Booklist: The Spooky Book

In this wonderfully creative story, a boy named Andrew and a girl named Zo Zo each sit alone in their separate houses reading a scary book. Meanwhile, as they read, the children actually experience the frightening scenarios depicted in their eerie books. The well-crafted plot is beautifully complemented by McElligott’s dramatic watercolor illustrations, which make wonderful use of shadows and warped perspectives to create ominous scenes. Sufficiently scary for older kids, yet mild enough for younger children to enjoy.