Stories for Laughing Out Loud
... for grades 3 and 4

Click a title to check the Skokie Public Library catalog for the status of the book in the Youth Services collection. Titles marked with * are also available on audio.


Ahlberg, Allan. The Man Who Wore All His Clothes. 2001.
J Easy Fiction AHL
A group of bank robbers are successful until they come up against the entire Gaskitt family.
Ball, Duncan. Selby: The Secret Adventures of a Talking Dog. 1997.
J Easy Fiction BAL
Selby's major goal is to prevent his owners from learning that he is the world's only talking dog.
Benton, James K. Lunch Walks Among Us. 2003.
J Easy Fiction BEN
Franny K. Stein's best friends are bats and snakes, but when she tries to make friends in her class, the experiment goes awry and creates an evil "Lunch Meat Creature."
Brennan, Herbie and Layton, Neal. Zartog's Remote. 2001.
J Easy Fiction BRE
An eight-year-old extraterrestrial loses the remote control for his spaceship and unless he gets some help from Earth, he will never find his way home.
Conford, Ellen. Annabel the Actress Starring in Gorilla My Dreams. 1999.
J Easy Fiction CON
Annabel finally gets hired to act, but unfortunately, she has to dress as a gorilla at a birthday party.
Conford, Ellen. The Frog Princess of Pelham. 1997.
J Fiction CON
When a boy's kiss turns a girl into a frog, he goes through a series of challenges to help her turn back into a girl.
Cox, Judy. Weird Stories From the Lonesome Café. 2000.
J Easy Fiction COX
When Sam decides to go to Nevada to run his Uncle Clem's café, he doesn't realize that he will have to serve customers like Elvis and Bigfoot.
Doyle, Ruddy. The Giggler Treatment. 2000.
J Easy Fiction DOY
The elf-like gigglers have put into motion a prank which soon becomes too large for them to control.
Greene, Stephanie. Owen Foote, Super Spy. 2001.
J Easy Fiction GRE
Owen and the members of his secret spy club decide that it's time they should start spying on their principal at his home.
Haddad, Charles. Calliope Day Falls – in Love?. 2003.
J Fiction HAD
Calliope Day is on the hunt for her best friend's secret admirer, but will she fall in love along the way?
Hale, Bruce. Farewell, My Lunchbag: From the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko, Private Eye. 2001.
J Easy Fiction HAL
Our hero, Chet Gecko, has been framed for stealing food from the cafeteria but can he catch the real culprit?
Hornick, Laurie Miller. Zoo School. 2004.
J Easy Fiction HOR
Five students go to school at the zoo; the classroom smells like "peanuts, elephant poop, and rotten bananas," and classroom jobs include Squirrel Crossing Guard and Hippopotamus Greeter.
Hurwitz, Johanna. Class Clown. 1987. *
J Easy Fiction HUR
Can Lucas Cott change his ways and stop being the class clown or will his efforts to be good backfire?
Korman, Gordon. Nosepickers from Outer Space. 1999.
J Easy Fiction KOR
Fourth-grader Devin is disappointed in the nerdy exchange student who comes to live with his family, until he realizes that Stan is not from Chicago but from outer space.
Lauber, Patricia. Purrfectly Purrfect: Life at the Acatemy. 2000.
J Easy Fiction LAU
Follow the adventures of a group of cats while they attend the Acatemy to learn to be purrfect.
O'Malley, Kevin. Velcome. 1997.
J Picture Book OMA
A collection of scary stories that have humorous endings. Some of the items the author uses to scare you in these short stories are a coffin, strange noises, and weird intruders.
Pilkey, Dav. Ricky Ricotta's Giant Robot vs. the Mutant Mosquitoes from Mercury: The Second Robot Adventure Novel. 2000.
J Easy Fiction PIL
An army of humongous mosquitoes from Mercury have invaded Earth. Earth's only hope is Ricky Ricotta and his giant robot.
Pinkwater, Daniel. Fat Camp Commandos. 2001.
J Easy Fiction PIN
A group of friends are upset over being sent to a phony weight loss camp. In a short time, the group escapes and decides to go after the people who believe that thin is better.
Pinkwater, Daniel. The Lunchroom of Doom. 2000.
J Easy Fiction PIN
No matter how good you are or how responsible or how loyal, when the wolfbane is in bloom and the moon is full, you may turn into a werewolf.
Sandburg, Carl. The Huckabuck Family and How They Raised Popcorn in Nebraska and Quit and Came Back. 1999.
J Easy Fiction SAN
The Huckabuck family from Nebraska decides it's time for a change when the farm catches on fire and their entire popcorn crop blows up.
Scieszka, Jon. Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?. 2002.
J Easy Fiction SCI
Our heroes Fred, Sam, and Joe use their magical powers to go back into the past in search of their granddaughters who accidentally got transported back to 1877.
Strasser, Todd. Don't Get Caught Driving the School Bus. 2000.
J Easy Fiction STR
When a new bus driver, who used to work at a prison, begins to treat the kids like they are criminals, Wilson, Dusty, and Kyle work out a scheme to show the driver exactly who is in charge.
Winkler, Henry. Day of the Iguana. 2003.
J Fiction WIN
Hank has never been fond of his sister's pet iguana, and their relationship worsens when she lays her eggs inside his science project.