Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Book of Bad Things, by Dan Poblocki

Book of Bad ThingsSummary:  Although twelve-year-old Cassidy Bean keeps a book of bad things, she did not expect her summer with the Tremont family in rural New Jersey to be one of them–but this year Ursula, a local hoarder, has died under mysterious circumstances, and Cassidy finds that there a great many bad and dangerous things hidden in her house, including, perhaps, her vengeful ghost.

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The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows, by Jacqueline West

Summary: When eleven-year-old Olive and her distracted parents move into an old Victorian mansion, Olive finds herself ensnared in a dark plan involving some mysterious paintings, a trapped and angry nine-year-old boy, and three talking cats. 256 p., Dial Books for Young Readers.

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