International Fairy Day Reading List from Sandman Books

June 24th is International Fairy Day, and (of course) we made you a themed reading list for the occasion! Things you can do with this list: Fairy Tale Books on Fairies Faeries Mythology

  • Discover the mythology of fairies with authors like Brian Froud and Andrew Lang
  • Explore a novel laced with fairy themes, like "War For the Oaks" or "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell"
  • Get crafty, with instruction books like "Fairy House" or "Drawing Fairies" 
  • Enjoy a modern reboot, like "Cinder" or "Snow Glass Apples"   
  • Sink into the fairycore aesthetic with journals from Stephanie Law
  • Revisit the classics with storytellers like Andrew Lang (1844 - 1912) or Edmund Spenser (1553–1599)
  • Share the magic with the next generation using board books like "F is For Fairy" 

Did we miss your favorite fairy book? Tell me! I can still add things to the list, and I love getting suggestions from readers. 

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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Cover Image
By Philip Pullman (Adapted by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143107293
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 29th, 2013

*National Bestseller*

The acclaimed retelling of the world’s best-loved fairy tales by the #1
New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass and The Book of Dust—now in paperback, and with 3 new tales!


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Brian Froud's Faeries' Tales Cover Image
$35.63
ISBN: 9781419713866
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Published: Abrams - September 16th, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Trolls, Brian and Wendy Froud lead readers deep into the world of faeries. Humans throughout history have always had special relationships and bonds with faeries, whether loving and helpful or at times destructive.


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The Blue Fairy Book (Dover Children's Classics) Cover Image
$12.71
ISBN: 9780486214375
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Published: Dover Publications -

It is almost impossible to envision what childhood would be like without the enchanting world of fairyland. Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, giants and dwarfs, monsters and magicians, fairies and ogres -- these are the companions who will thrill young boys and girls of all lands and all times, as Andrew Lang's phenomenally successful collections of stories have proved.


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Neil Gaiman's Snow, Glass, Apples Cover Image
By Neil Gaiman, Colleen Doran (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781506709796
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Published: Dark Horse Books - August 20th, 2019

Winner of the 2020 Bram Stoker Award® for Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel!

A chilling fantasy retelling of the Snow White fairy tale by New York Times bestselling creators Neil Gaiman and Colleen Doran!


Fairy House: How to Make Amazing Fairy Furniture, Miniatures, and More from Natural Materials Cover Image
$21.21
ISBN: 9781939629692
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Published: Familius - July 14th, 2015

Fairy House is a fascinating adventure into the making of miniscule kingdoms of the fairytale realm from objects found in nature.


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Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles Cover Image
$10.19
ISBN: 9781250768889
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Published: Square Fish - February 4th, 2020

The first book in the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-Bestselling Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer like you’ve never seen it before, now with new cover art! See where the futuristic YA fairytale saga all began, with the tale of a teenage cyborg who must fight for Earth's survival against villains from outer space.


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Courtney Crumrin Vol. 1: The Night Things Cover Image
By Ted Naifeh, Warren Wucinich (Illustrator)
$8.50
ISBN: 9781620104194
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Published: Oni Press - June 27th, 2017

"Courtney Crumrin is a fun series, cover to cover." — School Library Journal

Courtney Crumrin grumbles about everything, but now she's really got something to grumble over. Having run out of credit cards, her parents are moving to the wealthy suburb of Hillsborough, to live rent-free with their creepy old uncle Aloysius.


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War for the Oaks: A Novel Cover Image
$20.39
ISBN: 9780765300348
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Published: Orb Books - July 6th, 2001

Acclaimed by critics and readers on its first publication in 1987, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel, Emma Bull's War for the Oaks is one of the novels that has defined modern urban fantasy.


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I Hate Fairyland Volume 1: Madly Ever After Cover Image
$8.49
ISBN: 9781632156853
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Published: Image Comics - May 3rd, 2016

From superstar writer and artist Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon, Wizard of OZ, Fortunately, The Milk), comes the first volume of an all-new series of adventure and mayhem.


Irish Tales of the Fairies and the Ghost World (Celtic) Cover Image
$5.91
ISBN: 9780486411392
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Published: Dover Publications - July 18th, 2000

A century ago, a Smithsonian Institution ethnographer traversed the byways of rural Ireland to listen to villagers recount stories of fairies, ghosts, and other supernatural creatures. Thus did Jeremiah Curtin become one of the foremost authorities on Irish folklore, as he documented and recorded these authentic, traditional tales from the Emerald Isle.


Enchanted: The Art of Amy Brown Volume 2 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9798657785173
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Published: Independently Published - July 2nd, 2020

A compilation of fantasy art from 2017 and 2018 by artist Amy Brown.


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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780765356154
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Tor Books - August 1st, 2006

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England-until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.


