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Fun and Funny


These titles, guaranteed to amuse, are just right for Third and Fourth grade readers and can be found in the jc section. Click on the book cover to go to the Library's catalog and check availability or to place a hold. Use the back button to return to this list.

Freckle Juice
Judy Blume
Andrew wants freckles so badly that he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.

Flat Stanley
Jeff Brown
After a bulletin board falls on Stanley while he's sleeping, he finds that being flat has its advantages.

The Stories Julian Tells
Ann Cameron
Funny events from 7 year old Julian’s life - trouble with younger brother Huey, planting a garden, trying to grow taller, losing a tooth, and finding a new friend.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Roald Dahl
Three farmers, each one meaner than the other, try any means possible to get rid of the fox and his family, but the fox outfoxes the farmers

The Magic Finger
Roald Dahl
Angered by a neighboring family's sport hunting, an eight-year-old girl turns her magic finger on them and turning them into birds

Amber Brown is Not a Crayon
Paula Danziger
The year she is in the third grade is a sad time for Amber because her best friend Justin is getting ready to move to a distant state.

Horace Splattly: The Cupcaked Crusader
Lawrence David
When his little sister's magic cookies transform him into a flying, fire-breathing superhero, ten-year-old Horace Splattly has adventures which include confronting the monster at the school playground.

Virtual Cody
Betsy Duffey
Cody and his classmates in the third grade are having fun reporting on the origin of their names, until Cody finds out that his parents named him after a dog!

Alien Brain Fryout: A Wild Willie Mystery
Barbara M. Joosse
When the neighborhood bully starts following Willy, Lucy, and Kyle around and acting goofy, they suspect that he's been abducted by aliens until Scarface the parrot presents another possibility.

Three Terrible Trins
Dick King-Smith
Three mice brothers, ignoring the class system separating the four clans of rodents in their farmhouse, befriend a lower class mouse and form a team to outsmart the cats.

Horrible Harry and the Kickball Wedding
Suzy Kline
As Valentine's Day approaches, the students in Room 2B are preoccupied with kickball and a possible wedding between Horrible Harry and Song Lee.

Night of the Living Gerbil
Elizabeth Levy
Sam and his brother Robert fear their new neighbor is a zombie and plans to bring their dead pet gerbil back to life.

Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
Barbara Park
In her own words, a young girl describes her feelings about starting kindergarten and what she does when she decides not to ride the bus home.

The Adventures of Captain Underpants: An Epic Novel
Dav Pilkey
When George and Harold hypnotize their principal into thinking that he is the superhero Captain Underpants, he leads them to the lair of the nefarious Dr. Diaper, where they must defeat his evil robot henchmen.

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot: An Adventure Novel
Dav Pilkey
Ricky Ricotta, a small mouse, saves a giant robot from Dr. Stinky, and in turn, the robot protects Ricky from the bullies and they save the city from Dr. Stinky.

Mush a Dog From Space
Daniel Pinkwater
Kelly, who has wanted a pet dog for a long time, runs into a highly-educated, mushamute dog from the planet Growf-Woof-Woof.

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency
Daniel Pinkwater
Arthur goes to pick up the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner but comes back with a 260-pound chicken which he names Henrietta who runs amok around the town of Hoboken.

Marvin Redpost: Why Pick On Me?
Louis Sachar
Marvin may become an outcast in his third-grade class when people accuse him of picking his nos

The Best School Year Ever
Barbara Robinson
The six horrible Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world, cause mayhem throughout the school year.
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