Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Grimm's witch returns to cook again in darkly funny tale.
By Keith McGowan
(2009)
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 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 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)
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age 14+
 
Surrealism, folklore mix in unforgettable disaster fantasy.
By Nalo Hopkinson
(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+
 
Fractured fairy tale is clever, touching, and violent.
By Adam Gidwitz
(2012)
age 10+
 
Series-starting adventure shows a darker Magic Kingdom.
By Ridley Pearson
(2004)
age 11+
 
Teen girl defends Faerie in lively graphic novel sequel.
By Jane Yolen
(2013)
age 13+
 
Fiery, fantastic Cinder sequel ups the action-violence.
By Marissa Meyer
(2013)
age 8+
 
More magic and mayhem as comic Cold Cereal epic continues.
By Adam Rex
(2013)
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age 11+
 
Girl fencer fights monsters in clever fantasy graphic novel.
By Jane Yolen
(2010)

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