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Humorous Books - Grade 4 Popularity Papers Lexile: 0 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. Pgs: 204 Call Letters: F Ign Ignatow, Amy Kids of Polk Street School: Sunny-Side Up (series) Lexile: 180 Summer for Richard Best, nicknamed Beast, means facing the two ordeals of summer school and losing his best friend, who is moving to a distant state. Pgs: 74 Call Letters: BC Giff, Patricia Reilly Zack Files: My Grandma, Major League Slugger (series) Lexile: 250 When magic enables Zack's 88-year-old grandmother to become a terrific batter, she ends up playing in a Chicago White Sox baseball game. Pgs: 58 Call Letters: BC Greenburg, Dan Stuart's Cape Lexile: 300 Bored because there is nothing to do in the house to which his family has just moved and worried about starting third grade in a new school, Stuart makes a magical cape out of his uncle's ties and has a series of adventures. Pgs: 55 Call Letters: F Pe Pennypacker, Sara Kids of Polk Street School: Beast in Ms. Roony's Class (series) Lexile: 340 Held back for a year in second grade, Richard can't seem to help getting into trouble, until he gets really interested in reading and helps his class in a special way. Pgs: 76 Call Letters: BC Giff, Patricia Reilly Cool Zone with Pain and the Great One (series) Lexile: 370 More adventures at school and at home with Jake, a 1st-grader, and his older sister Abigail, known to each other as the Pain and the Great One. Pgs: 109 Call Letters: F Bl Blume, Judy Pee Wee Scouts: Camp Ghost-Away (series) Lexile: 380 The Pee Wee Scouts sell donuts to raise money for a camping trip. When they arrive at the camp, a strange and scary voice scares them during the night. Pgs: 80 Call Letters: BC Delton, Judy Page 1
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  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Popularity Papers

    Lexile: 0

    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.

    Pgs: 204Call Letters: F Ign

    Ignatow, Amy

    Kids of Polk Street School: Sunny-Side Up (series)

    Lexile: 180

    Summer for Richard Best, nicknamed Beast, means facing the two ordeals of summer school and losing his best friend, who is moving to a distant state.

    Pgs: 74Call Letters: BC

    Giff, Patricia Reilly

    Zack Files: My Grandma, Major League Slugger (series)

    Lexile: 250

    When magic enables Zack's 88-year-old grandmother to become a terrific batter, she ends up playing in a Chicago White Sox baseball game.

    Pgs: 58Call Letters: BC

    Greenburg, Dan

    Stuart's Cape

    Lexile: 300

    Bored because there is nothing to do in the house to which his family has just moved and worried about starting third grade in a new school, Stuart makes a magical cape out of his uncle's ties and has a series of adventures.

    Pgs: 55Call Letters: F Pe

    Pennypacker, Sara

    Kids of Polk Street School: Beast in Ms. Roony's Class (series)

    Lexile: 340

    Held back for a year in second grade, Richard can't seem to help getting into trouble, until he gets really interested in reading and helps his class in a special way.

    Pgs: 76Call Letters: BC

    Giff, Patricia Reilly

    Cool Zone with Pain and the Great One (series)

    Lexile: 370

    More adventures at school and at home with Jake, a 1st-grader, and his older sister Abigail, known to each other as the Pain and the Great One.

    Pgs: 109Call Letters: F Bl

    Blume, Judy

    Pee Wee Scouts: Camp Ghost-Away (series)

    Lexile: 380

    The Pee Wee Scouts sell donuts to raise money for a camping trip. When they arrive at the camp, a strange and scary voice scares them during the night.

    Pgs: 80Call Letters: BC

    Delton, Judy

    Page 1

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    First Day of School Forever

    Lexile: 400

    Everything goes wrong for 11-year-old Artie on his first day at Ardmore Middle School, from the moment his alarm goes off until the next morning, when everything is repeated exactly the same way.

    Pgs: 183Call Letters: F Sti

    Stine, R.L.

    Friends Forever?: The Complicated Life of Claudia Cristina Cortez (seri

    Lexile: 400

    Claudia tries to talk her friend, Monica, out of trying out for cheerleading fearing that she will be let down because only the cool kids make the squad.

