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Does anyone have any suggestions for books about fairies. I have a daughter in 3rd grade (so maybe young to post here) and we have read many Rainbow Fairy books, but those are a young reading level. I would like to get something more advanced for her, both higher reading level and more complex story. She is so into fairies and I would like to expand on that with her reading. Any ideas??
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The magic faraway tree? there are fair few fairies and brownies in there.
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The Fairy Realm by Emily Rodda. These are great books. My daughter started reading them in the 3rd grade and just read the last one in a day the other day. She is 9. There are 10 books.
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Not really stories but Fairieality is a beautiful book which sparks the imagination my dd just loves it and gets really inspired for artwork - just an idea.

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Thanks. We will have to check these out. And keep the ideas coming.
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My daughter likes the series "Winx Club".
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The Barefoot Book of Fairies

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The Faerie's Gift

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I'm so excited. I will make a list and hit the library with her.
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I have:
Faeries by Brian Froud an Alan Lee
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Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book

Both are mostly illustrations with stories, so not like a sit-down-and-read book, but they're both really cool.

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All of Brian Froud's stuff.
Also, the Tiffany Aching trilogy by Terry Pratchett has fairies- as the bad guys- and is a comfortable read for my 9yo son.

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Spiderwick Chronicles has fairies in it, but it isn't really ABOUT fairies..
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Spiderwick Chronicles has fairies in it, but it isn't really ABOUT fairies..
I bought the first book for my daughter in the 2nd grade. To this day she still refuses to read it. I think she only got through the first chapter.
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I totally second the recommendation for the Fairy Realm series by Rodda. My daughter LOVED this series and still returns when there's nothing better to read. Also, try The Unicorn Secret series. NOTHING about fairies, that I remember, but dd LOVED this series as well. Also, my daughter loves mermaids...if your daughter does also try Emily Winsnapp or Thora.

Hope that helps!
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My dd also likes the fairy books that Gail Carson Levine wrote for Disney (Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg and Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand). They're kind of cute and the writing is decent. The occasional illustrations are beautiful.
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Try the Cicely Mary Barker Flower Fairies books. DD got them when she was six and still loves them now.
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I see Daffodil beat me to No Flying the House, so I'll just heartily second it. Also, The Moorchild by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, about a fairy changeling.
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Definitely Thumbellina. It's a great fantasy/adventure story. (I saw the movie first).
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The Little People, Stories of Fairies, Pixies and Other Small Folk by Neil Philip! Also The Book of Fairies by Michael Hague. Both are favorites of my dds and perfect for that age.

I was also going to suggest The Vanishing People, Fairy Lore and Legends, but flipping through it It's definitely too "old" yet.
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