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KCLS Recommends: Children's - Funny Stories

It Came From Beneath the Playground
It Came From Beneath the Playground By Scroggs, Kirk Book - 2014 J SCROGGS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4 on 14 copies

Annotation:Moles have stolen the merry-go-round and it takes 5th graders Logan and Gustavo to track them down. A great mystery full of doodles and fun. Ages 9-12

Leroy Ninker Saddles up
Leroy Ninker Saddles up By DiCamillo, Kate Book - 2014 J DICAMILLO Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 40 copies

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.

Little Nelly's Big Book
Little Nelly's Big Book By Goodhart, Pippa Book - 2012 E GOODHART Available in some locations

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.

Battle Bunny
Battle Bunny By Scieszka, Jon Book - 2013 E SCIESZKA Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 52 copies

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.

Big Bad Bubble
Big Bad Bubble By Rubin, Adam, 1983- Book - 2014 E RUBIN Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 23 copies

Annotation:With gentle prodding from the narrator and help from the reader, four monsters are led to face their greatest fear--bubbles. Ages 5 and under

Bok! Bok! Boom!
Bok! Bok! Boom! By Marko, Cyndi Book - 2014 J MARKO Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 14 copies

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

Crankenstein By Berger, Samantha Book - 2013 E BERGER Available in some locations

Annotation:A boy who looks ordinary transforms into grumbling Crankenstein when faced with a rainy day, a melting popsicle, or bedtime but everything changes when he meets a fellow Crankenstein. Ages 5 and under

Comics Squad
Comics Squad Recess! Book - 2014 J COMICS SS Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 25 copies

Annotation:This book is collection of comics about every kid's favorite school subject: recess. Ages 6-8

Duck to the Rescue
Duck to the Rescue By Himmelman, John Book - 2014 E HIMMELMAN Available in some locations

Annotation:When something goes wrong on the farm, Ernie the duck is determined to help out, but no matter how hard he tries, nothing goes quite as he plans. Ages 5 and under.

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus By Angleberger, Tom Book - 2014 J ANGLEBERGER Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 41 copies

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

Family Ties
Family Ties The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Relatives By Paulsen, Gary Book - 2014 J PAULSEN Available in some locations

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

Fortunately, the Milk
Fortunately, the Milk By Gaiman, Neil Book - 2013 J GAIMAN Available in some locations Holds: 4 on 33 copies

Annotation:While picking up milk for his children's cereal, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space. Ages 9-12

Freckle Juice
Freckle Juice By Blume, Judy Book - 2014 J BLUME Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 28 copies

Annotation:Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents. Ages 6-8

Frogged By Vande Velde, Vivian Book - 2013 J VANDE VELDE Available in some locations

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

Get Lost, Odysseus
Get Lost, Odysseus By McMullan, Kate Book - 2014 J MCMULLAN All copies in use Availability details Holds: 20 on 10 copies

Annotation:In this funny version of Greek mythology, Hades, King of the Underworld, tells the true story of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home from Troy. Ages 9-12

Guinea Dog 3
Guinea Dog 3 By Jennings, Patrick Book - 2014 J JENNINGS Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 42 copies

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

The Hero's Guide to Being An Outlaw
The Hero's Guide to Being An Outlaw By Healy, Christopher, 1972- Book - 2014 J HEALY Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 13 copies

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

Homer Price
Homer Price By McCloskey, Robert, 1914-2003 Book - 1971 J MCCLOSKEY Available in some locations

Annotation:Six episodes in the life of Homer Price including one in which he and his pet skunk capture four bandits and another about a donut machine on the rampage. Ages 9-12

Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers
Hooey Higgins and the Tremendous Trousers By Voake, Steve Book - 2014 J VOAKE Available in some locations

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

I Wish I Could Draw
I Wish I Could Draw By Fagan, Cary Book - 2014 J FAGAN Available in some locations

Annotation:Cary denounces his abilities and wishes he could draw well, but when he actually tries to draw a story about subjects that he likes, he finds that he isn't so bad. Ages 6-8

If You Happen to Have A Dinosaur
If You Happen to Have A Dinosaur By Bailey, Linda, 1948- Book - 2014 E BAILEY Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 22 copies

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

I Dare You Not to Yawn
I Dare You Not to Yawn By Boudreau, Hélène Book - 2013 E BOUDREAU Available in some locations

Annotation:A cautionary tale for bedtime-resistant youngsters which challenges them to avoid yawning. Ages 5 and under.

Just Jake
Just Jake By Marcionette, Jake Book - 2014 J MARCIONETTE Available in some locations

Annotation:Jake and his family have moved to a new state and now Jake must start at the bottom of the social ladder, but he is determined to make friends and get back on top with his box of "kid cards." Ages 9-12.

Mercy Watson
Mercy Watson Something Wonky This Way Comes By DiCamillo, Kate Book - 2009 J DICAMILLO Available in some locations Holds: 5 on 60 copies

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

My Zombie Hamster
My Zombie Hamster By McCreely, Havelock, 1975- Book - 2014 J MCCREELY Available in some locations

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

Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion
Nanny Piggins and the Runaway Lion By Spratt, R. A. Book - 2014 J SPRATT Available in some locations

Annotation:When Mr. Green tries to send Derrick, Samantha, and Michael away to school, Nanny Piggins must thwart his plan. Ages 9-12

Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop
Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop By Tuell, Todd Book - 2014 E TUELL Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 24 copies

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

The Nuts
The Nuts Bedtime at the Nut House By Litwin, Eric Book - 2014 E LITWIN Available in some locations

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

Oliver and the Seawigs
Oliver and the Seawigs By Reeve, Philip Book - 2014 J REEVE Available in some locations

Annotation:When Oliver's explorer parents go missing, he sets sail on the rescue mission with some new, unexpected friends. Ages 9-12

Time Travel Trouble
Time Travel Trouble By Seegert, Scott Book - 2013 J SEEGERT Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 13 copies

Annotation:In an attempt to finally best his arch-nemesis, Commander Virtue, supervillain Vordak the Incomprehensible attempts traveling back in time, with disastrous results. Ages 9-12

Underpants Dance
Underpants Dance By Zapf, Marlena Book - 2014 E ZAPF Available in some locations

Annotation:Four-year-old Lily loves to show off her fancy pink underpants, but her older sister Marigold tells her she is not allowed to anymore. Ages 5 and under

We Dine With Cannibals
We Dine With Cannibals By London, C. Alexander Book - 2013 J LONDON Available in some locations

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


Books to make you laugh! This list includes picture books and chapter books, new books and classics. Have fun!

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