Book Reviews

age 4+
Giggly series installment taps into common kid frustration.
By Mo Willems
(2014)
age 5+
Funny twins serve up smiles in third book.
By Grace Lin
(2014)
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
age 7+
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 6+
Cuteness, silliness, not much plot in Chicken Squad sequel.
By Doreen Cronin
(2014)
age 7+
Magic and rainbows unite for a sweet early chapter book.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
age 10+
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
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age 4+
Delightful tale of a child eagerly awaiting first snowfall.
By Jonathan Bean
(2013)
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(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 6+
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
age 4+
Lottie shows what's fun about the library in vibrant sequel.
By Angela Johnson
(2013)
age 3+
Talking-dog adventure builds vocabulary, teaches sharing.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
age 6+
Lively talking-dog adventure fosters vocabulary, compassion.
By Susan Meddaugh
(2010)
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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)
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)

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