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The Complete Calvin and Hobbes
by Bill Watterson (Nov 13, 2012)
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Join Calvin and Hobbes on all their adventures in this four-volume collection of every comic strip from the comic strips eleven year history (1985 to1996).Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was first syndicated in 1985 and appeared in mo...
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Paul Graham
Night Watch
by Terry Pratchett (Nov 21, 2011)
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'Don't put your trust in revolutions. They always come round again. That's why they're called revolutions. People die, and nothing changes.'For a policeman, there can be few things worse than a serial killer at loose in your city. Except, perhaps, a serial killer who targets coppers, and a city on the brink of bloody revolution. The people have fou...
The Day the Crayons Came Home
by Drew Daywalt (Aug 18, 2015)
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The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller, The Day the Crayons Quit! I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost b...
The Book with No Pictures
by B. J. Novak (Sep 30, 2014)
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A book with no pictures? What could be fun about that?After all, if a book has no pictures, there's nothing to look at but the words on the page. Words that might make you say silly sounds... In ridiculous voices...Hey, what kind of book is this, anyway?At once disarmingly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laugh...
Al Franken, Giant of the Senate
by Al Franken (May 30, 2017)
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From the #1 bestselling author - the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty f...
The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
by Mo Willems (Apr 03, 2012)
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Much to the chagrin of Pigeon, little Duckling uses very polite manners to request a cookie, and actually gets one. Filled with righteous fury, Pigeon loses his temper and complains bitterly about this terrible state of affairs. However, things aren't what they seem, and Duckling has a secret plan! Part of the bestselling Pigeon series by genius ch...
Going Postal
A Novel of Discworld
by Terry Pratchett (Sep 28, 2004)
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Arch-swindler Moist Van Lipwig never believed his confidence crimes were hanging offenses - until he found himself with a noose tightly around his neck, dropping through a trapdoor, and falling into...a government job?By all rights, Moist should have met his maker. Instead, it's Lord Vetinari, supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork, who promptly offers him ...
We Don't Eat Our Classmates
by Ryan T. Higgins (Jun 19, 2018)
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Penelope the dinosaur starts school, but it’s hard to make friends when her classmates are so delicious!It’s the first day of school for Penelope Rex, and she can’t wait to meet her classmates. But it’s hard to make human friends when they’re so darn delicious! That is, until Penelope gets a taste of her own medicine and finds she may not be at the...
Men at Arms
by Terry Pratchett (Mar 01, 2014)
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'Be a MAN in the City Watch! The City Watch needs MEN!'But what it's got includes Corporal Carrot (technically a dwarf), Lance-constable Cuddy (really a dwarf), Lance-constable Detritus (a troll), Lance-constable Angua (a woman ... most of the time) and Corporal Nobbs (disqualified from the human race for shoving).And they need all the help they ca...
Very Good, Jeeves
by P. G. Wodehouse (Jun 01, 1980)
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Jeeves is not only the tireless servant to the feckless Bertie Wooster, but savior to a good number of others. Here, Jeeves helps Bingo Little in the affair of the marooned cabinet minister; Sippy Sipperly when he's persecuted by his former headmaster; Tuppy Glossop in his foolhardy pursuit of opera singer Cora Bellinger; and Bertie's fat Uncle Geo...
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Paul Graham
A Man Called Ove
A Novel
by Fredrik Backman (May 05, 2015)
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A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter ne...
The Disaster Artist
My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
by Greg Sestero (Oct 07, 2014)
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From the actor who lived through the most improbable Hollywood success story, with an award-winning narrative nonfiction writer, comes the inspiring, fascinating and laugh-out-loud story of a mysteriously wealthy outsider who sundered every road block in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms—the making of The Room, “the Citizen K...
The Code of the Woosters
by P. G. Wodehouse (Jul 05, 2011)
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Take Gussie Fink-Nottle, Madeline Bassett, old Pop Bassett, the unscrupulous Stiffy Byng, the Rev., an 18th-century cow-creamer, a small brown leather covered notebook and mix with a dose of the aged aunt Dahlia and one has a dangerous brew which spells toil and trouble for Bertie and Jeeves....