    Pgs: 88Call Letters: F Ga

    Gallagher, Diane

    Rotten School: The Great Smelling Bee (series)

    Lexile: 440

    In order to hide a bulldog in his no-pets-allowed dorm, scheming 4th-grader Bernie Bridges enrolls his pet as a transfer student.

    Pgs: 108Call Letters: F St

    Stine, R.L.

    Sideways Stories from Wayside School (series)

    Lexile: 460

    Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

    Pgs: 124Call Letters: F Sa

    Sachar, Louis

    Trading Faces (series)

    Lexile: 460

    7th-grade twins Payton and Emma decide to shake things up at their new middle school by switching places and taking on each other's lives, and their antics teach them that no one is exactly who the world thinks they are.

    Pgs: 300Call Letters: F De

    DeVillers, Julia

    Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing (series)

    Lexile: 470

    Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever-increasing problem.

    Pgs: 120Call Letters: F Bl

    Blume, Judy

    Loser List

    Lexile: 480

    Danny Shine tries to get his name off the "Loser List" in the girls' bathroom and winds up in detention, where the school bullies befriend him. But when the bullies steal from his favorite store, Danny needs to find a way to return it and end his association with the bullies before he gets a new reputation.

    Pgs: 213Call Letters: F Ko

    Kowitt, Holly

    Page 2

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Please Write in This Book (MHL Winner 2012)

    Lexile: 480

    When 4th grade teacher Ms. Wurtz leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner with a note encouraging those who find it to "talk to each other" in its pages, the student's entries spark a classroom-wide battle.

    Pgs: 97Call Letters: F Am

    Amato, Mary

    Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid

    Lexile: 480

    Every morning, Judy Moody measures Stink and it's always the same: 3 feet, 8 inches tall. Stink feels like even the class newt is growing faster than he is. Then, one day, the ruler reads 3 feet, 7 and 3/4 inches! Is Stink shrinking?

    Pgs: 102Call Letters: F Mc

    McDonald, Megan

    Vampire State Building

    Lexile: 490

    11-year-old Sam Bamford's on-line chess pal is in New York to play in a tournament, but Sam's sister and cousin are wary because Vlad has pointy teeth, comes from Romania, and admits to keeping secrets.

    Pgs: 100Call Letters: F Le

    Levy, Elizabeth

    Big Nate: In a Class By Himself

    Lexile: 500

    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.

    Pgs: 214Call Letters: F Pei

    Peirce, Lincoln

    Kylie Jean: Drama Queen (series)

    Lexile: 500

    Kylie Jean Carter knows she would be perfect to play the Queen of Hearts in the class play, but the new girl, Paula Dupree, also has her sights set on the role.

    Pgs: 103Call Letters: F Pes

    Peschke, Marci

    Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School

    Lexile: 510

    11-year-old Ellie McDoodle illustrates her sketchbook with chronicles of her adventures and mishaps while camping with her cousins, aunt, and uncle.

    Pgs: 170Call Letters: F Ba

    Barshaw, Ruth

    Dork in Disguise

    Lexile: 510

    Starting middle school in a new town, brainy Jerry Flack changes his image from "dork" to "cool kid," only to discover that he'd rather be himself.

    Pgs: 164Call Letters: F Go

    Gorman, Carol

    Page 3

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Nasty Stinky Sneakers

    Lexile: 510

    Will 10-year-old Colin find his missing stinky sneakers in time to enter The Stinkiest Sneakers in the World contest?

    Pgs: 105Call Letters: F Bu

    Bunting, Eve

    Secret Identity (Book 1: Shredderman)

    Lexile: 520

    5th-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!

    Pgs: 138Call Letters: F Va

    Van Draanen, Wendelin

    Chicken!: Be Brave with David Mortimore Baxter (series)

    Lexile: 520

    While at camp with his classmates, David is too scared to walk over a suspension bridge and gets the nickname chicken, which he tries to live down.

    Pgs: 88Call Letters: F Ta

    Tayleur, Karen

    George Brown: World's Worst Wedgie (series)

    Lexile: 520

    10-year-old George Brown tries his best to earn money for a special toy he wants, but whether he is working in his mother's craft shop or setting up a backyard circus, the magic burps erupt at exactly the wrong time and foil his plans.

