Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff
written and illustrated by Tomie dePaola
Tommy and his grandfather share the same name and both have a mischievous side. Whenever they are together they do nothing but laugh and have fun. One day, grandfather Tom shows Tommy a funny and very different trick that makes them laugh so hard that Tommy brings it to school to show all the children. The only problem is, his teacher doesn't think it is so funny. A wonderful story of a special bond between grandfather and his grandson.
The Time Warp Trio series
by Jon Scieska, illustrated by Lane Smith
J FICTION SCIES
In the first book of this series, Knights of the Kitchen Table, Joe is given a magic book that transports him and his friends, Fred and Sam, to King Arthur's Britain. Throughout the series, the boys go from one historical era to another, having hilarious adventures all along the way. The snappy dialogue, fast-moving action scenes, and non-stop humor will keep even reluctant readers interested and involved.
A Long Way From Chicago
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett, illustrated by Ron Barrett
This charming story (and recent motion picture) is sure to tickle your funny bone (and make you hungry!) Imagine the tiny town of Chewandswallow-- where the weather reports read like a fast food menu. . . it was raining juice, snowing mashed potatoes. . . and there were hamburger wind storms! When the weather got bad, however, the food portions became super-sized-- with many houses damaged by giant meatballs. How do the townspeople solve this problem? Read Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and find out! Illustrator Ron Barrett only draws meatballs- he is a vegetarian :)
The Dragon series
Dav Pilkey is perhaps better known for another silly series, Captain Underpants. I find his Dragon series to be sillier and perhaps more appealing to parents. Young readers will practice their reading skills and giggle along as Dragon goes about his normal day. Nothing, however, is ever normal in Dragon's day. From a simple trip to the grocery store to a little house cleaning, Dragon makes it all fun.
The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
written and illustrated by Daniel
The Boss Baby
written and illustrated by Marla
-Youth Services Staff
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