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Funny Books

Just Joking
by Andy Griffiths

Andy does NOT want to go to school -- so he tries to trick his parents into believing that he’s dead. When his plan works and his dad starts to bury him in a grave in the backyard, Andy realizes things might be going terribly wrong…

Beware! Killer Tomatoes!
by Jeremy Strong

Jack's in big trouble. Not only is he in hospital (boring!) but he knows the police are coming for him… and it’s all because of a tomato-related accident. Who would have thought tomatoes could be so dangerous?

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Grubtown Tales: Stinkin' Rich and Just Plain Stinky or, A Diamond as Big as His Head
by Philip Ardagh

In Grubtown, Jilly Cheater is trying to get rid of stinky Manual Org who has gloopy, greasy hair, and green shots growing from his ears. But everything changes when Jilly discovers an enormous diamond…

The Secrets of a Lab Rat series
by Trudi Trueit

Join Scab McNally, a fourth grade inventor and daredevil, as he investigates a swamp monster, makes a sister repellent spray and gets into all kinds of trouble.

Wayside School series
by Louis Sachar

Wayside School is a strange and hilarious place with teachers that turn students into apples, hypnotize people with pickles and cows that take over the school.

You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum
by Andy Stanton

Mr Gum is a truly nasty old man. He's absolutely grimsters. But this book's not just about him. There's also a little girl called Polly, an evil butcher, heroes and sweets and stuff, and Jake the dog, Who Must Be Saved From Terrible, Terrible Evil.

Quest of the Warrior Sheep
by Christopher and Christine Russell

When an unidentified object falls out of the sky onto Sal the sheep’s head, Sal and her sheep friends decide it can only mean one thing: Lord Aries, the Sheep of all Sheepdom is in trouble, and they must save him. Little do the sheep know that the mysterious object is actually a cell phone dropped by a couple of bank robbers who will do anything to get it back.

No More Dead Dogs
by Gordon Korman

Wallace Wallace is determined to always tell the truth so when his teacher assigns a book report, he writes about how terrible he thinks the book really is. As punishment, Wallace Wallace is forced help out with the school play – and that’s when some crazy and funny things start happening.