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Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol

Erin Dealey (author), Nick Ward (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627530460

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la. How wonderful the old carol sounds. A vision of warm family gatherings peacefully celebrating the holiday season comes to mind. But wait, this doesnt sound like a peaceful family get-together. What is happening here? Deck the walls with mashed potatoes! Fa la la la la la la la la. Make a snowman with tomatoes. Fa la la la la la la la la. Author Erin Dealey has taken the old holiday classic and turned it on its head. In her riotous, raucous rendition of a family meal gone hilariously awry, youll find food hockey, vegetable sculptures, crashing dishes, and grown-ups wondering what has gone wrong. From Feed the dog our peas and carrots to Food tastes better when you wear it, readers young and old will never forget this new take on an old holiday carol!

Mr. Ball: An EGG-celent Adventure

Michael Townsend (author), Michael Townsend (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054588

Mr. Ball is delighted when he takes on a giant fire-breathing bird as his new pet. He is also completely oblivious to that fact that the bird has taken on Mr. Ball as her egg. Hilarity ensues, as throughout, Mr. Ball attempts to train his pet. Finally, Mr. Ball's faithful friends come to his rescue.

The Boulder Brothers: Meet Mo and Jo

Sarah Lynn (author), Collet Derby Pierre (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609055011

Mo and Jo are fun-loving cavemen whose antics will surely delight kids, especially boys. Follow them as they attempt to de-stink themselves, play hide-and-seek, and make fire. The latest title in Blue Apple'sJump-Into-Chapters series, this book is designed to increase reading proficiency by offering a longer page count than picture books, but a lower word count than chapter books.

You Can't Build a House If You're a Hippo!

Fred Ehrlich (author), Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054830

This title in the You Can't . . . series explores the kinds of homes animals live in and compares these with people houses. Fascinating facts, punctuated by humorous poems, feature animals whose bodies create their home and those that live in nests, burrows, dens, etc.

You Can't Ride a Bicycle to the Moon

Harriet Ziefert (author), Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054199

What should I eat in space today? Something that won't float away! Food that sticks onto a spoon Is best when dining on the moon. Learn all about the pioneering dog-stronauts and how technology created for space affects our life on earth. Each section tops off with activities and kick-starting questions that expand a child's understanding of the subject matter and how it applies to the wider world and his or her daily life. Make it personal, make it fun, and science will captivate young readers

You Can't Use Your Brain if You're a Jellyfish

Fred Ehrlich (author), Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054540

This title provides a fun and informative look at brains; insect brains, bird brains, dog brains, monkey brains, and our brains and how they have each adapted to particular survival needs. This complex subject is made not only understandable but fascinating, and sometimes even funny!

Okay, Andy!

Maxwell Eaton III (author), Maxwell Eaton III (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053505

Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, a young coyote pup. Find out what makes Andy even crabbier! They spend lots of time not catching rabbits, falling over cliffs, and trying to decide the difference between an owl and a bear. A perfect bridge between picture books and text-heavy chapter books.

You Can't See Your Bones with Binoculars

Harriet Ziefert (author), Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054175

What's inside your rib cage? Hint: it's not a canary! Why is bumping your humerus totally not funny? Why do football players and carpenters need knee pads? Kids will learn about all 206 of their very own bones - what they look like, where they are, what they do. Actual x-rays of real bones take kids through the skeletal system, inviting them to locate and explore their own bones. Clear explanations (fact-checked and approved by a pediatrician), colorful illustrations, and humorous analogies make for a fresh look at a familiar topic. From head to toe (or from cranium to phalanges), kids will get a skeleton of fascinating bone-formation!

You Can't Take Your Body to a Car Mechanic

Fred Ehrlich (author), Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054526

Can a hammer fix a cold? Can a screwdriver drive away an itchy spot? Whats the difference between a virus and an allergy or a pimple and a wart? Dr. Fred Ehrlich explains all about ills, chills, what makes us sniffle and feel sore; and how doctors, treatments, and processes inside us can handle our bodies ick-ness and sickness. But, you CANT find any of these fixer-uppers . . . in a toolbox!

