Book Reviews

age 12+
 
Gripping, fascinating story of one soon-to-be-mad scientist.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2011)
age 13+
 
Collection highlights horrific stories and romantic poems.
By Edgar Allan Poe
(2007)
age 10+
 
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 15+
 
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
age 14+
 
Illustrated version puts fresh, surreal spin on classic.
By Mary Shelley
(2013)
age 10+
 
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
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age 4+
 
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
age 6+
 
Suspenseful story makes math enjoyable.
By Margery Cuyler
(2000)
age 5+
 
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
age 9+
 
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(1979)
age 14+
 
Humorous high school horror; some edgy material.
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
(2007)
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age 7+
 
Spectacular, intricate, brain-teasing pop-up.
By Ron Van Der Meer
(2007)
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age 13+
 
Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2009)
age 10+
 
Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.
By Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
age 15+
 
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
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age 13+
 
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
age 12+
 
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
age 9+
 
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
age 9+
 
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)

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