Tag Archives: Jon

Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Rating: (133 reviews) Author: Lemony Snicket Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography is bizarre, abstruse (“a word which here means ‘cryptic’”), and truly entertaining. Would you expect anything less from the mystery man behind A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning, The Ersatz Elevator, etc.)? Virtually every detail of the volume has […]

David Smells!: A Diaper David Book: A Diaper David Book (David Smells!)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Publisher: The Blue Sky Press Book Description Hey! What’s that smell?! Join David as he discovers the five senses: touch, hear, see, smell, and taste. From petting the dog to banging on a drum, David knows how to have a good time. But he also knows that there’s nothing better than […]


Rating: (188 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Donald Zinkoff is one of the greatest kids you could ever hope to meet. He laughs easily, he likes people, he loves school, he tries to rescue lost girls in blizzards, he talks to old ladies. The only problem is, he’s a loser. Until fourth grade, […]

Richard Scarry’s A Day at the Airport (Pictureback(R))

Rating: (9 reviews) Author: Richard Scarry Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Sally, Huckle, and Lowly are supposed to go sailing with Huckle and Sally’s father, but it starts to rain. Father says they will have to stay inside and play, but their friend Rudolf von Flugel saves the day when he […]

The Whipping Boy

Rating: (134 reviews) Author: Sid Fleischman Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com For kids to get their dose of action and thrills, they need not always go to the local multiplex for the latest bang ’em up film. They could try such books as The Whipping Boy, which relies not on exploding spaceships and demonic robots but mythic […]

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Rating: (144 reviews) Author: Jon Scieszka Publisher: Viking Juvenile Amazon.com If geese had graves, Mother Goose would be rolling in hers. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales retells–and wreaks havoc on–the allegories we all thought we knew by heart. In these irreverent variations on well-known themes, the ugly duckling grows up to […]

Maniac Magee

Rating: (700 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers Amazon.com Maniac Magee is a folk story about a boy, a very excitable boy. One that can outrun dogs, hit a home run off the best pitcher in the neighborhood, tie a knot no one can undo. “Kid’s gotta be a maniac,” is what […]

Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks from A to Z (A Chunky Book(R))

Rating: (28 reviews) Author: Richard Scarry Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Book Description Illustrated in full color. This car-and- truck-filled alphabet extravaganza that starts with an ambulance and ends with a zippercar, is shaped like Lowly Worm’s applemobile.  

James and the Giant Peach

Rating: (188 reviews) Author: Roald Dahl Publisher: Puffin Amazon.com When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes “the saddest and loneliest boy you could find.” Then one day, a wizened […]

The Sign of the Beaver

Rating: (187 reviews) Author: Elizabeth George Speare Publisher: Yearling Product Description . Young Matt is alone in the Maine wilderness awaiting his father’s return to their cabin when he is attacked by a swarm of bees. To his surprise, he is saved by an Indian chief and his grandson, Attean. The boys come to know […]