Book Reviews

age 4+
 
A high-spirited tale full of humor.
By Babette Cole
(1986)
age 4+
 
Delightful story is a surefire attention-grabber.
By Jon Scieszka
(1996)
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age 4+
 
Retelling of classic brims with passion and grace.
By Paul O. Zelinsky
(1997)
age 4+
 
Reassurance that each family is unique, special.
By Catherine Anholt
(2000)
age 4+
 
Captivating artwork makes classic wolf tale howl.
By Jerry Pinkney
(2007)
age 4+
 
Busy retelling of Red Riding Hood is a winner.
By Melissa Sweet
(2005)
age 4+
 
Warm-hearted, beautifully illustrated flight of fancy.
By Florence Parry Heide, Lane Smith
(2009)
age 4+
 
Fun, lauded read stays true to classics, axed wolf and all.
By Lucy Cousins
(2009)
age 4+
 
Adventures of young Man in the Moon a perfect bedtime read.
By William Joyce
(2011)
age 4+
 
Out-of-this-world twist on timeless tale has dazzling art.
By Margaret McNamara
(2011)
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age 4+
 
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
age 4+
 
Captivating art shapes West African-set fairy tale classic.
By H. Chuka Lee
(2014)
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age 5+
 
Magical fairy tale weaves rich tapestry for all.
By Julie Andrews Edwards
(2006)
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age 5+
 
Fairytale too raucous and silly for sleepy time.
By Bruce Hale
(2008)
age 5+
 
Exquisite watercolors bring magic to this classic story.
By Sylvia Long
(2010)
age 6+
 
Kids will sympathize with ugly duckling's plight.
By Hans Christian Andersen
(1999)
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age 6+
 
Chinese Red Riding Hood story intended for older kids.
By Laurence Yep
(2008)
age 7+
 
A fairy's reward and punishment backfire.
By Gail Carson Levine
(2004)
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age 7+
 
Slightly quirky life lessons for the older picture book set.
By Neil Gaiman
(2010)
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age 7+
 
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)

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