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    10% happier

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    10% happier : how I tamed the voice in my head, reduced stress without losing my edge, and found self-help that actually works : a true story

    Harris, Dan, 1971-

    "A spiritual book written for--and by--someone who would otherwise never read a spiritual book, 10% HAPPIER is both a deadly serious and seriously funny look at mindfulness and meditation as the next big public health revolution"-- Provided by publisher.

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    Sex : a book for teens : an uncensored guide to your body, sex, and safety

    Hasler, Nikol.

    "This honest, funny, and in-depth read features chapters on all things sex, from sexual orientation and masturbation, to foreplay, first-time concerns, birth control, and protection against diseases. It also provides answers to questions posed by real teens on things you definitely want to know but might be afraid to ask."--Amazon.com.

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    Last chance to see / Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

    Adams, Douglas.

    A very funny account of a serious trip around the world in search of the world's most fascinating endangered animals., including Komodo dragons, mountain gorillas, rare birds, white rhinos and the blind river dolphins of China.

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    Guys write for guys read

    There's something for every guy in this collection of stories, mini-memoirs, advice, poems, comics and drawings chosen by readers on the Guys Read web site.

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    The closest i've come

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    The closest i've come

    Aceves, Fred.

    A Kirkus Best Book of 2017 * A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year * An ALA/YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Read the book Morris Award finalist Sonia Patel called "a brilliant, subtle debut," and Kirkus hailed as "heart-wrenching, funny, hopeful, and not-to-be-missed" in a starred review! The Closest I've Come is a must-read from talented first-time author Fred Aceves, in the tradition of Walter Dean Myers. Marcos Rivas yearns for love, a working cell phone, and maybe a pair of sneakers that aren't falling apart. But more than anything, Marcos wants to get out of Maesta, his hood, away from his indifferent mom and her abusive boyfriend€€”which seems impossible. When Marcos is placed in a new after-school program, he meets Zach and Amy, whose friendship inspires Marcos to open up to his Maesta crew, too, and starts to think more about his future and what he has to fight for. Marcos ultimately learns that bravery isn't about acting tough and being macho; it's about being true to yourself. The Closest I've Come is a story about traversing real and imagined boundaries, about discovering new things in the world, and about discovering yourself, too.

    The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

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    The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series, Book 1

    Adams, Douglas.

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER €€ø "Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon."€€” The Washington Post Book World Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read Seconds before Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor. Together, this dynamic pair began a journey through space aided by a galaxyful of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox€€”the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian (formerly Tricia McMillan), Zaphod's girlfriend, whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; and Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he's bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? For all the answers, stick your thumb to the stars! Praise for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy "A whimsical oddyssey . . . Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy." €€” Publishers Weekly "Irresistable!" €€” The Boston Globe

    Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda

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    Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda

    Albertalli, Becky.

    Now a major motion picture: Love, Simon, starring Nick Robinson and Katherine Langford! This edition includes new Simon and Blue emails, a behind-the-scenes scrapbook from the Love, Simon movie set, and Becky Albertalli in conversation with fellow authors Adam Silvera and Angie Thomas. William C. Morris Award Winner: Best Young Adult Debut of the Year * National Book Award Longlist "A remarkable gift of a novel."€€”Andrew Smith, author of Grasshopper Jungle "I am so in love with this book."€€”Nina LaCour, author of Hold Still "Feels timelessly, effortlessly now."€€”Tim Federle, author of Better Nate Than Ever "The best kind of love story."€€”Alex Sanchez, Lambda Award-winning author of Rainbow Boys and Boyfriends with Girlfriends Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he's pushed out€€”without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he's never met. Incredibly funny and poignant, this twenty-first-century coming-of-age, coming out story€€”wrapped in a geek romance€€”is a knockout of a debut novel by Becky Albertalli. And don't miss Becky Albertalli's The Upside of Unrequited or Leah on the Offbeat!

    The upside of unrequited

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    Albertalli, Becky.

    From the award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda comes a funny, authentic novel about sisterhood, love, and identity. "Heart-fluttering, honest, and hilarious. I can't stop hugging this book." €€”Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss "I have such a crush on this book! Not only is this one a must read, but it's a must re-read." €€”Julie Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can't stomach the idea of rejection. So she's careful. Fat girls always have to be careful. Then a cute new girl enters Cassie's orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly's cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly's totally not dying of loneliness€€”except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie's new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. If Molly can win him over, she'll get her first kiss and she'll get her twin back. There's only one problem: Molly's coworker, Reid. He's a chubby Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there's absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right? And don't miss Becky Albertalli's Leah on the Offbeat!

    The absolutely true diary of a part-time indian

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    The absolutely true diary of a part-time indian

    Alexie, Sherman.

    Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

    Thirsty

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    Thirsty

    Anderson, M. T.

