Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Introduces kids to variety of cultures and places.
By Anabel Kindersley
(1995)
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age 4+
 
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
age 9+
 
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(1979)
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age 13+
 
Weak writing, but it hooks readers who like gore.
By R. L. Stine
(1995)
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age 8+
 
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
age 10+
 
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
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age 14+
 
Modern vampire tale for teens is funny, edgy, and grisly.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
age 5+
 
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
age 14+
 
Humorous high school horror; some edgy material.
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
(2007)
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age 9+
 
Ghost story offers little you haven't seen before.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2008)
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age 16+
 
IM book author tries horror; more icky than scary.
By Lauren Myracle
(2008)
age 9+
 
Popular series reissue is a fun sleepover read.
By R. L. Stine
(2008)
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age 14+
 
Old-school horror, complete with spiders, clowns.
By Simon Holt
(2008)
age 9+
 
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
age 5+
 
Gorgeous artwork and a message that sparkles with hope.
By Roseanne Thong
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Thrilling historical mystery blends ghosts and photography.
By Avi
(2008)
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age 13+
 
Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2009)
age 15+
 
Sexually violent book is nothing like the TV show.
By L. J. Smith
(2009)
age 10+
 
Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.
By Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
age 11+
 
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)

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