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What Aunts Do Best/What Uncles Do Best
Laura Numeroff

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2004

Aunts can do lots of things, like take you on rides at the amusement park, tell silly jokes, and help you pick out new shoes at the mall. There are so many things that aunts do, but what do they do best? You'll find out in this delightful celebration of the everyday things that aunts do best. Uncles can do lots of things, like win prizes for you at the amusement park, play the piano with you, and help you draw. There are so many things that ...


Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly (The Penguin American Library)
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Penguin Classics, 1981

Published in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel was a powerful indictment of slavery in America. Describing the many trials and eventual escape to freedom of the long-suffering, good-hearted slave Uncle Tom, it aimed to show how Christian love can overcome any human cruelty. "Uncle Tom's Cabin" has remained controversial to this day, seen as either a vital milestone in the anti-slavery cause or as a patronising stereotype of African-Americans, ...


UNCLE: The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World?s Greatest Aunt or Uncle
Will Murray

Morgan James Publishing, 2011

This is the first and only book for uncles and aunts who want to have a positive and lasting impact on their sibilings’ children. "Uncle: The Definitive Guide for Becoming the World’s Greatest Aunt or Uncle" celebrates the unique, indispensable and slightly zany role of aunts and uncles in our society.  It helps aunts and uncles realize their role through a collection nearly 190 fun and whacky activities that nieces and nephews need to ...


Uncle Janice: A Novel
Matt Burgess

Doubleday, 2015

Twenty-four-year-old Janice Itwaru is an “uncle”—NYPD lingo for an undercover narcotics officer—and the heroine of the most exuberantand original cop novel in years. A New York City cop who can last eighteen months in Narcotics, without getting killed or demoted first, will automatically get promoted to detective. Undercover narc Janice Itwaru is at month seventeen. Ambitious, desperate for that promotion, she hits the sidewalks ...


The Uncle Book: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Kid's Favorite Relative
Jesse Cogan

Da Capo Press, 2002

There are more uncles than there are parents, more nieces and nephews than there are daughters and sons. Now, in The Uncle Book, Cogan has written a charming and instructive guide to handling the joys and responsibilities of being an uncle. Organized in an easy-to-browse format, it includes helpful sections on everything from changing diapers to childproofing your apartment, profiles of celebrity uncles, plus the ins and outs of planning ...


Uncle Elephant (I Can Read Book 2)
Arnold Lobel

HarperCollins, 1986

A little elephant visits his Uncle Elephant, who makes wishes come true, tells amazing stories, and even trumpets the dawn!


Uncle John's Funniest Ever Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader)
Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 2013

Over the past 25 years, the Bathroom Readers’ Institute has published more than 40,000 pages of bathroom reading. In this book you will find the funniest 288 of them (with a few all-new funny pages squeezed in just because we couldn’t help ourselves). That’s page after page after page of laugh-out-loud dumb jokes, dumb jocks, toasts, pranks, kings, kittens, caboodles, and, of course, poorly translated kung-fu movie subtitles—such as. “It ...


Uncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader
Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 2014

Weighing in at a whopping 544 pages, Uncle John’s Canoramic Bathroom Reader presents a wide-angle view of the world around us. It’s overflowing with everything that BRI fans have come to expect from this bestselling trivia series: fascinating history, silly science, and obscure origins, plus fads, blunders, wordplay, quotes, and a few surprises (such as some of the "creative" methods people have used to pay off their alimony). And yes, ...


Uncle (New York Review Children's Collection)
J.P. Martin

NYR Children's Collection, 2007

If you think Babar is the only storybook elephant with a cult following, then you haven’t met Uncle, the presiding pachyderm of a wild fictional universe that has been collecting accolades from children and adults for going on fifty years. Unimaginably rich, invariably swathed in a magnificent purple dressing-gown, Uncle oversees a vast ramshackle castle full of friendly kooks while struggling to fend off the sneak attacks of the incorrigible ...


They Don't Make Books About Uncles
Joe Jurek

AuthorHouse, 2012

They Don't Make Books About Uncles is an adorable story for nieces and nephews written by a real life Uncle. "They don't make books about Uncles. It's not very clear why. And that's weird, because Uncles are interesting guys. They're awesome and handsome and funny, it's true. Anything you can imagine, Uncles can do . . . " This is the story of an Uncle who takes his niece and nephew on a journey inside their favorite storybooks. They soon learn ...