    "Entertaining, disturbing, memorable, and sophisticated, this mortality tale will continue to haunt after the last pages are turned." €€“ School Library Journal All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps Tch'muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own vampiric fate. He needs help, but whom can he trust? A savagely funny tale of terror, teen angst, suspense, and satire from National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson.

    The handmaid's tale

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    The handmaid's tale

    Atwood, Margaret.

    Before The Testaments, there was The Handmaid's Tale : an instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" ( New York Times ). The Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

    The 50 funniest american writers

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    The 50 funniest american writers According to Andy Borowitz

    Borowitz, Andy.

    Ever wondered who makes a very funny person laugh? Wonder no more. Brought together in this Library of America collection are America's fifty funniest writers--according to acclaimed writer and comedian Andy Borowitz. Reaching back to Mark Twain and forward to contemporary masters such as David Sedaris, Nora Ephron, Roy Blount Jr., Ian Frazier, Bernie Mac, Wanda Sykes, and George Saunders, The 50 Funniest American Writers* is an exclusive Who's Who of the very best American comic writing. Here are Thurber and Perelman, Lenny Bruce and Bruce Jay Friedman, Garrison Keillor, Dave Barry, and Veronica Geng, plus hilarious lesser-known pieces from The New Yorker , Esquire , The Atlantic , National Lampoon , and The Onion . Who does "one of the funniest people in America" ( CBS Sunday Morning ) read when he needs a laugh?.

    Soulless

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    Soulless The Parasol Protectorate Series, Book 1

    Carriger, Gail.

    Buffy meets Jane Austen in the first book of this wickedly funny NYT bestselling series about a young woman whose brush with the supernatural leads to a deadly investigation of London's high society. Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire €€” and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London 's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. The Parasol Protectorate Soulless Changeless Blameless Heartless Timeless For more from Gail Carriger, check out: The Custard Protocol Prudence Imprudence Competence Finishing School (YA) Etiquette & Espionage Curtsies & Conspiracies Waistcoats & Weaponry Manners & Mutiny

    Ironman

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    Ironman Stotan Series, Book 2

    Crutcher, Chris.

    Bo Brewster has been at war with his father for as long as he can remember. Following angry outbursts at his football coach and English teacher that have cost him his spot on the football team and moved him dangerously close to expulsion from school, he turns to the only adult he believes will listen: Larry King. In his letters to Larry, Bo describes his quest for excellence on his own terms. No more coaches for me, he tells the talk show icon, no more dads. I'm going to be a triathlete, an Ironman. Relegated to Mr. Nak's before-school Anger Management group (which he initially believes to be populated with future serial killers and freeway snipers), Bo meets a hard-edged, down-on-their-luck pack of survivors with stainless steel shields against the world that Bo comes to see are not so different from his own. It is here he meets and falls in love with Shelly, a future American Gladiator, whose passion for physical challenge more than matches his. Ironman is a funny, sometimes heartbreaking story about growing up in the heart of struggle. It is about standing up, getting knocked down, and standing up again. It is about being heard--and learning to listen.

    It ain't so awful, falafel

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    It ain't so awful, falafel

    Dumas, Firoozeh.

    Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California's Newport Beach is her family's latest perch, and she's determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name€€”Cindy. It's the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings and puka shell necklaces can't distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep way too close to home. A poignant yet lighthearted middle grade debut from the author of the best-selling Funny in Farsi .

    Billy lynn's long halftime walk

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    Billy lynn's long halftime walk A Novel

    Fountain, Ben.

    New York Times Bestseller Now a Major Motion Picture "Brilliantly done . . . grand, intimate, and joyous." €€”New York Times Book Review "Mothers, father, sons, and daughters: read this giant-hearted novel." €€”MARIA SEMPLE, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette Three minutes and forty-three seconds of intensive warfare with Iraqi insurgents€€”caught on tape by an embedded Fox News crew€€”has transformed the eight surviving men of Bravo Squad into America's most sought-after heroes. Now they're on a media-intensive nationwide tour to reinvigorate public support for the war. On this rainy Thanksgiving Day, the Bravos are guests of a Dallas football team, slated to be part of the halftime show. Among the Bravos is nineteen-year-old Specialist Billy Lynn. Surrounded by patriots sporting flag pins on their lapels and support our troops bumper stickers, he is thrust into the company of the team's owner and his coterie of wealthy colleagues; a born-again cheerleader; a veteran Hollywood producer; and supersized players eager for a vicarious taste of war. Over the course of this day, Billy will drink and brawl, yearn for home and mourn those missing, face a heart-wrenching decision and discover pure love and a bitter wisdom far beyond his years. Poignant, riotously funny, and exquisitely heartbreaking, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is a searing and powerful novel that has cemented Ben Fountain's reputation as one of the finest writers of his generation.

    Anansi boys

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    Anansi boys

    Gaiman, Neil.

