By Puffin

Reviewed for Third Grade, 2011

The Island of the Aunts

Kidnapping children is never easy, but sometimes it's the only option. For Etta, Coral, and Myrtle, spinster sisters living on a hidden island full of magical creatures, it's the only choice: they're getting too old to care for the mermaids and selkies themselves. Things don't go exactly as planned in this magical tale, which makes for madcap adventure, unlikely kid heroes, and incredibly imaginative reading. The perfect read for a dreamy kid. (Puffin, $7.99)