Peter Pan: With the Original 1911 Illustrations Cover Image
$17.49
ISBN: 9781947844889
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Published: Suzeteo Enterprises - February 5th, 2019

"Peter Pan" is a classic tale enjoyed by children for more than 100 years, although these days, it is better known through various movie adaptions that have been made from it. And yet, as they say, the 'book is better than the movie.' Why?


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The King of Elfland's Daughter Cover Image
$6.80
ISBN: 9780486835457
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Published: Dover Publications - February 12th, 2020

"A fantasy novel in a class with the Tolkien books."--L. Sprague de Camp
"It could be the very best fairy story ever written."--Gahan Wilson
"No amount of mere description can convey more than a fraction of Lord Dunsany's pervasive charm."--H. P. Lovecraft


Enchanted: The Art of Amy Brown Volume 3 Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9798655219090
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Published: Independently Published - July 2nd, 2020

A compilation of fantasy art from 2019 by artist Amy Brown.


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Stardust Cover Image
$9.34
ISBN: 9780061689246
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Published: HarperCollins - December 23rd, 2008

An enchanting fairy tale by master storyteller Neil Gaiman, full of unexpected adventures, true love, whimsy, wonder, and plenty of magic.


The Light Princess: And Other Fairy Tales Cover Image
By George MacDonald, Greville MacDonald (Editor), Arthur Hughes (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780486447568
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Dover Publications - June 23rd, 2006

Good and evil fairies abound in this rich collection of compelling tales by one of the foremost fantasy writers of the nineteenth century. So do magical lands, sinister monsters, giants, ogres, and other creatures from the realm of the imagination.


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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
$5.94
ISBN: 9780743477543
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2004

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare stages the workings of love. Theseus and Hippolyta, about to marry, are figures from mythology.


The Night Fairy Cover Image
By Laura Amy Schlitz, Angela Barrett (Illustrator)
$6.79
ISBN: 9780763652951
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Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2011

From 2008 Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz comes an exhilarating adventure — and a thoroughly original fairy who is a true force of nature. 


Drawing Fairies Cover Image
$11.04
ISBN: 9781838576288
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Published: Arcturus Editions - May 15th, 2020

This wonderful full-color drawing book is a treasure trove for anyone who loves fairies. Abound in story books and animation, their delicate form, fluttering wings and magical powers are a source of constant wonder.


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Fairyopolis: A Flower Fairies Journal Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780723257240
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Published: Warne - October 20th, 2005

Do you believe in fairies? Protected and hidden by a society of Fairy lovers for over 80 years the secret fairy journal of Cicely Mary Barker is available for the first time ever to the public. Learn what really happened during that magical Summer of 1920 when Cicely Mary Barker discovered the secret world of the Flower Fairies.


The Faerie Queene Cover Image
$18.70
ISBN: 9780140422078
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 25th, 1979

‘Great Lady of the greatest Isle, whose light
Like Phoebus lampe throughout the world doth shine’

 


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The Secret Language of Flowers Cover Image
$15.15
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ISBN: 9781782492054
Published: CICO Books - February 12th, 2015

This beautifully-illustrated gift book reveals the hidden meanings of over 50 popular flowers.

Did you know the type of flowers you give can speak volumes? 'The Secret Language of Flowers' is a fascinating insight into the Victorian tradition of using flowers to convey secret messages, in a society where feelings often had to be suppressed.


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Enchantment of the Faerie Realm: Communicate with Nature Spirits & Elementals Cover Image
$13.59
ISBN: 9780875420028
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Published: Llewellyn Publications - September 8th, 2002

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and felt like you were not alone? That's because you weren't Forests, lakes, mountains, caves--even your garden--are alive with the spirits of nature. Faeries are real, and you can learn to commune with a whole world of unseen beings, including elves, devas, and nature spirits.


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Jrnl Mid Dragon Cover Image
By Inc Peter Pauper Press (Created by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781441324276
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Published: Peter Pauper Press - June 1st, 2017

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Paperblanks Mischievous Creatures Ultra Lined Cover Image
By Hartley & Marks Publishers (Created by)
$22.95
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ISBN: 9781439763698
Published: Paperblanks - November 14th, 2019

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Paperblanks Mischievous Creatures Slim Lined Cover Image
By Hartley & Marks Publishers (Created by)
$15.95
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ISBN: 9781439763735
Published: Paperblanks - November 14th, 2019

The Good Fairies of New York Cover Image
By Martin Millar, Neil Gaiman (Introduction by)
$16.10
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ISBN: 9781933368368
Published: Soft Skull - September 8th, 2006

The Good Fairies of New York tells the fish-out-of-water story of two Scottish thistle fairies who find themselves in Manhattan. The fairies hook up with two humans, Kerry (complete with colostomy bag) and Dinnie (antisocial in the extreme), finding time to help both get their acts together.