    In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Neil Gaiman returns to the territory of his masterpiece, American Gods (soon to be a Starz Original Series) to once again probe the dark recesses of the soul. God is dead. Meet the kids. Fat Charlie Nancy's normal life ended the moment his father dropped dead on a Florida karaoke stage. Charlie didn't know his dad was a god. And he never knew he had a brother. Now brother Spider is on his doorstep€€”about to make Fat Charlie's life more interesting . . . and a lot more dangerous. "Thrilling, spooky, and wondrous." €€” Denver Post "Awesomely inventive.... When you take the free-fall plunge into a Neil Gaiman book, anything can happen and anything invariably does." €€” Entertainment Weekly "Delightful, funny and affecting.... A tall tale to end all tall tales." €€” Washington Post Book World

    The sleeper and the spindle

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    The sleeper and the spindle

    Gaiman, Neil.

    In a beautiful collaboration, New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, "told in a way only Gaiman can" and featuring "stunning metallic artwork" (GeekInsider.com). The result is a beautiful and coveted edition of The Sleeper and the Spindle that the Guardian calls "a refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story." In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White's (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty's (almost) stories. This story was originally published (without illustrations) in Rags & Bones (Little, Brown, 2013). This is the first time it is being published as an illustrated, stand-alone edition, and the book is a beautiful work of art.

    Dead end in norvelt

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    Dead end in norvelt Norvelt Series, Book 1

    Gantos, Jack.

    Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction! Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore€€”typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launched on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels...and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.

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    Counting by 7s

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    Counting by 7s

    Goldberg Sloan, Holly.

    In the tradition of Out of My Mind , Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family. Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read. "Holly Goldberg Sloan writes about belonging in a way I've never quite seen in any other book. This is a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming novel that I'll never forget."€€”John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back "Willow Chance subtly drew me into her head and her life, so much so that I was holding my breath for her by the end. Holly Goldberg Sloan has created distinct characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book."€€”Sharon Creech, Newbery Award-winning author of Walk Two Moons "In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that's a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph."€€”Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

    Stupid fast

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    Stupid fast Felton Reinstein trilogy Series, Book 1

    Herbach, Geoff.

    Praise for Stupid Fast "A rare mix of raw honesty and hilarity. Stupid Fast is Stupid Good!" -Peter Bognanni, author of The House of Tomorrow I AM NOT STUPID FUNNY. I AM STUPID FAST. My name is Felton Reinstein, which is not a fast name. But last November, my voice finally dropped and I grew all this hair and then I got stupid fast. Fast like a donkey. Zing! Now they want me, the guy they used to call Squirrel Nut, to try out for the football team. With the jocks. But will that fix my mom? Make my brother stop dressing like a pirate? Most important, will it get me girls-especially Aleah? So I train. And I run. And I sneak off to Aleah's house in the night. But deep down I know I can't run forever. And I wonder what will happen when I finally have to stop.

    Deacon locke went to prom

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    Deacon locke went to prom

    Katcher, Brian.

    The love life of an awkward teen takes an unforgettable turn after he brings his grandmother to prom in this funny, offbeat, and smile-inducing contemporary romance that is pitch perfect for fans of Jesse Andrews and Robyn Schneider. Promposals are taking over Deacon Locke's high school and there is no place left to hide. But even with graduation looming, shy and unusually tall Deacon doesn't think he can get up the nerve to ask anyone to the dance. Especially given all the theatrics. It isn't until Deacon confides in his witty and outgoing best friend Jean that he realizes should could be a great person to take. Only problem is Jean isn't your typical prom date. She's older. A lot older. And she's Deacon's grandmother. But when Deacon meets Soraya€€”a girl unlike any other he's ever met€€”he fears he has totally squandered his chances of having a prom he'll never forget. Deacon couldn't be more wrong. About everything. Deacon Locke Went to Prom is award-winning author Brian Katcher's fifth novel.

    Everybody sees the ants

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    Everybody sees the ants

    King, A.S.

    Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunctional family is fine. And he didn't ask to be the target of Nader McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far. But Lucky has a secret€€”one that helps him wade through the daily mundane torture of his life. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-ridden jungles of Laos€€”the prison his grandfather couldn't escape€€”where Lucky can be a real man, an adventurer, and a hero. It's dangerous and wild, and it's a place where his life just might be worth living. But how long can Lucky keep hiding in his dreams before reality forces its way inside? Michael L. Printz Honor recipient A.S. King's smart, funny and boldly original writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you and taking a stand against it.

    Child made of sand

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    Child made of sand Poems

    Lux, Thomas.

    Reader's familiar with Thomas Lux's quick-witted images ("Language without simile is like a lung/ without air") and his rambunctious, Cirque-Du-Soleil-like imagination ("The Under-Appreciated Pontooniers") will find in his new collection, Child Made of Sand , not only the signature funny, provocative, and poignant super-surrealism that has made him, along with Charles Simic, James Tate, and Dean Young, one of America's most inventive and humane poets, but they will also find in a surprising series of homages, elegies, rants, and autobiographical poems a new register of language in which time and mortality echo and reverberate in quieter notes. In "West Shining Tree," we can hear this shift in register when he asks: "I'll head dead West and ask of all I see:/ Which is the way, the long or the short way,/ to the West Shining Tree?"

