56 Children's Books About Fairies

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
Ella Enchanted book
#1
Ella Enchanted
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her. At birth, Ella of Frell was given the gift of obedience by a fairy. Ella soon realizes that this gift is little better than a curse, for how can she truly be herself if at any time anyone can order her to hop on one foot, or cut off her hand, or betray her kingdom--and she'll have to obey? Ella's quest to break the curse and discover who she really is, is both funny and poignant.

The Mud Fairy book
#2
The Mud Fairy
Written and illustrated by Amy Young
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Wearing pink and tiptoing through the dewdrops is for wimps! Emmelina would rather play with her friends, the frogs. But can a fairy with an independent streak earn her wings if she goes against the fairy code? Warm, humorous, and with just the right amount of pink (and mud), here's a book that will capture the hearts of girly-girls and tomboys alike.

Wicked Nix book
#3
Wicked Nix
Written by Lena Coakley and illustrated by Jaime Zollars
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job. He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy: humans. When a determined invader trespasses on Nix’s territory, putting his skills to the test, the prideful fairy boasts of all the wicked tricks he’ll use to chase the sorry fellow away. But, the reader soon learns, Nix’s heart is made not of black magic but gold—and this sprite is not at all what he seems. At its heart, this kid-friendly fairy tale explores the timeless bonds of family and the joy of finding home in unexpected places.

The Night Before the Tooth Fairy book
#4
The Night Before the Tooth Fairy
Written by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Barbara Johansen Newman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

It wiggles, and waggles, and wiggles some more, but this little boy’s stubborn tooth just won’t come out! He hopes it will fall out soon, because he can’t wait to meet the Tooth Fairy! This humorous tale based on Clement C. Moore’s classic poem is a perfect addition to the best-selling series.

Flower Fairies of the Summer book
#5
Flower Fairies of the Summer
Written and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

This beautiful reissue of the well-loved classic Flower Fairies title is complete with Barker’s original poems and exquisite artwork. Each page features her recreation of nature’s beauty and the enchanting world of the fairies. Essential background readings to the bestselling Fairyopolis, this book provides a glimpse into the enchanting world of the Flower Fairies.

Flower Fairies of the Autumn book
#6
Flower Fairies of the Autumn
Written and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

Experience the beauty and the magic of Cicely Mary Barker’s famous Flower Fairies, with a new edition of Flower Fairies of the Autumn. The magic and loveliness of Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies, newly rejacketed and updated with a contemporary look, is a perfect gift for Flower Fairies fans and a new generation of readers. First published in the 1920s, Cicely Mary Barker’s original Flower Fairies books have been loved for generations. The book features poems and full-color illustrations of over 20 flowers and their guardian fairies.

Backyard Fairies book
#7
Backyard Fairies
Written and illustrated by Phoebe Wahl
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

A girl searches for fairies in her backyard and the woods beyond, following little clues and traces of magic. Fairies and other magical creatures can be found on every page, hidden among the flowers, trees and pebbles. But although readers can see them, the girl keeps searching, just one step behind… In the end, it is clear (both to the girl and readers) that there is magic all around, even when it’s hidden in plain sight. Phoebe Wahl takes us deep into the world of fairies, and her vibrant, multi-textured woodland scenes are every bit as enchanting as the creatures therein. A gorgeously illustrated paean to imagination and the natural world.

Fairy Chase book
#8
Fairy Chase
Written by Debbie Dadey and illustrated by Tatevik Avakyan
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9

With the help of her fintastic friends, Echo investigates whether or not fairies really DO exist in this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure. Echo is excited when her Aunt Crabella and Uncle Leopold visit, especially since Aunt Crabella always has amazing stories about all of her many ocean travels. But when Aunt Crabella tells Echo about the Hairy Fairy—a fairy that visits mermaids while they sleep and purposely tangles their hair—Echo is all set to catch the fairy in the act. Shelly and Kiki tell Echo that fairies aren’t real, but Aunt Crabella says she believes they are. And what’s the harm in believing? When Echo can’t seem to catch the Hairy Fairy, she becomes determined to figure out if fairies really do exist! She teams up with Shelly and Kiki and makes “Fairy Juice” (via a recipe from Rocky Ridge) in order to go on a fairy hunt on Trident City’s majestic Sperm Whale Mountain. But what will they find on their fairy hunt? Will all of Echo’s magical fairy dreams come true?

