Book Reviews

The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot Book Poster Image
age 4+
Out-of-this-world twist on timeless tale has dazzling art.
By Margaret McNamara
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories Book Poster Image
age 13+
Kids', teens' authors share personal bullying experiences.
By Megan Kelley Hall, Carrie Jones
(2011)
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The Man in the Moon: The Guardians of Childhood Book Poster Image
age 4+
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book Poster Image
age 14+
Poetic autobiography reveals impact of racial prejudice.
By Maya Angelou
(1969)
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Black Boy Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Moving autobiography reveals brutality of Jim Crow South.
By Richard Wright
(2007)
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Red Riding Hood Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Violent, romantic fairy tale retelling is based on movie.
By Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
(2011)
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Instructions Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Slightly quirky life lessons for the older picture book set.
By Neil Gaiman
(2010)
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Sylvia Long's Thumbelina Book Poster Image
age 5+
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
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Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 4+
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
By Lucy Cousins
(2009)
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Beastly Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
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Lips Touch Three Times Book Poster Image
age 15+
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
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Stitches: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful look at abusive childhood for mature readers only.
By David Small
(2009)
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The Fairy Godmother Academy #1: Birdie's Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Delightful, exciting adventure for girls who love fantasy.
By Jan Bozarth, Andrea Burden
(2009)
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Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated Book Poster Image
age 4+
Warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated flight of fancy.
By Florence Parry Heide, Lane Smith
(2009)
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Tiger Moon Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Fantasy tale of adventure and intrigue in colonial India.
By Antonia Michaelis
(2008)
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