Funny Fiction

Growing Up Funny (Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, MO): Author, title, summary, and recommended grade level for about 40 funny books.

Funny (Los Angeles Public Library): Author, title, and one-line summary of about 30 humourous books for younger readers (from Carmen Bernier-Grand's Juan Bobo: Four Folktales from Puerto Rico to Virginia Walter's Hi, Pizza Man!) and about 20 humourous books for older readers (from Betsy Byars' Bingo Brown and the Language of Love to Jon Scieszka's The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales).

Short and Funny (Bloomfield Township Public Library, MI): For grades 2-4. Author, title, short summary for about 30 funny books, from John Bendall-Brunello's The Seven-and-One-Half Labors of Hercules to Malcolm York's Miss Butterpat Goes Wild!. From the same source, Lots of Laughs for grades 4-6, with another 40 books, from Joan Aiken's Arabel & Mortimer to Jackie Vivelo's Mr. Scatter's Magic Spell. And, Humorous Books for grades 6-8, with over 20 books from Judith Clarke's Al Capsella and the Watchdogs to Rita Williams-Garcia's Like Sister on the Homefront.

Youth Funny Stories (Novi Public Library, MI): Author, title, grade level (from grades 2-9), summary for over 30 humourous books, from Judy Blume's Superfudge to Alison Smith's Help! There's a Cat Washing in Here.

Funny Fiction for Grades 4-6 (Lisa Champelli, Monroe County Public Library, IN): Provides author, title, and brief summary of about 25 books. Compiled 1996.

Humor Booklist for Kids (Marsi O'Malley-Riley - Peninsula Library System, CA): Author, title, summary of about 30 humorous picture and chapter books.

Just for Laughs (St. Charles Public Library, IL): Author, title, summary, page count. The list is subdivided by reading level: grades 2-3 (7 titles), grades 3-6 (13 books), grades 6-8 (14 books). Compiled Jan. 2000.