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Funny Books


Amato, Mary. Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life: The Riot Brothers Tell All.
There's no end to the trouble when your brother is your best friend.

Anderson, M.T. Whales on Stilts!
A mutant whale wants to take over the world.

Atwater, Richard. Mr. Popper's Penguins.
When a penguin is delivered to Mr. Popper, his whole family is turned upside down.

Avi. S.O.R. Losers.
The worst soccer team in the history of the South Orange River School has a secret to their "success."

Clements, Andrew. Frindle.
Why does it have to be called a "pen," when it could just as easily be called a "frindle?"

Colfer, Eoin. The Legend of Spud Murphy.
The Woodman brothers try to make sure Spud Murphy, the librarian, doesn't hit them with her potato gun for breaking the rules.

Coville, Bruce. Juliet Dove, Queen of Love.
When plain Juliet is given an amulet, all the boys fall in love with her. If only she could get the amulet off!

Cox, Judy. Weird Stories From The Lonesome Cafe.
Uncle Clem says that nothing ever happens at his diner, but when Bigfoot starts work as a short order cook and Elvis and Santa come in for lunch, Sam has to disagree.

Curtis, Christopher Paul. Mr. Chickee's Funny Money.
When Mr. Chickee gives Steven a quadrillion dollar bill (that's a one followed by fifteen zeroes), life gets very interesting.

Dahl, Roald. BFG.
Sophie is kidnapped from her bed by a Big Friendly Giant.

Derby, Kenneth. The Top 10 Ways To Ruin The First Day of 5th Grade.
Tony Baloney gets into hilarious jams to try to get on Dave Letterman's show.

Doyle, Roddy. The Giggler Treatment.
What is Mr. Mack about to step in?!

Edwards, Wallace. Monkey Business.
Really cool illustrations show such idioms as, "Eating one's words."

Feiffer, Jules. A Room With A Zoo.
Julie really wants a dog, but since she can't have one until she's 10 1/2, she'll make do with her cat, hamster, fish, and turtle.

Fine, Anne. Diary of a  Killer Cat.
Poor misunderstood Tuffy.

Gilson, Jamie. Bug in a Rug.
A visit from Uncle Ken and Aunt Nannie could spoil even the best day, but when the class gets mealworms to study, the day turns out to be even worse than expected.

Harper, Charise Mericle. Fashion Kitty.
An accident transforms Kiki into Fashion Kitty, whose superpowers allow her to help with fashion emergencies.

Horvath, Polly. Everything on a Waffle.
After her parents are lost at sea, Primrose Squarp finds refuge and advice at the local diner where everything is served on a waffle.

King-Smith, Dick. Babe the Gallant Pig.
Babe the pig is adopted by an old sheep dog and proves he has the skills to be a great "sheep pig."

Klise, Kate. Letters from Camp.
Camp Happy Harmony isn't really happy or harmonious.

Linz, Kathi. Chickens May Not Cross The Road, and Other Crazy (But True) Laws.
Did you know that in International Falls, MN, it's against the law for cats to chase dogs up telephone poles?

Lowry, Lois. Gooney Bird Greene.
Gooney Bird Greene is an unusual second grader who loves to tell her class true stories about herself.

Marshall, James. Rats on the Roof and Other Stories.
These stories about animals will keep you laughing.

Paulsen, Gary. How Angel Peterson Got His Name: And Other Outrageous Tales About Extreme Sports.
Gary Paulsen remembers growing up in a small town where he and his friends had to make their own fun -- from hang gliding to wrestling with a bear.

Peck, Richard. Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts.
After Miss Myrt dies, Russell's sister takes over teaching in the one-room schoolhouse. Will Russell and his classmates survive?

Pinkwater, Daniel. Hoboken Chicken Emergency.
Hijinks ensue when Arthur goes out to get a Thanksgiving turkey and comes home with a 266 pound chicken.

Prelutsky, Jack. It's Raining Pigs & Noodles.
This collection of humorous poems will make you cry laughing.

Prelutsky, Jack, Ed. For Laughing Out Loud: Poems To Tickle Your Funnybone.
Poems about bananas, sharks, dodoes, and more!

Rockwell, Thomas. How To Eat Fried Worms.
Billy lost a bet: now he has to eat 15 worms in 15 days. Can he do it?

Scieszka, Jon. Science Verse.
As the teacher drones on about "the poetry of science," a boy's every thought comes in rhyme.

Silverstein, Shel. Runny Babbit: A Billy Sook.
Runny Babbit is a billy sook of poems about a billy sunny and his family.

Spearman, Andy. Barry, Boyhound.
Meet fighting fleas, confused parents, and a boy who's turned into a dog.

 

Funny Series


Benton, Jim. Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist.
Fran thinks that everyone should want to be a mad scientist when they grow up.

Benton, Jim. Dear Dumb Diary.
This book explores the trials and tribulations of being part of the "in" crowd.

Blume, Judy. Fudge.
Hilarious stories about Peter Hatcher, his brother Fudge, and his baby sister Tootsie.

Cleary, Beverly. Ramona.
Follow the ups and downs of Ramona Quimby, from her first day of kindergarten through the end of fourth grade.

Danziger, Paula. Amber Brown.
Amusing anecdotes as Amber Brown (who is not a crayon) deals with living in two households.

Erickson, John R. Hank the Cowdog.
Hank's animal antics act as amusement in solving his cases.

Fitzgerald, John D. The Great Brain.
Tom employs clever and conniving ways to have fun, make money, and even catch some bad guys.

Gantos, Jack. Jack.
Join Jack, whose life is just plain weird, in his hilarious misadventures.

Gownley, Jimmy. Amelia Rules.
Amelia struggles to find her place in an odd group after her parents divorce and she and her mom move to a new town.

Hale, Bruce. Chet Gecko: Private Eye.
Chet and his partner Natalie Attired solve mysteries at their school.

Holm, Jennifer L., and Matthew Holm. Babymouse.
This imaginative young mouse will have you laughing and cheering.

Howe, James and Deborah. Bunnicula.
Chester the cat notices some very strange things happening to the Monroe family's new rabbit Bunnicula.

Lowry, Lois. Anastasia.
Meet Anastasia Krupnik: she's smart, sassy, and has a very interesting family!

Mason, Simon. The Quigleys.
The Quigley family has many madcap escapades.

McDonald, Megan. Judy Moody.
Judy's a third-grader with a brother named Stink, a cat named Mouse, and a Venus flytrap named Jaws.

Nolan, Lucy. Down Girl and Sit.
Down Girl and Sit must save the world from newspaper carriers, delivery people, squirrels, and birds. Good thing these dogs are smarter than squirrels.

Robertson, Keith. Henry Reed.
Follow Henry and Margaret's comical escapades.

Sachar, Louis. Wayside School.
Wacky stories of the teachers and students of The Wayside School.

Scieszka, Jon. Time Warp Trio.
Joe, Fred, and Sam have adventures while traveling through time, thanks to a magical birthday present.

Snicket, Lemony. A Series of Unfortunate Events.
The Baudelaire orphans use their inventing, research, and biting skills to evade Count Olaf and unravel the mystery of the VFD.

Wesley, Valerie Wilson. Willimena Rules.
Willimena gets into amusing predicaments and finds creative ways to get out of them.