Tag Archives: Princesses

Review: The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson

The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson. HarperTrophy, 1992. Currently available. Genre: Fiction/fairy tale easy reader. Face Value: This book cover is designed to look like a traditional fairy tale, and it’s an accurate reflection of the story. I had to … Continue reading

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Review: Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen and Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Y. Stemple. Illustrated by Anne-Sophia Lanquetin. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2010. Currently available. Genre: Picture book Face Value: This cover is amazing. The girls are … Continue reading

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Review: Princess Academy and Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale

Princess Academy and Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale. 2007 and 2012. Bloomsbury. Currently Available. Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy Face Value: These covers aren’t that appealing to me. While I like very much that we see an actual girl that … Continue reading

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Review: The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes

The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes. Candlewick, 2012. Currently Available. Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction Face Value: Surprisingly good. With a title like this one, there is a pretty serious potential for some egregious cover crimes, like girls in … Continue reading

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Review: Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre

Giants Beware! by Rafael Rosado and Jorge Aguirre. First Second Books, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel Face Value: I love it. The whole terrific cast of child characters graces the cover, with Claudette front and center, taking the lead. … Continue reading

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Review: A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan

A Long Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan Candlewick, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Speculative Fiction / Science Fiction / Dystopia / Fairy Tale Retelling Face Value: I listened to this book on audio, so I didn’t have the experience of looking … Continue reading

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Review: The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell

The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell Harper Collins, 2011 (Currently Available) Genre: Fantasy / Fairy Tale Face Value: It works. I might not be head over heels for this cover, but it offers up a classic fairy tale vibe while … Continue reading

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