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Humorous Books Grades 4-5
Hilarious books for children in 4th and 5th grades. Guaranteed to tickle your funny bone and make you laugh!
The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity - by Mac Barnett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/06/2009
ISBN-13: 9781416978152
ISBN-10: 1416978151
When a quilt containing America's secrets is stolen and he is falsely accused of the crime, Steve Brixton must use all the skills he has gleaned from reading detective novels to solve the mystery and find the real culprits in order to restore his good name.  Series:  Brixton Brothers 
Call Number:  J BARNETT
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - by Judy Blume
Publisher: Dutton Children's Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2002
ISBN-13: 9780525469315
ISBN-10: 0525469311
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.
Call Number:  J BLUME
NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society - by Michael Buckley
Publisher: Amulet Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9780810943247
ISBN-10: 0810943247
While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world, including a former junior beauty pageant contestant turned assassin and an array of James Bond-style villains.  Series: NERDS
Call Number:  J BUCKLEY
Beezus and Ramona - by Beverly Cleary
Publisher: HarperCollins
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/1955
ISBN-13: 9780688210762
ISBN-10: 0688210767
Beezus keeps busy following her younger sister around and trying to prevent trouble.
Call Number:  J CLEARY
Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything - by Stephen L. Cotler
Publisher: Random House
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/22/2011
ISBN-13: 9780375964374
ISBN-10: 0375964371
Recent fifth-grade graduate Ronald "Cheesie" Mack documents the year's most memorable events from his perspective as a behind-the-scenes observer using offbeat lists, drawings and made-up word combinations.
Call Number:  J/YA COTLER
Matilda - by Roald Dahl
Publisher: Puffin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/16/2007
ISBN-13: 9780142410370
ISBN-10: 0142410373
Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.
Call Number:  J DAHL
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook - by Eleanor Davis
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9781599901428
ISBN-10: 1599901420
Moving to a new school and hoping to shed his nerdy reputation once and for all, Julian Calendar's plans change when he meets other young, smart scientists like himself and they collectively decide to develop a secret club where they can make their incredible inventions in peace.  Graphic Novel
Call Number:  J DAVIS
Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading - by Tom Greenwald
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/05/2011
ISBN-13: 9781596436916
ISBN-10: 1596436913
Charlie Joe Jackson has managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he's in middle school, avoiding reading isn't as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy decides that he's tired of covering for him, Charlie Joe finds himself resorting to desperate measures to keep his perfect record intact.
Call Number:  J GREENWAL
Flush - by Carl Hiaasen
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/30/2005
ISBN-13: 9780375821820
ISBN-10: 0375821821
When his father is arrested for sinking a boat he is certain is illegally dumping raw sewage into the harbor, young Noah visits his father in jail who teaches him an important lesson about justice--inspiring Noah to finish the job he started using a clever, but legal, plan!
Call Number:  J HIAASEN
Middle School Is Worse than Meatloaf: A Year Told through Stuff - by Jennifer L. Holm
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/24/2007
ISBN-13: 9780689852817
ISBN-10: 0689852819
Told entirely through notes, grocery receipts, report cards, bottle caps, and a vast array of other items, this hilarious story follows Ginny, who is having the worst school year ever, as she accidentally dyes her hair pink, throws live frogs in class, and loses the lead role in ballet to her ex-best friend.
Call Number:  J HOLM
The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang - by Amy Ignatow
Publisher: Amulet Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/2010
ISBN-13: 9780810984219
ISBN-10: 0810984210
A whimsical tale told in scrapbook style follows the haphazard efforts of a pair of best friends who resolve to conquer middle school, an endeavor that tests the limits of their friendship.  Series: Popularity Papers
Call Number:  J IGNATOW
Schooled - by Gordon Korman
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/01/2007
ISBN-13: 9780786856923
ISBN-10: 0786856920
After his hippie grandmother ends up in the hospital, Cap Anderson is forced to leave the commune where he is homeschooled and attend Claverage Middle School, where his odd looks and behavior make him the target of bullies.
Call Number:  J KORMAN
Pippi Longstocking - by Astrid Lindgren
Publisher: Puffin Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/21/2005
ISBN-13: 9780142402498
ISBN-10: 0142402494
Relates the antics of a rambunctious girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.
