Media Kit for Scritch Scratch

Sourcebook Kids | September 1, 2020

Book Summary 

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.

Author Bio

Lindsay Currie lives in Chicago, Illinois, with one incredibly patient hubby, three amazing kids, and a 160-pound lap dog named Sam. She’s fond of tea, Halloween, Disney World, and things that go bump in the night!

Praise for Scritch Scratch 

R.L. Stine, author of the Goosebumps series: "This is a teeth-chattering, eyes bulging, shuddering-and-shaking, chills-at-the-back-of-your-neck ghost story. I loved it!."

Kate Hannigan, author of the historical fantasy CAPE, Book 1 in The League of Secret Heroes: "Scritch Scratch brims with eerie thrills and nail-biting chills that are sure to keep readers turning pages. Don't dare read this at night!"

Kirkus Reviews: "Mary Downing Hahn fans will enjoy this just-right blend of history and spooky."

Jess Keating, author of Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray: "Delightfully chilling and rooted in history, this haunting thrill ride will keep you hooked."​

Jarrett Lerner, author of the EngiNerds series: "A spooky mystery with a sweet heart. Readers will be gripped by Currie's storytelling, and encouraged and excited to look into the history of their own cities and towns." 

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Lindsay Currie


Kathleen Rushall

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FINALIST FOR A CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD IN: Iowa, Indiana, Missouri, Rhode Island and China! Also a 2020 Illinois Reads pick. 

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