Book Reviews

AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
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By Soman Chainani
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
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By E.D. Baker
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
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By Christopher Healy
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
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By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
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By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Inspiring autobiography by Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas.
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By Gabrielle Douglas, Michelle Burford
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
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By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
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By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
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By Christopher Healy
(2012)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
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By Keith McGowan
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Out-of-this-world twist on timeless tale has dazzling art.
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By Margaret McNamara
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
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By Anne Frank
(1982)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
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By Carrie Jones, Megan Kelley Hall
(2011)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
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By William Joyce
(2011)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
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By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
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By Maya Angelou
(1969)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
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By Richard Wright
(2007)

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