    Dumplin'

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    Dumplin'

    Murphy, Julie.

    Soon to be a Netflix film€€”featuring Jennifer Aniston, Danielle Macdonald, and Dove Cameron, as well as a soundtrack from Dolly Parton! The #1 New York Times bestseller and feel-good YA of the year€€”about Willowdean Dixon, the fearless, funny, and totally unforgettable heroine who takes on her small town's beauty pageant. Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed "Dumplin'" by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy's, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn't surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant€€”along with several other unlikely candidates€€”to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any girl does. Along the way, she'll shock the hell out of Clover City€€”and maybe herself most of all.

    Bad boy

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    Bad boy A Memoir

    Myers, Walter Dean.

    New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don't miss this memoir by a former National Ambassador of Books for Young People! As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously€€”he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded). But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the most important voices of our time.

    The authentics

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    The authentics

    Nazemian, Abdi.

    The Authentics is a fresh, funny, and insightful novel about culture, love, and family€€”the kind we are born into and the ones we create. Daria Esfandyar is Iranian-American and proud of her heritage, unlike some of the "Nose Jobs" in the clique led by her former best friend, Heidi Javadi. Daria and her friends call themselves the Authentics, because they pride themselves on always keeping it real. But in the course of researching a school project, Daria learns something shocking about her past, which launches her on a journey of self-discovery. It seems everyone is keeping secrets. And it's getting harder to know who she even is any longer. With infighting among the Authentics, her mother planning an over-the-top sweet sixteen party, and a romance that should be totally off limits, Daria doesn't have time for this identity crisis. As everything in her life is spinning out of control€€”can she figure out how to stay true to herself?

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    Ness, Patrick.

    Inspired by Judy Blume's Forever and Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, this novel that Andrew Smith calls "beautiful, enchanting, [and] exquisitely written" is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance€€”and what happens when the walls we build start coming down. A Kirkus Best Book of 2017! Adam Thorn doesn't know it yet, but today will change his life. Between his religious family, a deeply unpleasant ultimatum from his boss, and his own unrequited love for his sort-of ex, Enzo, it seems as though Adam's life is falling apart. At least he has two people to keep him sane: his new boyfriend (he does love Linus, doesn't he?) and his best friend, Angela. But all day long, old memories and new heartaches come crashing together, throwing Adam's life into chaos. The bindings of his world are coming untied one by one; yet in spite of everything he has to let go, he may also find freedom in the release. From the New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a raw, darkly funny, and deeply affecting story about the courage it takes to live your truth.

    Open mic

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    Open mic Riffs on Life Between Cultures in Ten Voices

    Perkins, Mitali.

    Using humor as the common denominator, a multicultural cast of YA authors steps up to the mic to share stories touching on race. Listen in as ten YA authors€€”some familiar, some new€€”use their own brand of humor to share their stories about growing up between cultures. Henry Choi Lee discovers that pretending to be a tai chi master or a sought-after wiz at math wins him friends for a while€€”until it comically backfires. A biracial girl is amused when her dad clears seats for his family on a crowded subway in under a minute flat, simply by sitting quietly in between two uptight white women. Edited by acclaimed author and speaker Mitali Perkins, this collection of fiction and nonfiction uses a mix of styles as diverse as their authors, from laugh-out-loud funny to wry, ironic, or poingnant, in prose, poetry, and comic form.

    Sweet 16 to life

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    Sweet 16 to life Langdon Prep Series, Book 3

    Reid, Kimberly.

    Thanks to skills learned from her undercover-cop mom, Chanti Evans has saved lives and exposed lies at her exclusive private school. But taking down Langdon Prepsters is one thing. Does she have what it takes to go up against hardcore criminals? After a semester with Langdon's most rich and snobby, Chanti knows all too well that trust is tough to find and keep. So when her old hood friend, MJ, turns to her for help, Chanti is determined to protect her from vengeful gang member Lux. But that means mending fences with her irresistible ex-boyfriend, Marco, and enlisting his very reluctant assistance. And when Lux suddenly vanishes, Chanti and MJ become prime suspects. Now to clear their names, she must uncover secrets that will strike much too close to home, putting her place at Langdon--and her future--on the line. . . "Watch out Nancy Drew. . .Chanti Evans from the 'hood is the hot new sleuth in town!" --Simone Elkeles, New York Times bestselling author "Chanti will show why you keep your friends close and your frenemies closer." --Ni-Ni Simone on My Own Worst Frenemy "Chanti is smart and funny. . .a welcome addition to the world of teen mysteries." -- Kirkus

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    Stein, Garth.

