Book Genre: Humor and Comedy

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Sloane Crosley
Tara
4

Sloane Crosley fulfills the promise of her first book, I Was Told There'd be Cake, with a deeper, but equally funny second book of humorous essays. While the moments of loud guffaws are still present, they are interspersed with deeper notes of human emotion. There is one part that almost made me...

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Jo Nesbø
extra medium
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Nilly (short for nearly invisible) is the new kid at school and he quickly makes friends with the weirdest old man on the street, Dr. Proctor. Dr. Proctor is an inventor of (mostly) useless things and his latest invention needs a test subject. Nilly agrees and he, Nilly's friend Lisa, and Dr....

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Mark Haddon
Becker
4

What would you do if you overhead two of your teachers talking in what sounds like a made up language? Well, Jim and Charlie decide they have to find out what's going on, and that leads to an adventure of a scale they'd never imagined! You'll be laughing all the way through this adventure that...

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Justin Halpern
seanamo
4

I've been a fan for a while of Justin Halpern's tweets about the outrageously funny random stuff his 73-year-old dad, Sam, says, but this book was so much more than I expected. It's not just a collection of the Twitter log that Justin created a year ago, it's a really heartwarming and funny...

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Tom Angleberger
extra medium
0

Dwight is a pretty strange kid and isn't super popular at school. One day, he shows up with an origami Yoda finger puppet on his hand that gives out advice. The weird thing: Yoda is always right! The force really is with origami Yoda! Yoda helps kids do better in baseball, warns people about pop...

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Frank Cottrell Boyce
Gwen
0

Twelve-year-old Liam is tall for his age; in fact, he often gets mistaken for a grown-up. So when Liam is mistaken for a father and is offered a top-secret trip to the best theme park ever, he immediately accepts! Now he just has to convince his own parents that he's really going on a week-long...

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Linda Skeers
Becker
4

When Emma receives a ballerina outfit from Uncle Leo, she doesn't quite know what to do with it. She doesn't know how to be a ballerina, but everyone around her, from the mailman to her brother, has advice on what to do and how to act. Emma realizes that she's more of a cowboy boots and kazoo...

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Ally Carter
Becker
4

Katarina Bishop is trying to get out of the family business. This isn't as easy at it might sound, especially when your family is in the business of planning heists, pulling off cons, and robbing art museums. Kat has conned her way in to an exclusive boarding school and thinks she has a chance...

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Tedd Arnold
Gwen
0

Fly Guy is a fly who lives with his human friend, Buzz. Buzz and Fly Guy are playing hide and seek when Fly Guy gets picked up by the garbage man! Buzz follows the garbage truck to the dump, but then must figure out which of the many flies at the dump is Fly Guy. Can you figure it out before...

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Joey Comeau
Liberty
5

Joey Comeau writes cover letters to potential employers as a means of expressing his frustration with the current job market and as a vehicle for exploring his feelings about life in general. Hilarious, horrible and sometimes terribly sad, Overqualified, is a joy to read.

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Lauren Bjorkman
Becker
3

Roz's sister and best friend Eva isn't talking to her. Roz isn't sure why--does it have something to do with Roz wanting Eva's boyfriend, Bryan? What about the fight that Roz had with her cheerleading friend Carmen? What about that lead role in Shakespeare's As You Like It that they're both...

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Tony Mitton
Elizabeth
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Learn about seven dinosaurs -- Pteranodon, Deinonychus, Mononykus, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Kronosaurus -- in this colorful and humorous book of poems. You will laugh aloud as you read where these dinosaurs lived, what they ate, and how they got around.

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Pierre Le Gall
Elizabeth
0

Naughty Constance has a unique view of the world. She sees her parents as terrible people and her house as an evil mansion. Her teachers torture her. The only good part of her life is her perfect cat, Tiny. One day Constance packs her suitcase and runs away with Tiny. Free at last! But for how...

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Julia Donaldson
Gwen
0

Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three. One day he wakes early and goes for a jog. Stick Man, oh Stick Man, beware of the dog! Poor Stick Man leaves his home and is forced to go on many adventures when all he wants to do is get back home. He is...

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Gennifer Choldenko
Becker
4

In this sequel to Al Capone Does My Shirts, Moose, Natalie, and all the Alcatraz kids are back, and this time, Al Capone wants a favor for getting Natalie into a private school. Can Moose do what Al wants without anyone else figuring it out? There could be trouble if he does, and bigger trouble...

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Libba Bray
Becker
4

Somewhere between a road trip and just plain tripped out, somewhere between Mad Cow Disease and madness, somewhere between life and death, you'll find Going Bovine. Cameron has just found out that he has Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, aka Mad Cow disease. He's dying. Cameron hasn't done all that...

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Betsy Cromer Byars
Elizabeth
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Purebred dogs and mutts gather together in a dark abandoned building for the first annual meeting of WOOF (Words of Our Friends). Old, gray Beauregard calls the meeting to order. He explains how dogs have been working for years to promote a worldwide understanding that dogs actually have...

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Scott Beck
Elizabeth
0

Doris the monster is getting ready for a party. A slumber party! Have you ever wondered what monsters do for fun? Are monsters afraid of the light? Doris and her monster friends sing, play Simon Says, read fortunes, munch snacks, and try to stay up late.

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Pierre Le Gall
Elizabeth
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Constance is sure that her mean parents do not want her and her huge cat Tiny to be happy. Her parents, teachers, and principal plot together to send Constance away to a boarding school for bad kids. Her parents say it is for her own good, but Constance knows better. At the strict new school,...

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Kevin Sherry
Elizabeth
0

A squirrel hurries to bury acorns for the winter. Gather! Dig! Bury! Acorns are hidden everywhere. Then a bear appears! Does he want the squirrel? Does he want the acorns? Squirrel is so surprised to see the bear. Now where are those buried acorns?

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Kevin Tseng
Elizabeth
0

Ned the worm has found the perfect home Until it begins to rot! Where will Ned live now? Join him as he looks for a new place to live, makes new friends, and learns what doesn't make a good home.

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Sheba Karim
Becker
0

Nina Khan is the only Asian, the only Muslim, at her small town high school in Deer Hook, NY. She has good friends, but as she gets older, it feels like the differences between her and them get more and more pronounced. They're allowed to date. She's not. Their free time is spent at high school...

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Tony Fucile
Gwen
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Sal and Frankie have done it all. Now they're going to try to do nothing. But Frankie can't quite do nothing because if he imagines he's a statue, he also imagines pigeons all over him. If Frankie imagines he's the Empire State Building, he imagines King Kong climbing up him and he just has to...

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Micol Ostow
Becker
0

Ari wants to do something to stand out during his junior year at Gittelman Jewish Day School. He's been wingman to his best friend, Jonas (who can get anything he wants from anyone--girl, boy, teacher--with just a smile) for too long. His parents just want him to excel at his Jewish day school,...

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Jake Wizner
Gwen
0

Olivia is really pissed at her dad for cheating and has had it with men. Since she's at an art and drama camp for the summer, she decides to vent her frustrations by writing a musical, Castration Celebration. Her vow to ignore men all summer backfires, though, when the charming and handsome Max...