Age-o-Meter: 4-8

Double Happiness

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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 fill empty boxes with treasures— a marble, a...

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What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom

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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 author-illustrator Emma J. Virján comes another funny...

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Swimming With Sharks

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Swimming With Sharks

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark By Heather Lang Illustrated by Jordi Solano Published by Whitman, Albert & Company ISBN-13: 9780807521878 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Before Eugenie Clark’s groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish gliding through the water. After she became a...

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Yokki and the Parno Gry

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Yokki and the Parno Gry

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Yokki and the Parno Gry By Richard O’Neill & Katharine Quarmby Illustrated by Marieke Nelissen Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439278 Age Range: 4 – 9 Years When a Traveller family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of a magical white horse. A traditional Traveller-family folk tale which inspires hope and celebrates creativity. Told by a Romani storyteller together with a picture book author to positively reflect Travelling cultures....

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The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

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The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

SNATCH A STORY   How about a bee costume next Halloween?   THE WICKED READ   The Boy Who Lost His Bumble By Trudi Esberger Illustrated by Trudi Esberger Published by Child’s Play-International                                            ISBN-13: 9781846436611 Age Range: 3 – 8 Years The boy in this debut picture book is fascinated by the bees in his garden, and is puzzled and saddened when they disappear one rainy day. What can have caused them to leave, and is there anything he can do to get his bumble back? Nothing he tries is successful, but things start to look a...

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The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid

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The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid

SNATCH A STORY Ratsos fans — have no fear! The trailer for this spook-tacular story is here!     THE WICKED READ   The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid Series: Infamous Ratsos Series #2 Published by Candlewick Press ISBN-13: 9780763676377 Age Range: 5 – 8 Years When Louie and Ralphie Ratso set out to transform a cluttered lot into an arcade, they end up conquering a few surprising fears along the way in this follow-up to the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos. Louie and Ralphie Ratso have a genius idea: if they clear out the lot down the street, they can...

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