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Fake Mustache: Or, How Jodie O'Rodeo and her Wonder Horse

Tom Angleberger · Amulet Books
Pages: 196
Format: Print book

Award-winning author Tom Angleberger flexes his comic muscle in this hairy adventure story with twists at every turn.Regular kid Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend - Casper, a master of disguise and hypnosis - and world domination. It all begins...
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Pickle: The

Kim Baker · Roaring Brook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of THE LEAGUE OF PICKLEMAKERS Ben: who began it all by sneaking in one night and filling homeroom with ball-pit balls.Frank: who figured out that an official club, say a pickle-making club, could receive funding from the PTA.Oliver: Who once convinced half of the class...
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Boy or Beast

Bob Balaban · Viking Juvenile
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning actor-writer-producer-director Bob Balaban comes a hilarious new series, perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid If popularity were a score between one and ten, Charlie Drinkwater would be a zero. He's nerdy and unathletic, and to top it all off, he's suddenly...
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The Terrible Two

Mac Barnett · Amulet Books
Pages: 214
Format: Hardcover

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 Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town...
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Pickle: The

Kim Baker · Roaring Brook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of THE LEAGUE OF PICKLEMAKERS Ben: who began it all by sneaking in one night and filling homeroom with ball-pit balls.Frank: who figured out that an official club, say a pickle-making club, could receive funding from the PTA.Oliver: Who once convinced half of the class...
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Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever.

BETSY BIRD · Viking Books for Young Readers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Funny Girl is a collection of uproarious stories, rollicking comics, rib-tickling wit, and more, from 25 of today's funniest female writers for kids. What could be funnier than family? Read stories about Ursula Brown's grandmother driving her on a road trip to disaster, Lisa Brown's little...
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Fudge-a-Mania

Judy Blume
Format: Paperback

From Judy Blume, bestselling author of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing!Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the irrepressible wit of Peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all Sheila Tubman in Judy Blume's five Fudge...
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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Frank Cottrell Boyce · Walden Pond Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From Frank Cottrell Boyce - the beloved, award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic - comes another hilarious, heartbreaking, and completely original middle grade novel.Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything. That sort of planning pays off when you're...
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The Worst Class Trip Ever

Dave Barry · Disney-Hyperion
Pages: 214
Format: Hardcover

In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost...
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Nasty Stinky Sneakers

Eve Bunting
Format: Book

Colin unlaced the right sneaker. He pulled it off and wafted it under Webster's nose.Webster closed his eyes and sighed happily. "Ferocious!" he said. "There's no other guy in the world going to beat that."Colin has spent weeks perfecting his sneaker
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Hamstersaurus Rex

Tom O'Donnell · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

BEWARE: Rampaging Mutant Dino-Hamster! Fans of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish and The Terrible Two will be scrambling to get their hands on this hilarious classroom comedy. When a mysterious growling hamster appears at the back of his class, Sam knows just what to call him: Hamstersaurus Rex....
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Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School: Book 1

JULIE FALATKO · Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Sassy and Waldo are good dogs. They spend the day keeping their house safe. Has a squirrel ever gotten inside? No! But every day their boy, Stewart, comes home from this terrible place called school smelling like anxiety and looseleaf paper. Sassy and Waldo decide to save Stewart. But they...
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Remarkable

Elizabeth Foley · Dial Books for Young Readers
Pages: 325
Format: Hardcover

A wonderfully whimsical debut that proves ordinary people can do extraordinary things In the mountain town of Remarkable, everyone is extraordinarily talented, extraordinarily gifted, or just plain extraordinary. Everyone, that is, except Jane Doe, the most average ten-year-old who ever...
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Fortunately, the Milk

Neil Gaiman · HarperCollins
Pages: 101
Format: Hardcover

There's no milk for cereal. No matter--Dad will run down to the store to pick some up. The children wait. And wait. And wait. Dad better have a pretty good excuse for taking so long! In a delightful reversal of how things usually go, the father is the one making up wild, impossible stories,...
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Death by Toilet Paper

Donna Gephart · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Fans of How to Survive Middle School will welcome the adventures of a contest-crazed seventh grader who uses his wits and way with words in hopes of winning a big cash prize to help his family avoid eviction. Benjamin is about to lose a whole lot more than good toilet paper. But even with...
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Charlie Bumpers vs. the Teacher of the Year

Bill Harley · Peachtree Publishers
Format: Book

Shortly before school starts, Charlie Bumpers learns that he will have the strictest teacher in the whole school for fourth grade. It doesn t matter that she s been named Teacher of the Year. He s still afraid of her. Last year when he was horsing around in the hall, he accidentally...

