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Dinosaur Jokes

Pam Rosenberg (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609731205

How do dinosaurs pay their bills? With Tyrannosaurus checks! What should you do if a dinosaur sneezes? Why, get out of the way, of course! These are just two of the dinosaur jokes that will have you laughing and rolling on the floor until your stomach is, well, saurus.

Animal Jokes

Pam Rosenberg (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609731199

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between a fish and a piano, or what you call a sleeping cow? Young readers will enjoy a clever and creative selection of riddles and jokes related to four-legged, feathered, and finned creatures.

Unnatural Selections

Wallace Edwards (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459805569

Beloved illustrator Wallace Edwards invites us into the world of Professor I.B. Doodling, a traveling artist who takes suggestions from schoolchildren in order to create fantastical hybrid animals. The result of these visits is Unnatural Selections, a collection of magnificent beasts, from the stately Whalephant to the talented Lizabouboon. Sure to inspire the imagination, Wallace Edwards’s intricate illustrations invite you to pore over them again and again. A supplementary index lists additional creatures to spot throughout the book’s pages, encouraging readers to go back for a second, and a third, look.

Bagels Come Home

Joan Betty Stuchner (author), Dave Whamond (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459803473

When eight-year-old Josh and his family adopt an energetic puppy with a big personality and a talent for escaping, everyone is sure that obedience school will teach him good manners. But Bagels turns out to be a bigger handful than anyone predicted. He gets into the laundry, the groceries and the neighbor’s koi pond. He even gets expelled from obedience school. Josh and his little sister, Becky, are worried that if Bagels doesn’t shape up, their parents will send him back to the shelter. Can Bagels redeem himself before it’s too late?

Justine McKeen and the Bird Nerd

Sigmund Brouwer (author), Dave Whamond (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459803954

Meet Justine McKeen, the Queen of Green. She's trying to save the planet, one person at a time, and when she decides to get something done, it's a lot of fun. When a small bird is injured after flying into a school window, the students are shocked and upset. But they are even more shocked when school bully Jimmy Blatzo rescues the bird and nurses it back to health. Blatzo may have saved one bird, but the problem is much bigger and not confined to the school grounds. Birds are flying into the windows at the town hall too. With the help of Justine, green activist extraordinaire, Blatzo gets the courage he needs to approach town council. Getting over his fear of public speaking will be one challenge. Getting used to his new nickname, Bird Nerd, will be another matter entirely.

The Great Garage Sale

Marilyn Helmer (author), Mike Deas (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459800618

With the help of his wild imagination and enthusiasm, DJ, the hero of Adventures at Camp Lots-o-Fun, deals with one disaster after another—Super Stackers, "weeding" his mom's garden, facing Tiger the Terrible and a misspelled sign. But when DJ mistakenly sells the wrong box of jewelry to his new friend Sam at his grandma's garage sale, those disasters seem minor. Riding his beloved skateboard, Speedwell, DJ sets out to search for Sam, which is a challenge in itself. When he finally finds Sam, DJ is not prepared for the enormous sacrifice he will have to make to get the jewelry box back.

Messy Miranda

Jeff Szpirglas, Danielle Saint-Onge (authors), Dave Whamond (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801189

Miranda has one messy desk. It's full of books, pencils, science projects and…other stuff. Too much stuff, says her teacher, Ms. Basil. On a family visit to her Uncle Aldo's one night, Miranda wonders if some of his magician's tools might offer a solution to her messy-desk problem. Sneaking off to the magic room, Miranda finds Uncle Aldo's impressive collection of top hats. Miranda knows that magic top hats can hold lots of things—why not the mess from her desk? At first, the hat seems to do the trick, but soon things start to go horribly wrong. As Uncle Aldo says, you have to be careful with magic.

Art's Supplies

Chris Tougas (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551439228

In this delightful tale of the power of the imagination, Art's supplies come to life in the studio, creating mayhem and magic -- and art! Pastels, pencils and paints, crayons, brushes and markers, everything gets in on the act of creating a mess-terpiece of fun. Chris Tougas' brilliant illustrations and clever text explore the essence of the creative process in a way that children will understand.

The Adventures of Pam and Sam and the Short A

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617586984

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of Peg and Ben and the Short E

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587011

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of Kim and Tim and the Short I

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587288

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of Gus and Rus and the Short U

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587448

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of Jake and Gail and the Long A

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587523

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of Pete and Eve and the Long E

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587608

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of Mike and Spike and the Long I

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587790

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of Joe and Moe and the Long O

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587875

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

The Adventures of June and Luke and the Long U

Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (illustrator), Danny Beck John Lakey (ill

Publisher: Remedia Publications ISBN: 15617587950

For the young and young at heart, the Beginning Reader books feature simple writing and hilarious illustrations, ideal for students of all ages who are ready to read words in story format. Each clever book highlights a long or short vowel sound, uses controlled vocabulary, and utilizes high frequency sight words.

