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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
4.43
really liked it
Memoirs often make good audiobooks; comedians often make good audiobooks; people with non-American accents often make good audiobooks; comedian memoir ...more
Mar 08, 2017
Mar 06, 2017
 
How to Be Black
3.89
really liked it
How to Be Black is the reason audiobooks were created. Being many things professionally: a humorist, a political voice, a technologist, it is not surp ...more
Jun 2012
May 15, 2012
 
Modern Romance
3.85
really liked it
When I heard about this book I knew it would a great candidate for an audiobook.

Things I liked:
+ Ansari's reading was as fun as I hoped it would be.
...more
Nov 02, 2015
Jun 18, 2015
 
Yes Please
3.81
really liked it
As my fellow librarian friend Lauren Woody said it best: "If you think Amy Poehler is a magical comedy goddess (I do) and make it a point to see and r ...more
Nov 03, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
 
Nanette's Baguette
4.10
really liked it
Tre funny this Mo Willems guy.
Apr 18, 2017
Apr 18, 2017
 
Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Edna the Very First Chicken
3.90
it was amazing
A humorous David vs Goliath story with a chicken and Tyrannosaurs Rex.
Well drawn, with precise language. Doug works here at San Jose Public so I got
...more
Jul 05, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
Jul 05, 2017
 
Night Animals
3.91
liked it
A skittish possum, skunk, wolf, bear are afraid of "night animals" until a no nonsense bat sets them straight. Could be a fun read out with all the di ...more
not set
Jul 31, 2015
 
The Skunk
3.75
really liked it
Maybe I'm projecting but this seems like a book about anxiety. It follows you everywhere, so much so that you feel lost without it.

But, in seriousnes
...more
May 11, 2015
May 11, 2015
 
By Mouse and Frog
3.97
really liked it
Mouse has an idea for a genius story, oh but wait in comes Frog with ideas a plenty of his own. I am a HUGE fan of dialogue driven comedic dou picture ...more
Nov 13, 2015
Nov 13, 2015
 
Cockatoo, Too
3.69
really liked it
Learning about homophones? Then you are sure to have a laugh with these birds. Points for a teachable moment about dancing can-can.
Feb 10, 2016
Feb 10, 2016
 
The Day the Crayons Came Home
4.43
really liked it
Little to Duncan's knowledge, his crayons have been scattered to the winds through his negligence. But don't worry, the crayons are determined bunch a ...more
Aug 18, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
 
Revenge of the Loser (The Loser List #2)
3.99
liked it
Wish I had realized this was part of a series!

It was really interesting to see that cool kid in school was an over-achieving do gooder. That's a chang
...more
Jun 24, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
 
I Yam a Donkey!
3.90
Humorous take on bad grammar from a know it all yam and a clueless donkey.
I will say that I am struggling with how to read this out loud without ventu
...more
Jun 23, 2015
Jun 23, 2015
 
Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"
3.32
liked it
An entertaining audiobook. Just like Girls,there are many grating moments of privilege and self involvement but also lots of humor, keen observations, ...more
not set
Oct 18, 2014
 
The Popularity Papers (The Popularity Papers, #1)
4.08
really liked it
**spoiler alert** Things I liked:
Great mixed media illustrations. Loved the double writing and the scanned in knit parts.
Middle grade girls will total
...more
Aug 29, 2012
Aug 29, 2012
 
Yaks Yak: Animal Word Pairs
4.09
really liked it
Clever book! Good for learning homographs and the difference between nouns and verbs. Nice back matter with dictionary definitions. Personal fav: the ...more
Apr 07, 2016
Apr 07, 2016
 
Dragons Love Tacos
4.12
really liked it
Finally a book book that gets to the bottom of that age old question of why on earth do dragons love tacos?!? Funny narration and great details.
not set
Aug 22, 2012
 
Better Nate Than Ever (Better Nate Than Ever #1)
3.94
really liked it
Nate hops a bus from his dull hometown of Jankburg, Pennsylvania to live out his dream at an audition for a Broadway musical.
Nate's humor is very witt
...more
Nov 20, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
 
Jokelopedia: The Biggest, Best, Silliest, Dumbest Joke Book Ever
3.96
really liked it
A good variation of joke styles and lengths. I really liked the pullouts about the history and the technical practice of comedy. A surprisingly awesom ...more
Aug 07, 2013
Aug 07, 2013
 
On Top of Spaghetti
3.96
really liked it
Quite a hilarious take on a classic kids tune. The 4-6 year old crowd adored the mix of singing and reading. Yodelor has some great inner dialogue. In ...more
Apr 26, 2012
Apr 26, 2012
 
Goodnight Already!
4.05
really liked it
Bear needs sleep but Duck just wants to hang out. A good choice for a read out loud with illustrations that'll show up nicely from far away. Good for ...more
Nov 18, 2015
Nov 18, 2015
 
Rupert Can Dance
3.55
really liked it
In typical cat like fashion, Rupert keeps his night time dancing hidden from his human Mandy until one day....

The premise is so simple and funny. The
...more
Oct 18, 2014
Oct 18, 2014
 
Thank You, Octopus
3.83
it was amazing
What a hilarious friendship. I love a good dialogue driven book, they usually make good read out louds at Storytime. Lots of fun details in the illust ...more
Jun 27, 2014
Jun 27, 2014
 
Children Make Terrible Pets
4.10
really liked it
Really fun role reversal. Good way to talk about the ups and downs of pet ownership. I liked how each "voice" had a different background color. I alwa ...more
Sep 26, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
 
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
3.74
liked it
Issa Rae's perspective is important and refreshing. That said, some of these stories wandered on too long. Even though I was enjoying learning the int ...more
Mar 2016
Feb 17, 2016
 
Moo!
4.18
it was amazing
I love Storytime books that use the vocal commitment of the reader to make sense and be funny. The cartoonish illustrations are great match for the si ...more
not set
Nov 06, 2014
 
Peek-a-Boo You!
3.33
really liked it
I think this would work for a mixed aged Storytime. Nothing special in the text but I would throw it in the Storytime mix. And yes a gratuitous poo jo ...more
not set
Sep 08, 2017
 
Mouse Party
3.50
liked it
Mouse moves into a abandoned home, has party and then the original owner stumbles in. The facial expressions while not particularly complex, they make ...more
not set
Mar 04, 2016
 
It's Only Stanley
3.94
really liked it
The Wimbledons just want to sleep, but Stanley like many dogs has another plan. Unlike most dogs though his plan is a bit more complicated.. A K-2 cro ...more
Dec 21, 2015
Dec 21, 2015
 
Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?
4.01
it was amazing
This killed at PK storytime. KILLED.
I really loved reading this dialogue driven book outloud. The surprise at the end was such a kid friendly twist.
Aug 05, 2014
Aug 05, 2014
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