Something Funny

If you need a little humor in your life, take a look at the books on this list. They'll put a smile on your face in no time

The Adventures of Blue Avenger: A Novel

By Norma Howe

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The morning of his 16th birthday, David Schumacher changes his name to "Blue Avenger" and begins his fight to abolish handguns, win the love of Omaha Nebraska Brown, discover the secret of weepless lemon meringue pie, and learn to control fate. A quirky, comic, smart novel. 

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Sunshine Rider: The First Vegetarian Western

By Ric Lynden Hardman

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Wylie Jackson and his pet cattalo (a cross between a longhorn cow and a buffalo) join a cattle drive until Wylie, faced with killing his first calf, turns vegetarian and runs off in search of adventure.  

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Once Upon a Marigold

By Jean Ferris

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A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father. 

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Never Cry “Arp!”: and Other Great Adventures

By Patrick F. McManus

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Short stories about growing up in Idaho, described as "laugh-out-loud, stomach-clutching, tears-rolling-down-your-cheeks hilarious." 

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Hope Was Here

By Joan Bauer

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Hope, a sixteen-year-old waitress, tackles life with energy and enthusiasm and stays Hope-ful through change and difficulties. She also gives great tips for food service!  

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Hoot

By Carl Hiaasen

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Perennial new kid Roy Eberhardt is trying to survive middle school in Coconut Grove, Florida, when he spots a strange boy running through the neighborhoods of his bus route.
Corrupt developers, bullies, and child abuse all play a part in this ecological mystery.  

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Girl Gives Birth to Own Prom Date

By Todd Strasser

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When Brad asks someone else to the senior prom, Nicole resorts to a desperate measure - she decides to make her next-door neighbor over into a dream date. 

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Fractured Fairy Tales

By A. J. Jacobs

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Humorous stories as featured on The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends. 

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Don't Call Me Ishmael

By Michael Gerard Bauer

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Unlike underdog Ishmael, new student James—quirky and independent—turns the tables on the class bully instead of avoiding him. An intrepid English teacher and some unlikely comrades round out this cheeky but touching Australian tale. 

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Bone Vol. 1, Out from Boneville

By Jeff Smith

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Humor, mystery, and adventure are spun together in this action-packed, sidesplitting saga. Everyone who has ever left home for the first time only to find that the world outside is strange and overwhelming will love Bone.  

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