Books by Marty Kelley

MISSILE TOE by Devin Scillian
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2017

"The subtitle for the book is 'A Very Confused Christmas,' and many young readers will indeed be confused. (Picture book/poetry. 5-9)"
A dozen humorous poems are inspired by Christmas-related words or phrases as a child might mishear them. Read full book review >
ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A playful, punchy paean to the pervasive poot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's that smell? Oh how rude! But everybody does it. Read full book review >
SANTA'S UNDERWEAR by Marty Rhodes Figley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"A troupe of entertaining elves, a jolly Santa, and lots of underwear jokes add up to Christmas chuckles in this engaging story. (Picture book. 3-7)"
There's nothing like underwear jokes to get kids giggling, and this funny story focuses on Santa's entire underwear collection and which set he will wear on Christmas Eve. Read full book review >
I'M AN ALIEN AND I WANT TO GO HOME by Jo Franklin
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"Unfortunately, this book doesn't let Daniel fulfill the promise of the unreliable comedic narrator; most of the time, he's just plain wrong about everything. (Fiction. 9-12)"
One of the best things about unreliable narrators is that very often they're hilariously wrong about everything. But readers may be a little sad when Daniel's conspiracy theories turn out not to be true. Read full book review >
FAME, FORTUNE, AND THE BRAN MUFFINS OF DOOM by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Only for the strong-stomached. (Fiction. 8-10)"
Simon's dream to win a fortune in the school talent show with his two best pals, Munch and Ralph, is thwarted by the band trio's lack of practice. Read full book review >
TWELVE TERRIBLE THINGS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Turns the terrible into the terrific. (Picture book. 5-9)"
"I'm warning you. If you turn the page, you are going to see some terrible things." Read full book review >