Silly Humor for Boys. (2014)

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Horton Halfpott: or, The Fiendish Mystery of Smugwick Manor; or, The Loosening of M'Lady Luggertuck's Corset
Tom Angleberger

MYS J ANGLEBERGER

Horton, an upstanding kitchen boy in a castle in nineteenth-century England, becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding a series of thefts, which is also connected to the pursuit of a very eligible and wealthy young lady’s affections.


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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
Tom Angleberger

Origami Yoda series
J 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.


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Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing
Judy Blume

Fudge series
J BLUME

Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth-grade nothing. Fudge is an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter’s had it up to here!


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The Hero Revealed
William Boniface

The Extraordinary Adventures of Ordinary Boy series
J BONIFACE

Ordinary Boy, the only resident of Superopolis without a superpower, uncovers and foils a sinister plot to destroy the town.


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The Name of this Book Is Secret
Pseudonymous Bosch

The Secret series
J BOSCH

Two eleven-year-old misfits try to solve the mystery of a dead magician and stop the evil Dr. L and Ms. Mauvais, who are searching for the secret of immortality.


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NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society (Book One)
Michael Buckley

NERDS series
J BUCKLEY

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.


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Matilda
Roald Dahl

J DAHL

Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistriss, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.


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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading
Tommy Greenwald

Charlie Joe Jackson series
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 Day My Butt Went Psycho
Andy Griffiths

Butt Trilogy
J GRIFFITHS

Join Zack on his epic journey across the Great Windy Desert and through the Brown Forest, to reclaim is runaway butt.


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The Year of Billy Miller
Kevin Henkes

JE HENKES

Seven-year-old Billy Miller starts second grade with a bump on his head and a lot of worries, but by the end of the year he had developed good relationships with his teacher, his little sister, and his parents and learned many important lessons.


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The Loser List
Holly Kowitt

The Loser List series
J KOWITT

When Danny gets caught to cross his name off the “Geek” list in the girls’ batheroom, he’s sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly—until they discover that Danny can draw. He enjoys his new “bad boy” status, supplying tattoos and graffiti, until he’s unknowingly drawn into a theft.


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Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire
Marissa Moss

SF J MOSS

Middle school is tough enough for normal humans, but when you’re a vampire, it’s even more challenging. Edgar rises to the occasion with wit, humor, and some help from his friends.


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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis

Timmy Failure series
J PASTIS

Meet Timmy Failure—the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation—and his lazy sidekick, a 1,500-pound polar bear.


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I Funny: A Middle School Story
James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

I Funny series
J PATTERSON

Resolving to become the world’s greatest stand-up comedian despite less-than-funny challenges in his life, wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest.


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Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life
James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts

Middle School series
J PATTERSON

When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, “Leo the Silent,” to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school’s code of conduct.


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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself
Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate novels
J PEIRCE

Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement.


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The Adventures Of Captain Underpants
Dav Pilkey

Captain Underpants series
J PILKEY

When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.


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Sideways Stories from Wayside School
Louis Sachar

Wayside School series
J SACHAR

There was a terrible mistake—Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high (the builder said he was sorry). Maybe that’s why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside—especially on the thirteenth floor.


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SPHDZ
Jon Scieszka

Spaceheadz series
SF J SCIESZKA

On his first day at Brooklyn’s P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students, and while he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth.


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Horrid Henry
Francesca Simon

L.A.F. Books
JE SIMON

Horrid Henry causes his brother Perfect Peter all sorts of problems when he behaves properly for a change: upstages Peter at a dance recital, plays pirates, and goes on a camping trip.


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Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters
Rachel Vail

Justin Case series
J VAIL

It’s the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn’t get the teacher he wanted, he’s not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school.


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Stick Dog
Tom Watson

Stick Dog series
J WATSON

Stick Dog and his four friends—Stripes, Mutt, Poo-Poo , and Karen—will do anything to steal some sweet-smelling hamburgers from a family at Picasso Park!


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