Book Reviews

age 8+
Layered, fun romp focuses on friendship and trust.
By Crystal Allen
(2015)
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age 6+
Sweet, surprising story of friendship and courage.
By Ben Hatke
(2015)
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age 11+
Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.
By Rebecca Stead
(2015)
age 10+
Sly combo of two fairy tales makes for literary magic.
By Neil Gaiman
(2015)
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age 9+
Hopeful tale of girl's response to friend's brain damage.
By Miriam Spitzer Franklin
(2015)
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age 8+
Sweet, poignant tale of loss, friendship, following dreams.
By Alison McGhee
(2015)
age 9+
Strong Prairie Evers sequel focuses on Ivy.
By Ellen Airgood
(2015)
age 10+
Fun illustrated "journal" explores early teen anxieties.
By Marissa Moss
(2015)
age 8+
Fun and insightful look at elementary school friend drama.
By Julie Sternberg
(2014)
age 10+
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 9+
Tween girls learn to accept change in light summer read.
By Lisa Greenwald
(2014)
age 4+
Captivating art shapes West African-set fairy tale classic.
By H. Chuka Lee
(2014)
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 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 8+
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
age 8+
Fun story shows that inclusion is better than exclusion.
By Stephanie Barden
(2012)

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