January 28, 2008

Lawn Weenies, Spanking Shakespeare and other Funny Reads

During my recent middle school visit, I left the students with a list of books I thought were funny:

1. Invasion of the Road Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales

In the Land of the Lawn Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales

The Curse of the Campfire Weenies: and Other Warped and Creepy Tales

by David Lubar

2. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

3. Holes by Louis Sachar

4. Bucking the Sarge by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

5. Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos

6. Tangerine by Edward Bloor

7. Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee

8. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

9. The Prince of the Pond: Otherwise Known as De Fawg Pin by Donna Jo Napoli

10. Squashed by Joan Bauer

11. Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen

12. Storky: How I Lost My Nickname and Won the Girl by D. L. Garfinkle



Jake Wizner's Spanking Shakespeare is next on my list to read.

What funny books are on your to-be-read pile? Which funny books would you recommend to middle school readers?

5 comments:

Debby G said...

Thanks for recognizing my book.

Other funny books for teens:

Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty

Son of the Mob (and its sequel) by Gordon Korman

Debby G said...

Thanks for recognizing my book.

Other funny books for teens:

Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty

Son of the Mob (and its sequel) by Gordon Korman

Debby G said...

A few more:

Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar

Debby G said...

A few more:

Burger Wuss by M.T. Anderson

Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar

Wild About Words said...

Debby -- Good choices! Thanks for sharing,
Donna