Guess what came out today? Cabin Fever! And if you’re a fan of the Wimpy Kid books, you’ve been waiting for this one (book six) for awhile.
Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever
Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of. The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?
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Collins, Tim. Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire: Because the Undead Have Feelings Too! and Prince of Dorkness: More Notes from a Totally Lame Vampire
Nigel is your average teenage boy next door. He spends most of his time worrying about getting a girlfriend, fitting in, and dealing with acne. He’s also a vampire…although not anything like the vampires in books. When Nigel falls head over heels for the new girl in school, he spends his time plotting ways to get Chloe to notice he’s “alive” while writing pathetic poetry declaring his love. You think you have problems? Wait until you see what Nigel has to face!
Griffiths, Andy. Killer Koalas from Outer Space: and Lots of Other Very Bad Stuff That Will Make Your Brain Explode!
Surprise, absurdity, and laugh-out-loud humor are the hallmarks of this collection of ridiculous short stories featuring zombie kittens, rocket stealing ants, and of course, killer koalas from outer space. Some stories are cartoons, some are text, but all are funny!
Patterson, James. Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
Rafe Khatchadorian has an ace plan for the best year ever, if only he can pull it off: With his best friend Leonardo the Silent awarding him points, Rafe tries to break every rule in his school’s oppressive Code of Conduct. But when Rafe’s game starts to catch up with him, he’ll have to decide if winning is all that matters, or if he’s finally ready to face the rules, bullies, and truths he’s been avoiding. Is middle school always this bad?
Seegert, Scott. Vordak the Incomprehensible: How to Grow Up and Rule the World and Vordak the Incomprehensible: Rule the School
It’s not easy being an evil genius! Evil mastermind Vordak the Incomprehensible shares his “evilosity” with aspiring supervillains. His comical narration features over-the-top self-congratulation matched by supreme contempt for readers and everyone else. Pop-culture references and varied elements of grossness are sprinkled in regularly, along with 15 “commandments of incomprehensibility” and repeated references to “diabolically clever yet slow-acting death traps,” which get funnier each time. So does the ironic fact that despite his egotistical rants, Vordak is actually a completely unsuccessful supervillain.
Tashjian, Janet. My Life as a Book and My Life as a Stuntboy
Derek Fallon is looking forward to a summer of fun, pelting the UPS truck with water balloons, climbing onto the garage roof, and conducting silly investigations. But when his parents decide to send him to Learning Camp, Derek’s dreams stutter. As Derek forges unexpected friendships and uncovers a family secret involving himself (in diapers! no less), he realizes that adventures and surprises are around the corner, complete with curve balls.
Zelnick, Aldo. Cahoots
As summer draws to a close, Aldo Zelnick ends up on a farm. Aldo’s mom is eager for him to experience her favorite childhood pastimes such as shucking corn, milking cows, gathering eggs–and enjoying fresh air and living off the land. But Aldo suspects that farm life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and his worst fears are confirmed. The rooster wakes him at dawn, the chores exhaust him, and the cousins—identical twin pranksters—are in cahoots against him. Even the creepy old portrait of his great-grandfather seems to be watching these shenanigans from the frame on the wall. Aldo must endure all this without the consolation of TV or computers, because the farm is (gasp!) technology free.
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So, if you like your books with some cartoon illustration and a dash (a REALLY BIG dash) of humor, try one of these titles.