Posts Tagged "Magic"

Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 7

Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath

SNATCH A STORY   An Excerpt from Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath   Newly arrived in London, 12-year-old Hyacinth accidentally unleashes glowing water from her bathroom sink. She mops up most of it, but a single drop escapes. And then things get really weird… Somebody started knocking loudly on the front door. They called out, “Postman. Sign for a parcel?” Well, actually, they said, “Possssstman. Sssssign for a parsssssel?” I though the way they stretched out the Ss was a little weird – but Lady Roslyn seemed to find it much worse. “The Saltpetre Men!” she cried out. “They’ve found...

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Magic For Sale

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

Magic For Sale

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Magic For Sale By Carrie Clickard Illustrated by John Shelley Published by Holiday House Publishing
 ISBN-13: 9780823435593 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years A deliciously spooky, spectacularly illustrated story of a boy’s adventure in a magic shop that’s perfect for Halloween…and beyond! On the corner of Hemlock and Blight, the magic shop of Miss Pustula Night is open for business. Enchantments fill the shelves, but it’s the rumor of a shop ghost that really has kids excited. Brave Georgie McQuist is prepared to find the phantom, but he’s not...

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And Then…

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

And Then…

SNATCH A STORY   The power of imagination + one smelly baby = Sea Monster!!!   THE WICKED READ   And Then… By Alborozo Illustrated by Alborozo Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846436956 Age Range: 4 – 7 Years It’s hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born younger brother – particularly on your birthday. Especially when that younger brother is noisy, smelly and slimy – just like a tiny squid! How can our hero grab everyone’s attention, and grow to love her brother in the process? This quirky, exuberant picture...

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Mr. Moon Wakes Up

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

Mr. Moon Wakes Up

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Mr Moon Wakes Up By Jemima Sharpe Illustrated by Jemima Sharpe                Published by Child’s Play-International  ISBN-13: 9781846437618 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years Mr Moon always sleeps. He naps during hide-and-seek, passes out on puzzles and dozes during adventure stories. But what would happen if Mr Moon ever woke up? Would he lead us to hidden, dream-like worlds, filled with fantastic friends and exciting games? And if he did, would we remember in the morning?   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local...

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Cat’s Colors

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

Cat’s Colors

SNATCH A STORY   Cat has a magical surprise for young readers…   THE WICKED READ   Cat’s Colors By Airlie Anderson Illustrated by Airlie Anderson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846437618 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years What better thing to do on a gray day than collect some colors? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them? A charming, deceptively simple story about making the most of the world around us and giving something back in return.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore | Amazon | B&N   FREE...

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