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Here Comes Trouble

Kate Hattemer · Knopf Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The hilarious story of a wannabe-reformed-prankster perfect for readers who loved Dead End in Norvelt and Better Nate Than Never.

Soren Skaar is a notorious prankster. After his partner-in-pranking-crime moves away, Soren's ready to leave his life of causing trouble...
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Almost Super

Marion Jensen · Harpercollins Childrens Books
Pages: 251
Format: Hardcover

Perfect for fans of Pixar's The Incredibles, Almost Super is a fresh, funny middle grade adventure about two brothers in a family of superheroes who must find a way to be heroic despite receiving powers that are total duds. Filled with humor, heart, and just the right kind of heroics,...

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Slacker

Gordon Korman · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.
Oops.
It's...
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Ungifted

Gordon Korman · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Gordon Korman comes a hilarious and heartfelt novel in which one middle-school troublemaker accidentally moves into the gifted and talented program - and changes everything. For fans of Louis Sachar and Jack Gantos, this funny and touching underdog...

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Elvis and the Underdogs

Jenny Lee · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 300
Format: Book

From Jenny Lee, writer on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up!, the number-one-rated kids' show in the country, this feel-good middle-grade novel is about a sickly boy whose life is turned upside down when he gets a therapy dog . . . who can talk!

Benji Wendell Barnsworth...

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The Boys Start the War

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor · Yearling; Reissue edition
Format: Paperback

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. The Hatford brothers expected three boys to move into the house where their best friends used to live. When the Malloy sisters arrive instead, the boys make a plan to drive them back to Ohio.,
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Skinnybones

Barbara Park · Random House
Pages: 111
Format: Paperback

For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex "Skinnybones" Frankovitch has a major-league big mouth! But when he brags his way into a pitching contest, this might be one mess that not even Alex can talk his way out of. SEQUELAlmost Starring...

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The Big One-Oh

Dean Pitchford · Putnam Juvenile
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Charley Maplewood has never been one for parties - that would require friends, which he doesn't have. But now that he's turning ten - the big one-oh - he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a "House of Horrors" theme. Of course things don't...
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How to Eat Fried Worms

Thomas Rockwell
Format: Paperback

"Because of a bet, Billy is in the uncomfortable position of having to eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. A hilarious story that will revolt and delight bumptious, unreachable intermediate-grade boys and any other less particular mortals that read or listen to it.... Colorful, original...
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Freaky Friday

Mary Rodgers
Format: Book

Annabel Andrews thinks she has a tough life. She's got an annoying little brother named Ben (better known as Ape Face) , her mom is always after her to clean up her room, and Boris, the boy who lives upstairs, doesn't like her a bit. Annabel wishes she had her mother's much easier
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The Tapper Twins Go to War

Geoff Rodkey · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 219
Format: Hardcover


This brand-new series by a popular screenwriter is a pitch-perfect, contemporary comedy featuring twelve-year-old fraternal twins, Claudia and Reese, who couldn't be more different...except in their determination to come out on top in a vicious prank war! But when the competition...
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Joey and Johnny, the Ninjas: Get Mooned

Kevin Serwacki · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 307
Format: Hardcover

Joey and Johnny, the Ninjas: Get Mooned is the first book in a clever, insanely funny, and highly entertaining illustrated series about two best friends and ninjas-in-training, perfect for fans of the Origami Yoda series.

Joey and Johnny are best friends, but they could not be more...

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Billy Sure Kid Entrepreneur

Luke Sharpe · Simon Spotlight
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Meet Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and discover all of his wild and wacky inventions in this start to a hilarious middle grade series!Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old CEO of Sure Things, Inc. and genius inventor of the All Ball,...
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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?"

Lemony Snicket · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldnt have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that...
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Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures

Jackson Pearce · Scholastic Press
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes an exciting new series full of magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations.

Here's a list of things Pip Bartlett can talk to:

Unicorns
Miniature Silky Griffins
Bitterflunks
...
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The Genius Factor: How to Capture an Invisible Cat

Paul Tobin · Bloomsbury, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Every Friday the 13th, 6th grade genius and inventor extraordinaire Nate Bannister does three not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. This time, he taught a caterpillar math, mailed a love letter, and super-sized his cat Proton before turning him invisible.

As Nate and his new (well,...

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Revenge of the Flower Girls

Jennifer Ziegler · Scholastic Press
Format: Hardcover

In this middle-grade Bridesmaids, hilarity ensues as triplets have to stop a wedding!One bride. Two boys. Three flower girls who won't forever hold their peace. What could go wrong with this wedding? Everything!The Brewster triplets, Dawn, Darby, and Delaney, would usually spend their...
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