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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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The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Age-o-Meter:: 10-12, Scare-o-Meter: 8

The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street By Lindsay Currie Published by Aladdin ISBN-13: 9781481477048 Age Range: 8 – 12 Years A girl unravels a centuries-old mystery after moving into a haunted house in this deliciously suspenseful mystery. Tessa Woodward isn’t exactly thrilled to move to rainy, cold Chicago from her home in sunny Florida. But homesickness turns to icy fear when unexplainable things start happening in her new house. Things like flickering lights, mysterious drawings appearing out of nowhere, and a crackling noise she...

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Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 7

Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath

SNATCH A STORY   An Excerpt from Hyacinth and the Secrets Beneath   Newly arrived in London, 12-year-old Hyacinth accidentally unleashes glowing water from her bathroom sink. She mops up most of it, but a single drop escapes. And then things get really weird… Somebody started knocking loudly on the front door. They called out, “Postman. Sign for a parcel?” Well, actually, they said, “Possssstman. Sssssign for a parsssssel?” I though the way they stretched out the Ss was a little weird – but Lady Roslyn seemed to find it much worse. “The Saltpetre Men!” she cried out. “They’ve found...

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Aliens Get The Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo!

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

Aliens Get The Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo!

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Aliens Get the Sniffles Too! Ahhh-Choo! By Katy S. Duffield Illustrated by K. G. Campbell Published by Candlewick Press ISBN-13: 9780763665029 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years Ahhh-flying-saucer-shooting-star-CHOO! Laughter is the best medicine when you’re a little alien feeling under the weather. Little Alien is sick. And sick is extra-terrestrial bad when you have two scratchy throats, five ears that hurt, and three runny noses. Splatch! Sputter! Spurt! Luckily Mama and Daddy Alien have an arsenal of lunar decongestants and meteor showers on...

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Magic For Sale

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

Magic For Sale

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Magic For Sale By Carrie Clickard Illustrated by John Shelley Published by Holiday House Publishing
 ISBN-13: 9780823435593 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years A deliciously spooky, spectacularly illustrated story of a boy’s adventure in a magic shop that’s perfect for Halloween…and beyond! On the corner of Hemlock and Blight, the magic shop of Miss Pustula Night is open for business. Enchantments fill the shelves, but it’s the rumor of a shop ghost that really has kids excited. Brave Georgie McQuist is prepared to find the phantom, but he’s not...

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