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A Mammoth in the Fridge

Escoffier, Michaël (Author)
Maudet, Matthieu (Illustrator)
Gecko Press 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Exaggeration, family life, friendship, humour, imagination, mammoths, routines
 
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Zomboy

Scrimger, Richard (Author)
HarperCollins 2014. 232 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Adventure, differences, friendship, humour, new students, prejudice, school life, zombies
 
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Ding Dong! Gorilla!

Robinson, Michelle (Author)
Lord, Leonie (Illustrator)
Peachtree Publishers 2013. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Exaggeration, first-person narration, gorillas, human behaviour, humour, imaginary creatures, strangers
 
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One of Those Days

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse (Author)
Doughty, Rebecca (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2006. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, emotions, everyday life, feelings, happiness, humour, loss
 
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Bears Don’t Read!

Clark, Emma Chichester (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bears, community, determination, fear, friendship, humour, learning to read, reading
 
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Love and First Sight

Sundquist, Josh (Author)
Little, Brown 2017. 282 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Acceptance, blindness, bullying, disabilities, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, humour, male protagonist, new students, school life, surgery
 
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Binky the Space Cat

Spires, Ashley (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2009. 64 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, cats, creativity, graphic tale, humour, outer space, perseverance, quests, responsibility
 
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Nimona

Stevenson, Noelle (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2015. 266 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Adventure, fantasy, friendship, heroes, humour, magic, Middle Ages, satires, science, superheroes, villains
 
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Manners Are Not For Monkeys!

Tekavec, Heather (Author)
Huyck, David (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Habitats, human behaviour, humour, manners, mischief, monkeys, mothers, play, zoos
 
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Today I Will Fly!

Willems, Mo (Author/Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2007. 58 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Elephants, flight, friendship, humour, pigs, recurrent patterns, speech bubbles
 
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The Very Smart Pea and the Princess-to-Be

Grey, Mini (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fairy tale adaptations, humour, individuality, point of view, Princess and the Pea, princesses, surprise endings
 
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Bugs in My Hair!

Shannon, David (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Family life, hair, humour, insects, lice
 
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Son of the Mob

Korman, Gordon (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2004. 266 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Crime, dysfunctional families, family life, fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, humour, school life
 
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Wait and See

Munsch, Robert (Author)
Martchenko, Michael (Illustrator)
Annick Press 1993. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birthdays, family life, humour, recurrent patterns, wishes
 
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Where’s Julius?

Burningham, John (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2001. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, family life, food, humour, imagination, travel
 
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Here Comes Valentine Cat

Underwood, Deborah (Author)
Rueda, Claudia (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2016. 88 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cats, dogs, friendship, humour, illustrations (pencil), letters, stereotypes, Valentine’s Day
 
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When Santa Was a Baby

Bailey, Linda (Author)
Godbout, Geneviève (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Childhood, Christmas, family life, growing up, humour, illustrations (pastels), Santa Claus
 
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Dragons Love Tacos

Rubin, Adam (Author)
Salmieri, Daniel (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dragons, food, humour, instructions, parties
 
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A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories

Martz, John (Author/Illustrator)
Koyama Press 2014. 52 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animals, cats, comic strips, humour, short stories, wordless book
 
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Oh No! (Or, How My Science Project Destroyed the World)

Barnett, Mac (Author)
Santat, Dan (Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2010. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Graphic tale, humour, inventors, monsters, robots, science experiments
 
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The Vole Brothers

Schwartz, Roslyn (Author/Illustrator)
Owlkids 2011. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers, eating, humour, hunger, mischief, onomatopoeias, rodents, speech bubbles, tricks
 
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Pandora Tells All: Not the Curious Kind

Loewen, Nancy (Author)
Pentney, Ryan (Illustrator)
Capstone 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Accidents, cats, curiosity, first-person narration, Greek mythology, humour, illustrations (cartoon), Pandora
 
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Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups

Bentley, Tadgh (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2015. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, food, hiccups, humour, penguins
 
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Sweaterweather & Other Short Stories

Varon, Sara (Author/Illustrator)
Macmillan 2016. 128 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Allegories, animals, anthropomorphization, comic strips, humour, illustrations (monochrome), multimodal, short stories, storytelling, vignettes, writing
 
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Samurai Santa: A Very Ninja Christmas

Pingk, Rubin (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2015. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, conflicts, humour, ninjas, play, Santa Claus, snow
 
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Dashing Through the Snow: A Canadian Jingle Bells

Becker, Helaine (Author)
Zimmerman, Werner (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Canada, Canadian animals, Christmas, Far North, humour, illustrations (watercolours), parody, songs, stories in rhyme
 
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The Knights Before Christmas

Holub, Joan (Author)
Magoon, Scott (Illustrator)
Macmillan 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Christmas, humour, knights, parody, speech bubbles, stories in rhyme, wordplay
 
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AlphaBest: The Zany, Zanier, Zaniest Book About Comparatives and Superlatives

Becker, Helaine (Author)
Whamond, Dave (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adjectives, alphabet, amusement parks, comparatives and superlatives, humour
 
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Traction Man Is Here!

