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Comic Relief for Grades 6-8

Humorous stories from the Junior High Collection. Click here for a print-friendly version of this list.

Guys Guys Read: Funny Business    (A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenaged mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk.)
Avi Never Mind! A Twin Novel
Bauer Rules of the Road
Burch The Manny Files
Cabot The Princess Diaries    (Mia is shocked to learn that her father is the Prince of Genovia and that she is a princess and the heir to the throne.)
Clarke Al Capsella Takes a Vacation
Creech Absolutely Normal Chaos
Curtis Bucking the Sarge     (Despite his mother's shady business dealings, Luther keeps a sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men.)
Gantos Dead End in Norvelt    (Jack is grounded until he must help an elderly neighbor with a chore involving the newly dead, molten wax, twisted promises, Girl Scout cookies, underage driving, lessons from history, typewriting, and countless bloody noses.)
Hiaasen Hoot     (Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, helps save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site.)
Juby Getting the Girl : A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery
Korman Ungifted    (Troublemaker Donovan is accidentally sent to a special school for gifted students after pulling a major prank at middle school.)
Landy Skulduggery Pleasant     (When Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.)
Larbalestier How to Ditch Your Fairy     (In a world in which everyone has a personal fairy who tends to one aspect of daily life, Charlie decides she does not want her parking fairy.)
LaRochelle Absolutely, Positively Not
Nelson Gender Blender
Peck The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts    (In rural Indiana in 1904, Russell's dreams of quitting school are disrupted when his older sister takes over at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies.")
Pinkwater The Snarkout Boys & the Avocado of Death
Rennison Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson    (The humorous journal of a fourteen-year-old British girl who tries to reduce the size of her nose, stop her mad cat from terrorizing the neighborhood animals, and win the love of handsome hunk Robbie.)
Rylander The Fourth Stall    (Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business protecting schoolmates from bullies, with amazing challenges and results.)
Sachar Holes    (Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.)
Sanderson Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians
Shusterman The Schwa Was Here     (Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.)
Tolan Surviving the Applewhites

Last Updated: 8/16

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