Atmospheric horror with a wide age-range appeal and creepy dolls.
Recommended grade level: 6 and up
Pages: 298 (for ISBN 9780545941082)
Genre(s) and keywords: horror
Tone/Style: bleak, scary
Pace: moderate to fast
Topics: curses, ghosts, dolls, possession, death
Themes: aftermath of tragedy, grief, family
Summary: Dunvegan School for Girls has been losed for many years. Converted into a family home, the teachers and the students are long gone. But they left something behind… Continue reading
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