Book Reviews

age 10+
 
Tale of Disney villains' kids has cliché plot, characters.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2015)
age 10+
 
Thrilling series conclusion spotlights value of education.
By Shannon Hale
(2015)
age 10+
 
Exciting adventure pits Heron crew against cult assassins.
By John Flanagan
(2014)
age 10+
 
Satisfying finale to magical adventure-girl series.
By Barbara Mariconda
(2014)
age 10+
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 10+
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
age 10+
 
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
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age 10+
 
Poignant middle school novel has great humor and depth.
By Mark Goldblatt
(2013)
age 10+
 
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
age 10+
 
Exciting, complex sequel a mix of politics and compassion.
By Shannon Hale
(2012)
age 10+
 
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
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age 10+
 
Would-be princesses show grit, wisdom in empowering tale.
By Shannon Hale
(2006)
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age 10+
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)
age 10+
 
Fast-paced fun, but more intense than the movie.
By William Goldman
(1973)