Big Nate
In the Zone
by Lincoln Peirce (Mar 11, 2014)
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Soon to be an animated series from Nickelodeon!...
Guards! Guards!
by Terry Pratchett (Apr 30, 2013)
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This is where the dragons went. They lie ... not dead, not asleep, but ... dormant. And although the space they occupy isn't like normal space, nevertheless they are packed in tightly. They could put you in mind of a can of sardines, if you thought sardines were huge and scaly. And presumably, somewhere, there's a key...GUARDS! GUARDS! is the eight...
Right Ho, Jeeves
by P. G. Wodehouse (Jul 05, 2011)
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Follow the adventures of Bertie Wooster and his gentleman’s gentleman, Jeeves, in this stunning new edition of one of the greatest comic novels in the English language. Bertie must deal with the Market Snodsbury Grammar School prize giving, the broken engagement of his cousin Angela, the wooing of Madeline Bassett by Gussie Fink-Nottle, and the res...
xkcd
volume 0
by Randall Munroe (Aug 24, 2010)
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Randall Munroe describes xkcd as a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. While it's practically required reading in the geek community, xkcd fans are as varied as the comic's subject matter. This book creates laughs from science jokes on one page to relationship humor on another.xkcd: volume 0 is the first book from the immensely popula...
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Bill Gates
A Hat Full of Sky
by Terry Pratchett (Sep 01, 2015)
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WE SEE YOU. NOW WE ARE YOU.No real witch would casually step out of their body, leaving it empty.Tiffany Aching does. And there’s something just waiting for a handy body to take over. Something ancient and horrible, which can’t die.To deal with it, Tiffany has to go to the very heart of what makes her a witch . . ....
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems and Drawings
by Shel Silverstein (Feb 18, 2014)
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Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. Th...
Go the F**k to Sleep
by Adam Mansbach (Jun 14, 2011)
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Go the Fuck to Sleep is a bedtime book for parents who live in the real world, where a few snoozing kitties and cutesy rhymes don't always send a toddler sailing blissfully off to dreamland. Profane, affectionate, and radically honest, California Book Award-winning author Adam Mansbach's verses perfectly capture the familiar -- and unspoken -- trib...
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Charlize Theron
Small Gods
by Terry Pratchett (Oct 29, 2013)
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The thirteenth Discworld novel.Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld. Everyone has their own opinion, and indeed their own gods. Who comes in all shapes and sizes. In such a competitive environment, there is a pressing need to make one's presence felt. And it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appearing in the form...
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Laurie Voss
It's a Book
by Lane Smith (Aug 10, 2010)
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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.This title has Common Core connections....
Feet Of Clay
by Terry Pratchett (Jan 01, 2001)
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'Sorry?' said Carrot. If it's just a thing, how can it commit murder? A sword is a thing' - he drew his own sword; it made an almost silken sound - 'and of course you can't blame a sword if someone thrust it at you, sir.'For members of the City Watch, life consists of troubling times, linked together by periods of torpid inactivity. Now is one such...
Red Russia
by T. A. Thompson (Nov 11, 2017)
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Among the many things Peter doesn’t know, he doesn’t know he’s an archetype, the Prince of Coins incarnate. He doesn’t know his fiancé is a fortune teller either. He doesn’t know Russian culture, politics, or language, but he does know American business. And he knows his fiancé speaks Russian. He thinks she can make him the new Tsar of the timber i...
Big Mushy Happy Lump
A Sarah's Scribbles Collection (Volume 2)
by Sarah Andersen (Mar 07, 2017)
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Sarah Andersen's second comics collection picks up right where the first left off - huddled under a pile of blankets avoiding the responsibilities of the real world. These new comics (and illustrated personal essays!) follow the ups and downs of the unrelenting self-esteem roller coaster that is young adult life: budgeting woes, cramps, the nuances...
Reaper Man
by Terry Pratchett (Nov 01, 2013)
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'Death has to happen. That's what bein' alive is all about. You're alive, and then you're dead. It can't just stop happening.'But it can. And it has. So what happens after death is now less of a philosophical question than a question of actual reality. On the Disc, as here, they need Death. If Death doesn't come for you, then what are you supposed ...
