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Like Magic

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 1

Like Magic

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Like Magic By Elaine Vickers Spot Illustrations by Sara Not Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062414311 Ages: 8 – 12 Years This sweet middle grade novel featuring a diverse cast of characters proves that friendship can be just around the corner. For three ten-year-old girls, their once simple worlds are starting to feel too big. Painfully shy Grace dreads starting fifth grade now that her best friend has moved away. Jada hopes she’ll stop feeling so alone if she finds the mother who left years ago. And Malia fears the...

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Unlike Other Monsters

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

Unlike Other Monsters

SNATCH A STORY   The True and Scary Story of VideoScare, Inc. (It’s Not Really True) An Original Zander Tale by Audrey Vernick Some people like to be scared. They go on rollercoasters. See scary movies. Enjoy a late night haunted hayride. And when there’s nothing scary going on, they might take advantage of being scared by video. Let’s face it: It’s not always possible to be scared in person. Others will do anything to NOT be scared. They avoid spiders. And turn on all the lights before entering a room. But there was once a monster, Zander, who didn’t even know he could be scared. Like...

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The Infamous Ratsos

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

The Infamous Ratsos

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Infamous Ratsos By Kara LaReau Illustrated by Matt Myers Published by Candlewick Press ISBN-13: 9780763676360 Age Range: 5 – 8 Years Louie and Ralphie Ratso are no softies! Readers are sure to chuckle as the determined Ratso brothers’ plans to act tough go hilariously awry. Louie and Ralphie Ratso’s dad, Big Lou, always says that there are two kinds of people: those who are tough and those who are soft. Louie and Ralphie are tough, tough, tough, just like Big Lou, and they’re going to prove it. But every time they try to show just...

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My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island

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

My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island By Mary Jane Begin Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ISBN-13: 9780316282277 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Rarity’s entire order of rare island gemstones has been canceled because the Great Dragon Migration has brought dragons to Dazzle Island! But all hope is not lost as Fluttershy and Spike travel to the island and explain to the dragons why they need to move. When our heroes reach Dazzle Island, they discover that it’ll take more...

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Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 1

Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the amusing opening to Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel:   THE WICKED READ   Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel (Tyme #1) by Megan Morrison Publisher: Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545642699 Series: Tyme Series Age Range: 8 – 12 Years In all of Tyme, from the Redlands to the Grey, no one is as lucky as Rapunzel. She lives in a magic tower that obeys her every wish; she reads wonderful books starring herself as the heroine; her hair is the longest, most glorious thing in the world. And she knows this because Witch tells...

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Lion, Lion

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

Lion, Lion

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Lion, Lion By Miriam Busch Illustrated by Larry Day Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062271044 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years For fans of Ezra Jack Keats, this perfect read-aloud is a timeless story featuring plenty of animals! A little boy is looking for Lion. Lion is looking for lunch. And so our story begins. But look closely…In this tale, nothing is quite as it seems! Children will delight in this classic picture book with a mischievous twist.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore |...

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