Category Archives: Fantasy

The Council of Mirrors

The Council of Mirrors

The Council of Mirrors

If you haven’t tried any of The Sisters Grimm series, I’ll fill you in a little. Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sisters who find out The Grimm Brother stories are actually a history of all the crimes committed by fairy tale characters. The girls are part of a long line of detectives from the Grimm family whose job it is to investigate the fairy tale crimes. In each book the girls do some sleuthing to figure out which fairy tale characters have been behaving badly.

In this very last book in the series, Book Nine The Council of Mirrors, the Grimms and their fairy tale character friends still hope to save the people of Ferryport Landing from the evil plans of the Magic Mirror. To get help, the seek the advice of….OTHER magic mirrors. Of course there is more than one! Find out what happens to Sabrina, Daphne and all the other Everafters.

An exciting conclusion filled with all of your favorite sassy characters like Pinocchio (“I was NOT A PUPPET!”) and Puck (“Smell you later!”). My advice – start at the beginning…that way you can keep all the characters straight!

 

#1 The Fairy-Tale Detectives (This one is a bonus book – 30 points!)
#2 The Unusal Suspects
#3 The Problem Child
#4 Once Upon a Crime
#5 Magic and Other Misdemeanors
#6 Tales from the Hood
#7 The Everafter War
#8 The Inside Story
#9 The Last Council

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Kid Review: Fairy Lies

Kid Review: Fairy Lies

Fairy LiesHalf-fairy Tamisin and her boyfriend, Jak, have been arguing over whether she should return to the land of the fey when Oberon, king of the fairies, kidnaps her and Jak must return to that place of fairies, goblins, and sphinxes to rescue her.

Lily says:

“This book is awesome! It’s a countinuation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and I LOVE the kid’s versions of it.”

 

This is a sequel to Wings, which you also might like…and as Lily says patterned after Shakespeare’s famous play A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Wings A Midsummer's Night Dream A Midsummer's Night Dream A Midsummer's Night Dream
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If You Like the Avengers

If You Like the Avengers

The Avengers Ultimate GuideMarvel.com Avengers Ultimate Guide

Avenger Things To Do:

Avengers Assemble Marvel Avengers The Avengers Movie Storybook Avengers The Origins
Iron Man and Thor Pt 1 Captain America Pt 1 Young Justice Flash and Flame
Sidekicks NERDS HIVE Sky High
How to Draw Superheroes Heroes Draw Your Own Superheroes How to Draw Justice League How to Draw Comic Book Heroes
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If You Like Fairies

If You Like Fairies

If you like the idea of magical creatures like fairies and pixies and boggarts living just out of our sight try some of the websites, books and activities below. You can get some tips for finding and attracting fairies right to your own yard….because really, you just never know!

Fairy Crafts and Activities to Try at Home:

More fairy craft ideas:
Fairy World Crafts 2008 Fairy parties: recipes, crafts, and games for enchanting celebrations 2010 The girl's guide to fairies : everything irresistible about the fair folk 2012 You Can Draw Fairies and Princesses 2012
Books that will help you learn about fairies and their magical world:
Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide Spiderwick chronicles care and feeding of sprites Finding fairies secrets for attracting little people from around the world Book of Fairies
The Book of Little Folk Faery Stories and Poems from Around the World Flower Fairies Secret World
Outstanding Fairy Adventures…my personal favorites – Fablehaven and the warrior fairies of Silksinger!
Silksinger Fablehaven Small Persons With Wings Peter and the Starcatchers
The Field Guide The Rise of the Darklings Clemency Pogue fairy killer The New Policeman
Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand In the realm of the Never Fairies the secret world of Pixie Hollow
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Winterling

Winterling

WinterlingFer lives in a cottage in the woods with her Grandmother, Grand-Jane. Grand-Jane knows a lot about the woods and the plants there – especially how the plants can heal people or ease their troubles.

One day while Fer is out in the woods she hears a snarling dog fight and sees a pack of wolves attacking a black dog. 3 against 1 plain makes her mad! She grabs a large stick and starts swinging it and yelling. Miraculously, the wolves fade back into the bushes.

Panting, Fer turned to the thing they’d been attacking. It had fallen beneath the branches of a bush; she saw its dark shape huddled there. Carefully, gripping her club in case it tried to bite, she pushed aside the branches, letting the moon’s light in. Fer blinked and set down the club. It wasn’t a dog at all. It was a boy.” (page 11)

Huh. A boy! Something strange is going on here! And when Fer takes the bleeding boy home for Grand-Jane to heal, things get stranger still, because Grand-Jane says, “No.” No? Don’t help a bleeding little boy? He does snarl like a dog. He also has yellow eyes. It turns out Grand-Jane knows some things Fer doesn’t; things about how a little boy and black dog can actually be the same thing!

A great adventure that puts Fer in a magical place where the lines between humans and animals are blurred and where questions asked three times and promises are the most powerful magic of all. I look forward to seeing what happens next. I hope there is a book two because I’m not done with Fer and the blackdog/boy and that black horse on the cover – he’s part of it too!

Don’t miss Sarah Prineas’s other OUTSTANDING series, The Magic Thief. If you liked Fer and her adventure transporting to a magical place and discovering her place in it, try The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Wildwood, or 100 Cupboards:
The Magic Thief The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe Wildwood 100 Cupboards
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