Book Reviews

Alex Van Helsing: Vampire Rising Book Poster Image
age 13+
More violent and less romantic than Twilight but funnier.
By Jason Henderson
(2010)
The Dead-Tossed Waves: The Forest of Hands and Teeth, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Intense zombie horror-romance more violent than the first.
By Carrie Ryan
(2010)
The Sleepy Little Alphabet: A Bedtime Story from Alphabet Town Book Poster Image
age 3+
Rhyming ABC book is the perfect amount of fun before bed.
By Judy Sierra
(2009)
Monstrumologist Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
Bram Stoker's Dracula Book Poster Image
age 13+
Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember.
By Bram Stoker
(1969)
Creature ABC Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Part alphabet book, part captivating animal encounter.
By Andrew Zuckerman
(2009)
Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Series Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)
Half-Minute Horrors Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.
By Susan Rich, Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexually violent book is nothing like the TV show.
By L. J. Smith
(2009)
Shiver Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2009)
Seer of Shadows Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling historical mystery blends ghosts and photography.
By Avi
(2008)
A Is for ART Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Abstract art + alphabetic alliteration = amazing ABC book.
By Stephen T. Johnson
(2009)
The Graveyard Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
The Devouring Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Old-school horror, complete with spiders, clowns.
By Simon Holt
(2008)
Classic Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask Book Poster Image
age 9+
Popular series reissue is a fun sleepover read.
By R. L. Stine
(2008)
Bliss Book Poster Image
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age 16+
IM book author tries horror; more icky than scary.
By Lauren Myracle
(2008)
The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Ghost story offers little you haven't seen before.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2008)
Prom Dates from Hell Book Poster Image
age 14+
Humorous high school horror; some edgy material.
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
(2007)
The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter Z Book Poster Image
age 6+
Wild and crazy alphabet humor best for older kids.
By Steve Martin
(2007)
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)

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