Book Reviews

Coraline Book Poster Image
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Crictor Book Poster Image
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age 4+
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
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Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich Book Poster Image
age 5+
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
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Bunnicula: A Rabbit-Tale of Mystery Book Poster Image
age 9+
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(1979)
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Peeps Book Poster Image
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age 14+
Modern vampire tale for teens is funny, edgy, and grisly.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Prom Dates from Hell Book Poster Image
age 14+
Humorous high school horror; some edgy material.
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
(2007)
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The Crossroads Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Ghost story offers little you haven't seen before.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2008)
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Bliss Book Poster Image
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age 16+
IM book author tries horror; more icky than scary.
By Lauren Myracle
(2008)
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Classic Goosebumps: The Haunted Mask Book Poster Image
age 9+
Popular series reissue is a fun sleepover read.
By R. L. Stine
(2008)
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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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The Graveyard Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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Seer of Shadows Book Poster Image
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age 12+
Thrilling historical mystery blends ghosts and photography.
By Avi
(2008)
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Shiver Book Poster Image
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age 13+
Does for werewolves what Twilight did for vampires.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2009)
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Half-Minute Horrors Book Poster Image
age 10+
Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.
By Susan Rich, Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
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The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening Book Poster Image
age 15+
Sexually violent book is nothing like the TV show.
By L. J. Smith
(2009)
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Bram Stoker's Dracula Book Poster Image
age 13+
Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember.
By Bram Stoker
(1969)
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Monstrumologist Book Poster Image
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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