    Pgs: 123Call Letters: BC

    Krulick, Nancy

    Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye (series)

    Lexile: 530

    Newspaper editor and adventure author Geronimo Stilton--who is also a mouse--gets roped into his sister Thea's treasure hunt on a remote island after she discovers an intriguing old map.

    Pgs: 116Call Letters: BC

    Stilton, Geronimo

    Judy Moody (series)

    Lexile: 530

    3rd grader Judy Moody is in a first day of school bad mood until she gets an assignment to create a collage all about herself and begins creating her masterpiece, the Me collage.

    Pgs: 160Call Letters: F Mc

    McDonald, Megan

    Frankie Pickle and the Closet of Doom (series)

    Lexile: 530

    Pickle's mother wants him to clean his room. However, he's much more interested in imagining adventures. When Frankie's mother agrees to let him not clean his room, the consequences surprise them both.

    Pgs: 79Call Letters: F Wig

    Wight, Eric

    Page 4

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Ghostville Elementary: Ghost Class (series)

    Lexile: 540

    ghosts who haunt the basement of Sleepy Hollow Elementary are determined not to allow living students to use their room.

    Pgs: 79Call Letters: BC

    Jones, Marcia Thornton

    My Rotten Life

    Lexile: 540

    Tired of continually having his feelings hurt by popular students and bullies, 5th-grader Nathan agrees to try an experimental formula (Hurt-Be-Gone) and becomes a half-dead zombie, a condition which, he soon discovers, has some real advantages.

    Pgs: 160Call Letters: F Lu

    Lubar, David

    Morgy Makes His Move

    Lexile: 550

    When 3rd-grader Morgy MacDougal-MacDuff moves from California to Massachusetts with his parents, he has a lot of new things to get used to before he feels comfortable.

    Pgs: 74Call Letters: F Le

    Lewis, Maggie

    Mallory on the Move (series)

    Lexile: 550

    After moving to a new town, 8-year-old Mallory keeps throwing stones in the "Wishing Pond" but things will not go back to the way they were before, and she remains torn between old and new best friends.

    Pgs: 158Call Letters: F Fr

    Friedman, Laurie

    Snarf Attack, Underfoodle and the Secret of Life

    Lexile: 550

    Older brother Wilbur recounts three missions that he and Orville tackle: to capture a bank robber, discover hidden treasure in their house and "overthrow a king."

    Pgs: 151Call Letters: F Am

    Amato, Mary

    Three Times Lucky

    Lexile: 560

    Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the Colonel, a café owner with a forgotten past of his own, is implicated in a murder.

    Pgs: 312Call Letters: F Tur

    Turnage, Sheila

    Zach Files: Great-Grandpa's in the Litter Box (series)

    Lexile: 570

    Zack takes home from the local animal shelter a scruffy tomcat who not only talks but claims to be the reincarnation of Zack's Great-Grandpa Julius.

    Pgs: 59Call Letters: BC

    Greenburg, Dan

    Page 5

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Reinvention of Bessica Lefter

    Lexile: 570

    Bessica Lefter looked forward to middle school until a rash decision to get matching pixie haircuts led to her having to attend the school entirely on her own, without her longtime best friend Sylvie.

    Pgs: 305Call Letters: F Tra

    Tracy, Kristen

    Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters (seri

    Lexile: 570

    Alvin makes a new friend and learns that he can be brave when his father takes him camping, hoping to instill a love of nature.

    Pgs: 170Call Letters: F Loo

    Look, Lenore

    Spaceheadz

    Lexile: 580

    Michael moves to a new school and learns that some of his friends are really aliens who have come to Earth in order to convince millions of kids to be Space Heads.

    Pgs: 163Call Letters: F Sci

    Scieszka, Jon

    Legend of Spud Murphy (series)

    Lexile: 580

    Brothers Will and Marty have been ordered to spend their summer at the library, under the supervision of the terrifying librarian, surrounded by row after row of books they're sure will bore them silly. Will the brothers figure out a way to survive a summer marooned on the carpet of Spud's children's section?

