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Time to Laugh (Kids)

When you need a good laugh, try one of these funny books for elementary schoolers.

Diary of a wimpy kid : Wrecking ball by Jeff Kinney

In Wrecking Ball, Book 14 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series-from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney-an unexpected inheritance gives Greg Heffley's family a chance to make big changes to their house. But they soon find that home improvement isn't all it's cracked up to be. Once the walls come down, all sorts of problems start to crop up. Rotten wood, toxic mold, unwelcome critters, and something even more sinister all make Greg and his family wonder if the renovations are worth the trouble. When the dust finally settles, will the Heffleys be able to stay . . . or will they need to get out of town?

Diary of an awesome friendly kid : Rowley Jefferson's journal by Jeff Kinney

Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author-Rowley Jefferson! Rowley's best friend Greg Heffley has been chronicling his middle-school years in thirteen Diary of a Wimpy Kid journals . . . and counting. But it's finally time for readers to hear directly from Rowley in a journal of his own. In Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid, Rowley writes about his experiences and agrees to play the role of biographer for Greg along the way. (After all, one day Greg will be rich and famous, and everyone will want to know his life's story.) But Rowley is a poor choice for the job, and his "biography" of Greg is a hilarious mess. Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson's Journal offers readers a new way to look at the Wimpy world-one fans won't want to miss!

Jake the fake goes for laughs by Craig Robinson

Having discovered his natural talent for comedy at his school's end-of-semester talent show, Jake decides to pursue "his art," but can his comedian-mentor teach Jake humility as well as humor?

Middle school : born to rock by James Patterson

When her favorite rock band Lulu and the Handbags announces a contest, Georgia is determined the all-girl rock band she's in will win--even if she has to ask her brother Rafe for help

Lunch Lady and the schoolwide scuffle by Jarrett Krosoczka

Lunch Lady and Betty have been fired but the Breakfast Bunch convinces them to return and stop the school's new superindendent and her minions from carrying out an evil plan for revenge

The Mutts summer diaries by Patrick McDonnell

It's summertime, and the living is easy, the ice cream is cold, and the temperature is so hot your brains will melt right out of your head. Mooch and Earl are eager to make the most of it, lounging in the backyard pool, building sandcastles on the beach, and exchanging knock-knock jokes with a dolphin. From whales and tsunamis to lemonade and Bermuda shorts, this Mutts collection is packed full of summer fun!

Fairy Mom and me by Sophie Kinsella

Ella Brook cannot wait to grow up and be a fairy just like her mom, even though her fairy mom's spells often backfire and Ella usually has to come to the rescue with a well-timed suggestion or manual clean-up

Ellie May on April Fools' Day by Hillary Homzie

Ellie May really wants to be funnier than the class clown on April Fools' Day, however her enthusiasm turns the day into a bit of a disaster--but maybe remembering the best kind of humor and her own strengths can turn things around.

The Last kids on earth and The midnight blade by Max Brallier

Discovering that his Louisville Slicer has otherworldly powers, Jack sets out to test the blades capabilities, before his efforts are challenged by zombies, deadly monster vines, and Dirk's strange behavior

Dork diaries. 13 : Tales from a not-so-happy birthday by Rachel Renée Russell

It's Nikki Maxwell's birthday!! Will it be a blast or a bust? Find out in Nikki's newest diary, the thirteenth installment in the #1 New York Times blockbuster bestselling Dork Diaries series!

Stick Cat : a tail of two kitties by Tom Watson

Stick Cat and his best friend Edith must rescue a man in the building next door

House of Robots: Robots Go Wild! by James Patterson

In book two of the House of Robots series, it's 'bot brains versus 'bot brawn in an all-out war! Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez and his "bro-bot" E are making new friends every day as E works as his bedridden sister Maddie's school proxy. But disaster strikes when E malfunctions just in time to be upstaged by the super-cool new robot on the block--and loses his ability to help Maddie. Now it's up to Sammy to figure out what's wrong with E and save his family!

Captain Awesome says the magic word by Stan Kirby

Inspired to become a magician after seeing a live magic show, Eugene practices tricks to prepare for a demonstration at a school event, but the trick he performs for his classmates is complicated by the unexplained disappearance of a class pet.

Alvin Ho : allergic to birthday parties, science projects, and other man-made catastrophes by Lenore Look

When second-grader Alvin Ho is invited to a birthday party given by a girl, his fear of everything causes him to dread going

Who has wiggle-waggle toes? by Vicky Shiefman

"Children are invited to move their bodies in this interactive, call-and-response story"--

Zoogie boogie fever! : an animal dance book by Sujean Rim

"What do the animals at the zoo do when the gates close at night? They boogie until dawn!"--

Prank you very much by Megan McDonald

Stink is confident about the success of his summer science project, but Judy Moody sees the project as an opportunity for a prank.

What about worms!? by Mo Willems

Tiger unwittingly helps some worms overcome their fear of tigers with a well-placed, informative book, but will a wormy hug aid a fearful Tiger?

Sparks! 1 by Ian Boothby

When Princess, an evil alien disguised as a baby, plots to enslave mankind, August and Charlie, two cats who pilot a powerful mechanical dog suit, must save the day.

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

The Bad Guys, Mr. Wolf, Mr. Shark, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Piranha, want to be heroes, and they decide that the way to do it is free the 200 dogs in the city dog pound--but their plan soon goes awry.

Stick dog by Tom 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!"--

Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the badness of badgers by John Dougherty

Stinkbomb and his sister, Ketchup-Face, with help from King Toothbrush Weasel, go on an adventure to recover the stolen contents of their piggybank from a gang of rascally badgers.
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