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The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
by Christopher Moore (May 25, 2004)
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The birth of Jesus has been well chronicled, as have his glorious teachings, acts, and divine sacrifice after his thirtieth birthday. But no one knows about the early life of the Son of God, the missing yearsexcept Biff, the Messiah's best bud, who has been resurrected to tell the story in the divinely hilarious yet heartfelt work "reminiscent of V...
The Wee Free Men
by Terry Pratchett (Sep 01, 2015)
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Librarian's Note: For an alternate cover edition of the same ISBN, click here."Another world is colliding with this one," said the toad. "All the monsters are coming back.""Why?" said Tiffany."There's no one to stop them."There was silence for a moment.Then Tiffany said, "There's me."Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching...
My Family and Other Animals
by Gerald Durrell (Jun 29, 2004)
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When the unconventional Durrell family can no longer endure the damp, gray English climate, they do what any sensible family would do: sell their house and relocate to the sunny Greek isle of Corfu. My Family and Other Animals was intended to embrace the natural history of the island but ended up as a delightful account of Durrells familys experien...
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Paul Graham
Good Omens
The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (Cover may vary)
by Neil Gaiman (Nov 28, 2006)
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Armageddon only happens once, you know. They dont let you go around again until you get it right.People have been predicting the end of the world almost from its very beginning, so its only natural to be sceptical when a new date is set for Judgement Day. But what if, for once, the predictions are right, and the apocalypse really is due to arrive n...
Thief of Time
by Terry Pratchett (Apr 01, 2002)
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Time is a resource. Everyone knows it has to be managed.And on Discworld that is the job of the Monks of History, who store it and pump it from the places where it's wasted (like underwater -- how much time does a codfish need?) to places like cities, where there's never enough time.But the construction of the world's first truly accurate clock sta...
The Princess Bride
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman (Oct 08, 2007)
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A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts - The Princess Bride is a modern storytelling classic.As Florin and Guilder teeter on the verge of war, the reluctant Princess Buttercup is devastated by the loss of her true love, kidnapped by a mercenary and his henc...
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A.R. Moxon
Hark! A Vagrant
by Kate Beaton (Sep 27, 2011)
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Hark! A Vagrant is an uproarious romp through history and literature seen through the sharp, contemporary lens of New Yorker cartoonist and comics-sensation Kate Beaton. No era or tome emerges unscathbed as Beaton rightly skewers the Western world's revolutionaries, leaders, sycophants, and suffragists while equally honing her wit on the hapless he...
The Princess Bride Deluxe Edition HC
S. Morgenstern's Classic Tale of True Love and High Adventure
by William Goldman (Oct 10, 2017)
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What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out ...
Louisiana Longshot
A Miss Fortune Mystery (Volume 1)
by Jana DeLeon (Jun 26, 2012)
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It was a hell of a longshot...CIA Assassin Fortune Redding is about to undertake her most difficult mission ever--in Sinful, Louisiana.With a leak at the CIA and a price on her head by one of the world's largest arms dealers, Fortune has to go off grid, but she never expected to be this far out of her element. Posing as a former beauty queen turned...
Tied
by Emma Chase (Oct 07, 2014)
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In the fourth sexy romance by the New York Times bestselling author of Tangled and Twisted, Drew and Kate can’t wait to tie the knot—if they can survive the pre-wedding festivities.For most of my life, I never imagined I’d get married. But Kate did the impossible: she changed me. I think we can all agree I was pretty frigging awesome before, but no...
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors
by Drew Daywalt (Apr 04, 2017)
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You’ve played the game. Now read the legend of how it all began . . .Long ago, in an ancient and distant realm called the Kingdom of Backyard, there lived a warrior named ROCK.Meanwhile in the Empire of Mom’s Home Office, a second great warrior sought the glory of battle. And his name was PAPER.At the same time, in the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny vi...
Thank You for My Service
by Mat Best (Aug 20, 2019)
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Mat Best may be the only man alive known for both crazy-intense military ops and crazy-funny YouTube videos. In Freedom On!, he uses the gallows humor and ribald sensibility that earned him over a million Facebook followers to tell his personal story of military service and the bumpy transition to civilian life and successful entrepreneurship.Begin...
