Book Reviews

age 9+
 
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
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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 15+
 
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Anonymous
(1971)
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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 12+
 
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
age 10+
 
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
age 9+
 
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(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 7+
 
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
age 13+
 
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
age 9+
 
Classic view of pioneer life through a little girl's eyes.
By Laura Ingalls Wilder
(2007)
age 8+
 
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
age 14+
 
Humorous high school horror; some edgy material.
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
(2007)
age 16+
 
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(2008)
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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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