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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
Harriet Beecher Stowe

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

Uncle Tom's Cabin; or, Life Among the Lowly, is an anti-slavery novel by American author Harriet Beecher Stowe. Published in 1852, the novel "helped lay the groundwork for the Civil War", according to Will Kaufman. Stowe, a Connecticut-born teacher at the Hartford Female Seminary and an active abolitionist, featured the character of Uncle Tom, a long-suffering black slave around whom the stories of other characters revolve. The sentimental novel ...



E.L. Publishing, 2012

After the death of his sister and her husband, Travis Murdock finds himself suddenly raising his six year old nephew, Jason. Parenting was something Travis never thought he would face, but he embraces it and is excited for Jason to come live with him on his ranch. Unhappy about the situation, his sister's in-laws file a claim with the courts that Travis is endangering the child and is unfit to raise a small boy. Evan Mitchell is sent to ...


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 ...


Uncle John's iFlush: Plunging into Mystery Bathroom Reader For Kids Only!
Patrick Merrell

Portable Press, 2014

Uncle John is sending our lovable iFlush host Dwayne the lab rat on a new mission: find the most baffling mysteries of all time. How? By piloting the S.S. Throne, a one-rat toilet sub invented by four mad-scientist-plumbers, through the Interpipe! Now, Dwayne can plunge readers through 96 pages of interactive Interpipe adventures without getting wet! Every page has Uncle John's signature true stories and fantastic factoids, and readers use ...


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: 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 (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 ...


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 Andy's Cats
James Warhola

Putnam Juvenile, 2009

It all started with a little blue cat named Hester. Then along came Sam, and it was love at first sight? and lots of little Sams! While the cats are perfectly happy stampeding through Uncle Andy?s art studio and frolicking among his soup boxes, the humans know things have to change. So Uncle Andy devises a brilliant plan to make his cats famous?and easier to find homes for. James Warhola?s childhood memories of trips to New York City to visit ...


The Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit
Julius Lester

Dial, 1987

"Lester has retold 48 of the folktales in standard English but with a strong feel for the dialect of the original stories . . . as lively as the originals but they also have a liveliness of their own, as he incorporates modern allusions which never seem out of place."--School Library Journal. Coretta Scott King Award Book.


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids: Bizarre Bites of Incredible Information
Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 2014

Weighing in at over 400 pages, Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Attack of the Factoids is a fact-a-palooza of obscure information. Like what, you ask? Well, did you know that bats always turn left when they exit a cave? How about that in the 1960s astronauts trained for moon voyages by walking on Hawaiian lava fields? Also, Lloyd’s of London insured Bruce Springsteen’s voice for 3.5 million English pounds, military toilet paper is printed in ...


Uncle Remus, his songs and his sayings, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into California (Uncle John's Illustrated)
Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 2014

From the redwood forest to the Mexican border, the Pacific coastline to the Mojave Desert, California is the most populous state in the Union and the eighth-largest economy in the world. And what better way to honor America’s most influential state than by devoting an entire Technicolor compendium to the cause? Inside this book, readers will discover obscure history, learn fascinating facts, and meet the unique people who make California so ...


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 Wiggily's Story Book
Howard R. Garis

Grosset & Dunlap, 1987

Uncle Wiggily is everyone's favorite rabbit--he's funny, kind, and always comes up with a happy solution to any small problem. All children can relate to the experiences described in this amusing collection.


Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood
Oliver Sacks

Vintage, 2002

Long before Oliver Sacks became a distinguished neurologist and bestselling writer, he was a small English boy fascinated by metals–also by chemical reactions (the louder and smellier the better), photography, squids and cuttlefish, H.G. Wells, and the periodic table. In this endlessly charming and eloquent memoir, the author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Awakenings chronicles his love affair with science and the ...


Uncle John's Perpetually Pleasing Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader)
Bathroom Readers' Institute

Portable Press, 2013

2014 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Winner in Humor! The 26th annual edition of Uncle John’s wildly successful series is all-new and jam-packed with the BRI’s patented mix of fun and information. Open up to any page and you may find an interesting origin (like the origin of the snowglobe) or a piece of obscure history (like the true story of the man who tried to repeal the law of gravity). You’ll also find weird news, urban legends, ...


Uncle Andy's (Picture Puffin Books)
James Warhola

Puffin, 2005

When James Warhola was a little boy, his father had a junk business that turned their yard into a wonderful play zone that his mother didn't fully appreciate! But whenever James and his family drove to New York City to visit Uncle Andy, they got to see how "junk" could become something truly amazing in an artist's hands.


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 ...



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