Here are some suggestions for books about fairies... I have not read all of them... but I am sharing a variation so that you can see what is out there... I am also thinking alongs the lines of sharing books that do not have a GIRL focus, but focus on children, play and imagination. I have linked to Amazon.UK - for ease, I am not endorsing Amazon in anyway other than living in Sweden this is the easiest way for me to get books in English...
How to find Flower Fairies
Freddie and the Fairy
What in the world are fairies?
What do fairies do all day?
Fairy House Handbook
How to see fairies
There is the Artemis Fowl book series, for older children than
preschoolers... but most certainly fairies are there in a non too
traditional girlie sort of way.
There is Peter Pan and the fairy/pixie Tinkerbell... and it does not have to be the Disney version There are many other versions out there... and that is what makes this fun.... challenging the children's conception of what fairies are... are they real, what do they look like.
We have had some amazing dialogues about whether or not fairies are real... the children presetning and defending their theories...
If you have any fairy books to recommend... then please share in the comments...