• 30 Days of No Gossip
    Mix
    Faris, Stephanie
    30 Days of No Gossip
    Mix
    Faris, Stephanie
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 18, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
    Can a middle school gossip queen change her ways, or will she lose her BFF for good? Find out in this M!X original novel. Maddie Evans prides herself on being the gossip queen of Troy Middle School. She is the first person her classmates go to when they need the latest news on the ins-and-outs of TMS—and Maddie never disappoints. Her best friend since birth, Vi, isn’t crazy about Maddie’s penchant for passing on rumors, but it’s never been an issue in their friendship. Until the day Maddie lets slip who Vi is crushing on—in front of her crush. Vi is furious, and she confronts Maddie with an ultimatum: no gossip for 30 days, or twelve years of sisterhood goes down the drain. Maddie agrees, but only a week into the challenge, she gets one of the juiciest pieces of gossip EVER—something that could affect the future of the school. Will she be able to keep her mouth shut and tame her ways? Or will she be left standing alone with no one to hear her stories?… More
  • Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power
    Caparo, Antonio Javier, Pogue, David
    Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power
    Caparo, Antonio Javier, Pogue, David
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: April 27, 2010
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
    SILLY MAGICAL POWERS, KIDS ON THE RUN. In a whimsical debut novel from the populartechnology writer. One day, Abby Carnelia, ordinary sixth grader, realizes she has a magical power. Okay, it’s not a fancy one (she can make a hard-boiled egg spin by tugging on her ears). But it’s the only one she has, and it’s enough to launch her into an adventure where she meets a host of kids with similarly silly powers, becomes a potential guinea pig for a drug company, and hatches a daring plan for escape.Kids will be dying to unearth their own magical powers after reading this whimsical debut by tech personality David Pogue.… More
  • Accidental Accomplice
    Rabbids Invasion
    Mather, Daniel, Lewman, David
    Accidental Accomplice
    Rabbids Invasion
    Mather, Daniel, Lewman, David
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 9, 2014
    Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    In this third book in the hilarious and zany illustrated chapter book series, Agent Glyker’s quest to uncover the Rabbids’ secrets continues! Agent Glyker of the SGAII-RD (Secret Government Agency for the Investigation of Intruders, Rabbid Division) has just been promoted to Secret Agent Second Class, and that means one thing: he now has his very own key to the Closet of Super-Secret Spy Gadgets. With all those neat devices at his disposal, he’s sure to capture a Rabbid in no time…right? Agent Glyker soon discovers that capturing a Rabbid won’t be as easy as he had hoped because while he has gained gadgets, the Rabbids have gained an ally. A very crafty, cunning ally named Courtney. She may look like an innocent teenager, but Agent Glyker is sure that Courtney is helping the Rabbids with their top-secret plan…whatever that may be! Peek into Glyker’s top-secret files and laugh along as the Rabbids stay one step ahead of the bumbling agent…for now! Rabbids TM & © 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. … More
  • Adventures of Nanny Piggins
    Nanny Piggins
    Spratt, R. A.
    Adventures of Nanny Piggins
    Nanny Piggins
    Spratt, R. A.
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: October 2, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Mary Poppins meets Babe in this hilarious novel about three children under the watch of their wonderfully quirky nanny, who happens to be a pig! Yes, a pig. A fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget. Paired with Dan Santat's charming illustrations, comedian and children's TV writer R.A. Spratt's wildly funny debut novel will have adults and kids alike laughing and rooting for the feisty porcine nanny and her three lovable human charges.… More
  • Alien Attack!
    MacDonald, Alan
    Alien Attack!
