Scary, Magical, & Mysterious Stories

Double Happiness

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | Comments Off on Double Happiness

Double Happiness

SNATCH A STORY I want things that grrrrrr and whirl— greasy wheels, paper planes, copters, and toads. Look, I’m a dragon now, with sharp claws and shiny scales. I keep my dragon eyes wide open for stuff along the way     Illustration by Alina Chau!   THE WICKED READ Double Happiness By Nancy Tupper Ling Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Chronicle Books LLC ISBN-13: 9781452129181 Age Range: 5 – 8 Years For their move far away, Gracie and Jake are sad to leave the golden bridge, the trolley tracks, and Nai Nai.But they...

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Hilda & the Troll (and Other Stories)

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 6-12, Scare-o-Meter: 5 | Comments Off on Hilda & the Troll (and Other Stories)

Hilda & the Troll (and Other Stories)

SNATCH A STORY   While the video is not in English, you can see how FRIGHTFULLY good the Hildafolk comics for kids are!   THE WICKED READ   Try any one of these Hildafolk kids comics! Hilda and the Troll Hilda and the Midnight Giant Hilda and the Bird Parade Hilda and the Black Hound Hilda and the Stone Forest By Luke Pearson Published by Flying Eye Books Age Range: 6 – 10 Years Sea spirits, giants, weird woodmen and trolls; Hilda’s outings never quite fall into the realm of the ordinary. The Eisner-Award nominated...

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The Bad Seed

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 2 | Comments Off on The Bad Seed

The Bad Seed

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Bad Seed By Jory John Illustrated by Peter Oswald Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062467768 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years This is a book about a bad seed. A baaaaaaaaaad seed. How bad? Do you really want to know? He has a bad temper, bad manners, and a bad attitude. He’s been bad since he can remember! This seed cuts in line every time, stares at everybody and never listens. But what happens when one mischievous little seed changes his mind about himself, and decides...

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The Scariest Book Ever

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 4 | Comments Off on The Scariest Book Ever

The Scariest Book Ever

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Scariest Book Ever By Bob Shea Illustrated by Bob Shea Published by Disney Press ISBN-13: 9781484730461 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don’t expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest. What do you mean it’s just a bunny? Well, it’s probably a bunny with big fangs. Watch out,...

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Whobert Whover: Owl Detective

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 2 | Comments Off on Whobert Whover: Owl Detective

Whobert Whover: Owl Detective

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   Whobert Whover, Owl Detective By Jason Gallaher Illustrated by Jess Pauwels Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books ISBN-13: 9781481462716 Age Range: 4 – 6 Years Help Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, keep his woods safe in this hilarious who-who-dun-it. What happened to Perry the Possum? Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, is on the case! Did Debbie the Duck whack Perry with her wicked wings? Or did Freddie the Frog soak Perry in his sickening slime? And...

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Lowriders In Space

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 4 | Comments Off on Lowriders In Space

Lowriders In Space

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ Lowriders in Space Series: Lowriders #1 By Cathy Camper Illustrated by Raul the Third Published by Chronicle Books ISBN-13: 9781452128696 Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just...

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Lost In Ghostville

Posted by on Oct 28, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 5 | Comments Off on Lost In Ghostville

Lost In Ghostville

SNATCH A STORY   Chapter Five of Lost in Ghostville: …Leaving the haunted hotdog, I peeked into a couple of doors. All I found was a broom closet and a bathroom — another girls’ room. “Don’t tell on me,” I said. “I’m going in.” I pushed open the door. It was too dark to see and after a couple of steps I banged into the sink. Something skittered up my arm and over my shoulder. “What was that?” I ran back out into the hall, shaking my arm and brushing wildly at my back. “Get it off!” Vicki cringed. “Hold still.” “Get it off!” She...

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What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | Comments Off on What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom

What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom By Emma J. Virjan Illustrated by Emma J. Virjan Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062494313 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years What this story needs is a pig in a wig, rushing to her car, dashing into place, ready to start the cross-country race! Pig zooms off and takes the lead! But oh, no! There’s a rumble, a pop, and a hiss, and Pig gets stuck in the mud. Will she be able to get back on track and finish the race? From...

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My Tail’s Not Tired

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | Comments Off on My Tail’s Not Tired

My Tail’s Not Tired

SNATCH A STORY   Nothing more frightful at bedtime than a tail that is just not tired!   THE WICKED READ   My Tail’s Not Tired By Jana Novotny-Hunter Illustrated by Paula Bowles Published by Child’s Play-International Age Range: 2 – 5 Years How can any little monster possibly go to bed when their tail isn’t even tired? And when their knees still have plenty of bounce in them? And when their arms still want to fly like a jet plane? Bedtime is surely a long way off! Luckily, Big Monster has a strategy to outwit...

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Starring Carmen

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | Comments Off on Starring Carmen

Starring Carmen

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Starring Carmen! By Anika Denise Illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez Published by ABRAMS ISBN-13: 9781419723216 Age Range: 5 – 7 Years Meet Carmen! She LOVES the spotlight and applause. She’s an actress, a singer, a dancer—a one-girl sensación! She exhausts her parents with her nightly performances and completely overshadows Eduardo, her adoring little brother. But when Eduardo shows his big sister how much he loves her in a way even Carmen can’t ignore, will Carmen realize that...

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