An outrageously funny tale of how rumors can make a student create a monster of any teacher!
When the class plans to visit the library for the first time, the students prepare themselves for the worst. Imagine their surprise, when they are welcomed to a warm and friendly place, where a smiling librarian invites them to explore some of the fun and funny books they have to offer.
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. This 1953 Newbery Honor Book comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. And the winners are: Augustus Gloop, an enormously fat boy whose hobby is eating; Veruca Salt, a spoiled-rotten brat whose parents are wrapped around her little finger; Violet Beauregarde, a dim-witted gum-chewer with the fastest jaws around; Mike Teavee, a toy pistol-toting gangster-in-training who is obsessed with television; and Charlie Bucket, Our Hero, a boy who is honest and kind, brave and true, and good and ready for the wildest time of his life!
"fanciful fun for five-year-olds"
Sixth grader Greg Heffley doesn't understand his annoying younger brother, obnoxious older one, or well-meaning parents. But he knows enough to record his daily thoughts in a manly journal - not some girly diary. In a unique novel brimming with laugh-out-loud moments, Greg chronicles his first turbulent year of middle school.
"You need the cartoons!"
Boy and fly meet and so begins a very funny friendship in this tale filled with hyperbole, puns, and slapstick from Tedd Arnold.
"It draws you in."
In January, there's a lot of snow on the ground. One day when Henry and his big dog Mudge go outside to play, they see a sign in a store window. It says: SNOWMAN CONTEST, SATURDAY AT THE PARK. Henry runs home to tell his dad. On Saturday, the park is filled with people building all kinds of fancy snowmen. There are many dogs there, too. While Mudge makes friends, Henry and his dad get to work. They will need to make a very unusual snowman to win this contest!
"cute, short and expensive"
Every August, Henry, his parents, and his big dog Mudge go camping. This year they are going to Bear Lake. They will cook food over a campfire and sleep in a tent. Henry hopes he sees a deer or a raccoon. But he isn't sure he wants to see a bear. After they set up camp, Henry and Mudge explore the woods and enjoy the lake. Henry and his parents eat hot dogs for dinner while Mudge chews on a big log. That night, as they all look up in the sky, they see thousands of stars. And when they go to sleep, they dream happy dreams.
When Horrible Harry starts third grade, he expects everything will be familiar. He is sure he will have the same teacher, the same class, and the same room. But when he walks through the door the first day, he discovers that the school is as unfamiliar as Mars! Soon Harry and the other students in Room 3B are sharing their souvenirs from the summer. Everyone is trying to read the cursive writing on the bulletin board. Some things haven’t changed, though. Harry is planning to bring his creepy, crawly pet to school.
Uncle Jake builds a tree house for Henry. But after 14 minutes up the tree, Henry really misses Mudge. What fun is a tree house if you can't share it with your favorite pal?
The pressure's really piling up on Greg Heffley. The only thing he's good at is playing video games, but his mother wants him to broaden his horizons by doing something - anything! - else. When Greg finds an old video camera in his basement, he thinks he may have discovered just the thing to prove he's got big-time talent. With the help of his best friend, Rowley, Greg hatches a plan to make a scary movie and become rich and famous in the process. But is doubling down on moviemaking a smart plan? Or is it just a recipe for doubling Greg's troubles?
For Harry, his second grade classroom, Room 2B, is the best place in the world. His teacher, Miss Mackle, is setting up an ant farm. And Harry is sure he will be chosen to take care of the creepy, crawly critters. After all, no one loves horrible things, like ants, more than Harry. When Horrible Harry and his classmates send ants climbing up the stairs of the school, no one is shocked. Find out why, and join Harry in three more adventures (including one with a deadly fish tank) in this lively audio production.
Stanley arrives at school, all set to celebrate Crazy Hair Day, only to find out he has mixed up the date with School Picture Day. In this uplifting story of friendship and kindness, what starts out as a worst-ever experience takes a surprising turn as Stanley's best friend and his classmates concoct a creative show of solidarity.
Newbery Medal winner Cynthia Rylant has sold more than two million copies of her beloved Henry and Mudge books. In this tale, Henry and his enormous dog go on vacation in the West. They have a great time wearing cowboy hats and bandannas, chasing tumbleweeds, and eating jerky. And when they finally return home, they learn something they never expected.
Vashti thinks she can draw, but her journey of self discovery and expression is an enchanting invitation to everyone to explore his or her own creative spirit.
Henry and his slobbering dog Mudge are visiting Great-Grandpa Bill, who lives in a house with lots of other grandpas. Henry likes the grandpas because they play checkers and rock in rocking chairs. Mudge likes them because they feed him mint candies. When Henry and Mudge leave the house to go exploring, they find a beautiful swimming pond. They come back to let everybody know, and soon all the grandpas want to go swimming. Henry's father says, "We'll have to go in our Skivvies."
In Room 2B, Horrible Harry is best at thinking up yukky ideas. He loves to play with slugs, spiders, and all sorts of other icky stuff. But sometimes even Harry’s most horrible plans turn out to be good. Horrible Harry and the rest of the South School gang are busy in four lively new adventures. Help Harry try to figure out who his mysterious Secret Pal is. Sing along with his group as they put on a Deadly Skit. Go with him on a secret spiderweb mission. And, finally, let Harry show you how to make a whole bowlful of his specialty: green slime. The time spent in Room 2B is never dull with Horrible Harry around!
The day-to-day existence of a little fly that wants to be a superhero and who is not afraid to dream big, really big!
There is a new gym teacher coming to school. The kids say he is a real monster! Imagine their surprise when they discover he is a regular guy… and they actually like gym.
©1994 Mike Thaler (P)2009 Weston Woods
Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.
I cracked up so much listening to this. At the end there's an interview from the creators which was kind of fun.
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