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Glasses: Who Needs 'em?

by Lane Smith

"I can't wear glasses," says the young patient. "Only dorks wear glasses." "Wrong!" says the mad optometrist. "Your mom wears glasses. Your sister wears glasses . . ." Big deal. But then there are dinosaurs and fuzzy bunnies, Hong-Kong flu bugs and little green men. They wear glasses! And that's only the beginning. The list gets crazier. The patient gets impatient. Is this guy seeing things? Or is he showing his patient the real wild world that's been under his nose all along? Seeing is believing--in the hilarious world of the antic and the unexpected that only Lane Smith could create. Ages 5 and up.

The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (Time Warp Trio #3)

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

The magic of The Book transports Joe, Sam, and Fred back in time to the Wild West where they are stampeded by a herd of crazed cattle, almost poisoned by trail chow, and suffocated by the odor of cows.

Grandpa Green

by Lane Smith

From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes a timeless story of family history, legacy, and love. Grandpa Green wasn't always a gardener. He was a farm boy and a kid with chickenpox and a soldier and, most of all, an artist. In this captivating new picture book, readers follow Grandpa Green's great-grandson into a garden he created, a fantastic world where memories are handed down in the fanciful shapes of topiary trees and imagination recreates things forgotten. In his most enigmatic and beautiful work to date, Lane Smith explores aging, memory, and the bonds of family history and love; by turns touching and whimsical, it's a stunning picture book that parents and grandparents will be sharing with children for years to come. Grandpa Green is a Publishers Weekly Best Children's Picture Books title for 2011. One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011.

Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

by Dr Seuss Jack Prelutsky Lane Smith

The curriculum is quite different--laughing and yelling--and the staff is creative and zany. But will the kids score high enough on the achievement test to keep their little school open? This book celebrates individuality and provides a good forum for parents and kids to talk about what are the important things which must be learned. Other books by Dr. Seuss and Jack Prelutsky are also available from Bookshare. This file should make an excellent embossed braille. copy.

It's a Book

by Lane Smith

Playful and lighthearted with a subversive twist that is signature Lane Smith, IT'S A BOOK is a delightful manifesto on behalf of print in the digital age. This satisfying, perfectly executed picture book has something to say to readers of all stripes and all ages.

The Knights of the Kitchen Table #1

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their styles! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka's wacky brand of humor.

The Knights of the Kitchen Table (Time Warp Trio #1)

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

Three friends, Sam, Joe, and Fred travel through time having action-packed, outlandish adventures. The snappy dialogue and classic ""boy"" humor in this series of chapter books will engage the most reluctant readers.

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

by Judith Viorst Lane Smith

It's Lulu's birthday and she's decided she'd like a pet brontosaurus as a present. When Lulu's parents tell her that's not possible, Lulu gets very upset. She does not like it when things don't go her way. So she takes matters into her own hands and storms off into the forest to find herself a new pet, all the way singing: I'm gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet! In the forest Lulu encounters a number of animals; a snake, a tiger, a bear, all of whom don't particularly impress her. And then she finds him...a beautiful, long-necked, gentle, graceful brontosaurus. And he completely agrees with Lulu that having a pet would be a wonderful thing, indeed! Lulu thinks she's gotten her birthday wish at last. Until she realizes that Mr. Brontosaurus thinks that she would make an ideal pet for him! How will Lulu ever get out of this sticky situation without throwing a fit (Mr. B does not respond well to those), or using force (Mr. B is much to tall to bonk on the head with her suitcase), or smushing her pickle sandwich?

Lulu Walks the Dogs

by Judith Viorst Lane Smith

Feisty Lulu sets out to make some dough in this illustrated chapter book with "plenty of appeal" (Kirkus Reviews) from children's book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith.The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it's time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she is ALWAYS and FOREVER going to want? After some failed attempts at lucrative gigs (baking cookies, spying, reading to old people), dog walking seems like a sensible choice. But Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia are not interested in making the job easy, and the infuriatingly helpful neighborhood goody-goody, Fleischman, has Lulu at the end of her rope. And with three wild dogs at the other end, Lulu's patience is severely tested. Will she ever make a friend--or the money she needs? In this standalone sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus, children's book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith once again prove that even the loudest, rudest, and most obstinate of girls can win us over.

