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“When Jasper Rabbit finds a purple crayon willing to do his schoolwork for him, he is elated–at first”–
More books by Aaron Reynolds
1. Jasper Rabbit’s Creepy Tales!
The delightfully creepy New York Times bestselling picture book series about a young rabbit and his eerie encounters is now available as a collectible hardcover boxed set! Whether it’s loving carrots a little too much, being panicked by some petrifying underwear, or feeling haunted by a horrible crayon, Jasper Rabbit always has a knack for getting into trouble. Follow his adventures with the spooky and the strange! This peculiar hardcover boxed set includes: Creepy Carrots! Creepy Pair of Underwear! Creepy Crayon!
2. The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter
New York Times best-selling author Aaron Reynolds delivers an “entertainingly spooky romp” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) about Rex Dexter, who is itching to have a dog . . . but ends up with a pet chicken. One hour and fourteen minutes later, the chicken is dead (by a steamroller), Rex is cursed (by the Grim Reaper), and wild animals are haunting Rex’s room (hounding him for answers). Even his best friend Darvish is not going to believe this, and that kid believes everything! Rex’s uninvited ghostly guests are a chatty, messy bunch. And they need Rex to solve their mysterious, deadly departures from the Middling Falls Zoo before it happens again. But how?
3. Everybunny Loves Magic
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds comes the third hilariously macabre mystery in The Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter series. My name is Rex Dexter. Yes. THAT Rex Dexter. The one cursed with the ability to see and talk to dead animals. The solver of atrocities against the four-footed. The savior of the flipper-finned. Save your standing ovation for later, because I have bigger things on my mind. Rabbits. Specifically, dead rabbits. And not just anybunny. This particular gaggle once belonged to Booper the Mystical, Middling Falls’ foremost birthday party magician. A bedroom full of recently deceased bunnies is enough to give anyone a chronic case of the heebie-jeebies. But it gets worse. Because before long, dead doves start showing up by the flockful. One thing quickly becomes clear…somebunny hates magic. Whoever it is, they’re attempting to put Booper the Mystical out of the birthday biz for good. And they’re willing to kill to do it. It’s a cold cruel world out there. But don’t worry. I’m on the case. And so is Darvish. Also, Sami Mulpepper. (Don’t ask.) The point is, nobunny pulls one over on Rex Dexter…and his best friend…and his maybe-girlfriend…and his dead chicken. Nobunny.
4. Narwhal I’m Around
This wet, wild, and hilariously illustrated story from a New York Times bestselling author takes readers on a wacky adventure that spirals out of control as soon as our pet hero discovers a narwhal hanging out in his bedroom. Rex Dexter is cursed . . . with brains . . . and daring . . . and more than his fair share of devilish good looks. But also with an actual curse: dead animals keep showing up in his bedroom, wanting him to solve their murders. After successfully sleuthing a series of endangered animal assassinations, Rex is pretty sure he’s home free, spiritually speaking. But that’s when he finds a two thousand pound narwhal in his beanbag chair. And this tough guy is dead. And super crabby about it. Fishy business is at hand. And as if that’s not bad enough, Rex’s mom has a stressful new job. His new teacher may be part of a Russian hit squad. His best friend Darvish is distracted by a role-playing game. And, horror of horrors, Rex may accidentally have a girlfriend. Rex Dexter is neck-deep in dead pet problems. And he’s determined to solve them. Or let his best friend Darvish die trying.
5. Fart Quest
“Stay tuned for further gassy exploits.” – Booklist, starred review Jam-packed with potty humor, feats of bravery, and magical friendships, Fart Quest by bestselling author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Cam Kendell is perfect for every young hero looking for a wild adventure. After their masters are vaporized in a goblin battle gone bad, Fart, Pan, and Moxie—three lowly apprentices—decide to impersonate their mentors and pick up the mantle as heroes of the realm. But they need more than a fancy robe, magic staff, and book of magical beasts to be real heroes. They need a quest! So when The Great and Powerful Kevin puts out a call for help, seeking the coveted Golden Llama and its magical golden fart, young Fart and his friends jump at the chance and embark on a journey they were destined for. This title has Common Core connections.
