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Jun 04

Teen Summer Reading Suggestions: Fairy Tales & Fables

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 4:07 PM by Elizabeth Land

The 2020 Summer Reading Program theme is Imagine Your Story. Summer reading returns to the York County Public Library in June! This year's theme is Imagine Your Story, in which we celebrate fairy tales, folk tales, fables, mythology, and more. With that in mind, our librarians have created lists of suggestions of some of our favorite books — both physical and digital — available for you to check out from York County Public Library. We will feature these lists here throughout the month of June.

Fairy Tales & Fables

Today we'll highlight our favorites from our books that include elements from fairy tales and fables. From talking animals to unicorns to beanstalks and actual fairies, there are a lot of books out there that incorporate these themes. See our favorites below.

Books featuring Fairy Tales and Fables for Teens
  • The Book of Pearl by Timothée Fombelle
    The Book of Pearl book coverSummary: Joshua Pearl is from a world that our own no longer believes in. He knows that his great love is waiting for him in that distant place, but he is trapped in our time. As his memories begin to fade, he discovers strange objects, tiny fragments of a story from a long time ago. Can Joshua remember the past and believe in his own story before his love is lost for ever?
  • A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
    Summary: This isn't the Wonderland you remember. The first time the Nightmares came, it nearly cost Alice her life. Now she's trained to battle monstrous creatures in the dark dream realm known as Wonderland with magic weapons and hardcore fighting skills. Yet even warriors have a curfew.
  • A Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
    Summary: Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, twins Alex and Conner leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about.
  • Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison
    Summary: Rapunzel believes she is the luckiest person in Tyme, because Witch tells her so, but when Jack climbs into her tower to steal an enchanted rose, he hints that Witch is not telling the whole truth and Rapunzel, driven by her anger and fear, descends to the ground for the first time.

Don't see something you like above? Never fear! We have plenty more wonderful books for you to check out. Click on the links below for a pdf of more book lists. Click on the book cover to request the book in our catalog.

Summer Reading Program Details
Registration for the 2020 Summer Reading Program at York County Public Library starts June 8. This year, our Summer Reading Program will be exclusively online, using the Beanstack platform. All ages can log minutes spent reading, complete activities and earn badges and win prizes. To earn prizes, reading minutes and activities must be logged between June 22 and July 31. For more information about the 2020 Summer Reading Program, visit our Summer Reading page.