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Looking for a new spin on a familiar tale? Below are 100 young-adult (YA) novels featuring retellings of everything from classic fairy tales to beloved novels to popular movies.

*CCPL Staff picks are chosen by CCPL staff members and are not intended to be comprehensive lists. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so write to us and tell us what you’d recommend!*

Retellings of Fairy Tales, Folklore, Fables, & Legends

The Arabian Nights

“Beauty and the Beast”

“Cinderella”

“East of the Sun, West of the Moon”

“The Goose Girl”

King Arthur

King Midas

“The Little Mermaid”

“The Princess and the Frog”

“Little Red Riding Hood”

“Rapunzel”

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“The Red Shoes”

“Robin Hood”

“Rumpelstiltskin”

“Sleeping Beauty”

“The Snow Queen”

“Snow White”

“Snow White and Rose Red”

“The Twelve Dancing Princesses”

“The Wild Swans”

Retellings of Novels and Movies

Alice in Wonderland Retellings

Jane Austen Retellings

Jane Eyre Retellings

Edgar Allan Poe Retellings

Shakespeare Retellings