Posts Tagged "Unusual Friends"

The Squickerwonkers

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 7-10, Scare-o-Meter: 9

The Squickerwonkers

SNATCH A STORY   Listen, if you dare…   THE WICKED READ   The Squickerwonkers Series: Squickerwonkers (Book 1) By Evangeline Lilly Illustrated by Johnny Fraser-Allen Published by Titan ISBN-13: 9781783295456 Age Range: 7 – 10 Years Meet Selma of the Rin-Run Royals, a clever little girl who is spoiled to the core. One day Selma stumbles upon a band of colorful marionettes, and gets more than she bargained for. The remarkable Squickerwonkers of the fabulous Squickershow are about to teach Selma that she’ll not always get her way. Evangeline Lilly is best known for...

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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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Unlike Other Monsters

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

Unlike Other Monsters

SNATCH A STORY   The True and Scary Story of VideoScare, Inc. (It’s Not Really True) An Original Zander Tale by Audrey Vernick Some people like to be scared. They go on rollercoasters. See scary movies. Enjoy a late night haunted hayride. And when there’s nothing scary going on, they might take advantage of being scared by video. Let’s face it: It’s not always possible to be scared in person. Others will do anything to NOT be scared. They avoid spiders. And turn on all the lights before entering a room. But there was once a monster, Zander, who didn’t even know he could be scared. Like...

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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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A Very Brave Witch

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

A Very Brave Witch

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the fabulous opening to A Very Brave Witch:     THE WICKED READ   A Very Brave Witch By Alison McGhee Illustrated by Harry Bliss Book Published by Simon & Schuster ISBN-13: 9780689867316 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Elle Fanning Music by David Mansfield Age Range: 4 – 8 Years On the far side of town in a big dark house lives a brave little witch. She has heard lots and lots about that very human holiday Halloween, and even though she thinks she knows what humans are like, she has never,...

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