Parents' Guide to

Emily Windsnap Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Mermaid-human girl finds friends, family in fun adventures.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

Fun story about a mermaid but watch for inappropriate content

Sneaking out against her mother's wishes, having a stern and creepy man around, conversations about pregnancy without wedlock and other mature topics made me think that this may be an interesting story but is not exactly ideal for girls under 12.
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age 7+

My 9 year old’s favorite series!

My nine year old daughter loves this book series! It’s about a young mermaid named Emily Windsnap, which is my daughter’s middle name! My daughter reads this series every day.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (9 ):

There's surprising depth to this fun series. Sure, when Emily Windsnap makes her first best friend and the two of them practice treasure hunting and hair brushing, it all seems flighty and tweeny. But the stories have great pacing, there are adventures and mysteries that intertwine, vocabulary that can challenge average readers, and lots of giggling.

Emily is uncertain about her place in the world, and young readers who feel alone or wonder if their friends are sincere will identify with her emotional roller coaster. Emily's relationship with her parents is likely similar to what many readers are experiencing at their age: both close and distant at the same time, they're still kids but pushing for more independence.

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