Book Reviews

Ruby Lu Series Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Spirited Ruby faces changing family, friends in fun series.
By Lenore Look
(2004)
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The Zack Files Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Silly stories of 10-year-old Zack's improbable adventures.
By Dan Greenburg
(2016)
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Stink Series Book Poster Image
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age 6+
This 7-year-old's antics will engage emerging readers.
By Megan McDonald
(2013)
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My Weird School Series Book Poster Image
age 7+
Playful books have jokes, lessons, some stereotypes.
By Dan Gutman
(2004)
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Ling & Ting: Twice as Silly Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Winter's Flurry Adventure Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure Book Poster Image
age 6+
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
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Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Autumn's Secret Gift Book Poster Image
age 7+
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
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A World Without Princes: The School for Good and Evil, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 9+
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
By Soman Chainani
(2014)
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The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
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Unlocking the Spell: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
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The School for Good and Evil, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(2013)
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The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Russell Sprouts Book Poster Image
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age 6+
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
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Martha Speaks: Toy Trouble Book Poster Image
age 3+
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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Martha Speaks: Shelter Dog Blues Book Poster Image
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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