    Pgs: 95Call Letters: F Co

    Colfer, Eoin

    Sloppy Copy Slip-Up

    Lexile: 590

    4th-grader, Brian Higman, worries about how his teacher Miss Fromme will react when he fails to hand in a writing assignment; but he ends up being able to tell his story after all.

    Pgs: 103Call Letters: F Dis

    DiSalvo, Dyanne

    Samantha Hansen Has Rocks in Her Head

    Lexile: 590

    While anticipating a vacation to the Grand Canyon, 10-year-old Samantha Hanson wonders why her mother refuses to talk about her father, who died when Samantha was young, and finds it difficult to control her temper towards her older sister.

    Pgs: 178Call Letters: F Vi

    Viau, Nancy

    Guinea Dog

    Lexile: 600

    When his mother brings home a guinea pig instead of the dog he has always wanted, 5th-grader Rufus is not happy - until the rodent starts acting exactly like a dog.

    Pgs: 183Call Letters: F Jen

    Jennings, Patrick

    Page 6

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    How Not to Run for President

    Lexile: 600

    When 12-year-old Aidan saves presidential candidate Bettina Brandon from a falling campaign sign and ends up the "Clarinet Hero," he's adopted by the campaign and hits the road.

    Pgs: 235Call Letters: F Cla

    Clark, Catherine

    Melvin Beederman: Terror in Tights (series)

    Lexile: 610

    Los Angeles superhero Melvin Beederman and Candace, his partner in "uncrime," find themselves on an adventure involving liquid bologna and country music after Melvin receives some mysterious, threatening e-mails.

    Pgs: 138Call Letters: BC

    Trine, Greg

    Niagara Falls, Or Does It? (Book 1: Hank Zipzer)

    Lexile: 610

    When Hank Zipzer has to write an essay on what he did over the summer, he decides instead to "show" what he did.

    Pgs: 133Call Letters: F Wi

    Winkler, Henry

    Melonhead

    Lexile: 620

    Adam "Melonhead" Melon, a budding inventor with a knack for getting into trouble, enters a science contest that challenges students to recycle an older invention into a new invention.

    Pgs: 209Call Letters: F Kel

    Kelly, Katy

    Boys are Dogs

    Lexile: 630

    After Annabelle's mother starts dating a new boyfriend, she faces life in a new town with a new school, and a new puppy, and while training the dog Annabelle decides to experiment with some of her training techniques to deal with the unruly middle school boys in her class.

    Pgs: 195Call Letters: F Ma

    Margolis, Leslie

    Lemonade War

    Lexile: 630

    Evan and his younger sister, Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for 4th grade and as summer's end approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn 100 dollars.

    Pgs: 173Call Letters: F Da

    Davies, Jacqueline

    Loser

    Lexile: 650

    Even though his classmates from 1st grade on have considered him strange and a loser, Daniel Zinkoff's optimism and exuberance and the support of his loving family do not allow him to feel that way about himself.

    Pgs: 218Call Letters: F Sp

    Spinelli, Jerry

    Page 7

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    11 Birthdays

    Lexile: 650

    After celebrating their first nine same-day birthdays together, Amanda and Leo, who haven't spoken in a year, prepare to celebrate their 11th birthday separately. But peculiar things begin to happen as the day of their birthday begins to repeat itself over and over again.

    Pgs: 267Call Letters: F Ma

    Mass, Wendy

    Bobby vs. Girls (Accidently)

    Lexile: 650

    Bobby inadvertently gets into a fight with his best friend Holly, and their disagreement develops into a boys versus girls war involving their whole 4th-grade class.

    Pgs: 170Call Letters: F Ye

    Yee, Lisa

    Leon and the Spitting Image

    Lexile: 690

    Leon, a 4th grader at The Ethical School, tries to outwit the school bully and learn to sew for fanatical teacher Miss Cronheim, with unexpected help from his final project, a doll with magical powers.

    Pgs: 301Call Letters: F Ku

    Kurzweil, Allen

    Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone

    Lexile: 690

    11-year-old Zoey is suffering the pains of entering the sixth grade, stressing over things such as having a bad hair day and finding a place at the primo lunch table.

