Book Genre: Humor and Comedy

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Bonnie Thomas Abbott
Brett
3

Mertensia Corydalis writes a gardening newsletter and provides glimpses of her private life through the anecdotes she shares along the way. There is plenty of humor here and also a bunch of actual gardening advice. The book slows down a bit in the second half when the story starts to take center...

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Walter Moers
Emily
4

i just LOVED this book!!! it was very strange so i dont know who to recommend it to, it had dinosaurs and pigs and giant books and glowing squids... and also it was freakin' illustrated!!!! i really loved it and can't wait to read captain bluebear or rumo! yay walter moers

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Toni McGee Causey
Emily
4

Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day is a funny, hysterical, gun-and-stud filled romp through the bayou. IF you like Stephanie Plum then you will love Bobby Faye. Bobby Faye's day begins with a flood in her trailer, then she finds out her brother has been kidnapped by someone who wants...

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Edward Gorey
Emily
4

As a child I would plop myself down infront of the TV to watch Mystery on PBS, now it wasn’t because I was a huge fan of mysteries but because I was a huge fan of those creepy, chilling, and strange illustrations that introduced the show, it was only like ten or fifteen seconds of cartooning but...

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Joe Schreiber
extra medium
4

All his life, Perry has done exactly what his parents tell him to. When his parents tell him that he has to take Gobi, the exchange student living with his family (and so totally not as hot or into him as he'd hoped) to the prom, Perry does- even though his band has a gig in Manhattan that...

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James Thurber
Emily
5

James Thurber is under appreciated in this day and age. A long time contributor to the New Yorker his strange stories about strange people and the even stranger drawings humored generations. Take him home and read him aloud to a crowd. Don’t be surprised when people begin laughing loudly. These...

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James Lileks
Emily
4

Hahahaa this book is amusing, upsetting, interesting, astonishing and informative. Written with  a smirk and a wink this book chronicles the misadventures of American cuisine from the so called "Golden Age of Salt and Starch" these "recipes" are gleaned from ads for food companies wherein...

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Madeleine George
extra medium
4

I've been waiting for this book to come out ever since I heard Madeline George read a hilarious make out scene where the kisser's skills were compared to a piece of cut cantaloupe (ew!). It's finally out and it's awesome! Anyway... Jesse (haircut courtesy of her Swiss Army Knife, giant boots,...

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Judith Viorst
Becker
4

Lulu always gets what she wants. If she doesn't, she throws a fit, screeching until the light bulbs burst, and then her parents give in. So what happens when she decides that she wants a brontosaurus for her birthday? Not only are they extinct, but they might not make very good pets! When Lulu's...

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Jon Agee
Elizabeth
0

Mr. Putney has lots of animal friends with unusual names. Can you guess their names? Who wakes up Mr. Putney in the morning? An ALARMADILLO! What do you call Mr. Putney's messy lobster lunch companion? A SLOBSTER! Readers are given clues to help them guess the name of each animal friend. After...

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Adam Rex
Becker
3

Want something a little different than the vampire romance novels that seem to be everywhere these days? Want to know what happens when the geek you've never noticed is the one who's the vampire (pretty much by accident)? Doug isn't drinking cow blood because he's a noble vampire who doesn't...

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Gail Carriger
extra medium
5

Alexia Tarabotti is not the proper Victorian Englishwoman. She is well read, opinionated, half-Italian, unmarried, and she uses her parasol as a weapon. And that's not the worst: she's preternatural, that is, she can turn a vampire or werewolf into a normal human while she is in physical contact...

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Sloane Crosley
Tara
4

Sloane Crosley fulfills the promise of her first book, I Was Told There'd be Cake, with a deeper, but equally funny second book of humorous essays. While the moments of loud guffaws are still present, they are interspersed with deeper notes of human emotion. There is one part that almost made me...

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Jo Nesbø
extra medium
0

Nilly (short for nearly invisible) is the new kid at school and he quickly makes friends with the weirdest old man on the street, Dr. Proctor. Dr. Proctor is an inventor of (mostly) useless things and his latest invention needs a test subject. Nilly agrees and he, Nilly's friend Lisa, and Dr....

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Mark Haddon
Becker
4

What would you do if you overhead two of your teachers talking in what sounds like a made up language? Well, Jim and Charlie decide they have to find out what's going on, and that leads to an adventure of a scale they'd never imagined! You'll be laughing all the way through this adventure that...

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Justin Halpern
seanamo
4

I've been a fan for a while of Justin Halpern's tweets about the outrageously funny random stuff his 73-year-old dad, Sam, says, but this book was so much more than I expected. It's not just a collection of the Twitter log that Justin created a year ago, it's a really heartwarming and funny...

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Tom Angleberger
extra medium
0

Dwight is a pretty strange kid and isn't super popular at school. One day, he shows up with an origami Yoda finger puppet on his hand that gives out advice. The weird thing: Yoda is always right! The force really is with origami Yoda! Yoda helps kids do better in baseball, warns people about pop...

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Frank Cottrell Boyce
Gwen
0

Twelve-year-old Liam is tall for his age; in fact, he often gets mistaken for a grown-up. So when Liam is mistaken for a father and is offered a top-secret trip to the best theme park ever, he immediately accepts! Now he just has to convince his own parents that he's really going on a week-long...

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Linda Skeers
Becker
4

When Emma receives a ballerina outfit from Uncle Leo, she doesn't quite know what to do with it. She doesn't know how to be a ballerina, but everyone around her, from the mailman to her brother, has advice on what to do and how to act. Emma realizes that she's more of a cowboy boots and kazoo...

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Ally Carter
Becker
4

Katarina Bishop is trying to get out of the family business. This isn't as easy at it might sound, especially when your family is in the business of planning heists, pulling off cons, and robbing art museums. Kat has conned her way in to an exclusive boarding school and thinks she has a chance...

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Tedd Arnold
Gwen
0

Fly Guy is a fly who lives with his human friend, Buzz. Buzz and Fly Guy are playing hide and seek when Fly Guy gets picked up by the garbage man! Buzz follows the garbage truck to the dump, but then must figure out which of the many flies at the dump is Fly Guy. Can you figure it out before...

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Joey Comeau
Liberty
5

Joey Comeau writes cover letters to potential employers as a means of expressing his frustration with the current job market and as a vehicle for exploring his feelings about life in general. Hilarious, horrible and sometimes terribly sad, Overqualified, is a joy to read.

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Lauren Bjorkman
Becker
3

Roz's sister and best friend Eva isn't talking to her. Roz isn't sure why--does it have something to do with Roz wanting Eva's boyfriend, Bryan? What about the fight that Roz had with her cheerleading friend Carmen? What about that lead role in Shakespeare's As You Like It that they're both...

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Tony Mitton
Elizabeth
0

Learn about seven dinosaurs -- Pteranodon, Deinonychus, Mononykus, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus, Triceratops, and Kronosaurus -- in this colorful and humorous book of poems. You will laugh aloud as you read where these dinosaurs lived, what they ate, and how they got around.

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Pierre Le Gall
Elizabeth
0

Naughty Constance has a unique view of the world. She sees her parents as terrible people and her house as an evil mansion. Her teachers torture her. The only good part of her life is her perfect cat, Tiny. One day Constance packs her suitcase and runs away with Tiny. Free at last! But for how...