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Aliens Get The Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo!

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1

Aliens Get The Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo!

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo! By Katy S. Duffield Illustrated by K. G. Campbell Published by Candlewick Press ISBN-13: 9780763665029 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years Ahhh-flying-saucer-shooting-star-CHOO! Laughter is the best medicine when you’re a little alien feeling under the weather. Little Alien is sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt, and three runny noses. Splatch! Sputter! Spurt! Luckily Mama and Daddy Alien have an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers on...

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Double Happiness

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 1

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

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 1

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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My Tail’s Not Tired

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1

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 Little Monster, with the inevitable result! A...

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Starring Carmen

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 1

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 the stage is big enough for two? Exuberant...

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Dressing Up

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1

Dressing Up

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Dressing Up Series: Amazing Me!, #4 By Carol Thompson Illustrated by Carol Thompson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439605 Age Range: 3 – 6 Years We’re amazing! We can dress up, sing, dance and make music. There’s nobody quite like us! Enjoy the antics of this inclusive and diverse group of friends, as they celebrate the natural and boundless creativity to be found in every child.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore | Amazon | B&N   THE CREEPY CREATOR  ...

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