#fairy tales

Quiz: Answer Fairytale Questions to Find Your Next YA Fantasy Read

Consider some of your favorite classic fairy tales and take this quiz to find a YA fantasy book that puts a new spin on these familiar stories.

New Fairytales, New Graphic Novels

Fairy tales aren't what they used to be. They're better. Especially if they get translated into the graphic novel format.

6 Fresh Fairytales in YA Books

Inspired by old tales or wholly original, these YA fairy tales will capture your imagination and hearken back to the tone and spirit of familiar stories.

How CINDERELLA and Fairytale Magic Saved Me From Myself

A true story about Cinderella, Fairy Tales, and mental health.

Fairytale Facts and Faux Pas

Wherein some misconceptions and misunderstanding about fairy tale are addressed, clarified, and corrected by a reader and amateur folklorist.

The Real World Dark Side of Fairy Tales

THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT Taught Us That Fairy Tales are Necessary

Examining the disturbing, original versions of European fairytales and child development through Bruno Bettelheim's THE USES OF ENCHANTMENT.

100 Must-Read Fairytale Retellings For Adults And YA Readers

Once upon a time a reader decided to make an epic list of all the best fairytale retellings in the land. Other readers found this list and read the books that most captured their attention. Then they recommended those books to others, and they all lived happily ever after, reading until the end of their days.

How the Patriarchy Took Over Women’s Once Upon a Time

One Rioter makes connections between the #metoo movement and women storytellers in fairy tale history. Women are reclaiming their stories.

7 Intersectional Fairy Tale Retellings

Seven intersectional fairy tale retellings featuring princesses of color and LGBT relationships.

8 Non-Blonde Rapunzels

9 times out of 10, Rapunzel is shown as a blonde. Here are 8 children's books offering a diversity of Rapunzels and hair colors.

On THE GLASS COFFIN by the Brothers Grimm and A. S. Byatt

If a fairy-story immortalises, like a glass coffin, Byatt's unlocking of the Grimm's fairy tale is empowering, emancipating, and makes so much more sense.

7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups

7 dark fairytale reads for those tired of Disney and craving the darkness of the originals. But these versions might be even more disturbing.

Queerness, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Little Mermaid

On Hans Christian Andersen's sexuality, and how he worked it into his stories.

Strengthening Your (Romantic) Relationships with Bedtime Stories

Reading out loud at bedtime: it's not just for kids.