Age-o-Meter: 4-8

Swimming With Sharks

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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 gliding through the water. After she became a...

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Double Happiness

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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 fill empty boxes with treasures— a marble, a...

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Yokki and the Parno Gry

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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 author to positively reflect Travelling cultures....

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The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid

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The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid

SNATCH A STORY Ratsos fans — have no fear! The trailer for this spook-tacular story is here!     THE WICKED READ   The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid Series: Infamous Ratsos Series #2 Published by Candlewick Press ISBN-13: 9780763676377 Age Range: 5 – 8 Years When Louie and Ralphie Ratso set out to transform a cluttered lot into an arcade, they end up conquering a few surprising fears along the way in this follow-up to the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos. Louie and Ralphie Ratso have a genius idea: if they clear out the lot down the street, they can...

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Bunnies!!!

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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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The Nian Monster

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The Nian Monster

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Nian Monster By Andrea Wang Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Albert Whitman & Company ISBN-13: 9780807556429 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Tong tong! The legendary Nian monster has returned at Chinese New Year. With horns, scales, and wide, wicked jaws, Nian is intent on devouring Shanghai, starting with Xingling! The old tricks to keep him away don’t work on Nian anymore, but Xingling is clever. Will her quick thinking be enough to save the city from the Nian Monster?   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library |...

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