Excited for Scritch Scratch
Earlier on in the school year, I’d shared Linsday Currie’s book, The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street with all of my 5th grade students (60 kids). We watched the book trailer, read the first chapter, and checked out her website which is filled with lots of spooky information about eerie destinations in Chicago. Throughout the month of October we used her Spooky 101 writing tips to have our students work on creative writing pieces during their library period. They came up with some very clever stories! As a culmination of our unit, we Skyped with Lindsay. What an inspiration she was. She poured into our students with encouragement, creative writing tips, and a sense of curiosity.
During our chat with her, she told us about her latest project, SCRITCH SCRATCH and boy did it sound perfectly creepy. I surely can’t wait to show my students the cover of this book and to get my hands on a copy when it releases this September (2020). Read her interview on the MG Book Village to hear more about SCRITCH SCRATCH, the inspiration for the story, and what readers can expect to experience in the months to come. Take a look at the cover below and the pre-order incentives too.
For fans of Small Spaces comes a chilling ghost story about a malevolent spirit, an unlucky girl, and a haunting mystery that will tie the two together.
Claire has absolutely no interest in the paranormal. She’s a scientist, which is why she can’t think of anything worse than having to help out her dad on one of his ghost-themed Chicago bus tours. She thinks she’s made it through when she sees a boy with a sad face and dark eyes at the back of the bus. There’s something off about his presence, especially because when she checks at the end of the tour…he’s gone.
Claire tries to brush it off, she must be imagining things, letting her dad’s ghost stories get the best of her. But then the scratching starts. Voices whisper to her in the dark. The number 396 appears everywhere she turns. And the boy with the dark eyes starts following her.
Claire is being haunted. The boy from the bus wants something…and Claire needs to find out what before it’s too late.