That's Not My Fairy Cover Image
By Fiona Watt, F. Watt, Rachel Wells (Illustrator)
$8.49
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ISBN: 9780794507930
Published: Usborne Books - December 1st, 2004

F Is for Fairy: A Forest Friends Alphabet Primer Cover Image
$9.49
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ISBN: 9781945547966
Published: Familius - April 3rd, 2018

A is for acorn, so much to make.

B is for bakery, tiny donuts and cake!


Sleeping Beauty: An Interactive Fairy Tale Adventure (You Choose: Fractured Fairy Tales) Cover Image
$6.60
ISBN: 9781543530087
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Published: Capstone Press - September 1st, 2018

Wake up, Sleeping Beauty. Maleficent is on her way - and she's bringing aliens Navigate through three twisted tales of the classic fairy tale. Will YOU CHOOSE the path to your happily ever after?


Fairy Friends: A Seasons Primer: A Seasons Primer Cover Image
$9.49
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ISBN: 9781423645405
Published: Gibbs Smith - September 6th, 2016

From the creators of BabyLit(R) . . .


Fairies 1, 2, 3 Cover Image
$7.55
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ISBN: 9781608939510
Published: Down East Books - November 1st, 2017

How Do Fairies Have Fun in the Sun? Cover Image
$17.05
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ISBN: 9781608939930
Published: Down East Books - May 15th, 2018

Fairy Tales for Mr. Barker: A Peek-Through Story Cover Image
By Jessica Ahlberg, Jessica Ahlberg (Illustrator)
$15.19
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ISBN: 9780763681241
Published: Candlewick - March 8th, 2016

Who will Lucy and her dog, Mr. Barker, see on their fairy-tale adventure? Peek through from scene to scene to guess who they might meet next.


Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School #1) Cover Image
$6.79
ISBN: 9781492620815
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Published: Sourcebooks Young Readers - February 2nd, 2016

Dive into book one of the best selling Fairy Tale Reform School series, from award-winning author Jen Calonita What happens to the villains after happily ever after? 12 year old Gilly isn't so sure that she needs reforming for the (former) villains in Enchantasia...


Danielle and the Strawberry Fairies Cover Image
$23.70
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ISBN: 9781939055149
Published: Bright Sky Press - September 1st, 2013

When Danielle wonders how strawberries get their brilliant red color, her mother decides to take her to Mr. McDerwood's Strawberry Farm to pick some berries and perhaps find an answer. After driving through luxuriant fields of wildflowers, they arrive at the farm, and Danielle and her little dog, Oscar, set off with a wicker basket perfect for holding juicy berries.


A Perfect View: Book 3 (CICI: A Fairy's Tale #3) Cover Image
By Cori Doerrfeld, Tyler Page (Illustrator), Cori Doerrfeld (Illustrator)
$7.59
ISBN: 9781512430684
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Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - January 1st, 2017

Cici is ready for all her favorite camping activities She has everything planned for the trip with her dad, her sister, and her friend Kendra. But with Cici's new fairy powers, nature has more in store for her than she'd expected. A campsite mix-up, stormy weather, and a forest sprite keep testing her good spirits.


Fairy Tale Play: A pop-up storytelling book Cover Image
By Julia Spiers (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781786274281
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Published: Laurence King Publishing - February 5th, 2019

Play out your favorite fairy tales and invent your own stories with this intricate and beautifully illustrated pop-up book.


Faeries of the Faultlines: Expanded, Edited Edition Cover Image
By Iris Compiet, Brian Froud (Foreword by), Alan Lee (Foreword by)
$33.96
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ISBN: 9781777081720
Published: Eye of Newt Books - August 17th, 2021

Iris Compiet is the rarest of artist: That who invokes a complete and cohesive reality with every image she creates. Beautiful, powerful and contemplative all at once. -- Guillermo Del Toro Let me tell you about Faeries, let me take you away on a journey, an adventure.


The Provensen Book of Fairy Tales Cover Image
By Alice Provensen (Editor), Martin Provensen (Editor), Alice Provensen (Illustrator), Martin Provensen (Illustrator)
$21.21
ISBN: 9781681375823
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Published: NYR Children's Collection - November 16th, 2021

Now back in print, a beautifully illustrated collection of twelve reimagined fairy tales, including classics like "Beauty and the Beast" and literary tales like Oscar Wilde's "The Happy Prince."


Midnight Never Come (Onyx Court #1) Cover Image
$39.95
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ISBN: 9781665021937
Published: Blackstone Publishing - May 18th, 2021

ABOVE

The year is 1590. The City of London flourishes, the most brilliant jewel in the crown of Elizabeth I, Gloriana, the Virgin Queen.

BELOW

The Onyx Court is London's faerie shadow. Ruled by Invidiana, its heartless queen, it reflects and distorts the glory of the mortal court.

BETWEEN