Book Reviews

Bus Route to Boston Book Poster Image
age 4+
Bus driver takes riders home after a busy day.
By Maryann Cocca-Leffler
(2000)
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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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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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Nightmares!: Nightmares, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
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Jason Strange:  The Graveyard Plot Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spine-tingling fun for young horror fans.
By Jason Strange
(2012)
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Zombie Baseball Beatdown Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
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Demon Dentist Book Poster Image
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age 9+
Macabre, grisly tale mines Dahl, but with less charm.
By David Walliams
(2016)
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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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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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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 Graveyard Book Book Poster Image
age 9+
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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Professor Gargoyle: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Humorous homage to classic horror is perfect for tween boys.
By Charles Gilman
(2012)
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Case File 13: Zombie Kid Book Poster Image
age 9+
Goofy horror tale has light scares and lots of body humor.
By J. Scott Savage
(2012)
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Teacher's Pest: Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #3 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
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Constable & Toop Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
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The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield Book Poster Image
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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The Night Gardener Book Poster Image
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)
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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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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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