Tags » Humorous Stories

Book review: Telephone, by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jen Corace

Barnett, Mac. Telephone. Illustrated by Jen Corace. Chronicle Books, 2014. unp. $16.99      ISBN:978-1-4521-1023-3 Gr. All. P8Q9

Many birds are sitting on a telephone wire when a mother bird asks one of them to tell Peter to come home. 94 more words

Book Reviews

Book review: The Big Blue Thing on the Hill, by Yuval Zommer

Zommer, Yuval. The Big Blue Thing on the Hill. Templar Books, Candlewick Press, 2014. $16.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-7403-8. 28 pages. Ages 3-7. P7Q8

The forest is peaceful with all of the animals minding their own business until one day when a terrifying blue thing shows up! 70 more words

Book Reviews

Johnny Danger D.I.Y. Spy by Peter Millett.

Johnny Danger D.I.Y. Spy by Peter Millett. Pub. Puffin Books, 2015.

This new series for reluctant readers, boys in particular is one of the craziest novels I have ever read ranking with Paul Jennings and Andy Griffith and commanding the same reader group. 168 more words

Intermediate Fiction

29 failed first dates! What would you do?

I tend to avoid chicklit fiction, but “Love Hacked” by Penny Reid caught my eye (yes, it was the cover).   The main character is Dr Sandra Fielding, a pediatric psychotherapist who has had 29 first dates over the last two years, that all end in tears. 173 more words



My shins hurt.  Ache to be precise.  With every step I take they tell me how much they despise me and my tendency to act upon a whim. 378 more words

The League of Beastly Dreadfuls by Holly Grant

Anastasia McCrumpet is a 5th grade student at Mooselick Elementary where she’s a completely average almost eleven-year-old girl.  She lives with her parents (and a grudge-holding, revenge-pooping guinea pig named Muffy) in an ordinary house, in an ordinary town. 186 more words


Book review: The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken, by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Kevin Cornell

Cronin, Doreen. The Case of the WEIRD BLUE CHICKEN: The next misadventure. Illustrated by Kevin Cornell. (Chicken Squad Adventure series.) Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014. 101 more words

Book Reviews