The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Basic Info: Written by Christopher Healy. Illustrated by Todd Harris. Published by HarperCollins in 2012. Book Review: This clever books tells the story about what happened after happily ever after. As it turns out, it wasn't so happy after all. The princesses kicked the princes out of their castles and now they're left all on their own!... Continue Reading →


Princess Cora and the Crocodile

Basic Info: Written by Laura Amy Schlitz. Illustrated by Brian Floca. Published by Candlewick Press in 2017. Book Review: Princess Cora is like a lot of little girls. She thinks her school lessons are boring and she's sick of running around in the dungeon gym! She wants a dog, but her parents won't let her.... Continue Reading →

Princess Academy

Basic Info: Written by Shannon Hale. Published by Bloomsbury in 2005. Book Review: Miri lives on a mountain that has always been simple and ordinary (as ordinary as a mountain in a fairytale can be). One day, the king's priests announce that the prince is going to choose his princess from her village! Miri doesn't... Continue Reading →

Princess Smartypants

Basic Info: Written by Babette Cole. Published by the Putnam Berkley Group in 1997. Book Review: Princess Smartypants never wants to get married! She just wants to live with her animals in her castle and do whatever she wants - she wants to be a Ms. not a Mrs.! When her family pressures her to... Continue Reading →

Ninja Red Riding Hood

Basic Info: Written by Corey Rosen Schwartz. Illustrated by Dan Santat. Published the Penguin Group in 2014. Book Review: In this adorable fractured fairytale, the big bad wolf just can't catch a break ever since the three little pigs have been teaching everyone ninja skills. Finally, the wolf was able to take some ninja classes... Continue Reading →

Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter

Basic Info: Written and illustrated by Diane Stanley. Published in 1997. Book Review: In this clever retelling of the traditional story, Rumpelstiltskin's daughter is stuck in the same position her mother once was - locked in a room spinning straw for a king! Rumpelstiltskin's daughter is not so willing to ask for help because she wants... Continue Reading →


Basic Info: Written by Danielle Findlay. Illustrated by Sean and Cody McGrath. Published by Domnizelles Publications in 2012. Book Review: Pepper is the story of a young girl who was discovered by her adoptive parents, Mr. and Mrs. Greene, in their pepper patch! Pepper has always loved gardening and being outdoors, but it isn't until she... Continue Reading →

Interrupting Chicken

Basic Info: Written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein. Published in 2010 by Candlewick Press. Book Review: When it's time for bed, the young chicken loves being read bedtime stories by his father but he just can't help but interrupt! This is the story of this little chicken as he creates happy endings to some... Continue Reading →

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