Posts Tagged "Noises in the Dark"

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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A Dark, Dark Tale

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

A Dark, Dark Tale

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the dark, dark opening to A Dark, Dark Tale:     THE WICKED READ   A Dark, Dark Tale By Ruth Brown Book Published by Penguin Young Readers Group ISBN-13: 9780140546217 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Ian Thomson Music by Ernest Troost Age Range: 3 – 5 Years “Once upon a time there was dark, dark moor. On the moor there was a dark, dark wood. In the wood there was a dark, dark house”. Young listeners will be kept on the edge of their seats as the journey continues up dark stairways...

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Classic Goosebumps #6: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb

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

Classic Goosebumps #6: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the cursed opening to Classic Goosebumps #6: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb:     THE WICKED READ   Classic Goosebumps #6: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb By R.L. Stine Series: Classic Goosebumps Series Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545035231 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Kirby Heyborne Age Range: 9 – 12 Years Gabe is exploring the tunnels of an ancient Egyptian pyramid. Unfortunately, Gabe is also lost! And Gabe is not alone. Someone else is in the pyramid, too.  Someone....

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Scaredy Squirrel At Night

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

Scaredy Squirrel At Night

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the “what’s-that-under-the-bed” opening to Scaredy Squirrel At Night:     THE WICKED READ   Scaredy Squirrel At Night By Mélanie Watt Published by Kids Can Press, Limited ISBN-13: 9781554537051 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by David de Vries Music by Scotty Huff Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Scaredy never sleeps — sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters. Our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night. Between counting...

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Dem Bones

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

Dem Bones

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the bonesy opening to Dem Bones:     THE WICKED READ   Dem Bones ByBob Barner Book Published by Chronicle Books ISBN-13: 9781452156477 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Chris Thomas King Music and vocals by Raul Malo Age Range: 5 – 8 Years Using a classic African American spiritual as a springboard, Barner dives gleefully into this clever anatomy lesson. Enthusiastic members of a skeleton band cavort across the pages, strumming guitars, blowing horns and otherwise helping to establish a spirited...

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