Book Reviews

Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
Rules of the House Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spook-house fun in story about spatting siblings and rules.
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
Lair of Dreams: Diviners, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 15+
Engrossing sequel in supernatural series set in '20s NYC.
By Libba Bray
(2015)
Leo: A Ghost Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
Monsters Love School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
Madeline and the Old House in Paris Book Poster Image
age 4+
Madeline helps a ghost get his wish in charming tale.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
Halloween Hustle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Light tale of partying monsters a fun pick for young kids.
By Charlotte Gunnufson
(2013)
Born of Illusion, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 13+
Intriguing tale of magician's true powers in '20s New York.
By Teri Brown
(2013)
In the Shadow of Blackbirds Book Poster Image
age 12+
Spine-tingling ghost story haunts long after reading.
By Cat Winters
(2013)
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Book Poster Image
age 13+
Zombies invade classic comedy of manners for laughs, groans.
By Seth Grahame-Smith, Jane Austen
(2009)
Vampirina Ballerina Book Poster Image
age 3+
Cute, comic how-to for aspiring vampire ballerinas.
By Anne Marie Pace
(2012)
The Monsters' Monster Book Poster Image
age 3+
Frankenstein-like monster teaches his creators gratitude.
By Patrick McDonnell
(2012)