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BOOK REVIEW

JUST JAKE by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"It's an eye-catching read without a whole lot of depth. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Sixth-grader Jake Mathews' popularity has just fallen "off a cliff and [sunk] to the bottom of the ocean." Read full book review >

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DOG EAT DOG by Jake Marcionette
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 31, 2015

"Jake Mathews' 'AWESOMENESS' is legit, and fans will be clamoring for more. (Fiction. 9-12)"
Wunderkind Marcionette returns with another tale about his gifted preteen, Just Jake (2014). Read full book review >

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THE HAUNTED HOUSE NEXT DOOR  by Andres  Miedoso
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Simple text, short chapters, and plenty of illustrations will appeal to emerging readers who prefer just a little shiver with their story—and to other readers too. (Suspense. 6-9)"
What happens if you move to a new town and your house is haunted? Andres is about to find out! Read full book review >

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VICTOR LAVALLE
by Megan Labrise

Victor LaValle is a genre genius: The Changeling (June 13) satisfies as a horror story, a fairy tale, and a contemporary New York narrative all in one.

“I’ve been working with the same editor now for about four books,” LaValle says of Chris Jackson, publisher and editor-in-chief of Random House imprint One World, “so when I give him 100 ...


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A PRIVATE FAMILY MATTER by Victor Rivas Rivers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2005

"Serious subject; vain, vacuous treatment. (16 pp. b&w photos, mercifully not seen)"
Young man survives violent childhood to play big-time college football, perform in some forgettable films, party with Melanie Griffith, and travel the country speaking on behalf of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Read full book review >

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MORE SPOOKY READS: 6 HORROR STORIES OPTIONED FOR TV & FILM
by John DeNardo

Hollywood is still mining the pages of horror looking for that perfect scary film. Witness these six horror stories that have been optioned for TV and film and are (or will hopefully soon be) in the works…

"Suffer the Little Children" by Stephen King

Stephen King is stranger to neither horror nor adaptations.  In fact, he is currently enjoying ...


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BOOK REVIEW

100% WOLF by Jayne Lyons
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 4, 2009

"Illustrations not seen. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Dr. Foxwell Cripp, the hunter who shot his dad with a silver bullet, is only one of several adversaries young werewolf Freddy Lupin faces after his much anticipated first "Transwolfation" turns him not into a fierce wolf but a yappy toy poodle. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Just might be the bottled lightning that was Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit."
Charming tale of a forgotten American celebrity: Beautiful Jim Key, the amazingly intelligent horse. Read full book review >

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DEL-DEL by Victor Kelleher
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: June 1, 1992

"A well-plotted and engrossing portrayal of a child's inability to cope with death, from an Australian whose novels have consistently been of interest (Baily's Bones). (Fiction. 12+)"
Sam is seven, brilliant, and deeply disturbed by the death of his sister Laura. Read full book review >

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RESCUE! by Victor Kelleher
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Still, a thought-provoking thriller with a respectable grounding in natural history and human nature. (Fiction. 11-15)"
Appalled by the experimental surgery on two baboons, African-American Jess and Australian David escape with them to the bush near where their scientist parents are working. Read full book review >