Meet the Planets

John McGranaghan (author), Laurie Allen Klein (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607181439

Soar into the Solar System to witness the first Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none other than the former-ninth planet, now known as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the judges after the sun can't pick a favorite and the meteors leave for a shower. Who will the lucky winning planet be? Could it be speedy-messenger Mercury, light-on-his-feet Saturn, or smoking-hot Venus? Readers learn all about each planet as Pluto announces them with short, tongue-in-cheek facts. Children will spend hours searching the art for all the references to famous scientists and people of history, space technology, constellations, art, and classic literature.

Un día non

Doris Fisher & Dani Sneed (author), Karen Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359471

Intégrese a la diversión mientras un jovencito se despierta para encontrar que todo lo que lo rodea es “non.” Vea si puede encontrar todas las cosas “extrañas” que lo rodean a través del día, tanto en la casa como en la escuela. ¿Se acabará este “día non” cuando se vaya a acostar esa noche?

Mi medio día

Doris Fisher & Dani Sneed (author), Karen Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359662

Un día non y Mi día par sigue con la loca diversion cuando un muchacho joven se despierta y se encuentra media cabellera diferente. Después de tragarse el vaso de leche que era dos terceras partes pasta empalagosa, él y su amigo se van lejos a un campamento por parte del día, lleno de diversión y con un juego de fútbol fuera de este mundo. Los dos primeros libros en la serie ganaron uno de los Learning Magazine's 2008 Teachers' Choice Awards for Children's Books. Las ilustraciones muy imaginativas les gustarán a los lectores jóvenes por seguro ¡cuando lean y encuentren las innumerable rarezas escondidas en el arte.

La madre águila pescadora: Canciones infantiles para boyas y gaviotas

Lucy Nolan (author), Connie McLennan (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781607180517

¿Y si Juan y Julia hubieran estado jugando en una duna de arena suave en vez de en esa colina peligrosa? Y suponte que el animal de María no era realmente un cordero. Y si María tuviera una pequeña... ¿almeja? Estas preguntas — y otras — serán contestadas de una forma graciosa en La madre águila pescadora: Canciones infantiles para boyas y gaviotas. Esta colección vuelve a contar las rimas del Ganso madre y enaltece las costas y canales de América — desde el mar al mar brillante. Los lectores jóvenes encontrarán pelícanos juguetones, gaviotas y nutrias. Ellos montarán ponis salvajes isleños, conocerán piratas, y con seguridad aprenderán la importante diferencia entre “orca” y “ quingombó.” Con un giro inesperado y viejos estándares, La madre águila pescadora hace un saludo a las brisas de mar, la arena, y también algunas tonterías.

Mi día par

Doris Fisher & Dani Sneed (author), Karen Lee (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359594

Continuamos divirtiéndonos a la par con estas series encantadoras a Un día non, Mi día par y Mi medio día. Esta vez, un jovencito se despierta para encontrar que es otro DIA extraño—ahora todo es par, y ¡su mamá tiene dos cabezas! Un paseo del colegio, al zoológico es abordado de una manera extraña, y en pares. Y como su predecesor, los niños gastarán horas mirando los objetos escondidos en las increíbles ilustraciones.

Feliz cumpleaños ¿a quién? un libro de adivinanzas de los animales bebes

Doris Fisher (author), Lisa Downey (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359457

Los bebes vienen en todas las formas y tamaños. Algunos tiene pelos y otros tienen plumas. Algunos pueden ser hijos únicos o ¡pueden tener más de cien hermanos! Algunos son grandes (23 pies) y algunos pequeños como una gomita en forma de judía. ¿Puedes adivinar cual es el bebé animal siguiendo las pistas de los anuncios de nacimiento?

Las tortillas del burro

Terri Fields (author), Sherry Rogers (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359556

Cruce a La Pequeña Gallinita Roja con un burro y sus amigos y obtendrá este humorístico recuento del Suroeste de una historia infantil favorita. En Las tortillas del burro, el burro encuentra muy difícil obtener ayuda de cualquiera de sus amigos mientras que él trabaja minuciosamente para convertir el maíz en tortillas. A los pequeños les encantará la repetición; los más grandes les encantarán los juegos de palabras. Además del “sabor” del Suroeste, esta encantadora historia contiene unos dibujos certeros de la manera tradicional en que se hacen las tortillas.

Antes del día en el zoológico

Catherine Ipcizade (author), Ben Hodson (illustrator)

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing ISBN: 9781934359617

Esta encantadora adaptación del clásico infantil, ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, lleva a los lectores al zoológico, mientras que los preparativos para “el día en el zoológico” se están llevando a cabo. Pero las cosas no están yendo de acuerdo al plan…las llamas no dejan de escupir, las jirafas están babeando, y las cebras no están contentas con sus rayas. Mientras tanto, los encargados del zoológico corren a toda prisa de aquí para allá, limpian la pupú, hacen sonar las campanas anunciando la hora de comer, y tratan de bañar a los animales. Pero, ¿están escuchando los elefantes traviesos? De ninguna manera. Y por si ésto no fuera poco, un pobre cocodrilo confunde a una abeja con una mosca, así que en lugar de comerse su cena, ¡recibe un piquete en el ojo! ¿estará todo bien? ¿los encargados tendrán que pasar la noche en el zoológico? ¿el día al zoológico pasará sin ningún contratiempo?