Today is the day! Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Live Action) is finally releasing in the theaters today, and I am so excited to see it. Beauty and the Beast has been my favorite fairy tale ever since I was a little girl, and I absolutely LOVED the Disney animated movie.
To me, there is no more perfect Beauty then Belle. Not only is she lovely, imaginative, kind, and independent but she also adores to read. Let’s not forget to mention she’s feisty too, with a thing for “breaking the rules, going against what society expects of her and never wanting to settle or give up on what she believes in. Sounds like the perfect heroine right? Plus…she has the best dresses too! So in honor of my obsession with all things Beauty and the Beast, I decided to make a list of all the amazing books recently released that are related to this “tale as old as time”. If you are a fan of the book and movies, you will NEED to add every single one to your own castle’s library.
Books I Own, or Soon Will Be Adding To My Castle’s Collection…
The Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve
This book looks absolutely stunning! It is super colorful, and even has a few interactive 3-D pages too.
Beauty and the Beast by Ursula Jones and illustrated by Sarah Gibb
I LOVE this book. It has been in my collection for just over a year, and I still am in awe every time I look through it. The artwork is gorgeous.
Tale As Old As Time: The Art and Making of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Charles Soloman
I adore this book for many reasons. The first reason being that it is one of the first gifts my husband gave to me when we first started dating. My other main reason is because this book is filled with information about the making of the animated movie. We learn all about how the animated movie came together (the new version also has information about the upcoming live action movie).
Beauty and the Beast by Jan Brett
Jan Brett is one of my favorite authors/illustrators; I remember this to be one of my first books I ever read by Jan Brett. The illustrations are lovely and so full of details.
Beauty and the Beast (Calla Editions) by Hon. Eleanor Vere Boyle
A beautifully designed edition, with one of the earliest adaptations I ever remember reading.
Beauty and the Beast ( The Barnes and Noble leather-bound edition)
Recently added to my collection the book is filled with many fairy tales that includes the featured title. Though I now own it, I have not yet had the time to go through all the stories in this edition, but I am going to assume it is because they all feature “Beauties” and “ Beasts” .
Beauty and the Beast by Agnese Baruzzi
I just ordered this book from Target and I can’t wait to see what it will be like. So far, I’ve gathered that the illustrations are done in the style of “paper cutting” to make silhouettes…(More on this later).
RETELLINGS (I haven’t read these yet, but they all sound pretty awesome)
Beast by Brie Spangler
As Old As Time by Liz Braswell
Beast Charming by Jenniffer Wardell
by Jennifer Donnelly (Thank you #otspsecretsister for
sending me this one as a gift!)
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Directly Related to the New Live Action Movie
Beauty and the Beast– A Novalization by Elizabeth Rudnick
Art of Coloring: Beauty and the Beast by Disney Book Group
Beauty and the Beast – Belle’s Library: A collection of quotes and musings by Brittany Rubiano
This adorable little book looks too cute to pass up. I don’t know much about it, except that it is a book filled with literary quotes and musings.
Beauty and the Beast : The Enchanment by Eric Geron
Are you excited for the upcoming live action version of the animated movie? Do you have a favorite character? Do you have a favorite book edition of the fairy tale? Are you an avid Beauty and the Beast fan/collector like myself? Tell me all about it in the comments below.