Book Reviews

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age 4+
A snake in the mail becomes part of a family.
By Tomi Ungerer
(1983)
age 5+
Poems, stellar art show funny side of monsters.
By Adam Rex, Mordecai Richler
(2006)
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age 8+
Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.
By Neil Gaiman
(2004)
age 8+
Empowering, sweet story about the fears that haunt us.
By Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
(2014)
age 8+
Spine-tingling fun for young horror fans.
By Jason Strange
(2012)
age 9+
Farcical, highly readable vampire rabbit tale.
By James Howe
(1979)
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age 9+
Ghost story offers little you haven't seen before.
By Chris Grabenstein
(2008)
age 9+
Popular series reissue is a fun sleepover read.
By R. L. Stine
(2008)
age 9+
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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)
age 9+
Bug-monsters offer light horror hijinks in third volume.
By Charles Gilman
(2013)
age 9+
Goofy horror/action comedy has serious underpinnings.
By Paolo Bacigalupi
(2013)
age 10+
Horror trashmeister begins a new series -- oh joy.
By R. L. Stine
(2005)
age 10+
Clever, scary collection with big-name authors.
By Susan Rich, Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
age 10+
Deeply creepy, thought-provoking tale of weird school.
By Claire Legrand
(2012)
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age 10+
Tween tale is both creepy and sweetly poignant.
By Holly Black
(2013)
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age 10+
Thrilling ghost adventure has great characters, plus gore.
By Gareth P. Jones
(2013)
age 10+
Dark, funny tale of mean boy trying to end his nine lives.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
age 10+
Deliciously macabre, well-spun tale for fans of horror.
By Jonathan Auxier
(2014)

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