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I Love You More Than the Smell Of Swamp Gas

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

I Love You More Than the Smell Of Swamp Gas

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   I Love You More Than the Smell of Swamp Gas By Kevan Atteberry Illustrated by Kevan Atteberry Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062408716 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Little monster wonders: Does Papa love the swamp more than he loves his little monster? Papa and little monster are on a skink chase in a dark, stinky swamp. Do you love me as much as the skink that you chase…or the smell of the swamp…or the beasts in this place? From the author-illustrator of Bunnies!!! and...

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Creepy Pair of Underwear!

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Creepy Pair of Underwear!

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Creepy Pair of Underwear! By Aaron Reynolds Illustrated by Peter Brown Published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers ISBN-13: 9781442402980) Age Range: 4 – 8 Years From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the...

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Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 6

Two Truths and a Lie: It’s Alive!

SNATCH A STORY   Are you a savvy reader? Can you tell fact from fiction?  Here’s a list of ten super-spooky graveyard facts to shiver your timbers. Brrrr! But—this treat comes with a catch! Nine of these facts are TRUE… but one is a LIE. Don’t get tricked! When you’ve decided on your answer, scroll to the bottom of the page!   Strange but (Mostly) True Cemetery Facts   Cemeteries can be disconcerting places, but they’re also interesting. All of these details related to burials are true . . . except, of course, for one. Can you find the fib among the facts?   1) La...

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Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines

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Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines

SNATCH A STORY   Open the POISON FILES if you dare…           THE WICKED READ   Poison: Deadly Deeds, Perilous Professions, and Murderous Medicines By Sarah Albee Published by Random House Children’s Books ISBN-13: 9781101932230 Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Science geeks and armchair detectives will soak up this non-lethal, humorous account of the role poisons have played in human history. For centuries, people have been poisoning one another—changing personal lives and the course of empires alike. From spurned spouses and rivals, to condemned...

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Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

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

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

SNATCH A STORY   Excerpt from Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth: One of Linnie’s favorite things to do was play dress up. At her house, we put on her old Halloween costumes and pretend we live in a magical kingdom. I smiled a secret smile. I didn’t tell Linnie that Mom had a kimono for her to wear on Girl’s Day, a Japanese celebration for girls. It was my sister Sophie’s old kimono she’d outgrown. I couldn’t wait to surprise Linnie! Until this year, we had only celebrated Girl’s Day as a family. But Linnie, who is not Japanese American like I am, is my very best friend, and I wanted to...

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