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Funny Punchlines

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The Monster on the Bus by Josh Lieb
Angelique and Cassius are riding the school bus, but in order to make it to school on time, they must outsmart a wild cast of characters.

My Name is Cool! by Antonio Sacre
Little Antonio has a lot of names. Different relatives call him different names, but the real culture shock happens when he goes to school for the first time.

Go, Sled! Go! by James Yang
"An out-of-control sled filled with an elf, a bunny, a moose, a snowman and a baker with cakes speeds down the hill into more surprises, in this hilarious and easy-to-read picture book for beginning readers" – Provided by publisher.

The Rock from the Sky by Jon Klassen
Turtle likes standing in his favorite spot so much that he asks his friend Armadillo to stand in it, too. But now that Armadillo is standing in that spot, he has a bad feeling about it. This is a book about friendship, fate, shared futuristic visions and that funny feeling you get that there's something off.

See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog by David LaRochelle
Max is not a cat – Max is a dog! But much to his dismay, this book keeps instructing readers to "see the cat." How can Max get through to the book that he is a dog? Illustrator Mike Wohnoutka hilariously depicts the pup's reactions to the narrator and to the wacky cast of characters who upend Max's – and readers' – expectations.

When Unicorns Poop by Lexie Castle
Discover all the magical things that happen when unicorns, poop, toot, sneeze and more.

The Neighbors by Einat Tsarfati
As she climbs the seven stories to her own apartment, a little girl imagines what happens behind every door she passes.

The Boring Book by Shinsuke Yoshitake
A child, bored by his toys, contemplates the emotion and concept of boredom, and whether or not it is boring to be an adult – or a child.

Stop! Bot! by James Yang
When a little boy stops to show a building doorman his new "bot," it floats up out of his hands and the kind doorman runs up to each floor of the building to try and catch it, with help from the building's residents.

The Little Barbarian by Renato Moriconi
"Once upon a time, there was a little barbarian who was about to embark on a very dangerous journey. The brave adventurer knew there would be many perils ahead, including one-eyed giants and venomous snakes, manticores and sea serpents. Luckily, a barbarian can always rely on the trusty steed..."— Back cover.

Something Smells! by Blake Liliane Hellman
When Elliot wakes up to a terrible smell, he is determined to find the source.

Nothing Rhymes with Orange by Adam Rex
All the fruits gather together and enjoy a rhyming party, but poor Orange feels left out because he does not rhyme with anything – until Apple invents a new word.

Me Tall, You Small by Lilli L’Arronge
This is a silly romp through a parent and child's daily lives, exploring the differences between being an adult and a child when doing various activities. It’s a dynamic read-aloud with whimsical use of language.

Toto’s Apple by Mathieu Lavoie
Toto's desire for an apple sees him launch a series of plans to reach his desired meal.

Dance! Dance! Underpants! by Bob Shea
Ballet Cat and her friend Butter Bear have practiced a dance to perform for an audience, but Butter Bear will need a lot of encouragement to try the super high leaps.

This Book is Not about Dragons by Shelley Moore Thomas
Suspense builds humorously as a mouse narrator stubbornly insists there are no dragons in this book, leading to a clever, unexpected ending.

How to Put your Parents to Bed by Mylisa Larsen
A child provides instructions for putting tired parents to bed. A perfect guide for children with parents who just won’t sleep!

Goodnight Already! by Jory John
Bear has never been so tired but his next-door neighbor, a wide-awake duck, keeps disturbing his sleep.

Is There a Dog in this Book? by Viviane Schwarz
Can cats and dogs share the same turf? Revisit the age-old dilemma with a hide-and-seek romp among furry friends.

No Slurping, No Burping by Kara LaReau
Evie and Simon always mind their manners, but their father has a lot to learn before a surprise dinner guest arrives.

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