6. Rescuing Mrs. Birdley
In this wildly charming and fantastically imaginative story by the New York Times bestselling author of Creepy Carrots and Creepy Pair of Underwear, a young animal expert knows just what to do when she spots her teacher in the wild. Miranda is an animal expert. Or at least, she watches a lot of Nature Joe. Nature Joe is incredible. He rescues animals, returning them to their natural habitat. Mrs. Birdley is a teacher. The natural habitat of a teacher is a classroom. So when Mrs. Birdley escapes school and ends up wild, loose, and confused at the local grocery store, Miranda knows just what to do: she must use her brain, her guts, and her extensive knowledge of Nature Joe to rescue Mrs. Birdley—at any cost! This delightfully over-the-top picture book by newcomer Emma Reynolds explores the weirdness of seeing a teacher outside of school and will have young readers laughing out loud every time they read.
7. 50 Things to Know about Coaching Youth Basketball: Tips and Tricks to Inspire Youth
Are you new to basketball or have never coached a youth team before?Are you unsure of what to do during practice or how to manage a team during a game?Are you dealing with a loudmouth parent on your team that is a bad example of sportsmanship?If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book is for you… “50 Things to Know About Coaching Youth Basketball” by Aaron Reynolds offers a approach to coaching youth sports for first-time coaches, or parents new to the game that were “volunteered” to lead the team. Most books on coaching basketball teach you how to practice fundamentals, run set plays, and manage games yet fail to dive into the details of what it takes to manage a group of kids and transform them into a functional basketball team. Based on knowledge from the world’s leading experts in coaching basketball and sports psychology, including Reynolds own personal experiences coaching teams as well as supervising rec leagues, “50 Things to Know About Coaching Youth Basketball” is a terrific guide for any coach.In these pages you’ll discover not only tools for managing practices, games, referees, parents and players, but also the psychology of dealing with youth in a sports environment. This book is geared more toward the recreational team (and not competitive basketball) where having fun and learning the fundamentals of the game are more important than winning. It will remind the coach, and all the other parents on the team that they should lead by example so they can instill good sportsmanship and integrity into their sons or daughters.By the time you finish this book, you will know how to manage a practice, deal with parents, handle winning and losing, as well as achieve success teaching the fundamentals of the game. So grab YOUR copy today. You’ll be glad you did.
8. Effin’ Birds
A compact, comprehensive, and very silly field guide featuring more than 200 of the rudest birds on Earth, this edition is crammed full of classic, monochrome plumage art paired with the delightful but dirty aphorisms (think “I’m going to need more booze to deal with this week”) that made the Effin’ Birds Twitter feed a household name.
9. Not So Faboo
From New York Times bestselling author Aaron Reynolds comes the latest installment of Caveboy Dave, a middle-grade graphic novel series perfect for fans of Captain Underpants. Twelve-year-old Dave Unga-Bunga is having a great year: he survived his deadly Baby-Go-Boom ceremony, he’s earned the respect of the villagers of Bleccchh, and he just invented ice cream and summer vacation. Before the ice cream melts, Dave and his friends spot a plume of smoke on the horizon (could there be another tribe nearby?) and suddenly Shaman Faboo–the glue that holds the village together–goes missing. With no one to tell them what to do or how to think, the village panics and elects Dave as their new leader. If Dave can’t find Shaman Faboo and bring him back (alive), he’ll be doomed to a life of boredom and something much worse: public service! Not So Faboo, the second book in the Caveboy Dave series, delivers irresistible characters, big thrills, and even bigger laughs.
The author of Nerdy Berdy and Creepy Carrots! teams up with the Caldecott–winning illustrator behind The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend to create the hilarious, gnarly summer adventure picture book, Dude! Dude! You have to read this book. It’s totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there’s this shark who’s in the ocean, too. But don’t worry. This shark approaches and you’ll never guess what happens.
11. Creepy Pair of Underwear!
From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy) story of a brave rabbit and a very weird pair of underwear. Jasper Rabbit is NOT a little bunny anymore. He’s not afraid of the dark, and he’s definitely not afraid of something as silly as underwear. But when the lights go out, suddenly his new big rabbit underwear glows in the dark. A ghoulish, greenish glow. If Jasper didn’t know any better he’d say his undies were a little, well, creepy. Jasper’s not scared obviously, he’s just done with creepy underwear. But after trying everything to get rid of them, they keep coming back!
