Children's Fiction and Fairy Tales

Fantastic tales for bedtime stories and classic adventures for young adults, the Folio Society publishes a wide range of children’s fiction books. Witches, wizards, dragons and princesses abound in our beautiful collections of Fairy Tales, whilst our classic children’s fiction includes gripping adventure stories and fantasy editions enjoyed by generations of children. Folio books feature original illustrations and specially designed hardback covers. These favourites are truly books to be treasured, on your bookshelf or as a gift. See below for the full list of Folio Children’s books.

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass book

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass

Lewis Carroll

Tumbling headlong down a rabbit-hole, Alice enters the magical underground kingdom of Wonderland. These classic stories remain a childhood favourite.

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Ballet Shoes book

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfeild

Pauline, Petrova and Posy are three orphans struggling to make their way in this 'fairy story with both feet firmly on the ground'. Beloved by generations of children, this book remains a delightful and inspirational tale.

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The Box Of Delights book

The Box Of Delights

John Masefield

Entrusted with a magical box, Kay goes on a thrilling adventure in a world of mythical beasts, wicked wizards and fairies. The sequel to The Midnight Folk.

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The Call of the Wild book

The Call of the Wild

Jack London

Set during the Alaskan gold rush of 1897, Jack London’s classic adventure story inspired Kerouac and Orwell. In this Folio edition, Abigail Rorer’s drawings depict the fierce beauty of the frozen Yukon. David Vann introduces.

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Charlotte's Web book

Charlotte's Web

E. B. White

One of the most beloved children's classics of all time tells the story of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a kind spider, saved one special pig.

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The Eagle of the Ninth book

The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff

The story of the hunt for the lost Ninth Legion is one of the best - and best-loved - of Sutcliff's historical novels

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Grimm's Fairy Tales book

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

This Folio edition, a facsimile of the British edition of 1909, contains sixty of The Brothers Grimm's most famous tales, including 'Snow White', Hansel and Gretel' and 'Red Riding Hood'.

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Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales book

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen's 17 most famous tales, including 'The Emperor's New Clothes', 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Snow Queen' and 'The Ugly Duckling'.

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The Hobbit book

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

A beautiful edition of Tolkien's classic children's story. Leaving his comfortable hobbit hole Bilbo Baggins goes on a reluctant adventure to defeat a dragon, and along the way he encounters the vile, but pathetic Gollum, and his ‘Precious’ – a ring to rule them all.

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The Jungle Book book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

This thrilling adventure about a boy learning to survive in the wild, continues to hold the world's imagination. Enchanting tales and poems on the lives and customs of jungle creatures are brought vividly to life with beautiful illustrations by Maurice and Edward J. Detmold.

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Just So Stories book

Just So Stories

Rudyard Kipling

Originally told as bedtime stories for Kipling's daughter Josephine, Just So Stories remains a classic of children's literature. Simply and beautifully written, with an entirely believable, far from cosy vision of the joy, wonder and dangers of the natural world.

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Little Women book

Little Women

Lousia May Alcott

Alcott's unforgettable tale, with eye-catching illustrations by Rebecca Green.

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The Midnight Folk book

The Midnight Folk

John Masefield

The Midnight Folk is a feast of imaginative storytelling, a glorious cornucopia of pirates and witches, lost treasure and talking animals. Although it was published in 1927, it evokes an older world: houses are lit by oil lamps, and travel is by horse, carriage – or broomstick.

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The Princess and the Goblin book

The Princess and the Goblin

George MacDonald

The tale of Princess Irene's quest to defeat an army of goblins is a treasured classic from George MacDonald, the master of children's fairy stories.

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The Secret Garden book

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Misselthwaite Manor holds two mysteries, a strange unhappy crying in the night and a walled garden with a door locked and forgotten for ten years. On the day a robin shows Mary where the key lies buried, the Magic begins

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