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Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 3

Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the magical opening to Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures:     THE WICKED READ   Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures By Maggie Stiefvater & Jackson Pearce Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545709262 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated byCassandra Morris & Peter McGowan Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Here’s a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to: —Unicorns —Miniature Silky Griffins —Bitterflunks Basically, all magical creatures Here’s a list of things...

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A Dark, Dark Tale

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

A Dark, Dark Tale

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the dark, dark opening to A Dark, Dark Tale:     THE WICKED READ   A Dark, Dark Tale By Ruth Brown Book Published by Penguin Young Readers Group ISBN-13: 9780140546217 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Ian Thomson Music by Ernest Troost Age Range: 3 – 5 Years “Once upon a time there was dark, dark moor. On the moor there was a dark, dark wood. In the wood there was a dark, dark house”. Young listeners will be kept on the edge of their seats as the journey continues up dark stairways...

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Wandmaker

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 3

Wandmaker

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the magical opening to Wandmaker:     THE WICKED READ   Wandmaker By Ed Masessa Book Published by Scholastic, Inc. ISBN-13: 9780545861748 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Ramón de Ocampo Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Magic is real — and it runs in the family — in this charming fantasy adventure about a boy who must balance his magical education with the demands of big-brotherhood, perfect for fans of Jenny Nimmo and Angie Sage. Henry Leach the Eighth doesn’t know it yet, but he’s...

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The World Series Curse

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 7-10, Scare-o-Meter: 3

The World Series Curse

SNATCH A STORY   An excerpt  from Trick AND Treat, Chapter 13 of  The World Series Curse:   Ding-dong! Kate’s doorbell in Cooperstown, New York, was ringing. It was Saturday night, and she and Mike were hosting a Halloween party at her house near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. They had invited all their friends from school. Mike and Kate had picked a special theme. It was a World Series Halloween party! Everyone could come as anything they wanted to, like a ghost, a zombie, a ballerina, a dog, or a TV star, as long as they had something baseball-related on them! Kate opened...

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Los Gatos Black on Halloween

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 3

Los Gatos Black on Halloween

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the spooky opening to Los Gatos Black on Halloween:     THE WICKED READ   Los Gatos Black on Halloween By Marisa Montes Illustrated by Yuyi Morales Book Published by Square Fish ISBN-13: 9781250079459 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Maria Conchita Alonso Music by Otmaro Ruiz Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Under October’s luna, full and bright, the monsters are throwing a ball in the Haunted Hall. Las brujas come on their broomsticks. Los muertos rise from their coffins to join in the fun. Los...

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The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 3

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the little old opening to The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything:     THE WICKED READ   The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything By Linda Williams Illustrated by Megan Lloyd Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Book Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780064431835 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat Music by Ernest Troost Once upon a time, there was a little old lady who was not afraid of anything! But one autumn night, while walking in the woods, the little old...

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