Books by Fantasy
The 3 Bears and Goldilocks (2008)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 4
So many ideas from just one book! Comparison, the craft of manipulating the appearance of the text, and the power of art are just a few. Though relatively similar to "Goldilocks and the Three Bears", this book shows a slightly more realistic version where the bears live like bears. They eat bugs ...
There's a Princess in the Palace (2010)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
There's a Princess in the Palace by Zoe B. Alley is a great graphic novel for young readers. Due to the amount of text and the organization of the graphics I would recommend this book for readers ages 9-12. This graphic novel is specifically related to fairy tales. It used comic strips to tell th...
The Rock of Ivanore (2012)
3.73 of 5 Votes: 5
This was an excellent and quick book. The story itself wasn’t very original; a fairly typical coming of age fantasy novel, but it really didn’t matter because it was so enjoyable. There is plenty of action and adventure to keep things moving along and to keep it exciting, but there is also a bala...
Goblinheart (2012)
4.59 of 5 Votes: 1
Quite possibly my new favorite children's book. A story about a young elf named Julep who grew up feeling like he/she was meant to be a goblin, is great for teaching children to accept people for who they are, not who they "should" be. Highly recommended for any parent that wants to raise empat...
The Tooth Fairy Wars (2014)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 5
This is a fun story about a boy who would rather keep his teeth that fall out rather than have the Tooth Fairy take them. Unfortunately, the Tooth Fairy is wrapped up in some bureaucratic red tape and can't comply with Nathan's request. This turns into some fun back and forth as Nathan gets more ...
Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas (2014)
3.77 of 5 Votes: 3
This retelling of Goldilocks and the Three Bears is set during Chinese New Year and contains many symbols from Chinese culture.The rewrite works well and the extended ending whereby Goldilocks struggles with guilt before setting things right makes for a good conclusion. An author's note follows t...
Just Add Magic (2010)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 5
It all starts when Kelly finds an old encyclopedia while she’s cleaning out her attic. Except it’s not an encyclopedia—it’s got handwritten recipes pasted over the pages of the printed book. Kelly loves to cook, and she enlists her two best friends to be part of a cooking club in her family’s kit...
Wonder Light (2013)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 1
Unicorns + spooky, misty island + wild boy + home for “troubled” girls= an instant read for this girl! I went into R.R. Russell’s Wonder Light already loving the premise and am so happy to report that the book lived up to and surpassed my expectations!Twelve year old Twig is sent to live on a pon...
The New Recruit (2012)
4.33 of 5 Votes: 5
Award-winning author Jill Williamson delivers a contemporary book filled with spies and adventure, just the type of book to appeal to teens.In The New Recruit, teenager Spencer Garmond was in too many fights. His grandma gives him a choice: attend a military school where he would give up basketba...
The Fires of Calderon (2014)
4.46 of 5 Votes: 3
I got this book based on the rave reviews and ignored the negative ones. After struggling to finish the book, I see the issues others were talking about. The story itself is fine and I'm sure young kids will find it appealing who don't know or remember much about Harry Potter. With that in mind, ...
The Terror of the Southlands (2014)
4.38 of 5 Votes: 4
The interaction between characters are great. Hilary Westfield has taken the title of the Terror the the Southlands. She had found the hoard of magic that the Enchantress had hid and was in very good standing with the group called the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates. That was a year ag...
The Halo Revelations (2012)
3.58 of 5 Votes: 3
Great Premise Fails to DeliverThe best part of THE HALO REVELATIONS turned out to be the Amazon-written descriptive blurb. There is nothing inaccurate about the blurb, but it contains just about all there is to the novel. I should also note that THE HALO REVELATIONS probably should be marketed as...
Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs: A Maynard Moose Tale (2011)
3.93 of 5 Votes: 4
This book is a Maynard Moose tale just like The Uglified Duckling. This fractured fairy tale takes Rapunzel and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and mixes them wildly together into quite a story. Readers who know both stories will enjoy this most, because of the silliness of the mash up. Here R...
Day Dreamers: A Journey of Imagination (2014)
3.79 of 5 Votes: 3
OH MY GOODNESS I LOVED THIS BOOK!It gave me chills. The lyrical writing was sweet and had a great rhythm, the illustrations were just as soft and smooth.This book is all about using your imagination and going to magical places but what makes this really cool is that it introduces children to oth...
The Very Little Princess (2010)
3.37 of 5 Votes: 2
This is no ordinary fairy tale princess story. I cannot remember last when a children's book touched me so deeply. I read this at the same time as my precocious 7 year-old daughter, who read independently at night while I read ahead during the day.. We read the last 3 chapters together out loud...