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I Love You More Than the Smell Of Swamp Gas

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I Love You More Than the Smell Of Swamp Gas

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas By Kevan Atteberry Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062408716 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Little monster wonders: Does Papa love the swamp more than he loves his little monster? Papa and little monster are on a skink chase in a dark, stinky swamp. Do you love me as much as the skink that you chase…or the smell of the swamp…or the beasts in this place? From the author-illustrator of Bunnies!!! and...

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Creepy Pair of Underwear!

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Creepy Pair of Underwear!

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Creepy Pair of Underwear! By Aaron Reynolds Illustrated by Peter Brown Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers ISBN-13: 9781442402980) Age Range: 4 – 8 Years From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the...

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Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

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Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

SNATCH A STORY   Excerpt from Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth: One of Linnie’s favorite things to do was play dress up. At her house, we put on her old Halloween costumes and pretend we live in a magical kingdom. I smiled a secret smile. I didn’t tell Linnie that Mom had a kimono for her to wear on Girl’s Day, a Japanese celebration for girls. It was my sister Sophie’s old kimono she’d outgrown. I couldn’t wait to surprise Linnie! Until this year, we had only celebrated Girl’s Day as a family. But Linnie, who is not Japanese American like I am, is my very best friend, and I wanted to...

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Magic For Sale

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Magic For Sale

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Magic For Sale By Carrie Clickard Illustrated by John Shelley Published by Holiday House Publishing
 ISBN-13: 9780823435593 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years A deliciously spooky, spectacularly illustrated story of a boy’s adventure in a magic shop that’s perfect for Halloween…and beyond! On the corner of Hemlock and Blight, the magic shop of Miss Pustula Night is open for business. Enchantments fill the shelves, but it’s the rumor of a shop ghost that really has kids excited. Brave Georgie McQuist is prepared to find the phantom, but he’s not...

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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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The Bad Seed

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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 that he wants to be—happy?   Look For It If You...

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