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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Humorous Books for Middle Graders

There are a lot of good humorous books for middle-grade kids to pick up at the library. Book series like Diary of a Wimpy KidDork Diaries, Middle School, Big Nate and Dog Man are well-known among kid readers. Here are some less well known graphic novels and chapter books that may tickle your funny bone and tell a great story.

Graphic Novels

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
A misfit girl and her brother deal with the struggles of a Russian summer camp. A story about the awkwardness and struggles of being a pre-teen stuck at summer camp.

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown
Lucy and Andy are two siblings that get in a ton of trouble that have to deal with a lot of kid problems but they do it 40,000 years in the past! A fun new series written by the author of the popular Jedi Academy series Jeffrey Brown.

Chapter Fiction

Best Babysitters Ever by Caroline Cala
Three seventh grade friends inspired by an old copy of “the Babysitter’s Club” decide to start their own babysitter’s club to earn money for a party. Unlimited snacks, no parents, and a couple of snotty kids what could go wrong?

The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John
Two authors famous for their hilarious picture books are working together to write a funny book about two small town kids out to prove who is the best prankster in Yawnee Valley.

Belly Up (FunJungle #1) by Stuart Gibbs
FunJungle is an exotic animal amusement park recently opened when Henry the Hippo goes “belly up”. On the case is 12-year-old Teddy who thinks it would be fun to see an animal autopsy but discovers that the hippo’s death might have been some sort of foul play. Be ready for a kid friendly murder mystery with lots of animal poo. Did I mention animal poo?

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephen Pastis
This is a story of the CEO of a detective agency named Timmy Failure and his partner Total who admit to solve crimes in the Portland area. Of course it is important to note that Timmy Failure is an 11-year-old boy who misses obvious clues and Total is an imaginary 1,500 pound polar bear. Total Failure Detective Agency at your service! Now a Disney+ tv movie.