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Sports Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Anne-Marie Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117472

What can you serve but never eat? A volleyball! When your team is down and out, sometimes the only thing you have is humor. Using sports jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, this riotous book helps readers learn how to understand the culture of humor and how to use it in their own writing.

Animal Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Clara Christopher (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117441

Why did the chicken cross the road? The answers are as varied and as funny as chickens themselves. Using clever animal jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines animal humor in everyday life. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and be motivated to use it in their own writing.

Around the World in Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Marguerite Rodger (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117458

Laughter is a universal language. Using jokes, puns, riddles, fantastic images, rhymes, and more, this book examines humor around the world. Readers will learn how humor is shaped by language and culture and how being a "cultural insider" can help you understand humor in another language or country.

Monster and Creepy-Crawly Jokes, Riddles, and Games

Rachel Eagen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427117465

Vampire jokes, insect humor…we often make fun of the things that creep us out. This cringe-worthy book examines how our funny bones are sometimes tweaked by fright. Using jokes, puns, riddles, and rhymes, readers will learn how to harness their own fears and slay them with jokes.

I.A.M.M.

Harriett Diller (author) Les Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389317

Dorsi shouldn't leave her lizard's mealworms on a low shelf in the refrigerator, not with a toddler like Travis around.

Night Owl Nabs the Sheep Snatcher

Donna M. Boock (author) Guy Francis (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682389461

With a nod to classic fairy tales, Night Owl plays detective.

Valentine's Day Disaster

Michelle L. Brown (author) Paula J. Becker (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385241

A big mistake actually helps Chance and Iggy win the talent contest.

The Dog Who Barked Backwards

Mary Lee Chapman (author) Rocky Fuller (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385159

Mr. Johnson learns that Rufus is a great dog--despite his weird bark.

The Sighting

Joyann Dwire (author) Les Gray (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385203

A neighbor is convinced he's seen Bigfoot. Now Eddie Cathy and Marie want to find out for themselves.

The Ghost of Yuckachi Swamp

Crystal Mandell (author) Dennis Hockerman (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385166

Donald Crocodile's singing saves his family from poachers who think the swamp is haunted.

The Tenth Puppy

Linda G. Paulsen (author) Kathleen Kemly (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385234

Saralynn helps her uncle discover the missing "puppy."

Comic-Strip Cal

Ann Devendorf (author) BB Sams (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682385647

Cal has read so many comics that his thoughts are appearing in balloons above his head.

Ducktective Max and the Missing Farm Animals

Donna M. Boock (author) Pete Whitehead (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384749

This detective and his assistant solve a humorous mystery.

Fox and the Chickadees

Barbara Owen (author) Jane Chambless Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384787

Fox's fear is relieved when he finds that Bear is helping the birds not hurting them.

Fox Strings the Beans

Barbara Owen (author) Jane Chambless Wright (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384794

Fox's way of doing the chores cheers up Bear.

Grabby Big Tom Bumble

Sally Derby (author) Pete Whitehead (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384824

This bear learns to mind his manners.

How Do You Know When the Carrots Are Ready?

Nancy Ramsey (author) Nicole in den Bosch (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682384862

Grandpa and Chelsea take care of their garden together, and Chelsea learns how to tell when the carrots are ready.

Sierra's Triathalon

Sue Mozena (author) Linda S. Pierce (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381236

This girl finds clever ways to entertain her brother and his friends until Mom comes home.

The Chore Chain

Heather Klassen (author) Nancy S. Holliday (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682381267

Everyone in Maddie's neighborhood gets a chance to do a favorite chore--for someone else!

Isabel's Idea

Deborah Ruddell (author) Amy Wummer (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380253

Isabel has saved her family from a lifetime of having strawberry shortcake for dessert but . . .

"Michael Spreckel! Where Have You Been?"

Christopher Tebbetts (author) BB Sams (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380345

Michael went into a cave to get some moss and stalactite drippings for his jungle journal . . . and that was just the beginning!

Rory's Funny Story

Janice Graham (author) Shelley Matheis (illustrator)

Publisher: Highlights ISBN: 9781682380406

Rory thinks nothing funny ever happens to him until he tells the class about his weekend.

The Spy in the Alley

Melanie Jackson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781551437835

Confronting a prowler in the backyard, Dinah is determined to find out why someone has taken an interest in her older sister and herself. Who is the buck-tooth burglar? Why are the Rinaldi's tomatoes always involved? And what is the connection between Madge's boyfriend and GASP, a group of well-intentioned anti-smoking activists? When it becomes apparent that Wellman Talent, the modeling agency Madge works for, is making deals with an unscrupulous tobacco company, and that the spy is out to sabotage GASP’s plans to expose the connection, Dinah has to call on all her talents, both sleuthing and singing, to solve the case. In the spirit of Sammy Keyes, Dinah gets by on pluck, courage and an irrepressible sense of humor as she is catapulted into a mystery that twists and turns from the blackberry patch to the corporate boardroom.

Tales of Mark Twain

Peg Hall (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990337

Offers young readers a look at Mark Twain's distinctive sense of humor as revealed in tales of the old West, Missouri, and medieval Europe.

Tales of Silliness

Kuharski, Janice (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622990399

Offers young readers a look at four comic tales, including "The Six Sillies," "Blockhead Hans," and "The Emperor's New CLothes."