Posted in 2015-2016 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Took: a Ghost Story, by Mary Downing Hahn

Summary: A witch called Old Auntie is lurking near Dan’s family’s new home. He doesn’t believe in her at first, but is forced to accept that she is real and take action when his little sister, Erica, is ‘took’ to become Auntie’s slave for the next fifty years.

Clarion

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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.

Scholastic

Posted in Not Mock Newbery

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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