HUMOR

Non-Fiction

 

Anderson, Jodi Lynn
Americapedia: Taking the Dumb Out of Freedom
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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
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"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

 

Banks, Steven

King of the Creeps

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When a nerdy, unpopular high school senior notices his resemblance to Bob Dylan, he leaves home for
Greenwich Village, in 1963, to become a folk singer.  2006.

Bauer, Joan
Rules of the Road 
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Jenna Boller, the star employee at Gladstone's Shoe Store in Chicago, is a very tall sixteen-year-old
who really stands out in a crowd, but when Madeline Gladstone hires Jenna to drive her cross country
to save her business, she learns the rules of the road, as well as the rules of life. 1998.

Castellucci, Cecil
Beige
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Katy reluctantly leaves Montréal to spend time with her estranged father, an aging Los Angeles punk rock legend known as the Rat. Can this summer be saved? Even though Katy doesn't want to be there, even though she feels abandoned by her mom, even though the Rat's place is a mess and he's not like anything she'd call a father, Katy won't make a fuss. After all, she is a nice girl, a girl who is quiet and polite, a girl who smiles, a girl who is, well, beige. Or is she?   2007.

Colfer, Chris
Struck By Lightning
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"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.

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.

Hardman, Ric L.
Sunshine Rider: The First Vegetarian Western 
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A historically accurate, yet comically offbeat story of the Wild West follows the adventures of a teenaged cowboy
and his companion "cattalo"--a cross between a cow and buffalo--as they follow a cattle drive to Oklahoma. 1998.

Keller, Beverly
The Amazon Papers 
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Athletic, straight-A student Iris finds herself in trouble for the first time in her life when her mother's vacation gives
way to a wrecked car, two unlikely boyfriend prospects, and a zany scheme to fix everything. 1996.

Limb, Sue
Girl, 15, Charming But Insane
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Fifteen-year-old Jess, living with her mum, separated from her father in Cornwall, and with a best friend who seems to do everything perfectly, finds her own assets through humor.  2004.

Lynch, Chris
Slot Machine 
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When overweight thirteen-year-old Elvin Bishop is sent to camp at St. Paul's Seminary Retreat Center, he and his
two best friends are forced to try out various sports in order to find out where they belong. 1995.

Macleod, Doug

I'm Being Stalked by a Moonshadow

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As his odd parents fight the regional environmental health officer about their dung-covered house and his
melodramatic younger brother demands attention, fourteen-year-old Australian Seth Parrot simply seeks the
muscular woman of his dreams.2007.

 

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: Get Me Out Of Here
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After surviving sixth grade, Rafe expects seventh grade to be a fun zone because he has been accepted to art school in the big city, but when he discovers it is more competitive than he expected, he sets out to turn his boring life into the inspiration for a work of art.  2012.

 

Patterson, James
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
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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
Away Laughing on a Fast Camel 
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Devastated that her boyfriend has left to go tend sheep in New Zealand, Georgia fears she will never find a
replacement, but when she catches the eye of Massimo, the cute lead singer of a local band, she thinks her
romantic dry spell may be finally coming to an end. 2004.

Tashjian, Janet
The Gospel According to Larry 
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Josh finds himself the leader of an Internet following after developing a popular website campaigning against waste
and consumerism, yet when things get out of control, Josh has to devise a plan that will set him free from the
masses. 2001.

Thompson, Julian F.
Hard Time 
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When a district attorney who is eager to make an example of a teenaged offender misinterprets an essay written
by fifteen-year-old Annie Ireland, Annie, her best friend Roach Boy, and Primo, a magical being who is trapped in a
doll's body, are sent to the Back to Basics Center, a wilderness school for troubled teens. 2003.

Van de Ruit, John
Spud
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In 1990, thirteen-year-old John "Spud" Milton, a prepubescent choirboy, keeps a diary of his first year at an elite, boys-only boarding school in South Africa, as he deals with bizarre housemates, wild crushes, embarrassingly dysfunctional parents, and much more.  2007.