Funny stories about mischievous kids and the trouble they get into.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Peter finds his demanding two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem.
Frindle by Andrew Clements
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher’s love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
The Great Brain by John Fitzgerald
The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah, are described by his younger brother, frequently the victim of the Great Brain’s schemes for gaining prestige or money.
Horrible Harry in Room 2B by Suzy Kline
Harry and the other kids in Miss Mackle’s Room 2B have many adventures that will be familiar to young readers.
Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America by Gordon Korman
Eleven-year-old Max Carmody has wanted to be a stand-up comedian since he was five, so when a contest is held to find the “world’s funniest kid,” he goes through all kinds of craziness to win.
Judy Moody by Megan McDonald
Third grader Judy Moody has many funny adventures over the course of the school year.
The Boys Start the War by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Disgusted that a family with three girls moves into the house across the river, nine-year-old Wally and his three brothers declare a practical joke war on the girls.
The Schernoff Discoveries by Gary Paulsen
Harold and his best friend, both hopeless geeks and societal misfits, try to survive odd science experiments, attacks of the football team, and other dangers of junior high school.
Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka
A magic book, that is really a time machine, zaps a trio of modern boys into adventures in different historical time periods.
Niagara Falls, Or Does It? by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver
Fourth-graders Hank, Ashley, and Frankie are excitedly preparing for a magic show at the Rock ‘N Bowl when Hank’s creative alternative to an English essay lands him in detention and grounded the week of the show.
Last Updated: 26 October 2006