Book Reviews

age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
age 13+
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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age 12+
Complex, unique, and satisfying fairy-tale romance.
By Alethea Kontis
(2012)
age 8+
Captivating, imaginative story of kids in fairy-tale world.
By Chris Colfer
(2012)
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 3+
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
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age 12+
Wildly imaginative quest to find parents in mythic world.
By Katherine Catmull
(2012)
age 9+
Super-imaginative adventures of girl whisked to elf world.
By Shannon Messenger
(2012)
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
age 10+
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
age 12+
Captivating Hollywood fairy tale will enchant fantasy fans.
By Sarah Zettel
(2013)
age 9+
Brother and sister dodge more evil in funny, scary sequel.
By Keith McGowan
(2013)
age 10+
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
age 10+
September heads for underworld in stunning Fairyland sequel.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2012)
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age 12+
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
By Tom McNeal
(2013)

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