Book Reviews

All the Answers Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Worried girl gets magical pencil in reassuring story.
By Kate Messner
(2015)
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Fish in a Tree Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Big-hearted book about overcoming dyslexia inspires.
By Lynda Mullaly Hunt
(2015)
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Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
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Jim Henson's Enchanted Sisters: Winter's Flurry Adventure Book Poster Image
age 7+
Sweet adventure focuses on friendship and care of animals.
By Elise Allen, Halle Stanford
(2014)
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The Bravest Princess: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 10+
More adventure, romance as Annie and Liam help Snow White.
By E.D. Baker
(2014)
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The Grimm Conclusion Book Poster Image
age 10+
Grisly, dark fairy tale has heartwarming and funny moments.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2013)
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Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year Book Poster Image
age 7+
Engaging school story about a messy boy with a good heart.
By Bill Harley
(2013)
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The Enchantress Returns: The Land of Stories, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Adventure, sweetness, peril, some loss in fairy tale sequel.
By Chris Colfer
(2013)
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Unlocking the Spell: A Tale of the Wide-Awake Princess, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Second in alt princess series sparkles with wit, girl power.
By E.D. Baker
(2013)
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The Wide-Awake Princess, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Offbeat princess tale values girls with skills over looks.
By E.D. Baker
(2012)
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The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
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Giants Beware! Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Fabulous medieval fairy tale with mighty girl heroine.
By Jorge Aguirre
(2012)
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Kiss & Make Up Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Story of girl's psychic kissing power puts focus on looks.
By Katie D. Anderson
(2012)
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The Wishing Spell: The Land of Stories, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
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Enchanted Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Book Poster Image
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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Junie B. Jones Series Book Poster Image
age 6+
Junie B. Jones brings good fun and laughs to early readers.
By Barbara Park
(1992)
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The Lions of Little Rock Book Poster Image
age 10+
Poignant story of a shy girl who speaks for social justice.
By Kristin Levine
(2012)
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A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Poster Image
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
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Blubber Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Honest novel shows brutality of grade school bullying.
By Judy Blume
(1974)
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