Book Reviews

age 4+
Sensitive story of using art to process difficult emotions.
By Cathleen Daly
(2014)
age 5+
Girl with two dads appreciates whole family in sweet tale.
By Miriam B. Schiffer
(2015)
age 10+
Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
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age 10+
Funny, moving graphic novel takes on teen substance abuse.
By Matthew Holm, Jennifer Holm
(2015)
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age 9+
Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
By Annie Barrows
(2009)
age 10+
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 10+
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
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age 8+
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
age 4+
Captivating art shapes West African-set fairy tale classic.
By H. Chuka Lee
(2014)
age 4+
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
By Liniers
(2013)
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age 13+
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
age 10+
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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age 4+
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
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age 4+
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
age 9+
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 8+
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
By Donna Gephart
(2012)

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