5 Questions for Libba Bray
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray, Scholastic, 14–17 years.
Going Bovine by Libba Bray, Delacorte, 14–17 years.
The Diviners by Libba Bray, Little, 14–17 years.
More left-of-center fantasy
Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan, HarperTeen, 14–17 years.
The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry, Amulet/Abrams, 14–17 years.
Such Wicked Intent by Kenneth Oppel, Simon, 12–16 years.
The Infects by Sean Beaudoin, Candlewick, 12–16 years.
Spooks, and ninjas, and vampires—oh my!
Trick or Treat by Leo Landry, Houghton, 3–6 years.
Vampirina Ballerina written by Anne Marie Pace, illus. by LeUyen Pham, Disney-Hyperion, 3–6 years.
Nighttime Ninja written by Barbara DaCosta, illus. by Ed Young, Little, 3–6 years.
Ready for Pumpkins by Kate Duke, Knopf, 3–6 years.
Ghosts and zombies, weirdness and gore
Invisible Inkling: Dangerous Pumpkins by Emily Jenkins, illus. by Harry Bliss, Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins, 8–12 years.
In a Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz, Dutton, 10–14 years.
Joshua Dread by Lee Bacon, illus. by Brandon Dorman, Delacorte, 10–14 years.
On the Day I Died: Stories from the Grave by Candace Fleming, Schwartz & Wade/Random, 10–14 years.
Diseased bodies, blood, and bones
The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by HP Newquist, Houghton, 9–12 years.
Invincible Microbes: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank, Clarion, 9–12 years.
The Skull in the Rock: How a Scientist, a Boy, and Google Earth Opened a New Window on Human Origins by Lee R. Berger and Marc Aronson, National Geographic, 9–12 years.
Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World by Sally M. Walker and Douglas W. Owsley, Carolrhoda, 11–14 years.
These titles were featured in the October 2012 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.