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM FOX 2000 STARRING MILO VENTIMIGLIA, AMANDA SEYFRIED, AND KEVIN COSTNER MEET THE DOG WHO WILL SHOW THE WORLD HOW TO BE HUMAN The New York Times bestselling novel from Garth Stein€€”a heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope€€”a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life . . . as only a dog could tell it. "Splendid." €€”People "The perfect book for anyone who knows that compassion isn't only for humans, and that the relationship between two souls who are meant for each other never really comes to an end. Every now and then I'm lucky enough to read a novel I can't stop thinking about: this is one of them." €€”Jodi Picoult "It's impossible not to love Enzo." €€”Minneapolis Star Tribune "This old soul of a dog has much to teach us about being human. I loved this book." €€”Sara Gruen

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    Vizzini, Ned.

    Like many ambitious New York City teenagers, Craig Gilner sees entry into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School as the ticket to his future. Determined to succeed at life-which means getting into the right high school to get into the right college to get the right job-Craig studies night and day to ace the entrance exam, and does. That's when things start to get crazy. At his new school, Craig realizes that he isn't brilliant compared to the other kids; he's just average, and maybe not even that. He soon sees his once-perfect future crumbling away.

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    Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman and Christopher Walken. "The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your family....The best single word description would be brilliant." €€”Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto "It's The Royal Tenenbaums meets Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I'd call The Family Fang a guilty pleasure, but it's too damn smart....A total blast." €€”Hannah Pittard, author of The Fates Will Find Their Way Owen King (We're All in This Together) calls author Kevin Wilson, "the unholy child of George Saunders and Carson McCullers." With his novel, The Family Fang, the Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth comes through in a BIG way, with a funny, poignant, laugh-and-cry-out-loud (sometimes at the same time) novel about the art of surviving a masterpiece of dysfunction. Meet The Family Fang, an unforgettable collection of demanding, brilliant, and absolutely endearing oddballs whose lives are risky and mischievous performance art. If the writing of Gary Shteyngart, Miranda July, Scarlett Thomas, and Charles Yu excites you, you'll certainly want to invite this Family into your home.

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    Named to ten BEST OF THE YEAR lists and selected as a William C. Morris Award Winner, The Serpent King is the critically acclaimed, much-beloved story of three teens who find themselves€€”and each other€€”while on the cusp of graduating from high school with hopes of leaving their small-town behind. Perfect for fans of John Green's Turtles All the Way Down . "Move over, John Green; Zentner is coming for you." €€”The New York Public Library "Will fill the infinite space that was left in your chest after you finished The Perks of Being a Wallflower. " €€”BookRiot.com Dill isn't the most popular kid at his rural Tennessee high school. After his father fell from grace in a public scandal that reverberated throughout their small town, Dill became a target. Fortunately, his two fellow misfits and best friends, Travis and Lydia, have his back. But as they begin their senior year, Dill feels the coils of his future tightening around him. His only escapes are music and his secret feelings for Lydia€€”neither of which he is brave enough to share. Graduation feels more like an ending to Dill than a beginning. But even before then, he must cope with another ending€€”one that will rock his life to the core. Debut novelist Jeff Zentner provides an unblinking and at times comic view of the hard realities of growing up in the Bible belt, and an intimate look at the struggles to find one's true self in the wreckage of the past. "A story about friendship, family and forgiveness, it's as funny and witty as it is utterly heartbreaking." €€”PasteMagazine.com "A brutally honest portrayal of teen life . . . [and] a love letter to the South from a man who really understands it." €€”Mashable.com "I adored all three of these characters and the way they talked to and loved one another."€€” New York Times

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    Austen, Jane, 1775-1817.

    The funny and heartwarming story of a young lady whose zeal, snobbishness and self-satisfaction lead to several errors in judgment.

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    Anansi boys

    Gaiman, Neil.

    Fat Charlie is the son of a trickster god able to overturn the social order, baffle the Devil and maybe cheat Death himself. A work of ingenuity, a journey deep into myth that is at once startling, terrifying and fiercely funny.

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    Fun home : a family tragicomic

    Bechdel, Alison, 1960-, author, illustrator.

    This memoir, done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist, offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father -- a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

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    No ordinary genius : the illustrated Richard Feynman

    An intimate, moving, and funny books that traces Feynman's adventures inside and outside science, in words and more than one hundred photographs. Most of the words are his own and those of his family, friends, and colleagues, providing a vivid insight into the mind of the creative scientist at work and at play.

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    Relish : my life in the kitchen

    Knisley, Lucy, aut, art.

    Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-- many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions.

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    Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike

    Knight, Philip H., 1938- author.

