This is a booklist created by Gere Branch library staff to accompany the stage production of The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. at Gere’s neighbor, The Lincoln Community Playhouse.
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley is a staged musical adaptation, for youth casts, of the Flat Stanley books by children’s author/illustrator Jeff Brown, with music by Timothy Allen McDonald, Jonathan K. Waller, David Weinstein and Stephen Gabriel, and lyrics by McDonald and Waller. Stanley Lambchop is your ordinary, everyday ten-year-old until the bulletin board on the wall above his bed comes loose and falls right on top of him. The next morning, Stanley wakes up flat. In a whirlwind musical travelogue, Stanley – the ultimate exchange student – scours the globe for a solution to his unusual problem. He’s stamped, posted and cancelled from Hollywood and France to Honolulu and beyond, all in an effort to become a three-dimensional boy once more.
by Jeff Brown [jP Brown & jC Brown & jPB Brown]
Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy. At least he was, until the night his bulletin board fell off the wall and flattened him. All of a sudden, Stanley can slide under doors, mail himself across the country in an envelope, and fly like a kite!
Case of the Stripes
by David Shannon [jP Shannon]
In order to ensure her popularity, Camilla Cream always does what is expected, until the day arrives when she no longer recognizes herself.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
by Judi Barrett [jP Barrett]
Life is delicious in the town of Chewandswallow where it rains soup and juice, snows mashed potatoes, and blows storms of hamburgers–until the weather takes a turn for the worse.
by Robert Kimmel Smith [jC Smith]
Henry probably loves chocolate more than any boy in the history of the world. One day-it starts off like any other day-Henry finds that strange things are happening to him. First he makes medical history with the only case of Chocolate Fever ever. Then he finds himself caught up in a wild and hilarious chase, climaxed by a very unusual hijacking!
by Chris Van Allsburg [jP Van Allsburg]
The game under the tree looked like a hundred others Peter and Judy had at home. But they were bored and restless and, looking for something interesting to do, thought they give Jumanji a try. Little did they know when they unfolded its ordinary-looking playing board that they were about to be plunged into the most exciting and bizarre adventure of their lives
Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry
by Josh Lewis [jC Lewis]
When Fern Goldberg arrives at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he’s just an average kid. Then he falls into the green liquid inside the pool-type container behind Bogie’s Burger Barn. Now whenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero who’s not afraid to take on villains great and small. And that includes the giant, mutant french fry that threatens to crush the whole school beneath its massive, starchy feet.
The Hero Revealed
by Wiliam Boniface [j Boniface]
Ordinary Boy, the only resident of Superopolis without a superpower, uncovers and foils a sinister plot to destroy the town.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins
by Richard Atwater [j Atwater]
The unexpected delivery of a large crate containing an Antarctic penguin changes the life and fortunes of Mr. Popper, a house painter obsessed by dreams of the Polar regions.
Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel
by Dav Pilkey [jC Pilkey]
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.
The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norman Juster [j Juster]
Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth’s gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such characters as the foolish, yet lovable Humbug, the Mathemagician, and the not-so-wicked “Which,” Faintly Macabre, who gives Milo the “impossible” mission of returning two princesses to the Kingdom of Wisdom.
by David Small [jP Small]
Imogene awakens one morning to find she has grown antlers.
See You Later, Gladiator
by Jon Scieszka [jC Scieszka]
Joe, Fred, and Sam demonstrate some of their favorite professional wrestling moves, including the “Time Warp Trio Blind Ninja Smackdown,” when they’re transported to ancient Rome and forced to fight as gladiators in the Colosseum. More books in this series, Time Warp Trio, are available.