12. Sea Monkey & Bob
Two delightfully anxious friends learn that they can overcome anything—even gravity—in this humorous and heartwarming picture book from bestselling author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi. Bob the puffer fish and his best buddy Sea Monkey may be little but they’ve got one ocean-sized problem. Sea Monkey’s terrified he’ll sink straight to the bottom of the ocean. After all, he’s heavy, and all heavy things sink, right? Bob on the other hand is worried that his puffed up frame will float up above the surface. He’s light, and all light things float! How will they stay together when the forces of gravity are literally trying to pull them apart? By holding hands, of course! Sea Monkey and Bob learn that sometimes the only way to overcome your fears is to just keep holding on…
13. President Squid
Join Aaron Reynolds and Sara Varon as they explore the ideal qualities of leaders, diplomats…and giant squid. Squid knows all about being president. It means living in a big house, doing all the talking—oh, and having a tie is crucial. He’s all set! In the next election, make a more informed choice. Vote for President Squid! And this is the fixed-format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition!
14. Caveboy Dave: More Scrawny Than Brawny
“A young caveman named Dave must complete a dangerous rite of passage with his peers”–
15. Nerdy Birdy
Nerdy Birdy likes reading, video games, and reading about video games, which immediately disqualifies him for membership in the cool crowd. One thing is clear: being a nerdy birdy is a lonely lifestyle. When he’s at his lowest point, Nerdy Birdy meets a flock just like him. He has friends and discovers that there are far more nerdy birdies than cool birdies in the sky.
16. Las zanahorias maléficas
Al conejito Jasper le encantan las zanahorias, y siempre que le apetecen, va al campo de los Saltamontes Locos y elije las m©Łs grandes y crujientes. Bueno, eso era as©Ư hasta que empezaron a perseguirle…
17. Chicks and Salsa
With whimsical illustrations by Paulette Bogan, Aaron Reynolds has created a hilarious picture book about one rooster’s quest for culinary delight. What happens at Nuthatcher Farm when the chickens get tired of the same old chicken feed? The rooster hatches a plan, of course! With a pinch of genius, a dash of resourcefulness, and a little pilfering from the farmer’s garden, the chickens whip up a scrumptious snack of chips and salsa. When the rest of the barnyard gets a whiff of the spicy smells and want to join in, it can mean only one thing . . . FIESTA! But when the big day arrives, all their spicy southwestern supplies are gone! It seems that Mr. and Mrs. Nuthatcher have caught on to the flavor craze as well, and the only thing left for the animals to do is to try a new culinary style-ooh la la!
18. Here Comes Destructosaurus!
Watch the unstoppable destructive force of a raging temper tantrum! Tremble at the enormous mess and disrespectful roaring! Despair as no amount of scolding can stem the heedless fury! Someone is heading for a time-out, Mister! Anyone who has witnessed (or been) a toddler in the throes of a full-blown fit will delight in this clever book’s moviemonster rampage, and may just come away from it with a bit more sympathy for toddler and caregiver. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.
A lion, a great white shark, and a timber wolf, all meat-eaters who have been hurt by the cruelty of plant-eaters, form a support group which has limited success until their newest member, a great horned owl, shares some advice.
How do the robot children of Clackentown spend snow days? They have supersonic snowball fights, make robot angels with wing nuts moving up and down, take hot oil baths to thaw out the joints, and receive eskimo kisses on metal noses at bedtime. Author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator David Barneda team up to tell a hilarious story about two favorite subjects—robots and snow days!
21. Pirates Versus Cowboys
A scurvy pirate crew, led by Burnt Beard, finds trouble when they try to hide their treasure in Old Cheyenne and have a bit of trouble communicating with Black Bob McKraw, terror of the Wild West, and his posse. From the co-creators of Snowbots.
22. Back of the Bus
From the back of the bus, an African American child watches the arrest of Rosa Parks.
23. Creepy Carrots!
In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him. Includes audio! Jasper Rabbit loves carrots—especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him…or are they? Celebrated artist Peter Brown’s stylish illustrations pair perfectly with Aaron Reynold’s text in this hilarious picture book that shows it’s all fun and games…until you get too greedy.
24. Big Hairy Drama (Joey Fly, Private Eye, Book 2)
When Greta Divawing, butterfly star of the Scarab Beetle Theatre, goes missing a week before the opening performance of “Bugliacci,” Joey Fly is called in to investigate her puzzling disappearance.
