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Humor Unicorns: Unicorns Are Just Really Big Jerks!: Just Really Big Jerks Series - Vol. 1

by Timmie Guzzmann Inge Baum (August 29, 2014)

Inside you'll find jerky unicorn moments like: * Rainbow Fairy Dust & Magical Ray Of Gooey Rainbow Dust * Unicorns & Clogged Toilets * Unicorn Dreads & Rainbow Spreads * Trees Are Like Guardian Angels * Rainbow...


The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Shane W. Evans Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 16, 2014)

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run."

Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities....


Rumble

by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (August 26, 2014)

Does it get better? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of bullying and forgiveness in this "strong and worthy" (Kirkus Reviews) novel.

Matthew Turner...


Smoke

by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 10, 2013)

Pattyn's father is dead. Now she's on the run in this riveting companion to New York Times bestseller Burned, which Kirkus Reviews calls "a strong, painful, and tender piece about wresting hope from the depths...


Dog Humor: Dogs Are Just Really Big Jerks!

by Timmie Guzzmann Inge Baum (February 21, 2014)

This is a great book if you are looking at a funny rhyming books for children, funny dog poems for kids, hilarious dog stories for kids or rhyming books for children with humorous dog cartoon illustrations....


Dog Poems For Kids: Rhyming Books For Children - Dog & Unicorn Jerks: 2 in 1 Compilation Of Volume 1 & 3

by Timmie Guzzmann Inge Baum (February 23, 2014)

Let yourself be wowed and dive into a totally new genre of dog and unicorn jerkiness because you won't believe how these jerks are acting when they think nobody is watching them... Inside this hilarious rhyming...


Funny Dog & Cat Poems For Kids & Rhyming Books For Children (Dog & Cat Jerks): 2 in 1 Compilation Of Volume 2 & 3

by Timmie Guzzmann Inge Baum (February 22, 2014)

Let yourself be wowed and dive into a totally new genre of dog and unicorn jerkiness because you won't believe how these jerks are acting when they think nobody is watching them... Inside this hilarious rhyming...


Cat Humor Book & Unicorns Are Jerks - A Funny Poem Book For Kids: 2 in 1 Compilation Of Volume 1 & Volume 2 - Just Really Big Jerks Series

by Timmie Guzzmann Inge Baum (February 18, 2014)

LIMITED-TIME SPECIAL: Special Bonus Inside! That's right...For a limited time you can download a FREE audiobook version of Timmie Guzzmann's Cat Jerk & Unicorn Jerk Joke Book with your purchase. You and your...


The Glugs of Gosh (Mermaids Classics)

by C.J. Dennis eBookIt.com (March 27, 2013)

The Glugs of Gosh, is a collection of children's poems written by C.J. Dennis (1876 - 1938) and illustrated by Hal Gye. C.J. Dennis is considered as one of Australia's most famous poets of the early 20th century....


A Book For Kids (Mermaids Classics)

by C.J. Dennis eBookIt.com (March 27, 2013)

A Book For Kids, is a collection of children's verses and stories written and illustrated by C.J. Dennis (1876 - 1938). C.J. Dennis is considered as one of Australia's most famous poets of the early 20th century....


All He Knew

by Helen Frost Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 10, 2020)

A novel in verse about a young deaf boy during World War II, the sister who loves him, and the conscientious objector who helps him. Inspired by true events.

Henry has been deaf from an early age--he is intelligent...


Grasping Mysteries

by Jeannine Atkins Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 04, 2020)

Learn about seven groundbreaking women in math and science in this gorgeously written biographical novel-in-verse, a companion to the “original and memorable” (Booklist, starred review) Finding Wonders:...


Ed and Ted and Ted's Dog Fred

by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Square Fish (May 19, 2014)

Ed is a friend of Ted. Ted has a dog named Fred. Fred does not like Ed. When Fred bites Ed's head, animosity is spread!

This laugh-out-loud story from the popular and hilarious collection The Cat on the Mat...


Mommies Are Amazing

by Meredith Costain & Polona Lovsin Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 03, 2017)

In this companion to Daddies Are Awesome, mommy cats and kittens take the spotlight, celebrating moms of all kinds.

