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Table of Contents

Spring 2010

NEW RELEASES Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader: The World’s Gone Crazy

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canada, Eh

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Crosswords

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Genius Sudoku

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Uncle John’s Creature Feature Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!

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RECENTLY RELEASED Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader

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Instant Genius: Smart Mouths

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BACKLIST

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INDEX

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SALES & ORDERING INFORMATION

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader The World’s Gone Crazy

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Uncle John’s latest compendium of the most bizarre and entertaining information imaginable—a Worldwide Weird-opedia! It’s a strange world out there—and Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader loves it! Open this book anywhere and read about: weird news, unusual people, horrible movies, and the most outlandish animals, businesses, histories, body parts, Web sites, rituals, music, organizations, buildings, books, cars—and bathrooms, of course. Find out about: • Designer dog cloning • Furniture made from machine guns • A cow that eats chickens • How to take x-rays of yourself—at home for just a few bucks • The science that says our DNA is from outer space And hundreds and hundreds of other oddities from all over the universe.

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® The World’s Gone Crazy Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 486 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor 1-60710-101-7 978-1-60710-101-7 $18.95 US Pub Date: April 2010 I S B N 978-1-60710-101-7

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Canada, Eh

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Uncle John’s taking the plunge . . . into the Great White North! At the Bathroom Readers’ Institute, we love all things Canadian and figure that just because we weren’t lucky enough to be born in the land of the northern lights doesn’t mean we can’t devote an entire Bathroom Reader to it. So put away the hockey gear, grab a plate of Kraft dinner, and join us. Whether you’re a true Canuck or always wanted to be one, this book is for you! Read about: • A waterfall in New Brunswick that flows . . . backward • The government’s secret official UFO division • British Columbia’s gold-rush camels • The history of Harlequin romance novels • The Acadians—North America’s original Cajuns • The Wendigo, sea serpents, and the famous Sasquatch hunter, René Dahinden • And much more!

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges Into Canada, Eh Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 486 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor 1-60710-100-9 978-1-60710-100-0 $18.95 US Pub Date: May 2010 I S B N 978-1-60710-100-0

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Crosswords Crossword junkies, this one’s for you! A tantalizing, brain-bending collection of crossword puzzles . . . with that Uncle John twist. Here at the BRI, the only thing we love more than puzzles are words. So we put it all together and came up with the cleverest, funniest, trickiest crossword puzzles on all of the topics the Bathroom Readers are famous for: forgotten history, the world’s weirdest news items, fads, flops, profound (and profoundly funny) quotes, animals, vegetables, minerals, and the rich, the famous, and the infamous. It’s all here. Are you ready for your first clue?

Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Crosswords Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 288 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor/Games 1-60710-098-3 978-1-60710-098-0 $9.95 US Pub Date: June 2010 I S B N 978-1-60710-098-0

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Genius Sudoku Attention Sudoku diehards—the BRI’s puzzle fanatics have come up with another edition just for you! The Sudoku craze has swept the world, and this latest entry in Uncle John’s puzzle library brings readers more than 200 challenging, brain-burning Sudokus. Designed for experienced puzzlers, it’s divided into three sections—medium, challenging, and downright diabolical. No easy puzzles here! And to cool off your sizzling brain, every page features a running foot—those trivia tidbits that Bathroom Reader fans love. So grab a pencil and start puzzling!

Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Genius Sudoku Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 288 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor/Games 1-60710-133-5 978-1-60710-133-8 $9.95 US Pub Date: March 2010 I S B N 978-1-60710-133-8