Grace Cries Uncle (A Manor House Mystery)
Julie Hyzy

Berkley, 2015

The New York Times bestselling author of the Manor House Mysteries and the White House Chef Mysteries shows how a blast from the past can spell trouble for Grace Wheaton… When Grace’s estranged sister Liza shows up on her doorstep, the timing couldn’t be worse. Grace’s beloved boss and benefactor, Bennett Marshfield, has finally gotten her to agree to a DNA test to establish if he is, in fact, her uncle. If so, Grace would move from ...


Uncle Tom's Cabin (Dover Thrift Editions)
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dover Publications, 2005

Selling more than 300,000 copies the first year it was published, Stowe's powerful abolitionist novel fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852. Denouncing the institution of slavery in dramatic terms, the incendiary novel quickly draws the reader into the world of slaves and their masters. Stowe's characters are powerfully and humanly realized in Uncle Tom, a majestic and heroic slave whose faith and dignity are never corrupted; Eliza ...


The Time and Space of Uncle Albert
Russell Stannard

Faber Children's Books, 2005

Book One in the bestselling 'Uncle Albert' science/adventure series. Famous scientist Uncle Albert and his niece Gedanken enter the dangerous and unknown world of a thought bubble. Their mission: to unlock the deep mysteries of Time and Space ...In this action-packed adventure story, discover why you can't break the ultimate speed barrier and find out how to become older than your mother, how to put on weight without getting fat, and how to live ...


Children's Book:"Uncle In The Jungle" Beginner readers/ Early readers(Bedtime story)kids Fiction(Animals ..., 2015

Afternoon in the jungle – the air was hot, Lions in the shade with elephant and tot. All the hippos went into the water to play, For jungle animals - just an ordinary day.


TIME with my UNCLE: An Undeniable Bond
Lori K. Marchand


Time with My Uncle is a book about a special bond that develops between a child (birth to toddler) and his Uncle. Reading this story will remind you that everyday activity, seemingly uneventful, has the capacity to capture the heart of a child and melt the heart of an adult. My hope is that this book will be purchased as a gift for a child to give to his uncle, or a parent/friend/relative to give to the uncle for, perhaps, Father's Day, his ...


Uncle Dust
Rob Pierce

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015

Dustin loves to rob banks. Dustin loves to drink. Dustin loves his women. Dustin loves loyalty. He might even love his adopted nephew Jeremy. And, he sometimes gets a little too enthusiastic in his job doing collections for local bookies--so, sometimes, he loves to hurt people. Told in the first person, Uncle Dust is a fascinating look inside the mind of a hard, yet very complicated criminal. "I was imprisoned for bank robbery, where I read ...


Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader)
Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 2012

2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards, Honorable Mention in Humor Category 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Gold Winner in Humor "Fully Loaded" is putting it mildly. This behemoth of a book is overflowing with the incredible stories, surprising facts, weird news, little-known origins, forgotten history, fun wordplay, and everything else that millions of loyal fans have come to expect from world's best-selling bathroom reading ...


Uncle Dago, 2015

In the town of Chivato Beach just north of the US/Mexico border, nothing is ever plain and simple or quick and easy. One little tweak of an ankle during a routine border fence jump and even the best laid plans for a mad dash past La Migra can get flushed down the sludge and trash-filled Tijuana River. Uncle Dago is an environmentalist's nightmare filled with clever cholas, hulking ex-cons, ATV-riding Border Patrol Agents and legendary beasts. ...


Uncle Wiggily's Story Book
Howard R. Garis

Grosset & Dunlap, 1987

Uncle Wiggily is one of the most popular and enduring characters in American literature. A cheerful “bunny rabbit gentleman” with a wonderful knack for setting things right, he has been a reassuring friend to millions of children since early in the century. Uncle Wiggily’s amusing stories speak to readers about familiar experiences, and feature a lively cast of children and animal characters: Toodle and Noodle Flat-Tail, two playful ...


Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Adults Only
Shel Silverstein

Touchstone, 1985

Full of wit and twisted humor this notorious Shel Silverstein classic is a book you won't want your children to read! Written for adults only, Shel Silverstein—the popular children's book author—presents a humorous satire of alphabet books filled with ABC lessons parents would never want their children to learn.



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