Posts Tagged "Mysterious Visitors"

Princess Juniper of the Hourglass

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

Princess Juniper of the Hourglass

SNATCH A STORY   Scene from the middle grade novel Princess Juniper of the Hourglass (Chapter 12): The next morning, Juniper and Toby, along with a few other early risers, trekked over to inspect the animal enclosures. Yesterday, the brand-new fence had stood upright; today it bulged grotesquely inward, limp branches teetering in loose soil. The ground inside the horses’ enclosure was fully torn up and trampled. Inside, five horses nervously pawed the ground, eyes darting from side to side. Five horses, where there should have been fourteen. “What’s happened?” Juniper asked. “Where have...

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Marvin and the Moths

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

Marvin and the Moths

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the bugged-out opening to Marvin and the Moths:     THE WICKED READ   Marvin and the Moths By Matthew Holm & Jonathan Follett Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545876742 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Ramón de Ocampo Age Range: 8 – 12 Year Middle school is off to a rocky start for Marvin Watson. Doomed to misfit status, his only friends are a girl with major orthodontics, the smelliest boy in school, and the trio of sarcastic man-sized moths that live in his attic. No one said...

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Creepy Carrots

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

Creepy Carrots

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the amusing opening to Creepy Carrots:     THE WICKED READ   Creepy Carrots By Aaron Reynolds Illustrated by Peter Brown Book Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers ISBN-13: 9781442402973 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by James Naughton Music by David Mansfield Age Range: 4 – 8 Years In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially...

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