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Most Fridays we feature a fiction title that is usually anything pulp, odd covers, odd titles and anything else worth discussing! These are NOT necessarily awful.

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Friday Fiction: Boy with the Dinosaur Hands

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The Boy with Dinosaur Hands: Nine Tales of the Real and Unreal
Carusone
1998

Submitter: There are so many things going on with this book…a kid with dinosaur hands, horrible writing, crazy chapter titles, and the illustrations!  The worst part is that we have TWO copies of it in our Library!  Apparently the previous Librarian enjoyed it so much she ordered a second copy. From a middle school library.

Holly: There are definitely kids who will go for something like this. I’m not sure it warrants multiple copies unless it is a huge hit in your library for some reason! Maybe it’s grooming the next generation for weird sci-fi like this?

 

More Weird Books for Kids:

Pinocchio and his Killer Nose

Moe Q. McGlutch

Cinderella Has Gone to the Dogs

Teen Furries

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Pinocchio and his killer nose

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Jensen and Higgins
2009

Submitter: So, Pinocchio is avenging Geppetto’s death by killing vampires with his nose. Yes, really. We were weeding in our young adult graphic novels, and for some reason this particular tome hasn’t circulated in several years. It’s time to let it go and make room for the things our patrons want to read. Also, Pinocchio is kinda freaking me out with his nose-killing abilities.

Holly: Genius! Pinnochio’s nose is the perfect weapon to slay vampires. I’m just sad that I didn’t think of this myself. We’re featuring this on Awful Library Books not because it is an ALB, but because it’s weird. Sometimes we just like a laugh. (Although anything that doesn’t circulate needs to be weeded to make room for things people want to read, just as Submitter points out.)

More Quirky Kids Books:

Cinderella Has Gone to the Dogs

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Lee the Rabbit with Epilepsy

Moe Q. McGlutch

Chilly Billy

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What’s the matter with the Dobsons?

What’s the Matter with the Dobsons?
Colman
1980

The Dobsons are a “good” family and have everything going for them. Or so it appears. Lisa and Amanda are sisters and each feels that the other parent doesn’t support them. Parents take sides and all hell breaks loose. Things get so bad the parents separate. Maybe this is a good book. I just thought everything was kind of boring from the description. I also am biased since the book just looks old. Without reading much, I get the feeling the reader is to “learn” from this awful family dynamic. Also, I can’t get past the porn stache on the dad. Let me just say this again: Covers matter!

Mary

More fiction for the kids:

Teen Furries

Taffy Sinclair 

The Man Who Loved Clowns

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