    MacDonald, Alan
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: April 9, 2015
    Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
    Welcome back to Mighty High the school for superheroes. Stan and his friends are so busy preparing for their Heroes exams and having flying lessons that no one seems to realise that Miles has been abducted by aliens! Can fully-fledged superhero Captain Courageous lend a hand or will their fates be decided by a piece of bionic bubble gum? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.… More
  • Aliens Ate My Homework
    Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol
    Coville, Bruce
    Aliens Ate My Homework
    Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol
    Coville, Bruce
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 18, 2014
    Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER! "I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why, when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only answer he can: "Aliens ate my homework, Miss Maloney!" Of course, no one believes Rod this time, so they don't bother to ask him why the aliens are here. It's just as well, since he is sworn to silence about their secret mission and the fact that he has been drafted to help them!… More
  • Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night
    Alvin Ho
    Look, Lenore
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: April 9, 2013
    Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Here is the fifth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, has started to notice his mother getting bigger . . . and bigger. Alvin's sure it's all the mochi cakes she's been eating, but it turns out she's pregnant! There are lots of scary things about babies, as everybody knows. There's learning CPR for the newborn and changing diapers (no way). But the scariest thing of all is the fact that the baby could be a GIRL. As a result of the stress, Alvin puts on a few pounds and—in one hilarious misunderstanding—worries that he might actually be pregnant, too!From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
  • Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes
    Alvin Ho
    Look, Lenore
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: September 28, 2010
    Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Here's the third book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin Ho, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything. For example, what could possibly be so scary about a birthday party? Let Alvin explain:• You might be dressed for bowling . . . but everyone else is dressed for swimming. • You could get mistaken for the piñata.• You could eat too much cake. • You could throw up. So when Alvin receives an invitation to a party—a girl’s party—how will he ever survive?From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday“Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post… More
  • Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
    Alvin Ho
    Look, Lenore
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: June 23, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Here's the second book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
  • Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances
    Alvin Ho
    Look, Lenore
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: September 13, 2011
    Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    A fearful second grader in Concord, Massachusetts, learns about death when his grandfather's best friend passes away and he offers to accompany his grandfather to the funeral.… More
  • Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
    Alvin Ho
    Look, Lenore
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: July 8, 2008
    Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
  • Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions
    Alvin Ho
    Look, Lenore
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: August 5, 2014
    Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Here’s the sixth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader who’s afraid of everything, is taking his fears to a whole new level—or should we say, continent. On a trip to introduce brand-new baby Ho to relatives in China, Alvin’s anxiety is at fever pitch. First there’s the harrowing 16-hour plane ride; then there’s a whole slew of cultural differences to contend with: eating lunch food for breakfast, kung fu lessons, and acupuncture treatment (yikes!). Not to mention the crowds that make it easy for a small boy to get lost.From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday   “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York Post… More
  • Amazing Incredibull
    Welcome to Bermooda!
    Litwin, Mike
    Amazing Incredibull
    Welcome to Bermooda!
    Litwin, Mike
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: October 6, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Chuck and Dakota win a chance to visit the studio of reclusive artist and storyteller Norman Redmane, the creator of IncrediBull, a cowmic book about a flying supercow from beyond the moon. But during the calves' visit, Norman gets bonked on the head . . . HARD. When he comes to, bad news: He thinks he IS IncrediBull. Worse news: He thinks Dakota is his superstrong sidekick, Fantasti-Calf. … More
  • Amazing Odorous Adventures of Stinky Dog
    Tales from the House of Bunnicula
    Howe, James
    Amazing Odorous Adventures of Stinky Dog
    Tales from the House of Bunnicula
    Howe, James
