Humorous Stories

Cronin, Doreen. Duck for President. Simon and Schuster, 2004. Duck works his way up to farmer, then Governor, and then to the highest office in the land. Ages 5 – 9.

Korman, Gordon. I Want to Go Home. Scholastic, 1986. Rudy attempts dramatic and hilarious escapades so he will get sent home from camp. Ages 10 - 16.

MacDonald, Alan. Snarlyhissopus. Tiger Tales, 2002. Pelican's news about a spoty hippomus in the jungle spreads and the facts become very distorted. Ages 4 – 8.

Munsch, Robert. Stephanie's Ponytail. Annick Press, 1996. A little girl is determined to strike a blow for nonconformity and arrives at school with a hairdo more outrageous than each day before. Ages 5 - 10.

Numeroff, Laura Joffe. If you take a mouse to School. Laura Geringer Children's Books, 2002. An energetic little mouse has some hilarious demands. Ages 4 - 8.

Parish, Peggy. Amelia Bedelia (And many other titles). Harper Collins Juvenile Books, c 1992. Amelia is a housekeeper who literally follows instructions. Ages 7 - 10.

Park, Barbara. Junie B. Jones is a Party Animal (And many other titles). Random House, 1997. Junie B. Jones finds some ways to make a sleepover interesting. Ages 6 – 9.

Paul, Gary. How Angel Peterson Got His Name. Wendy Lamb Books, 2003. Gary Paulson tells of his hilarious 13th year of high spirits, idiocy, and showing off. Ages 9 – 12.

Peck, Robert Newton. Soup (and other titles). Random House, 1999. Soup always has brilliant ideas that lead to hilarious consequences. Ages 9 - 12.

Pilkey, David. Captain Underpants and The Attack of the Talking Toilets. Scholastic, 1999. Ages 9 – 12.

Root, Phyllis. One Windy Wednesday. (The Giggle Club.)EconoClad Books, 1999. A funny story of barnyard disorder. Ages 3-5.

Sachar, Louis. Super Fast, Out of Control (Marvin Redpost No. 7 ). Random House, 2000. Marvin is afraid of his new mountain bike, yet accepts a challenge to ride down suicide hill. Ages 6 – 9.

Silverstein, Shel. Where the Sidewalk Ends. (Also Light in the Attic.) Harper Collins, 1974. Humorous poetry. Ages 9 - 14.

Teague, Mark. Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters From Obedience School. Scholastic Press, c 2002. A clever dog writes guilt inducing letters home in hopes that his owner will "spring" him from obedience school. Ages 5 – 9.