Hot Reads

LOL! Books That Will Make You Laugh

From reformed vampires to world domination, these stores will have you ROFL!

Beat the Band



Beat the Band
By Calame, Don
2010-09 - Candlewick Press (MA)
9780763646332 Check Our Catalog

The outrageously funny boys from "Swim the Fly" return to rock their sophomore year. With ribald humor and a few sweet notes, screenwriter-turned-novelist Calame once again hits all the right chords. …More

Beatle Meets Destiny



Beatle Meets Destiny
By Williams, Gabrielle
2010-10 - Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
9780761457237 Check Our Catalog

A boy recovering from a stroke falls in love with a new girl . . . while dating his sisters best friend. …More

Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?



Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?
By Rennison, Louise
2009-10 - Harper Teen
9780061459351 Check Our Catalog

Georgia Nicholson has written about being on and off the rack of love in her nine bestselling diaries. Now, in her tenth and final novel, Georgia must finally choose between her two maybe-boyfriends. …More

The Reformed Vampire Support Group



The Reformed Vampire Support Group
By Jinks, Catherine
2009-04 - Harcourt Children's Books
9780152066093 Check Our Catalog

BookPage Notable Title

Think vampires are romantic, sexy, and powerful? Vampires are dead. And unless they want to end up staked, they must stop fanging people, admit their addiction, and join a support group. …More

Ghost Town



Ghost Town
By Jennings, Richard W.
2009-06 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547194714 Check Our Catalog

Spencer Adams Honesty may be the last best hope for Paisley, Kansas--and for lonely kids everywhere.
Spencer Honesty and his mom are the last people left in Paisley, except for Chief Leopard Frog, Spence's imaginary friend. One lonely day, Chief Leopard Frog's carved rabbit talisman tells Spence to take his photo, so Spence digs up his late father's camera and starts shooting photographs all around his ghost town. When the photos come back developed, he does not expect to see his old neighbor Maureen Balderson in her bedroom. Or Ma Puttering clearing weeds in her yard. They aren't in Paisley anymore. Yet there they are.
What happens to Spence next is unexpected. It involves a catalog called Uncle Milton's Thousand Things You Thought You'd Never Find, a poetry deal gone awry, and a ghost camera that promises to take pictures of the past (just be sure not to photograph yourself).
…More

The Brain Full of Holes



The Brain Full of Holes
By Chatterton, Martin
2010-03 - Peachtree Publishers
9781561455270 Check Our Catalog

Sheldon McGlone is finding it hard to adjust to his new life in Switzerland. Its not surprising really. He's just left his home in Australia and moved half way around the world because his mother has married a member of a crack scientific squad. And now Sheldon's best friend The Brain is also his stepbrother. That would be weird even if your best friend wasn't a frighteningly brainy super sleuth. And The Brain is a frighteningly brainy super sleuth. But what really has Sheldon worried is The Brains preoccupation with the missing holes in his cheese sandwiches and also the carnivorous cuckoo clocks he keeps seeing everywhere! …More

I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President



I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to Be Your Class President
By Lieb, Josh
2009-10 - Razorbill
1595142401 Check Our Catalog

Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson's got the IQ of a grilled-cheese sandwich--or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver's a mad evil genius on his way to world domination. …More

The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, and Went There



The Yggyssey: How Iggy Wondered What Happened to All the Ghosts, Found Out Where They Went, and Went There
By Pinkwater, Daniel Manus
Illustrator Brown, Calef
2009-02 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780618594450 Check Our Catalog

In this sequel to "The Neddiad," the ghosts of Los Angeles are disappearing right and left. Iggy Birnbaum is determined to get to the bottom of this mystery, no matter what Neddie Wentworthstein and Seamus Finn say. Illustrations. …More

Parties & Potions



Parties & Potions
By Mlynowski, Sarah
2008-12 - Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
9780385736459 Check Our Catalog

Perfect hair, cute clothes, healthy tans--life's a breeze when you're a witch! Even special witchcraft classes Rachel agrees to attend with Miri turn out to be fun. The sisters meet other teen witches just like them--who knew? Everyone's preparing for a magical party called a Samsorta--a debutante ball for witches. And it wouldn't be a ball without warlocks. Cute ones. Like Adam, who wants to slow dance with Rachel, and ski with her in the Rockies--on a school night! Of course, Rachel is madly in love with her boyfriend, Raf. So why can't she bring herself to tell Adam--funny, charming Adam--that Raf exists?
Rachel knows Raf likes her. Maybe even, gulp, loves her. But Raf doesn't know her secret. Unlike Adam, Raf doesn't know who she really is. And she can never tell him. Or can she? …More

Cloaked in Red



Cloaked in Red
By Velde, Vivian Vande
2011-01 - Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
9780761457930 Check Our Catalog

Eight witty stories that parody the Little Red Riding Hood tale …More