Book Reviews

age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
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age 11+
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
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age 10+
Girl tangles with magical objects in suspenseful fantasy.
By Polly Shulman
(2010)
age 10+
Exciting, funny, violent, and touching Hansel & Gretel tale.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2010)
age 10+
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
age 13+
Clever Cinderella twist picks brains over beauty.
By Alex Flinn
(2012)
age 12+
Cinderella as a futuristic cyborg. Pretty cool.
By Marissa Meyer
(2012)
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
age 9+
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
age 9+
Fascinating fractured fairy tales grow darker, tenser.
By Michael Buckley
(2005)
age 12+
Intricate historical novel contrasts Dust Bowl, fairy world.
By Sarah Zettel
(2012)
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age 14+
Dark retelling of Peter Pan tale focuses on Indian girl.
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
(2012)
age 12+
Mother and daughter team up to write fun, modern fairy tale.
By Jodi Picoult, Samantha Van Leer
(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+
Unusual, compelling tale sends girl, readers on grand quest.
By Catherynne M. Valente
(2011)
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age 14+
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(2012)
age 8+
Derivative but fun fairy-tale adventure.
By Shelby Bach
(2012)

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