Children - Humorous

Penguin Problems

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By Jory John, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553513370
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2016

Penguin's existential crisis takes the form of endless complaints about everyday life in this hilarious book from Lane Smith and Jory John. Young children will recognize Penguin's incessant whining as familiar territory and will appreciate a wise walrus's perspective-lending monologue when delivered aloud by an engaging reader. Ages 4-8. ~ Reviewed by Aubrey Restifo


Leroy Ninker Saddles Up

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By Kate DiCamillo, Chris Van Dusen (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780763680121
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - August 4th, 2015

Kate has answered our call for more Mercy Watson books with a new series featuring characters from Mercy's books. Leroy Ninker wants to be a cowboy. He has boots, a hat, and a rope. Everything except a horse- until he meets Maybelline. But Maybelline has three very important rules, and Leroy will have to follow them if he wants to keep this equine wonder. Pop a bowl of buttered popcorn or cook up some spaghetti and curl up with this delightful book! ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Carpet People

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ISBN: 9780544439542
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - February 3rd, 2015

A long time ago, I listened to an amazing story. It was set in a carpet where the characters were so small a matchstick would take more than a day to walk around and a penny was an astonishing cliff. I've been looking for this story ever since- and at long last will now be able to share it with readers! This is a strange adventure full of interesting creatures and amusing quips, all happening in an expanse of seemingly ordinary carpet. ~ Reviewed by Marika McCoola


The Haunted Library #1

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ISBN: 9780448462424
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 14th, 2014

Kaz is a ghost. When his haunt is torn down, he and his family are separated. The wind blows him to a library. Here he meets a "solid" (a non-ghost person) named Claire. And a mystery of who or what the library ghost might really be!  A fun new mystery for ages 7 to 10.  And do not miss Book two: The Ghost in the Attic. ~Reviewed by Jeanette


Not Very Scary

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By Carol Brendler, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780374355470
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - August 12th, 2014

Melly is a brave monster. Afraid of nothing. However, the bumps in the night cause her a little concern as she goes to her cousins house for a big surprise!  The season of Halloween comes alive as Melly proves she isn't scared...well...maybe a little bit....  ~Reviewed by Jeanette 


Kelsey Green, Reading Queen (Franklin School Friends)

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By Claudia Mills, Rob Shepperson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781250034052
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Published: Square Fish - March 25th, 2014

Kelsey Green is a reading queen....or so she thinks! But when a school wide competition could prove it to the rest of the school, show her friends that reading is cool and she can beat Simon Ellis? Well that is perfect! The first in the Franklin School Friends serious, this chapter book for early readers (for strong 1st grade to low 4th grade) is a great story of values, but fun for the kid in all of us to read. Don't forget book  two: Annika Riz, Math Whiz. ~Reviewed by Jeanette


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By Claudia Mills, Rob Shepperson (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780374303358
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - May 13th, 2014

Annika loves math. In fact, so much she is even trying to teach her dog to count!  But when a the school is all a buzz about the school carnival, how can she show her friends that math is important too?  The second in the Franklin School Friends series. This chapter book for early readers (for strong 1st grade to low 4th grade) is a great story of values, but fun for the kid in all of us to read.  Don't forget book one: Kelsey Green, Reading Queen. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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