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: January 15, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
    Dear possible reader of this book, What's faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a pound of Gorgonzola cheese? It's Stinky Dog, the hero of my new book. By a stroke of fate (or is it destiny?) the lovable (not to mention cute) Howie Monroe is transformed into Stinky Dog, protector of the innocent. (Don't worry, he's still lovable.) (Not to mention cute.) The secret of Stinky Dog's power is Super Stench -- an odor so strong it can bend steel! (Am I good or what?) Joined by a smart-mouthed sidekick, a sparrow named Little D, Stinky Dog tries to save Center City from villainous, low-life, miserable, rotten, wicked, kindergarten-scissors-stealing gangs who roam the streets, knocking down little old ladies and running off with their handbags! Your friend, Howie… More
  • Amazing Wilmer Dooley : A Mumpley Middle School Mystery
    Montalvo, Rodolfo, Dewitt, Fowler
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 26, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
    Hoping to impress Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria, seventh-grader-to-be Wilmer Dooley enters the state science fair, where he encounters his arch nemesis, Claudius, who may be planning something terribly sinister.… More
  • Amelia Writes Again
    Amelia
    Moss, Marissa
    Amelia Writes Again
    Amelia
    Moss, Marissa
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 14, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Can Amelia share her life without sharing her journal? A series favorite is now available in paperback! Amelia’s sister Cleo gives her a new notebook as a tenth birthday present, and Amelia can’t wait to fill it with all her secret thoughts and drawings. But when her best friend Leah wants to read her notebook, Amelia is torn: Sometimes secrets are better when shared with friends, but other secrets are private. How can Amelia keep her friend from feeling left out while still saving some secrets for herself? This popular installment of the bestselling Amelia series is now available for the first time as a paperback, making Amelia’s antics available to a wide new audience of young readers.… More
  • Amelia's Bully Survival Guide
    Amelia
    Moss, Marissa
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 14, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Amelia stands up for her herself—and against the class bully—in this series favorite. Now available in paperback! Amelia is not about to let the class bully get the best of her—that’s just not Amelia’s way! But Amelia can’t help feeling defenseless against mean-girl Hilary, who seems to have one nasty thing to say after another. But when Amelia attends camp, she gains the confidence she needs to speak up. In her honest and engaging way, Amelia describes what it is like to get tough and stand up for yourself! This popular installment of the bestselling Amelia series is now available for the first time as a paperback, making Amelia available to a wide new audience of young readers.… More
  • Answer My Prayer
    Hite, Sid
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: August 25, 2015
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
    "Hite blends the ordinary with the exciting and then adds a dollop of the miraculous.... Important issues, ones of love, faith, art, ecology, are raised here but center to this mosaic are the characters, who make all the pieces fit." -- Booklist , starred review… More
  • Any Boy but You
    North Pole, Minnesota
    Hammerle, Julie
    Any Boy but You
    North Pole, Minnesota
    Hammerle, Julie
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: February 13, 2017
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
    Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game. The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect. When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.Books in the North Pole, Minnesota seriesAny Boy but YouArtificial SweetheartsApproximately Yours… More
  • Anyway : A Story With 138 Footnotes, a Few Exaggerations, and 1 Plate of Spaghetti
    Salm, Arthur
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 1, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Reinventing yourself takes humor, heart, and a TON of footnotes! Max is a good kid—but you wouldn’t know that if you met him at the boring family camp his parents dragged him to over the summer. There, for a few exciting weeks, Max reinvents himself as “Mad Max” and gains a bad-boy reputation for being daring, cool, and fearless. But when Max returns home, he finds it’s easier to be fearless with strangers than it is among friends, and he is not particularly proud of the way his behavior over the summer hurt people. Can he find away to merge his adventurous alter ego with his true identity as a good guy? Peppered with humorous handwritten footnotes and doodles throughout, Anyway* perfectly captures the viewpoint of a young teen doing his best to find his place in the world—and an ideal balance between wise guy and wimp.… More
  • Attack of the 50-ft. Cupid
    Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
    Benton, Jim
    Attack of the 50-ft. Cupid
    Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist
    Benton, Jim
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: April 30, 2013
    Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
