Book Reviews

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age 14+
 
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
age 8+
 
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
age 9+
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
age 9+
 
Unforgettable 12-year-old girl battles the Great Depression.
By Christopher Paul Curtis
(2012)
age 15+
 
Provocative memoir blends history with legend.
By Maxine Hong Kingston
(1975)
age 10+
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
age 11+
 
Hip, fun, and balanced look at the famous female pharaoh.
By Vicky Alvear Shecter
(2010)
age 4+
 
Out-of-this-world twist on timeless tale has dazzling art.
By Margaret McNamara
(2011)
age 9+
 
Frank picture book account of 9/11 best for older readers.
By Don Brown
(2011)
age 4+
 
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 14+
 
Violent, romantic fairy tale retelling is based on movie.
By Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
(2011)
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age 4+
 
Educational, inspirational profiles of 13 American heroes.
By Barack Obama
(2010)
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age 7+
 
Slightly quirky life lessons for the older picture book set.
By Neil Gaiman
(2010)
age 5+
 
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
age 4+
 
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
By Lucy Cousins
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Contemporary Beauty-Beast tale curses shallow rich kid.
By Alex Flinn
(2007)
age 4+
 
Masterful retelling captures magic, mystery of moon mission.
By Brian Floca
(2009)
age 5+
 
Tenacious girl fights to preserve her historical society.
By Candace Fleming
(2009)
age 15+
 
Wildly inventive, wonderful fairy tales for mature teens.
By Laini Taylor
(2009)

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