Children - Humorous

Yours Till Niagara Falls, Abby

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ISBN: 9780142411513
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Published: Puffin Books - May 1st, 2008

Summer camp can be fun when your best friend is with you. But when Abby's best friend breaks her ankle before they are set to leave, Abby must go alone. What will she do? This funny story is a great read as you sit by the lake, camp fire or just in your own backyard as Abby learns that camp is full of wonderful adventures: and not just the identifying what the mystery meat really is! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Snoring Beauty

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By Bruce Hale, Howard Fine (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780152163143
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2008

You think you know the story, but this is how it really went (or close to it)! Wonderful humor, puns, illustrations and story of how a young princess (Princess Drachmina Lofresca Malvolio Margarine. But she smiled and cooed anyway) became the best at everything, even being a snoring dragon (although a very beautiful one). Older children and adults will enjoy this twist on a favorite classic and will whoop it up with a hey-nonny-nonny and a hot-cha-cha! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Love Among the Walnuts

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ISBN: 9780152062279
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2008

A party, a cake and a pinch of posion help create this seriously funny story about Alexander Huntington-Ackerman, or Sandy, who has lived his entire life sheltered from the world. That is, until his greedy uncles try to take over the family fortune! With a cast of characters more bizarre than the last, this novel shows what it all is about. Young adult author Bruce Coville finds this tale "deliciously daffy." Ages 10 to adult. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Born to Rock

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ISBN: 9780786809219
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2008

President of the Young Republican club. Harvard bound with his 4.0 GPA. Son to "King Maggot" the lead singer of the punk band of all punk bands, Purge. When Leo, in the process of trying to help a fellow student, loses his scholarship to Harvard and learns that his father of 17 years is not his biological father, Leo thinks that things could not be worse. Or could they? When Leo reads on his best friend's blog the praises of one Marion X. McMurphy (aka "King Maggot"/aka: his "real" father) that things start to get weird. A funny look at finding yourself and the adventures that occur when you become a roadie for the best punk tour of the century. Just a word to the wise: when kidnapping a white poodle from the dog catcher, make sure it is the right one. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


H.I.V.E.: Higher Institute of Villainous Education

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ISBN: 9781416935728
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - January 29th, 2008

Spy adventure where the villains get their say. Seriously funny, yet wonderfully written, story of coming-of-age when you are truly a genius and an evil one at that. Kidnapped and taken to H.I.V.E. to be part of an elite school, Otto finds himself involved in some interesting adventures. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Priscilla and the Pink Planet

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By Nathaniel Hobbie, Jocelyn Hobbie (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780316113496
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 2008

When your entire world is pink, and it really isn't your thing, what do you do? For Priscilla she goes on a magical adventure to find other colors. In the process, teaches others about the value of all colors. Even pink. With Seuss-like text and illustrations, this is a fun story that has something for everyone. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


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