    "Young, searching, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year, 1963. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In this Age of Startups, Knight's Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is more than a logo. A symbol of grace and greatness, it's one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. Now, for the first time ever, in a memoir that's candid, humble, startling, funny, and beautifully crafted, he tells his story at last. He begins with his crossroads moment: twenty-four years old, backpacking around the world, wrestling with life's Great Questions, he decides the unconventional path is the only one for him. Rather than work for a big corporation, he will create something all his own, something new, dynamic, different. Knight details the many terrifying risks he encountered along the way, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors, the countless doubters and haters and hostile bankers--as well as his many thrilling triumphs and narrow escapes. Above all, he recalls the foundational relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, with his former track coach, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, and with his first employees, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the redemptive, transformative power of sport, they created a brand, and a culture, that changed everything"--Back cover.

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    People funny boy

    Katz, David.

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    Popular : a memoir : vintage wisdom for a modern geek

    Wagenen, Maya van, author.

    " A touchingly honest, candidly hysterical memoir from breakout teen author Maya Van Wagenen Stuck at the bottom of the social ladder at "pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren't paid to be here," Maya Van Wagenen decided tobegin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. Can curlers, girdles, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help Maya on her quest to be popular? The real-life results are painful, funny, and include a wonderful and unexpected surprise-meeting and befriending Betty Cornell herself. Told with humor and grace, Maya's journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence."-- Provided by publisher.

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    I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

    Yousafzai, Malala, 1997- author.

    When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.

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    Garfield the big cheese

    Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28-, author, artist.

    "Head honcho Garfield takes charge in this latest collection of comics. The fat cat is up to his usual funny business--pestering Jon, punting Odie, and pounding down pasta--and it's a true labor of love"--Amazon.com.

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    Garfield cleans his plate

    Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28-, author, illustrator.

    The lovable, large comic feline from the funny pages returns in his sixtieth book along with his pals Jon, Odie, and Nermal in a companion to the daily comic strip.

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    Cinderella outgrows the glass slipper and other zany fractured fairy tale plays

    Wolf, Joan M., 1966-

    Contains the scripts for five funny plays based on traditional fairy tales, featuring character roles written at a variety of reading levels, and includes related writing activities, book links, and graphic organizers.

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    12 fabulously funny fairy tale plays

    Martin, Justin McCory.

    Presents the scripts of twelve humorous plays based on familiar fairy tales, designed to boost the reading skills of students in second through fourth grade, each with a teacher page that includes the history of the tale, and suggested vocabulary boosters, discussion starters, and writing prompts.

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    Lost and found

    Card, Orson Scott, author.

    "'Are you really a thief?' That's the question that has haunted fourteen-year-old Ezekiel Blast all his life. But he's not a thief, he just has a talent for finding things. Not a superpower--a micropower. Because what good is finding lost bicycles and hair scrunchies, especially when you return them to their owners and everyone thinks you must have stolen them in the first place? If only there were some way to use Ezekiel's micropower for good, to turn a curse into a blessing. His friend Beth thinks there must be, and so does a police detective investigating the disappearance of a little girl. When tragedy strikes, it's up to Ezekiel to use his talent to find what matters most. Master storyteller Orson Scott Card delivers a touching and funny, compelling and smart novel about growing up, harnessing your potential, and finding your place in the world, no matter how old you are."--Provided by publisher.

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    The Wangs vs. the world

    Chang, Jade, 1975-, author.

    "A hilarious debut novel about a wealthy but fractured Chinese immigrant family that had it all, only to lose every last cent --and about the road trip they take across America that binds them back together.Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America--and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could"-- Provided by publisher.

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    The elephant of surprise

    Hartinger, Brent.

    Funny, openly gay high school junior Russel Middlebrook finds the adventure he is looking for when he falls for an anti-consumerist freegan who pops out of the school dumpster. You never know what the Elephant of Surprise - the tendency for life to turn out how you didn`t plan - will bring.

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    Warm bodies : a novel

    Marion, Isaac, 1981-

    A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this original debut novel. R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn't enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Not just another zombie novel, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

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    It's kind of a funny story

    Vizzini, Ned, 1981-

    A humorous account of a New York City teenager's battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital.

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    The art of being normal

    Williamson, Lisa.

    David Piper has always been an outsider. His parents think he's gay. The school bully thinks he's a freak. Only his two best friends know the real truth, David wants to be a girl. On the first day at his new school Leo Denton has one goal, to be invisible. Attracting the attention of the most beautiful girl in Year 11 is definitely not part of that plan. When Leo stands up for David in a fight, an unlikely friendship forms. But things are about to get messy. Because at Eden Park School secrets have a funny habit of not staying secret for long.

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    Funny how things change

    Wyatt, Melissa.

    Remy, a talented, seventeen-year-old auto mechanic, questions his decision to join his girlfriend when she starts college in Pennsylvania after a visiting artist helps him to realize what his family's home in a dying West Virginia mountain town means to him.

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    Let's talk about when your pet dies

    Johnston, Marianne.

    Describes the feelings that you might have when your pet dies and discusses how to cope with these feelings.

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    Chickens may not cross the road and other crazy (but true) laws

    Linz, Kathi.