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Uncle John’s Creature Feature Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! Get ready to walk on the wild side! Do you have the nerve to read this book? The editors at the Bathroom Readers’ Institute took the wackiest stories from three great kids’ Bathroom Readers—Strange & Scary, Under the Slimy Sea, and Wild & Woolly­—and packed them into these pages. Only kids with the strongest hearts (and stomachs) will be able to handle all the gross facts, ghost stories, slimy creatures, kooky illustrations, and beastly jokes inside these pages. Go hog wild and read about: • The world’s smelliest sneaker • Dog-sized horses and horse-sized dogs • The great ball of snot • An armadillo invasion and a turtle traffic jam • Zombies, Bigfoot, and “the mothman” • How to make your own mummy • Why polar bears don’t eat penguins • Vengeful ghosts and haunted castles • And much more! Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Uncle John’s Creature Feature Bathroom Reader for Kids Only! Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 414 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor/Juvenile 1-60710-099-1 978-1-60710-099-7 $14.95 US Pub Date: March 2010 I S B N 978-1-60710-099-7

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R E C E N T LY R E L E A S E D

Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader ®

This 22nd edition in the popular Uncle John’s series is flush with fun facts, figures, and loads of the BRI’s trademark trivia. This all-new 22nd edition in the ever-absorbing Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series is sure to satisfy readers with more than 500 pages of humor, history, science, pop culture, and more! Open anywhere and read about: • The Lost Cloud People of Peru • Soda pop flops • England’s Roswell • The great “Gold Accumulator” hoax • America’s sportscar: the story of the Corvette • The worst sports teams of all time • The Great Garbology Project • How to tell if you’ve been abducted by aliens • The history of surfing • 3-D television • And much more! Uncle John’s Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader® Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 540 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor 1-60710-036-3 978-1-60710-036-2 $18.95 US Pub Date: November 2009 I S B N 978-1-60710-036-2

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Instant Genius: Smart Mouths The Best Quotations Ever Collected

A quote book with a difference: the smartest and funniest quotations of all time, artfully arranged into witty—and surprising—categories. Every page will entertain, educate, and delight. Does every quote book have to be as weighty and ponderous as Bartlett’s to be relevant? The answer is a resounding “no.” On subjects as varied as history, love, sex, boredom, sports, cheese, smoking, politics, juggling, school, and the true meaning of bellybutton lint, Instant Genius: Smart Mouths will make your brain happy to be alive (and thankful that you taught it to read). Here are just a few of the thousands of morsels you’ll find: • “Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.” —Aristotle • “The fastest way to a man’s heart is through his chest.” —Roseanne Barr • “A ship is safe in harbor, but that is not what ships are for.” —William Shedd • “It is no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase ‘as pretty as an airport’ appear.” —Douglas Adams Instant Genius: Smart Mouths The Knowledge Commons 5½ x 8¼, 384 pages Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Reference/Quotations 1-60710-075-4 978-1-60710-075-1 $19.95 US Pub Date: October 2009

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Instant Genius: Fast Food for Thought

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The Knowledge Commons 5½ x 8¼, 400 pages Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Reference 1-59223-915-3 978-1-59223-915-3 $21.95 US

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Uncle John’s Unsinkable Bathroom Reader® Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 544 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor 1-59223-916-1 978-1-59223-916-0 $18.95 US

I S B N 978-1-59223-916-0

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Uncle John’s Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader®

Uncle John’s Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute 5½ x 8¼, 600 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

1-59223-093-8 978-1-59223-093-8 $18.95 US / $22.95 CAN

1-59223-679-0 978-1-59223-679-4 $17.95 US / $22.95 CAN

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Uncle John’s Fast-Acting, Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader® ®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor 1-59223-483-6 978-1-59223-483-7 $17.95 US / $23.95 CAN

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Uncle John’s Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader®

Uncle John’s Unstoppable Bathroom Reader®

Uncle John’s Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader®

Uncle John’s Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

1-59223-270-1 978-1-59223-270-3 $17.95 US / $23.95 CAN

1-59223-116-0 978-1-59223-116-4 $16.95 US / $25.95 CAN

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Uncle John’s All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader® Bathroom Readers’ Institute 5½ x 8¼, 504 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

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1-57145-494-2 978-1-57145-494-2 $17.95 US Italian language rights sold

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Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 504 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor 1-87968-268-0 978-1-87968-268-9 $17.95 US

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Uncle John’s Great Big Bathroom Reader®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 468 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

