#Staffpicks for X Fest 2021

We're so happy to be back partnering with Project X Theatre. Once again, we're bringing you an exclusive booklist for their latest production, Gruff!

What's it about?

Gruff is a family-friendly rock musical based on the classic fairy tale, the Three Billy Goats Gruff. You can catch it at X Fest this summer. 

And, if seeing the production makes you hungry for more billy goat stories, the TNRL has got you covered! 

Never read the original?

Check out The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Jerry Pinkney or The Three Billy Goats Gruff retold by Mary Finch and illustrated by Roberta Arenson. 

Along with a traditional retelling, you’ll find beautiful illustrations in both of these picture books.

Just learning how to read?

Tackle The Billy Goats Gruff retold by Jane Bingham on your own! 

Or grab a partner and enjoy You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together by Mary Ann Hoberman. Along with the story of our favourite billy goats, you can enjoy the Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and more. 

Do you like your goats super-powered?

We recommend Super Billy Goats Gruff by Sean Tulien. 

These goats find themselves trapped in a video game, where a monster troll in a castle is blocking them from lunch! Will they be able to defeat the game? 

This Far Out Fairy Tale is also a graphic novel!

Want a side of STEM with your story?

What if, instead of trickery the goats had used the power of science to get across the river? 

With Making a Raft for the Three Billy Goats Gruff by Sue Gaglardi, you learn the science behind raft making and help the goats outsmart the troll!

Hungry for more?

There’s lots of stories to savor at the library – and no trolls blocking your way to them! If you want more details about Project X, X Fest 2021, or Gruff, make sure to check them out

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