Children - Humorous

Vampirina Ballerina

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By Anne Marie Pace, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781423157533
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Disney-Hyperion - August 7th, 2012

Vampirina loves dancing, but needs a few special considerations (like night classes). But for her to become a great dancer, there are a few rules for her, too! A delightful story showing just because you are different doesn’t mean you can’t have your dreams come true. Spirited illustrations by Pham captures the glee of one little girl’s journey to becoming a dancer and even gaining a few new friends along the way. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Chu's Day

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By Neil Gaiman, Adam Rex (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062017819
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Published: HarperCollins - January 8th, 2013

Chu is a little panda with a big sneeze. And when he sneezes, well…..things happen! Follow our hero as he goes through his day with his parents. A day filled with fun and the chance he might sneeze. And when he does, boy does our panda sneeze! Delightful illustrations by Adam Rex emphasize the story. Fun surprises on every page wait for you! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Pigmares Porcine Poems of the Silver Screen

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By Doug Cushman, Doug Cushman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580894012
Availability: Special Order
Published: Charlesbridge - July 1st, 2012

While the hero of Pigmares should “never watch monsters on film before bed” we all should read Pigmares: Porcine Poems of the Silver Scream...I mean Screen! From Frankenswine, to Earth vs. the Flying Sausage to Pig Kong each poem is a wonderful tongue-in-cheek good time. You’ll recognize each movie spoof (but if you don’t, there is a guide at the end) in this rhyming poetry book. For the child in us all, Cushman’s poems are laugh-out and read-out-loud fun! (Not just for fans of poetry, can be a great introduction for the reluctant poet.) ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Olivia and the Fairy Princesses

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By Ian Falconer, Ian Falconer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781442450271
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2012

Olivia is having an identity crises. She is tired of all the girls (and some of the boys) in the pink tutu and fairy princess wands. After all why not be an Indian princess? Or an African princess? There are so many choices. As we journey through the world of Olivia we see that there are many options beyond the sparkles and uniformity! And, of course, Olivia always does it her way! ~ Reviewed by Jeaentte

Malcolm at Midnight

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By W. H. Beck, Brian Lies (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547681009
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

Malcolm is often mistaken for a mouse, but is a rat. However, just because he is physically a rat does that mean he has to act like a rat? Or worse, a rat fink? When Malcolm (formerly a pet-shop rat and now a 5th grade pet at a local elementary school) is accused of being just that, can he solve the many mysteries that seem to keep happening? Can Malcolm clear his name, make friends with not only the other school pets (who keep their beloved school safe after the lankies (adults) and nutters (children) leave) but the nutters of his classroom (even though that is strictly forbidden)? A fantastic mix of fantasy, mystery and even a little romance! The twists and turns in are as many as the corridors of Malcolm’s new home! Fun illustrations by Brian Lies add to the adventure. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Things Will Never Be the Same

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ISBN: 9780142401552
Availability: Backordered
Published: Puffin Books - May 24th, 2004

This is dePaola's fifth installment in the 26 Fairmount Avenue series. After being given a diary for Christmas, almost second grader Tomie tells of his adventures in 1941. With his characteristic illustrations and amazing humor, dePaola creates a delightful look into the life of a precocious young man who tackles many different adventures and events. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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