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Making Money
by Stephen Briggs (May 05, 2015)
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It's an offer you can't refuse.Who would not to wish to be the man in charge of Ankh-Morpork's Royal Mint and the bank next door?It's a job for life. But, as former con-man Moist von Lipwig is learning, the life is not necessarily for long.The Chief Cashier is almost certainly a vampire. There's something nameless in the cellar (and the cellar itse...
P Is for Pterodactyl
The Worst Alphabet Book Ever
by Raj Haldar (Nov 13, 2018)
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Let's get real--the English language is bizarre. A might be for apple, but it's also for aisle and aeons. Why does the word "gnat" start with a G but the word "knot" doesn't start with an N? It doesn't always make sense, but don't let these rule-breaking silent letters defeat you!This whimsical, funky book from Raj Haldar (aka rapper Lushlife) turn...
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Alex Wild
Mort
by Terry Pratchett (Jan 29, 2013)
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Terry Pratchett's profoundly irreverent novels are consistent number one bestseller in England, where they have catapulted him into the highest echelons of parody next to Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Adams, and Carl Hiaasen.In this Discworld installment, Death comes to Mort with an offer he can't refuse -- especially since being, well, dead i...
The Inimitable Jeeves
by P.G. Wodehouse (May 10, 2007)
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When Bingo Little falls in love at a Camberwell subscription dance and Bertie Wooster drops into the mulligatawny, there is work for a wet-nurse. Who better than Jeeves?...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
by Douglas Adams (Sep 27, 1995)
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Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space ai...
Hogfather
by Terry Pratchett (Dec 01, 2013)
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Susan had never hung up a stocking . She'd never put a tooth under her pillow in the serious expectation that a dentally inclined fairy would turn up. It wasn't that her parents didn't believe in such things. They didn't need to believe in them. They know they existed. They just wished they didn't.There are those who believe and those who don't. Th...
Witches Abroad
by Terry Pratchett (Jul 30, 2013)
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Be careful what you wish for...Once upon a time there was a fairy godmother named Desiderata who had a good heart, a wise head, and poor planning skills—which unfortunately left the Princess Emberella in the care of her other (not quite so good and wise) godmother when DEATH came for Desiderata. So now it's up to Magrat Garlick, Granny Weatherwax, ...
Fifty Shades of Chicken
A Parody in a Cookbook
by F.L. Fowler (Nov 13, 2012)
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Dripping Thighs, Sticky Chicken Fingers, Vanilla Chicken, Chicken with a Lardon, Bacon-Bound Wings, Spatchcock Chicken, Learning-to-Truss-You Chicken, Holy Hell Wings, Mustard-Spanked Chicken, and more, more, more! Fifty chicken recipes, each more seductive than the last, in a book that makes every dinner a turn-on.   “I want you to see this. Then ...
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Shaun White
What If?
Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
by Randall Munroe (Sep 02, 2014)
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Randall Munroe left NASA in 2005 to start up his hugely popular site XKCD 'a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language' which offers a witty take on the world of science and geeks. It now has 600,000 to a million page hits daily. Every now and then, Munroe would get emails asking him to arbitrate a science debate. 'My friend and I were argui...
All My Friends Are Dead
by Avery Monsen (Jun 30, 2010)
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"Laugh out loud funny, and a tiny bit disturbing. In other words, perfect."...
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
As Retold by Mo Willems
by Mo Willems (Sep 04, 2012)
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Once upon a time, there were three hungry Dinosaurs: Papa Dinosaur, Mama Dinosaur . . . and a Dinosaur who happened to be visiting from Norway.One day--for no particular reason--they decided to tidy up their house, make the beds, and prepare pudding of varying temperatures. And then--for no particular reason--they decided to go...someplace else. Th...
That Is Not a Good Idea!
by Mo Willems (Apr 23, 2013)
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One day a very hungry fox meets a very plump goose. A dinner invitation is offered. Will dinner go as planned? Or do the dinner plans involve a secret ingredient...?(Don't forget to listen to the baby geese!)...
