The Book with No Pictures


Author: B. J. Novak
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698176758
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)

The Book with No Pictures


Author: B. J. Novak
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0803741715
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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"In this book with no pictures, the reader has to say every silly word, no matter what"--

The Book With No Pictures


Author: B. J. Novak
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141362006
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here's how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. And even if the words include things like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and MY HEAD IS MADE OF BLUEBERRY PIZZA! That's the rule. That's the deal. Brilliantly irreverent and very, very silly, The Book With No Pictures will delight kids and have them begging for more. From award-winning US comic writer and actor, B.J. Novak.

One More Thing

Stories and Other Stories
Author: B. J. Novak
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385351844
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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New York Times Bestseller B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction. A boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes—only to discover that claiming the winnings might unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins—turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A new arrival in Heaven, overwhelmed with options, procrastinates over a long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet Sophia, the first artificially intelligent being capable of love, who falls for a man who might not be ready for it himself; a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who try to figure out how to host an intervention in the era of Facebook. Along the way, we learn why wearing a red T-shirt every day is the key to finding love, how February got its name, and why the stock market is sometimes just . . . down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, One More Thing has at its heart the most human of phenomena: love, fear, hope, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element just that might make a person complete. Across a dazzling range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, the many pieces in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, sharp eye, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader.

Open Very Carefully


Author: Nick Bromley
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763661635
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 1983

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A crocodile falls into a quiet storybook and wreaks havoc on the characters, in a tale that invites youngsters to slam the book shut or find the courage to take a peek inside.

This Is Not a Picture Book!


Author: Sergio Ruzzier
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452139377
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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In this quirky yet sweet picture book about the joy and power of reading, Duck learns that even books without pictures can be fun. While he and his friend Bug may struggle at first to decipher their book, they stick with it, and before long they discover that not only can they read it, but it deserves a place on the shelf with all their favorite picture books. Author-artist Sergio Ruzzier has created a fanciful tribute to books of all kinds. It includes both words AND pictures. And because this is the fixed-format version, it looks almost identical to the print edition!

The Book Without Words

A Fable of Medieval Magic
Author: Avi
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1423140257
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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From Avi, the 2003 Newbery Award-winning author of "Crispin: The Cross of Lead," comes the story of Thorston, an alchemist who works to concoct a potion that will enable him to live forever--and keep dying and rising from the dead as a result.

This Is a Ball


Author: Matt Stanton,Beck Stanton
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1460705114
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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For the giggling masses who love Herve Tullet's modern classic PRESS HERE and BJ Novak's #1 NYT bestseller THE BOOK WITH NO PICTURES comes this brilliant Australian book that will frustrate ... and delight! For the Grown-Ups: You know how you're right all the time? All. The. Time. Yes, well, it's time to give the kids a turn. Which is why everything you read in this book is going to be wrong. But that's okay, because the kids are going to correct you. And they're going to love it! Ages: 4+ Reviews: 'The kids are having a ball (whoops, having fun) and a discussion is born.' 4 stars, GOOD READING 'our new family favourite ... a hilarious ride and one that adults and kids will both love' JAYEBYDAY.COM 'Funny, clever, deliciously dry... this book encourages kids to think outside the square, and hopefully, somewhere deep in that unlimited subconscious, understand that what we see is all about perception. What a powerful thought.' KIDS' BOOK REVIEW

Dragons Love Tacos


Author: Adam Rubin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101642335
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick! Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You're in red-hot trouble. The award-winning team behind Those Darn Squirrels! has created an unforgettable, laugh-until-salsa-comes-out-of-your-nose tale of new friends and the perfect snack.

Warning: Do Not Open This Book!


Author: Adam Lehrhaupt,Matthew Forsythe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442435828
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Monkeys, toucans, and alligators unleash mayhem.