Loving and thoughtful, playful and daring, cuddly and caring--mommies are amazing. This gentle...


The Last Train

by Gordon Titcomb & Wendell Minor Roaring Brook Press (September 13, 2010)

A picture book about an old train station from a bygone era.

The golden age of the railroad may have passed, but its legacy still fascinates us. Based on a song by the acclaimed musician Gordon Titcomb, The Last...


Won Ton

by Lee Wardlaw & Eugene Yelchin Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 14, 2011)

Nice place they got here.

Bed. Bowl. Blankie. Just like home!

Or so I've been told.

Visiting hours!

Yawn. I pretend not to care.

Yet -- I sneak a peek.

So begins this beguiling tale of a wary shelter cat and...


The Cat on the Mat Is Flat

by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton Feiwel & Friends (August 31, 2009)

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, comes a collection of ten slimy, rhymey, easy-to-read Dr. Seuss-style short stories.

Muck! Uck! Yuck!

It is just bad luck

When the truck...


Orangutanka

by Margarita Engle & Renée Kurilla Henry Holt and Co. Byr Paperbacks (May 18, 2015)

All the orangutans are ready for a nap in the sleepy depths of the afternoon . . . all except one. This little orangutan wants to dance! A hip-hop, cha-cha-cha dance full of somersaults and cartwheels. But who...


Daddies Are Awesome

by Meredith Costain & Polona Lovsin Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 16, 2016)

Daddies are awesome! They're warm and delicious.

They tickle and hug you and shower you with kisses.

Loving and thoughtful, playful and daring, cuddly and caring--daddies are awesome. This gentle rhyming text...


As the Crow Flies

by Sheila Keenan & Kevin Duggan Feiwel & Friends (September 17, 2012)

All day long, you're on the go.

You don't have time to watch a crow.

But we're here . . . and here . . . and there.

We poke our beaks in everywhere.

Crows can be noisy. They can be nosy and bold, too, which some...


The Seals on the Bus

by Lenny Hort & G. Brian Karas Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 31, 2003)

This hilarious new version of the beloved children's song "The Wheels on the Bus" will have young readers errping and roaring and honking along.

"The seals on the bus go "errp, errp, errp"

All through the town."...


Rumble

by Ellen Hopkins & Kirby Heyborne Simon & Schuster Audio (December 02, 2014)

Does it get better? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of bullying and forgiveness in this "strong and worthy" (Kirkus Reviews) novel.

Matthew Turner...


Traffick

by Ellen Hopkins, Rebekkah Ross, Madeleine Maby & Julia Whelan et al. Simon & Schuster Audio (November 03, 2015)

Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this “sincere and moving” (Booklist) companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank...


The Red Pencil

by Andrea Davis Pinkney & Shane W. Evans Little, Brown Young Readers (September 16, 2014)

"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run."

Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities....


How Do You Dance?

by Thyra Heder Abrams Books for Young Readers (August 05, 2019)

A playful picture book that urges readers to bop, bounce, and shake from the author of Fraidyzoo

 

There are so many ways to dance! You can jiggle or wiggle or stomp. You can bop or bounce or go completely...


A Twin Is to Hug

by Boni Ashburn & John Nez Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 08, 2019)

Hand in hand, side by side, a twin is your friend. Every step of the way, from beginning to end. Having a twin can be great! With a twin, you have a lifelong bond, a partner in crime, and a food-I-don't-want-to-eat...


Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau

by Andrea Beaty & David Roberts Abrams Books for Young Readers (September 01, 2014)

In a three-story house with a shop down below,

lived the worlds finest hat maker, Madame Chapeau.

Like the Lady herself, all her hats were refined.

Brilliantly singular. One of a kind.

So begins the tale of a lonely...


100 Things That Make Me Happy (Read-Along)

by Amy Schwartz Abrams Appleseed (October 06, 2014)

In the grand tradition of “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschool­er’s...


Under the Broken Sky

by Mariko Nagai Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 14, 2019)

"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."--Booklist, starred review

A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan's experience in occupied...


The Colors of the Rain

by R. L. Toalson Yellow Jacket (September 18, 2018)

This historical middle grade novel written in free verse, set against the backdrop of the desegregation battles that took place in Houston, Texas, in 1972, is about a young boy and his family dealing with loss...


