The Stone Child is by Dan Poblocki. Eddie and his family move to Gatesweed, the hometown of Eddie's favorite author, Nathaniel Olmstead. Once there Eddie discovers that Olmstead mysteriously disappeared thirteen years earlier and hasn't been seen since. However it seems some of the creatures from his horror novels have been seen in the woods surrounding his old home. Now Eddie and his two new friends must break the code in an old Olmstead book Eddie has found, banish the creatures from Gatesweed, and solve the mystery of Olmstead's disappearance, all before Eddie's mother can finish her novel and bring to life the scariest creature of all.
Ratings: 7th grade - 8 out of 10.