Parents' Guide to

Stella and the Night Sprites Series

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Magic glasses let girl see sparkly fairy world in fun tales.

Book Sam Hay Fantasy 2016
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

A great book for young kids without drama or "junk"

My daughter is 7 and we stay away from entertainment that has characters who are overly dramatic, have young "crushes" or romance, violence or rude language. She'll be around enough of that in time and I don't feel like she needs to be introduced to it unnecessarily. That being said, I was looking for a new series and found this at our library. We read it together quickly and she was completely silent while I was reading which is uncommon - usually she's asking questions or making comments about the story. She was listening to every word. I was so bummed to see that there are only two books and hope there are more to the series in the future. The story is easy to read and the print isn't fancy or too small, she could read it herself but enjoys doing it together. There are black and white pictures on each page, they compliment the story nicely. There's not much to learn educationally but it's a fun story without meanness or drama. Stella, the main character, isn't made to look fancy or older than her age and I appreciate that she's nervous about getting glasses but it's not made to be something negative.

Is It Any Good?

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There's a lot to like in these sweet, enjoyable books for anyone fascinated by all things fairy-ish. Magic is everywhere in the Stella and the Night Sprites series, as is some thoughtful commentary on how to treat other people. A lot of problem solving occurs, as young Stella figures out how to help the night sprites learn that their antics -- tying knots in kids' hair and stealing shiny things while they sleep -- are actually hurtful to humans. She's resourceful, and she manages to keep her special glasses a secret while helping her nighttime visitors navigate both the human and magical worlds.

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