All Reviews

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)
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)
The Door by the Staircase Book Poster Image
age 8+
Orphan girl meets witch in exciting, imaginative tale.
By Katherine Marsh
(2016)
Hamster Princess: Harriet the Invincible Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sassy, quippy graphic novel shreds princess conventions.
By Ursula Vernon
(2015)
 
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)
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)
The Dungeoneers Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Smart, funny fantasy strong on characters' bond.
By John David Anderson
(2015)
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)
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)
Ever After High TV Poster Image
age 8+
Product placement, iffy body images in creative series.
Network: Netflix, Online
(2015)
Over the Garden Wall TV Poster Image
age 8+
Whimsical, adventurous tale has some scary moments, too.
Network: Cartoon Network
(2014)
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)
The Hero's Guide to Being an Outlaw Book Poster Image
age 8+
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
Champions of Breakfast: The Cold Cereal Saga, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Cosmic slapstick and mayhem as wacky Arthurian saga ends.
By Adam Rex
(2014)
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Book Poster Image
age 8+
Timid girl becomes hero in brisk "Snow Queen" update.
By Karen Foxlee
(2014)
Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler Game Poster Image
age 8+
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Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale will charm and delight young readers.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2013)
Howl's Moving Castle Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2005)

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