Meadowbrook Press is a children’s publisher that is focused on high-interest titles, featuring joke books, kid-selected poems, and silly stories that are sure to engage readers of all ages. Written for middle readers, Meadowbrook Press is committed to providing quality books for all children, and in guiding learning through laughter.
Books included are from a variety of authors, including 'The King of Giggle Poetry' (Bruce Lansky), America's Children's Poet Laureate (Kenn Nesbitt) and award-winning children's mystery author (Penny Warner).
Peter, Peter, Pizza-Eater
This book contains 40 silly rhymes guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of preschoolers and early-elementary kids. Each rhyme recounts the adventures of a well-loved Mother Goose character-with a funny twist. Stephen Carpenter's full-color illustrations make this amusing book even more entertaining.
Playing for Pride
Fifth-grader Laurie Bird Preston is no softball player-basketball is her sport. But with practice, patience, and help from Li Howard and an eccentric old woman with a mysterious past, she might just overcome her obstacles. Timothy Tocher's compelling series of sports books for girls ages 6-13 deal with sports action on the field and emotional issues off the field.
Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do!
Learn the Coolest Tricks from "The World's Best Rope Jumper." Ripley's Believe It or Not! Guinness World Record holder David Fisher is going to change the way you think about rope jumping. Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do! will teach you over 100 cool skills and tricks like the Houdini, Cat's Cradle, and the Pretzel. Even if you have never picked up a rope before, you'll be saying, "I DID IT!" over and over again. It's like a private lesson from the world's best rope jumper! Each skill is presented with helpful hints, personal notes, step-by-step photos, and simple, clear instructions kids can use to master the tricks. Fisher also covers practical topics like selecting the right type and length of rope, the best jumping surfaces, warming up, proper jumping form, making mistakes, and safety. Once your kids learn the basic skills and tricks in this book, there will be no end to the number of tricks they can learn and make up on their own or with friends. That's why this book will motivate your kids to stay in shape year-round (indoors and out).
I Hope I Don't Strike Out!
It's about time Bruce Lansky published a book of funny sports poems-there aren't any on the market! Most kids love to play and watch sports. Now those sports-loving boys and girls will be motivated to read poetry because this book contains laugh-out-loud poems by Lansky and his all-star team of Giggle Poets.