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Fairy Tales: Ebooks and audiobooks

This guide has been created to support Year 1 English and Drama


Storynory has a good collection of fairy tales that would be perfect for younger readers. The small stories section in particular is helpful as the stories are written in print but also have an excellent audio recording to accompany the text. Click on the image below to explore this resource.

World eBooks

There are a number of fairy tales available through our subscription to World eBooks which is available 24/7 to students and teachers. Access World eBooks through Connect - Library Resources - Primary Library Databases - World eBooks and click on the link provided to ensure you are automatically logged in. 

The text at the bottom of the search results pictured below includes many well known fairy tales at an appropriate text level. It also features a 'read to me' function which some students may find helpful. 

Epic Fairy Tales

Click on the picture below to access a collection of fairy tales already gathered for you from Epic!  It includes simple fairy tale read-alongs perfect for Year to read independently, some more difficult texts more appropriate for shared reading and some musical fairy tales.

Or click on the link below to access Epic! and search for fairy tales to find a more comprehensive list of titles, including fairy tales from around the world.

Epic! has an excellent selection of fairy tales. If you have not signed up for Epic! it would be a good idea to do so. Epic! is free for teachers who can then invite students to join their classroom. (During the COVID 19 period Epic! have extended a limited period of free use for students from home).



Fairy Tale Land

This site has a number of fairytales with associated lesson ideas and activities. Be warned some activities require the use of flash to enable the 'read to me' function. It is a little dated in appearance but worth a look.