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Nightbooks

(2018)
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A boy is imprisoned by a witch and must tell her a new scary story each night to stay alive. This thrilling contemporary fantasy from J. A. White, the acclaimed author of the Thickety series, brings to life the magic and craft of storytelling. This middle grade novel is an excellent choice for tween readers in grades 5 to 6, especially during homeschooling. It’s a fun way to keep your child entertained and engaged while not in the classroom.

Alex’s original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he’ll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He’s loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don’t have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he’s desperate for a different ending—and a way out of this twisted place.

This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer’s block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.

* Summer 2018 Kids' Indie Next List * YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Nomination * 2019-2020 Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award * 2020 Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee * Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year 2019 (9-12) * 2020-2021 Missouri Association of School Librarians Truman Readers Award Preliminary Nominee *  Texas Bluebonnet Award List 2020-2021 *

Genre: Children's Fiction

Praise for this book

"Nightbooks is another winner from J.A. White. A creepy, thrilling reinvention of Hansel and Gretel that leaves us both frightened for our hero and also impressed by his resourcefulness. J.A. White is a fantastic writer and spins a dark fairy tale that will keep kids up all night." - Soman Chainani

"Fast-paced, deliciously creepy, and a loving tribute to the power of storytelling, NIGHTBOOKS is sure to delight fans of fairy tales, nail-biting adventures, and things that go bump in the night." - Claire Legrand


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Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
ISBN: 0-06-256008-5 / 978-0-06-256008-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
ISBN: 0-06-256009-3 / 978-0-06-256009-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
ISBN: 1-5385-5142-X / 978-1-5385-5142-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Nightbooks: Library Edition
Author(s): J A White
ISBN: 1-5385-5141-1 / 978-1-5385-5141-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
ISBN: 1-5385-5143-8 / 978-1-5385-5143-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins and Blackstone Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
Publisher: HarperAudio
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
Publisher: HarperAudio
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Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Nightbooks
Author(s): J A White
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA