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The newest in Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series coCabinFevermes out in November.  Need something to tide you over until Cabin Fever is finally published?  Try some books guaranteed to keep you laughing.  Check out these great reads!


  • StrangeCaseOrigamiYodaThe Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger (j ANGLEBE)

    Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future. Includes instructions for making Origami Yoda.

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    Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth McNally Barshaw (j BARSHAW)

    Ellie writes and doodles in a journal of her family's move to a new home and her struggle to make friends, which gets a lot easier as she leads a nonviolent protest about long lunch lines at school. (Other books about Ellie McDoodle)

     

    RatBrainFiascoThe Rat Brain Fiasco by Jullie Gardner Berry, illustrated by Sally Faye Gardner (j BERRY)

    Cody Mack's misdeeds land him in a reformatory school, where he soon discovers that the principal and teachers are actual monsters with a sinister plan to alter the boys' brains. (Splurch Academy for Disruptive Boys series)

     

     

    MissDaisyCrazyMiss Daisy Is Crazy by Dan Gutman, pictures by Jim Paillot (jj 3-4 GUTMAN)

    Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J. (My Weird School series)

     

     

    BabymouseQueenWorldBabymouse: Queen of the World! by Jennifer L Holm and Matthew Holm (j COMICS HOLM)

    An imaginative mouse dreams of being queen of the world, but will settle for an invitation to the most popular girl's slumber party. (Babymouse series)

     

     

    PopularityPapersResearchThe Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Bettermen of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow (j IGNATOW)

    Two best friends embark on a project to study the behavior and taste of the popular girls at their elementary school so that by the time they get to middle school they too will be in the right crowd. Appears in the form of a scrapbook. (Popularity Papers series)

    LettersFromCampLetters from Camp by Kate Klise (j KLISE)

    Sent to Camp Happy Harmony to learn how to get along with each other, pairs of brothers and sisters chronicle in letters home how they come to suspect the intentions of the singing family running the camp.

     

     

    SuperChickenNuggetBoyFuriousFrySuper Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry by Josh Lewis, illustrated by Douglas Holgate (j LEWIS)

    When Fern Goldberg arrives at Bert Lahr Elementary School, he's just an average kid. Then he falls into the green liquid inside the pool-type container behind Bogie's Burger Barn. Now whenever his skin comes into contact with condiments, he transforms into a bona fide deep-fried superhero who's not afraid to take on villains great and small. And that includs the giant, mutant french fry that threatens to crush the whole school beneath its massive, starchy feet. (Super Chicken Nugget Boy series)

    AllThatGlittersIsntGoldAll That Glitters Isn’t Gold by Anne Mazer (j MAZER)

    Brianna has the brand-new cell phone, the MePhone. And suddenly Abby, who has never cared much about having the latest thing, is green with envy. When Brianna loses her phone, Abby's the one who finds it. Does Abby really have to give it back? (The Amazing Days of Abby Hayes series)

     

    SchoolAdventuresHarveyNTroubleSchool!: Adventures at the Harvey N. Trouble Elmentary School by Kate McMullan, illustrated by George Booth (j MCMULLA)

    Each morning, student Ron Faster hurries to Harvey N. Trouble School, where he encounters such staff members as science teacher Ms. Roxanne Pebbles, music instructor Mrs. Doremi Fasollatido, and the resigning janitor Mr. Iquit.

     

    BigNateClassHimselfBig Nate: In a Class by Himself  by Lincoln Peirce (j PEIRCE)

    Supremely confident middle school student Nate Wright manages to make getting detention from every one of his teachers in the same day seem like an achievement. (Other Big Nate books)

     

     

    ClementineClementine by Sara Pennypacker, pictures by Marla Frazee (j PENNYPA)

    While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, eight-year-old Clementine gains several unique hairstyles while also helping her father in his efforts to banish pigeons from the front of their apartment building. (Clementine series)

     

    MaxQuigleyMax Quigley, Technically NOT a Bully by James Roy (j ROY)

    After playing a prank on one of his "geeky" classmates, sixth-grader Max Quigley's punishment is to be tutored by him.

  • DorkDiariesTalesNotSoFabulousLifeDork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life by Rachel Renée Russell (j RUSSELL)

    Fourteen-year-old Nikki Maxwell writes in her diary of her struggle to be popular at her exclusive new private school, then of finding her place after she gives up on being part of the elite group. (Dork Diaries series)

     

    SidwaysStoriesWaysideSchoolSideways Stories from Wayside School by Louie Sachar, illustrated by Julie Brinckloe (j SACHAR)

    Thirty different stories describe the strange things that happen at Wayside School, an architectural accident that was built sideways, thirty stories high with one classroom on each floor. (Wayside School series) (Also on audio)

     

    DearToniDear Toni by Cyndi Sand-Eveland (j SAND EV)

    Gene Tucks, a sixth grader who moves to a new town with her family, is given a hundred-day journal writing project at school, and she starts telling her new "listener," Toni, about moving into an empty apartment behind a gas station with her father and finding a St. Bernard with three pups.

     

    KnuckleheadKnucklehead: Tall Tales and Mostly True Stories About Growing Up Scieszka by Jon Scieszka (j 813 SCIESZK)

    How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner. (Also on audio)

     

    Spaceheadz2Spaceheadz by Jon Scieszka and Francesco Sedita, illustrated by Shane Prigmore (j SCIESZK)

    On his first day at Brooklyn's P.S. 858, fifth-grader Michael K. is teamed with two very strange students, and while he gradually comes to believe they are aliens who need his help, he has trouble convincing anyone else of the truth.

     

    MiloStickyNotesMilo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg (j SILVERB)

    In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school and best pals with Marshall, the "One Eyed Jack" of friends, seventh-grader Milo Cruikshank misses his mother whose death has changed everything at home.

     

    MyLifeAsBookMy Life as a Book by Janet Tashjian, illustrated by Jake Tashjian (j TASHJIA)

    Dubbed a "reluctant reader" by his teacher, twelve-year-old Derek spends summer vacation learning important lessons even though he does not complete his summer reading list.

     

     

    JustinCaseSchoolDroolJustin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail, illustrated by Matthew Cordell (j VAIL)

    It's the start of the school year, and nothing feels right to Justin. He didn't get the teacher he wanted, he's not in the same class as his best friend, and his little sister, Elizabeth, is starting kindergarten at his school. Elizabeth doesn't seem nervous at all. Justin is very nervous about third grade. And to top it off, he's lost his favorite stuffed animal, but he can't tell anyone, because technically he's too old to still have stuffed animals. Right?

    SecretIdentitySecret Identity by Wendelin Van Draanen, illustrated by Brian Biggs (j VAN DRA)

    Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman! (Shredderman series) (Also on audio)

     

     

    DragonbreathDragonbreath by Ursula Vernon (jj 3-4 VERNON)

    Danny Dragonbreath and his friend Wendell get an up-close underwater tour of the Sargasso Sea from Danny's sea-serpent cousin, encountering giant squid and mako sharks--and learn about standing up to bullies in the process. (Dragonbreath series)

     

    LittleWolfsBookBadnessLittle Wolf’s Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow, illustrated by Tony Ross (jj 3-4 WHYBROW)

    Little Wolf has been behaving too courteously, so his parents send him to his uncle's Big Bad Wolf school to learn to be a proper wolf. (Little Wolf series)

     

     

    FrankiePickleClosetDoomFrankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom by Eric Wight (jj 3-4 WIGHT)

    Fourth-grader Frankie Piccolini has a vivid imagination when it comes to cleaning his disastrously messy room, but eventually even he decides that it is just too dirty. Comic strip illustrations are interspersed throughout the text.

     


    DoodlebugDoodlebug: A Novel in Doodles by Karen Romano Young (j YOUNG)

    Moving is tough. But the hardest thing of all about the move that Doreen "Dodo" Bussey's family is making is that she suspects it might be because of her. Her mother gives Dodo a blank notebook, which she uses to chronicle the move and the first days in a new city.