Nibbles: The Dinosaur Guide


Author: Emma Yarlett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781848696921
Category:
Page: 36
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Nibbles the book monster is back! He's finished with fairy tales and has found his way into a book of DINOSAURS! Soon he's chomping through the Triceratops chapter and causing chaos among the Velociraptors. Uh oh - has Nibbles bitten off more than he can chew? Packed with lift-the-flaps, peek-through holes and fascinating dinosaur facts, this hilarious new interactive picture book from award-winning Emma Yarlett (Nibbles: The Book Monster, Bear's Big Bottom) is perfect for all children with a HUNGER for books!

I Don't Want to Be a Frog


Author: Dev Petty
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0385378661
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A frog who yearns to be any animal that is cute and warm discovers that being wet, slimy, and full of bugs has its advantages.

Press Here

Board Book Edition
Author: Herve Tullet
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452178592
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 14
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Now even the smallest hands can get in on all the hands-on fun of Hervé Tullet's bestselling Press Here. The longest-running picture book on the New York Times bestseller list, this interactive children's classic is now available as a sturdy, durable board book to share with a whole new generation of fans.

Books That Drive Kids CRAZY!: This Is a Ball


Author: Beck Stanton,Matt Stanton
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 031643440X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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For the giggling masses who love Hervé Tullet's Press Here, BJ Novak's The Book With No Pictures, and Bill Cotter's Don't Push the Button comes an interactive new series! The Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! series offers parents, teachers, and storytellers a hilarious script for fun reading time together. Book 2, This Is a Ball, is a boldly absurd spin-off of concept books, and an audaciously contrarian invitation for readers to practice deadpan delivery: after all, the picture on the cover clearly shows a cube, not a ball. The page that declares a princess is flying a kite at the beach shows an alien holding a balloon in a city...and on and on. What is WRONG with this silly book? Kids will demand to know--and all readers will be howling with laughter all along the way. With strikingly simple text and art, Books That Drive Kids CRAZY! are ideal picks for emergent readers.

The Book About Nothing


Author: Mike Bender
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399551115
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 40
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Fans of The Book with No Pictures and A Perfectly Messed-Up Story will enjoy this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud from the adult humor bestselling authors of Awkward Family Photos and T-Rex Trying. This book has nothing to do with rainbows, rocket ships, meatballs, or wizards. Instead, it’s full of zip, zilch, diddly-squat, bupkus. But don’t worry, reading this book isn’t all for nothing, because sometimes nothing is actually something. Like if you pick up all the toys in your room, what will be on the floor? NOTHING. When you take a bath, what are you wearing? NOTHING. And when you shut the lights off to go to bed, what do you see? NOTHING. Mike Bender and Hugh Murphy stop at nothing to explore the key concepts of nothing and zero using playful language and hilarious illustrations.

I say Ooh You say Aah


Author: John Kane
Publisher: Templar Publishing
ISBN: 1787413691
Category: Fiction
Page: 48
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There's something very important that I need you to remember. When I say Ooh, you say Aah. Let's try it.' Ooh the donkey has lost his pants. Readers must help him find them! In this picture book, young readers help to sell the story by responding to simple verbal or visual cues. This hilarious book is perfect for reading aloud and is fun for the whole family.

Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Author: Daniel H. Pink
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101524381
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.

This Book Will Not Be Fun


Author: Cirocco Dunlap
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399550615
Category: Animals, Mythical
Page: 32
View: 546

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"A persnickety mouse loses control of his book"--

A Cat Named Swan


Author: Holly Hobbie
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553537466
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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Discover this beautiful pet-adoption story from Holly Hobbie, the creator of the bestselling Toot & Puddle series and one of the most treasured children’s illustrators of all time. Beloved author-illustrator Holly Hobbie presents the story of a rescue cat’s adoption, the paradise he finds, and the transformative joy he brings to his new family. Holly Hobbie’s intricate watercolors evoke the small kitten’s hardscrabble life as powerfully as they do his blissful one. This story tugs the heartstrings and is a testament to the importance of pet adoption and the powerful ways that pets connect with their people.