31 Fairy Tale Books for Little Learners
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Look at my list of 31 Fairy Tale Books for Little Learners. I have selected an original story with a couple of different diverse versions for each title. This way, you can do comparison activities for each fairy tale title that is featured. If you are looking for more fairy tale resources, check out my Fairy Tale Centers for teaching math & literacy, STEM I Can Build Fairy Tale Edition, Theater Dramatic Play Unit, and All About Simple Machines Little Learners Science Unit.
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Little Red Hen Fairy Tale Books
This is the classic story of the little red hen in an easy-to-read format with bright pictures that are perfect for little learners. Students will laugh and learn from this tale about teamwork and working hard.
Little red hen is hungry for pizza, but none of her friends want to help her make a pizza. So she does all the work of shopping for the ingredients, making the dough, preparing the pizza, and just when she is ready to enjoy her pizza, her friends show up. Will they be helpful after all?
Join Ruby as she learns to build a fort with no help from her brother! Once she has the fort done, he really wants to play inside. Will Ruby let him since he didn’t help build it?
Jack & The Beanstalk Fairy Tale Books
This is the traditional story of Jack and the beanstalk. His family is poor, and they must sell the cow. Jack sells it for five magic seeds. The mother is mad and throws them outside. They grow into a gigantic beanstalk, and Jack finds a giant!
George plants a jellybean, and it grows into an enormous stalk. He climbs it because he is just sure that friendly giants do exist! On his way to the top, he encounters a troll, a pixie, and gets stuck in a sticky web! Will he find a giant or not?
The Three Billy Goats Gruff Fairy Tale Books
Join three billy goats as they try to outsmart a troll. This classic story features lots of repetition, perfect for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students to join in on the reading fun!
I love this twist on the classic story above! The grumpy troll wants to eat the goats for being too noisy on his bridge. Mother goat comes up with a fluffy plan to outsmart the grouchy troll.
The Tuff brothers must outsmart the angry and hungry T-rex. A new spin on the classic tale that all dinosaur lovers will enjoy!
Little Red Riding Hood Fairy Tale Books
The little girl sets off to take a basket of fruit to her grandmother. In the woods, she meets a wolf. When she gets to grandmother’s house, there is a big, hairy thing in her bed! Will Little Red be eaten for breakfast, or will she escape from the big bad wolf?
Little Red has worn out her ice skates, and she must win a skating competition to get a new pair! But she can’t seem to find a partner; until the wolf shows up…will her partner help her or eat her?
Little Red is on the safari this time! She is carrying a basket of goodies to her grandmother, and she meets the very hungry lion. Will she be his supper or does she outsmart him?
The Three Little Pigs Fairy Tale Books
This is the classic story of the three little pigs. Each wants to build their own house, but the big bad wolf ruins their day.
Teach preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students about planets in this silly twist of the above classic. Three little aliens are settling into their new homes when a big bad robot flies by. Can the aliens outwit the robot, or will he destroy their houses?
The three little fish need to build their own houses, but seaweed and sand don’t stand up to the big bad shark. Will the last little fish’s house survive his sharp teeth?
Little learners will love this vehicle-themed story! The three little rigs must build their own garages, but will they be strong enough to withstand the wrecking ball?
Goldilocks & the Three Bears Fairy Tale Books
She makes her way into the bear’s cottage, and no one is home. So she eats some porridge, sits in their chairs, and takes a nap in their beds. Will the bears catch her in their house?
Read this charming story about a little Inuit girl’s adventure that is similar to Goldilocks. She finds an igloo with no one home and helps herself to their food, chairs, and beds.
Goldy Luck is supposed to be dropping off a plate of turnip cakes to the neighbors, but they aren’t home, so she goes on in. While she is there, she tries their rice porridge, chairs, and beds.
The Little Mermaid Fairy Tale Books
This little mermaid wants to learn about the world above the ocean. Enjoy a spin on the traditional story with this mermaid tale set in the Caribbean.
Jump into the ocean, see how being a mermaid is pretty neat, and learn about finding your strength—a new take on the classic story of The Little Mermaid.
Snow White Fairy Tale Books
Enjoy the classic story of Snow White and the seven dwarfs with a Japanese twist. The artwork is fantastic and will teach children about a new world.
This book is about a girl that tries out to be Snow White in the school play, but the children say she just isn’t quite right. Will this hurt her feelings and get her down? This book is great to teach about kindness, acceptance, and overcoming obstacles.
Cinderella Fairy Tale Books
Enjoy this tale of Cinderella set in Mexico. It still tells the same story but brings a new kind of teaching moment about culture.
Read about a wild west Cinderella that must overcome the same obstacles as the original princess. An evil stepmother, a fairy godmother, a handsome prince, and a lost shoe.
The Princess and the Pea Fairy Tale Books
The prince is looking for a princess but will he find the right one? A storm sends him looking for shelter, and he knocks on her door. His life will never be the same.
Read the classic story about the princess and the pea, but it has a whole new look. The setting is in Russia, and the artwork is beautiful in this new makeover.
Rapunzel Fairy Tale Books
This princess has long dreadlocks, and her prince rides in on a zebra! Appreciate a story written in an African setting with the same great characters, but with a new twist!
Read the classic story with an Indian twist. She still lets down her hair from her tall, dark tower, but she is more vibrant and full of Indian culture.
Rapunzel doesn’t need a prince to save her from the tower! She has her own tricks and friends to help her escape!
More Fairy Tale Books
Check out this nonfiction book all about castles! Little learners will love learning about these early houses. This book is the perfect tool for introducing a STEM challenge or using it as a block/building center reference.
Celebrate different hair textures and styles, all while being a princess. I love this book for showing how all kinds of hair can be beautiful!
I hope you have enjoyed looking through my list of 31 fairy tale books for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten students. Your little learners will love reading and exploring these classic titles and their counterparts! For more ideas and freebies to teach about fairy tales in your classroom, check out my blog post about Fairy Tale Centers and Activities!
If you are looking for more fairy tale resources and printables, check out my Fairy Tale Centers for teaching math & literacy, STEM I Can Build Fairy Tale Edition, Theater Dramatic Play Unit, and All About Simple Machines Little Learners Science Unit.
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