Top 5 Best Fairy Tale Books for 11-year-olds

Featuring both magical original fairy tales and unique retellings, these fairy tale books are guaranteed to enthral older children. See below for the best fairy tale books for 11-year-olds.

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1. Grimms' Fairy Tales

  • £6.89

Brothers Grimm & George Cruikshank

From deep within a wondrous land, the Brothers Grimm built a collection of enchanting folk and fairy stories, filled with giants, dwarves, witches, princesses and plenty of fantastical beasts - as well as some cunning children! Featuring classics such as The Frog Prince, Hansel and Gretel and the original Cinderella story, 'Ashputtel', all the stories in this stunning collection are sure to keep kids spellbound.

2. The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales

  • £12.89

Martin Waddell & Emma Chichester Clark

Martin Waddell skilfully and wittily rewrites nine favourite fairy tales for today's children. From the fun and humour of the proud Emperor and his exquisite new clothes, to the poignant sadness of the Little Mermaid, young readers will love these treasured tales, which feature a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals. Complemented by Emma Chichester Clark's vivid illustrations, this is truly a book to cherish.

3. Doctor Who: Time Lord Fairy Tales

  • £11.29

Justin Richards

This sumptuous, dark collection of ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who will thrill young readers, particularly those who are already fans of the brilliant Doctor Who TV series. These captivating stories include mysterious myths and monsters from every corner of the universe.

4. Cinder

  • £5.59

Marissa Meyer

Earth's fate hinges on just one girl: Cinder. A gifted mechanic in New Beijing, Cinder is no ordinary fairy tale heroine... she's a cyborg. Despised by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden deadly illness, she becomes trapped at the heart of a desperate struggle between the desires of a malevolent queen, and a dangerous temptation. Now, she must uncover her mysterious past and try to protect Earth's future. This gripping, heart-pounding version of the classic fairy tale will engross young readers.

5. The Dragon Princess

  • £9.09

E. D. Baker

This modern fairy tale stars an unusual princess, who isn't finding life in a magical kingdom easy - especially given that her best friends are a vampire, a troll and a wizard. Plus, when she gets angry, she turns into a dragon, which can make things rather awkward - and interesting. It's certainly hard to find a suitor for a fire-breathing reptile. Join Millie in one of three hilarious and enchanting adventures in this brilliant book of contemporary fairy tales.