Look for these books in the picture book bins, under the first letter of the author's last name.
Anderson, Derek. Gladys Goes
Out to Lunch.
Gladys the gorilla is tired of eating nothing but bananas, until the day she smells something wonderful that lures her from the zoo in search of a new treat. Includes a recipe for banana bread.
Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack,
Moo: Cows That Type.
When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.
Cronin, Doreen. Diary of a
A young spider discovers, day by day, that there is a lot to learn about being a spider, including how to spin webs and avoid vacuum cleaners.
Cronin, Doreen. Diary of a
A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world. (j Reading Rainbow)
Johnson, Paul Brett. On Top
In an adaptation of the original parody, the hound Yodeler Jones tells what happened when his beloved meatball escaped from a plateful of spaghetti and ended up under a bush outside his restaurant.
Lester, Helen. Tacky the Penguin.
Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
Lester, Helen. Three Cheers
Tacky the penguin adds his own unique touch to his team's routine at the Penguin Cheering Contest, with surprising results.
Madison, Alan. Pecorino Plays
Pecorino Sasquatch proves that he is still the silliest boy in the world when his first day of Little League arrives and he realizes he has never hit or caught a baseball before - or even chewed bubblegum.
Munsch, Robert N. I'm So Embarrassed!
Whether by showing his baby pictures to his teacher or smoothing his hair with spit, Andrew's mother constantly embarrasses him while at the mall until he figures out a way to get even.
Munsch, Robert N. Mmm, Cookies!
After Christopher plays a trick on his mom and dad by serving them cookies made of clay, they ask his teacher to help them get back at him.
Noble, Trinka Hakes. Meanwhile
Back at the Ranch.
Looking for some diversion, a bored rancher drives to the town of Sleepy Gulch, little knowing that some amazing things are happening to his wife and ranch during his absence. (j Reading Rainbow)
Scieszka, Jon. The True Story
of the 3 Little Pigs.
The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs.
Slobodkina, Esphyr. Caps for
A peddler, some monkeys and their monkey business. (j Reading Rainbow)
Wiesner, David. The Three Pigs.
The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.
Willems, Mo. Don't Let the
Pigeon Drive the Bus!
A funny pigeon tries everything to get you to let him drive the bus while the bus driver is away.
Willems, Mo. Don't Let the
Pigeon Stay Up Late!
Needing to brush his teeth, a bus driver asks the reader to make sure that the pigeon goes to bed on time--but the bird has many excuses about why it should stay awake.
Willems, Mo. The Pigeon Finds
a Hot Dog!
Pigeon learns about sharing when a curious duckling keeps asking questions about the hot dog Pigeon has found.
Look for these books on the Juvenile Fiction shelves or paperback racks, arranged alphabetically by the author's last name.
Ardagh, Philip. A House Called
Awful End. (The Eddie Dickens Trilogy, Book 1).
When 11-year-old Eddie Dickens's ill parents become "a bit crinkly round the edges," he is taken by his great-uncle and great-aunt, and embarks on adventures that involve strolling actors, St. Horrid's Home for Grateful Orphans, and a carnival float shaped like a giant cow.
Blume, Judy. Freckle Juice.
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.
Brown, Jeff. Invisible Stanley.
Following a thunderstorm, the Lambchop family is surprised to discover that Stanley has become invisible.
Choldenko, Gennifer. Al Capone
Does My Shirts.
A 12-year-old boy named Moose moves to Alcatraz Island in 1935 when guards' families were housed there, and has to contend with his extraordinary new environment in addition to life with his autistic sister.
Cooney, Doug. The Beloved Dearly.
Although his father has forbidden it, Ernie, a 12-year-old business tycoon, makes a tidy profit in the pet funeral business, but when he refuses to give his star employee a raise, his business starts to fall apart.
Creech, Sharon. Absolutely
13-year-old Mary Lou spends the summer learning about romance, homesickness, death, and her cousin's search for his biological father.
Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the
5 lucky children win a ticket to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Dahl, Roald. The Twits.
The misadventures of 2 terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.
Danzinger, Paula. Amber Brown
is Not a Crayon.
