Scary, Magical, & Mysterious Stories

Dressing Up

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | 0 comments

Dressing Up

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Dressing Up Series: Amazing Me!, #4 By Carol Thompson Illustrated by Carol Thompson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439605 Age Range: 3 – 6 Years We’re amazing! We can dress up, sing, dance and make music. There’s nobody quite like us! Enjoy the antics of this inclusive and diverse group of friends, as they celebrate the natural and boundless creativity to be found in every child.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore |...

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And Then…

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | 0 comments

And Then…

SNATCH A STORY   The power of imagination + one smelly baby = Sea Monster!!!   THE WICKED READ   And Then… By Alborozo Illustrated by Alborozo Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846436956 Age Range: 4 – 7 Years It’s hard being an older sister when everybody is admiring your newly born younger brother – particularly on your birthday. Especially when that younger brother is noisy, smelly and slimy – just like a tiny squid! How can our hero grab everyone’s attention, and grow to love her brother...

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The Peculiar Incident on Shady Street

Posted by on Oct 19, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Age-o-Meter:: 10-12, Scare-o-Meter: 8 | 0 comments

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...

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Swimming With Sharks

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2 | 0 comments

Swimming With Sharks

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark By Heather Lang Illustrated by Jordi Solano Published by Whitman, Albert & Company ISBN-13: 9780807521878 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Before Eugenie Clark’s groundbreaking research, most people thought sharks were vicious, blood-thirsty killers. From the first time she saw a shark in an aquarium, Japanese-American Eugenie was enthralled. Instead of frightening and ferocious eating machines, she saw sleek, graceful fish...

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Faraway Friends

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | 0 comments

Faraway Friends

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Faraway Friends By Russ Cox Illustrated by Russ Cox Published by Sky Pony Press ISBN-13: 9781632204080 Age Range: 3 – 6 Years This is the story of the adventure of a little boy named Sheldon and his dog, Jet. When Sheldon’s best friend moves away, Sheldon spies the word “Jupiter” painted on the side of the moving truck. Sheldon feels sad at first, but realizes that this is a sign—what he needs is a rocket ship! So Sheldon and Jet do some sketching and some scrounging, and, with a wagon...

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Double Happiness

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | 0 comments

Double Happiness

SNATCH A STORY I want things that grrrrrr and whirl— greasy wheels, paper planes, copters, and toads. Look, I’m a dragon now, with sharp claws and shiny scales. I keep my dragon eyes wide open for stuff along the way     Illustration by Alina Chau!   THE WICKED READ Double Happiness By Nancy Tupper Ling Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Chronicle Books LLC ISBN-13: 9781452129181 Age Range: 5 – 8 Years For their move far away, Gracie and Jake are sad to leave the golden bridge, the trolley tracks, and Nai Nai.But they...

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Magic For Sale

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 4 | 0 comments

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...

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The Great Googly Moogly

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | 0 comments

The Great Googly Moogly

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Great Googly Moogly By Courtney Dicmas Illustrated by Courtney Dicmas Published by Child’s Play-International                                  ISBN-13: 9781846436390                  Age Range: 3 – 7 Years Nobody has ever been able to catch The Great Googly Moogly – a giant and terrifying fish of legend. But Stella aims to do just that. Armed with fishing gear and differing baits, she sets out every day to realize her dream, whatever the weather. But what will she do if she...

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Yokki and the Parno Gry

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2 | 0 comments

Yokki and the Parno Gry

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Yokki and the Parno Gry By Richard O’Neill & Katharine Quarmby Illustrated by Marieke Nelissen Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439278 Age Range: 4 – 9 Years When a Traveller family experiences a run of bad luck, an imaginative boy called Yokki lifts their spirits with tales of a magical white horse. A traditional Traveller-family folk tale which inspires hope and celebrates creativity. Told by a Romani storyteller together with a picture book...

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Mr. Moon Wakes Up

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1 | 0 comments

Mr. Moon Wakes Up

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Mr Moon Wakes Up By Jemima Sharpe Illustrated by Jemima Sharpe                Published by Child’s Play-International  ISBN-13: 9781846437618 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years Mr Moon always sleeps. He naps during hide-and-seek, passes out on puzzles and dozes during adventure stories. But what would happen if Mr Moon ever woke up? Would he lead us to hidden, dream-like worlds, filled with fantastic friends and exciting games? And if he did, would we remember in the morning?   Look For...

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