Friday, July 17, 2020

Ready to Book Display: Humor

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go! Book Display." Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. This month we are showcasing some humorous novels.

Recommendations for Adults:

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero (Jul 2017)
The surviving members of a forgotten teen detective club and their dog reunite as broken adults to embark on an effort to solve a terrifying cold cast that ruined them all and sent the wrong man to prison.

The Department of Sensitive Crimes by Alexander McCall Smith (Apr 2019)
Tasked with their Swedish Police Department's most unusual cases, lead detective Ulf Varg and his colorful associates investigate a bizarre stabbing, a lost imaginary boyfriend and a haunted spa.

Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson (Oct 2019)
 Agreeing to help her former college roommate care for two stepchildren who possess the ability to spontaneously combust when agitated, Lillian endeavors to keep her young charges cool in the face of an astonishing revelation.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Jan 2013)
A socially awkward genetics professor who has never been on a second date sets out to find the perfect wife, but instead finds Rosie Jarman, a fiercely independent barmaid who is on a quest to find her biological father.

Recommendations for Teens:

The Haters by Jesse Andrews (Apr 2016)
A road trip adventure about a trio of jazz-camp escapees, who against every unrealistic expectation, become a band.

Not So Pure and Simple by Lamar Giles (Jan 2020)
High school junior Del Rainey unwittingly joins a Purity Pledge class at church, hoping to get closer to his long-term crush, Kiera.

Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke (Jan 2018)
Jane Sinner sets out to redefine herself through a series of schemes and stunts, including participating in a low-budget reality TV show at her local community college.

Recommendations for Children:

We Don't Eat Our Classmates! by Ryan T. Higgins (Jun 2018)
When the class pet bites the finger of Penelope, a tyrannosaurus rex, she finally understands why she should not eat her classmates, no matter how tasty they are.

The Serious Goose by Jimmy Kimmel (Dec 2019) 
Complemented by a mylar mirror for making faces, a picture-book by the late night host depicts a whimsically cheek goose who rediscovers its sense of humor while reminding young readers to take "serious" approaches to silliness. 

Presents a collection of humorous stories from over two dozen contemporary female authors, as well as autobiographical essays, comics, poems, and comic strips.

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett (Jan 2015)
When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley, he challenges the local, mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.