Light horror and lessons about growing up.
Recommended grade level: 4-7
Pages: 256 (for ISBN 9781416963981)
Genre(s) and keywords: horror, award winner
Topics: ghosts, dolls, journeys
Themes: growing up, embarrassment, friendship, change
Summary: Zach, Poppy, and Alice have been friends forever. And for almost as long, they’ve been playing one continuous, ever-changing game of pirates and thieves, mermaids and warriors. Ruling over all is the Great Queen, a bone-china doll cursing those who displease her. Continue reading
It’s Shakespeare…in text messages. I’m amazed nobody tried this sooner.
Recommended grade level: 7 and up
Pages: 128 (for ISBN 9780553535389)
Genre(s) and keywords: humor, retellings, text
Topics: murder, ghosts, royalty
Themes: revenge, indecision, parent/child relationships, suicide, death, action vs. inaction
Summary: Hamlet, one of the greatest stories ever told . . . in texts?! Continue reading
Glitz, glamor, horror, and humor collide in a Hollywood murder mystery complete with cute boys and sinister spirits.
Recommended grade level: 7-10
Pages: 320 (for ISBN 9780545639972)
Genre(s) and keywords: horror, mystery
A spooky, thoughtful, and atmospheric Newbery Medal winner.
Recommended grade level: 4 and up
Pages: 312 (for ISBN 9780060530921)
Genre(s) and keywords: fantasy, (light) horror, award winner, Kylie’s favorites