Tuesday, November 12, 2013

0 Top Ten Funny Reads by Anna Staniszewski

Top Ten Funny Reads

Sometimes you just need to curl up with a story that will make you giggle. Here are tween author Anna Staniszewski's top ten picks for funny reads, ranging from picture books to tales for grown-ups.

1. Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams
Who knew a British author traveling the world looking for endangered species could be so hilarious? This book makes me guffaw every time.

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2. The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex
What could be funnier than a book about aliens taking over the planet?

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3. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
This Cinderella retelling is not only full of adventure and personality but also humor.

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4. Whales on Stilts by MT Anderson
The title really says it all, doesn’t it?

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5. Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
A life lesson about why you should never EVER go fishing around inside a dog’s stomach.

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6. The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
It’s not just toilet humor, although there is certainly some of that!

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7. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
You don’t normally expect stories about necromancers and werewolves to be funny, but this one had me chuckling the whole way through.

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8. The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Lane Smith and Jon Scieszka
An absurd collection of delightfully twisted fairy tales.

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9. Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
These wacky tales just never get old.

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10. It’s a Book by Lane Smith
For those of us who sometimes get confused when our paper books don’t display the time…

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