Do you believe in fairies? Here are some wonderful books about fairies that will make you want to believe in tiny people with wings and a bit of magic. They might inspire some fun craft or gardening projects and some imaginary play.
Tooth fairies with personality
Tooth Fairy In Training by Michelle Robinson
Tate is learning how to be a tooth fairy from her sister May. There is a lot to learn: how to carefully lift a pillow, leave coins and take the teeth. It’s very important not to wake the sleeper. Humans aren’t the only ones to lose teeth. May has to visit a baby hippo and other animals. It’s a dangerous, tricky job. I love Briony May Smith’s magical illustrations.
You Think It’s Easy Being The Tooth Fairy by Sheri Rehwoldt
A tooth fairy’s job is hard and nights are long. It takes a lot of skill and courage. A tooth fairy has to be ready for all kinds of things. She doesn’t have elves to help her like Santa does. Good thing she has her amazing Tooth-O-Finder. This is a fun story about a spunky tooth fairy!
More Fairy Stories
Backyard Fairies by Phoebe Wall
A little girl goes looking for fairies and their houses in her backyard and the woods near her home. Fairies are hidden among the flowers, ferns and mushrooms in the beautiful illustrations on each page. This is a beautiful, simple story about the magic of imagining fairies really do exist.
Twinkle (Series) by Katharine Holabird
It’s Twinkle’s first day at The Fairy School of Magic and Music. She can’t wait to start casting spells. It’s more difficult than she thinks and soon disaster happens. Can she fix her mistakes before it’s too late? Will she ever get her spells to work right? The illustrations are magical and match this sweet fairy story. There are several books in this series.
Fairy books based on a true story for older kids and adults
The following two books are based on a true story about two young girls who lived in England in the early 1900’s. They created fairies and placed them in the woods near their home and took pictures of them with their father’s new camera. People began to wonder if fairies were real when they saw the photos. This is an interesting story about how what began as fun, imaginary play turned into something bigger and more confusing than the girls ever imagined. The picture book has some of the fairy photos they took.
Fairy garden activity
One Spring my grandchildren and I collected some acorn caps on our neighborhood walk. Then we got out our craft paints and painted them bright colors. When with paint was dry we added a stick with hot glue to create colorful acorn mushroom. They look cute in indoor potted plants and add color to an outdoor fairy garden. This was a simple activity that only took a few supplies.
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