Scare-o-Meter: 6

Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 6

Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

SNATCH A STORY   Are you a savvy reader? Can you tell fact from fiction?  Here’s a list of ten super-spooky graveyard facts to shiver your timbers. Brrrr! But—this treat comes with a catch! Nine of these facts are TRUE… but one is a LIE. Don’t get tricked! When you’ve decided on your answer, scroll to the bottom of the page!   Strange but (Mostly) True Cemetery Facts   Cemeteries can be disconcerting places, but they’re also interesting. All of these details related to burials are true . . . except, of course, for one. Can you find the fib among the facts?   1) La...

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Pizza To Die For

Posted in Age-o-Meter:: 10-14, Scare-o-Meter: 6

Pizza To Die For

SNATCH A STORY   At fourteen, future chef Mikki Norden is ready for any kitchen emergency – except the unexpected death of her mentor, Mr. Baldacci. But Mikki’s learned a lot about solving crimes from her mother, an almost-published mystery author. So when the local New Jersey police rule Mr. B’s death a heart attack, she knows she has to prove otherwise. But then, one night, she is kidnapped … An Excerpt from Pizza to Die For: “That’s why you kidnapped me. You. You both. You killed Mr. B, didn’t you? You’re afraid I’ll go to the police and tell them what I know!” I closed my eyes,...

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When the Sea Turned to Silver

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 6

When the Sea Turned to Silver

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the exciting opening to When the Sea Turned to Silver:   THE WICKED READ   When the Sea Turned to Silver By Grace Lin Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ISBN-13: 9780316125925 Age Range: 9 – 12 Years National Book Award Finalist! 5 Starred Reviews! Pinmei’s gentle, loving grandmother always has the most exciting tales for her granddaughter and the other villagers. However, the peace is shattered one night when soldiers of the Emperor arrive and kidnap the storyteller. Everyone knows that the Emperor...

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