HUMOR

Non-Fiction

 

Anderson, Jodi Lynn
Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom
JUV 320.60973.A5473.a YA
Presents a blend of humor and a civic textbook to cover American politics, international relations, religion, and culture.  2011.

 

Chesner, Jonathan
ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild
JUV 618.9285.C4254.a YA
"A kinetic collection of frank personal stories of failure and success, hilarious anecdotes, wild ideas, and point-blank advice that will resonate with teens and young adults.  The book addresses the four main characteristics of ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, and indecisiveness. "-- Provided by publisher.  2012.

 

Phillips, Bob
A Joke a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
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A collection of jokes and cartoons about doctors, dentists, psychiatrists and their patients.  2008.

 

Fiction

Albertalli, Becky
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
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"Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed"-- Provided by publisher.  2015

 

Alexie, Sherman
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
JUV A3776.a YA
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.  2007

 

Bray, Libba
Beauty Queens
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When a plane crash strands thirteen teen beauty contestants on a mysterious island, they struggle to survive, to get along with one another, to combat the island's other diabolical occupants, and to learn their dance numbers in case they are rescued in time for the competition.  2011

 

Colfer, Chris
Struck By Lightning
JUV C67943.s YA
"Carson Phillips is at the bottom of the food chain in a high school filled with people he hates, stuck living with his depressed single mother in a small-minded town at the corner of nothing and nowhere. He has just one goal: escape to Northwestern University and a career as a hard-hitting journalist. His guidance counselor tells him that he needs to bolster his application by creating a literary magazine. Which means he needs submissions. From other students. Carson resorts to the only thing he can think of: blackmail."--Jacket flyleaf.  2014

 

Cottrell Boyce, Frank
Cosmic
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Super-sized, eleven-uear-old Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of
adults for the chance to go into space.  2010.

 

DiRisio, Carrie
Brooding YA Hero
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After two weeks of having no authors ask him to star in their stories, book hero Broody McHottiepants tries to write his own novel, despite interruptions from ex-girlfriend Blondie DeMeani. Includes quizzes, lists, and games.  2017

 

Goldman, William
The Princess Bride 
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The twenty-fifth anniversary edition of this classic fairy tale romance retells the tale of a drunken swordsman, 
a gentle giant, a man seeking revenge, and a princess in dire need of rescue. 1998.

 

Hand, Cynthia
My Lady Jane
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Edward is the King of England. He's also dying, which is inconvenient, as he's only sixteen and he'd rather be planning his first kiss than who will inherit his crown. Jane, Edward's cousin, is far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately, Edward has arranged to marry her off to Gifford secure the line of succession. And Gifford is, well, a horse. That is, he is an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated) who becomes a chestnut steed every morning, but wakes as a man at dusk, with a mouthful of hay. Very undignified. The plot thickens as the three are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy, and have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it's off with their heads?  2016

 

Herback, Geoff
Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders
JUV H413.f YA
When the high school cheerleading team takes over a soda vending machine's funds, which were previously collected by the pep band, Gabe Johnson, an overweight "band geek" tired of being called names and looked down on, declares war.  2014

 

Honeybourn, Jennifer
When Life Gives You Demons
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Shelby Black's great-uncle Roy-- a Catholic priest-- has put her through exorcist boot camp hell, hoping to develop her talent. High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity to herself. The last thing she wants is for her crush, Spencer, to find out what she does in her off time. Shelby is also hellbent on finding her missing mom, no matter if it ends up costing her is her soul-- and a relationship with Spencer. -- adapted from jacket.  2018

 

Knudson, Michelle
Evil Librarian
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"He is young. He is hot. He is also evil. He is ....... the librarian. Cynthia's best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, but after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn't quite right. Maybe it's the creepy look in the librarian's eyes... or the blood and horns and bat-like wings that appear when he thinks no one is looking. He's a demon... and now Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body!"-- Provided by publisher.  2014

 


Ness, Patrick
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
JUV N375.r YA
What if you aren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you're like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.  2015

 

Norton, Preston
Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe
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Cliff 'Neanderthal' Hubbard has nobody at school, and life in his trailer-park home has gone from bad to worse ever since his older brother's suicide. Then quarterback Aaron Zimmerman returns to school after a near-death experience with a bizarre claim: while he was unconscious he saw God, who gave him a list of things to do to make Happy Valley High suck less. And God said there's only one person who can help: Neanderthal. As the two make their way through the List, Cliff feels like he's part of something for the first time since losing his brother. But the mission hits closer to home than he ever imagined.  2018

 

Patterson, James
I, Funny
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Resolving to become the world's greatest stand-up comedian despite less-than-funny challenges in his life, wheelchair-bound middle school student Jamie Grimm endures bullying from his mean-spirited cousin and hopes he will be fairly judged when he enters a local comedy contest.  2012.

 

Patterson, James
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
JUV P2775.mi YA
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.  2011.

 

Rennison, Louise
Love Is a Many Trousered Thing (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson bk 8)
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In a series of diary entries, British teenager Georgia Nicolson describes her continuing romantic woes as she is pushed toward a decision about the three boys in her life.  2007

 

Smith, Andrew
Winger
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Two years younger than his classmates at a prestigious boarding school, fourteen-year-old Ryan Dean West grapples with living in the dorm for troublemakers, falling for his female best friend who thinks of him as just a kid, and playing wing on the Varsity rugby team with some of his frightening new dorm-mates.  2013

 

Stewart, Micheal
Ray vs. the Meaning of Life
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Grandma's Last Will and Testament names Ray to inherit the trailer park. It's a million-dollar estate with one hitch: to prove he's not as aimless as he seems, Ray must discover the meaning of life by the end of the month. (She left the answer in an envelope.) If he fails, the camp goes to his estranged family.  2018

 

Strand, Jeff
How You Ruined My Life
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Rod's life is going well until his rich, prankster cousin, Blake, moves in for three months--moving into his room and moving in on his girlfriend and band--ruining everything.  2018