All Reviews

Heartless Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Queen of Hearts origin story is fanciful, not too dark.
By Marissa Meyer
(2016)
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The Land of Stories: A Treasury of Classic Fairy Tales Book Poster Image
age 9+
Retold classics provide origin story for blockbuster series.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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When the Sea Turned to Silver Book Poster Image
age 8+
Rich folklore-fantasy blend makes a great read-aloud.
By Grace Lin
(2016)
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Stealing Snow Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Dark "Snow Queen" reboot will thrill fantasy fans.
By Danielle Paige
(2016)
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Gris Grimly's Tales from the Brothers Grimm Book Poster Image
age 8+
Favorite tales get grim, gothic treatment and stylish art.
By Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm
(2016)
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Tales of the Peculiar Book Poster Image
age 12+
Gore, sweetness in kids' tales from Miss Peregrine's world.
By Ransom Riggs
(2016)
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The Complete Fairytale Play Theater App Poster Image
age 5+
Creative open-ended storytelling, but some drawbacks.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures App Poster Image
age 5+
Solid graphics, some fun, but shallow games and purchases.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Foolish King App Poster Image
age 7+
Clever story introduces kids to the game of chess.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
(2016)
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Disney Enchanted Tales App Poster Image
age 11+
Pretty worlds for Disney faves, but kids must wait or spend.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Beauty and the Beast Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Disney fave has great music, strong messages, some scares.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 1991)
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Tale of Tales Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Sex, violence in fairy tale collection that's NOT for kids.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Hopster: Kids TV, Nursery Rhymes, Music, Fun Games App Poster Image
age 4+
Cute, curated content with monthly fee; only light learning.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon Book Poster Image
age 10+
Entrancing fantasy spun with magic stresses power of love.
By Kelly Barnhill
(2016)
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The Huntsman: Winter's War Movie Poster Image
age 14+
Messy, violent Snow White sequel wastes its great actors.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2016)
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Reigns App Poster Image
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age 12+
Simple but funny text-based strategy has implied violence.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
(2016)
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Regal Academy TV Poster Image
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age 7+
Mixed messages emerge in fairy tale-inspired series.
Network: Nickelodeon
(2016)
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The Shadow Cadets of Pennyroyal Academy: Pennyroyal Academy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Lessons, magic, gore in exciting princess-school sequel.
By M.A. Larson
(2016)
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An Author's Odyssey: The Land of Stories, Book 5 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Pirates, space aliens, mummies add to mishmash mayhem.
By Chris Colfer
(2016)
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Everland Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Steampunk version of Peter Pan takes a dark turn.
By Wendy Spinale
(2016)
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