KCLS Recommends: Children's - Funny Stories
Annotation:Leroy Ninker dreams of being a cowboy and thinks he as all he needs to get started until a friend mentions that cowboys need a horse. So Leroy gets a horse and oh, what a horse it is! When the horse arrives that's when things get really silly. Keep an eye out for DiCamillo's Mercy Watson characters too! Ages 6-8.
Annotation:Little Nelly elephant reads a book and discovers that she's a mouse (grey, big ears, skinny tail). The mice she moves in with are patient and kind as they work through all the silly problems of living with an elephant who thinks small. Ages 5 and under.
Annotation:Alex, whose birthday it is, hijacks a story about Birthday Bunny on his special day and turns it into a battle between a supervillain and his enemies in the forest--who, in the original story, are simply planning a surprise party. Ages 5 and under.
Annotation:Superheroes Gordon Blue and his brother Benny must rescue an opera star from the evil Dr. Screech before he turns her super high voice into a supersonic weapon. Series: Kung Pow Chicken. Ages 6-8
Annotation:In this final book in the series, the seventh graders of McQuarrie Middle School and their Star Wars-inspired Origami finger puppets go on a field trip to Washington, D.C., on what proves to be a very long trip full of shifting alliances, betrayals, carsickness, and sugar rushes. Ages 9-12
Annotation:Kevin Spencer has a history of big ideas going completely awry. This time around, it's personal--suddenly he's kind of in charge of a double wedding in his backyard, and a whole tribe of wacky relatives is crowding him out of his own house. Ages 9-12
Annotation:When almost-thirteen-year-old Princess Imogene is turned into a frog, she puts into practice lessons from the book, The Art of Being a Princess, as she tries to become her less-than-perfect self again. Ages 9 – 12
Annotation:When Pedro admits that he has a paralyzing fear of water, his friends try to cheer him up with a pet. Only this one won't leave the water! This is the third book of the Guinea Dog series. Ages 6-8
Annotation:Christopher Healy returns once again to the fairy-tale world he created for the last installment in his hysterical history. Giant mongooses will be battled, brain-melting beetles will be run from, dozens of feathers will be plucked, and, perhaps, kingdoms will finally be saved, now and forever. Ages 9-12
Annotation:The inventive skills of Hooey Higgins and his friends are put to the test in an adventure that compels them to invent super-protective pants that they hope will safeguard them from crocodiles, flying toffee apples, and log-flume malfunctions. Ages 6-8
Annotation:A silly survey of the practical things dinosaurs can do explains how otherwise unused dinosaurs can offer a perfect excuse for forgetting homework while also making good nutcrackers, kites, and burglar alarms. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Going to the drive-in movie with Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mercy the pig is thrilled when he notices the smell of real butter on popcorn wafting in the air and so ventures off on a personal mission to get some of the tasty treat when the convertible top is dropped! Ages 6-8
Annotation:Matt Hunter is expecting the latest sword-and-fantasy video game, but he's in for a disappointment when he receives a hamster for Christmas instead. A hamster called Snuffles. A hamster that dies, but somehow keeps going. A zombie hamster that has his eye on Matt. Ages 9-12
Annotation:a young ninja uses his special moves to sneak up on the family dog, take a cookie from his brother, and escape Granny's kisses, but before day is done he meets his match. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:Eric Litwin of Pete the Cat fame has a new book! It's bedtime at the nut house and you can probably guess that it's pretty nutty. It might look a lot like bedtime at your house. Ages 5 and under
Annotation:All eleven-year-old twins Oliver and Celia Navel want to do is watch television, but their explorer father takes them in search of El Dorado, the Lost City of Gold, and their long-lost mother. Series: An Accidental Adventure. Ages 9-12
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Books to make you laugh! This list includes picture books and chapter books, new books and classics. Have fun!