25. The Nineteenth of Maquerk
Discovering the rewards of diligence can certainly be fun, but see how one lazy caterpillow learns what happens when you don’t finish what you start.
26. Metal Man
“There’s a fire in me, just like that torch.” Devon visits the Metal Man at his fiery workshop every day, despite the scorching heat of the city where he lives. At the Metal Man’s shop, sparks fly from his welding torch as he cuts and melts together old pieces of junk into works of art. Devon is fascinated by the Metal Man’s creations. Then one day, the Metal Man lets Devon put his own imagination to work. Aaron Reynolds’s urban voice and the gritty illustrations of Paul Hoppe bring an exciting beat and pulse to the story of a young boy discovering his own voice and vision in art with a kind mentor to lead the way.
27. Torah As Teacher
“Despite extensive study of the poetic features of Psalm 119, the conceptions it advocates and its contribution to developing Judaism have not been well understood; indeed some scholars have dismissed the psalm as containing little more than wearisome repetition. Reynolds distinguishes between the psalmist and the speaker within the psalm. The psalmist portrays the speaker as an exemplary Torah student and thereby promotes the contemplation of Torah as a facet of ethical instruction. Using this new perspective, Reynolds contributes a fresh and coherent understanding of the ideas in Psalm 119. He explains the function of its length and highlights its emphasis on Torah study that became axiomatic in Rabbinic Judaism.”–Publisher’s website.
28. Tale of the Poisonous Yuck Bugs
Sometimes thoughtless words just slip out…Children can understand God’s plan for our spoken words when they see how a pair of name-callers almost learn their lesson the hard way.
29. Superhero School
It’s Math Curse meets The Incredibles! Leonard is no ordinary kid—he’s enrolled in Superhero School, where leaping tall buildings in a single bound is considered child’s play. If only division, fractions, and multiplication came as naturally, and weren’t so, well, ordinary. But when the kids’ math teacher, Mr. Tornado, and the rest of the staff get kidnapped by ice zombies, Leonard and his pals find themselves using every superhero trick in the book—not to mention a few unexpected math skills— to divide (and conquer!) the enemy.
30. Creepy Crawly Crime
Joey Fly stars in his very first graphic novel in which he must find a stolen diamond pencil box for his beautiful butterfly customer despite the fact that his mosquito witness won’t give him any information and his clumsy scorpion assistant has tampered with the evidence. Simultaneous.
31. Kung Pow Chicken
Weevil’s evil goons have captured Tiger Moth! The fate of this fourth-grade ninja rests in the hands of Kung Pow and his kid sister, Amber. Have Tiger’s lessons prepared his young apprentice for this life or death bug battle? Or will Kung Pow fail the ultimate ninja test?
32. The Pest Show on Earth
Funny graphic novels for young readers.
33. Buffalo Wings
While searching for the perfect Super Bowl snack, Rooster comes across a recipe for Buffalo wings and, before reading it completely, goes in search of what he believes is the missing ingredient.
34. The Fortune Cookies of Weevil
While working out at the dojo, insect ninjas Tiger Moth and Kung Pow discover an evil plot among the city’s criminals, with information being passed in fortune cookies.
35. The Dung Beetle Bandits
Insect ninjas Tiger Moth and Kung Pow go on a field trip to the beetle ranch of Tiger’s Uncle Aphid, only to find that Uncle Aphid’s prized dung beetle herd has been rustled.
36. The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School
Reynolds suggests transformational concepts and resources for Sunday School classes in this handbook of 20 creative methods for bringing Bible stories to life. (Ministry & Pastoral Resources)
37. Tiger Moth and the Dragon Kite Contest
When Tiger Moth’s rivals, the Fruit Fly Boys, enter the kite-flying contest during the fourth grade’s Chinese New Year celebration, it results in a sky-high disaster.
38. Tiger Moth, Insect Ninja
Fourth grader and insect ninja Tiger Moth must figure out who stole a valuable painting that was being used as a prop in the school play.
39. Breaking Out of the Bungle Bird
Children can understand the importance of listening to others when they see how one proud insect learns her lesson in a most of unfortunate way.
Last updated on Sunday, September 4, 2022