Book Reviews

age 8+
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
By Soman Chainani
(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 6+
 
Gentle, relatable tale of first grader's adventures, trials.
By Johanna Hurwitz
(2012)
age 5+
 
Hilarious dinosaur tale teaches kids about tantrums.
By Hudson Talbott
(1989)
age 4+
 
Upbeat tale of friendship is great for beginning readers.
By Olivier Dunrea
(2009)
age 4+
 
Lottie shows what's fun about the library in vibrant sequel.
By Angela Johnson
(2013)
age 7+
 
Fun tale of girls creating camp fosters independent play.
By Annie Barrows
(2012)
age 7+
 
Girls start a newspaper in fun, mischievous adventure.
By Annie Barrows
(2011)
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)
age 10+
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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age 7+
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
age 4+
 
So super-silly, beginning readers won't be able to resist.
By Mo Willems
(2011)
age 4+
 
Silly tale gives new readers a fun lesson in being flexible.
By Mo Willems
(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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age 14+
 
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
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age 3+
 
Go, new readers. Go!
By P. D. Eastman
(1961)

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