Laugh Out Loud Picture Books from 2013


count_the_monkeysCount the Monkeys by Mac Barnett

The reader is invited to count the animals that have frightened the monkeys off the pages.


what_floatsWhat Floats In a Moat? By Lynne Berry

While trying to cross a moat, Archimedes the Goat and Skinny the Hen learn why objects sink or float.


the_day_the_crayons_quitThe Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

When Duncan arrives at school one morning, he finds a stack of letters, one from each of his crayons, complaining about how he uses them.


henrys_mapHenry’s Map by David Elliot

Henry, a very organized pig, frowns at the untidy farm where he lives, but after making a map to show where everything belongs, he and the other farm animals discover a big problem.


chick_o_saurus_rexChick-O-Saurus Rex by Lenore & Daniel Jennewein

Little Chick does not feel very brave and mighty until he learns that he is descended from the fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex.


little_red_hotLittle Red Hot by Eric Kimmel

A hot pepper pie exposes the big bad wolf in this southwestern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.


the_things_i_can_doThe Things I Can Do by Jeff Mack

A boy shows a book he has made about all of the things he can do for himself, from making his own lunch to fixing his own toys.


case_of_the_missing_donutThe Case of the Missing Donut by Alison McGhee

A little boy in a sheriff’s hat and his dog deputy are bringing donuts home when the “Sheriff” is unable to resist getting rid of a slightly squished powdered donut, then wonders how everyone knows he ate it.


gingerbread_man_looseThe Gingerbread Man: Loose on the Fire Truck by Laura Murray

When the Gingerbread Man joins the children who made him on a school field trip to a fire station, he escapes being eaten by Spot the Dalmatian and rides along to a fire.


the_deep_deep_puddleThe Deep, Deep Puddle by Mary Jessie Parker

During an overnight rainstorm, a large and deep puddle forms across a city street, and the next day increasing numbers of creatures or things disappear into it, from one shaggy dog to nine robbers.


hedgehog's_magic_tricksHedgehog’s Magic Tricks by Ruth Paul

Like many amateur magicians, Hedgehog finds that his tricks don’t always proceed as planned. Mouse doesn’t quite disappear, Rabbit (being larger than Hedgehog) is difficult to pull from the hat, and Duckling is not quite brave enough to endure a turn as magician’s helper.


oliver_and_his_alligatorOliver and His Alligator by Paul Schmid

Nervous about the first day of school, Oliver brings an alligator to school for protection.


my_new_teacher_and_meMy New Teacher and Me! By Al Yankovich

On the first day of school, the imaginative and energetic Billy clashes with a somber new teacher who will not believe his fanciful tales.


penguin_on_vacationPenguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon

Penguin is tired of the snow and cold-so he decides to visit the beach! But when his favorite activities like skiing and skating don’t work so well on sand, can a new friend help Penguin learn how to have fun in the sun?