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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.

Out of Gas

Vicki C. Hayes (author)

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publishing ISBN: 9781645982227

Trey really wants to play soccer. Mr. Dean really wants him to come up with a science project. But Trey can't think of anything. Maybe he will find inspiration in the woods, so he takes his dog for a walk. All of sudden there is a tremendous thud. An alien spaceship has crashed. Trey cannot believe it when two blobs roll off the ship and morph into exact copies of his dog!

Book 8: Otis the Very Scared Dog

Claudia Harrington (author) Anoosha Syed (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532131967

When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! Otis is back! But Ben drops him off at Hank's during a storm and Otis dashes off in fear. Can Hank and Janie find him before Ben returns? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 6: Pete the Very Chatty Parrot

Claudia Harrington (author) Anoosha Syed (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532131943

When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! Janie asks Hank to watch her parrot Pete. Hank feels like a pirate! But Pete talks too much. And can Hank keep up with the mess? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Book 3: Bully for You!

Dana Sullivan (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634408646

Derrick finally feels like he’s getting the hang of Middle School. But when Derrick’s cartoons protesting racism backfire, the Muslim kids turn against him and the paper is in danger of being shut down, along with Derrick’s cartooning career. 

Book 4: Furball of the Apocalypse!

Dana Sullivan (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781643710747

Derrick’s goldfish, Finn and Gillian, have gone missing! Things take a turn for the weird when Derrick realizes his two science teachers are also nowhere to be found. What do plankton, plastic, and the fate of oceans have to do with missing persons and fishy pets?

Book 2: The Rocking Dead

Dana Sullivan (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634408585

7th grader Derrick’s “Dead Max Comix” are such a hit in the school paper he and Max start their own advice column. Derrick and Doug should have asked for advice before they started a band without inviting Kim and Keisha to join. Will the Battle of the Bands mean the end of Derrick and Kim? Not if Dead Max can help out.

Book 1: The Deadening

Dana Sullivan (author)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781634408523

Derrick Hollis is a 7th grader at Zachary Taylor Middle School and an aspiring cartoonist too shy to show his work to anybody. Derrick is devastated when his dog Max dies. But after being cremated, Max returns as a ghost giving Derrick advice. Will Dead Max be good for Derrick?

A Bunny Is Funny

Harriet Ziefert (author) Todd McKie (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801255

A moose, an owl, and an elephant are just a few of the animals that show up in this fun foray into rhyming.

Wait, What?

Audrey Bea (author) Adamm Paul Bueno (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532431661

Have you ever hear a joke, a pun, or just a strange statement and said, "Wait, what?" This little book features funny and fanciful ideas designed to spark conversation and get your brain thinking deeply about language, idioms, and the world we live in. Each "Wait, what?" statement or question is illustrated by a cute kawaii style image to add to the fun. Great for dinnertime conversation, getting teens and older kids to engage, or sparking thought in a gifted young child, this book is a weird and wonderful look at language.

Fart-tastic

Brenda Ponnay (author) Brenda Ponnay (illustrator)

Publisher: Xist Publishing ISBN: 9781532416460

These jokes may be stinkers, but that will only get kids laughing more as farts, toots, and other bodily function jokes take center stage. This collection of illustrated jokes is sure to get reluctant readers engrossed in their reading material.

Pizza and Other Stinky Poems

Harriet Ziefert (author) Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801132

What stinky fun: these entertaining verses talk about smelly stuff, like onions and skunks--and good things, such as pizza and peanut butter too. From "Whoever Sau-sage a Thing?" to "Fresh Fish," it's pure aromatic amusement sure to appeal to any kid's sense of humor. 

Piggy Has a Play Date

Harriet Ziefert (author) R. W. Alley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781949801125

Joselina wants her friend, Piggy Sue, to come and visit in this enticing follow-up to Joselina Piggy Goes Out. But her room is a pigsty! So Papa says not yet—not until she’s fixed the mess. Will Joselina’s clever cleaning shortcuts fool her father? 

Ridiculous Riddles

Cyl Lee (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023316

How many months have 28 days? All of them! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Ridiculous Riddles with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Really Silly Jokes

Cyl Lee (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023309

What did 0 say to 8? Nice belt! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Really Silly Jokes with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Monster Jokes

Ima Laffin (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023293

What do monsters read in the newspaper? The horror-scope! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Monster Jokes with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Animal Jokes

U.R. Phunny (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624023262

What do you call a crate of ducks? A box of quackers! Young comedians will build vocabulary and learn fun homophone word play sharing Animal Jokes with family and friends. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Book 7: Fawn the Very Small Deer

Claudia Harrington (author) Anoosha Syed (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532131950

When Hank leaves his bike in the driveway to be run over by his dad, he needs to help pay for a new one. But Hank is a kid. What can he do? Pet-sitting sounds easy! When an early snow comes, Elliott asks Hank to feed the deer behind his house. Hank puts out the food, but where are the deer? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

The Very Quiet Parrot

Johanna Gohmann (author) Jessika von Innerebner (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130717

Piper and Percy get a parrot for a pet. They try to get it to talk, but it's a very quiet parrot. They try to teach her to talk. They even offer her a pancake, but the bird still has nothing to say! When Percy is practicing piano, the parrot begins to sing. Their parrot loves music!

A Bad Day at Pirate School

Johanna Gohmann (author) Jessika von Innerebner (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130687

One day, Piper has a very bad day at pirate school. She can't find her silver eye patch. She drops her lunch overboard. She falls down in wooden leg practice. Piper can't wait for the day to be over! But when their teacher loses his golden compass, Piper is the one who finds it. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Pain in the Neck

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532135347

It's not easy being the youngest of three kids, especially when you're a vampire who hasn't gotten his fangs. Colin isn't even allowed to sleep in a coffin yet and his big sisters tease him about being a baby. On his first night at Shiverwood Academy, he decides to run away to the human world. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards.

Tooth Trouble

Kirsten McDonald (author)Fátima Anaya (illustrator)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130663

Carmen is keeping the tooth fairy busy. She's lost her two front teeth, and now one of her bottom teeth is wiggling every which way. But Carlos can't even get one tooth to wiggle, even a tiny bit. He hasn't had a single visit from the tooth fairy. Find out how Carlos and Carmen take care of Carlos's tooth trouble. Calico Kid is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Families Have Together

Harriet Ziefert (author)Deborah Zemke (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781948621991

A rollicking, rhyming description of the ins and outs, and ups and downs of every family. The upbeat text is certain to bring smiles and chuckles to everyone, because everybody has family, and everybody likes to moan and groan about family life, and laugh at it, too. 

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.