Book Reviews

AGE
9
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Clever time-travel mystery about twins has some mild danger.
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By Annie Barrows
(2009)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
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By E.D. Baker
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl struggles to find home in story of grief and healing.
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By Tracy Holczer
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet time-travel story teaches kids about the Depression.
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By Laurel Snyder
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Captivating art shapes West African-set fairy tale classic.
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By H. Chuka Lee
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Gentle cartoon vignettes tell cozy sister story.
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By Liniers
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Missing-man mystery best for sophisticated teen readers.
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By Meg Rosoff
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
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By E.D. Baker
(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
4
QUALITY
 
Princesses shine more than their tiaras in refreshing tale.
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By Mary Hoffman
(2008)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Utterly charming tale of Berkeley girl in search of father.
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By Kathryn Fitzmaurice
(2013)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
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By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
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By Chris Colfer
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fun story of tween girl getting her shot on Jeopardy!
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By Donna Gephart
(2012)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Adorable mouse learns patience waiting to sing for family.
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By Kevin Henkes
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
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By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
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By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Handmaid to queen discovers true beauty in charming fantasy.
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By Gail Carson Levine
(2006)