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What’s Black and White and Reid All Over? Something Hilarious Happened at the Library
Rob Reid
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1147-1
Publisher: ALA Editions
Price: $46.00
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192 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1147-1
Year Published: 2012
AP Categories: A, C, G

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Best-selling children’s author Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids’ attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make ‘em laugh! In his new book, aimed squarely at the preschool/elementary school crowd, he highlights dozens of programming and title suggestions that are surefire ways to banish young ones’ yawns permanently, including
  • Humorous lesson plans, organized by age group, with storytelling tips for maximum yuks
  • Several book lists of the funniest titles published since 2000, encompassing picture books, books for beginning readers, graphic novels and Manga, juvenile fiction, poetry, and other literature
  • More than a dozen original fingerplays, songs, activities and stories, along with a new  “Rappin’ Rob Rap”
With the hilarious ideas and ready-to-use programs in this book, your storytimes will be the laugh factory of the library!
Table of Contents


Part 1: Humor Programs for the Preschool Crowd
1 “F” Is for Funny (and Fun)
2 Moo Ha-Ha
3 Naughty or Nice
4 Now I Know My ABCs
5 Zoo-larious!

Part 2: Humor Programs for the School-Age Crowd
6 Boo Ha-Ha
7 Funny Bunny
8 I Read It in a Book
9 Noisy Nonsense
10 Pet Shop

Part 3: The Funniest Books in Your Library
11 Picture Books
12 Easy Readers
13 Graphic Novels/Manga
14 Chapter Books
15 Poetry
16 Derivative Literature—Folklore
17 Derivative Literature—Songs

Appendix: The Coveted Robbie Awards
About the Author

Rob Reid is the very popular author of numerous books on children’s programming for ALA Editions. He has also written resource books for Upstart Books, as well as two picture books. In addition, he writes regular columns on programming and children’s literature for LibrarySparks and Book Links magazines. He teaches courses on children’s and adolescent literature and a variety of library topics at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. He conducts workshops throughout North America on ways to make literature come alive for children. His website is Rappin' Rob.

"[A] high-spirited resource."
--School Library Journal

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