Posts Tagged "Monsters"

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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Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

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

Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Ossiri and the Bala Mengro By Richard O’Neill & Katharine Quarmby Illustrated by Hannah Tolson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439254 Age Range: 4 – 9 Years A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practice playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing? Told by a Romani...

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Mothman’s Curse

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

Mothman’s Curse

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Mothman’s Curse By Christine Hayes Illustrated by James Hindle Published by Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan Ages 8 – 12 Josie may live in the most haunted town in America, but the only strange thing she ever sees is the parade of oddball customers that comes through her family’s auction house each week. But when she and her brothers discover a Polaroid camera that prints pictures of the ghost of local recluse John Goodrich, they are drawn into a mystery dating back over a hundred years. A desperate spirit, cursed jewelry, natural...

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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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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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