We located a septet of books coming out this spring whose titles seemed silly enough for special recognition.

Mostly Likely to Make Your Skin Crawl: Barnaby the Bedbug Detective by Catherine Stier, illus. by Karen Sapp (Albert Whitman)

Worst Excuse in a Title, Ever: My Homework Ate My Homework by Patrick Jennings (Egmont USA)

Most Ambiguous Compliment (or Insult): You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle (HarperTeen)

Party We’re Least Apt to Attend: Potty Palooza by Rachel Gordon and Claudia Gold, M.D., illus. by Sarah Bergmann (Workman)

Least Reassuring Title: My Crocodile Does Not Bite by Joe Kulka (Lerner/Carolrhoda)

Punniest Wordplay: Ship Out of Luck by Neal Shusterman (Penguin/Dutton)

Best Motivation for Furniture Destruction: What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World by Henry Clark (Little, Brown)