Shadow School #2
Return to Shadow School for the second installment of the spooky middle-grade series from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of Nightbooks and The Thickety series.
Cordelia Liu’s first year at Shadow School was a success. She studied hard and made friends. She also sent hundreds of ghosts into the afterlife, because Shadow School isn’t a normal school, and Cordelia Liu isn’t a normal girl.
But her second year is already different. Ghosts are refusing to move on, the teachers are acting weird, and Cordelia’s best friends, Benji and Agnes, aren’t as interested in rescuing the ghosts as they used to be. Benji is busy hanging out with the girl he befriended over the summer, while Agnes spends all her time building a machine that might be capable of dehaunting the school forever.
Cordelia is the only one who believes that something sinister is happening right under their noses. But what if it’s even worse than she could imagine?
Praise for Shadow School #1 Archimancy:
“Just the right balance of humor, mystery, and scariness. Readers will be eager to see more of this smart and spunky trio in further spooky adventures.” —Kirkus
“The story balances the spookier elements with the humorous and difficult going-ons of middle school. An easy quick pick for a just creepy enough read.”—BCCB
“A well-paced thriller. Tension builds to a crescendo, and the ending promises more adventures to come for Cordelia and her friends.”—Booklist
Praise For Shadow School #2: Dehaunting…
— Kirkus Reviews
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
— ALA Booklist
— School Library Journal
Praise for NIGHTBOOKS: “Fans of gloomy fare such as Lemony Snicket, Adam Gidwitz, or Neil Gaiman will find an equally twisting and terrifying tale here.”
— School Library Journal (starred review)
“Despite the dark premise, the narrative never crosses the line into horror, making it a safe bet for younger readers.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Praise for the Thickety series: “Darkly bewitching. Readers will devour each twist and turn of the plot, right up to the startling conclusion.”
— School Library Journal
— Booklist (starred review)
Katherine Tegen Books, 9780062838308, 272pp.
Publication Date: August 25, 2020
About the Author
J. A. White is the author of the Thickety series and Nightbooks. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, three sons, and the ghost of their hamster, Ophelia. When he’s not making up stories, he teaches a bunch of kids how to make up stories. He wishes dragons were real because it would be a much cooler way to get to work. You can visit him online at www.jawhitebooks.com.