Book Reviews

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly dino twist on Goldilocks tale is roaring good fun.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack Book Poster Image
age 3+
Funny, fractured version of "Jack and the Beanstalk."
By William Joyce
(2014)
Little Red Hot Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Folksy yarn gives classic fairy tale Southwest flare.
By Eric A. Kimmel
(2013)
The King of Little Things Book Poster Image
age 4+
Imaginative tale of greedy king has positive messages.
By Bil Lepp
(2013)
Santa Claus and the Three Bears Book Poster Image
age 4+
Beautiful art enhances holiday twist on classic fairy tale.
By Maria Modugno
(2013)
Beauty and the Beast Book Poster Image
age 4+
Captivating art shapes West African-set fairy tale classic.
By H. Chuka Lee
(2014)
Skippyjon Jones: Snow What Book Poster Image
age 4+
Skippyjon faces fear of fairy tales in warm, funny outing.
By Judy Schachner
(2014)
Princesses on the Run Book Poster Image
age 4+
Five princesses break free in fun, empowering tale.
By Smiljana Coh
(2013)
The Paper Bag Princess Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spirited princess saves self in girl-power classic.
By Robert Munsch
(1980)
The Whisper Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Entrancing art invites readers to write their own stories.
By Pamela Zagarenski
(2015)
Hansel & Gretel Book Poster Image
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age 7+
Retelling of familiar tale has exquisite art, rich prose.
By Neil Gaiman
(2014)
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Book Poster Image
age 8+
Brave mouse adventure a modern classic; great read-aloud.
By Kate DiCamillo
(2004)
Storybound Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Hugely inventive story of kids in peril in fairy-tale world.
By Marissa Burt
(2012)
The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Book Poster Image
age 8+
Engaging fairy tale spoof is clever and funny.
By Christopher Healy
(2012)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Poster Image
age 8+
Original American fairy tale more spare, magical than movie.
By L. Frank Baum
(1900)
Unlucky Charms: The Cold Cereal Saga, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 8+
More magic and mayhem as comic Cold Cereal epic continues.
By Adam Rex
(2013)
Story's End Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Storybound sequel has brave kids, cosmic battle.
By Marissa Burt
(2013)
The Hero's Guide to Storming the Castle Book Poster Image
age 8+
Wacky, gripping sequel has slapstick, swordplay, sweetness.
By Christopher Healy
(2013)
Of Giants and Ice: The Ever Afters, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Derivative but fun fairy-tale adventure.
By Shelby Bach
(2012)
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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