LOL - Funny Books for Middle Grade

Stories to make you laugh, for grades 3-8.

Updated July 6, 2023
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The terrible two
Barnett, Mac
New York Times Bestseller "A double helping of fun and mischief " --Jeff kinney, author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series "Hilarious." --Dav Pilkey, author of the Captain Underpants series Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to...
Best babysitters ever
Cala, Caroline
A funny new middle grade series about three 12-year-old best friends who start a babysitting club in their small California town. Perfect for fans of series like Whatever After and the Dork Diaries. Once upon a time, a girl named Kristy Thomas had a great...
The last last-day-of-summer
Giles, Lamar 1979-
"The Last Last-Day-of-Summer reminds me that all children deserve to exist in magical spaces where their imaginations and familial bonds will them into heroism. Every single child should have the freedom to be one of The Legendary Alstons. And I, for one, am grateful to Giles, and this brilliant...
Mr. Lemoncello's very first game
Grabenstein, Chris
Before Mr. Lemoncello became everyone's favorite game maker, he was a kid who liked to roll the dice . . . Discover the origins of what James Patterson calls "the coolest library in the world" in this PREQUEL to the New York Times bestselling Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library.<...
Olga and the smelly thing from nowhere
Gravel, Elise
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year! Meet Olga, the amazing child scientist who LOVES animals (because they are super-cute)! Brightly put this heavily illustrated don't-miss book on their "Ultimate Summer Reading List for 9- to 12-Year-Olds." Olga and...
Lupe Wong won't dance
Higuera, Donna Barba
Winner of the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor Pura Belpré Honor Winner PNBA Award Winner Globe & Mail Best Children's Book of Year Booklist Editor's Choice "Higuera has knocked it out of the park."--Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times Book Review
Stand up, Yumi Chung!
Kim, Jessica 1980-
One lie snowballs into a full-blown double life in this irresistible story about an aspiring stand-up comedian. On the outside, Yumi Chung suffers from #shygirlproblems, a perm-gone-wrong, and kids calling her "Yu-MEAT" because she smells like her family's Korean barbecue...
Real Pigeons fight crime!
McDonald, Andrew 1982-
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's--wait, it really IS a bird! Take another look, because what looks like an ordinary pigeon might just be a hero saving your butt! Meet the crime-fighting pigeons secretly flying around chasing bad guys in this hilarious illustrated series perfect for...
Accidental trouble magnet
Mian, Zanib
An exciting middle-grade debut starring a Muslim boy with a huge imagination. An NPR Best Book of the Year. Welcome to the imaginative brain of Omar! Omar and his family have just moved, and he is NOT excited about starting at a new school. What if the work is too...
Julius Zebra : rumble with the Romans!
Northfield, Gary 1969-
"Readers will applaud the Monty Python-esque exploits of this hoofed hero." -- Kirkus Reviews Captured by Romans, Julius Zebra -- along with Milus the scarred lion and Cornelius the clueless warthog -- is transported from a smelly water hole on the African savanna to...
My big fat zombie goldfish
O'Hara, Mo
Timmy Failure : mistakes were made
Pastis, Stephan
Want to aspire to greatness? Check out this edition of Timmy Failure's first adventure--featuring the bonus section "How to Draw Timmy and Total." He may be clueless, but the comically self-confident Timmy Failure is CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the...
How to train your dad
Paulsen, Gary
From the legendary author of Hatchet, a laugh-out-loud misadventure about a boy, his free-thinking dad, and the puppy-training pamphlet that turns their summer upside down. Twelve-year-old Carl is fed up with his father's single-minded pursuit of an off-the-grid...
Fart quest
Reynolds, Aaron 1970-
"If you love fantasy, funny humor, flatulence, and friends, then Aaron Reynolds has written the perfect book for you!" --DAN SANTAT, author of The Aquanut, Sidekicks, and The Adventures of Beekle Jam-packed with potty humor, feats of bravery, and magical...
The ice cream machine
Rubin, Adam 1983-
Don't miss the #1 New York Times bestseller everyone is raving about! From the wild and wonderful imagination of the author of Dragons Love Tacos comes this hilarious, irresistible debut collection of six totally different stories with the same exact name. In these...
Ben Yokoyama and the cookie of doom
Swanson, Matthew 1974-
"This is my favorite book of the year." -Lincoln Peirce, New York Times bestselling author of Big Nate series Meet Ben, a literal-minded kid with a big heart and an even bigger sweet-tooth, who cracks open a fortune cookie and discovers that TODAY might be his last day...
The double life of Danny Day
Thayer, Mike 1984-
A boy who lives every day twice uses his ability to bring down bullies at his new school in Mike Thayer's humor-filled middle grade novel, The Double Life of Danny Day. My name is Danny Day, and I live every day twice. The first time, it's a...
Harriet the invincible
Vernon, Ursula
Sleeping Beauty gets a feisty, furry twist in this hilarious new comic series from the creator of Dragonbreath Harriet Hamsterbone is not your typical princess. She may be quite stunning in the rodent realm (you'll have to trust her on this one), but she is not so great at...

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