Chapter books that will tickle your funnybone.

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Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week
Caroline Adderson

JE ADDERSON

At last, it’s Jasper John Dooley’s turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned. His Show and Tell falls flat. A new baby at his friend Ori’s house steals his spotlight. And worst of all, the new baby has only-child Jasper wondering if his own family is too small. When Jasper decides to build himself a brother (named Earl) out of wood, Earl’s schoolyard shenanigans send Jasper to the principal’s office! But with a little help from family and friends, things turn around for Jasper. And by the time Friday arrives, he is once again sure that he has what it takes to be a star.


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The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee: An Origami Yoda Book
Tom Angleberger

J ANGLEBERGER

McQuarrie Middle School’s students miss Origami Yoda when Dwight leaves for Tippett Academy, but he sends Sara a paper Fortune Wookiee that seems to give advice just as good as Yoda’s—even if, in the hands of girls, it seems preoccupied with romance.


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Popular Clone: The Clone Chronicles #1
M.E. Castle

J CASTLE

Twelve-year-old Fisher Bas, a science-loving bully magnet, clones himself, only to discover that his double is infinitely cooler than himself.


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Double Dog Dare
Lisa Graff

J GRAFF

When Kansas Bloom moves to California and joins the Media Club at school, he soon finds himself trying to outdo one of the other fourth-grade students in a “dare war” while vying for the job of on-air video homeroom announcer.


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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
Tommy Greenwald

J GREENWALD

Middle schooler Charlie Joe is proud of his success at avoiding reading, but eventually his schemes go too far.


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The Adventures of Beanboy
Lisa Harkrader

J HARKRADER

Wheaton, Kansas seventh-grader Tucker MacBean loves comic books, so when his favorite comic has a contest to create a sidekick, he is hopeful that he can win, thereby fixing his struggling family.


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The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom
Christopher Healy

SF J HEALY

The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom.


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The Wise Fool
Shahrukh Husain

TALES JNF HUS

A retelling of twenty-two Middle Eastern folktales about Mulla Nasruddin Hoca, a wise man remembered for his insightful and humorous stories.


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Legends of Zita the Spacegirl
Ben Hatke

GRAPHIC J LEGENDS

Zita is determined to find her way home to Earth, but her exploits have made her an intergallactic megastar, and as her true self is eclipsed by her public persona, she faces a robot doppelganger, unsure of who she can trust.


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Stink and the Midnight Zombie Walk
Megan McDonald

JE MCDONALD

Stink and his friends try to earn money to buy the latest book in the Nightmare on Zombie Street series and go to the book release party.


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Whatever After #1: Fairest of All
Sarah Mlynowski

J MLYNOWSKI

After moving to a new house, ten-year-old Abby and her younger brother Jonah discover an antique mirror that transports them into the Snow White fairy tale.


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I Don't Believe It, Archie!
Andrew Norriss

J NORRISS

Strange things are always happening around Archie, but after he meets Cyd and makes friends with her he finds these odd occurrences more enjoyable.


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I've Lost My Hippopotamus
Jack Prelutsky

POETRY JNF PRE

A collection of previously unpublished poems features a variety of poetic forms and includes such subjects as skating potatoes, pelicantaloupes and crickets with hiccups.


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Rebel McKenzie
Candice Ransom

J RANSOM

When feisty twelve-year-old Rebel McKenzie, an aspiring paleontologist, goes to spend the summer taking care of her older sister’s seven-year-old son at the mobile home park in Frog Level, Virginia, she never expects to enter a beauty pageant or meet a hand model.


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Wonkenstein (The Creature from My Closet, No. 1)
Obert Skye

J SKYE

Twelve-year-old Rob has stuffed his closet with old laboratory experiments, unread books, and more, and when a creature emerges from that chaos causing a great deal of trouble, Rob has to do such horrible things as visit a library and speak at a school assembly to set things right again.


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Soldier Bear
Bibi Dumon Tak

HIST J DUMON TAK

Based on a true story, an orphaned Syrian brown bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II and serves for five years as their mischievous mascot in Iran and Italy.


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