Books With A Surprise Ending!
Title: It's Only Stanley
By: Jon Agee
Very strange noises that keep awakening the Wimbledon family one night have an even stranger source.
Ages 5 - 8.
Title: The Giant Jumperee
By: Julia Donaldson
Rabbit arrives home one day to hear a loud voice coming from inside his burrow: "I'm the Giant Jumperee and I'm scary as can be!" shouts the stranger. Rabbit's friends Cat, Bear, and Elephant come to help, but they're no match for the mysterious, booming voice. But who is the Giant Jumperee?
Ages 3 - 5.
Title: Bark, George
By: Jules Feiffer
A mother dog tries to teach her pup how to bark, and is surprised at why he wasn't learning.
Ages 4 - 8.
Title: The Mightiest
By: Keiko Kasza
The Lion, the Bear, and the Elephant compete to see who can do the best job scaring a tiny old woman, but she has a surprise for them.
By: Kat Leyh
Snap's town has a witch. At least, that's the rumor. In reality, Jacks is just a Crocs-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells the skeletons of roadkill online. It's creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it's kind of cool, too. As Snap gets to know her, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic--and an unlikely connection to Snap's family's past.
Title: The Westing Game
By: Ellen Raskin
The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
Ages 8 - 13.
Title: After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again)
By: Dan Santat
After falling off the wall, Humpty Dumpty is very afraid of climbing up again, but is determined not to let fear stop him from being close to the birds.
Title: The Bear Ate Your Sandwich
By: Julia Sarcone-Roach
When a sandwich goes missing, it seems that a bear is the unlikely culprit.
Title: Spencer's New Pet
By: Jessie Sima
Spencer excitedly takes his new pet to the park, the veterinarian's office, and a birthday party, but for a pet balloon, those places are full of danger.
Title: When You Reach Me
By: Rebecca Stead
Four mysterious letters change Miranda's world forever.
Title: The Thief
By: Megan Whalen Turner
Title: I Won
By: Ruth Wielockx
"The competitors hurry to their vehicles. Which is the fastest? The scooter, the fire engine or the tricycle? Maybe it's the racing bike? And who actually won?"