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

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

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

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

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

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.

  • AAWUF 9 years +
    George Cruikshank
    9 years +
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    From the land of fantastical castles, vast lakes and deep forests, the Brothers Grimm collected a treasury of enchanting folk and fairy stories full of giants and dwarfs, witches and princesses, magical beasts and cunning children. From classics such as "The Frog-Prince" and "Hansel and Grettel" to the delights of "Ashputtel" or "Old Sultan", all hold a timeless magic which has enthralled children for centuries.
  • ACUQQ 9 years +
    ED Baker
    9 years +
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    The Dragon Princess: Being a princess in a magical kingdom isn't easy. Especially if your best friends are a vampire, a troll and a wizard. And if you happen to be a magical princess who turns into a dragon when she gets cross, then things are about to get very interesting. It's hard to find suitors for large fire-breathing reptiles. Join Millie, the Dragon Princess, on one of three enchanting, hilarious and unforgettable adventures. No Place For Magic: Princess Emma (aka The Frog Princess) takes centre stage again in quest to rescue a kidnapped prince. The Salamander Spell: Grassina, Princess Emma's wonderful, magical aunt, is herself a teen in this prequel that tells the story of how she meets her true love.
  • AANWH 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Martin Waddell has brought together nine favourite stories, skillfully retelling them for today's children. From the fun and humour of the proud Emperor with his splendid new clothes to the gentle sadness of the Little Mermaid, and with a colourful cast of witches, princesses, toys and animals, this rich and varied collection is guaranteed to delight and entertain readers young and old. Emma Chichester Clark's glorious illustrations bring the tales vividly to life, making this book a joy to share and a gift to treasure.
  • ADQNF 9 years +
    Marissa Meyer
    9 years +
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    A forbidden romance. A deadly plague. Earth's fate hinges on one girl ...CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation. Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future. This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.
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    Justin Richards
    7 years +
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    Offers a stunning illustrated collection of dark and ancient fairy tales from the world of Doctor Who. These captivating stories include mysterious myths and legends about heroes and monsters of all kinds, from every corner of the universe. Originally told to young Time Lords at bedtime, these twisted tales are an enchanting read for Doctor Who fans of all ages.