Fairy Friends: A Colors Primer book
#9
Fairy Friends: A Colors Primer
Written and illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

From the creators of BabyLit(R) . . . Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard's board book Fairy Friends: A Colors Primer. Sunny fairy is yellow like a canary; Violet fairy is purple like a floral ring; Armanth fairy is pink like roses; Persimmon fairy is orange like a monarch. What color of fairy would you be? Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes and drawing little humans or animals and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known in the blog world for her love of kids design, toys and DIY crafts via her popular blog mermagblog.com. She has authored and illustrated the book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids and sells many of her illustrations and designs as prints, and paper play things in her online shop.

Fairy Friends: Seasons book
#10
Fairy Friends: Seasons
Written and illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

Fairy Friends Be the first to review this product From the creators of BabyLit® . . . Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard’s Fairy Friends: A Seasons Primer. Springtime fairies are robed in flower petals, summer sprites float on leaves, autumn fairies gather falling leaves, and winter fairies skate on ice. Discover, play, and spark your imagination at any time of year with Fairy Friends' enchanting illustrations to lead the way.

Fairy Friends: An Opposites Primer book
#11
Fairy Friends: An Opposites Primer
Written and illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

From the creators of BabyLit(R) . . . Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard's board book Fairy Friends: An Opposites Primer. Reaching high and low; feeling hot and cold; dressing simple or fancy: discover, play, and spark your imagination with the Fairy Friends series enchanting illustrations to lead the way. Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes and drawing little humans or animals and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known in the blog world for her love of kids design, toys and DIY crafts via her popular blog mermagblog.com. She has authored and illustrated the book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids and sells many of her illustrations and designs as prints, and paper play things in her online shop.

Fairy Friends: A Counting Primer book
#12
Fairy Friends: A Counting Primer
Written and illustrated by Merrilee Liddiard
board book
Recommend Ages: 1-4

From the creators of BabyLit(R) . . . Parents and children alike will be swept away by the whimsical imaginings of Merilee Liddiard's board book Fairy Friends: A Counting Primer. One acorn for wearing, two friends for tea, four petals for twirling, eight icicles to gather; and more! Discover, play, and spark your imagination with Fairy Friends' enchanting illustrations to lead the way. Merrilee Liddiard grew up in a splendid home filled with delightful artistic chaos and ample creativity. She spent most of her youth making things like lions out of oatmeal boxes and drawing little humans or animals and telling the tales that went along with them. She is known in the blog world for her love of kids design, toys and DIY crafts via her popular blog mermagblog.com. She has authored and illustrated the book PLAYFUL: Fun Projects to Make With + For Kids and sells many of her illustrations and designs as prints, and paper play things in her online shop.

The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden book
#13
The Accidental Afterlife of Thomas Marsden
Written and illustrated by Emma Trevayne
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-12

What if you found your own grave—and it wasn’t empty? Discover the dark delights of faeries and fortune-tellers in this gently spooky book from the author of Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times, sure to appeal to fans of Coraline.

Sugar Secrets book
#14
Sugar Secrets
Written by Helen Perelman and illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Join Princess Mini on all of her princess adventures at the Royal Fairy Academy in this second super-sweet Aladdin QUIX story. Princess Mini’s adventures at Royal Fairy Academy continue. A class assignment for Parent Day has Mini worried her candy creation won’t be sugar-tastic enough for her royal parents and even her cousin Prince Frosting wants to make sure his treats stand out. Help arrives when Gobo, Mini’s secret troll friend, comes to the rescue with sweet surprises for the two fairies.

Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies book
#15
Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies
Written and illustrated by William Joyce
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-11

When orphaned Katherine learns that the teeth collected by the scorned Tooth Fairy contain memories of childhood, she enlists the help of the Guardians to get her tooth back and remember her parents.

Good Night Fairies book
#16
Good Night Fairies
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Good Night Fairies explores flower fairies, sea fairies, butterfly fairies, pixies, rainbow fairies, glitter fairies, cloud fairies, gnomes, elf fairies, brownies, will-o’-wisps, star fairies, moon fairies, and more. Young fairy lovers will treasure this the adorable board book, filled with fairies of of every size and shape. Children will discover many different types of fairyland creatures, inspiring a sense of wonder and imagination. This book is part of the best selling Good Night Our World series which includes hundred of titles throughout This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.

