Stories for Laughing Out Loud
... for grades 5 and 6
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.
- Avi and Vail, Rachel. Never Mind!: A Twin Novel. 2004.
J Fiction AVI
- Meg wants to be popular but her twin brother, Edward, is busy scheming and when their two plans collide, lots of laughter results.
- Birdseye, Tom. Attack of the Mutant Underwear. 2003.
J Fiction BIR
- Fifth-grader Cody Carson thinks he left his embarrassing past behind him when he moves to a new town, but it is only a matter of time before his humiliation starts again.
- Elliott, David. Transmogrification of Roscoe Wizzle. 2001. *
J Fiction ELL
- Ten-year-old Roscoe suddenly finds himself turning into a giant bug after constantly eating at a fast food restaurant called Gussy's.
- Ericson, Helen. Harriet Spies Again. 2002. *
J Fiction ERI
- In the companion to Harriet the Spy, Harriet reunites with her former nurse, Ole Golly, and continues to use her spying talents to sneak around the neighborhood.
- Evans, Douglas. Apple Island or
The Truth About Teachers. 1998.
J Fiction EVA
- When Bradley and his classmates visit Apple Island, they discover a group of evil teachers plotting to take over all of the schools in the United States.
- Gantos, Jack. Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade. 1999.
J Fiction GAN
- Jack and his sister move to Miami, where he finds he's attracted to things which are disgusting, gross, and weird.
- Gauthier, Gail. Club Earth. 1999.
J Fiction GAU
- Robby and Will begin to really have problems when visitors from another dimension decide to turn their home into a vacation resort.
- Gauthier, Gail. A Year with Butch and Spike. 1998.
J Fiction GAU
- Honor roll student Jasper falls under the spell of two troublemaking cousins and ends up in the middle of their chaos.
- Gilson, Jamie. Wagon Train 911. 1996. *
J Fiction GIL
- When two awkward sixth graders are paired together for a recreated trek to Oregon, their antics provide laughter for the entire class.
- Haddad, Charles. Captain Tweakerbeak's Revenge: A Calliope Day Adventure. 2001.
J Fiction HAD
- Calliope Day convinces one of her best friends to help her prank the class by bringing Captain Tweakerbeak, a sassy parrot, to school.
- Jacobsson, Anders. In Ned's Head. 2001.
J Fiction JAC
- While dealing with bullies, embarrassing parents, and failed ploys to win Nadia's affection, Ned keeps a diary to track his funny experiences.
- Laster, Eric. The Adventures of Erasmus Twiddle. 2001.
J Fiction LAS
- In the small town of Grmkville, young "not-detective" Erasmus Twiddle solves the Case of the Missing Rubber Chicken, the Case of the Soggy Dumpling, and other mysteries.
- Maguire, Gregory. Seven Spiders Spinning. 1994.
J Fiction MAG
- When seven prehistoric spiders trapped in ice begin to defrost, they become players in the classroom rivalries and soap operas of a rural town in Vermont.
- Morgenstern, Susie. A Book of Coupons. 2001.
J Fiction MOR
- A new eighth grade teacher gives out coupons to students allowing them a pass to do things like dance in class or sleep late. These ideas are definitely going to get their teacher in trouble with the principal who is a very strict.
- Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds. The Boys Start the War. 1993.
J Fiction NAY
- When a family of three girls moves into the house across the river, the Hartford brothers decide to start a war of practical jokes, not realizing that the girls can give as good as they get.
- Ogden, Charles. Rare Beasts. 2003.
J Fiction OGD
- After their parents disappear, evil twins Edgar and Ellen are left to their own devices, coming up with horrible get-rich-quick schemes.
- Paulsen, Gary. The Schernoff Discoveries. 1997.
J Fiction PAU
- The narrator and his best friend, Harold Schernoff, are 14-year-old social outcasts whose experiences with girls and bullies will leave you laughing.
- Pullman, Philip. I Was a Rat!. 2000. *
J Fiction PUL
- A boy shows up at a couple's house in London and creates a great deal of trouble when he insists he's a rat.
- Singer, Marilyn. The Circus Lunicus. 2000.
J Fiction SIN
- Solly is told not to go to the Circus Lunicus but when he is given an inflatable lizard that becomes his fairy godmother, nothing will be the same.
- Snicket, Lemony. A Series of Unfortunate Events (series). *
J Fiction SNI
- Follow the adventures of the Beaudelaire orphans as they solve the mystery behind their parents' deaths while trying to escape the clutches of the evil Count Olaf.
- Strasser, Todd. Help! I'm Trapped in a Professional Wrestler's Body. 2000.
J Paperback S
- Jake really wants to know what it would be like to be a professional wrestler. So, although he said he'd never use the body-switching machine again, he does and gets turned into Bruce "The Brainiac" Bloom.
- Venokur, Ross. The Autobiography of Meatball Finkelstein. 2001.
J Fiction VEN
- Thirteen-year-old Meatball discovers that eating meatballs gives him the magic power of being able to turn into anything he wants.