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Magic For Sale

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

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 McQuist is prepared to find the phantom, but he’s not...

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The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid

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

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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Lowriders In Space

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 4

Lowriders In Space

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ Lowriders in Space Series: Lowriders #1 By Cathy Camper Illustrated by Raul the Third Published by Chronicle Books ISBN-13: 9781452128696 Age Range: 8 – 12 Years Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are lowriders—cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash—just what the team needs to open their own shop! ¡Ay...

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Toads and Diamonds

Posted in Age-o-Meter:: 10-14, Scare-o-Meter: 4

Toads and Diamonds

SNATCH A STORY   An Excerpt from the novel Toads and Diamonds: At the well… Diribani dipped her jar into the pool. Full, its weight stretched her tired arms. Grunting with the effort required to lift it above her shoulders, she settled the water jar onto the cloth ring that kept it steady on her head. Tana would be the first to remind her that poor girls earned their every meal, or they didn’t eat. Diribani’s lips twisted in a wry smile. Perhaps she wasn’t as skilled as her stepsister, but she could strive to work as hard. Leaving the pavilion’s shade, Diribani almost tripped over a...

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Secrets of Bearhaven: Book 1

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 8-12, Scare-o-Meter: 4

Secrets of Bearhaven: Book 1

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the adventurous opening to Secrets of Bearhaven, Book #1:     THE WICKED READ   Secrets of Bearhaven: Book 1 By K.E. Rocha Book Published by Scholastic, Inc ISBN-13: 9780545813037 Audiobook Published by Scholastic Audio Narrated by Louisa Gummer Age Range: 8 – 12 Years It starts with a chase. When Spencer Plain is pulled out of school in the middle of the day, he never expects to be speeding down the highway with his uncle, trying to outpace the car that’s tailing them. And he certainly never thought he’d...

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Scaredy Squirrel At Night

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

Scaredy Squirrel At Night

SNATCH A STORY   Close your eyes and listen to the “what’s-that-under-the-bed” opening to Scaredy Squirrel At Night:     THE WICKED READ   Scaredy Squirrel At Night By Mélanie Watt Published by Kids Can Press, Limited ISBN-13: 9781554537051 Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios Narrated by David de Vries Music by Scotty Huff Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Scaredy never sleeps — sleep might mean bad dreams about dragons, ghosts, vampire bats and polka-dot monsters. Our wide-eyed hero has a plan: stay awake all night, every night. Between counting...

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