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 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)
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age 14+
Modern vampire tale for teens is funny, edgy, and grisly.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
age 14+
Humorous high school horror; some edgy material.
By Rosemary Clement-Moore
(2007)
age 9+
Creepy AND warmhearted -- one of Gaiman's best.
By Neil Gaiman
(2008)
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age 12+
Thrilling historical mystery blends ghosts and photography.
By Avi
(2008)
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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 Susan Rich, Holly Black, Libba Bray, M.T. Anderson, Neil Gaiman, Pseudonymous Bosch
(2009)
age 13+
Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember.
By Bram Stoker
(1969)
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age 15+
Gruesomely good gothic horror too violent for younger teens.
By Rick Yancey
(2009)
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age 15+
Suspenseful vampire horror really goes for the gore.
By Will Hill
(2011)
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age 14+
Classic of scientist haunted by his creation still timely.
By Mary Shelley
(2011)

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