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Vamplets series

Author/Illustrator: Gayle Middleton, Dave Dwonch, & Amanda Coronado Publisher: Action Lab Entertainment Grade levels: 2-3, 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Fantasy, Horror Special Attractions: Adaptation, Female Lead Characters, Teen Lead Characters Synopsis: Teenager Destiny Harper is at a crossroad in her life. Graduation is coming, and she has zero prospects for the future. Answering an ad for ‘The Night Care Nursery’ seems like a great idea, until she is magically transported to Gloomvania, where dark creatures lurk the streets, and the world is being mysteriously overrun by baby vampyres called Vamplets! Can Destiny serve her term as Governess of ‘The Nightmare Nursery’ and return home? […] Read More

Hopeless Maine

Author/Illustrator: Tom and Nimue Brown Publisher: http://www.hopelessmaine.com Grade levels: 6-8, 9-12 Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Adventure Special Attractions: Female Lead Characters, Teen Lead Characters, Multicultural Lead Characters Synopsis: Being Hopeless isn’t just a state of mind. Trapped on an island off the coast of Maine, the people of Hopeless find life a little darker and more dangerous with every day that passes. The number of orphans rises continually, but who can say what happens to their parents? Plenty of the bodies are never found. This is not the stuff of happy, careless childhoods, it is instead fertile ground for personal demons. In Hopeless, […] Read More

The Thief of Always

Author/Illustrator: Clive Barker, Kris Oprisko, Gabriel Hernandez Publisher: IDW Publishing Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8, 9-12 Genre: Horror Special Attractions: Adaptation, Child Lead Characters, Teen Lead Characters, For adults too Synopsis: Mr. Hood’s Holiday House has stood for a thousand years, welcoming countless children into its embrace. It is a place of miracles, a blissful round of treats and seasons, where every childhood whim may be satisfied… for a price! A graphic adaptation of Clive Barker’s hit novel, featuring full color art by Gabriel Hernandez. Publishers Weekly review Author’s book page Publisher’s book page  

Goosebumps Graphix series

Author: R.L. Stine Illustrators: Various Publisher: Scholastic Graphix Grade levels: 4-5, 6-8 Genre: Horror Special Attractions: Adaptation, Child Lead Characters, Teen Lead Characters Titles in this series: Goosebumps Graphix: Creepy Creatures (Scott Morse, Greg Ruth, Gabriel Hernandez) Goosebumps Graphix: Terror Trips (Jill Thompson, Jamie Tolagson, Amy Kim Ganter) Goosebumps Graphix: Scary Summer (Dean Haspiel, Kyle Baker, and Ted Naifeh) Publisher’s series page