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Bedhead book cover
Author:  Margie Palatini
Title:  Bedhead

After many unsuccessful attempts to control his unruly hair one morning, Oliver and his family think that they have solved the problem- until he gets to school and finds that it's school picture day.
c2000 - HUMOROUS SOLO or DUO, VERSE CHOIR

 

Piggie Pie book cover
Author:  Margie Palatini
Title:  Piggie Pie

A hungry witch wants to make piggie pie, but the piggies foil her plans.
c1995 - HUMOROUS, DUO, VERSE CHOIR

 

The Web Files book cover
Author:  Margie Palatini
Title:  The Web Files

Ducktective Web and his partner try to quack the case of the pilfered peck of perfect purple almost-pickled peppers.
c2001 - HUMOROUS

 

Zoom Broom book cover
Author:  Margie Palatini
Title:  Zoom Broom

When her broom breaks down, Gritch the Witch visits a foxy salesman in search of a new Zoom Broom but ends up with something unexpected . This is a sequel to Piggie Pie. With the humorous quick dialogue somewhat reminiscent of “Who’s on first’, older children may be able to edit this amusing tale to their satisfaction.
c1998 - HUMOROUS

 

The Sweet Tooth book cover
Author:  Margie Palatini
Title:  The Sweet Tooth

A boy absolutely LOVES candy, and his sweet tooth starts to take him over.
c2005 - Humorous solo

 

Oink? book cover
Author:  Margie Palatini
Title:  Oink?

When the neighbors decide the pigs would be happier if they were only cleaner, ate healthier food, etc. the pigs only response was "Oink?" In irritation, the ducks, chickens and rabbit gave the pigs the perfect home. Who was smarter?
c2006 - Humorous solo or duo

 

Three Silly Billies book cover
Author:  Margie Palatini
Title:  Three Silly Billies

When three goats don’t have the money to pay the bridge toll, they enlist the help of their friends the three bears, little red riding hood, etc.
c2005 - Humorous solo

 

Bridge to Terabithia book cover
Author:  Katherine Paterson
Title:  Bridge to Terabithia

10 year old Virginia boy befriends a newcomer who meets an untimely death trying to reach their secret hideaway, Terabithia.
c1977 - SERIOUS

 

Ninety-Three in My Family book cover
Author:  Erica Perl
Title:  Ninety-Three in My Family

A young boy explains to the mailman about his large family.
Humorous solo

 

 
Author:  Susan Pearson
Title:  The Day Porkchop Climbed the Christmas Tree

Rambunctious kitten climbs the Christmas tree and provides an unforgettable Christmas.
c1987 - HUMOROUS

 

A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories book cover
Author:  Richard Peck
Title:  A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories

A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother. Newberry Honor book. A collection of short stories which could be edited with a bit of work, especially the first two, “Shotgun Cheatham’s last night above ground’ and “The mouse in the milk.” The first deals with the children seeing their first corpse and grandma spinning a tale to satisfy the nosy out-of-town newspaper man. In the second, grandma effectively squelches the town hoodlums when they blow up her mailbox and the neighbor’s privy. For older children; grandma is quite a character.
c1998 - HUMOROUS SOLO OR DUO

 

 
Author:  Robert Peck
Title:  Trig

Escapades of a young Vermont farm girl.
c1977 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Robert Peck
Title:  any "Soup" title

Adventures of a boy in a small town.
c1974 - HUMOROUS

 

Cowardly Clyde book cover
Author:  Bill Peet
Title:  Cowardly Clyde

Clyde, the horse, is cowardly, but tries to act bravely.
c1979 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Stella Pevsner
Title:  Me, My Goat & My Sister's Wedding

Doug and his friends keep their pet goat a secret from their families, but before long, sightings of the high-spirited animal occur at very inappropriate places.
c1985 - HUMOROUS

 

Bad Bears Go Visiting book cover
Author:  Daniel Pinkwater
Title:  Bad Bears Go Visiting

Two naughty bears wreak havoc.
c2007 - Humorous duo

 

Pea Blossom book cover
Author:  Amy Poole
Title:  Pea Blossom

Five peas in a pod contemplate their futures. The smallest pea grows and brings hope to a sick young girl in this Hans Christian Andersen tale.
c2005 - Serious solo

 

Treasures in the Dust book cover
Author:  Tracey Porter
Title:  Treasures in the Dust

Best friends are separated during the Dust Bowl and their letters make an interesting correspondence.
c1997 - SERIOUS

 

The Dragons are Singing Tonight book cover
Author:  Jack Prelutsky
Title:  The Dragons are Singing Tonight

Poems.
c1993 - HUMOROUS

 

The New Kid on the Block book cover
Author:  Jack Prelutsky
Title:  The New Kid on the Block

Poetry.
c1984 - HUMOROUS

 

Ride a Purple Pelican book cover
Author:  Jack Prelutsky
Title:  Ride a Purple Pelican

Poetry.
c1986 - HUMOROUS

 

Rolling Harvey Down the Hill book cover
Author:  Jack Prelutsky
Title:  Rolling Harvey Down the Hill

Poetry.
c1980 - HUMOROUS

 

 
Author:  Jack Prelutsky
Title:  Sheriff of Rottenshot

Poems.
c1982 - HUMOROUS

 

Something Big Has Been Here book cover
Author:  Jack Prelutsky
Title:  Something Big Has Been Here

Poetry.
c1990 - HUMOROUS

 

Froggie Went A-Courting book cover
Author:  Marjorie Priceman
Title:  Froggie Went A-Courting

An updated version of the familiar folk song about the courtship and wedding of Frog and Ms. Mouse, set in New York City.
c2000 - HUMOROUS

Slithery Jake book cover
Author:  Rose-Marie Provencher
Title:  Slithery Jake

Rhyming story about the hysteria that ensues when a new pet snake is found missing.
c2004 - Verse choir

 

   
 
   
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