• CHILDREN'S

    HUSH, LITTLE MONSTER

    AUG. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HUSH, LITTLE MONSTER

by Denis Markell & illustrated by Melissa Iwai

Even though Little Monster eventually quiets down for a cozy night’s sleep, this interpretation isn't the sweetest version... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE BOO! BOOK

    AUG. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE BOO! BOOK

by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer & illustrated by Nicoletta Ceccoli

Although much talent is evident in this creative pairing, the result lacks overall appeal for the picture-book crowd; save... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HALLOWEEN FOREST

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HALLOWEEN FOREST

by Marion Dane Bauer & illustrated by John Shelley

Elegantly designed, this collaboration shows a great respect for children’s sensibilities regarding the fine lines between... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BEDTIME FOR MONSTERS

    JULY 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BEDTIME FOR MONSTERS

by Ed Vere & illustrated by Ed Vere

Share this cartoonish, mock-horror tale with the not-so-sleepy at bedtime or rely upon it as a superb storytime choice where... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    FRANKENSTEIN

    JULY 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

FRANKENSTEIN

by Rick Walton & illustrated by Nathan Hale

Whether young readers recognize the relationship to the Parisian version or not, adults will appreciate the clever yet silly... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN

    JULY 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE MONSTER WHO LOST HIS MEAN

by Tiffany Strelitz Haber & illustrated by Kirstie Edmunds

Readers will chime in with the “hip, hip hooray” this cuddly-looking creature earns when he finally embraces and celebrates... Full review >

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    WORKING MUMMIES

    JULY 17, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WORKING MUMMIES

by Joan Horton & illustrated by Drazen Kozjan

Sure to be a hit at Halloween, Mother’s Day, during a discussion about puns and when the popular question arises, “So what... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE DEAD FAMILY DIAZ

    AUG. 2, 2012

CHILDREN'S

THE DEAD FAMILY DIAZ

by P.J. Bracegirdle & illustrated by Poly Bernatene

Although a bit pat, the ending satisfies, and the story as a whole addresses many issues pertinent to primary-grade children. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    TRICK OR TREAT

    SEPT. 4, 2012

CHILDREN'S

TRICK OR TREAT

by Leo Landry & illustrated by Leo Landry

Landry has carefully crafted a seemingly simple tale about graciousness, generosity and openness to new friendships and... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    JUST SAY BOO!

    AUG. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

JUST SAY BOO!

by Susan Hood & illustrated by Jed Henry

This wholesome, well-intentioned effort may result in an enthusiastic response even if the plot is a bit thin and the... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    SKELETON CAT

    JULY 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

SKELETON CAT

by Kristyn Crow & illustrated by Dan Krall

Applause for this very silly and slightly spooky cool cat that follows his own beat! (Picture book. 4-6) Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MONSTER MASH

    JULY 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MONSTER MASH

by Bobby Pickett illustrated by David Catrow

Reserve this for older preschoolers and primary-grade children who may need a fun outlet for candy-fueled Halloween... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    BEDTIME FOR BOO

    AUG. 28, 2012

CHILDREN'S

BEDTIME FOR BOO

by Mickie Matheis & illustrated by Bonnie Leick

Quibbles aside, this is a sweet tale for young preschoolers getting into the Halloween spirit. Similar tales abound, so... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    MY FIRST GHOST

    AUG. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

MY FIRST GHOST

by Maggie Miller ; Michael Leviton illustrated by Stephanie Buscema

This is a solid choice for sensitive readers, since it provides an alternate, if somewhat sweet story, where ghosts are... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    VAMPIRINA BALLERINA

    AUG. 7, 2012

CHILDREN'S

VAMPIRINA BALLERINA

by Anne Marie Pace & illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Readers will applaud this elegantly designed, well-told story. Brava, indeed. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    HUBBLE BUBBLE GRANNY TROUBLE

    JULY 10, 2012

CHILDREN'S

HUBBLE BUBBLE GRANNY TROUBLE

by Tracey Corderoy & illustrated by Joe Berger

Nestled among the burping bats and mischievous frogs, a lesson on appreciating differences is charmingly presented. Let this... Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    IT'S HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

    JULY 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

IT'S HALLOWEEN NIGHT!

by Jennifer O'Connell & illustrated by Jennifer Morris

Get ready for enthusiastic participation, and do not forget to find the small spider placed on each spread. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THAT ONE SPOOKY NIGHT

    SEPT. 1, 2012

GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMICS

THAT ONE SPOOKY NIGHT

by Dan Bar-el & illustrated by David Huyck

A good choice for readers new to the format and those looking for a quick hit of Halloween silliness. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    THE MONSTERS' MONSTER

    SEPT. 4, 2012

  • CHILDREN'S

    TEN CREEPY MONSTERS

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

TEN CREEPY MONSTERS

by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis & illustrated by Carey F. Armstrong-Ellis

Best for younger readers who prefer thrills and chills with an occasional giggle. Full review >

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  • CHILDREN'S

    WAGA'S BIG SCARE

    OCT. 1, 2012

CHILDREN'S

WAGA'S BIG SCARE

by Samuel Hiti & illustrated by Samuel Hiti

The ending may leave younger or more sensitive readers unsettled, so save this slim, adrenaline-fueled tale for those who... Full review >

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