1-87968-273-7 978-1-87968-273-3 $16.95 US

1-87968-269-9 978-1-87968-269-6 $16.95 US

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Uncle John’s Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader®

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Uncle John’s Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader®

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Uncle John’s Ultimate Bathroom Reader®

Uncle John’s Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 324 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 684 pages Carton: 16, Trade Paper Humor

1-87968-265-6 978-1-87968-265-8 $12.95 US

1-87968-274-5 978-1-87968-274-0 $18.95 US

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Big Bad Word Search

Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Pop Culture Puzzle-pedia

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 288 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 276 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

1-59223-983-8 978-1-59223-983-2 $9.95 US

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: Word Search

Uncle John’s Bathroom Puzzler: 365 Logic Puzzles

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Sudoku Challenge

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 276 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 280 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 272 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Games/Humor

1-59223-883-1 978-1-59223-883-5 $9.95 US / $12.95 CAN

1-59223-884-X 978-1-59223-884-2 $9.95 US

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Puzzle Book #1

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Puzzle Book #2

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Puzzle Book #3

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Puzzle Book #4

Stephanie Spadaccini 8½ x 11, 240 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

Stephanie Spadaccini 8½ x 11, 256 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

Stephanie Spadaccini 8½ x 11, 256 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

Stephanie Spadaccini 8½ x 11, 256 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

1-59223-022-9 978-1-59223-022-8 $14.95 US / $18.95 CAN

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Uncle John’s Facts to Annoy Your Teacher Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Uncle John’s Book of Fun Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Uncle John’s Did You Know...? Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 256 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 30, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 320 pages 100 line drawings Carton: 24, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 256 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Humor

1-59223-982-X 978-1-59223-982-5 $12.95 US

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Uncle John’s Electrifying Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Uncle John’s Top Secret Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 288 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 288 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 288 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Humor

1-57145-867-0 978-1-57145-867-4 $12.95 US

1-59223-021-0 978-1-59223-021-1 $12.95 US

1-59223-231-0 978-1-59223-231-4 $12.95 US

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Korean language rights sold

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Uncle John’s Strange & Scary Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Uncle John’s Under the Slimy Sea Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Uncle John’s Wild & Woolly Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 144 pages 100+ full-color illustrations and photos Carton: 24, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/People & Places

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 144 pages 100+ full-color illustrations and photos Carton: 24, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Animals/General

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 144 pages 100+ full-color illustrations and photos Carton: 66, Trade Paper Juvenile Nonfiction/Animals

1-59223-385-6 978-1-59223-385-4 $7.95 US / $10.95 CAN

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Music

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into National Parks

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 514 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor/Music

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 420 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Travel/Reference/Humor

1-59223-824-6 978-1-59223-824-8 $17.95 US

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Hollywood

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Michigan

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Minnesota

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into New Jersey

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 504 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Performing Arts/Film/General

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 324 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper History/Midwest/United States/ State and Local

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 324 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper History/Midwest/United States/ State and Local

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 324 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper History/United States/State and Local/ Middle Atlantic

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Great Lives

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into History

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 504 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor/Reference

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 490 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor/Reference

1-59223-020-2 978-1-59223-020-4 $16.95 US / $22.95 CAN

1-57145-697-X 978-1-57145-697-7 $17.95 US

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into History Again Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 504 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor/Reference

Korean language rights sold

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Ohio

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Pennsylvania

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into Texas

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Plunges into the Universe

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 324 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper History/United States/ State and Local/Midwest

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 324 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper History/United States/ State and Local/Middle Atlantic

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 494 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor/Reference

1-59223-321-X 978-1-59223-321-2 $14.95 US / $18.95 CAN

1-59223-854-8 978-1-59223-854-5 $14.95 US

Bathroom Readers’ Hysterical Society 5½ x 8¼, 308 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper History/United States/State and Local/Southwest

I S B N 978-1-59223-321-2

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recently Released!

