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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The Arabian Nights book

The Arabian Nights

This edition contains nine of the most famous of the 'Tales from the One Thousand and One Nights', originally told by Scheherezade to her murderous husband - to keep herself alive she would always stop at a moment of cliff-hanging excitement.

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At the Crossing-Places book

At the Crossing-Places

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Skilfully interweaving a spellbinding retelling of the Arthurian myths with the parallel story of an ordinary boy in the middle ages, this is the second book in the award-winning trilogy that is a landmark in children’s fiction.

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King of the Middle March book

King of the Middle March

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Skilfully interweaving a spellbinding retelling of the Arthurian myths with the parallel story of an ordinary boy in the middle ages, this is the third and final book in the award-winning trilogy which is a landmark in children’s fiction.

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The Seeing Stone book

The Seeing Stone

Kevin Crossley-Holland

The mysterious Merlin gives Arthur of Caldicot a polished obsidian stone, and in its ‘wolf-skull, moonbruise’ depths he sees the story of another Arthur – a boy like and yet unlike himself, a boy who, long ago, pulled a sword from a stone.

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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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Cautionary Tales and Other Verses book

Cautionary Tales and Other Verses

Hilaire Belloc

They retain their popularity, for who can resist the deliciously sticky ends of 'Matilda who told lies and was burned to death' or 'Jim who ran away from his nurse and was eaten by a lion'?

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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 Chronicles of Narnia book

The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis

The magical land of Narnia is a world like no other. With talking animals, mythical creatures, the evil White Witch and the mighty lion Aslan, Lewis's magnificent fantasy series has captivated children for generations. Now reissued in a striking new binding.

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Over Sea, Under Stone book

Over Sea, Under Stone

Susan Cooper

The first book in the award-winning The Dark is Rising sequence, Over Sea, Under Stone is a fantastical adventure set among forces of Light and Dark. Laura Carlin illustrates, with a new preface by the author.

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The Dark is Rising book

The Dark is Rising

Susan Cooper

The most famous in the eponymous series by Susan Cooper, this acclaimed fantasy adventure will appeal equally to children and adults.

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Dream Days book

Dream Days

Kenneth Grahame

Featuring the adventures of five children – Edward, Selina, Harold, Charlotte and an unnamed narrator – Kenneth Grahame’s Dream Days was a critical and popular success. A century on, it is clear that this collection of humorous, lyrical and delicately evocative tales had a profound influence on children’s literature.

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The Eagle of the Ninth book

The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff

In AD 119 four thousand soldiers of the Roman Ninth Legion march into the wilds of Northern Britain to quell a Caledonian uprising. They are never seen again. The Eagle of the Ninth is one of the best - and best-loved - of Sutcliff's historical novels.

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