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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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Faraway Friends

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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 full of equipment and supplies, the two future...

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The Great Googly Moogly

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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 succeeds? Courtney Dicmas’s latest book features a...

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The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

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The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

SNATCH A STORY   How about a bee costume next Halloween?   THE WICKED READ   The Boy Who Lost His Bumble By Trudi Esberger Illustrated by Trudi Esberger Published by Child’s Play-International                                            ISBN-13: 9781846436611 Age Range: 3 – 8 Years The boy in this debut picture book is fascinated by the bees in his garden, and is puzzled and saddened when they disappear one rainy day. What can have caused them to leave, and is there anything he can do to get his bumble back? Nothing he tries is successful, but things start to look a...

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Mr. Moon Wakes Up

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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 It If You Dare… Local Library | Local...

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Cat’s Colors

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Cat’s Colors

SNATCH A STORY   Cat has a magical surprise for young readers…   THE WICKED READ   Cat’s Colors By Airlie Anderson Illustrated by Airlie Anderson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846437618 Age Range: 3 – 7 Years What better thing to do on a gray day than collect some colors? Cat decides to do just that, but where will she find them? A charming, deceptively simple story about making the most of the world around us and giving something back in return.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore | Amazon | B&N   FREE...

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