    A collection of humorous laws from across the country, along with information on why we have laws, how they are established, and why some of these may not be as funny as they seem.

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    The funny little woman

    Mosel, Arlene.

    While chasing a dumpling, a little lady is captured by wicked creatures from whom she escapes with the means of becoming the richest woman in Japan.

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    Who Talks Funny? A Book About Languages for Kids

    Cox, Brenda S.

    Presents unusual facts about language, including linguistics and comparison of foreign languages, grammar, dialects, different alphabets, language acquisition, language history, and common words and greetings in numerous foreign languages.

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    Sex is a funny word : a book about bodies, feelings, and you

    Silverberg, Cory.

    Text and illustrations look at the human body, gender, and sexuality for children.

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    Catwad

    Benton, Jim.

    "Meet Catwad. He's blue, he's a bit of a grouch, and his best friend is a happy-go-lucky cat named Blurmp who can see the bright side of anything. From pizza and computers to love and happiness, this furball has a funny take on just about everything, and he's not afraid to share it"--Back cover.

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    Folklore & fairy tale funnies

    Contains comic book-style versions of traditional and new fairy tales by several famous artists including Art Spiegelman and David Macaulay, and also includes a "Fairy Tale Road Rage" board game.

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    Amelia Rules! : A Very Ninja Christmas

    Gownley, Jimmy.

    Amelia McBride and her friends, the Gathering of Awesome Super Pals, otherwise known as G.A.S.P., celebrate an extremely atypical Christmas holiday.

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    The Toon treasury of classic children's comics

    Collects children's comics from artists such as Carl Barks, John Stanley, Sheldon Mayer, Walt Kelly, Basil Wolverton, George Carlson, and others; and features an introductory essay from Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly.

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    Benjamin Bear in Fuzzy thinking : a Toon Book

    Coudray, Philippe.

    Readers are challenged to think and solve puzzles as they try to follow the fuzzy thinking and antics of Benjamin, a bear who does everything in his own funny way.

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    The Beatles were fab (and they were funny)

    Krull, Kathleen.

    Looks at the humorous side of the Beatles.

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    And nobody got hurt 2! : the world's weirdest, wackiest and most amazing true sports stories

    Berman, Len.

    A collection of strange and funny stories from the world of sports, covering baseball, basketball, football, soccer, golf, tennis, and the Olympics.

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    Not-so-great moments in sports

    Pellowski, Michael.

    Anecdotes and funny stories about sports including backboard breaking basketball rookies, home runs scored off of players' heads, and tennis linesmen falling asleep during matches.

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    Beastly rhymes to read after dark

    Sierra, Judy.

    A collection of funny rhymes accompanied by gruesome illustrations of animals and monsters.

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    Ha! ha! ha! : over 400 very funny jokes

    A collection of riddles and jokes, such as "What did the pony say when he coughed? Excuse me, I'm just a little horse," and "Why did the elephant eat candles? For light refreshment."

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    Iktomi and the buzzard

    Goble, Paul

    A Plains Indian tale featuring the trickster Iktomi, who wants Buzzard to fly him across a river, concluding in a funny disaster.

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    Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras

    Tonatiuh, Duncan.

    A brief biography of nineteenth-century Mexican printer and artist José Guadalupe "Lupe" Posada, who was best known as the creator of the calaveras, pictures of skeletons doing various activities, that are an integral part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in present day Mexico.

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    Mr. Chickee's funny money

    Curtis, Christopher Paul.

    Flint Future Detective Club members Steven Carter, his friend Russell, and Russell's dog Zoopy solve the mystery of a quadrillion-dollar bill with the image of James Brown on it.

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    I, Jack

    Finney, Patricia, 1958-

    Jack, a Labrador Retriever, tells about his daily life of food, walks, and the "apedogs" and "funny-looking dogs" (cats) in his pack, as well as how everything changes when a pretty girl dog moves into the neighborhood. Includes explanatory footnotes written by the cats.

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    Mr. Sunny is funny! / #2

    Gutman, Dan.

    A.J. fears his plans for a fun summer vacation will be ruined when Andrea Young, the most annoying girl in his class, winds up staying in the beach house next to his family's.

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    Guys read : funny business

    A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenaged mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk.

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    I Even Funnier / I Funny Series / #2

    Patterson, James, 1947-

    "While on a mission to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic regional competition, New York middle schooler Jamie Grimm copes with rival comics and bullies, a buddy in trouble, and a sudden family emergency, all with a sense of humor and a loyal group of friends"--Provided by publisher.

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    I funny / #1

    Patterson, James, 1947-

    Jamie Grimm tries to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, while also dealing with his stepfamily, friends, and a school bully.

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    School of Laughs / I Funny Series / #5

    Patterson, James, 1947-

    When a new principal threatens to close the school library, Jamie Grimm tries to save the day by teaching a comedy class for his fellow students.

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    I Totally Funniest / I Funny Series / #3

    Patterson, James.

