Book Reviews

The Creeping Shadow: Lockwood & Co., Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Consistently great ghost series keeps the scares coming.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2016)
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Naughty Mabel Sees It All Book Poster Image
age 4+
Diva dog needs glasses in story heavy on adult humor.
By Nathan Lane, Devlin Elliott
(2016)
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Nobody Likes a Goblin Book Poster Image
age 4+
Outcast goblin proves courageous in mythic adventure.
By Ben Hatke
(2016)
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Monster & Son Book Poster Image
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age 2+
Monstrously funny -- and sweet -- book perfect for bedtime.
By David LaRochelle
(2016)
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Rules of the House Book Poster Image
age 4+
Spook-house fun in story about spatting siblings and rules.
By Mac Barnett
(2016)
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Goosebumps Series Book Poster Image
age 8+
Captivating, spooky mysteries can pack an emotional wallop.
By R. L. Stine
(2003)
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The Hollow Boy: Lockwood & Co., Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Another exciting, scary installment for ghost-story fans.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2015)
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"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?": All the Wrong Questions, Book 4 Book Poster Image
age 9+
Friends, villain clash on speeding train in gripping finale.
By Lemony Snicket
(2015)
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Poster Image
age 8+
Spooky mystery-thriller about supernatural evil.
By Robert Beatty
(2015)
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Leo: A Ghost Story Book Poster Image
age 3+
Sweet, not scary story of friendship and imagination.
By Mac Barnett
(2015)
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K-9: Knightley & Son, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 10+
Less quirky, darker, more absorbing mystery sequel.
By Rohan Gavin
(2015)
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The Shadow Cabinet: Shades of London, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 12+
Nail-biting page-turner jolts ghost series back to life.
By Maureen Johnson
(2015)
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Once Upon an Alphabet:  Short Stories for All the Letters Book Poster Image
age 5+
Funny alphabet stories have some big words, mild dark side.
By Oliver Jeffers
(2014)
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Greenglass House Book Poster Image
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age 10+
Delightful, engaging mystery with a twist.
By Kate Milford
(2014)
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The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co., Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Excellent ghost-hunting series stays super scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2014)
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Monsters Love School Book Poster Image
age 4+
Monsters lead way in reassuring first-day-of-school romp.
By Mike Austin
(2014)
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The Ghosts of Tupelo Landing Book Poster Image
age 10+
Small-town mystery sequel charming but doesn't cut as deep.
By Sheila Turnage
(2014)
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Madeline and the Old House in Paris Book Poster Image
age 4+
Madeline helps a ghost get his wish in charming tale.
By John Bemelmans Marciano
(2013)
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Halloween Hustle Book Poster Image
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age 4+
Light tale of partying monsters a fun pick for young kids.
By Charlotte Gunnufson
(2013)
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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co., Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Exciting ghost-hunter series start is very, very scary.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2013)
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