By Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
This quirky love story is written by a mother-daughter team. Combining real-life emotions with whimsy, it gives the opportunity to make comparisons with classic fairy tales and delve into childhood dreams about escaping into other worlds. “It’s fun and has just enough fantasy to make it magical,” says Brandi Stewart, children's book buyer for Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, Ariz.
To buy: Between the Lines, $11