Posts Tagged "Halloween"

On a Windy Night

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 3

On a Windy Night

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   On a Windy Night By Nancy Raines Day Illustrated by George Bates Published by Abrams, Harry N., Inc ISBN-13: 9780810939004 Age Range: 5 – 7 Years On a windy Halloween night, as a little boy makes his way home after trick-or-treating, he hears a voice: “Cracklety-clack, bones in a sack. They could be yours—if you look back.” As his heart flip-flops with fear, the boy dashes through woods and fields that seem full of haunting shapes—owls, ghosts, skeletons, and more. The detailed illustrations are packed with visual tricks for children...

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Space Case

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

Space Case

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the other-worldly opening to Space Case:     THE WICKED READ   Space Case By Edward Marshall Illustrated by James Marshall Book Published by Penguin Young Readers Group ISBN-13: 9780140547047 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Christopher Lloyd Music by Scotty Huff & Robert Reynolds Age Range: 5 – 8 Years When the thing from outer space visits earth, it is taken first for a trick-or-treater and then for a robot. Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore | Amazon | B&N...

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A Very Brave Witch

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

A Very Brave Witch

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the fabulous opening to A Very Brave Witch:     THE WICKED READ   A Very Brave Witch By Alison McGhee Illustrated by Harry Bliss Book Published by Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 9780689867316 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Elle Fanning Music by David Mansfield Age Range: 4 – 8 Years On the far side of town in a big dark house lives a brave little witch. She has heard lots and lots about that very human holiday Halloween, and even though she thinks she knows what humans are like, she has never,...

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The World Series Curse

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 7-10, Scare-o-Meter: 3

The World Series Curse

SNATCH A STORY   An excerpt  from Trick AND Treat, Chapter 13 of  The World Series Curse:   Ding-dong! Kate’s doorbell in Cooperstown, New York, was ringing. It was Saturday night, and she and Mike were hosting a Halloween party at her house near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. They had invited all their friends from school. Mike and Kate had picked a special theme. It was a World Series Halloween party! Everyone could come as anything they wanted to, like a ghost, a zombie, a ballerina, a dog, or a TV star, as long as they had something baseball-related on them! Kate opened...

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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 3

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the spooky opening to Los Gatos Black on Halloween:     THE WICKED READ   Los Gatos Black on Halloween By Marisa Montes Illustrated by Yuyi Morales Book Published by Square Fish ISBN-13: 9781250079459 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Maria Conchita Alonso Music by Otmaro Ruiz Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Under October’s luna, full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted Hall. Las brujas come on their broomsticks. Los muertos rise from their coffins to join in the fun. Los...

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