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Rock Mammoth

Eveline Payette (author) Guillaume Perreault (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824270

Louis has to do an oral presentation on his pet. To everyone’s great surprise, he decides to present his mammoth. Even more surprising, he talks to the class about a new species of hairy Elephantidae only recently discovered: the Rock Mammoth. This proud ancestor of the hairy musicians of the ’70s didn’t actually disappear. In fact, these elephants had had enough of being rock stars and wished for a more tranquil life. So they decided to remain hidden during the last millennia. But now Louis, the great mammoth enthusiast and rigorous scientific apprentice, has discovered this well-kept secret and is ready to reveal it to the world.

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.

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.

Tales from the Fringes of Fear

Jeff Szpirglas (author) Steven P. Hughes (illustrator)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459824591

Most kids don’t have to stress about things like exotic insects with a taste for human flesh when they go to class. But students at this school have to be ever vigilant. You never know when a supernatural pastry or a clay monster bent on revenge might be lurking just around the corner. Even a simple field trip to a local animal sanctuary can have ssserious consequences. Dragged fresh from the grave and pulled out of the haunted corners of a school locker, these thirteen new stories are a nod to the storytelling style of Tales from the Crypt and The Twilight Zone. They are guaranteed to make you laugh like a hyena, shake your head in wonder or tremble with fear. A companion volume to Tales from Beyond the Brain.

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!

Recipe for a Rebel

Lori Pollard-Johnson (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781613849798

After his dad leaves, Matt Delaney rebels and his erratic behavior lands him in the vice-principal's office. He is assigned a new class schedule which includes a cooking class. Matt is a rebel, not a joiner, and this could be a recipe for disaster.

City Birds

Dean Norman (author) Dean Norman (illustrator)

Publisher: Star Bright Books ISBN: 9781595725349

City Birds is a witty, upbeat story about two falcon hatchlings named Stars and Stripes atop a skyscraper in Cleveland, Ohio. The two young birds are introduced to the life of a bird of prey in a big city. With their parents’ guidance, the young birds learn to catch pigeons (and not the “fowl” balls that come from the nearby baseball stadium), how to interact with humans (who are kind enough to feed the local pigeon “livestock”), and finally, how to fly, the final skill that will allow them to leave their concrete home to hunt for food and start their own homes and families. Told with tongue in cheek humor that will keep readers chuckling from cover to cover.

Dr. Doolittle

Seymour Chwast (author), Seymour Chwast (illustrator)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566606257

American artist Seymour Chwast reinterprets Hugh Lofting’s The Story of Doctor Dolittle for a 21st-century, graphic-novel-influenced audience, formatting the text in a comic style.