    When Franny's new lab assistant turns out to be all thumbs--or all paws--and accidentally looses a giant, fifty-foot, arrow-shooting cupid, it is entirely up to Franny to save the day. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo.… More
  • Attack of the Growling Eyeballs
    Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
    Oliver, Lin
    Attack of the Growling Eyeballs
    Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
    Oliver, Lin
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 23, 2009
    Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
    Daniel Funk, who lives with three sisters, his mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, has always wanted a brother, and when he suddenly shrinks to the size of a toe, he discovers that he has a twin brother who is the same size. Reprint.… More
  • Attack of the Mutant Underwear
    Birdseye, Tom
    eBook
    Publisher: Open Road Media
    Published: July 15, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    At a new school where no one knows him, Cody Lee Carson has resolved to become cool-but as it turns out, that may be harder than he thoughtCody Lee Carson is a changed man. When his parents move him to Benton, Oregon, for his fifth grade year, Cody is determined to stop being his boring, bozo-brained old self and start being the supercool, supersmart, superawesome guy he knows he can be-especially since no one in Benton knows about the incident in fourth grade when his pants fell down during a school play and everyone saw his Tweety Bird underwear. And Cody's plan works! His new teacher loves.… More
  • Avery Mcshane
    Lyons, Greg
    Avery Mcshane
    Lyons, Greg
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: March 1, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
    Hi! My name is Avery McShane. I live smack dab in the middle of nowhere in Venezuela. My best friends are Billy, Todd and my dog, Mati. Our adventures started when the bad guy Pablo Malo caught us trespassing and shot Todd in the butt with his shotgun full of rock salt . . . From then on everything got a mite out of control! Things got blown up, folks got kidnapped and there was a heckuva lot more gunplay - just like in my favourite western movies. Looking back, it was a pretty cool adventure, so that's why I've told the story. I really hope you like it!… More
  • Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow
    Bad Kitty
    Bruel, Nick
    Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow
    Bad Kitty
    Bruel, Nick
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 6, 2016
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    It's snowing. Kitty has never seen snow. So Kitty looks it up on the computer.Snow is wet.Snow is cold.Snow is slippery.Okay. Bad Kitty can handle this. She'll just put on her snow gear and try. . .in Nick Bruel's Bad Kitty Does Not Like Snow.… More
  • Bad Kitty Does Not Like Video Games
    Bad Kitty
    Bruel, Nick
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: September 6, 2016
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    All Kitty wants to do is play her favorite video game. But Kitty has been playing her video game for FIVE hours. Now it's time for Kitty to:go outside,draw a picture, read a book,do anything other than play video games.Kitty doesn't want to do any of these things. . . but eventually she does anyway, and discovers that some things are way more fun than video games.… More
  • Bad Kitty Takes the Test
    Bad Kitty
    Bruel, Nick
    Bad Kitty Takes the Test
    Bad Kitty
    Bruel, Nick
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: January 3, 2017
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    It's something everyone has to do at least once. Kitty is no different. In this new edition of the beloved, bestselling Bad Kitty series from author-illustrator Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty takes. . . the test!Based on her previous bad behavior, the Society of Cat Aptitude has determined that Kitty is not only a bad kitty but a bad cat. In order to redeem her feline status, Kitty must take an aptitude test to determine if she deserves to be a cat. If she fails, she will no longer be able to be a cat. With the help of Chatty Kitty, who is the instructor at Cat School, and Uncle Murray, who thinks he's just there to renew his driver's license, Kitty learns all about being a cat and a little about herself.… More
  • Barftastic Life of Louie Burger
    The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger
    Meyerhoff, Jenny
    Barftastic Life of Louie Burger
    The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger
    Meyerhoff, Jenny
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: June 4, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Fifth grader Louie Burger figures that with a goofy name like his, he must be destined to be a king of comedy like his idol Lou Lafferman. But he’s only ever performed his stand-up act in his closet, where he and his dad created the most exclusive comedy club ever—if by “exclusive” you mean that no one’s ever allowed inside. With the school talent show coming up, Louie’s wondering if now is his moment to kill (that’s comedian talk for “make actual people laugh”). And maybe, if he brings down the house, he’ll win back his former best friend Nick—who seems to be turning into one of those annoying sporty types—and fend off his dad’s home-improvement obsession, which threatens to remodel Louie’s comedy closet into a private bedroom for his older sister. Barftrocious! … More
  • Bears on Hemlock Mountain
    Dalgliesh, Alice
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 3, 2012