Grey, Mini (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Comic strips, creativity, gifts, humour, superheroes, toys, wordplay
 
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This Is Not My Hat

Klassen, Jon (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2012. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, fish, humour, lost and found, morals, open-ending, stealing
 
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Rules of the House

Barnett, Mac (Author)
Myers, Matthew (Illustrator)
Disney/Hyperion Books 2016. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Brothers and sisters, courage, humour, monsters, rules, vacation
 
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The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories

Stiefvater, Maggie (Author)
Gratton, Tessa (Author)
Yovanoff, Brenna (Author)
Lerner 2014. 296 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Annotations, collaboration, friendship, horror, humour, multiple authors, multiple stories, paranormal, romantic relationships, short stories
 
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Dan Versus Nature

Calame, Don (Author)
Candlewick Press 2016. 378 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Fathers and sons, first romantic relationships, first-person narration, friendship, humour, identity, nature, stepfamilies, summer camps, survival, wilderness
 
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The King of Little Things

Lepp, Bil (Author)
Wenzel, David T. (Illustrator)
Peachtree Publishers 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Alliteration, humour, kings, lists, Middle Ages, poetic language, seek-and-find book, size, vocabulary
 
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See Saw Saskatchewan

Heidbreder, Robert (Author)
Ritchie, Scot (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Canada, Canadian animals, Canadian provinces, Canadian symbols, geography, humour, poetry (collections)
 
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The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

Scieszka, Jon (Author)
Smith, Lane (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2009. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, fractured stories, humour, pigs, point of view, prejudice, wolves
 
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Ninja Red Riding Hood

Schwartz, Corey Rosen (Author)
Santat, Dan (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Fractured stories, humour, illustrations (cartoon), ninjas, Red Riding Hood, stories in rhyme
 
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Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems

Levine, Gail Carson (Author)
Cordell, Matthew (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2012. 80 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Apologies, fairy tales, forgiveness, humour, irony, poetry (collections), William Carlos Williams (poet)
 
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My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not)

Brown, Peter (Author/Illustrator)
Little, Brown 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Changing relationships, conflicts, humour, monsters, school life, speech bubbles, teachers
 
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The Fly

Gravel, Elise (Author/Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2014. 32 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: Animal behaviour, flies, humour, insects, nature
 
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The Napping House

Wood, Audrey (Author)
Wood, Don (Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009. 32 pages + 1 CD
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bedtime, cause and effect, cumulative stories, humour, recurrent patterns, surprise endings
 
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The Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups

Wisniewski, David (Author/Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2001. 48 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Cause and effect, exaggeration, humour, rules, tall tales
 
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Scaredy Squirrel

Watt, Mélanie (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2008. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Courage, everyday life, fear, humour, routine, survival, unknown
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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I Wanna Iguana

Orloff, Karen Kaufman (Author)
Catrow, David (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2004. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Humour, letters, lizards, parent-child relationships, persuasive writing, pets
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Bug in a Vacuum

Watt, Mélanie (Author/Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2015. 96 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dogs, emotions, flies, grief, humour, insects, overcoming adversity, point of view
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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George and the Dragon

Wormell, Christopher (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dragons, fear, humour, illustrations (watercolours), mice, neighbours, size
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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Telephone

Barnett, Mac (Author)
Corace, Jen (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2014. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animals, birds, communication, games, humour
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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ELA
K
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ESL
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ESL Intensive & Enriched
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Outfoxed

Twohy, Mike (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 2013. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Animal behaviour, ducks, foxes, humour, illustrations (cartoon), speech bubbles, tricks
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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ELA
K
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ESL
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Rawr!

Doodler, Todd H. (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Acceptance, communication, differences, dinosaurs, friendship, humour, school life
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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3
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K
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Peck, Peck, Peck

Cousins, Lucy (Author/Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 28 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birds, fathers and sons, humour, learning new skills, stories in rhyme, woodpeckers
 
Cycle
Elementary
Secondary
 
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