Posts Tagged "Dragons"

Double Happiness

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Double Happiness

SNATCH A STORY I want things that grrrrrr and whirl— greasy wheels, paper planes, copters, and toads. Look, I’m a dragon now, with sharp claws and shiny scales. I keep my dragon eyes wide open for stuff along the way     Illustration by Alina Chau!   THE WICKED READ Double Happiness By Nancy Tupper Ling Illustrated by Alina Chau Published by Chronicle Books LLC ISBN-13: 9781452129181 Age Range: 5 – 8 Years For their move far away, Gracie and Jake are sad to leave the golden bridge, the trolley tracks, and Nai Nai.But they fill empty boxes with treasures— a marble, a...

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Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

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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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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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Good Night, Baddies

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Good Night, Baddies

SNATCH A STORY     THE WICKED READ   Good Night, Baddies By Deborah Underwood Illustrated by Juli Kangas Published by Beach Lane Books ISBN-13: 9781481409841 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Get to know the softer side of your favorite fairy tale baddies as they return home from a full day of scheming to enjoy a yummy dinner together and help one another get ready for bed. Wolves, today was not so good. You didn’t catch Red Riding Hood. You huffed and puffed without success. But brush your fangs, please, nonetheless. Wicked witches. Evil queens. And big, bad wolves. By day they’re...

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My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island

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My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island

SNATCH A STORY   This slideshow requires JavaScript.   THE WICKED READ   My Little Pony: The Dragons on Dazzle Island By Mary Jane Begin Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers ISBN-13: 9780316282277 Age Range: 4 – 8 Years Rarity’s entire order of rare island gemstones has been canceled because the Great Dragon Migration has brought dragons to Dazzle Island! But all hope is not lost as Fluttershy and Spike travel to the island and explain to the dragons why they need to move. When our heroes reach Dazzle Island, they discover that it’ll take more...

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