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Find fairy tale books full of magic and sparkle in Book People's hand-picked range of myths, legends and fairy tale books. Available at unbelievable prices, this hand-picked selection features classic stories and exciting, new books.

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Myths, Legends & Fairy Tale Books

  • The Ugly Duckling - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHANH
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. The ugly duckling doesn't fit in and is chased away by everyone he meets. Will he ever find some true friends? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Ugly Duckling is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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  • Cinderella - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHAND
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. Cinderella's dream of going to the prince's ball comes true when her fairy godmother appears. But she'd better be home by midnight...Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Cinderella is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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  • The Gingerbread Man - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHANT
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this classic fairy tale, a little old woman makes a gingerbread man - but then he runs away! Is there anyone who can catch the gingerbread man? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Gingerbread Man is a Level 2 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHANB
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. The three billy goats Gruff want to cross the bridge to reach the grass on the other side, but first they have to get past the hungry troll! Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a Level 1 Read it yourself title, suitable for very early readers who have had some initial reading instruction and are ready to take their first steps in reading real stories. Each story is told very simply, using a small number of frequently repeated words.
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  • Alice in Wonderland - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Nicola Bird

    Product Code: AKIDK
    Paperback 5 years +
    This is based on the classic story by Lewis Carroll. Alice is feeling bored when she finds herself following a large white rabbit down a rabbit hole. Then things get even stranger...Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling reading series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Alice in Wonderland is a Level 4 Read it yourself book, ideal for children who are ready to read longer stories with a wider vocabulary and are keen to start reading independently.
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  • Sleeping Beauty - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHTYX
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty pricks her finger on a spinning wheel and falls asleep for one hundred years. Can a handsome prince wake her up? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Sleeping Beauty is a Level 2 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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  • Hansel and Gretel - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHATR
    Paperback 5 years +
    This title is based on the classic fairy tale. When Hansel and Gretel get left in the woods, they are captured by a witch who lives in a house made from gingerbread and sweets. How will they ever escape? Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read, develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Hansel and Gretel is a Level 3 Read it yourself title, suitable for children who are developing reading confidence and stamina, and are eager to start reading longer stories with a wider vocabulary.
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  • Rumpelstiltskin - Read it Yourself with Ladybird

    Product Code: AHAPQ
    Paperback 5 years +
    In this classic fairy tale, a miller's daughter has to spin straw into gold for the king. A funny little man comes to help her, but if she can't guess his name, this Rumpelstiltskin will take her first-born child! Read it yourself with Ladybird is one of Ladybird's best-selling series. For over thirty-five years it has helped young children who are learning to read develop and improve their reading skills. Each Read it yourself book is very carefully written to include many key, high-frequency words that are vital for learning to read, as well as a limited number of story words that are introduced and practised throughout. Simple sentences and frequently repeated words help to build the confidence of beginner readers and the four different levels of books support children all the way from very first reading practice through to independent, fluent reading. Each book has been carefully checked by educational consultants and can be read independently at home or used in a guided reading session at school. Further content includes comprehension puzzles, helpful notes for parents, carers and teachers, and book band information for use in schools. Rumpelstiltskin is a Level 2 Read it yourself title, ideal for children who have received some initial reading instruction and can read short, simple sentences with help.
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No matter the age of the person you're buying for, fairy tale story books are always firm favourites. Whether you're looking for princesses and happily-ever-afters, authentic Greek mythology or modern classics from the likes of Michael Morpurgo, there's a huge range of spellbinding books to explore above.

Introducing magic

Magic and legends are breeding grounds for the imagination. Fuel their wonder and creativity with our range of traditional story books for an early years audience (and perhaps be entertained along the way as well!).

Old and modern classics collide

Whether you're in search of traditional fairy tale stories that even early readers can have a go at themselves, or more sophisticated tales for older children, there's a wide array of options here. Explore new worlds, meet dragons and enjoy some traditional storytelling along the way.

Enjoy our amazing range

Take a look at our extensive library of myths, legends and fairy tale books and make your order today.

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