Tag Archives: Humorous

“More More More,” Said the Baby (A Caldecott Honor book)

Author: Vera B. Williams Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Here are Little Guy, Little Pumpkin,and Little Bird. Their grownups love them. So will you. Amazon.com Review From beneath the tickles, kisses, and unfettered affection showered on them by grownups, the children in Vera B. Williams’ Caldecott Honor Book cry out for “more more more!” The […]

I’m a Manatee: (Book & CD)

Author: John Lithgow Publisher: Little Simon Product Description From time to time I dream that I’m a manatee, Undulating underneath the sea. A little boy dreams of becoming a manatee, and what a dream it is! With his new gigan-atee manatee proportions, he sets off on an underwater adventure with his manatee friends. Amazon.com Review […]

Read-Aloud Rhymes for the Very Young

Author: Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description First published in 1986 and just as fresh and relevant today, this widely acclaimed, child-friendly poetry anthology is now being reissued with a striking new jacket. In his introduction to this book Jim Trelease, bestselling author of The Read-Aloud Handbook, writes, “No one better recognizes the […]

Frog Goes to Dinner (Boy, Dog, Frog)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Mercer Mayer Publisher: Dial Product Description Following the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer’s distinguished career over twenty-five […]

Just My Friend & Me

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Mercer Mayer Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description The very popular Little Critter has a friend over to play and tries his best to be a good host. It’s a long afternoon. After his friend damages Little Critter’s bike by accident, leaves him in the tree house without […]

Roller Coaster

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Marla Frazee Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Clickity, clackity. Clickity, clackity. The roller coaster car is going up, up, up to the highest spot. And at least one of the people in the car has never ridden on a roller coaster before . . . ever. Wheeeeeeee! Amazon.com Review All sorts of […]

The Jungle Book (Disney The Jungle Book) (Little Golden Book)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: RH Disney Publisher: Golden/Disney Product Description A boy named Mowgli and a bear named Baloo become fast friends in Disney’s beloved classic, The Jungle Book.

Bedhead

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Margie Palatini Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description It was BIG. It was BAD. It was…BEDHEAD! No doubt about it, Oliver’s having a very bad hair day. His parents and sister try to help. They push, they pull, they spritz and they spray; they goop, they glop, and they […]

SpongeBob’s Box of Books (Spongebob Squarepants)

Rating: (17 reviews) Author: Various Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Ahoy there, mateys! Here’s a boxful of treasure: six (count them, six!) rip-roaring 8 x 8 storybooks that you can take with you on all your seafaring — and landlubbing — adventures. And they’re all ready to go in this handy carrying case with a […]

Clifford, el gran perro colorado

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Publisher: Scholastic en Espanol Product Description Can a dog play hide-and-seek? Not when he’s Clifford, the biggest dog in America. Written entirely in Spanish.

Hurty Feelings

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Helen Lester Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Fragility was a solid piece of work. But despite her sturdy exterior, Fragility was fragile. Anything and everything hurt her feelings. In the most benign compliment, Fragility heard an insult. No one could even say she looked nice without evoking images of big, squishy cupcakes—since […]

Up (Disney/Pixar Up) (Little Golden Book)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: RH Disney Publisher: Golden/Disney Product Description The sky’s no longer the limit with Disney•Pixar’s next hit, Up! Meet Carl and Russell. Carl is old and lonely. Russell is young and looking for a friend. When they’re thrown together on the adventure of a lifetime, they discover that friendships are great at […]

Shake My Sillies Out (Raffi Songs to Read)

Rating: (10 reviews) Author: Raffi Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in full color. “Rollicking pictures of a moonlit night in the woods of Camp Mariposa, where both animals and campers are struck by the urge to shake, clap, jump, waggle, and eventually yawn. Melody line and chords are provided at the […]

The Boys Next Door

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Echols, Jennifer Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Cute, available, and one cabin over Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends — including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori’s always been one of the […]

Goofball Malone: Smell That Clue! (All Aboard Reading)

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Stephen Mooser Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

The Berenstain Bears Save Christmas

Rating: (6 reviews) Author: Jan Berenstain Publisher: HarperFestival Product Description Christmas has given everyone a bad case of the greedies, and Santa Bear is upset. He’s canceling Christmas until he can find the true holiday spirit. It’s up to the Berenstain Bears — but will they be in time to save Christmas?

