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Children's Literature

Find information about the CSULB University Library's Children's Collection as well as information about children's literature in general.

Using OneSearch to find Folk Tales and Fairy Tales

Use the key words "folklore", "folk tales", "fairy tales", and your topic, e.g. "African folk tales"

Types of Fairy and Folk Tales

Types of Folk Tales and Fairy Tales:

  • Trickster tales
  • Noodlehead tales
  • Myths
  • Pourquoi
  • Legends
  • Folktales
  • Cumulative folktales
  • Fairy tales
  • Animal tales
  • Fables
  • Tall tales
  • Ballads

International Folktales

Illustrated Fairy Tale Collections

The Bearskin

The Bearskinner

Beauty and the Beast

The Black Bull of Norroway

The Brave Little Tailor

Bremen Town Musicians

Briar Rose / The Sleeping Beauty

Brother and Sister


The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Fisherman and His Wife

The Frog King

The Frog Prince

The Gingerbread Boy

The Golden Goose

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Hansel and Gretel

The Little Match Girl

The Little Mermaid

Little Red Hen

Little Red Riding Hood

Mother Holle

The Nightingale

The Pricess and the Pea

Puss in Boots



The Steadfast Tin Soldier

The Ugly Duckling

The Snow Queen

Snow White

Snow White and Rose Red

The Six Swans

The Swineherd

Three Billy Goats Gruff

The Three Pigs

The Tinderbox

The Water of Life

The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids

The Twelve Dancing Princesses