Kids Humorous Fiction

    • Origami Yoda Series
      Tom Angleberger
      Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.
    • Dear Dumb Diary Series
      Jim Benton
      In her diary, middle school student Jamie Kelly describes her life at home and at school, including her attempts to triumph over her nemesis, the beautiful and popular Angeline.
    • Bad Kitty Chapter Books Series
      Nick Bruel
      Takes a humorous look at the normal way cats bathe, why it is inappropriate for humans to bathe that way, and the challenges of trying to give a cat a real bath with soap and water. Includes fun facts, glossary, and other information.
    • How To Train Your Dragon Series
      Cressida Cowell
      Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.
    • Norvelt Series
      Jack Gantos
      In the historic town of Norvelt, Pennsylvania, twelve-year-old Jack Gantos spends the summer of 1962 grounded for various offenses until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.
    • Charlie Joe Jackson Series
      Tom Greenwald
      Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.
    • Sasquatch and Aliens: Alien Encounter
      Charise Mericle Harper

      Nine-year-old Morgan of the Pacific Northwest is fascinated with aliens and the sasquatch, but his real adventures begin when he meets Lewis, whose parents just bought a motel named the Sasquatch Inn.

    • The Popularity Papers Series
      Amy Ignatow
      Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd. Novel appears in the form of a scrapbook.
    • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
      Jeff Kinney
      Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.
    • 43 Old Cemetery Road Series
      Kate Klise
      In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I.B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.
    • Alvin Ho Series
      Lenore Look
      A young boy in Concord, Massachusetts, who loves superheroes and comes from a long line of brave Chinese farmer-warriors, wants to make friends, but first he must overcome his fear of everything.
    • Clueless McGee Series
      Jeff Mack

      Through a series of letters to his father, a private investigator, fifth-grader PJ "Clueless" McGee tells of his efforts to discover who stole macaroni and cheese from the school cafeteria.

    • Big Nate Chapter Books Series
      Lincoln Peirce
      Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.
    • Dork Diaries Series
      Rachel Renee Russell
      Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group.
    • Fourth Stall Series
      Chris Rylander
      Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business charging schoolmates for protection from bullies and for help to negotiate conflicts peacefully, with amazing challenges and results.