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Autumn Shivers 2017 – New Horror Books for Kids

Halloween books

What a perfectly HORRIBLE autumn it’s going to be this year! It’s time for another look ahead at the most frightening books for kids coming out just in time for Halloween… Don’t miss these soul-churning tomes of darkness! The Empty Grave   (Lockwood & Co. #5) by Jonathan Stroud Release…

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The Bone Snatcher – Book Review

The Bone Snatcher by Charlotte Salter Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin), 2017 352 Pages Middle Grade (13 and up) Isa Bancewicz’s cover art really sets the mood for this book. Sophie Seacove, a girl with white hair, is sold by her parents. Sea Fever is epidemic, more people are…

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Bad Girls Don’t Die – Book Review

Bad Girls Don't Die

Bad Girls Don’t Die (Bad Girls Don’t Die #1) by Katie Alender Disney-Hyperion, 2009 352 Pages Young Adult I hate it when I get blamed for something I didn’t do. That’s what really drives up the tension in this ghostly thriller. Little Kasey starts doing hateful things and blaming her…

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Book Review – Baba Yaga’s Assistant

Baba Yaga's Assistant

Baba Yaga’s Assistant by By Marika McCoola & Illustrated by Emily Carroll Candlewick Press, 2015 132 Pages Middle Grade (8-12) Masha is unhappy with her new, surprise stepmother, and even more overjoyed at sharing her house with a hateful younger step-sister, Dani. When it becomes clear that Dad’s been out…

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