Children are sure to be spellbound by these wonderful fairy tales, which include both classic originals and modern retellings. See below for the very best fairy tale books for 5-year-olds.
Two centuries ago, the Brothers Grimm published their famous collection of fairy tales, including these thirty sensational stories. They feature helpful elves, ginormous giants, good-hearted but foolish boys, golden-haired princesses and spiteful queens. This gorgeously-illustrated book features the very best original fairy tales, including The Frog Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and many more.
Featuring lots of favourite fairy tales like Cinderella and The Three Little Pigs, these classic stories have been carefully retold to help younger readers develop their phonics skills and match different letters with unique sounds. Each book comes with 70 reusable stickers for a seriously fun and interactive way to learn - not to mention the amazing poster, which features all 44 sounds practised in the books!
Usborne & Alan Marks
Discover eighteen magical fairy tales from around the world in this stunning book. Retold for younger readers, the stories include The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, The Snow Queen and many more.
Hans Christian Andersen & Anastasiya Archipova
Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales have enchanted children for nearly two centuries. In this beautiful book, you'll find some of his best-loved stories, including The Little Mermaid, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina and The Emperor's New Clothes. Each tale is brought to life with stunning illustrations, making this book a spellbinding read for kids.
This series features original fairy tales, retold to support children who are learning to read. The books are carefully written to contain plenty of key, high-frequency words as well as lots of important reading practice, and kids can enjoy a magical fairy tale in the process. The Read It Yourself fairy tale series includes Hansel and Gretel, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and many more.
In this riotous read, Roald Dahl dispenses with happily ever afters and opts for more horrible endings as he retells six famous fairy tales. Cinderella chooses not to marry the prince when he reveals a surprisingly cruel streak. Snow White befriends seven jockeys who are compulsive gamblers, and Goldilocks proves to be a real thug! This hilarious poetry book will have readers in stitches.
Julia Donaldson & Peter Bailey
The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson retells three wonderful fairy tales from across the world, clearly and carefully written to make this book the perfect first independent read. A king hides a secret under his crown; a magical dream inspires an epic journey; and a clever girl outwits the king. This beautifully-illustrated book is guaranteed to delight children.
This sumptuous volume contains five original fairy tales by Oscar Wilde. It includes the much-loved The Selfish Giant, which tells the story of a giant who banished children from his garden - and spring never arrived there...
Geraldine McCaughrean & Sophy Williams
Renowned children's writer Geraldine McCaughrean retells best-loved and lesser-known fairy tales in her iconic magical style. She creates an enchanting world of knights, witches, frogs, princesses and so much more, and Sophy Williams' atmospheric illustrations make this a simply spellbinding read.
David Conway & Melanie Williamson
This perfectly silly picture book features a series of fairy tales that have never been so funny! Will the Big Bad Wolf from The Three Little Pigs - who has no more huff or puff left in him - find a new fairy tale that suits him? Featuring all the best-loved fairy tales, including Cinderella, Rapunzel and Jack and the Beanstalk, this marvellously mad book is full of fun and mayhem!