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Stories to Tickle...

These titles are best for readers in grades 5-8.

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Clarice Bean Spells Trouble
Lauren Child
Clarice Bean, aspiring actress and author, unsuccessfully tries to avoid getting into trouble as she attempts to help a friend in need. 
Bhangra Babes
Narinder Dhami
As their auntie's wedding day approaches, the Indian-British Dhillon sisters try to rescue her from her fiancÚ's meddling aunt while also competing against one another for the affections of the handsome new boy at school.
Raisin Rodriguez and the Big-Time Smooch: A Novel
Judy Goldsmith 
Still corresponding through her blog with her friends who live across the country, thirteen-year-old Raisin records her hopes and worries as she tries to obtain her first kiss.
Airball: My Life in Briefs
L.D. Harkrader
Kirby Nickel, who secretly believes that hometown hero Brett McGrew is his father, goes out for the seventh grade basketball team to meet him. Everyone in his small Kansas town is made about basketball. But when Coach distributes invisible uniforms for the team to wear at practice, Kirby and the team wonder what kind of madness drives the man.
Bad Kitty
Michele Jaffee
Jasmine, an irrepressible, accident prone, aspiring police detective is a trouble magnet. And trouble is what she gets on her family's Las Vegas vacation.
Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America
Gordon Korman
Max Carmondy is a sixth grader with a mania for standup. His attempt to compete in a national comedy contest hits all sorts of snags.
  Crown Me
Kathryn Lay
Justin and Andrea have been appointed king and queen of their history class as part of a role-playing project. Justin thinks that he can use his new power for his own purposes until the peasants grow restless and not all is well in the kingdom.
  The Scarecrow and the Servant
Phillip Pullman
A scarecrow and his boy servant, Jack, set off on a dangerous adventure as they they try to outwit the crooked Buffaloni family and stake their claim to valuable Spring Valley.
  Pig Scrolls
Paul Shipton
A translation of an ancient manuscript written by a talking pig who was once a man describes the many adventure he and his companions experienced while they traveled to Delphi.
  Ninjas, Piranhas and Gallileo: A Novel
Greg Letich Smith
Three students who are "united together against That Which is The Peshtigo School," face conflict over budding romance and a science project that gets out of control.
  Tofu and T. Rex
Greg Letich Smith
Hans-Peter, who enjoys working in his family's Chicago delicatessen, applies for admission to the prestigious Peshtigo School that his cousin Freddie, a vegan and outspoken animal rights activist attends.
  Pond Scum
Alan Silberberg
Eleven-year-old Oliver enjoys tormenting insects and finds that his life takes a turn when his family moves into an old house inhabited by an assortment of animals who do not want to vacate the premises.
  Bully Be-Gone
Brian Tacang
Budding-inventor Millicent Madding launches her latest invention to disastrous results and finds that she has only days to fix it before the local bullies wreak havoc and destroy her dearest friendships.
  My Cup Runneth Over: The Life of Angelica Cookson Potts
Cherry Whytcock
Known to her family as Angel, Angelica Cookson Potts does not feel very angelic about her size. Fortunately she meets Mrs. Born -in-a-Corset in the lingerie department at Harrods and that all changes.
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