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Bunnies!!!

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Bunnies!!!

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   Bunnies!!! By Kevan Atteberry Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062307835 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years When a friendly monster spots a group of bunnies in the woods, his delight is contagious! And when they’re gone, how he misses them so! With bright illustrations and a simple text, this is the most fun type of read aloud and one that mirrors most every toddler’s emotional life. Bunnies!!!, by Tickle Monster illustrator Kevan Atteberry, is...

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Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the awesome opening to Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella (Tyme #2):   First hear from Ella….   …and then from Serge.   THE WICKED READ   Disenchanted: The Trials of Cinderella (Tyme #2) By Megan Morrison Series: Tyme Book Published by  Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545642712 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Susan Hanfield & Ramon de Ocampo Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Ella Coach has one wish: revolution. Her mother died working in a sweatshop, and Ella wants every laborer in the...

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The Nian Monster

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

The Nian Monster

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Nian Monster By Andrea Wang Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Albert Whitman & Company ISBN-13: 9780807556429 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don’t work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library |...

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Good Night, Baddies

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Good Night, Baddies

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Good Night, Baddies By Deborah Underwood Illustrated by Juli Kangas Published by Beach Lane Books ISBN-13: 9781481409841 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Get to know the softer side of your favorite fairy tale baddies as they return home from a full day of scheming to enjoy a yummy dinner together and help one another get ready for bed. Wolves, today was not so good. You didn’t catch Red Riding Hood. You huffed and puffed without success. But brush your fangs, please, nonetheless. Wicked witches. Evil queens. And big, bad wolves. By day they’re...

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The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 7-10, Scare-o-Meter: 2

The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters

SNATCH A STORY   The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming chapter book, FOM: Creature in the Basement (a spin-off of the popular picture book The Problem with NOT Being Scared of Monsters)… “Constance! Constance!” I turn to find my little brother standing on his tiptoes on the couch. “Geebs, calm down. It’s just a spider,” I say. The spider is standing in the middle of the living room floor. And that is more than Geebs can handle. “Get rid of it! Get rid of it!” he screams at me. “Why don’t you get rid of it?” I snap back. “NO!” he screams as if the spider has just landed...

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The Monstore

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 2

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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