    Pgs: 184Call Letters: F Pal

    Palatini, Margie

    Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life

    Lexile: 700

    When Rafe Kane enters middle school, he teams up with his best friend, "Leo the Silent," to create a game to make school more fun by trying to break every rule in the school's code of conduct.

    Pgs: 281Call Letters: F Pat

    Patterson, James

    Dragonbreath (series)

    Lexile: 700

    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.

    Pgs: 146Call Letters: F Urs

    Vernon, Ursula

    Airball: My Life in Briefs

    Lexile: 700

    Kirby Nickel loves basketball. He loves watching basketball. He loves talking about basketball. The only problem is he can't play basketball. But coach has a plan for Kirby and the supremely untalented 7th-grade team. It involves the guys playing only in their briefs. Maybe the sportswear will really inspire the team. And maybe Kirby will find out who his

    Pgs: 208Call Letters: F Ha

    Harkrader, Lisa

    Page 8

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Jennifer Murdley's Toad

    Lexile: 700

    When an ordinary-looking 5th grader purchases a talking toad, she embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures.

    Pgs: 159Call Letters: F Co

    Coville, Bruce

    My Weird School: Miss Daisy is Crazy (series)

    Lexile: 700

    Miss Daisy's unusual teaching methods surprise her second grade students, especially reluctant learner A.J.

    Pgs: 83Call Letters: BC

    Gutman, Dan

    Pete & Freemont

    Lexile: 700

    When circus owner Mike decides Pete the poodle has grown too old to continue as the starring act, Pete forms an unlikely alliance with a young grizzly bear, who only wants to go home to the woods.

    Pgs: 180Call Letters: F Tr

    Tripp, Jenny

    Magnificent 12: The Call (series)

    Lexile: 710

    Mack MacAvoy, a seriously average 12-year-old boy, is faced with a difficult decision when a 3000-year-old man appears in the boys' bathroom and informs him that he is one of the Magnificent 12 and is needed to find his 11 teammates and save the world.

    Pgs: 243Call Letters: F Gra

    Grant, Michael

    Frankly Franny (series)

    Lexile: 710

    Frannie Miller, who cannot wait to grow up and work in an office with a swivel chair and her own assistant, causes havoc when she tries to help out while on a school field trip to the local radio station.

    Pgs: 123Call Letters: F Ste

    A.J. Stern

    Genie Scheme

    Lexile: 730

    12-year-old Jenna buys a hat for a homeless woman, only to discover the woman is actually a genie who will grant Jenna's every wish, but when Jenna realizes that all the things she is wishing for are being taken from someone else, she must decide if her own happiness is worth someone else's misery.

    Pgs: 179Call Letters: F Jo

    Jones, Kimberly

    Dying to Meet You

    Lexile: 730

    In this story told mostly through letters, children's book author, I. B. Grumply, gets more than he bargained for when he rents a quiet place to write for the summer.

    Pgs: 147Call Letters: F Kl

    Klise, Kate

    Page 9

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Alice Miranda at School

    Lexile: 740

    Alice-Miranda finds her new boarding school to be a very curious establishment with no flowers in the gardens, a headmistress that has not been seen for years, and a mysterious stranger that seems to be hiding out on the premises.

    Pgs: 257Call Letters: F Har

    Harvey, Jacqueline

    Witches

    Lexile: 740

    A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

    Pgs: 201Call Letters: F Da

    Dahl, Roald

    Big One-Oh

    Lexile: 750

    Determined not to be weird all his life like his neighbor, Charley Maplewood decides to throw himself a 10th birthday party, complete with a "house of horrors" theme, but first he will have to make some friends to invite.

    Pgs: 181Call Letters: F Pi

    Pitchform, Dean

    Strange Case of Origami Yoda

    Lexile: 760

    6th-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.

    Pgs: 141Call Letters: F An

    Angleberger, Tom

    NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society

    Lexile: 760

    While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.

