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James Howe

16 children’s books by the writer

James Howe is the author of more than ninety books for young readers, including the modern classic Bunnicula" and its highly popular sequels. In 2001, Howe published The Misfits," the story of four outcast seventh-graders who try to end name-calling in their school. The Misfits is now widely read and studied in middle schools throughout the country, and was the inspiration for the national movement known as No Name-Calling Week (NoNameCallingWeek.org), an event observed by thousands of middle and elementary schools annually. There are three companion novels to The Misfits" Totally Joe "(2005), Addie on the Inside "(2011), and Also Known as Elvis "(2014). Howe's many other books for children from preschool through teens frequently deal with the acceptance of difference and being true to oneself.

Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus' Name Amen

James Howe

Kaddish for Grandpa in Jesus' Name Amen

"When I was new, my grandpa was very old." When Emily was two, her grandpa sang songs to her. When she was four, he read her stories. When Emily is five, her beloved grandfather dies. Her family decides to remember ...

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Pinky and Rex

James Howe

Pinky and Rex

Pinky and Rex are the best of friends, but a trip to the museum with Pinky's dad and his sister, Amanda, puts their friendship to the test. When Pinky, whose favorite color is pink, and Rex, who loves anything ...

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There's a Dragon in My Sleeping Bag

James Howe

There's a Dragon in My Sleeping Bag

This wry tale of two brothers who amiably try to outdo each other by creating jumbo-size imaginary friends makes a great read-aloud and is a follow-up to There's a Monster Under My Bed.

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2+ years

Brontorina

James Howe, Randy Cecil

Brontorina

This is the funny charming story of Brontorina who was born to dance. Unfortunately,dinosaurs are too big to ballerinas and she can't fit into Madame Lucille's dance studio - But Brontorina has a dream and a bigger heart ...

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Bud Barkin, Private Eye

James Howe

Bud Barkin, Private Eye

Dear Reader, The guy who usually writes these letters asked me to do it instead. Maybe he was having a bad writing day. Maybe he wanted me to play the sap for him. Or maybe he ran into Trouble with ...

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The Misfits

James Howe

The Misfits

Kids who get called the worst names oftentimes find each other. That's how it was with us. Skeezie Tookis and Addie Carle and Joe Bunch and me. We call ourselves the Gang of Five, but there are only four ...

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