Age-o-Meter: 4-7

The Scariest Book Ever

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The Scariest Book Ever

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   The Scariest Book Ever By Bob Shea Illustrated by Bob Shea Published by Disney Press ISBN-13: 9781484730461 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Reader beware! This is the scariest book ever! Or so claims its melodramatic ghost narrator. You can go ahead and turn the page, but don’t expect him to come with you. Anything might pop out of that black hole in the middle of the forest. What do you mean it’s just a bunny? Well, it’s probably a bunny with big fangs. Watch out, it’s—picking pumpkins with its friends, you say?...

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Whobert Whover: Owl Detective

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 2

Whobert Whover: Owl Detective

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   Whobert Whover, Owl Detective By Jason Gallaher Illustrated by Jess Pauwels Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books ISBN-13: 9781481462716 Age Range: 4 – 6 Years Help Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, keep his woods safe in this hilarious who-who-dun-it. What happened to Perry the Possum? Whobert Whover, Owl Detective, is on the case! Did Debbie the Duck whack Perry with her wicked wings? Or did Freddie the Frog soak Perry in his sickening slime? And what if the culprit is closer to home than Whobert...

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Starring Carmen

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Starring Carmen

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Starring Carmen! By Anika Denise Illustrated by Lorena Alvarez Gómez Published by ABRAMS ISBN-13: 9781419723216 Age Range: 5 – 7 Years Meet Carmen! She LOVES the spotlight and applause. She’s an actress, a singer, a dancer—a one-girl sensación! She exhausts her parents with her nightly performances and completely overshadows Eduardo, her adoring little brother. But when Eduardo shows his big sister how much he loves her in a way even Carmen can’t ignore, will Carmen realize that the stage is big enough for two? Exuberant...

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And Then…

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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 in the process? This quirky, exuberant picture...

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Swimming With Sharks

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 2

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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Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

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Ossiri and the Bala Mengro

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Ossiri and the Bala Mengro By Richard O’Neill & Katharine Quarmby Illustrated by Hannah Tolson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439254 Age Range: 4 – 9 Years A Traveller girl creates her own musical instrument from a willow branch and lots of recycled objects. She plays it enthusiastically, but it sounds terrible! Ignoring warnings not to awaken the ogre in the hills, Ossiri goes there to practice playing her instrument. Will she wake the ogre, and will it appreciate her playing? Told by a Romani...

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