Book Reviews

age 15+
Exciting, creepy horror adventure tweaks superheroics.
By John Hornor Jacobs
(2013)
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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age 10+
Classic satire portrays absurd David vs. Goliath warfare.
By Jean Merrill
(1964)
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
age 12+
Wicked creepy, wicked good horror sequel.
By Kenneth Oppel
(2012)
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age 13+
Engaging, suspenseful vampire spoof has real substance.
By Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
(2012)
age 15+
Zombie apocalypse meets mature high school-set thriller.
By Courtney Summers
(2012)
age 2+
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(1998)
age 15+
Four classic King tales, pretty raw stuff in places.
By Stephen King
(2004)
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age 14+
Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
By Mary Shelley
(2011)
age 3+
Exceptional art, sensitive story reunite a boy and his bear.
By Philip C. Stead
(2011)
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)
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age 15+
Dark, disturbing psychological thriller for mature teens.
By Nova Ren Suma
(2011)
age 15+
Mature romance and violence during zombie apocalypse.
By Carrie Ryan
(2011)
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age 15+
Suspenseful vampire horror really goes for the gore.
By Will Hill
(2011)
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age 14+
Thriller has mature themes, but is more silly than scary.
By Elizabeth Woods
(2011)

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