The Classroom Bookshelf
June 21, 2022 by Amanda MacGregor
Growing up with undiagnosed and untreated anxiety—let’s call it what it is, mental illness—was what led me to write the main character in my debut middle grade horror, The Clackity, as a young girl with anxiety
September 9, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
"We need to trust kids’ unconscious yearnings. We need to trust that they know what kinds of books they need better than we do. We need to trust the healthy cravings of their own psyches."
August 18, 2021 by Amanda MacGregor
What do adults think they are saving kids from? What do they think is going to happen if kids read scary books? Because the truth is those books offer more than scares; they offer solace.
June 14, 2021 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Teen contributor Riley Jensen highlights 5 new or coming soon horror titles that YA lit fans may be interested in reading
October 14, 2020 by Karen Jensen, MLS
Librarian Karen Jensen shares 5 creep(ish) teen reads for the month of October, because it's the perfect season for creepy reads
September 28, 2017 by Amanda MacGregor
Publisher’s description Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. “There’s Someone Inside Your House is a heart-pounding page-turner with an outstanding cast of characters, a deliciously creepy setting, and an absolutely merciless body count. Best read at night with big bowl of popcorn, this is a killer addition […]
July 21, 2016 by Amanda MacGregor
When I’m reviewing books for professional publications, I stay quiet about them on social media. I’m always really excited once a review comes out to be able to talk about the book, finally! Here’s one of my most recent reviews, which originally appeared in the July 2016 issue of School Library Journal. TALLEY, Robin. As I Descended. 384p. […]
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