    As the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic finals near, Jamie faces a whirlwind of attention at school and in the media and the fame starts to go to his head, but in Hollywood with Uncle Frankie, some of his fellow comedians quickly show him what competition and pressure are all about.

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    Life's a funny proposition, Horatio

    Polikoff, Barbara Garland.

    As Horatio tries to adjust to the death of his father from lung cancer, O.P., Horatio's grandfather, mourns the loss of his dog Mollie.

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    Faerie tale theatre

    Contains four episodes of the television program "Faerie Tale Theatre," including "The Tale of the Frog Prince," "Pinocchio," "The Three Little Pigs," and "The Princess Who had Never Laughed.".

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    The fox and the child

    A 10-year-old girl befriends a beautiful wild fox she names Lily. Bit by bit, in woods and fields blanketed by snow and carpeted by wildflowers, the girl and Lily build an extraordinary friendship as the fox leads her human companion on adventures bold, funny, and even sometimes scary.

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    Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

    Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer.

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    The on-again, off-again friend

    Blevins, Wiley.

    "Grace was excited about the first day of school and seeing her best friend Jade from last year. But when Grace finally saw Jade, she was sitting with a new girl who teased and ignored Grace. Because Jade didn't stand up for her friend, Grace felt hurt. Grace's Nana tells her to make new friends and to always stand up for your friends. Includes a glossary, as well as questions to self-check comprehension"--Publisher.

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    The Nonsense Show

    Carle, Eric.

    "Ducks growing out of bananas? A mouse catching a cat? What's wrong with this book? Yes, there's something strange, something funny, and even downright preposterous on every page of this book. But it's not a mistake--it's nonsense! And it's also surrealism"--Provided by publisher.

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    Arthur's funny money

    Hoban, Lillian.

    When Violet has a numbers problem and Arthur is penniless, they go into business and solve both problems.

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    Ackamarackus : Julius Lester's sumptuously silly fantastically funny fables

    Lester, Julius.

    A collection of six original fables with morals both silly and serious.

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    15 things not to do with a baby

    McAllister, Margaret (Margaret I.)

    A girl and her baby brother demonstrate funny things not to do with a baby.

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    Pearl and Wagner : one funny day

    McMullan, Kate.

    April Fools' Day turns into a bad day for Wagner the mouse when his best friend, Pearl the rabbit, and other children and adults at school play tricks on him.

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    Children express different moods, including "I feel very mad," "I feel like reading books all day," and "I feel like wearing funny underwear."

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    Sweet, sweet memory

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

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    Rubyfruit Jungle

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    Expelled from her college for "moral turpitude", beautiful, brash and funny Molly Bolt heads for New York to set women's hearts on fire while becoming the greatest filmmaker that ever lived.

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    Expelled from her college for "moral turpitude", beautiful, brash and funny Molly Bolt heads for New York to set women's hearts on fire while becoming the greatest filmmaker that ever lived.

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    Lieb, Josh.

    From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am A Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President " A witty mash-up of favorite fantasy motifs. "— New York Times Book Review " Ratscalibur is funny, it's scary, and it's sweet, like life. But it has talking rats and magic, so it's better than life."—Jimmy Fallon "Full of clever dialogue and hilarious puns...Don't be surprised if this novel achieves best-seller status." — Booklist "The only way I could've liked this more is if I were eleven."—Ira Glass "A charming take on an old favorite."— Publishers Weekly When Joey is bitten by an elderly rat, he goes from aspiring seventh-grader to three-inch tall rodent. At first, Joey is amazed by his new rat self. The city streets call to him at night. Smells that would have repelled him before are suddenly tantalizing. (A chicken bone? Yes! A squashed cockroach? Like perfume!) And wow, the freedom! But when a bout of hunger leads Joey to pull the spork from the scone, he finds himself at the center of a longtime rat prophecy. Joey has unwittingly unlocked the sword Ratscalibur; and now, it is up to him to protect his new rat friends from the evil crows who seek to destroy their peaceful kingdom. But what does an eleven-year-old know about actual swordplay? And what happens when Joey no longer wants to be a rat? From the Hardcover edition.

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    When he was growing up, Brad started making funny noises - all the time. Only Brad and his supportive mother knew he could not control it. He was teased, misunderstood, and punished for disrupting class. By the time he was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, Brad had learned to hate school. When an understanding school principal offered encouragement, Brad decided to become a teacher. Now he has to find a school where someone with Tourettes can teach in front of a class. After 24 schools turn him down, he discovers a school that will finally give him a chance.

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    A musical film that follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice.

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    Make 'em laugh the funny business of America

    The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians.

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    Black cat white cat

    Grga Pitic and Zarije Destanov are two old friends--and rivals--who haven't seen each other in years. But a series of events beyond their wildest dreams leads to a raucously funny reunion filled with gypsy mobsters, dirty deals and shotgun weddings.

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