Book Reviews

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Handbook for Dragon Slayers Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
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The Paper Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Gorgeously illustrated adventure fosters imagination.
By Elisa Kleven
(1998)
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Part-time Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Regular girl turns princess at night in delightful fantasy.
By Deborah Underwood
(2013)
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The Paper Bag Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spirited princess saves self in girl-power classic.
By Robert Munsch
(1980)
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Buckle and Squash: The Perilous Princess Plot, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
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The Princess and the Pony Book Poster Image
age 4+
Silly, sweet princess tale is an offbeat delight.
By Kate Beaton
(2015)
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Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Funny, sarcastic graphic novels have layers of complexity.
By Dana Simpson
(2014)
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Emily Windsnap Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Mermaid-human girl finds friends, family in fun adventures.
By Liz Kessler
(2012)
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The Magic Faraway Tree Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Tree filled with silly characters connects to magical lands.
By Enid Blyton
(2014)
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Julián Is a Mermaid Book Poster Image
age 4+
In touching story and art, boy imagines he's a mermaid.
By Jessica Love
(2018)
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The Creature of the Pines: The Unicorn Rescue Society, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Kids save mythical creature in sweet, funny fantasy.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2018)
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Don't Touch My Hair! Book Poster Image
age 4+
Girl speaks up, sets boundaries in funny picture book.
By Sharee Miller
(2019)
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Princess Grace Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Not Quite Snow White Book Poster Image
age 4+
Heartwarming story shows a princess can be any color.
By Ashley Franklin
(2019)
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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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The Christmas Pig Book Poster Image
age 8+
Quirky holiday odyssey helps boy cope with loss and divorce.
By J. K. Rowling
(2021)
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