Bones: Hilarious Early Reader

Jolie Canoli - 2018
    Simple language, repetition, and colorful illustrations help beginning readers fall in love with reading. Buddy Bones goes on a journey to find what is most precious to him, teaching kids the value of perseverance. Written in a similar style to Mo Willems and Tedd Arnold, this popular easy reader reminds kids that they will succeed if they keep on keeping on! Bones contains conversation starters in the back of the book, encouraging parents and caregivers to go beyond the story into practical life applications, reading comprehension, and critical thinking. We believe learning happens best when it is filled with love. Our stories seek to create opportunities for a relationship to grow. Bones conversation starters discuss the virtue of hard work, understanding personal value, managing loss, and even include prompts for sharing your own stories with one another. * Written for ages 2,3,4,5,6,7, and 8 years old * Free downloadable audio book and song included. If you enjoy this picture book by Jolie Canoli and Friends, you’ll love our other fun to read stories too!

Don't Be Horrid, Henry!

Francesca Simon - 2000
    Horrid Henry reaches a younger generation of readers in a new picture storybook.

Knuffle Bunny and Knuffle Bunny Too

Mo Willems - 2007

Hide and Seek: with Lovable, Furry Old Grover

Jon Stone - 1976
    in full color. Engage kids in funny dialogue with Grover in this book just right for story-hour.


Karma Wilson - 2012
    I thougth I told you NO HORSEPLAY!"When his stubborn horses insist on playing games all night instead of sleeping, one determined farmer wears himself out trying to change their habits. Told in clever rhyming verse throughout, Horseplay will engage parents and kids alike as they follow mischievous horses who just won't go to bed

Sharko and Hippo

Elliott Kalan - 2020
    With tongue-twisty wordplay and escalating absurdity, this is a fall-down-funny farce that will surprise and delight readers—from television comedy writer Elliott Kalan and acclaimed illustrator Andrea Tsurumi.When Sharko calls for a boat, Hippo pulls out a goat.He wants a pole, but Hippo gives him a pail.And instead of bait, a beet and a boot!Hippo’s coat pockets seem to have everything except what Sharko asks for!Will their fishing trip ever get off the ground?

Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble: Big Dog and Little Dog Board Books

Dav Pilkey - 1997
    The sweet personalities, lasting friendship, and hilarious antics of Big Dog and Little Dog will enchant little ones and entertain dog lovers of all ages.

Down the Drain!

Robert Munsch - 2009
    His hands are dirty. His face is dirty. And his feet are dirty."Adam, you need a bath!" his father yells.But Adam doesn't like baths. All that soap in his eyes, soap in his ears, and soap in his mouth! He doesn't like them one bit.So while his little sister, his dog, and his cat are laughing, Adam's father outsmartshim and pops him in the tub.Little does Dad know that Adam has a few tricks of his own...and once he's in the tub, in control of the tap AND the plug, the mayhem will begin!

The Wonkey-Donky: Hee-Haww!

M. Travisano - 2018
     Imagine, her in a library, with a bunch of toddlers, and pre-schoolers and their parents, at story time. "I was walking, down the road, and I saw . . . A donkey, Hee Haaw! And he only had three-legs! He was a wonky-donkey." Every Grandparent should have this book to read to the grandkids. It would make a fantastic Christmas gift.

The Bureau of Misplaced Dads

Éric Veillé - 2013
    There are bearded dads, a dad named Michael and even a Super Dad, but none of them belong to the boy. He is about to lose hope when he suddenly remembers what he and his father were playing just before the disappearance. Like the best dads, this book is a little bit kooky and a whole lot of fun.

Knot Cannot

Tiffany Stone - 2020
    Snake can slither and swim and hiss. Sadly, Knot cannot! But when Snake finds herself in a pickle, Knot discovers there's one thing he can do that Snake cannot. Knot can knot--a lot!With wordplay a-plenty, this uproarious read-a-loud encourages readers to find--and celebrate!--whatever it is they do best.

No Reading Allowed: The WORST Read-Aloud Book Ever

Raj Haldar - 2020
    And sometimes two words that sound alike can be spelled completely differently. Ptolemy the pterodactyl is back to show us all how absurd and fun language can be when homophones, homonyms, and tricky punctuation are at play!No Reading Allowed allows children and their parents to laugh together while also learning something new. Perfect for baby gifts, birthday gifts, teacher gifts, and anyone who finds humor in the absurdity of the English language.

Crocopotamus: Mix and match the wild animals!

Mary Murphy - 2016
    Sturdy board-book pages open to the left and the right for easy manipulation by little hands, and bright, bold animals wait to be mixed up again and again.

The Alphabet Thief

Bill Richardson - 2017
    It seems that no one can stop her, until the Z’s finally send her to sleep so that all the other letters can scamper back to where they belong.Bill Richardson’s zany rhymes and Roxanna Bikadoroff’s hilarious illustrations will delight young readers with the silly fun they can have with language — and may even inspire budding young writers and artists to create their own word games.

Mam� the Alien / Mam� La Extraterrestre

Rene Colato Lainez - 2016
    Sofia heads to the library to learn more about aliens. Some are small and some are tall. Some have four fingers on each hand and some have large, round eyes. Their skin can be gray or blue or green. But Mama looks like a human mother! Could she really be an alien? Sofia is still puzzling out this mystery when she sees an alien-looking Mama one night. It turns out Mama is doing a beauty treatment so she will look her best for her citizenship ceremony. That's when Sofia realizes that in English, an alien can be someone from another planet, and it can also be a person from another country. Just like Mama! Filled with imagination and humor, Mama the Alien/Mama la extraterrestre is a lighthearted immigration tale and a celebration of family, no matter where that family comes from. Even if it's outer space!