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April Fools' Day Books

If it's April 1st, it must be time for pranks and practical jokes. Start the month off with these tricky titles.
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The Case of the Perfect Prank
Series: Jigsaw Jones Mystery, Book #23
by James Preller Illustrated by Jamie Smith

Mysteries are like jigsaw puzzles …you've got to look at all the pieces to solve the case.With his top-secret detective journal, eye for detail, and ace partner Mila, Jigsaw is always ready to take on a new case.

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Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy
Series: Rainbow Magic
by Daisy Meadows
No joke--It's Addison the April Fool's Day Fairy!
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Paperbacks : $4.89

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April Foolishness
by Teresa Bateman Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

It's a spring morning on the farm. Grandma is happy the grandkids are visiting — they've picked just the right day! — and Grandpa is fixing breakfast.

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When Lions Roar
by Robie H. Harris Illustrated by Chris Raschka

When Lions Roar is a caring and reassuring story of a young child who faces his fear and makes his world a safe place again.

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Hardcover Picturebooks : $11.89

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Arthur's April Fool
by Marc Brown

Join Arthur and celebrate April Fool's Day with Arthur Adventures

In Arthur's April Fool, Arthur prepares to perform his magic tricks for the April Fool's Day school assembly while trying to keep the class bully from pulverizing him.


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April Fool!
by Karen Gray Ruelle Illustrated by Karen Gray Ruelle

Emily's big brother Henry loves April Fool's Day, and he always comes up with great plans to trick his family. This year, Emily wants to help him think of some new surprises. But at the end of the day, after everyone in the family has played their tricks, Henry notices that he hasn't seen any pranks from Emily.

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April Fool's Day
by Melissa Schiller

No fooling! Everyone is a prankster on April 1st. The French tape paper fish on the backs of unsuspecting friends. The Portuguese throw flour at each other. And some people even eat dessert before dinner!

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April Fool's Surprise
Series: Double Trouble, Book #2
by Abby Klein Illustrated by John McKinley

Twin sisters Kelly and Kasey are always getting into some kind of trouble. So of course April Fool's is their favorite holiday! This year the twins have plans to fool everyone, all day long — including the ultimate trick. This year, Kelly and Kasey are pulling a twin switcheroo!

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Paperbacks : $5.99

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Fooled You!
Series: Appleville Elementary, Book #4
by Nancy Krulik Illustrated by Bernice Lum

It's April Fools' Day in Miss Popper's class, and Justine decides to play some funny jokes on her teacher and classmates. Once Justine gets a taste of how much fun it is to play jokes, though, she can't stop. The joking just keeps getting worse and worse.

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The Big Book of Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids: A 3-in-1 Collection
by Rob Elliott

Combining Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids, Zoolarious Animal Jokes for Kids, and Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids, this 3-in-1 collection of clean jokes is great on car rides, at the dinner table, on the playground, and anywhere in between.

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April Fools' Day from the Black Lagoon
Series: Black Lagoon Adventures, Book #12
by Mike Thaler Illustrated by Jared D. Lee

It's the end of March, and Hubie is struggling to prepare his pranks for the big day. The whoopee cushion, the rubber tarantula, and the fly in the ice cube just aren't good enough anymore — not when the worst joke comes from the place he least expects it.

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