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Flowers Are Pretty ... Weird!

by Rosemary Mosco, illustrated by Jacob Souva
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: flowers & plants, gardening

Warning -- this book contains top-secret information about flowers! Prepare to be shocked and weirded out by this hilarious and totally true picture book introduction to some of nature's strangest plants.

Flowers are beautiful. They have bright colors, soft petals and sweet nectar. Yum! But that's not the whole truth. Flowers can be WEIRD . . . and …

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How to Promenade with a Python (and Not Get Eaten)

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: chapter books, reptiles & amphibians

In this hilarious non-fiction chapter book series, a savvy cockroach shares wise tips and tricks to surviving an encounter with a charming predator who may (or may not) want to be your friend.

Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who better to give advice on surviving an encounter with a polite predator? Ever …

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How to High Tea with a Hyena (and Not Get Eaten)

A Polite Predators Book

by Rachel Poliquin, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: chapter books, wolves & coyotes

The second book in a hilarious illustrated non-fiction chapter book series starring a savvy and stylish cockroach who guides the reader through an encounter with a charming -- and dangerous -- predator. Is this hyena drooling for tea and crumpets . . . or for you?!

Celeste is a cockroach, and everyone knows that cockroaches are survivors, so who bet …

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Extremely Gross Animals

Stinky, Slimy and Strange Animal Adaptations​

by Claire Eamer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: zoology

All things disgusting are featured in this weird and wonderful exploration of the grossest of the gross in the animal kingdom. (Barf bag not included!)

Snot. Vomit. Spit. Poop. Everyone knows these are gross, right? Well, for some animals, they're crucial ingredients for survival! This book describes more than 30 of these animals --- the grossest of …

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The Mosquito

by Elise Gravel
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: insects, spiders, etc., science & nature

Hilarious illustrated nonfiction about mosquitos perfect for beginning readers. Conversational text and silly illustrations will have you up all night reading about the most annoying bug on Earth!

Fast mosquito facts:
    Distinctive trait: Leaving annoying itchy bites
    Diet: Your blood (and nectar and plant juice)
    Special talent: Ma …

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Napoleon vs. the Bunnies

by J. F. Fox, illustrated by Anna Kwan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: europe, historical

The renowned Napoleon Bonaparte faces an army of a different sort in this witty, unconventional telling of a true event in his life.

Everyone knows the Battle of Waterloo was Napoleon Bonaparte's most crushing defeat, right? Well, some beg to differ. It seems there was another less famous (though perhaps more humiliating) surrender in his past. Let' …

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De la crème glacée pour les lézards?

Comment les animaux se rafraîchissent

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Jenna Piechota
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: biology

 

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Comment les animaux survivent-ils à la chaleur? Est-ce qu’ils portent des sandales? Est-ce qu’ils sautent dans la piscine?

Ce charmant album documentaire enseigne les différents moyens employés par les animaux pour se rafraîchir. Battre des oreilles, se coller aux arbres et faire des siestes sont quelques-u …

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Butterflies Are Pretty ... Gross!

by Rosemary Mosco, illustrated by Jacob Souva
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: butterflies, moths & caterpillars

Warning -- this book contains top-secret information about butterflies! Prepare to be shocked and grossed out by this hilarious and totally true picture book introduction to a fascinating insect.

Butterflies are beautiful and quiet and gentle and sparkly . . . but that's not the whole truth. Butterflies can be GROSS. And one butterfly in particular …

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Kids ONLY Jokes

by James Allen Einstein, read by Dana Negrey
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: jokes & riddles

 

Hey, kids! These jokes are just for you to tell any time – at home, at school, at your favourite hangout! Your friends will be rolling in the aisles!
Q: Why were the early days of history called the dark ages?
A: Because there were so many knights!

 

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Hockey Jokes For Kids

by James Allen Einstein, read by Dana Negrey
edition: Audiobook
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: jokes & riddles

 

Hey, kids! These hockey jokes will tickle your funny bone and keep you laughing all through hockey season and beyond:

Q: What does a hockey player and a magician have in common?

A: Both do hat tricks!