    Categories: Young Adult, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    “There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, No bears, no bears at all...” Or so young Jonathan is told by the grown-ups as he sets out alone over Hemlock Mountain. But as Jonathan discovers on that cold winter night, grown-ups don’t always know.... And there are bears on Hemlock Mountain!… More
  • Best Friends (Until Someone Better Comes Along)
    Mix
    Downing, Erin
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: April 8, 2014
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    In this M!X original, Izzy is used to being queen bee—but will she ditch her mean girl status for a chance at true friendship? Isabella Caravella is dreading summer. She doesn’t want to spend a month at a lakeside resort with her parents and the families of her dad’s coworkers, especially when she discovers that two of the kids go to her school. She thinks Bailey and Ava are beyond weird—and they’re not exactly thrilled to see Izzy, either. Izzy has been their tormentor, the leader of the pack of girls who made their first year of middle school so unpleasant. Once Izzy discovers that the other kids have been spending their summers together for years and she’s the outsider, she realizes she’s going to have to change her bossy, stubborn ways if she wants to fit in. Bailey and Ava turn out to be kind and welcoming, and Izzy actually wishes she were more like them. Back home, Izzy knows that things are probably going to be different. Ava and Bailey were great summer friends—but are they really forever friends? Can Izzy prove that she really does have the potential to be a true friend? Or is she stuck playing the mean girl forever?… More
  • Better Nate Than Ever
    Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
    Better Nate Than Ever
    Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 5, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Slate Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical . Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical , and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” ( Publishers Weekly ) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.… More
  • Big Fat Manifesto
    Vaught, Susan
    Big Fat Manifesto
    Vaught, Susan
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: July 15, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Jamie is a senior in high school and, like so many kids in that year, doing too much—including trying to change the world—and fighting for her rights as a very fat girl. And not quietly: she's writing a column every week in the paper with her thoughts and fears and gripes. As her column raises all kinds of questions, so too, must she find her own private way in her world, with love popping up in an unexpected place, and satisfaction in her size losing ground to real frustration. Tapping into her own experience losing weight, her training as a psychotherapist, and the current fascination in the media for teens who are trying drastic weight-loss measures including surgery, Susan Vaught's searing and hilarious prose will grip readers of all sizes, leaving them eager to hear more. … More
  • Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
    Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
    Sharpe, Luke
    Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
    Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
    Sharpe, Luke
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 26, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Meet Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and discover all of his wild and wacky inventions in this start to a hilarious middle grade series! Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old CEO of Sure Things, Inc. and genius inventor of the All Ball, a ball that turns into different sports balls with the push of a button. Now Billy wants to help other kids achieve their inventing dreams just like he has! So Billy is hosting an online contest for other kid-inventors to share their inventions, and the winning submission will be produced by his company. Ideas like the Sibling Silencer, No-Wash Socks, and a pencil that does all your work start pouring in. With so many great ideas, how is Billy supposed to pick a winner? And that’s not all. Billy also has to keep the secret that could take him from hero to zero in a flash if anyone found out. Can Billy Sure find a way to stay on top of the world and help other kids achieve their dreams at the same time? Each book in this series includes Billy’s drawings and doodles of inventions and more!… More
  • Blast Off!
    Alien in My Pocket
    Ball, Nate
    Blast Off!
    Alien in My Pocket
    Ball, Nate
    eBook
    Publisher: HarperCollins
    Published: January 7, 2014
    Categories: Children, 6-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
    The adventure begins in this exciting new chapter book series, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment! When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack is sure he's about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien it's up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world. With illustrations on every spread, a how-to on launching a rocket, fun scientific facts, and the hilarious adventures of Zack and Amp, this book is the perfect gift for any young reader! Supports the Common Core State Standards … More
  • Blimpo
    Circles of Heck
    Basye, Dale E.
    Blimpo
    Circles of Heck
    Basye, Dale E.