A Royal Rescue: Royal Sweets 1 book
#17
A Royal Rescue: Royal Sweets 1
Written by Helen Perelman and illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Join Princess Mini on all of her princess adventures at the Royal Fairy Academy in this super-sweet story that’s launching QUIX, a new line of fun-to-read short chapter books that are perfect for emerging readers. Princess Mini is worried about starting a new school and making new friends—even with a little troll named Gobo by her side. It’s not always easy being a princess! Will she come to learn that her new school and new friends could lead to more adventures than she could possibly imagine?

Mini Sweets book
#18
Mini Sweets
Written by Helen Perelman and illustrated by Erica-Jane Waters
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

Join the Candy Fairies for one last delicious adventure in this final book of the Candy Fairies series. The latest sugartastic story brings a new baby to the Candy Kingdom. Princess Mini is Princess Lolli and Prince Scoop’s new baby, and Berry the Fruit Fairy is the lucky one who’s been watching over her. But the littlest candy fairy has cocoa fever, an illness that wrecks havoc on Sugar Valley! Can Berry figure out a way to save the royal day?

Fairy's First Day of School book
#19
Fairy's First Day of School
Written by Bridget Heos and illustrated by Sara Not
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

In this humorous and reassuring picture book from the author of Mustache Baby, a sweet fairy has a fun-filled first day at school. Her experience is remarkably similar to the first day of preschool for human children. From circle time (sitting crisscross berry sauce) to center time (art, spells, tooth), all the activities one might encounter at school are explored, with sweet fairy-like touches. Best of all is the kind, warm teacher and plenty of new friends. The perfect story to ease fears and build anticipation for any child—human or fairy—starting school for the first time.

Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat book
#20
Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat
Written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

When Cat loses a tooth, the Tooth Fairy delivers a wholly unwanted sidekick: a mouse. Together, Cat and Mouse are tasked with running a few Tooth Fairy-related errands—a challenge, since Mouse is just as competitive and mischievous and hilariously self-involved as Cat. The stakes rise and so does the deadpan humor, culminating in a satisfying surprise that will leave readers eager for yet another delightfully devious Cat adventure.

Fairy Spell book
#21
Fairy Spell
Written by Marc Tyler Nobleman and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

In 1917, in Cottingley, England, a girl named Elsie took a picture of her younger cousin, Frances. Also in the photo was a group of fairies, fairies that the girls insisted were real. Through a remarkable set of circumstances, that photograph and the ones that followed came to be widely believed as evidence of real fairies. It was not until 1983 that the girls, then late in life, confessed that the Cottingley Fairies were a hoax. Their take is an extraordinary slice of history, from a time when anything in a photograph was assumed to be fact and it was possible to trick an eager public into believing something magical. Exquisitely illustrated with art and the original fairy photographs.

King Alice book
#22
King Alice
Written and illustrated by Matthew Cordell
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

A young girl wakes her father by informing him that she is Queen Alice, then draws him and other family members into her imaginative activities, from writing a book to a sleepover with fairies.

Firefly Forest book
#23
Firefly Forest
Written and illustrated by Robyn Frampton
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

There's more to this forest than some choose to see, this magical place can set your heart free. Follow the glow of the fireflies to an enchanted space inhabited by unseen creatures. Who do you think lives there? Fairies or gnomes or pixies? A perfect gift, Firefly Forest captures the spirit of imagination, and spreading joy to others. Author Robyn Frampton created a sensation when she anonymously installed handcrafted magical "gnome homes" and "fairy houses" in a local park. Her work encouraged an entire community to come together and inspired the documentary The Gnomist. Vibrant digital illustrations throughout recreate Robyn's installations. These images, paired with a simple, inspirational poem, create an uplifting journey for dreamers of all ages.

Tooth Fairy book
#24
Tooth Fairy
Written and illustrated by Audrey Wood
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

When Matthew loses a tooth, his sister Jessica tries to take advantage of the Tooth Fairy's visit.

Dancer the Wild Pony book
#25
Dancer the Wild Pony
Written and illustrated by Janey Louise Jones
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-8

The Summer Fair is coming up, and Dancer the pony has run away because she does not want to dance, and it is up to the Superfairies to give her confidence--but first they have to catch her.

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