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Ever After High Book Series

Updated on July 21, 2016
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Ever After High Books are Great for Tweens

Getting my 10-year-old daughter to read books is a tedious task. She reads well, but she simply doesn't like to read. It's not a new thing; she has been like this her entire life. However, being a lover of books and a reader, I determined that her disinterest in reading was because she hadn't fallen in love with a book yet. In my attempt to find a book that she would fall head over heels in love with, I gave her my copy, my beloved copy of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. After that, we made a gradual progression to the Ever After High series by Shannon Hale. This set features everyone's favorite fairytale characters' children and is a great book series for tweens.

The Ever After High Box Series

Ever After High: The Storybox of Legends Boxed Set
Ever After High: The Storybox of Legends Boxed Set

The Ever After Box series features the first three books created by Shannon Hale. With these three books, your tween reader will fall in love with the offspring of the fairytale characters we as parents grew up with.

 

What is Ever After High About?

Ever After High features the teenage children of the most famous fairytale characters ever. The series follows these teenagers as they go through the typical problems associated with adolescence, but also follows their internal struggles related to their destinies. Some of the most prominent characters in the tween novels include:

  • Apple White
  • Raven Queen
  • Briar Beauty
  • Darling Charming
  • Bunny Blanc
  • Duchess Swan
  • Maddie Hatter
  • Cedar Wood
  • Alistair Wonderland
  • Ashlynn Ella
  • Holly O'Hair
  • Poppy O'Hair
  • Cerise Hood
  • Faybelle Thorn
  • Dexter Charming
  • Ginger Breadhouse
  • Hunter Huntsman
  • Kitty Cheshire
  • Blondie Locks
  • Lizzie Hearts
  • Justine Dancer
  • C.A. Cupid
  • Rosabella Beauty
  • Courtly Jester

Each of the students listed above has a doll in the franchise created to resemble them. There are other students who do not have a doll created with their likeness. Popular Ever After High series characters without a doll include:

  • Brooke Page
  • Daring Charming
  • Humphrey Dumpty
  • Gus and Helga Crum
  • Sparrow Hood
  • Melody Piper
  • Hooper Croakington II

Teachers at Ever After High

Your tween readers will also recognize many of the teachers at Ever After High too. Some of the most famous Ever After High teachers include:

  • Mr. Badwolf
  • Baba Yaga
  • Professor Pied Piper
  • Jack B. Nimble
  • King Charming
  • White Queen
  • Professor Rumplestilskin
  • Milton Grimm
  • Coach Gingerbreadman
  • Giles Grimm
  • Professor Mama Bear
  • Professor Papa Bear

The Storybook of Legends

The Storybook of Legends is the first book in the Ever After High series. This fairytale was first published in October 2013 and introduces readers to the teenagers that attend Ever After High, a boarding school. In this book, readers will learn about the Storybook of Legends and how it affects the legacy of each and every student attending the boarding school. Students must sign the book and determine whether they want to follow their parent's footsteps, or write their own destinies. The problem is, if one character chooses not to follow their fate, it could change the future of other characters as well.

The Unfairest of Them All

The Unfairest of Them All is the second book in the Ever After High series. This Shannon Hale novel for young readers was released in March 2014 and focuses on what happened to the fairytale characters right after Legacy Day. On Legacy Day, fairytale characters had to choose their destiny and determine whether they would become Royals, Rebels, or Roybels. The Royals, led by Apple White, and the Rebels, led by Raven Queen, must squash their disagreements, when one of their Wonderland classmates, Maddie Hatter, is in trouble.

A Wonderlandiful World

A Wonderlandiful World by Shannon Hale is the third series in the Ever After High series and released in August 2014. In this book, a magical bag from Wonderland has had a strange effect on all of the students and staff of Ever After High. The only students not effected by the Wonderland magic include Mattie Hatter, Cedar Wood, the daughter of Pinnochio, and Lizzie Heart, the daughter of the Queen of Hearts. Together, these three teenage girls must find a way to stop the Wonderland magic and save the futures of everyone around them.

Ever After High Webisodes

More Ever After High Books

If the first three books aren't enough for your tween reader, you will be glad to know there are much more Ever After High books offered. Other books in the series include, but aren't limited too:

  • Ever After High: Ashlynn Ella's Story
  • Ever After High: Raven Queen's Story
  • Ever After High: Once Upon a Time: A Story Collection

Each of these fairytale stories was written by Shannon Hale and released in 2014. Each includes background details about main characters in the series and engages the reader with its fairytale language and teenage issues.

Shannon Hale - the author of the Ever After High series
Shannon Hale - the author of the Ever After High series

2015 and 2016 Ever After High Series Books

Ever After High series books written after 2014 are created by Suzanne Selfors. The newest additions to the series include:

  • Next Top Villain (January 2015)
  • Kiss and Spell (April 2015)
  • A Semi-Charming Kind of Life (July 2015)
  • Once Upon a Pet: A Collection of Little Pet Stories (October 2015)
  • Fairy's Got Talent (December 2015)
  • Truth of Hair (May 2016)


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      ella 7 months ago

      where do you get those

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      natalie 19 months ago

      Where can I find the individual books that are shown the first picture. The Raven Queen Book, Briar Beauty etc. All I see are the first three books but not those individual ones of each daughter.

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      Susan Haze 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      It is so hard to find books that a tween will become interested in. I have quite a few reluctant readers in my class. I will definitely look into these books. Thank you so much.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I didn't know about these so thank you. I sure hope kids are still reading today as much as they were. I think it can make such a difference in their lives and we should all encourage it who have children anywhere in our lives.

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