"The Island of Dr. Libris," by Chris Grabenstein (Random House), is amazing, and kids will love it.

This book is about a boy named Billy, who is vacationing on an island where all the fairy-tale characters come to life. The characters include Hercules, Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Space Lizard, Wizard, Pollyanna, Tom Sawyer and the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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Kids would love this book because the fairy-tale characters interact with one another and the regular characters.

Rating: 4 smiles