    eBook
    Publisher: Random House Digital
    Published: May 11, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
    Eleven-year-old Milton Fauster puts aside his own escape plans to help his sister, Marlo, who is in training to be an underworld secretary, and his best friend, Virgil, who is stuck in the circle of Heck reserved for overweight children.… More
  • Boy Who Cried Fish
    Fizzlebert Stump
    A. F. Harrold
    Boy Who Cried Fish
    Fizzlebert Stump
    A. F. Harrold
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
    Published: February 13, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Fizzlebert Stump lives in a circus. His mum's a clown, his best friend is a bearded boy, and he sticks his head in a lion's mouth every night. Other than that, he's pretty normal. When Fish the sea lion goes missing Fizzlebert tracks down the runaway beast to the Aquarium, with its piratical owner Admiral Spratt-Haddock, invisible octopus, and colour-coded fish. But the Aquarium has problems of its own. Fish (not Fish the sea lion, fish . Keep up.) are going missing, and the Admiral blames the circus. Can Fizzlebert solve the mystery, avoid an over-enthusiastic crocodile, and find his friend? … More
  • Boy Who Howled
    Power, Timothy
    Boy Who Howled
    Power, Timothy
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: October 26, 2010
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
    As far back as Callum can really remember, he's been living in the Wild as the furless mascot of a wolf pack. But when his pack sends him back to live with his own kind-humans-fitting in is quite a challenge. He doesn't remember English very well, so he accidentally says his name is "Clam." He's spent most of his life eating fresh-killed elk, so dining with vegetarians is tricky. And when he tries to impress the Alpha student in the school cafeteria by stealing food, people seem offended! A mix of wildness and humor, Timothy Power's inventive writing makes him a debut author to watch. And Callum's quest to find his place in a strange world will have readers rooting for him-when they're not howling with laughter.… More
  • Boys Are Dogs
    Annabelle Unleashed
    Margolis, Leslie
    Boys Are Dogs
    Annabelle Unleashed
    Margolis, Leslie
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: August 9, 2010
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Upon seeing how the boys at Birchwood Middle School behave, Annabelle decides that the training methods she is using on her little new puppy is exactly what is needed to tame the boys who roam wild in the hallways of her new school. Reprint.… More
  • Bringing Down the Mouse
    Mezrich, Ben
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 24, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Charlie Lewis goes on a roller coaster ride of risk, math, and gaming in this middle grade novel that parallels the New York Times bestselling Bringing Down the House , which inspired the movie 21 with Kevin Spacey. Charlie Lewis is a nerd. All he’s ever been good at is math—and he’s really good at math. So good that he’s recruited by a group of kids determined to game the system at the biggest theme park in the world—and win the grand prize. Soon Charlie is caught up in the excitement and thrill of using his math skills for awesomeness…but what’s at stake may be more than he’s willing to risk. How far will Charlie go for a chance at the ultimate reward?… More
  • Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare
    Wallace, Carol, Wallace, Bill
    Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare
    Wallace, Carol, Wallace, Bill
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 12, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
    After watching a young boy and girl ski down the mountain, Bub Moose decides he wants to try it as well and so recruits his friends, otters Joe Bob and Linda Sue, Chippy the beaver, and Snow the wolf puppy to help him, yet when a grumpy grizzly shows up, their fun activity is temporarily interrupted. Children's BOMC. Reprint.… More
  • Bud Barkin, Private Eye
    Tales from the House of Bunnicula
    Howe, James
    Bud Barkin, Private Eye
    Tales from the House of Bunnicula
    Howe, James
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: January 15, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
    Having had several disagreements with his co-writer Delilah, Howie decides to work alone on his next project and becomes determined that his original tale of an adventurous dog detective and his many crime-fighting adventures will win him the Newbony award. Reprint.… More
  • Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon
    Bunjitsu Bunny
    Himmelman, John
    Bunjitsu Bunny Jumps to the Moon
    Bunjitsu Bunny
    Himmelman, John
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 11, 2016
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Isabel is the best bunjitsu artist in her class. She can throw farther, kick higher, and hit harder than anybunny else. But her strongest weapon is her mind!This third Bunjitsu Bunny book follows Isabel as she makes friends, faces her fears, and more!… More
  • Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
    Bunjitsu Bunny
    Himmelman, John
    Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
    Bunjitsu Bunny
    Himmelman, John
    eBook
    Publisher: Macmillan
    Published: October 13, 2015
    Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Short Stories
    As Isabel, the best bunjitsu artist in her class, continues to practice her skills, she also grows in her understanding of how to use her strongest weapon—her mind. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
    Howe, James
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: December 20, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
    When the celebrated author of fright, M. T. Graves, comes to stay at the Monroe house as part of Pete's prize for winning a school contest, Chester the cat is fearful of the writer's pet crow whom appears to have its beady-eyes constantly focused on his dear friend, Bunnicula. Reprint.… More
