Golden Retold-ens: 18 Best Books Based on Fairy Tales

The new trailer for the live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” has us hearkening back to the animated classic and our first introduction to our beloved, book-ensconced Belle.

So while we wait for a deeper glimpse into the fantastic library scenery of this new adaptation, we can also look to our own shelves for fairy-tale retellings that resonate with the thrill of timeless stories.

Read on for our picks of novels new and old inspired by classic folk and fairy tales.

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Summer Reading 2016

School may be coming to a close, but as summer starts we want to echo Mr. Bennet’s encouragement to READ ON! Read On Mr Bennet

Okay, so that line isn’t in the book, but it is in the BBC miniseries, and that’s the best adaptation. And it’s totally within Mr. B’s bibliophile nature as something to say. Always looking for a peaceful moment in which to read his book; could Mr. Bennet be the most relatable character in Jane Austen’s works?

In any case, as you encourage your students to take on summer as a season of reading, you can fulfill your Summer Reading list with books from Adams Book Company! Here is a list of all kinds of books that would be great for summer reading.

A Lesson Before Dying, Angela’s Ashes, 1984, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Cold Mountain, Friday Night Lights, Great Expectations, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, The Bean Trees, The Color Purple, The Joy Luck Club, The Kite Runner, The Road, The Tiger’s Wife, Fast Food Nation, The Alchemist, Salvage the Bones, The Beautiful Struggle, How to Read Literature like a Professor

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Yes! We Have Your Mockingbird.

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The publisher of the smaller, less-expensive version (mass market edition) of the classroom classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” has announced it will no longer be publishing that edition. Adams Book Company has always stocked titles that schools need, and “To Kill a Mockingbird” remains one of the most popular.
We still have the mass market edition available, and while you may have seen it in the news as “the $8.99 version,” our everyday discount for 10 or more copies means you can still get it for $5.84 each (35% off), while they last.

Going forward, there will still be several editions in print, the least expensive of which will be a $14.99 trade paperback that Adams will sell for $8.99 each when ordering 10 or more copies; this represents a 40% discount from cover price. But if you prefer the mass market version, now is your chance to get new copies in class-size quantities.

Call today or visit us online. Lots of other titles are in stock for quick shipment, and we can get any book in print.

Call: 1-800-221-0909           Email:orders@adamsbook.com

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Mass Market edition (now out of print). Currently still available from Adams:
$5.84 for 10+ copies.
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Trade Paperback – second most popular for classrooms. In print and available.
$9.74 for 10+ copies.
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eBook: $10.99 for the perpetual license (shorter-term license pricing available upon request.)

3 Things Hogwarts Reveals About Real Schools

harry-potter What’s one big objection to the reality crafted by the Harry Potter books? How about the fact that so many kids are so bored by learning magic? Putting ourselves in their place, it makes no sense. Wouldn’t anyone be thrilled to gain magical powers just by studying? Instead, there are pages of complaint and annoyance with the burden of school. Even magic-deprived Harry balks at the hours of research and practice assigned every day. But this is neither a flaw in J.K. Rowling’s characterizations, nor merely a convenient device to add relatability or to set studious Hermione apart. It’s a perceptive rendering of schoolkids and their education.We see kids that really should be excited to learn, and are reminded of that same truth about kids in the real world. Continue reading

Social Justice Books

We’ve compiled and curated a list of well-regarded books useful as a tool for teaching students to draw direct connections to real world issues and encouraging them to become active global citizens.

The above is just a small sampling of the new paperback titles that we’ve curated on our dedicated Social Justice Pinterest board. Check it out for more ideas for titles to integrate into your curriculum.

SAVE 35% off paperbacks when purchasing 10 or more copies. Explore titles and discounts now at Adams Book Company’s main site.