Children - Humorous

Dead Is the New Black

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ISBN: 9780152064082
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2008

This is a fun and light supernatural mystery. From the quirky and catchy opening line our plucky heroine (the only "normal one" in a family of psychics) must figure out love, why one of the band members from the hot new band looks familiar, the mystery of how a body of a local teenage girl can just vanish from the local morgue and if her arch rival is a soul sucking vampire. The first in a delightful new mystery series that has some serious laughs, danger and more than a few surprises! ~ Reviewed By Jeanette

A Whiff of Pine, a Hint of Skunk: A Forest of Poems

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By Deborah Ruddell, Joan Rankin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781416942115
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - March 10th, 2009

Eau De Forest: A Woodsy Cologne. Moonlit Raccoon. Or Chipmunks, Inc. are some of the fabulous poems that are clever sweet, and educational. Each poem, while entertaining, contains facts about each animal depicted. Each of the poems created by Deborah Ruddell are excellently illustrated by Joan Rankin's sweet, delightful and funny illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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ISBN: 9780763630669
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Published: Candlewick - May 8th, 2007

While her mother researches for her thesis in Peru, Katy is uprooted from her home in Montreal and sent to LA to spend a few weeks with the father she never really knew. There, she finds The Rat, her father and drummer for Suck (considered the coolest punk band that almost made it really big). After Katy's mother extends her stay in Peru, Katy is forced to spend the summer with people she feels consider her “beige”: plain and ordinary. However, what Katy does not realize, these colorful characters she is forced to be with might just become the family she didn't realize she wanted. As well as being the people that might help her find a little "color" of her own. Castellucci's unique style is once again brought to life in this funny, serious and great novel. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Tacky the Penguin

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By Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780547133447
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - August 25th, 2008

Fabulous bright and wonderfully funny illustrations by Lynn Munsinger help make this a fabulously silly tale about a penguin who does not fit in with the other penguins. However, everyone soon learns that being different can actually be a very good thing. This is a great book to have in your own collection and to give as a gift to all your friends. Everyone knows someone who is (or are themselves) like this very special, talented penguin who does not just dance to his own drummer. He has his own band! The first story in the Tacky series. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

Vote for Larry

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ISBN: 9780312384463
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Published: Square Fish - September 2nd, 2008

This funny and fantastic sequel to Gospel According To Larry continues the adventures (and misadventures) of "Larry." Thinking that he is on the run from his family and friends and that no one can find him, he is taken back home to try and finish what he started. This time? Run for President of the United States. A great look at family, friends, politics, and getting involved. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette

The Gospel According to Larry

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ISBN: 9781250044389
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Published: Square Fish - July 15th, 2014

"Larry" is fairly typical. Except he is a little shy and is the unknown author of a hot website telling everyone what is wrong with the world. When his real identity is being searched for, the most unusual (and wonderful things) happen. With humor and a serious touch, the life of "Larry" has unique choices and consequences. Don't miss more of Larry in Vote for Larry. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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