Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Victorian fantasy a creepy, fun read for ghost-story fans.
By Emma Trevayne
(2015)
age 8+
 
Uproarious princess adventure is clever, sarcastic, zany.
By Sarah Courtauld
(2015)
age 8+
 
Biracial heroine freshens up fun Princess Diaries spin-off.
By Meg Cabot
(2015)
age 8+
 
Fewer thrills, more relationship focus in this installment.
By E.D. Baker
(2015)
age 8+
 
Dickens perennial gets goofy "Adventure Time" treatment.
By Max Brallier
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Prince and pauper find friendship in rollicking tale.
By Sid Fleischman
(1986)
age 8+
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
age 8+
 
Cosmic slapstick and mayhem as wacky Arthurian saga ends.
By Adam Rex
(2014)
age 8+
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
age 8+
 
Exciting medieval adventure with brave teens and dragons.
By Merrie Haskell
(2013)
age 8+
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Storybound sequel has brave kids, cosmic battle.
By Marissa Burt
(2013)
age 8+
 
More magic and mayhem as comic Cold Cereal epic continues.
By Adam Rex
(2013)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 8+
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)