Humor

Knuffle Bunny : A Cautionary Tale

By Mo Willems

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After Trixie and daddy leave the laundromat, something very important turns up missing. Suggested for ages 3-7.
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

By Judi Barrett

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Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers--until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
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Science Verse

By By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

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When the teacher tells his class that they can hear the poetry of science in everything, a student is struck with a curse and begins hearing nothing but science verses that sound very much like some well-known poems. J 811 Sc
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A Poke in the I : A Collection of Concrete Poems

By Selected by Paul B. Janeczko and Chris Raschka (illustrator)

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Concrete poems startle and delight the eye and mind. The size and arrangement of words—or even just letters on the page can add or alter meaning, and poems can take the shape of crows and fly off the page. Or become a balloon filled with rhyme drifting away from outstretched hands. Or fourteen exuberant lines can become "Joy Sonnet in a Random Universe." J 811 Po
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Oh, No! Where are my Pants? and Other Disasters : Poems

By Lee Bennett Hopkins and Wolf Erlbruch (illustrator)

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Ever have one of those days? The narrators of these fifteen poems have. They've had worm-in-the-apple days, friends-moving-away days, even forgetting-my-pants days. If you've ever wondered whether anyone else knows what it's like to have a really bad day, this special collection of poignant -- and funny -- poems is for you. J 811 Oh
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The Penderwicks : a Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

By Jeanne Birdsall

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While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Beezus and Ramona

By Beverly Cleary

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Beezus keeps busy following her younger sister around and trying to prevent trouble. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

By Megan McDonald

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The shortest kid in the second grade, James Moody, also known as Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the United States, James Madison, when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school. Suggested for readers ages 6-10.

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The Pain and the Great One

By Judy Blume

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A six-year-old (The Pain) and his eight-year-old sister (The Great One) see each other as troublemakers and the best-loved in the family. Suggested for ages 6-10.
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The Great Brain

By John Fitzgerald

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The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah are described by his younger brother, frequently the victim of the Great Brain's schemes for gaining prestige or money. Suggested for ages 8-12.
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