Reviewed for Third Grade, 2008

Emily Windsnap: 3 Swishy Mermaid Tales

Emily's mother has always forbidden her from going swimming. When she wades into a pool for the first time and feels her legs transforming into a long green tail, she's terrified. Being at a new school is hard enough, without having to hide a deep dark secret! This boxed set of three quick-reading mermaid adventures has a sweet innocence missing from so many of the books written for this age group. While it's not exactly fine literature, Emily's journey to the deep, full of danger, adventure, and a trip to the secret world of the merfolk in search of her father, is a fun and frothy escape. A good pick for third graders, especially reluctant readers. (Candlewick, $17.97)