  • Captain Awesome and the New Kid
    Captain Awesome
    Kirby, Stan
    Captain Awesome and the New Kid
    Captain Awesome
    Kirby, Stan
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: May 8, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
    Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man must decide if new student Sally Williams is friend or foe in this third Captain Awesome story. MI-TEE! Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are up to their old tricks...saving the universe through the defeat of one bad guy at a time. From Mr. Drools to Dr. Spinach, evil doesn’t stand a chance in Sunnyview! But when a new student named Sally Williams joins Ms. Beasley’s class, the boys wonder if she is friend or foe. Eugene also contemplates inviting a new feline friend to join the Squad… much to Turbo’s disapproval.      With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!… More
  • Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
    Captain Awesome
    Kirby, Stan
    Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
    Captain Awesome
    Kirby, Stan
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 15, 2014
    Categories: Children, 4-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
    Captain Awesome is up against his greatest villain yet when he’s stuck with a babysitter for an entire weekend. Will the Sunnyview Superhero Squad prevail? Eugene McGillicudy’s parents are going away for the weekend, and they have just said the most horrible, ear-splitting words an eight-year-old boy could hear: “Your babysitter will be here any minute.” NO! How will Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad hold their top-secret evil-fighting meetings? How will the superheroes even be able to protect Sunnyview if Captain Awesome is constantly being monitored? And when the babysitter makes Eugene do things like eat all the broccoli on his plate, and won’t let him call his best friend Charlie (aka Nacho Cheese Man), Eugene is sure she’s a villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself (oh, and his little sister) from the evil babysitter? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
  • Captain Awesome, Soccer Star
    Captain Awesome
    Kirby, Stan
    Captain Awesome, Soccer Star
    Captain Awesome
    Kirby, Stan
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 28, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
    It’s soccer season in Sunnyview and Captain Awesome and Nacho Cheese Man are ready to play! All superheroes are spectacular at sports...right? Eugene McGillicudy and Charlie Thomas Jones can’t wait to join Sunnyview’s eight-year-old soccer team. These superhero pals have no doubt that they will lead the team to victory. MI-TEE! But when Captain Awesome’s (aka Eugene’s) soccer skills prove to be less than super and his dad decides to coach the team, Captain Awesome starts to wonder if the Sunnyview Megabytes have what it takes to defeat the Westville Kickers. With easy-to-read text and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers!… More
  • Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
    The Brixton Brothers
    Barnett, Mac
    Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity
    The Brixton Brothers
    Barnett, Mac
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: October 6, 2009
    Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
    Steve Brixton always wanted to be a detective... until he found out he already WAS one. It all starts here: The thrilling story of Steve Bixton's first case. Our hero has a national treasure to recover, a criminal mastermind to unmask, and a social studies report due Monday -- all while on the run from cops, thugs, and secret-agent librarians. Since when can librarians rappel from helicopters? Does Steve have any brothers or sisters? If not, then why is this series called The Brixton Brothers? You will solve all these mysteries and many more by the time you finish The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity . We think you'll agree: Steve Brixton's first adventure is his best adventure yet.… More
  • Case of the Weird Blue Chicken : The Next Misadventure
    The Chicken Squad
    Cronin, Doreen
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: September 30, 2014
    Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they’re solving the mystery of a kidnapped…HOUSE? A hilarious chapter book from the bestselling author of Click, Clack, Moo and The Trouble with Chickens . Dirt, Sugar, Sweetie, and Poppy are the four members of The Chicken Squad, and business is booming. A weird blue bird has just flown into Chicken Squad headquarters squawking on about a house-napper (yes, house-napper), and it is once again up to the squad to uncover who is up to no good. But there is something NUTS about this story that the squad can’t quite put their feather on…and oh, brother , is it key to solving the case!… More
  • Cast Is the Perfect Accessory : (And Other Lessons I've Learned)
    Gutknecht, Allison
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: March 4, 2014
    Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Eight-year-old Mandy Berr is spirited, sassy, and determined to shine—even if she’s not the center of attention! After learning the hard way that polka dot underwear and white pants are not the best combination, Mandy Berr has gotten over that fashion faux pas, and has (almost) recovered from not being named George Washington in the recent Presidential Pageant. But just when things seem like they might be back in her favor, her former nemesis, Natalie, manages to steal Mandy’s spotlight— again . A broken wrist for Natalie means a cool cast and the attention of Mandy’s classmates…even from Anya, Mandy’s BFF. Can Mandy figure out a way to get back into the center of attention, win back her best friend, AND snag a pair of fancy-dancy periwinkle sunglasses?… More