Episode 60: Fairytales for all ages

April 30, 2023

In episode 60 of the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast:

Fairytales for all ages

Fairytales for kids of all ages. Fairytales, whether classic, fractured or long lost, are the cornerstone of storytelling, and Megan and Allison have suggestions for young readers.

Plus Allison has a tip to help kids easily simplify their stories and Megan shares ideas for opening up conversations around healthy body image.

Books we mention

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‘Milly and the Mulberry Tree’ by Vikki Conley and Deb Hudson  

‘Bushcraft Kid’ by Dan Wowak  Dorling Kindersley 

‘Paper Boat, Paper Bird’ by David Almond. Illustrated by Kirsti Beautyman 

‘My Dad thinks he’s a pirate’by Katrina Germein, illustrated by Tom Jellett

‘Australian Backyard Buddies’by Andy Gepper



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Fairytales for all ages

‘Miss Understood’ by Kat Apel. Illustrated by  Beau Wylie

‘The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas’by Tony Wilson. Illustrated by Sue Degennaro

‘The Princess who had no Kingdom’ by Sarah Gibb

‘The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales’ by Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by Lane Smith

‘The True Story of the 3 Pigs’ by Jon Scieszka. Illustrated by Lane Smith

‘The Three Pigs’ by David Wiesner

‘Fairytales for Feisty Girls’ by Susannah McFarlane, Beth Norling (Illustrator), Sher Rill Ng (Illustrator), Claire Robertson (Illustrator), Lucinda Gifford (Illustrator)

‘Little Red’by Bethan Woollvin

‘Hansel and Gretel’by Bethan Woollvin

‘Rapunzel’by Bethan Woollvin

‘Snow White And Rose Red’ by Kallie George, Brothers Grimm, Kelly Vivanco (Illustrator)

‘Pages & Co series’ by Anna James

‘Land of Stories’series by Chris Colfer

‘Ella Enchanted’by Gail Carson Levine

‘Whatever After’ series by Sarah Mlynowski

‘Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy’ by Karen Foxlee

‘The School for Good and Evil’ series by Soman Chainani

‘Frogkisser’by Garth Nix

‘Eliza Vanda’s Button Box’by Emily Rodda

‘Sisters Grimm’series by Michael buckley

‘The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm’ by Noel Daniel

‘A Twisted Tale’ series by Disney

‘Vasilisa the Wise and Other Tales of Brave Young Women’ by Kate Forsyth. Illustrated by Lorena Carrington

‘Snow White, Rose Red and Other Tales of Kind Young Women’ by Kate Forsyth. Illustrated by Lorena Carrington

Quick tips

Books to Boost Body Image 

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Fairytales for kids of all ages