Lulu Walks the Dogs

by Judith Viorst Lane Smith

Feisty Lulu sets out to earn some cash in this illustrated chapter book from children's book legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith.The stubbornly hilarious Lulu has decided it's time to buckle down and earn some cash. How else can she save up enough money to buy the very special thing that she is ALWAYS and FOREVER going to want? After some failed attempts at lucrative gigs (baking cookies, spying, reading to old people), dog walking seems like a sensible choice. But Brutus, Pookie, and Cordelia are not interested in making the job easy, and the infuriatingly helpful neighborhood goody-goody, Fleischman, has Lulu at the end of her rope. And with three wild dogs at the other end, Lulu's patience is severely tested. Will she ever make a friend--or the money she needs?In this standalone sequel to Lulu and the Brontosaurus, industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith once again prove that even the loudest, rudest, and most obstinate of girls can win us over.

Math Curse

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquired a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.

The Not-So-Jolly Roger (Time Warp Trio #2)

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

Everyone's favorite time-travelers are changing their styles! The Time Warp Trio series now features a brand-new, eye-catching design, sure to appeal to longtime fans, and those new to Jon Scieszka's wacky brand of humor.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and picures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as he Really Ugly Duckling and Little Red Running Shorts, can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success. Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! --Horn Book

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

A spoof on the three little pigs story. The wolf gives his own outlandish version of what really happened when he tangled with the three little pigs. Images and image descriptions available.

Tut, Tut (Time Warp Trio #6)

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

If it wasn't hard enough keeping track of each other while time traveling thanks to THE BOOK, now there's a third party - a SISTER - to keep track of. Can the Time Warp Trio get themselves, and all their baggage out of ancient Egypt before any one of them is mumified?

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

by Lane Smith George Saunders

From the bestselling author of Tenth of December comes a splendid new edition of his acclaimed collaboration with the illustrator behind The Stinky Cheese Man and James and the Giant Peach! Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious images, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a modern fable for people of all ages that touches on the power of kindness, generosity, compassion, and community. In the seaside village of Frip live three families: the Romos, the Ronsens, and a little girl named Capable and her father. The economy of Frip is based solely on goat's milk, and this is a problem because the village is plagued by gappers: bright orange, many-eyed creatures the size of softballs that love to attach themselves to goats. When a gapper gets near a goat, it lets out a high-pitched shriek of joy that puts the goats off giving milk, which means that every few hours the children of Frip have to go outside, brush the gappers off their goats, and toss them into the sea. The gappers have always been everyone's problem, until one day they get a little smarter, and instead of spreading out, they gang up: on Capable's goats. Free at last of the tyranny of the gappers, will her neighbors rally to help her? Or will they turn their backs, forcing Capable to bear the misfortune alone? Featuring fifty-two haunting and hilarious illustrations by Lane Smith and a brilliant story by George Saunders that explores universal themes of community and kindness, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip is a rich and resonant story for those that have all and those that have not. Praise for George Saunders "No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time."--Khaled Hosseini "George Saunders is a complete original. . . . There is no one better, no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity."--Dave Eggers "Few people cut as hard or deep as Saunders does."--Junot Díaz "Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny."--Zadie Smith Praise for The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip "In a perfect world, every child would own a copy of this profound, funny fable. . . . Every adult would own a copy too, and would marvel at how this smart, subversive little book is even deeper and more hilarious than any child could know."--Entertainment Weekly "Saunders's idiosyncratic voice makes an almost perfect accompaniment to children's book illustrator Smith's heightened characterizations and slightly surreal backdrops."--Publishers Weekly "A riveting, funny, and sly new fairy tale."--Miami HeraldFrom the Hardcover edition.

Your Mother Was a Neanderthal (Time Warp Trio #4)

by Jon Scieszka Lane Smith

The Time Warp Trio is going back in time, all the way to the Stone Age, where there aren't any math problems. But there are plenty of other problems to keep Sam, Joe, and Fred on their toes, including a tribe of hostile cave women, a hungry-looking saber-toothed tiger, a bone-rattling earthquake, and a woolly mammoth who wants to turn them into toe-jam. But worst of all, how can The Book get them back home again when writing hasn't even been invented yet?

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