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The Monstore

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The Monstore

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Monstore By Tara Lazar Illustrated by James Burks Published by Aladdin ISBN-13: 9781442420175 Age Range: 4 – 7 Years The Monstore is a one-stop shop for all your monsterly needs in this enormously funny story that’s full of friendly, kooky creatures. At the back of Frankensweet’s Candy Shoppe, under the last box of sour gumballs, there’s a trapdoor. Knock five times fast, hand over the bag of squirmy worms, and you can crawl inside The Monstore. The Monstore is the place to go for all of your monsterly needs. Which is perfect,...

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On a Windy Night

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On a Windy Night

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   On a Windy Night By Nancy Raines Day Illustrated by George Bates Published by Abrams, Harry N., Inc ISBN-13: 9780810939004 Age Range: 5 – 7 Years On a windy Halloween night, as a little boy makes his way home after trick-or-treating, he hears a voice: “Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours—if you look back.” As his heart flip-flops with fear, the boy dashes through woods and fields that seem full of haunting shapes—owls, ghosts, skeletons, and more. The detailed illustrations are packed with visual tricks for children...

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The Day of the Dead

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The Day of the Dead

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the spicy opening to The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos:     THE WICKED READ   The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos By Bob Barner Book Published by Holiday House, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780823423811 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Rita Moreno Age Range: 4 – 7 Years Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors on this vibrant holiday. They offer marigolds, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious foods. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the...

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Monster Trucks

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Monster Trucks

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Monster Trucks By Anika Denise Illustrated by Nate Wragg Published by HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: 4 – 7 Years Readers will delight in this lively read-aloud story with a clever and surprising twist at the end—perfect for Halloween and year round! Ready, set, go! The monster truck race is on in this frightfully delightful picture book. On a spooky speedway, Monster Trucks moan! Monster Trucks grumble! Monster Trucks groan! Join Frankentruck, Zombie Truck, Ghost Truck, and more as they race to the finish line. But one of these...

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The Sea Monster

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The Sea Monster

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Sea Monster: A Steve and Wessley Reader By Jennifer E. Morris Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545614825 Series: Scholastic Reader Series: Level 1 Age Range: 4 – 7 Years Steve and Wessley are back in the hilarious follow-up to THE ICE CREAM SHOP! There is something in the pond. Wessley thinks it’s just a stick. But Steve thinks it may be something much scarier…. Readers will love the second outing of hilarious duo Steve and Wessley, two friends who always seem to get into the silliest situations! Look For It...

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Mitchell on the Moon

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Mitchell on the Moon

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   Mitchell on the Moon By R. W. Alley Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN-13: 9780547907031 Age Range: 4 – 7 Years It’s Halloween, and Mitchell’s littlest sister, Gretchen, looks up at the moon and sees that part of it is missing. Gretchen’s other siblings, Annabelle and Clark, scornfully tell her that the moon is just hiding behind some clouds, but Mitchell indulges her and sets out to save the moon. A humorous and slightly scary fantasy ensues before the four children set off for...

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