    Pgs: 306Call Letters: F Bu

    Buckley, Michael

    Cheesie Mack is Not a Genius or Anything

    Lexile: 770

    Ronald "Cheesie" Mack shares memories, thoughts, and drawings about everything that happened before, during, and after 5th grade graduation

    Pgs: 229Call Letters: F Cot

    Cotler, Stephen L

    Thing About Georgie

    Lexile: 770

    Georgie's dwarfism causes problems, but he could always rely on his parents, his best friend, and classmate Jeanie the Meanie's teasing, until a surprising announcement, a new boy in school, and a class project shake things up.

    Pgs: 220Call Letters: F Ga

    Graff, Lisa

    Page 10

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Aliens on Vacation

    Lexile: 770

    Scrub arrives at his grandmother's bed-and-breakfast only to discover she has opened the doors to aliens, and he must decide what to do when the local sheriff notices some of the kids Scrub has on a campout glow in the dark.

    Pgs: 251Call Letters: F Smi

    Smith, Clete Barrett

    Vincent Shadow: Toy Inventor

    Lexile: 770

    Eleven-year-old Vincent Shadow, inspired by the ideas of the inventor Nikola Tesla, has always kept his many unusual toy inventions secret from his family until he enters a contest whose prize is to spend a summer working with the eccentric Howard G. Whizz of Whizzer Toys.

    Pgs: 185Call Letters: F Ke

    Kehoe, Tim

    Lost and Found

    Lexile: 780

    Twin brothers Jay and Ray Grayson learn about friendship, honesty, and themselves after taking advantage of a clerical oversight in which their new school thinks there is only one Grayson boy.

    Pgs: 161Call Letters: F Cl

    Clements, Andrew

    Justin Case: School, Drool and Other Deadly Disasters

    Lexile: 790

    Justin is very nervous about starting third grade and must make the best of things when he does not get the teacher he wanted, his best friend is in another class, and his favorite stuffed animal disappears.

    Pgs: 245Call Letters: F Vai

    Vail, Rachel

    Clementine (series)

    Lexile: 790

    While sorting through difficulties in her friendship with her neighbor Margaret, 8-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.

    Pgs: 133Call Letters: F Pe

    Pennypacker, Sara

    Rising Star of Rusty Nail

    Lexile: 790

    In the small town of Rusty Nail, Minnesota, in the early 1950s, musically talented ten-year-old Franny wants to take advanced piano lessons from newcomer Olga Malenkov, a famous Russian musician suspected of being a communist spy by gossipy members of the community.

    Pgs: 270Call Letters: F Bl

    Blume, Lesley

    Willoughby's

    Lexile: 790

    A tongue-in-cheek take on classic The four Willoughby children set out to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on a treacherous around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

    Pgs: 174Call Letters: F Lo

    Lowry, Lois

    Page 11

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    The Trolls

    Lexile: 810

    Eccentric Aunt Sally comes from Canada to babysit the Anderson children while their parents are on a trip to Paris and every night the bedtime story adds another piece to a very suspect family history.

    Pgs: 135Call Letters: F Ho

    Horvath, Polly

    Nerd Camp

    Lexile: 810

    For 10-year-old Gabe, the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment is all that he dreamed it would be, but he must work hard to write about the fun in letters to Zach, his cool future stepbrother, without revealing that it is a camp for "nerds."

    Pgs: 261Call Letters: F Wei

    Weissman, Elissa Brent

    Julia Gillian

    Lexile: 810

    9-year-old Julia Gillian learns a lot about facing fear as she and her St. Bernard, Bigfoot, take long walks through their Minneapolis neighborhood one hot summer, and she seeks the courage to finish a book that could have an unhappy ending.

    Pgs: 280Call Letters: F M

    McGhee, Alison

    No Talking

    Lexile: 820

    The noisy 5th grade boys of Laketon Elementary School challenge the equally loud fifth grade girls to a "no talking" contest.

    Pgs: 146Call Letters: F Cl

    Clements, Andrew

    Frindle

    Lexile: 830

    When he decides to turn his 5th-grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.

    Pgs: 105Call Letters: F Cl

    Clements, Andrew

    Lunch Money

    Lexile: 840

    12-year-old Greg, who has always been good at moneymaking projects, is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival, Maura, to create a series of comic books to sell at school.

