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Danny's Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment

David Adler · Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Pages: 105
Format: Paperback

Here's a fact: My new friend Calvin Waffle is 100% Weird Danny Cohen and Calvin Waffle are two very different kids. Danny likes playing baseball; Calvin enjoys strange experiments. Danny follows the rules at school; Calvin tries to drive his teacher crazy. Danny and Calvin decide...

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Please Write in This Book

Mary Amato · Holiday House
Format: Hardcover

When a teacher leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner for her students to find, with the instructions "Please Write in this Book," she hopes it will encourage her students to talk to one another in its pages. Lizzy is the first to find it and decides that only girls should...
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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

Tom Angleberger · Amulet Books
Pages: 141
Format: Book

In this funny, uncannily wise portrait of the dynamics of a sixth-grade class and of the greatness that sometimes comes in unlikely packages, Dwight, a loser, talks to his classmates via an origami finger puppet of Yoda. If that weren't strange enough, the puppet is uncannily wise...

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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...
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Ellie McDoodle: Have Pen, Will Travel (old edition)

Ruth McNally Barshaw · Bloomsbury USA Childrens; 1st edition
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

When Ellie's family moves to a new town, she's sure she won't fit in. Nobody else likes to read as much as she does, the other kids tease her, and even the teachers can't seem to get her name right. But when the students need someone to help them rally against unfair lunch...
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Dirk Daring, Secret Agent

Helaine Becker · Orca Book Publishers
Format: Print book

When Darren Dirkowitz's evil stepbrother (code name Waldo) gets hold of Darren's tippity-top-secret spy journal, he threatens to expose it to the entire Preston Middle School student body. Unless, that is, Darren starts doing his dirty work for him. Now Darren's got to use the oh-so-cloak-and-daggery...
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Lunch Walks Among Us (Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist) (Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist)

Benton Jim · Scholastic, Inc.; First edition
Pages: 102
Format: Paperback

Franny K. Stein is not your average girl -- she's a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies and piranha to goldfish, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. Being a mad scientist is exciting, but it does have its drawbacks.
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Cartboy and the Time Capsule

L.A. Campbell · Starscape
Format: Book

Cartboy and the Time Capsule by L. A. Campbell is a laugh-out-loud debut novel for young readers about sixth-grader Hal Rifkind-unfortunately nicknamed Cartboy-and his horribly historic, hilarious year. Hal hates history class-it literally bores him to tears. But his father is a big history...

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Gossip From the Girls' Room: A Blogtastic! Novel

Rose Cooper · Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover

Diary of a Wimpy Kid for girls!Gossip from the Girls Room fills readers in on all there is to learn about middle school life at Middlebrooke, where Sofia has her very own blog and discusses all the juicy gossip that comes out of the Girls room read along to find out just what happens when...
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The Super Life of Ben Braver

Marcus Emerson · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Packed with black-and-white art and comic strips throughout, The Super Life of Ben Braver is the first book in a hilarious adventure series about the greatness that lies within any middle schooler who dreams big from Marcus Emerson, the author of the smash hit Diary of a 6th Grade...

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Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading

Tommy Greenwald · Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 220
Format: Hardcover

Charlie Joe Jackson may be the most reluctant reader ever born. And so far, he's managed to get through life without ever reading an entire book from cover to cover. But now that he's in middle school, avoiding reading isn't as easy as it used to be. And when his friend Timmy McGibney decides...
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The 13-Story Treehouse

Andy Griffiths · Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

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My Weird School #1: Miss Daisy Is Crazy!

Dan Gutman · HarperCollins
Format: Paperback

With more than 6.5 million books sold, the My Weird School series really gets kids reading!For A.J. and the gang at Ella Mentry School, weirdness and fun are all part of the routine. In this first book in the outrageously funny series that has reached millions of readers around the world,...
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The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang

Amy Ignatow · Amulet
Pages: 204
Format: Hardcover

Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang are best friends with one goal: to crack the code of popularity. Lydia's the bold one: aspiring theater star, stick-fighting enthusiast, human guinea pig. Julie's the shy one: observer and artist, accidental field hockey star, faithful recorder. In this...
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Martin Bridge: Ready for Takeoff!

Jessica Scott Kerrin · Kids Can Press
Pages: 120
Format: Print book

Meet Martin Bridge -- a boy whose well-meant plans sometimes go awry. In three illustrated stories, Martin encounters two bus drivers with very different ways of relating, makes a tough decision about a friend's pet and takes on an extremely competitive model rocket project that almost...
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The Loser List

H. N. Kowitt · Scholastic Paperbacks
Format: Book

Diary of a Wimpy Kid watch out -- Danny Shine and the other kids of Thorn Underwood Middle School arent bestsellers yet, but theyre on their way!When Danny gets caught trying to cross his name off the Geek list in the girls bathroom, hes sent to detention. Bullies torment him mercilessly...

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Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things

Lenore Look · Schwartz & Wade Books
Pages: 172
Format: Hardcover

Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything - elevators, tunnels,...
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Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

Megan McDonald · Candlewick; Reprint edition
Format: Hardcover

In honor of Judy Moody's younger "bother," the creators of the award-winning series have put themselves in a very Stink-y mood — proving, once and for all, that you're only as short as you feel.Shrink, shrank, shrunk!Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's...
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King of the Bench: No Fear!

