Humor

  • Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger

    Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend--Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis--and world domination.

  • The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch

    Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest.

  • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

    Liam has always felt a bit like he's stuck between two worlds. This is primarily because he's a twelve-year-old kid who looks like he's about thirty.

  • N.E.R.D.S.: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society by Michael Buckley

    NERDS features a group of unpopular students who run a spy network from inside their school. With the help of cutting-edge science, their nerdy qualities are enhanced and transformed into incredible abilities!

  • Cheesie Mack is Not a Genius or Anything by Stephen L. Cotler

    Ronald "Cheesie" Mack is not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened before, during, and after fifth-grade graduation, and he's written it all down in his own unique and hilarious way--with lots of lists, drawings, and splenderful (that's splendid plus wonderful! ) made-up words.

  • Matilda by Roald Dahl

    Matilda is a genius. Unfortunately, her family treats her like a dolt. But it's not long before the sweet and sensitive child decides to fight back.

  • The Homework Machine by Dan Gutman

    The unlikely foursome made up of a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker -- Brenton, Sam "Snick,", Judy and Kelsey, respectively, -- are bound together by one very big secret: the homework machine.

  • Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell

    Emmy was a good girl. She really was a little too good. Which is why she liked to sit by the Rat. The Rat was not good at all.

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney

    It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.

  • The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry

    Following the models set in lauded tales from A Christmas Carol to Mary Poppins, the four Willoughby kids hope to attain their proscribed happy ending, or at least a satisfyingly maudlin one.

  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald

    The incomparable Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children good or bad and never scolds but has positive cures for Answer-Backers, Never-Want-to-Go-to-Bedders, and other boys and girls with strange habits.

  • Homer Price by Robert McCloskey

    Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage.

  • The Adventures of Sir Lancelot the Great by Gerald Morris

    Of the worthy Knights of the Round Table, there was never one so fearless, so chivalrous, so ... shiny, as Sir Lancelot, who was quite good at defending the helpless, just as long as he'd had his afternoon nap.

  • Soup by Robert Newton Peck

    The adventures and misadventures of two boys growing up in a small Vermont town.

  • Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce

    Big Nate is in a class by himself! But things don't always go your way just because you're awesome.

  • The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel by Dav Pilkey

    In this hilarious superhero spoof, two fourth graders named George and Harold hypnotize the school principal and turn him into a hero of their own creation-Captain Underpants.

  • The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex

    It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin.

  • Dork Diaries: Tales of a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Russell

    It's Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls in this hilarious new novel! Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school.

  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

    Meet Mrs. Gorf, the teacher who turns the students in Wayside School into apples.

  • The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket

    It is good fortune that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are as sturdy and resilient as they are, for ahead of these three children lies a seemingly infinite series of unfortunate events.