If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid
If you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid try these funny stories.
I was a third grade science project / Mary Jane Auch
While trying to hypnotize his dog for the third grade science fair, Brian accidentally makes his best friend Josh think he's a cat.
Series: I was a third grade…
Clarice Bean spells trouble / Lauren Child
Clarice Bean, aspiring actress and author, unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting into trouble as she attempts to help a friend in need by following the rules of the fictional, "exceptionordinarily" spy, Ruby Redfort.
Series: Clarice Bean
Frindle / Andrew Clements
When he decides to turn his fifth 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.
Dear Mom, get me out of here! / Ellen Conford
Trapped in a dreadful boarding school, Paul joins his classmates in attempting to uncover the shocking past of their headmaster Mr. Pickles.
The Twits / Roald Dahl
The misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys.
Horace Splattly : the cupcaked crusader / Lawrence David
When his little sister's magic cookies transform him into a flying, fire-breathing superhero, ten-year-old Horace Splattly has adventures which include confronting the monster at the school playground.
Notso hotso / Anne Fine
Anthony, a neglected pet dog, develops an irritating skin condition and has most of his hair shaved off, which embarrasses him greatly until he realizes he now looks like a lion and can frighten other animals and people.
Also:The Diary of a Killer Cat
Ghosthunters and the Incredibly Revolting Ghost / Cornelia Funke
A timid boy named Tom reluctantly agrees to help professional ghostbuster Hetty Hyssop dispel an IRG (Incredibly Revolting Ghost) from an old house.
Mr. Macky is wacky! / Dan Gutman
Mr. Macky dresses up as Abraham Lincoln to get the students at Ella Mentry School excited about their Presidents' Day oral reports.
Series: My weird school
Website of the warped wizard / Eric A. Kimmel
Jess and her friend Matthew find themselves drawn into a computer game in which they must defeat an evil wizard in order to save a friendly centaur, an elf, as well as King Arthur and some of his companions. First in the series.
Regarding the bathrooms : a privy to the past / Kate Klise
In this novel told through letters, newspaper articles, and police reports, a middle school principal's bathroom renovation project leads to the discovery of stolen Roman antiquities.
Series: Regarding the--
Nose pickers from outer space / Gordon Korman
Fourth-grader Devin is disappointed in the nerdy exchange student who comes to live with his family, until he realizes that Stan is not from Chicago but from outer space. (j pb K)
Out of Patience / Brian Meehl
In Patience, Kansas, Jake’s Dad (who owns the Plunger of Destiny) hopes to open up a Toilet Museum and the town’s manure plant causes a stink.
Lawn boy / Gary Paulsen
Things get out of hand for a twelve-year-old boy when a neighbor convinces him to expand his summer lawn mowing business.
Stuart's Cape / Sara Pennypacker
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.
The Magic Pretzel / Daniel Pinkwater
Fourth-grader Norman Gnormal, who behaves a lot like a dog, finds his first real friends when the principal signs him up for the Werewolf Club at school.
Series: Werewolf Club
Cowboy Boy / James Proimos
Ricky Smootz is very afraid of everything, especially Keanu Dungston, the bully who terrorizes their middle school, but with advice from his grandmother Ricky transforms himself into Cowboy Boy and stands up to Keanu and his henchmen.
Vampire Brat / Angie Sage
Things get even spookier at Spookie House when Uncle Drac's nephew Max comes to stay for a week and Araminta goes on a combined werewolf and vampire hunting expedition.
Series: Araminta Spookie
Knights of the Kitchen Table / Jon Scieszka
When Joe, Fred, and Sam are sent back in time by a magic book, they find themselves face-to-face with giants, dragons, wizards, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Series: Time warp trio
Donuthead / Sue Stauffacher
Franklin Delano Donuthead, a fifth-grader obsessed with hygiene and safety, finds an unlikely friend and protector in Sarah Kervick. Also: Donutheart
Excuses : survive and succeed with David Mortimore Baxter / Karen Tayleur
Young David Mortimore Baxter, who knows how to stay out of trouble, shares excuses for avoiding chores, bullies, homework, and vegetarian dinners.
Series: David Mortimore Baxter
Secret identity / Wendelin Van Draanen
Fifth-grader Nolan Byrd, tired of being called names by the class bully, has a secret identity--Shredderman!
The Autobiography of Meatball Finkelstein / Ross Venokur
Thirteen-year-old Meatball, an overweight vegetarian, discovers that eating meatballs gives him the magic power of turning into anything he wants, and he uses this ability to fight his principal's diabolical plot to eliminate fun from the planet.
Oggie Cooder / Sarah Weeks
Quirky fourth-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.
Spider Storch's Teacher Torture / Gina Willner-Pardo
Joey Storch tries to be on his best behavior in order to keep his third grade teacher, Ms. Mirabella, from retiring.
Series: Spider Storch
Niagara Falls, or does it? / Henry Winkler
Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock 'N Bowl when Hank's creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.
Series: Hank Zipzer
The secret knowledge of grown-ups / David Wisniewski
A humorous revelation of the real reasons why adults tell children to do things, such as "Eat your vegetables," "Comb your hair," and "Don't blow bubbles in your milk." (j 818 Wis)
Look for these and other great books in
The Children’s Library
Mt. Lebanon Public Library
16 Castle Shannon Blvd.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228