Matilda Brown is running out of time, and her granddaughter's sharp eyes don't miss a thing. Can she get Red settled and happy before the wolves return? Can she find happiness for her own future? See for yourself in this short retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. The Grandmother with Enormous Eyes is book one in the Once Upon a Short Story collection. Discover a unique twist on your favorite fairy tales with these standalone adventures! This short story of 3,000 words (around 8 pages) was originally given as a gift to my newsletter subscribers. If you would like to receive free bonus content, news, and more, you can sign up for my newsletter at

Rapunzel and the Lost Lagoon

Leila Howland - 2017
    For one thing, she has returned to her kingdom after eighteen years spent trapped in a tower and she's still getting to know her parents. For another, she has to get used to royal customs, like the proper ways to sit and curtsy, when she'd really rather climb a tree and paint. Plus, she hates wearing shoes.Cassandra is not your typical lady-in-waiting. As the daughter of the captain of the guard, she has grown up fascinated by security and weaponry. It has been her life's goal to become a soldier in the guard, and princess-sitting doesn't really fit into her plan-especially when that princess's aggravating boyfriend is always hanging around.But when Rapunzel and Cassandra stumble upon a secret lagoon said to hold the key to the kingdom's greatest power, it will be up to them to solve the mystery before someone more sinister does.Follow this tale of adventure and intrigue, love and destiny, and, most important, friendship.

Fly with the Arrow

Sarah K.L. Wilson - 2021
    A TERRIFYING BRIDEGROOM. THE GAME THAT WILL DETERMINE THEIR FATES.No one told her the most important law of the court - the Law of Greeting.If they had, maybe she wouldn't have greeted Bluebeard when he arrived to claim a mortal wife. And if she hadn't greeted him, she wouldn't have become his sixteenth wife or been swept away to the lands of the Wittenhame.But if none of that had happened, then she wouldn't have been an integral part of the game that takes place every two hundred years - a game that determines the fates of nations .For not all is as it seems, not in her homeland of Pensmoore, not in the Wittenhame, and certainly not in her new marriage.