With the talent show looming and the class brimming over with ideas, Clementine struggles to find her own hidden gifts. Loosely limned line drawings add the perfect comic touch to this second story about the irrepressible imp.
Before Dodsworth departs on vacation, his customary breakfast at Hodges’ Café turns out to be a bad mistake. From the moment Hodges’ crazy duck hears his plans, Dodsworth is doomed. Deadpan writing and flat cartoon illustrations coalesce into a perfect comedy.
Jon Scieszka just may be the funniest man writing for kids today. We all know his background must have shaped his writing career…but who knew that “almost true” could be this hilarious. Scieszka’s own narration completes the perfect package. Ages 10-14.
A fast paced tall tale, both humorous and moving, concerns Homer’s search for his brother sold into the Civil War, an odyssey in which he encounters a traveling medicine show, the Underground Railroad, and hot air balloons among many other adventures.
Legendary showman P.T. Barnum, master of the "humbug" and flamboyant hoax, comes to life in an eminently entertaining and fascinating biography filled with photographs, engravings, and period illustrations.
Filled with humor and love, this refreshing slice of small town teen life captures the uncertainty and newfound confidence of 14-year-old Austin Gray as she sets out to redefine herself and no longer be a spectator on the sidelines.