Katherine Applegate. "Roscoe Riley Rules" (Series)
Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs. (HarperCollins, 2008)
Never Swipe a Bully's Bear. (HarperCollins, 2008)
Never Swap Your Sweater for a Dog. (HarperCollins, 2008)
Never Swim in Applesauce. (HarperCollins, 2008)  
Don't Tap-Dance on Your Teacher. (HarperCollins, 2009)
Never Walk in Shoes That Talk. (HarperCollins, 2009)
Never Race a Runaway Pumpkin. (HarperCollins, 2009)

Kevin Bolger. Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger. (Penguin, 2008)

Eoin Colfer. “Eoin Colfer’s Legend Of…” (Series)
Legend of Spud Murphy. (Miramax, 2004)
Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth. (Miramax, 2005)
Legend of the Worst Boy in the World. (Hyperion, 2008)

D. L. Garfinkle. "Supernatural Rubber Chicken" (Series)
Fowl Language. (Mirrorstone, 2008)
Fine Feathered Four Eyes. (Mirrorstone, 2008)
Poultry in Motion. (Mirrorstone, 2008)

Dan Gutman.
The Get Rich Quick Club. (HarperCollins, 2004)

Dan Gutman. "My Weird School" (Series)
"My Weird School Daze" (Series)
"My Weirder School" (Series)

Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes, Tricky Tongue Twisters, and Ridiculous Riddles. (National
Geographic Society, 2012)
Jokes, riddles, fun animal facts, and funny pictures of animals telling the jokes; what’s not to love?

Jeff Kinney. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” (Series):
Diary of a Wimpy Kid. (Amulet, 2007)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. (Amulet, 2008)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw. (Amulet, 2009)

Erik P. Kraft. “Lenny and Mel” (Series):
Lenny and Mel. (Simon & Schuster, 2002)
Lenny and Mel's Summer Vacation. (Simon & Schuster, 2003)
Lenny and Mel: After School Confidential. (Simon & Schuster, 2004)

Lenore Look. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters. (Schwartz & Wade
Books, 2009)
Do you know why you should always take toilet paper on a camping trip? Alvin Ho does; unfortunately,
his dad does not. Alvin is a helmet-wearing, goggle-eyed, super hero wanna-be with a zest for life, so
long as he can observe it from the safety of his own house. He is not happy to be dragged out
camping where he will be exposed to any number of natural disasters. Little does he know that the
biggest natural disaster in the woods is him!   

David Lubar. Punished! (Darby Creek Publishing, 2006)

Laurie Myers. Surviving Brick Johnson. (Clarion Books, 2000)

Ken Roberts. The Thumb in the Box. (Douglas & McIntyre, 2001)
Thumb on a Diamond. (Groundwood Books, 2006)
Thumb and the Bad Guys. (Groundwood Books, 2009)

Louis Sachar. "Wayside School" (Series)
Sideways Stories from Wayside School. (HarperCollins, 1978)
Wayside School is Falling Down. (HarperCollins, 1989)
Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School. (HarperCollins, 1989)
More Sideways Arithmetic From Wayside School. (HarperCollins, 1994)
Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger. (HarperCollins, 1995)

Pam Smallcomb. The Last Burp of Mac McGerp. ( Bloomsbury , 2004)

Michael Sullivan. “Escapade Johnson” (Series):
Escapade Johnson and Mayhem at Mount Moosilauke. (PublishingWorks, 2006)
Escapade Johnson and the Coffee Shop of the Living Dead. (PublishingWorks, 2008)
Escapade Johnson and the Witches of Belknap County. (PublishingWorks, 2008)
Escapade Johnson and the Phantom of the Science Fair. (PublishingWorks, 2009)

Ursula Vernon. "Dragonbreath" (Series):
Dragonbreath. [Book 1] (Dial Books, 2009)
Attack of the Ninja Frogs. [Book 2] (Dial Books, 2010)
Curse of the Were-Weiner. [Book 3] (Dial Books, 2010)
Lair of the Bat Monster. [Book 4] (Dial Books, 2011)
No Such Thing as Ghosts. [Book 5] (Dial Books, 2011)
Revenge of the Horned Bunnies. [Book 6] (Dial Books, 2012)
When Fairies Go Bad. [Book 7] (Dial Books, 2012)
Danny Dragonbreath, the breathing fire-delayed elementary school dragon, faces down a freakish
Frank in a cafeteria smackdown for the ages, takes the bus to Fairie land and ancient Japan, battles
Jackalopes and Ninja frogs, and generally does the whole scary/funny routine in this hybrid
graphic/text series for the younger crowd.

Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver. “Hank Zipzer” (Series):
Niagara Falls, Or Does It? (Grosset & Dunlap, 2003)
I Got a D in Salami. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2003)
Day of the Iguana. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2003)
Zippity Zinger. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2003)
The Night I Flunked My Field Trip. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2004)
Holy Enchilada! (Grosset & Dunlap, 2004)
Help! Somebody Get Me Out of Fourth Grade. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2004)
Summer School! What Genius Thought That Up? (Grosset & Dunlap, 2005)
The Secret Life of a Ping-Pong Wizard. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2005)
My Dog’s a Scaredy-Cat. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2006)
The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2007)
Barfing In the Backseat: How I Survived My Family Road Trip. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2007)
Who Ordered This Baby? Definitely Not Me! (Grosset & Dunlap, 2007)
The Life of Me: Enter at Your Own Risk. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2008)
A Tale of Two Tails. (Grosset & Dunlap, 2008)
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Bill Harley, illustrated by Adam Gustavson.
Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year. (Peachtree,
2013)
Charlie means well, he really does. But Charlie DOES everything wrong. What would you do if every time
you tried to help everything fell down around your ears? And that would the adults in your life do to you?