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® WISE UP! Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 414 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor/Reference 1-60710-037-1 978-1-60710-037-9 $17.95 US

I S B N 978-1-60710-037-9

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Extraordinary Book of Facts and Bizarre Information

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Wonderful World of Odd

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 420 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 320 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Reference

1-59223-605-7 978-1-59223-605-3 $17.95 US

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Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Salutes the Armed Forces

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Shoots and Scores

Uncle John’s Bathroom Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Sports Spectacular Reader® Takes a Swing at Baseball Bathroom Readers’ Institute®

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 504 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor/History/Military

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 288 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor/Sports

5½ x 8¼, 486 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

1-59223-980-3 978-1-59223-980-1 $18.95 US

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Uncle John’s Certified Organic Bathroom Reader®

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Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 288 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor 1-59223-882-3 978-1-59223-882-8 $12.95 US

I S B N 978-1-59223-882-8

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781592 238828

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Tees Off on Golf Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 288 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor/Sports 1-59223-382-1 978-1-59223-382-3 $12.95 US / $17.95 CAN Korean language rights sold

I S B N 978-1-59223-382-3

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Instant Genius: Fast Food for Thought

The Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader®

The Knowledge Commons 5½ x 8¼, 400 pages Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Reference

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 522 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

1-59223-915-3 978-1-59223-915-3 $21.95 US

1-87968-262-1 978-1-87968-262-7 $17.95 US

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781592 239153

I S B N 978-1-87968-262-7

781879 682627

The Best of the Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader®

Uncle John’s Presents Ultimate Challenge Trivia Quiz

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Golden Plunger Awards

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 576 pages Carton: 18, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 420 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Games/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 342 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor

1-59223-912-9 978-1-59223-912-2 $17.95 US

1-59223-826-2 978-1-59223-826-2 $16.95 US / $19.95 CAN

1-59223-853-X 978-1-59223-853-8 $16.95 US

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781592 239122

I S B N 978-1-59223-826-2

781592 238262

I S B N 978-1-59223-853-8

781592 238538

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Cat Lover’s Companion

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Dog Lover’s Companion

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Horse Lover’s Companion

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Christmas Collection

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Jingle Bell Christmas

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 240 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Pets/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 240 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Pets/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 240 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Pets/Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 192 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 192 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Humor

1-59223-687-1 978-1-59223-687-9 $12.95 US

1-59223-823-8 978-1-59223-823-1 $12.95 US

1-59223-911-0 978-1-59223-911-5 $12.95 US

1-59223-484-4 978-1-59223-484-4 $10.95 US / $14.95 CAN

1-59223-914-5 978-1-59223-914-6 $12.95 US

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781592 236879

I S B N 978-1-59223-823-1

781592 238231

I S B N 978-1-59223-911-5

781592 239115

I S B N 978-1-59223-484-4

781592 234844

I S B N 978-1-59223-914-6

781592 239146

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BACKLIST

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Colossal Collection of “Quotable” Quotes

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Quintessential Collection of Notable Quotables

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 414 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Reference

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5½ x 8¼, 396 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Reference/Humor

1-59223-266-3 978-1-59223-266-6 $16.95 US / $23.95 CAN

1-59223-689-8 978-1-59223-689-3 $16.95 US / $19.95 CAN

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781592 232666

Uncle John’s Presents Mom’s Bathtub Reader

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Tales to Inspire

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 7, 192 pages, b/w illustrations Carton: 24, Paper Over Board Humor/Relationships

Sue Steiner 5½ x 8¼, 320 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Humor

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5¼ x 7¼, 288 pages Carton: 24, Trade Paper Inspirational/Humor

1-59223-742-8 978-1-59223-742-5 $12.95 US / $15.95 CAN

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1-59223-604-9 978-1-59223-604-6 $14.95 US / $18.95 CAN

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781592 237425

Uncle John’s Monumental Bathroom Reader®

Uncle John’s Presents Book of the Dumb

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 6 x 9, 768 pages Carton: 12, Trade Cloth Humor/Reference

Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 6 x 9, 768 pages, Carton: 12, Trade Cloth Humor/Reference