Up Front
by Bill Mauldin (Dec 01, 2000)
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The real war," said Walt Whitman, "will never get in the books." During World War II, the truest glimpse most Americans got of the "real war" came through the flashing black lines of twenty-two-year-old infantry sergeant Bill Mauldin. Week after week, Mauldin defied army censors, German artillery, and Patton's pledge to "throw his ass in jail" to d...
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A revisionist storyteller provides his mad, hilarious versions of children's favorite tales in this collection that includes "Little Red Running Shorts", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball", "Cinderumpelstilskin", and others....
Wayside School Boxed Set
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger, Wayside School is Falling Down, Sideway Stories from Wayside School
by Louis Sachar (Mar 26, 2019)
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Big Nate
In a Class by Himself
by Lincoln Peirce (Mar 10, 2015)
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Soon to be an animated series from Nickelodeon!...
Herding Cats
A Sarah's Scribbles Collection
by Sarah Andersen (Mar 27, 2018)
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Adjusting to life as a world-famous cartoonist isn't easy. Terrifying deadlines, piles of junk-food wrappers under a glowing computer screen, and an ever-growing horde of pets....umm, never mind--it's pretty much the same.With characteristic wit and charm, Sarah Andersen's third collection of comics and illustrated personal essays offers a survival...
Life, the Universe and Everything
by Douglas Adams (Sep 27, 1995)
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The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky above their heads–so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals stand between the killer robots of Krikkit and their goal of total annihilation.They are Arthur Dent, a mild-mannered space and time traveler who tries to learn how to fly by t...
The Redhead Revealed
by Alice Clayton (Nov 05, 2013)
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As their careers catch fire, Grace and Jack -- everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed, funny, and feisty couple -- find themselves on opposite coasts. Grace has landed in New York City, where she loves being onstage again, particularly because she’s playing a fabulous character in a musical written by her old college flame, Michael. Their rekindled frien...
About Your Father and Other Celebrities I Have Known
Ruminations and Revelations from a Desperate Mother to Her Dirty Son
by Peggy Rowe (Apr 14, 2020)
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Peggy Rowe is at it again—this time giving a hilarious inside look at growing up Rowe, both before and after Mike’s rise to fame.Since the day they said, “I do,” Peggy’s previous “doting” lifestyle met with her husband John’s minimalistic ways and became the backdrop for years of adventure and a quirky sense of humor because of their differences. F...
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Mike Rowe
Hot Six
by Janet Evanovich (Jun 15, 2001)
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Low-rent bounty hunter Stephanie Plum reaches depths of personal experience that other women detectives never quite do. In Hot Six, for example, a sequence of new and hideous cars bite the dust; she finds herself lumbered with a policeman's multiply incontinent dog; and she has several bad skin days. All this when she is trying to prove her distinc...
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates
by L Pichon (Aug 04, 2015)
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The top-selling U.K. series for middle-grade readers now crosses the pond!Meet Tom Gates. When his teachers don’t have their beady eyes on him, he likes to draw pictures and write about stuff, like last summer’s worst camping vacation ever (five merits!), or how much he hates sitting next to nosy Marcus Meldrew, the most annoying boy at school. All...
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
Stories
by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (Jun 11, 2019)
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A fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love--the best and worst thing in the universe.In "A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion," a young couple planning a wedding is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices. "Missed Connection--m4w" is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lo...
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John Lilly
Let's Get Textual
by Teagan Hunter (Sep 06, 2017)
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A wrong number is supposed to be just that—a wrong number.Delete. Done.Do not continue to text. Do not flirt.A wrong number shouldn't be the first person on your mind in the morning, or the last at night...and you're definitely not supposed to talk them into buying a baby goat.Because that would be weird.When Zach Hastings and I get into a wrong-nu...
Hyperbole and a Half
Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened
by Allie Brosh (Jan 01, 2013)
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This is a book I wrote. Because I wrote it, I had to figure out what to put on the back cover to explain what it is. I tried to write a long, third-person summary that would imply how great the book is and also sound vaguely authoritative--like maybe someone who isn’t me wrote it--but I soon discovered that I’m not sneaky enough to pull it off conv...
