A wicked fairy has cast a spell sending Princess Rose into a deep sleep in this modern retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story. With the help of some fairy godmothers and a dashing, garden-designing prince, Kittie Lacey, the fairytale hairdresser, must break the spell. Perfect for little fans of Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent! A fabulously fun story full of favourite fairytale characters, starring the best hairdresser in all the land, Kittie Lacey!
The Fairytale Hairdresser is styling her fairytale friends for an animal-themed parade to celebrate Prince Freddie's coronation. But Prince Freddie is nowhere to be seen - could his mysterious uncle be behind the disappearance? And who is the funny little frog in Kittie's salon? Together with her new friend Princess Lily, and armed with all her hairdressing skills, Kittie sets out to solve the mysteries and bring order back to Fairy Land.
The Mummy Shop
Author: Abie Longstaff
Does your mummy tell you off for jumping on your bed? Does she make you eat vegetables when you don't want to? Then call The Mummy Shop, and we will help you find the perfect new mummy. 100% satisfaction guaranteed! When a little boy grows tired of his mummy, he calls The Mummy Shop for help. But after a number of mishaps and misunderstandings, he starts to think he may have made a big mistake... A laugh-out-loud tale of one boy's quest to find the perfect mummy... his own!
Kittie Lacey is the best hairdresser in all of fairyland. From Red Riding Hood to the Seven Dwarves, she thinks she's seen it all - until one day she meets a wicked witch with a big hairy problem!
Very Little Sleeping Beauty is adorably re-cast as a very little precocious toddler in this modern retelling of the classic tale. Once upon a bedtime, a certain little girl isn't very sleepy at allâ€”tomorrow is her birthday, and she is reeling with excitement. From lullaby to stories to tickles to dancing, Daddy tries just about everything to get this little toddler to go to bed. Will Very Little Sleeping Beauty finally fall asleep to rest up for her big day? Look for all three books in this must-have read-aloud series: Very Little Red Riding Hood, Very Little Cinderella, and Very Little Sleeping Beauty.
Modern Wicked Fairy Tales
Author: Selena Kitt
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
A collection of sexually explicit adaptations of traditional fairy tales.
Author: Christine Heppermann
Publisher: Harper Collins
Every little girl goes through her princess phase, whether she wants to be Snow White or Cinderella, Belle or Ariel. But then we grow up. And life is not a fairy tale. Christine Heppermann's collection of fifty poems puts the ideals of fairy tales right beside the life of the modern teenage girl. With piercing truths reminiscent of Laurie Halse Anderson and Ellen Hopkins, this is a powerful and provocative book for every young woman. E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars, calls it "a bloody poetic attack on the beauty myth that's caustic, funny, and heartbreaking." Cruelties come not just from wicked stepmothers, but also from ourselves. There are expectations, pressures, judgment, and criticism. Self-doubt and self-confidence. But there are also friends, and sisters, and a whole hell of a lot of power there for the taking. In fifty poems, Christine Heppermann confronts society head on. Using fairy tale characters and tropes, Poisoned Apples explores how girls are taught to think about themselves, their bodies, and their friends. The poems range from contemporary retellings to first-person accounts set within the original tales, and from deadly funny to deadly serious. Complemented throughout with black-and-white photographs from up-and-coming artists, this is a stunning and sophisticated book to be treasured, shared, and paged through again and again.
Author: Robin Mckinley
The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity. But Pernicia is looking for her, intent on revenge for a defeat four hundred years old. Robin McKinley's masterful version of Sleeping Beauty is, like all of her work, a remarkable literary feat.
How to Catch a Witch
Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: Scholastic UK
Charlie and her family have moved from the big city to a small country village, and everything feels wrong. Their cottage is old and creepy. Anxiety about her new school is causing Charlie's stutter to return. And the villagers are just plain weird. Not least, Agatha, who may not have a broomstick or a cauldron, but is definitely a witch...
Author: Elfriede Jelinek
Publisher: Profile Books
Kurt Janisch is an ambitious, but frustrated country policeman. Things are not going right in his life - at least not fast enough. But a country policeman gets talking to a lot of people in the line of duty - particularly women. Lonely, middle-aged women, women with a bit of property perhaps... Matters go from bad to worse: for Kurt Janisch, for the women who fall for him. Someone sees too much, knows too much. Soon there's a body in a lake and a murderer to be caught. A thriller set amid the mountains and small towns of southern Austria, Greed is Elfriede Jelinek's most accessible novel since The Piano Teacher. But as always Jelinek gives the reader a lot more to think about: the ecological costs of affluence, the inescapable burden and inadequacy of our everyday words, the exploitative nature of relations between men and women, the impossibility of life without relationships. A meditative reflection on ageing, Greed is another chapter in Jelinek?s chronicling of her love/hate relationship with Austria.
Pirates Love Underpants
Author: Claire Freedman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Grab your peg leg and your parrotâ€”and donâ€™t forget the underpants! This wacky picture book pairs pirates and underwear in an uproarious adventure. These pirates SO love underpants, Theyâ€™re on a special quest To find the fabled Pants of Gold, For the Captainâ€™s treasure chest. This laugh-out-loud Underpants adventure is full of pirates, sharks, and treasure. Youâ€™ll be yo-ho-ho-ing with hilarity until the pirates conclude their zany expedition!
How to Trap a Wolf
Author: Abie Longstaff
Charlie is finally testing her powers as a witch. But when new boy Zack joins the school, everything goes wrong. He seems perfect - but Charlie is sure there's more to him than meets the eye. Another enchanting exploration of friendship and magic, from best-selling author Abie Longstaff.
Princess Milly and her friends are so excited about the upcoming Ballerina Ball! The dresses, the dancing, the decorations! But, oh no, will Milly's magic get in a muddle again?! Luckily for Princess Milly, friendship is a spell that always works.
The Trapdoor Mysteries
Author: Abie Longstaff
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
The third book in The Trapdoor Mysteries, a series about Tally, a code-breaking, animal-loving servant girl and her best friend, a squirrel named Squill, who solve mysteries with the help of a secret library... Orphan Tally is the servant girl at Mollett Manor - and she's also the Secret Keeper of the magical library hidden beneath a trapdoor, underneath the manor's grounds. Along with Squill the squirrel, she uses the enchanted books to solve crimes. So when a mysterious ghostly creature visits the Manor in the middle of the night, leaving barely a trace, it's up to Tally and Squill to figure out what it is and why it's there...with a little help from the library, of course!