John Scalzi 5½ x 8¼, 320 pages Carton: 20, Trade Paper Humor

1-59223-606-5 978-1-59223-606-0 $14.95 US / $18.95 CAN

1-59223-839-4 978-1-59223-839-2 $16.95 US / $20.95 CAN

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781592 231591

781592 236893

Uncle John’s Gigantic Bathroom Reader®

I S B N 978-1-59223-606-0

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I S B N 978-1-59223-689-3

Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader® Book of Love

I S B N 978-1-59223-839-2

781592 238392

I S B N 978-1-59223-149-2

781592 231492

Uncle John’s Journal Bathroom Readers’ Institute® 5 x 8¼, 240 pages Carton: 40, Trade Paper Journal 1-59223-683-9 978-1-59223-683-1 $12.95 US / $16.95 CAN

I S B N 978-1-59223-683-1

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781592 236831

I S B N 978-1-59223-604-6

781592 236046


INDEX

365 Logic Puzzles........................................................11

Legendary Lost Bathroom Reader................................10

Absolutely Absorbing Bathroom Reader.......................10

Michigan......................................................................14

Ahh-Inspiring Bathroom Reader.....................................9

Minnesota....................................................................14

All-Purpose Extra Strength Bathroom Reader..............10

Mom’s Bathtub Reader................................................18

Best of the Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader......17

Monumental Bathroom Reader ...................................18

Best of Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader........................17

Music...........................................................................14

Big Bad Word Search...................................................11

National Parks..............................................................14

Book of Fun Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!...............12

New Jersey..................................................................14

Book of Love................................................................18

Ohio.............................................................................15

Book of the Dumb........................................................18

Pennsylvania................................................................15

Canada, Eh....................................................................3

Pop Culture Puzzle-pedia.............................................11

Cat Lover’s Companion................................................17

Puzzle Book #1............................................................11

Certified Organic Bathroom Reader..............................16

Puzzle Book #2............................................................11

Christmas Collection....................................................17

Puzzle Book #3............................................................11

Colossal Collection of “Quotable” Quotes.....................18

Puzzle Book #4............................................................11

Creature Feature Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!..........6

Quintessential Collection of Notable Quotables............18

Crosswords....................................................................4

Salutes the Armed Forces............................................16

Curiously Compelling Bathroom Reader.........................9

Shoots and Scores.......................................................16

Did You Know…? Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!......12

Slightly Irregular Bathroom Reader.................................9

Dog Lover’s Companion...............................................17

Sports Spectacular.......................................................16

Electrifying Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!.................13

Strange & Scary Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!.........13

Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader.........................7

Sudoku Challenge........................................................11

Extraordinary Book of Facts and Bizarre Information....16

Supremely Satisfying Bathroom Reader.........................9

Facts to Annoy Your Teacher for Kids Only!..................12

Takes a Swing at Baseball............................................16

Fast-Acting Long-Lasting Bathroom Reader..................9

Tales to Inspire.............................................................18

For Kids Only!...............................................................13

Tees Off on Golf............................................................16

Genius Sudoku Challenge..............................................5

Texas............................................................................15

Giant 10th Anniversary Bathroom Reader....................10

Top Secret Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!.................13

Gigantic Bathroom Reader...........................................18

Triumphant 20th Anniversary Bathroom Reader ............9

Golden Plunger Awards................................................17

Ultimate Bathroom Reader...........................................10

Great Big......................................................................10

Ultimate Challenge Trivia Quiz.......................................17

Great Lives...................................................................15

Under the Slimy Sea for Kids Only!...............................13

History..........................................................................15

Universe.......................................................................15

History Again................................................................15

Unsinkable Bathroom Reader.........................................9

Hollywood....................................................................14

Unstoppable Bathroom Reader......................................9

Horse Lover’s Companion............................................17

Wild & Woolly Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!.............13

Instant Genius..........................................................8, 17

WISE UP!.....................................................................16

Instant Genius: Smart Mouths........................................8

Wonderful World of Odd...............................................16

Jingle Bell Christmas....................................................17

Word Search................................................................11

Journal.........................................................................18

World’s Gone Crazy........................................................2

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