Category: Book Reviews

The Crimson Fairy Book

Organized by Andrew Lang The Crimson Fairy Book has one of my favorite stories out of all the Fairy Books. Called “The Colony of Cats,” a girl goes to live with and work for a house full of (you guessed it) cats. Can I just admit now that I’m nuts about cats? A cute cat Read More

The Orange Fairy Book

by Andrew Lang Okay, before I get started, this copy was published in 1949-1965, so it’s really old. Some of the illustrations are a little funky, but the stories are what really matter. I haven’t found a newer copy at the library, but you might be able to online. I really like the Orange Fairy Read More

Series Post: Andrew Lang’s Fairy Books

Andrew Lang Fairy Books Organized by Andrew Lang The Andrew Lang Fairy Books are some of my favorite fairy tale books ever. The stories are from all over the world and have some really good illustrations. If you are a fairy tale geek like me, you really need to read these books. One small pet Read More


By Felix Salten Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey Confession: I didn’t know that there was a book for Bambi until I read it off the back of another book by Felix Salten about a cat (it was the cat on the cover that attracted my attention). Once I found out, though, I made sure to take Read More

Kyryi’s Book Club

Hey! Welcome to Kyryi’s Book Club! I have a double post today. One book for boys and one for girls. We will start with the book for boys.   Thor Short snippet from Thor: “Thor didn’t say anything for a moment. He simply gazed up at the sun, which was now high in the sky, Read More


By Catherine Hapka Illustrated by Ruth Sanderson Reading the Horse Diaries series made me want a horse so bad. Okay, reading any books about horses makes me want a horse. Who wouldn’t want one? Horses can gallop through woods and you don’t have to worry about scratching the paint off of your car. They can pull Read More

Ella Enchanted

By Gail Carson Levine A Newbery Honor Award book! This book changed the way I thought about fairy tales. I didn’t know that they could be this original, this exciting, this… good! Based off of Cinderella, Ella Enchanted is different enough that I actually didn’t realize it was a version of Cinderella until my 2nd Read More

The Princess in Black

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale Illustrated by Leuyen Pham When I first saw this on the shelf, I was a little confused. What was this tiny black thing doing next to books like The Princess Academy and The Books of Bayern? Was this even by Shannon Hale? I brought it Read More

The Pout-Pout Fish

The Pout-Pout Fish, by Deborah Dieson Pictures by Dan Hanna Okay, so this might sound funny but I LOVE THIS BOOK! It’s so funny, and really fun to read out loud. I like to do different voices when I read it out loud, like a deep voice for the pout-pout fish and a high squeaky Read More


NERDS by Micheal Buckley My first introduction to Micheal Buckley was through the Sisters Grimm series. Going from fairy tales to super spies was an interesting change, but both series are really good. I have to day that I like the Sisters Grimm better than this, but I think that Eli and some other boys Read More

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