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Bill Gates
We Learn Nothing
Essays
by Tim Kreider (Apr 09, 2013)
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“Kreider locates the right simile and the pith of situations as he carefully catalogues humanity’s inventive and manifold ways of failing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).In We Learn Nothing, satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, asking big questions about human-sized pr...
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Tim Ferriss
High Five
by Janet Evanovich (Jun 15, 2000)
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Stephanie Plum has a whole lot of trouble on her doorstep.Her Uncle Fred has disappeared and Grandma Mazur is convinced he's been abducted by aliens.Meanwhile, Cousin Vinnie has asked her to bring in the vertically challenged Randy Briggs who's jumped bail. But instead of coming quietly, he has taken up residence in Stephanie's closet. The mysterio...
Rock Chick
by Kristen Ashley (Apr 01, 2013)
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Indy Savage, cop's daughter, rock chick and used bookstore owner, has been in love with Lee Nightingale, once bad boy, now the man behind Nightingale Investigations, since she was five years old. No matter what ingenious schemes Indy used to capture his attention, Lee never showed an interest and Indy finally gave up. Now Indy's employee, Rosie, ha...
The Princess and the Pony
by Kate Beaton (Jun 30, 2015)
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Princess Pinecone knows exactly what she wants for her birthday this year. A BIG horse. A STRONG horse. A horse fit for a WARRIOR PRINCESS! But when the day arrives, she doesn't quite get the horse of her dreams...From the artist behind the comic phenomenon Hark! A Vagrant, The Princess and the Pony is a laugh-out-loud story of brave warriors, big ...
The Gashlycrumb Tinies
by Edward Gorey (Oct 15, 1997)
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The Gashlycrumb Tinies: or, After the Outing is an abecedarian book written by Edward Gorey that was first published in 1963. Gorey tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets, accompanied by the author's distinctive black and white illustrations. It is one of Edw...
Interesting Times
A Novel of Discworld
by Terry Pratchett (Jan 28, 2014)
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'A foot on the neck is nine points of the law'There are many who say that the art of diplomacy is an intricate and complex dance. There are others who maintain that it's merely a matter of who carries the biggest stick. The oldest and most inscrutable (not to mention heavily fortified) empire on the Discworld is in turmoil, brought about by the rev...
The Terrible Two
by Mac Barnett (Oct 03, 2017)
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Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town thats famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the towns best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going ...
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Joel Stein
Hard Eight
by Janet Evanovich (Jun 16, 2003)
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Fugitive Apprehension Agent Stephanie Plum has a big problem on her hands: Seven-year-old Annie Soder and her mother, Evelyn, have disappeared.Evelyn's estranged husband, Steven, a shady owner of a seedy bar, is not at all happy. During the divorce proceedings, he and Evelyn signed a child custody bond, and Steven is demanding the money guaranteed ...
To the Nines
by Janet Evanovich (Jun 14, 2004)
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Stephanie Plum's got rent to pay, people shooting at her, and psychos wanting her dead every day of the week (much to the dismay of her mother, her family, the men in her life, the guy who slices meat at the deli...oh, the list goes on). An ordinary person would cave under the pressure.But hey, she's from Jersey.Stephanie Plum may not be the best b...
The Importance of Being Earnest
by Oscar Wilde (Mar 13, 2018)
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Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The rapid-fire wit and eccentric characters of The Importance of Being Earnest have made it a mainstay of the high school curriculum for decades.Cecily Car...
Discworld Witches Collect Lords & Ladies
by Terry Pratchett (Jan 01, 2001)
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A Discworld Novel. It's a hot Midsummer Night. The crop circles are turning up everywhere-even on the mustard-and-cress of Pewseyy Ogg, aged four. And Magrat Garlick, witch, is going to be married in the morning...Everything ought to be going like a dream. But the Lancre All-Comers Morris Team have got drunk on a fairy mound and the elves have come...
Four to Score
by Janet Evanovich (Jul 01, 1998)
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Nabbing Maxine Nowicki, thief and extortionist, would be the answer to Stephanie’s prayers and monetary woes. The only trouble is that Maxine is no where to be found, and her friends have been mysteriously turning up dead. To make matters worse, Stephanie’s arch nemesis since grade school is also looking for Nowicki, hoping to cash in first.Stephan...