3rd grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to another state.
DiCamillo, Kate. Mercy Watson
to the Rescue. (Mercy Watson Series, #1.)
After Mercy the pig snuggles to sleep with the Watsons, all 3 awaken with the bed teetering on the edge of a big hole in the floor.
Doyle, Roddy. The Giggler Treatment.
A talking dog, the Mack children and the small elf-like Gigglers must try to stop the prank that the Gigglers have mistakenly started to punish Mr. Mack for being mean to his children.
Erickson, John. The Original
Adventures of Hank the Cowdog.
Hank the Cowdog, Head of Ranch Security, is framed for the murder of a chicken and becomes an outlaw with the coyotes.
Fitzgerald, John Dennis. The
In a small town in turn-of-the-century Utah, a boy dreams up one scheme after another to gain prestige and money.
Gutman, Dan. Daisy is Crazy!
(My Weird School, #1.)
Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise the 2nd grade students.
Klise, Kate. Regarding the
Bathrooms: A Privy to the Past.
A middle school principal's bathroom renovation project leads to the discovery of stolen Roman antiquities.
Lowry, Lois. Anastasia Krupnik.
(Anastasia Krupnik, #1).
Anastasia's 10th year has some good things like falling in love and really getting to know her grandmother and some bad things like finding out about a new baby brother.
Peck, Richard. Fair Weather.
In 1893, 13-year-old Rosie and her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian Exposition, where they encounter Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell.
Pilkey, Dav. The Adventures
of Captain Underpants.
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
Rockwell, Thomas. How to Eat
Two boys set out to prove that worms can make a delicious meal.
Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories
from Wayside School.
Stories from the classroom on the 30th floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.
Stilton, Geronimo. Lost Treasure
of the Emerald Eye. (Geronimo Stilton, #1.)
When Geronimo's sister, Thea, discovers an old, mysterious map showing a secret treasure hidden on a faraway island, the gang of the "Rodent's gazette" is dragged into a treasure hunt.
Strasser, Todd. Don't Get Caught
in the Teachers' Lounge.
Wilson, Dusty and Kyle sneak into the teachers' lounge for sodas, with unexpected consequences.
Voigt, Cynthia. Stories about
Four adventures seen through the eyes of Rosie, an irrepressible and frisky dog.
Winkler, Henry. Niagara Falls,
Or Does It? (Hank Zipzer, #1.)
4th-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.
Artell, Mike. Laugh Your Head Off: Great Jokes and Giggles.
This whole book is nothing but jokes and things to make you giggle. (j808.7 Artell)
Davis, Jim. Garfield's Big
Fat Hairy Joke Book.
Cartoon cat Garfield shares his favorite jokes about food, Odie, sports, mice, parties, and holidays. (j741.5 Davis)
Keller, Charles. Astronuts.
A collection of jokes and riddles about outerspace, including "Where is a cinnamon man from? Outer spice." (j808.7 Keller)
Keller, Charles. Best Riddle
A collection of over 500 riddles on many different subjects. (j808.7 Keller)
Kids Pick the Funniest Poems. (j811.07 Kids)
Prelutsky, Jack. The New Kid
on the Block.
Humorous poems about such strange creatures and people as Baloney Belly Billy and the Gloopy Gloopers. (j811.54 Prelutsky)
Roop, Peter. Going Buggy!:
Jokes About Insects.
Jokes and riddles about insects, including "What do you call a bug dance? A moth ball." (j808.7 Roop)
Rosenbloom, Joseph. Doctor
Knock-Knock's Official Knock-Knock Dictionary.
More than 500 knock-knock jokes alphabetically arranged from Abyssinia to zookeeper. (j808.7 Rosenbloom)
Silverstein, Shel. Falling
Poems, including tMy Nose Garden, Little Hoarse, Strange Restaurant, Sharing, Noise Day, and many more. (j811 Silverstein)
Wisniewski, David. The Secret
Knowledge of Grown-ups.
The "real" reasons why adults tell children to do things, such as "Eat your vegetables," "Comb your hair," and "Don't blow bubbles in your milk." (j818.54 Wisniewski)