Frankie is calculating–she never makes a move until she considers all the consequences and implications, not just the immediate ones, but into the future. Will acting strong or seeming helpless get Matthew to like her? How can she use her attendance at the exclusive Alabaster Prep School...
Book Genre: Humor and Comedy
Which do you like better, dessert or vegetables? Little Pea doesn't like candy, but it's what he has to eat for dinner before he can have his yummy vegetables for dessert! This is a silly story that reverses kids' usual gripes. It will make you giggle.
TC, Augie, and Ale are the best of friends now, but it wasn't always that way. In a series of diary entries, instant messages, and e-mails from their freshman year of high school, they each look back at how they were brought together by a deaf kid with an obsession with Mary Poppins, love of...
Ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Pick up this book and find out, everything from Stella's thoughts on waiting for a new family at the shelter to the silly names her family tries to give her to being used as a dress up doll. The poetry and delightful pictures will have you wishing for...
"Hush, little dragon, don't make a sound. Mama's gonna bring you a princess she found." This humorous take-off on the classic lullaby shows Mama Dragon bringing all kinds of medieval citizens to her baby, but they keep getting away. Knights, magicians, and a mean old queen all get away from...
Join Mary as she proves to everyone that a lamp can be just as much of a companion as a friend in this modern take on the famous nursery rhyme. Fun illustrations and a surprise ending will keep kids wondering where Mary will take her lamp next, or whether she'll return to it after not needing it...
The Willoughby family has four children: there is Tim, the eldest; Barnaby A and Barnaby B, the twins; and Jane, the girl. There are also some disagreeable parents. The Willoughbys are a very old-fashioned family that reads lots of old-fashioned books. One day the children decide that if they...
Little Hoot wants to go to bed. He's so sleepy! But his parents make him stay up all night! Mama says, "Stay up and play for one more hour and then you can go to sleep." Little Hoot tries to play, but he just gets sleepier and sleepier. Daddy says, "How about a glass of water?" Finally Little...
This little baby is not going to smile or laugh today - he's grumpy. Grandpa dresses as a pirate, Grandma dresses as a princess, and brother is a cowboy. All of them are trying to make that baby smile. Big brother knows the secret. What would you try? Cute rhymes and adorable illustrations make...
Paul Mouse has lots of problems. His best friends are a Christmas tree ornament, a sheepdog, and a Tinby (whatever that is!). He is also allergic to cheese, which does not make him very popular with other mice. When Paul and his friends decide to go out to dinner, they hear something horrifying...
Phineas is a fourth grade boy whose goal in life is to be a genius scientist. Phineas wants to create a mold museum. He grows different kinds of molds at home. Everyone thinks mold is gross, but Phineas thinks it's really cool and wants to convince everyone that they should care about mold....
What would you do if your parents wanted you to eat the boy you're crushing on, who also happens to be your best friend? If you were an alien family living undercover on planet Earth, this scenario would sound more plausible, right? That is just what is happening to poor Deborah, I mean Dbkrrrsh...
Timothy wants to get stronger, so he tries all kinds of things every night before bed - drinking fortified milk, doing push-ups, even thinking strong thoughts. When Timothy's favorite pajamas get worn out, his mom sews on some patches with super strong thread. All of a sudden, when Timothy wears...
This is the story of two very different riders. Alex grew up pretending his bike was a horse, wanting to escape and ride dressage, not be the roping cowboy his father imagines him as. Cleo grew up spoiled; getting everything she wanted from her rich, absentee parents. She's sent to a girl's...
What do you get when you add a family vacation to Vegas, a big crush, a cranky cat, and a forensic scientist wannabe who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time? You get this book, full of humor, friendship, adventure, mystery, and fashion advice. Jasmine just wants to prove to...
Think high school is confusing? Try getting through a day with your 6, 29 and 70-year old selves tagging along! This is the situation Grace Kwon is faced with when her past and future selves suddenly appear at her 18th birthday party. While day-to-day issues like a canceled school play and a...
What is your dog thinking about all day long? Bones! Toy bones, treat bones, squeaky bones. The dog in this story promises to do all kinds of funny, crazy things, if only his mistress will give him a bone! How about a carrot? No? Will this dog ever get a bone? This doggy sees bones everywhere!...
It's funny because it's true, at least that's what various cat owners have told me. Despite not owning a cat, I enjoyed this book of comics because it's a charming look at the little moments in life that make people happy. It also made me laugh out loud -- I had no idea cats were so weird.
The cupboard is empty at Donkey and Goat's house, so Donkey makes a list for Goat to go to the store. Goat often gets confused, so it's important to make a list. Goat sets off for the store, but he gets distracted very quickly. Soon, he has a whole basketful of neat things he has bought, but...
Did you ever wonder how the Big Bad Wolf learned so many sneaky tricks? He went to Big Bad Wolf Academy, of course! But Rufus the wolf doesn't like going to school and learning how to blow down houses and dress up like a granny. He would rather roll in the grass and run around and howl. The...
Finney Bleak has the usual set of high school problems--family who doesn't understand him, not fitting in at school, and losing the girl of his dreams. Well, they're not quite USUAL. His family is a group of ghosts who have died unusual and gruesome deaths. Finney knows he is next, and is NOT...
Leon isn't very popular and hangs out with the "brains" and he's fine with that. But when he is assigned a project to make a new sex-ed video for the 6th and 7th graders, Leon finds himself the center of a lot of attention, both good and bad. This book is hilarious!
Shane has mastered the fine art of getting into trouble by doing absolutely nothing. Through passive avoidance, he's stumbled into a relationship he doesn't care about and has managed to land a job he has no interest in performing. He spends his days snoozing in a bathroom stall and his evenings...
Some witty definitions sent from all parts of the nation to The Nation. Here's a good example: Chickenhawk, n. - A perspicacious bird of prey with an aversion to having its feathers ruffled; when the winds of war blow its way, it prefers to remain roosted and use its talons to feather its own...
Oh, the words I learned, the laughs I had, the tears I cried, really ... This fellow read the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica, all 33,000 pages! He learned much about the world and himself and tells it all (well, not all - it's shorter than 33,000 pages) in this compelling account.
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