Jokes Everyone Can Enjoy Laugh Out Loud Reads

When you’ve got kids of different ages, it isn’t always easy to find books where everyone can get the jokes.   Jokes the Family Can Share If family humor is what you’re looking for, then look no further than Jess Keating’s My Life is a Zoo series. The stories are fresh and fun. They would make a nice family gift that everyone can share as a read aloud, and they do equally well as a gift to keep pre-teens and teens reading (and laughing out loud!). Here are the titles in the series: Book 1: How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied Book 2: How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel Book 3: How to Outfox Your … Read more

Dad, This Book’s About Us!

You may have seen the article with 5 reasons dads need to read to their kids. It was published by The Telegraph (UK) in September, but recently made the rounds on Twitter. The special bond that comes with reading with a child isn’t just for mom. It’s for dad, too, and one way to give dads the gift of those special moments is to give him a book where he’s one of the stars!  If you’re looking for a book for a dad-to-be or a new dad, look no further than Say Daddy! by Michael Shoulders.   More Books Featuring Dad There are lots of wonderful children’s books that feature dads as the main character. Two of the all-time favorites in … Read more

A Cybils Graphic Novel Nominee for #TBT

We are going to close our Cybils-centric series of Throwback Thursday selections with the Graphic Novel category. In 2009, Matt Phelan’s The Storm in the Barn was a nominee in the Elementary / Middle Grade subcategory. The Storm in the Barn written by Matt Phelan illustrated by Matt Phelan Candlewick Press, 2009 It is a miserable summer for Jack Clark and his family. As if the parched land and dying cattle and “dust dementia” aren’t enough, Jack is the target of local bullies and his dad’s frustration. Jack spots something in the Talbot’s Barn, but that’s off limits. Since when has that ever stopped a young boy? But what if it turns out to be bigger than him? This is … Read more