“As FolkTaleTeller,” the new poetry chapbook by Paul Brookes, includes 33 poems that tell the stories of English folk tales.
Discovered in the Bodleian: “The Lost Tales of Sir Galahad”
“The Lost Tales of Sir Galahad” explain what really happened to the famed knight after he went searching for the Holy Grail. Sort of.
Brianna: Short Story + Fairy Tale Poetry Prompt
Brianna is an enchanting science fiction story that re-imagines the classic Sleeping Beauty tale. Come try your hand at re-imagining a fairy tale in poetry!
Children’s Book Club: ‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!’
Read a fractured fairy tale about the three little pigs — from the wolf’s perspective. He was framed. (Wolf’s honor!)
A Ritual to Read to Each Other: Of Mysteries and Monsters
Author Megan Willome considers what mysteries and monsters have in common during her monthly reading roundup, A Ritual to Read to Each Other.
Un-writing the Fairytale, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 2017: The Feminist Implications of Failed Deconstruction and the Lack of Fairytale Logic
The reviews of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast 2017 never did end up raving. Here’s a suggestion as to why a movie (and story) with such potential fell short. Writers, take note.
Poetry Prompt: Cupcake Poems
Join author Callie Feyen as she and her young library patrons imagine up cupcakes to bake for their favorite Mother Goose and fairy tale characters.
Secrets of “The Golden Dress”: Interview With Illustrator Gail Nadeau
Learn the secrets of ‘The Golden Dress’ by L.L. Barkat, illustrated by Gail Nadeau and tuck a little something into your next creation.
How to Turn Your Story Questions Into Writing Prompts!
After reading a good story, you can follow these three easy steps to turn your story questions into writing prompts. See 5 sample prompts based on the fairy tale ‘The Golden Dress,’ to help you on your writing way!
Make It a Fairy Tale Summer—With The Golden Dress!
T. S. Poetry Press is delighted to announce its new picture book, The Golden Dress: A Fairy Tale. One dress, sparkly and shimmery, grants wishes for a long, long time. Then the “emerald day” comes, and everything is about to change. Will the dress survive? That’s up to one girl, who needs to open her heart and her hands.
Teach It: 10 Terrific Little Red Riding Hood Tales
This summer, when you want to keep your emerging and early readers from going on a skill slide, it’s a great idea to explore the fun of fairy tales. And there’s no better place to start than with Little Red Riding Hood.
Reading in the Wild: January’s Pages
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your January pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her January good reads.
The Grandfather Stories: Goldilocks and the Three Brothers
Reading to our grandsons has taught us that the “social time” of reading is just as important as the reading itself — reading tells them they matter.
The Wild Swans: The Patience of Water
We wrap up our group reading of The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris, considering the patience of water and things to which we will give long years of our lives.
Book Club Announcement: The Wild Swans
Join us during National Poetry Month 2017 to read The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris and write poems to the fairy tale together.
“The Children of Hurin” and “The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun” by J.R.R. Tolkien
Before “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings,” there were “The Children of Hurin” and “The Lay of Aotrou & Itroun” by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Top Ten ‘Princess Bride’ Quotes
It’s the sort of book you read and film you watch multiple times, each time pocketing a new quotable line. Here are ten great Princess Bride quotes.
Poetry Prompt: Imaginary & Fantastical Creatures
Our poetry prompt invites you to design an extraordinary beast of your own imagination. “O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!” Explore nonsense poetry with us.
Top 10 Best Fairy Tale Poems
From Cinderella to Midas, Rumpelstiltskin to Red Riding Hood, we’ve gathered up a basket full of 10 best Fairy Tale Poems to skip through the woods with.
Photo Play 2: Fairy Tale and Fantasy
Explore the Photo Play contributions from our community. Jump into our fairy tale storybook and share your poetry magic with us!