Posts Tagged "Skeletons"

On a Windy Night

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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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Dem Bones

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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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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

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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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The Day of the Dead

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The Day of the Dead

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the spicy opening to The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos:     THE WICKED READ   The Day of the Dead/El Dia de Los Muertos By Bob Barner Book Published by Holiday House, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780823423811 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Rita Moreno Age Range: 4 – 7 Years Follow two children as they celebrate their ancestors on this vibrant holiday. They offer marigolds, sugar skulls, and special bread, and make delicious foods. By spreading marigold petals, they guide the dead home to join the...

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Just Say Boo!

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Just Say Boo!

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Just Say Boo! By Susan Hood Illustrated by Jed Henry Published by HarperCollins Publishers Age Range: 4 – 8 Years If three dinosaurs roar when you open your door, what do you say? “Boo!” of course! In this charmingly spooky story by Susan Hood, little trick-or-treaters learn just what to say in every Halloween situation. From rattling bones to ghostly footsteps, Susan captures all the best scares of the season—and teaches just the right way to dispel fears in favor of fun. Jed Henry’s lustrous watercolors add the...

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