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Crown of Coral and Pearl Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting, well-paced royal fantasy marred by rushed ending.
By Mara Rutherford
(2019)
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Disney Story Realms App Poster Image
age 7+
Familiar stories, fun graphics, OK games, lots of purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2019)
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Sleepiest: The Sleeping App App Poster Image
age 13+
Soothing sounds, stories introduce device to nightly ritual.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2019)
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A Wizard's Tale Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Chaotic fairy tale has dated stereotypes and messages.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix:  Rise of the Empress, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Exciting fantasy sequel is less dark, more adventurous.
By Julie C. Dao
(2018)
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A Thousand Beginnings and Endings Book Poster Image
age 13+
Modern authors meet Asian mythology in stellar anthology.
By Ellen Oh, Elsie Chapman
(2018)
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Pinocchio (2018) Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Reimagining of classic tale has lots of peril, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2018)
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The Hazel Wood Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Captivating tale of teen thrust into the world of folklore.
By Melissa Albert
(2018)
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Wild Beauty Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Lush, lyrical magical realism tale of love and family curse.
By Anna-Marie McLemore
(2017)
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An Enchantment of Ravens Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic and romance mix well in intricate faerie tale.
By Margaret Rogerson
(2017)
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Dungeons 3 Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Strategy game boosts difficulty, muddles empire management.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
age 13+
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(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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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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Stealing Snow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark "Snow Queen" reboot will thrill fantasy fans.
By Danielle Paige
(2016)
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The Foolish King App Poster Image
age 7+
Clever story introduces kids to the game of chess.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Regal Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Mixed messages emerge in fairy tale-inspired series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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The Shadow Queen: Ravenspire, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Magic, dragons, and romance bolster mildly flawed fantasy.
By C. J. Redwine
(2016)
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Winter: The Lunar Chronicles, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Blockbuster finale to addictive sci-fi fairy-tale series.
By Marissa Meyer
(2015)
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Song of the Sea Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautiful Irish tale explores myths, sibling relationship.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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