4th to 6th Grade

Humorous

Blume, Judy. Double Fudge. (Series)
Peter is a fairly normal middle school kid with an annoying little brother known as Fudge.

Cowell, Cressida. How to Train Your Dragon.
Chronicles the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third as he tries to pass the important initiation test of his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, by catching and training a dragon.

Erickson, John R. Moonlight Madness. (Hank the Cowdog series)
Hank the cowdog must protect the ranch from an orphaned raccoon with a bad case of “moonlight madness,” an itch for trouble brought on by the light of the moon.

Fitzgerald, John Dennis. The Great Brain. (Series)
The exploits of the Great Brain of Adenville, Utah are described by his younger brother, a frequent victim of his brother’s schemes.

Hale, Bruce. This Gum for Hire. (Chet Gecko Mystery Series)
To save his own skin, private eye Chet Gecko sets out to solve the mystery of Emerson Hicky Elementary School’s disappearing football players.

Lindgren, Astrid. The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking.
A collection of three previously published books about the strongest girl in the world: Pippi Longstocking, Pippi Goes on Board, and Pippi in the South Seas.

Lowry, Lois. Anastasia, Absolutely. (Anastasia Krupnik Series)
Adventures of thirteen-year-old Anastasia Krupnik as she tries to deal with a new dog, her school values class, and a personal moral dilemma.

MacDonald, Betty Bard. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.(Series)
From her upside-down house, the eccentric Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle issues to parents her marvelous cures for such common children’s diseases as Won’t-Put-Away-Toys-itis, Answerbackism, and Fighter-Quarrelitis.

MacLachlan, Patricia. Arthur, For the Very First Time.
Arthur spends a summer with his unconventional aunt and uncle and begins to look at life, his family, and himself differently.

Maguire, Gregory. Seven Spiders Spinning. (Hamlet Chronicles series)
Seven prehistoric spiders that had been trapped in ice for thousands of years bring excitement to rural Vermont, briefly uniting two rival clubs at a local elementary school.

Peck, Richard. Fair Weather.
In 1893, thirteen-year-old Rosie and members of her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World’s Columbian Exposition which, along with an encounter with Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be a life-changing experience for everyone.

Pinkwater, Daniel Manus. The Hoboken Chicken Emergency.
When the butcher at Murphy’s Meat Market loses the order for the Bobowicz family’s Thanksgiving turkey, young Arthur brings home a chicken weighing two hundred sixty-six pounds, which causes a bizarre crisis in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Pullman, Philip. I Was a Rat.
A little boy turns life in London upside down when he appears at the house of a lonely old couple and insists he was a rat.

Raskin, Ellen. The Mysterious Disappearance of Leon (I Mean Noel).
The disappearance of her husband is the first of the mysteries Mrs. Carillon must solve.

Sachar, Louis. Sideways Stories from Wayside School. (Series)
Humorous episodes from the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.

Winkler, Henry. Niagara Falls, or Does It? (Hank Zipzer series)
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.

 
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