Most widely held works by Johnny Heller
Plato and a platypus walk into a bar-- understanding philosophy through jokes by Thomas Cathcart ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
The great philosopher Aristotle once said "Humor is the only test of gravity, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious." Taking this tenet to task, Cathart and Klein tackle all the major philosophical perspectives--ancient and postmodern alike--and make them universally accessible through hilarious jokes that cut straight to the core of the principle. Hobbes, for instance, believed that life is "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Why then, the authors ask, did he complain about it being short?
On my honor by Marion Dane Bauer ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
When his best friend drowns while they are both swimming in a treacherous river that they had promised never to go near, Joel is devastated and terrified at having to tell both sets of parents the terrible consequences of their disobedience.
Sixty-six by Barry Levinson ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
"Baltimore in 1966 is a quiet blue-collar town. But all that is about to change for one group of young men. Bobby drops out of law school during his final year. Neil heads for war in Vietnam, but goes AWOL and comes home as an antiwar protestor. Ben marries the Cadillac dealer's daughter and half-heartedly begins his new life as son-in-law to the boss. Turko and Eggy discover the decadence of the 60's but struggle to adapt."--Container.
Murder at Fenway Park by Troy Soos ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Horrible Harry and the green slime by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 881 libraries worldwide
Follows the school activities of second-graders, Harry and Doug, as they participate in a secret mission to celebrate "Charlotte's Web," learn how to make green slime, and put on a skit warning about the dangers of smoking.
The million dollar shot by Dan Gutman ( Recording )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Eddie gets a chance to win a million dollars by sinking a foul shot at the National Basketball Association finals.
Horrible Harry in Room 2B by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Doug discovers that though being Harry's best friend in Miss Mackle's 2nd grade class isn't always easy, it is often a lot of fun.
Horrible Harry and the ant invasion by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 855 libraries worldwide
Horrible Harry of the 2nd grade classroom 2B stars in four more schoolhouse adventures.
Far North by Will Hobbs ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
After the destruction of their floatplane, sixteen-year-old Gabe and his Dene friend, Raymond, struggle to survive a winter in the wilderness of the Northwest Territories.
Horrible Harry's secret by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Join Horrible Harry, Doug, and the other students in Room 2B on five unforgettable and hilarious adventures.
A treasury of deception liars, misleaders, hoodwinkers, and the extraordinary true stories of history's greatest hoaxes, fakes, and frauds by Michael Farquhar ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
Conmen, tricksters, charlatans, impostors, and down right liars seeking wealth, 15 minutes of fame, or the alleviation of blam rely upon the maxim that "there's a sucker born every minute." A tribe of Stone Age people is discovered in the Philippines, animals in the Central Park Zoo have escaped and are attacking New Yorkers, and P.T. Barnum displays the amazing Feejee Mermaid. History is filled with examples of the media, governments, and churches falling for as well as employing deceit.
Horrible Harry and the dungeon by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 838 libraries worldwide
It's almost summer vacation and the students in room 2B are having trouble concentrating on their butterfly project, until a frightening-looking new teacher comes to supervise the Suspension Room and Harry is sent there as punishment for unruly behavior.
Aristotle and an aardvark go to Washington understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokes by Thomas Cathcart ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
What did Donald Rumsfeld mean when he said, "The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence"? And what's the essence behind Bill Clinton's gem, "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is"? Whether they are misleading with doublespeak, having fun with ambiguity, drawing weak analogies, or getting inappropriately personal, politicians, frequently make our heads spin. Cathcart and Klein sift through the claptrap and make sense of it all.
Horrible Harry goes to the moon by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 825 libraries worldwide
Inspired by his third-grade class's study of the moon, Harry announces that he is going there.
Horrible Harry and the purple people by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
Horrible Harry, the class clown of Room 2B, returns to the spotlight with the Purple People, mysterious beings that only he can see.
Horrible Harry at Halloween by Suzy Kline ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
The students in Miss Mackle's third-grade class enjoy a day of Halloween surprises, including Harry's unusual costume.
Deliver us from Normal by Kate Klise ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
With a mother who buys Christmas cards in August and a younger brother who describes the Trinity as a toasted marshmallow on a graham cracker, life for eleven-year-old Charles Harrisong is anything but normal in Normal, Illinois.
Marley & me [life and love with the world's worst dog by John Grogan ( Recording )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
"Number one on the New York Times best-seller list, this hilarious, yet touching memoir of "life and love with the world's worst dog" by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan appeals to everyone. Marley's unruly behavior, fierce loyalty, exuberance for life, and unconditional love leave a lasting impression on everyone. He may not be perfect--he's kicked out of obedience school--yet he's always there for John and his blossoming family. Whatever the end result, Marley's intentions, and the lessons he teaches, are pure" -- from publisher's web site.
The rescue by Nicholas Sparks ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
A volunteer fireman and a single mother join forces to find the woman's son who has been lost in a storm. While searching for the boy, the two adults find themselves increasingly close.
NERDS National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.
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