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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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Ratpunzel: Hamster Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventurous princess does the rescuing in fun graphic novel.
By Ursula Vernon
(2016)
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Whatever After Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Plot twists in beloved fairy tales make spirited stories.
By Sarah Mlynowski
(2012)
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Bubble Witch 3 Saga App Poster Image
age 6+
Clever physics-based puzzler focuses on bubble-popping fun.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue Game Poster Image
age 10+
Remastered Disney-focused tales, movie have mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
(2017)
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Frogkisser! Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Bold princess gets a silly nickname in fun questing tale.
By Garth Nix
(2017)
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Styx: Shards of Darkness Game Poster Image
age 18+
Violent stealth action is sneaky fun for mature players.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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Cinnamon Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Beautiful art distinguishes Indian-style princess tale.
By Neil Gaiman
(2017)
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Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book Book Poster Image
age 11+
Belle gets lured into book in dark but enchanting spin-off.
By Jennifer Donnelly
(2017)
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Hunted Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Strong hunter-girl Beauty takes on Beast in this retelling.
By Meagan Spooner
(2017)
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Geekerella: Once Upon a Con, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Charming "Cinderella" update set in world of sci-fi fandom.
By Ashley Poston
(2017)
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The Magic Hat Shop Book Poster Image
age 4+
Sweet, whimsical tale of magic hats transforming town.
By Sonja Wimmer
(2016)
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My WonderBooks App Poster Image
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age 4+
Multilingual library, lovely visuals for classic kids' lit.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2017)
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Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale TV Poster Image
age 7+
Puss explores fairy tales in fun, interactive special.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
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Worlds Collide: The Land of Stories, Book 6 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Wacky humor, tugged heartstrings in fast-paced finale.
By Chris Colfer
(2017)
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The Rose & the Dagger: The Wrath & the Dawn, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 14+
Satisfying sequel with surprising magical twists.
By Renee Ahdieh
(2016)
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The Mermaid Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Delightful retelling of Goldilocks as undersea mermaid tale.
By Jan Brett
(2017)
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Sparkle Stories App Poster Image
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age 4+
Soothing stories for kids who need calm.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2017)
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Disneyland Adventures Game Poster Image
age 10+
Despite mild fantasy violence, great tour of amusement park.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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