Top 5 Best Fairy Tale Books for 9-year-olds

These magical fairy tales and modern retellings are guaranteed to captivate children. They feature fairies, dragons, mermaids and more, as well as plenty of exciting adventures. See below for the best fairy tale books for 9-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 book are sure to keep kids spellbound.

2. The Complete Fairy Tales: Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen

For nearly two centuries, Hans Christian Andersen's wondrous tales have delighted both adults and children. This collection contains all 168 mesmerising stories, including The Red Shoes, The Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling. Perfect for fairy tale fans, this is the ultimate compendium for Hans Christian Andersen's sensational stories.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Usborne Illustrated Fairy Tales


Children will love this magical treasury, which features ten classic fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and other renowned writers. It includes The Elves and the Shoemaker, The Swan Princess and Little Red Riding Hood, the perfect stories to read aloud to children, complemented by gorgeous illustrations.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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    For 150 years, the tales of Hans Christian Andersen have been delighting both adults and children. This edition contains all of Andersen's 168 tales, and among the favourites are "The Red Shoes", "The Mermaid", "The Emperor's New Clothes", and "The Ugly Duckling".
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    A fantastic treasury of stories guaranteed to delight and entertain young children. Includes ten classic fairytales from the collection of the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen and others, including The Elves and the Shoemaker, Little Red Riding Hood and The Swan Princess. Perfect for reading aloud to younger children too. A brilliant gift that is sure to become a family heirloom. Beautifully bound in a traditional style with real cloth, head and tail bands, a ribbon marker and foil blocking. Shrink-wrapped for protection.