Posts Tagged "Costume Designers"

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

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

Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

SNATCH A STORY   Excerpt from Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth: One of Linnie’s favorite things to do was play dress up. At her house, we put on her old Halloween costumes and pretend we live in a magical kingdom. I smiled a secret smile. I didn’t tell Linnie that Mom had a kimono for her to wear on Girl’s Day, a Japanese celebration for girls. It was my sister Sophie’s old kimono she’d outgrown. I couldn’t wait to surprise Linnie! Until this year, we had only celebrated Girl’s Day as a family. But Linnie, who is not Japanese American like I am, is my very best friend, and I wanted to...

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What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 1

What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   What This Story Needs Is a Vroom and a Zoom By Emma J. Virjan Illustrated by Emma J. Virjan Published by HarperCollins Publishers ISBN-13: 9780062494313 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years What this story needs is a pig in a wig, rushing to her car, dashing into place, ready to start the cross-country race! Pig zooms off and takes the lead! But oh, no! There’s a rumble, a pop, and a hiss, and Pig gets stuck in the mud. Will she be able to get back on track and finish the race? From author-illustrator Emma J. Virján comes another funny...

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Starring Carmen

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 4-7, Scare-o-Meter: 1

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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Dressing Up

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Scare-o-Meter: 1

Dressing Up

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Dressing Up Series: Amazing Me!, #4 By Carol Thompson Illustrated by Carol Thompson Published by Child’s Play-International ISBN-13: 9781846439605 Age Range: 3 – 6 Years We’re amazing! We can dress up, sing, dance and make music. There’s nobody quite like us! Enjoy the antics of this inclusive and diverse group of friends, as they celebrate the natural and boundless creativity to be found in every child.   Look For It If You Dare… Local Library | Local Bookstore | Amazon | B&N   THE CREEPY CREATOR  ...

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The Boy Who Lost His Bumble

Posted in Age-o-Meter: 3-5, Age-o-Meter: 4-8, Scare-o-Meter: 1

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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