Call Number:  J LINDGREN
Fourth-Grade Disasters - by Claudia Mills
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/08/2011
ISBN-13: 9780375868740
ISBN-10: 0375868747
A follow-up to Pet Disasters finds the sardonic Mason Dixon reluctantly joining the school choir at the start of the fourth grade and devising what he hopes will be a foolproof plan to keep himself out of the spotlight on concert night.  Series: Mason Dixon
Call Number:  J MILLS
Lawn Boy - by Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/12/2007
ISBN-13: 9780385746861
ISBN-10: 0385746865
After he is given his grandfather's old lawnmower and begins mowing lawns to earn a bit of money, a twelve-year-old boy is greatly changed as his business grows, he meets a financial adviser, and he makes a good investment in a prizefighter named Joey Pow.
Call Number:  J/YA PAULSEN
Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Deception - by Gary Paulsen
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/08/2011
ISBN-13: 9780385740012
ISBN-10: 0385740018
Fourteen-year-old Kevin is very good at lying and doing so makes life easier, but when he finds himself in big trouble with his friends, family, and teachers, he must find a way to end his lies forever.
Call Number:  J PAULSEN
Spaceheadz - by Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/22/2010
ISBN-13: 9781416979517
ISBN-10: 1416979514
Starting fifth grade at a new school, Michael K. discovers that all his classmates and the class hamster are actually aliens in disguise who have traveled to earth to convince the children of the world to help save the planet, an effort challenged by their unfamiliarity with real-kid behavior.  Series: SPHDZ
Call Number:  J SCIESZKA
How to Grow Up and Rule the World - by Scott Seegert
Publisher: Egmont USA
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 08/24/2010
ISBN-13: 9781606840139
ISBN-10: 1606840134
The evil genius Vordak the Incomprehensible conveys to the inferior masses his nefarious methods for achieving ultimate control of the planet.  Series: Vordak the Incomprehensible
Call Number:  J SEEGERT
Wonkenstein - by Obert Skye
Publisher: Henry Holt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/27/2011
ISBN-13: 9780805092684
ISBN-10: 0805092684
Twelve-year-old Rob has stuffed his closet with old laboratory experiments, unread books and other miscellaneous items, so when a creature emerges from the chaos, who seems to be a cross between two characters from books that were stashed in the closet, Rob has to do such dreadful things as visit a library and speak at a school assembly in order to set things right again.
Call Number:  J SKYE
My Life as a Stuntboy - by Janet Tashjian
Publisher: Henry Holt
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/11/2011
ISBN-13: 9780805089042
ISBN-10: 0805089047
Twelve-year-old Derek Fallon has the opportunity of a lifetime--to perform stunts in a movie featuring a popular 12-year-old star--but complications arise involving his best friend, his pet capuchin monkey and his chronic inability to concentrate on schoolwork.
Call Number:  J TASHJIAN
Warp Speed - by Lisa Yee
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 03/01/2011
ISBN-13: 9780545122764
ISBN-10: 0545122767
Marley Sandelski has always felt invisible at school when he is not facing bullies, but a series of unexpected events gives him a taste of popularity and insights into some classmates, well-liked or greatly-feared.
Call Number:  J YEE
Juvenile Nonfiction
Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories about Growing Up Scieszka - by Jon Scieszka
Publisher: Viking
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/02/2008
ISBN-13: 9780670011063
ISBN-10: 0670011061
Babysitting mishaps, lazy summer days by the lake, and silly childhood pranks are remembered in this amusing memoir of the life of an adventurous young boy growing up in a family with six brothers.
Call Number:  J 921 SCI
Knots in My Yo-Yo String: The Autobiography of a Kid - by Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Knopf
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 04/01/1998
ISBN-13: 9780679887911
ISBN-10: 0679887911
With all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction, a Newbery medalist presents a humorous account of his childhood in Norristown, Pennsylvania, which includes his first kiss, first punch, and first trip to the principal's office.  Also available in Adult Nonfiction at 813.54 SPI.
Call Number:  J 921 SPI
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