The Last Hero
A Discworld Fable
by Terry Pratchett (Aug 20, 2002)
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Cohen the Barbarian. He's been a legend in his own lifetime.He can remember the good old days of high adventure, when being a Hero meant one didn't have to worry about aching backs and lawyers and civilization. But these days, he can't always remember just where he put his teeth...So now, with his ancient (yet still trusty) sword and new walking st...
I Funny
A Middle School Story
by James Patterson (Jan 26, 2015)
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In James Patterson's heartwarming #1 New York Times bestseller, middle schooler Jamie Grimm faces bullying and self-doubt as he chases his dream to become the world's greatest comedian.Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian, even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He'...
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The Fat Girl's Guide to Being #Brave and Not a Dejected, Melancholy, Down-in-the-Dumps Weeping Fat Girl in a Bikini
by Nicole Byer (Jun 02, 2020)
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Actress, comedian, and podcaster extraordinaire Nicole Byers guide to being a #brave, bikini-wearing badass.  If youve ever seen a fat person post a bikini shot on social media, you already know that they are #verybrave, because apparently existing in a fat body in public is #brave. I, Nicole Byer, wrote this book to 1. share my impressive bikini c...
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Snuff
by Terry Pratchett (Dec 26, 2012)
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According to the writer of the best-selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasan...
It's Garry Shandling's Book
by Judd Apatow (Nov 12, 2019)
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From Judd Apatow comes an intimate portrait of his mentor, the legendary stand-up comic and star of The Larry Sanders Show, with never-before-seen journal entries and photos, as well as new contributions by fellow comedians and writers.Garry Shandling was a singular trailblazer in the comedy world. His two hit shows, It's Garry Shandling's Show an...
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The Last Kids on Earth
by Max Brallier (Aug 08, 2019)
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Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hoards of Zombies and Winged Wr...
Eleven on Top
by Janet Evanovich (Jun 20, 2006)
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Stephanie Plum is thinking her career as a fugitive apprehension agent has run its course. She's been shot at, spat at, cussed at, fire-bombed, mooned, and attacked by dogs. Stephanie thinks it's time for a change. So she quits. She wants something safe and normal. But the kind of trouble she had at the bail bonds office can't compare to the kind o...
Grimble and Grimble at Christmas
by Clement Freud (Jul 30, 1974)
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Ten-year-old Grimble has some unusual adventures trying to cope with his vague and forgetful parents....
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Seven Up
by Janet Evanovich (Jun 17, 2002)
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Cat's Cradle
A Novel
by Kurt Vonnegut (Sep 08, 1998)
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Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it ...Dr Felix Hoenikker, one of the founding 'fathers' of the atomic bomb, has left a deadly legacy to the world. For he's the inventor of 'ice-nine', a lethal chemical capable o...
Rick and Morty Book Three
by Kyle Starks (Sep 11, 2018)
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The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY™ is available in its third deluxe hardcover collection!Catch up on the adventures of sociopathic genius scientist Rick Sanchez and his inherently timid grandson Morty Smith as they embark on dangerous adventures across the universe...
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Twisteddoodles – The Newborn Identity
by Maria Boyle (Mar 07, 2019)
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Meeting a baby is like meeting someone from the internet: you got used to calling them by a weird nickname and now you need to call them by their real name; they look nothing like their photo; it's hard to believe they're real until they are actually there ...The hilarious and poignant cartoons of illustrator Twisteddoodles bring a smile to the fac...
Jacky Ha-Ha
by James Patterson (Mar 21, 2016)
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In his new middle grade novel that debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, James Patterson introduces his hilarious new heroine, Jacky Ha-Ha, a class clown who makes people laugh with her so they can't laugh at her.With her irresistible urge to tell a joke in every situation--even when she really, really shouldn't--twelve-year-old Jack...