    Pgs: 222Call Letters: F Cl

    Clements, Andrew

    Matilda

    Lexile: 840

    Matilda applies her untapped mental powers to rid the school of the evil, child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, and restore her nice teacher, Miss Honey, to financial security.

    Pgs: 240Call Letters: F Da

    Dahl, Roald

    Page 12

  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Dial-a-Ghost

    Lexile: 850

    A family of nice ghosts protects a British orphan from the diabolical plans of his evil guardians.

    Pgs: 195Call Letters: F Ib

    Ibbotson, Eva

    Moving Day: Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls (series)

    Lexile: 850

    9-year-old Allie Finkle has rules for everything and is even writing her own rule book, but her world is turned upside-down when she learns that her family is moving across town, which will mean a new house, school, best friend, and plenty of new rules.

    Pgs: 228Call Letters: F Ca

    Cabot, Meg

    Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Writing Thank-You Notes (series)

    Lexile: 870

    10-year-old Moxy Maxwell has promised to write twelve thank-you notes by the day after Christmas so that she and her twin brother Mark can go to Hollywood to visit their father, but all her brilliant ideas to help finish the task more efficiently end up creating chaos in the house.

    Pgs: 159Call Letters: F Gi

    Gifford, Peggy

    Oggie Cooder

    Lexile: 880

    Quirky 4th-grader Oggie Cooder goes from being shunned to everyone's best friend when his uncanny ability to chew slices of cheese into the shapes of states wins him a slot on a popular television talent show, but he soon learns the perils of being a celebrity - and having a neighbor girl as his manager.

    Pgs: 176Call Letters: F We

    Weeks, Sarah

    Pepins and Their Problems

    Lexile: 920

    Whether it's waking up to find toads in their shoes, becoming trapped on the roof, or searching for cheese when their cow makes only lemonade, the Pepin family always seem to get into the most bizarre scrapes. Lucky for them they have great problem-solving readers.

    Pgs: 179Call Letters: F Ho

    Horvath, Polly

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Lexile: 950

    Greg records his 6th grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

    Pgs: 217Call Letters: F Ki

    Kinney, Jeff

    Everything on a Waffle

    Lexile: 950

    11-year-old Primrose, who lives in a small fishing village in British Columbia, recounts her experiences and all that she learns about human nature and the unpredictability of life in the months after her parents are lost at sea.

    Pgs: 149Call Letters: F Ho

    Horvath, Polly

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  • Humorous Books - Grade 4

    Julian Rodriguez Episode One: Trash Crisis on Earth

    Lexile: 980

    8-year-old Julian Rodriguez is sent to his room for refusing to take out the trash, and imagines that he is a space warrior.

    Pgs: 123Call Letters: F St

    Stadler, Alexander

    Just Grace (series)

    Lexile: 1060

    Misnamed by her teacher, 7-year-old Just Grace prides herself on being empathetic, but when she tries to help a neighbor feel better, her good intentions backfire.

    Pgs: 138Call Letters: F Ha

    Harper, Charise Mericle

    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle

    Lexile: 1070

    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle loves children, both good and bad. She never scolds, but has positive cures for children with special problems such as answering back or never wanting to go to bed.

    Pgs: 118Call Letters: F Ma

    MacDonald, Betty

    Masters of Disaster

    Lexile: 1100

    12-year-old Henry Mosely, having decided his life is boring, ropes his friends Riley and Reed into a series of hair-raising adventures, including trying to break world records, visiting a haunted house, and solving a century-old murder.

    Pgs: 102Call Letters: F Pa

    Paulsen, Gary

    Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze

    Lexile: 1180

    In love with the girl he sneezed on the first day of school, Milo copes with being the new kid (again) as he struggles to survive the school year that is filled with reminders of what his life “used to be" before his mother died.

    Pgs: 275Call Letters: F Sil

    Silberberg, Alan

    Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing About Me (series)

    Lexile: 1190

    8-year-old Lucy Rose keeps a diary of her first year in Washington, D.C., where she spends time with her grandparents, makes new friends, and longs to convince her teacher to let her take care of the class pet during a holiday.

    Pgs: 137Call Letters: F Ke

    Kelly, Katy

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