Book Reviews

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age 5+
 
Magical fairy tale weaves rich tapestry for all.
By Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
age 14+
 
NYC teens react to 9/11 tragedy in beautiful story of hope.
By David Levithan
(2009)
age 5+
 
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
age 4+
 
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
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age 12+
 
Writing shines in pioneer saga of friendship and struggle.
By Willa Cather
(2011)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 8+
 
Great novel about a girl, her chickens, and her best friend.
By Ellen Airgood
(2012)
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age 12+
 
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
age 8+
 
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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age 9+
 
Wacky mayhem fills tale of troublemaker in genius academy.
By Gordon Korman
(2012)
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age 7+
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
age 10+
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
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age 4+
 
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
age 15+
 
Affecting, darkly comic novel has heavy, mature themes.
By John Irving
(1989)
age 6+
 
Kind tale of empathy shows how to reach out to left-out kid.
By Trudy Ludwig
(2013)
age 6+
 
Likable hero shows he's responsible enough to have a pet.
By Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
(2014)
age 10+
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
age 15+
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)
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age 7+
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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age 10+
 
Magical, heartrending story of loss, change, and hope.
By Nikki Loftin
(2015)

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