You Can't Taste a Pickle with Your Ear

Harriet Ziefert (author), Amanda Haley (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054182

Why can't you hear a siren with your eyes? Spot an airplane with your hands? And how come a pickle on your ear isn't delicious? In You Can't Take a Pickle with Your Ear kids discover how each of their five senses is hard at work all day long, providing them with information and helping them get the most out of their daily lives. Whenever you think, "I'm oh-so-sweet," Pull off your socks and smell your feet! Sections such as "Hold Your Nose" and "Stick Out Your Tongue" (not the same time!) encourage hands-on investigations of what's happening inside kids' bodies and why a tongue is best for pickle tasting.

Mr. Ball Makes a To-Do List

Michael Townsend (author), Michael Townsend (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609053659

Mr. Ball loves to make to-do lists! But he NEVER finishes them. Will the easiest to-do list ever help him break his unfortunate history of didn't-do failures? Angry bees, a funky skunk, and a bathtub full of tomato sauce provide challenging obstacles as Mr. Ball tries to finally check EVERYTHING off his list!

Andy, Also

Maxwell Eaton III (author), Maxwell Eaton III (illustrator)

Publisher: Blue Apple Books ISBN: 9781609054571

Andy, a crabby alligator, is a reluctant friend to Preston, an enthusiastic coyote pup. Three chapters link together to tell the overall story. In "Andy Also," Preston decides to re-name himself "the new Andy." In "Clang-Clang-Bing," the second Andy (Andy, also) goes back to being Preston, and makes a lot of noise. In "100 Rabbits," Preston asks Andy innumerable questions.

You're Clean as a Whistle! (And Other Silly Sayings)

Cynthia Klingel (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609541309

Thanks to whimsical illustrations and everyday examples, kids can finally discover the true meanings behind such weird idioms as 'You're clean as a whistle!'

Weird-but-True Facts about the Human Body

Lauren Coss (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234126

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the human body.

Weird-but-True Facts about U.S. History

Arnold Ringstad (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234119

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing historical facts, including famous Americans, American firsts, the U.S. government, and forgotten ideas and plans.

Weird-but-True Facts about U.S. Presidents

Arnold Ringstad (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234270

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about America's presidents, including presidential firsts, White House trivia, and presidential hobbies.

Weird-but-True Facts about Weather

Lauren Coss (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234133

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing weather facts, including lightning, blizzards, and storms.

Weird-but-True Facts about the U.S. Military

Arnold Ringstad (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234263

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the U. S. military, including weapons, wars, and military people.

Weird-but-True Facts about Gross Things

Lauren Coss (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234096

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the grossest stuff on Earth.

Weird-but-True Facts about Inventions

Arnold Ringstad (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234102

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the world's greatest inventions.

Weird-but-True Facts about Scary Things

Lauren Coss (author), Mernie Gallagher-Cole (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234287

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about some of the spookiest things on Earth, including creepy-crawlies, monsters, aliens, and ghosts.

Weird-but-True Facts about Sports

Arnold Ringstad (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234300

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about all kinds of sports.

Weird-but-True Facts about Science

Arnold Ringstad (author), Kathleen Petelinsek (illustrator)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781623234294

Loads of quirky, cool, and astonishing facts about the world of science, including outer space, physics, elements, numbers, and scientists.

Weird Races

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736583

People have been racing anything and everything for thousands of years. This fun, informative book focuses on some of the most interesting, from lawnmower racing to frozen marathons.

Weird Sports Moments

K. C. Kelley (author)

Publisher: The Child's World ISBN: 9781609736590

Enter the world of the weirdest sports records! From the largest dodgeball game to the fastest round of golf, this book has it all.