Steve Moore · HarperCollins
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

From the nationally syndicated cartoonist of "In the Bleachers" comes a new, highly illustrated middle grade series about Steve, who plays the same position in every sport: bench-warmer. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Timmy Failure, King of the Bench is an ode to teammates,...

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Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th-Grade Vampire

Marissa Moss · Creston Books
Format: Hardcover

Middle school is tough enough for normal humans, but when you're a vampire, it's even more challenging. Edgar rises to the occasion with wit, humor, and some help from his friends.
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The Name Game!

Marissa Moss · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 80
Format: Hardcover

In The Name Game!, Daphne has never (ever) loved her name, but it is her name and she can't do much to change it. So when the first day of fourth grade comes, Daphne is flustered when the new teacher can't seem to remember her name. It's not Duffy or Daffy or Doffy. It's Daphne!...
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Do Not Open!

Mark Parisi · HarperCollins
Pages: 250
Format: Hardcover

"Funny and engaging. Marty Pants is a surefire hit!" - Lincoln Peirce, author of the Big Nate series

Move over, Wimpy Kid. Here comes the imaginative, the inquisitive, the unstoppable Marty Pants!

Marty Pants is different from your typical middle schooler. He has the soul...

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Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis · Candlewick Press
Pages: 294
Format: Book

Want to aspire to greatness? Check out this new 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 nation....

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House of Robots

James Patterson · jimmy patterson
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover

In this new highly-illustrated series from James Patterson, an extraordinary robot signs up for an ordinary fifth grade class... and elementary school will never be the same!

It was never easy for Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez to fit in, so he's dreading the day when his genius mom insists...
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Big Nate: In a Class by Himself Special Edition

Lincoln Peirce · HarperCollins; Special edition
Format: Hardcover

This awesome special edition of Big Nate: In a Class by Himself includes an extra 16 pages full of winter fun, with laugh-out-loud holiday comix, mix 'n' match gift grabs, and Nate-orious wish lists!Big Nate fans won't want to miss getting their hands on the first Big Nate novel,...
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Stuart Goes To School

Sara Pennypacker · Orchard; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

This hilarious sequel to STUART'S CAPE is a witty chapter book about an eight-year-old worrier's first day of school.Our favorite worrier is back, and Stuart is about to start third grade. As he makes his way to the first day of school, wearing the worst outfit ever, what could...
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The Tapper Twins Go to War

Geoff Rodkey

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside School.

Accidentally built standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake)...

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The Tapper Twins Go to War

Geoff Rodkey

Bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Louis Sachar knows how to make readers laugh. And there are laughs galore in perennial favorite Sideways Stories from Wayside School.

Accidentally built standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake)...

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Sideways Stories from Wayside School

Louis Sachar
Format: Paperback

A Crazy Mixed-up School. There'd been a terrible mistake. Wayside School was supposed to be built with thirty classrooms one on top of the other... thirty stories tall (The builder said he was very sorry. ) That may be why all kinds of funny things happen at Wayside SChool... e
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Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor: Book One

Jon Scieszka · Amulet Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

"I never thought science could be funny . . . until I read Frank Einstein. It will have kids laughing."
- Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid

"Huge laughs and great science - the kind of smart, funny stuff that makes Jon Scieszka a legend."
...
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The Adventures of Benny

Steve Shreve · Two Lions
Format: Hardcover

As Benny goes on five adventures that take him from the woods behind his house to the pyramids of Egypt, he comes face to face with a host of bad guys—pirates, a mummy, and even his very own Booger-Man! And what about all those monkeys?Join Benny on these wild adventures as he confronts...
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Friendship Over

Julie Sternberg · Boyds Mills Pr
Pages: 152
Format: Print book

Ten-year-old Celie has quite a few things on her mind - fights with her sister Jo, secrets at school, an increasingly forgetful grandmother, and worst of all, a best friend who won't speak to her. How can a girl who hates change survive, when everything in her life is changing? By writing,...
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My Name Is Stilton, Geronimo Stilton (SERIES)

Geronimo Stilton · Scholastic; Reprint edition
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is a fast-paced adventure with lively art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love.Have you met my very young assistant editor, Pinky Pick? She is only thirteen years old, but she is one of the cleverest...

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My Life as a Book

Janet Tashjian · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Book

Summer's finally here, and Derek Fallon is looking forward to pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek's dreams of fun come to an end. Ever since...

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Frazzled: Everyday Disasters and Impending Doom

Booki Vivat · Harper
Pages: 225
Format: Print book

"Hilarious." (NPR's All Things Considered)

"Honest, sweet, and laugh-out-loud funny. Fans of Smile and Diary of a Wimpy Kid will appreciate this debut." (Brightly.com)

Meet Abbie Wu. Abbie is in crisis - and not just because she's starting middle...

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Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties

Tom Watson · Harper
Pages: 199
Format: Print book

There's a new pet in town: Stick Cat! Perfect for fans of Big Nate, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and the Stick Dog books, Stick Cat features Tom Watson's trademark combination of laughs, adventure, and hilarious stick-figure drawings.

It's a big day in the big city for Stick Cat and his best...

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