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By: Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Viking Juvenile

How did Jon Scieszka get so funny, anyway? Growing up as one of six brothers was a good start, but that was just the beginning. Throw in Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, jokes told at family dinner, and the result is Knucklehead. Part memoir, part scrapbook, this hilarious trip down memory lane provides a unique glimpse into the formation of a creative mind …

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By: Mac Barnett
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

“A double helping of fun and mischief!” —Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series   “Hilarious.” —Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series   Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this …

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By: Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Harry+N.+Abrams

“I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing.” —Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid   “Dear Frank Einstein, Please invent time machine. Send your books back in time to me in 1978. Also a levitating skateboard. Tommy” —Tom Angleberger, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Frank Einstein loves figuring out how the world works by creating household contraptions that are part science, part imagination, and definitely unusual. After an uneventful experiment in his garage-lab, a lightning storm …

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By: Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Walden+Pond+Press

Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that …

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By: Tim Green
Publisher: HarperCollins

Inspired by interviews with real-life cancer survivors and insider sports experience, this unforgettable New York Times bestseller shows a brave boy who learns what it truly means to be unstoppable. As National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka said, Unstoppable is “absolutely heroic, and something every guy should read.”If anyone understands the phrase “tough luck,” it’s Harrison. As a foster kid in a cruel home, he knows his dream of one day playing in the NFL is a longshot.Then Harrison is brought into a new home with kind, …

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Knights of the kitchen table
By: Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Viking Children's Books
Level: 14+

Everyones favorite time-travelers are changing their style! "The Time Warp Trio" series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszkas wacky brand of humor.

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Top 100 Kids Books

The following list was compiled from an online survey in 2007 conducted by the National Education Association. Parents and teachers will find it useful in selecting quality literature for their children.

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
I Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch
Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
Oh! The …

The Three Little Pigs
By: Steven Kellogg
Publisher: Morrow
Level: 8-9

A wolf named Tempesto huffs and puffs in this wildly comic retelling of an old favorite. (“Open up, Pork Chop, or I’ll flatten this dump!”) In this rendition, the three pigs, Percy, Pete, and Prudence, and their mama, Serafina Sow, enjoy a thriving waffle business until one morning when Tempesto shows up with a taste for more than waffles. Children will cheer the pigs’ efforts to outwit the surly creature and comb the pictures for Kellogg’s hilarious visual nuances. The story might also motivate a comparison of Kellogg’s retelling with …

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