All Reviews

age 8+
 
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
age 8+
 
So-so adaptation has some scary moments for younger kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(2004)
age 8+
 
Dreadful animated folk tale has some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2006)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
age 8+
 
Fun puzzler will soon frustrate if you don't buy solutions.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2012)
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age 8+
 
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
age 8+
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 8+
 
Derivative but fun fairy-tale adventure.
By Shelby Bach
(2012)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Fun, downloadable 3DS puzzler lets kids play with physics.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2013)
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age 8+
 
Six stunningly animated fairy tales with a few mild scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 8+
 
More magic and mayhem as comic Cold Cereal epic continues.
By Adam Rex
(2013)
csm_book
age 8+
 
Storybound sequel has brave kids, cosmic battle.
By Marissa Burt
(2013)
age 8+
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
age 8+
 
Charming Miyazaki fairy tale with surreal villains.
On DVD/Streaming
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale will charm and delight young readers.
By Liesl Shurtliff
(2013)
age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
age 8+
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
age 8+
 
LEARNING
Average augmented-reality gumshoe story with mild violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 3
(2013)
age 8+
 
Timid girl becomes hero in brisk "Snow Queen" update.
By Karen Foxlee
(2014)

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