Book Reviews

A Christmas Memory Book Poster Image
age 7+
This tale deserves to be shared every holiday.
By Truman Capote
(1969)
Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
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)
Who Let the Ghosts Out! (Mostly Ghostly, Book 1) Book Poster Image
age 10+
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
Opal: The Journal of an Understanding Heart Book Poster Image
age 9+
The real-life diary of a child of nature.
By Opal Whiteley
(2005)
Bill Peet: An Autobiography Book Poster Image
age 9+
Former Disney illustrator shares his life story.
By Bill Peet
(1989)
Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution Book Poster Image
age 12+
Devastating portrait of brutal political movement.
By Ji-Li Jiang
(1997)
Go Ask Alice Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Authentic, tragic portrayal of teen drug use - a classic.
By Beatrice Sparks
(1971)
The Evil Moon Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Weak writing, but it hooks readers who like gore.
By R. L. Stine
(1995)
Crictor Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain Book Poster Image
age 8+
Award-winner shows child's view of the Cold War.
By Peter Sis
(2007)
Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Book Poster Image
age 9+
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(1979)
Peeps Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Modern vampire tale for teens is funny, edgy, and grisly.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
My Thirteenth Winter Book Poster Image
age 13+
Honest story of life with learning disability.
By Samantha Abeel
(2005)
Prom Dates from Hell Book Poster Image
age 14+
Humorous high school horror; some edgy material.
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
(2007)
Three Little Words: A Memoir Book Poster Image
age 16+
Harrowing foster child memoir for mature readers.
By Ashley Rhodes-Courter
(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)
Bliss Book Poster Image
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age 16+
IM book author tries horror; more icky than scary.
By Lauren Myracle
(2008)
The Devouring Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Old-school horror, complete with spiders, clowns.
By Simon Holt
(2008)

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