Book Reviews

AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
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By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
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By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
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By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Excellent poems depict coming of age in tumultuous 1960s.
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By Jacqueline Woodson
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
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By E.D. Baker
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
A girls-vs.-boys twist in magic-filled sequel.
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By Soman Chainani
(2014)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Sweet, silly, swashbuckling end to fairy-tale saga.
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By Christopher Healy
(2014)
AGE
7
QUALITY
 
Irreverent collection offers mind-opening poems for kids.
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By Karma Wilson
(2014)
AGE
9
QUALITY
 
Short, funny poems a sure bet to delight kids.
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By Douglas Florian
(2014)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Captivating art shapes West African-set fairy tale classic.
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By H. Chuka Lee
(2014)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty sequel about abused sisters lacks original's spark.
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By Ellen Hopkins
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
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By Chris Colfer
(2013)
AGE
3
QUALITY
 
Poems of the seasons double as catchy songs for kids.
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By Michael DeWall, Peter Elman
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
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By E.D. Baker
(2013)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Fractured fairy tale has plenty of twists for fantasy fans.
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By Soman Chainani
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
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By E.D. Baker
(2012)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
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By Christopher Healy
(2013)
AGE
4
QUALITY
 
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
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By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
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By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)

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