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Tellin' Tales - At the Library!

Posted about 1 year ago by Heather H

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with fairy tales, grimm brothers, national library week and toledo ballet

What if Sleeping Beauty couldn't sleep or Little Red Riding Hood couldn't get to grandma's house? This National Library Week, we're helping some of the Brother's Grimm's most beloved characters tell their tales!

With the rise of popular books, television series, and blockbuster movies like Beauty and the Beast, fairy tales have never been more popular - And where better to find all of the world’s most iconic tales than at your library! We’re celebrating new takes on classic fairy tales during National Library Week (April 9-15). Join us for our signature event with the Toledo Ballet on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The ballet will perform a preview of its latest production “Tale of Grimm” in Main Library’s Wintergarden from 2 – 3 p.m.

We love classic fairy tales of course, but what’s also exciting are the many books and movies that are taking the classics and putting a modern spin on them. Check out some of our favorite Grimm Brother’s adaptations:

Top Picks - eBooks

Check out these fantastical fairy tales on Overdrive!

From Ever After High to Alice in Tumblr Land - We've selected some of those most fantastic fairy tales available to you from the comfort of your home on Overdrive. Includes titles for children, teens, and adults.

Top Picks - Kids Books

Have you ever wished that some of your favorite fairy tale characters were say, a bit tougher? Enter Rosen Schwartz’ Ninja Pigs Series, where three sets of storybook characters tap into their inner ninja in order to battle their foes!

The three ninja pigs / Corey Rosen Schwartz ; illustrated by Dan SantatThree Ninja Pigs

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In this twist on "The Three Little Pigs" tale, Pig One and Two neglect their ninja school martial arts training and are no match for the wolf, but Pig Three's practice and dedication saves the day. Includes glossary of Japanese martial arts terms.
Ninja Red Riding Hood / Corey Rosen Schwartz ; illustrated by Dan SantatNinja Red Riding Hood

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In this twist on "Little Red Riding Hood," a certain wolf trains to be a ninja in order to catch his prey, but he is not the only one mastering a martial art.
Hensel and Gretel, ninja chicks / Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez ; illustrated by Dan SantatHansel & Gretel Ninja Chicks

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These ninja chicks are anything but chicken! When Hensel and Gretel’s dad gets snatched by a fox, the sisters put their ninja skills to work to track him down before he can be stir-fried. But are these two little chicks ready to take on a dark tangled forest, a tricky house made of corn bread, and an even trickier fox? This plucky pair isn't giving up without a fight! Kiya!
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Good night, baddies / written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Juli KangasGood Night, Baddies written by Deborah Underwood ; illustrated by Juli Kangas

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After a full day of evil schemes, fairy tale baddies return home to spend time with their friends and get ready for bed in this cozy bedtime book
Fairy tale comics / Cclassic tales told by extraordinary cartoonists / [edited by Chris Duffy]Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists edited by Chris Duffy

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Presents seventeen fairy tales, including classics such as "Puss in Boots" and "Little Red Riding Hood" and more obscure tales such as "The Prince and the Tortoise."

Top Picks - Teen Books

Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles is arguably one of the most popular teen fairy tale retelling series today and a New York Times best-selling series. Set in the future, Cinder(ella) Scarlet (Red Riding Hood), Cress (Rapunzel), Winter (Snow White), and other beloved Grimm inspired characters wage epic battles at home and in space in order to save their kingdom!

Cinder by Marissa MeyerCinder

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As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.
Scarlet

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Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
Cress

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Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company and who has never been allowed to cut her hair.
Winter

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Princess Winter, admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, teams up with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, to defeat Queen Levana and find their happily ever afters.
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The Fairytale Retellings Series by Jackson Pearce and The Kendra Chronicles by Alex Flinn

Sisters Red

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After a Fenris, or werewolf, killed their grandmother and almost killed them, sisters Scarlett and Rosie March devote themselves to hunting and killing the beasts that prey on teenage girls, learning how to lure them with red cloaks and occasionally using the help of their old friend, Silas, the woodsman's son.
Sweetly

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When the owner of a candy shop molds magical treats that instill confidence, bravery, and passion, eighteen-year-old Gretchen's haunted childhood memories of her twin sister's abduction by a witch-like monster begin to fade until girls start vanishing at the annual chocolate festival.
Fathomless

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Celia, who shares mental powers with her triplet sisters, finds competition for a handsome boy with Lo, a sea monster who must persuade a mortal to love her and steal his soul to earn back her humanity.
Cold Spell

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When her boyfriend disappears with a mysterious girl, seventeen-year-old Ginny leaves her hometown of Atlanta and fights wolves, escapes thieves, and braves the cold to rescue him.

Top Picks - Fiction

Bone Swans by C.S.E. Cooney

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Winner of the 2016 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, Bone Swans features five novellas each reminiscent of an old-school fairy tale.
Clockwork Fairy Tales as edited by Stephen L. Antczak

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Fairy tales turn steam-powered in this collection of short stories by some of today's best science fiction and fantasy authors
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm by Philip Pullman

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If you were a fan of Pullman’s Award-Winning His Dark Materials series, you’ll want to pick up his interpretation of some of the Brothers Grimm’s most popular fairy tales.

Top Picks - TV & Movies

Once Upon a Time - Television SeriesOnce Upon a Time
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A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.
Grimm - Television SeriesGrimm
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.
Into the Woods - MovieInto the Woods
Musical, Rated PG
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A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. 


The Brothers Grimm - MovieThe Brothers Grimm
Action / Fantasy, Rated PG-13 
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Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.


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