Jingo
by Terry Pratchett (Jan 01, 2001)
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'Neighbours... hah. People'd live for ages side by side, nodding at one another amicably on their way to work, and then some trivial thing would happen and someone would be having a garden fork removed from their ear.'Throughout history, there's always been a perfectly good reason to start a war. Never more so if it is over a 'strategic' piece of o...
Carpe Jugulum
A Novel of Discworld
by Terry Pratchett (Sep 08, 1999)
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In a fit of enlightenment democracy and ebullient goodwill, King Verence invites Uberwald's undead, the Magpyrs, into Lancre to celebrate the birth of his daughter. But once ensconced within the castle, these wine-drinking, garlic-eating, sun-loving modern vampires have no intention of leaving. Ever.Only an uneasy alliance between a nervous young p...
Three to Get Deadly
by Janet Evanovich (Feb 14, 1997)
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Stephanie Plum, the brassy babe in the powder blue Buick is back and she's having a bad hair day -- for the whole month of January. She's been given the unpopular task of finding Mo Bedemier, Trenton's most beloved citizen, arrested for carrying concealed, gone no-show for his court appearance.And to make matters worse, she's got Lula, a former hoo...
Sideways Stories from Wayside School
by Louis Sachar (Jun 01, 1998)
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There was a terrible mistake - Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that's why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside-especially on the thirteenth floor....
Fillets of Plaice
by Gerald Durrell (Apr 01, 2008)
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For fans of the PBS Masterpiece Theater series, The Durrells in Corfu--here's what happened next! After leaving the island of Corfu, Durrell, his mother, his brother Leslie and their Greek maid Maria Kondos moved back to Britain in 1939. It was difficult to find work, especially for a home-schooled boy, but Durrell managed to land a job as a helper...
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Shock Value
A Tasteful Book About Bad Taste
by John Waters (Apr 05, 2005)
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To me, bad taste is what entertainment is all about. If someone vomits watching one of my films, it's like getting a standing ovation. Thus begins John Waters's autobiography. And what a story it is. Opening with his upbringing in Baltimore ("Charm City" as dubbed by the tourist board; the "hairdo capital of the world" as dubbed by Waters), it cove...
You're Never Weird on the Internet
A Memoir
by Felicia Day (Apr 19, 2016)
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From online entertainment mogul, actress, and queen of the geeks Felicia Day, a funny, quirky, and inspiring memoir about her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.The Internet isnt all cat videos. Theres also Felicia Dayviolinist, filmmaker, Internet entrepreneur, compulsive ...
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Ten Big Ones
by Janet Evanovich (Jan 01, 2005)
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"I'm Stephanie Plum. My mother says that I'm famous and have to set a good example. She's right, but I'm from Jersey and truth is, I have a hard time getting a grip on the good example thing."Swing off the Jersey Turnpike and you'll be in bounty hunter Stephanie Plum's neighborhood. You'll know it because all hell will be breaking loose. Not that s...
Three Blind Dates
by Meghan Quinn (Dec 28, 2017)
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"Good Morning Malibu, it’s another beautiful day on the west coast! I'm Noely Clark, your host: and I'm in the market for love…” When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn’t have found a better person than me. Outgoing? Check.S...
Im A Joke And So Are You
by Robin Ince (May 02, 2019)
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Robin Ince has a good life. As a successful comedian, presenter, and writer, he's got a job that you are probably jealous of. So, why did he find himself stuck on a train platform in rural Northumberland, swearing maniacally, punching his own leg, vowing never to do stand-up again? Was he having an existential crisis? He didn't know. But he wanted ...
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Diary of a Wimpey Kid
Roderick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
by Jeff Kinney (Jan 05, 2009)
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The highly anticipated sequel to the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling book! Secrets have a way of getting out, especially when a diary is involved. Whatever you do, don’t ask Greg Heffley how he spent his summer vacation, because he definitely doesn’t want to talk about it. As Greg enters the new school year, he’s eager to put the past three months be...
The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1
Locker Hero (1)
by Rachel Renée Russell (Jun 07, 2016)
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A brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries author Rachel Renee Russell! Introducing Max Crumbly!Max Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been: South Ridge Middle School. There’s a lot that’s great about his new school, but there’s also one big problem—Doug, the school bully whose hobby is stuffing Max in his...