Friday, July 27, 2018

{Nerd Blast} Shadow House Book 4: The Missing by Dan Poblocki

Age Range: 8 - 12 years
Grade Level: 3 - 7
Series: Shadow House (Book 4)
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Scholastic Inc. (August 28, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1338245783
ISBN-13: 978-1338245783 


"Shadow House has everything I love -- strange characters, magic and the supernatural, endless danger and adventure -- and a mystery I dare any reader to try to solve." ―R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps

"Poblocki's meticulously crafted narrative is chilling . . . A thrill for any reader who knows the only thing more frightening than an unopened door is being locked behind one." ―Kirkus Reviews

Shadow House never sleeps . . . Five children have been lured into Shadow House, all for different reasons. None of them knows the others. And none of them knows what do to when they can’t find a way back out.

But something is different inside the house. Someone – or something – there knows a little bit more than they should. Only how are the kids supposed to decide if that someone is trying to help them . . . or trap them there forever?

Enter Shadow House . . . if you dare. Don’t just read about Shadow House—step inside with the free SHADOW HOUSE app. Each image in the book reveals a haunting in the app, where the choices you make determine your fate. For tablet or phone:

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Photo Credit: Nic DeStefano

Dan Poblocki is an American author of mystery and horror novels for young people. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island. During his pre-teen years, his family moved to Basking Ridge, New Jersey. His books have been translated into French, Greek, and Polish. Dan currently lives in Kingston, NY with two scaredy cats.

Dan graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in theater. Subsequently, he toured the United States playing ultra-challenging roles such as Ichabod Crane in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Shoemaker in The Shoemaker and the Elves to packed houses filled with literally thousands of screaming children. (He hopes they weren’t screaming in fear.)

Dan ended his promising acting career to focus on other endeavors. While exploring various artistic options, he held a number of jobs in New York City including: a floral groomer, an audience-wrangler for a popular game show, a computer analyst, a chemotherapy-unit assistant, and a traveling bathing suit sales-dude.

That’s right. A traveling bathing suit sales-dude.

Dan now writes full time. He's probably working on something new this very minute!



  1. Sounds scary.
    I think i forgot the title some detective mysteries.. like the hardy boys

  2. "Scariest book you've ever read?" I don't know that it was unbearably scary, but I very much enjoyed "Horrorstor."

  3. I think it would have to be 1984.

  4. The scariest book I've ever read is the living dummy by r l Stine.

  5. The Scariest book I've read is The Next Girl: A gripping thriller with a heart-stopping twist (Detective Gina Harte Book 1) by Carla Kovach.

  6. I'm racking my brain... I read a ton of R.L. Stine & some Stephen King as a kid, haha... I think I'd say the Thomas Perry thrillers I read (specifically the Jane Whitefield books) - some of the twists & turns were quite scary for me.