The Dog Ate My Homework

by Aaron James Clink Street Publishing (February 20, 2018)

The Dog Ate My Homework by Aaron James is a collection of short poems that will capture your imagination. Filled with fun stories that make you think, laugh and tell your friends. Do you remember your first...


Simon Snootle and Other Small Stories

by Lorin Morgan-Richards A Raven Above Press (November 24, 2017)

Simon Snootle and OTHER small stories is about seven misguided tales of humorous woe by several downtrodden characters that are simply looking to be themselves. The book begins with Simon Snootle, a meager young...


The Flying Sewing Machine

by Nancy Zieman That Patchwork Place (November 01, 2017)

Sewing is magic, creative, and fun,

it's meant to be shared with a special someone.

Let's fly off to Sewland and stitch something new

where all the town sews at a quarter to two.

This delightful children's picture...


How to be a Dog

by John Davies Rowanvale Books Ltd (November 30, 2014)

Part of a poetry group in Porthcawl, John Davies has been nurturing his love of writing poetry for the past five years. In a competition set up by his fellow peers in the poetry group, John’s own poem, How...


Kiss Away My Fears

by Laurie S Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (July 04, 2016)

Kiss Away My Fears is a compassionate and sensitive rhyme for parents of a critically or chronically ill child. This story is a gentle and heartfelt reminder of hope and love.


Verse and Prose for Beginners in Reading

by Horace Elisha Scudder Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

The order of this book is in a general way from the easy to the more difficult, with an attempt, also, at an agreeable variety. The editor has purposely avoided breaking up the book into lesson portions or giving...


Pickles and Cake

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (January 22, 2016)

Pickles and Cake is a colorful children's backpack book full of fun foods and animal friends.


The Magic Wizard

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (February 01, 2016)

The Magic Wizard is an engaging story about imagination and daydreams.


The Great Balloon Adventure

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (February 04, 2016)

The Great Balloon Adventure is a fun rhyming tale about the freedom of flying.


Sunshine and Ice Cream

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (February 08, 2016)

Sunshine and Ice Cream is about enjoying life's simple pleasures.


Visiting the Family Farm

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (February 17, 2016)

Visiting the Family Farm is a rhyming story about animal friends and fond memories.


Mollie the Cat

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (February 23, 2016)

Mollie The Cat is a heartfelt story about a loved family pet.


My Dinosaur Friends

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (March 04, 2016)

My Dinosaur Friends is a brightly colored picture book about a day in a dinosaur's life.


A Bear Ate My Burger

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (March 21, 2016)

A Bear Ate My Burger is a story about a hungry bear who stole lunch.


Emelia and Alex's Day In The Yard

by Laurie S. Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (March 22, 2016)

Emelia and Alex's Day in the Yard is a spirited story about a day in the life of a brother and sister.


Winston, the Mouse as big as a House

by Rosita Bird & Doriano Strologo Crimson Cloak Publishing (August 01, 2017)

Written by Rosita Bird and illustrated by Doriano Strologo, this is a lighthearted story demonstrating the perils of overeating, which could help mitigate against childhood obesity without fat shaming, and ought...


A Day at the Lake

by Stephanie Wallingford, Dawn Rynders & Erica Pelton Villnave Mighty Media Kids (September 10, 2013)

Flippity flop and splash your way through this colorful trip to the lake. Jump in with your senses and play with rhymes as you experience the waves, the boats, and the many animals. This cheery book follows...


Salt

by Helen Frost Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 20, 2016)

Anikwa and James, twelve years old in 1812, spend their days fishing, trapping, and exploring together in the forests of the Indiana Territory. To Anikwa and his family, members of the Miami tribe, this land...


Diamond Willow

by Helen Frost Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 05, 2016)

There's

more to me than

most people

see.

Twelve-year-old Willow would rather blend in than stick out. But she still wants to be seen for who she is. She wants her parents to notice that she is growing up. She wants...


Minn and Jake's Almost Terrible Summer

by Janet S. Wong & Geneviève Côté Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 28, 2015)

There are a few things / about your best friend

that you can only learn / when you see where he's from.

Minn knew / that Jake was from the city.

But she didn't know / that his grandmother was Korean.

That he...