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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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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 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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Return to the Isle of the Lost: Descendants, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fun villain-kids romp packed with positive messages.
By Melissa de la Cruz
(2016)
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The 52-Story Treehouse: The Treehouse Books, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fourth in over-the-top series still silly but spread thin.
By Andy Griffiths
(2016)
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The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
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Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
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Descendants Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Energetic Disney movie's villains make likable role models.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2015)
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Of Enemies and Endings: The Ever Afters, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Strong finish for modern, fast-paced fairy tale-fantasy.
By Shelby Bach
(2015)
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The Dungeoneers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
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Princess in Disguise: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
By E.D. Baker
(2015)
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Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk Book Poster Image
age 8+
Exciting, funny, fractured fairy tale of boy vs. giants.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(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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Ever After High TV Poster Image
age 8+
Product placement, iffy body images in creative series.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2014)
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Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre TV Poster Image
age 7+
Superb classic still entertains, but know your kid.
Network: Online
(1982)
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The Book of Life Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Beautifully animated film has some scary imagery.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2014)
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Over the Garden Wall TV Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, adventurous tale has some scary moments, too.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2013)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Of Sorcery and Snow: The Ever Afters, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Magical, real worlds collide in action-packed sequel.
By Shelby Bach
(2014)
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