Book Reviews

age 10+
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
age 8+
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
By Christopher Healy
(2014)
age 10+
 
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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age 12+
 
Powerful, gripping survival adventure is gory but great.
By Louis Nowra
(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 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)
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)
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age 12+
 
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(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 10+
 
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
age 8+
 
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
age 12+
 
Gripping story of marooned schoolboys and their savagery.
By William Golding
(1954)
age 12+
 
Fast-paced, moving Dickens classic of reversed fortune.
By Charles Dickens
(1893)
age 12+
 
Twain's classic is full of humor and suspense.
By Mark Twain
(1876)
age 9+
 
A classic that both adults and kids love.
By Lewis Carroll
(1865)