The Frog Prince, Continued (Picture Puffin)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Jon Scieszka Publisher: Puffin Product Description A hilarious sequel to the popular fairy tale continues the adventures of the prince as he unhappily copes with the realities of being human once more, until, tired of it all, he sets out to find a witch who can turn him back into a […]

The Digging-Est Dog (Beginner Books(R))

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: Al Perkins Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in full color. A dog who has to learn how to dig doesn’t stop until he has dug up the whole town.

It’s Christmas! (I Can Read Book 3)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Jack Prelutsky Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Christmas is coming! And from choosing the perfect tree, to receiving a gift of underwear from a relative, to seeing Santas everywhere you look, these twelve easy-to-read poems treat readers to a funny and festive look at favorite holiday traditions. This merry collection of Christmas […]

Beezus and Ramona

Rating: (48 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Ramona Quimby is the youngest of all the famous characters in Mrs. Cleary’s wonderful Henry Huggins stories. She is also far and away the most deadly. Readers of the earlier books will remember that Ramona has always been a menace to Beezus, her older […]

Junie B. Jones Is a Beauty Shop Guy (Junie B. Jones, No. 11)

Rating: (39 reviews) Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Junie B. Jones knows what she wants to be when she grows up — a beauty shop guy! All she needs is a little practice. Okay, a lot of practice. And a few volunteers. Like her bunny slippers. And her […]

Punk’d and Skunked (Rotten School, No. 11)

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: R. L. Stine Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Bernie Bridges has always dreamed about going to PPP—the exclusive Preppy Prep Prep school. All the kids at PPP are rich, rich, rich! And if there is one thing that Bernie loves it’s money, money, money! But how will Bernie get to PPP? All […]

Curious George Goes to the Beach

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: H. A. Rey Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description One hot summer day, George and the man with the yellow hat go to the beach. What fun George has at the beach! What fun he has feeding the seagulls! It’s fun, that is, until they fly away with something […]

Curious George and the Firefighters

Rating: (4 reviews) Author: Anna Grossnickle Hines Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description George and the man with the yellow hat take a trip to the firehouse where George finds all sorts of new things to explore. When one curious monkey meets a company of unsuspecting firefighters, a big adventure is sure to […]

Eloise Decorates for Christmas (Ready-to-Read Level 1)

Author: Kay Thompson Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description It is holiday time. Eloise hopes she will be the one to place the star atop the Christmas tree!

Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Christmas

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Jack Gantos Publisher: Sandpiper Product Description Rotten Ralph is not at all nice to the Christmas visitor.

Merry Christmas, Ollie (Gossie and Friends)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Olivier Dunrea Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Product Description An endearing and beautifully rendered tale sure to be a family favorite. It’s Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their bright colored boots in the barn. Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. […]

Amelia Bedelia Collection (I Can Read Book 2)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Peggy Parish Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Everyone’s favorite literal-minded housekeeper, Amelia Bedelia, celebrates her 40th Anniversary in a three-book I Can Read box set.

Huevos verdes con jamón

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Dr. Seuss Publisher: Lectorum Publications Product Description Sam-I-Am mounts a determined campaign to convince another Seuss character to eat a plate of green eggs and ham. “Limited vocabulary but unlimited exuberance of illustration”.–School Library Journal. Full color.

Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures #3: The Japanese Ninja Surprise

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Jeff Brown Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description A Flat Ninja? Stanley and his brother, Arthur, are such huge fans of the movie star ninja Oda Nobu that they decide to send him something even better than fan mail—Stanley himself! Soon enough, Flat Stanley is in Japan, seeing the country with his […]

Horrible Harry and the Christmas Surprise

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Suzy Kline Publisher: Puffin Product Description It’s Christmastime, but with Miss Mackle in the hospital, no one feels much like celebrating. Maybe Harry can think of a way to cheer up Miss Mackle and put the holiday spirit back in Room 2B.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Rating: (184 reviews) Author: Sherman Alexie Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

Rating: (236 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket’s saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto

Rating: (249 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Warning: Your day will become very dark – and possibly damp – if you read this book. Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #9: The Carnivorous Carnival

Rating: (210 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Everybody loves a carnival! Who can fail to delight in the colourful people, the unworldly spectacle, the fabulous freaks? A carnival is a place for good family fun – as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13: The End

Rating: (320 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Dear Reader, You are presumably looking at the back of this book, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you read the end from the beginning of the beginning of […]

A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril

Rating: (221 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed! Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What […]

Stink: Solar System Superhero (Book #5)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Megan McDonald Publisher: Candlewick Product Description Save the planet . . . Pluto! Stink Moody, wise-cracking champion of everything small, is on a new mission: to reinstate his favorite celestial orb. Look! Up in the sky! Is it a falling leaf ? A speck of dust? A speeding mosquito? No, it’s […]

Fancy Nancy: Spectacular Spectacles (I Can Read Book 1)

Author: Jane O’connor Publisher: HarperCollins

Matilda

Rating: (391 reviews) Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Viking Product Description Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security. Amazon.com Review Matilda is a little girl who is far too good to be true. At age five-and-a-half […]

Enchanted Glass

Author: Diana Wynne Jones Publisher: Greenwillow Books Product Description Aidan Cain has had the worst week of his life. His gran died, he was sent to a foster home, and now malicious beings are stalking him. There is one person Gran told Aidan to go to if he ever got into trouble—a powerful sorcerer who […]

The Tra-la-laaa-mendous Captain Underpants Collection (Books 5-8)

Rating: (16 reviews) Author: Dav Pilkey Publisher: The Blue Sky Press Product Description With more than 38 million copies in print, Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants books are among the bestselling children’s series of all time! Now readers of all ages can enjoy a deluxe boxed collection of Books 5-8, featuring the tighty-whitey-wearing superhero who fights […]

This Book Is Not Good For You (Secret)

Rating: (22 reviews) Author: Pseudonymous Bosch Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Between the pages of this book lies the secret to the best-tasting chocolate in all the world. I promise, your taste buds will tingle. Your palette will sing! Oh no, have I accidentally tempted you to read this book? I […]

If You Take a Mouse to the Movies (A Special Christmas Edition) (If You Give…)

Rating: (3 reviews) Author: Laura Numeroff Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Join the famous Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Christmas with stories, sweet treats, holiday songs, fun games, and more! Your Deluxe Edition includes: -Letters to you from the author and illustrator -The complete If You Take a Mouse […]

Horrid Henry’s Christmas

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Francesca Simon Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky Product Description DISCOVER THE SERIES BOYS AND GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD LOVE TO READ! Horrid Henry sabotages the Christmas play; tries to do all his Christmas shopping without spending any of his allowance; attempts to ambush Santa Claus (to get more presents, of course); and has […]

Cracked Classics: Humbug Holiday – Book #4: A Christmas Carol

Author: Tony Abbott Publisher: Volo Product Description Bah, humbug! Frankie and Devin are pretty grouchy about getting transported into A Christmas Carol, but they have never met someone as grouchy as Ebenezer Scrooge. As they take the fastest ghost-guided tour of all time, the duo can`t help but try to soften up crabby old Scrooge […]

Archie’s Classic Christmas Stories

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Various Publisher: Archie Comics Product Description Deck the halls with smiles and laughter, fa la la la la, la la la la! Since their inception, Archie and his friends have delighted readers with scores of Yuletide tales. These stories proved so popular that in 1954 an entire series devoted to stories […]

The Great Christmas Kidnapping Caper

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Jean Van Leeuwen Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day (Reading Railroad)

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Natasha Wing Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap Product Description ItÂ’s the night before St. PatrickÂ’s Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green […]

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Jeff Kinney Publisher: Amulet Books Product Description Go behind the scenes with Jeff Kinney and the making of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie! If you’ve ever wondered how a movie gets made, you’re not alone. Author and illustrator Jeff Kinney didn’t know either, but when his bestselling series, Diary […]