Books about Amusement

  1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

    by Judi Barrett
    A whimsical story of a town where food literally falls from the sky.

    A grandfather reads a bedtime story, chronicling the lives of the citizens of an imaginary town called Chewandswallow, which is characterized by food raining from the sky. The sky provided the ... (Wikipedia)

  2. Redshirts

    by John Scalzi
    A group of space explorers uncover an unlikely conspiracy while on a mission to an alien planet.

    In the prologue, several senior officers of the Intrepid , flagship of the Universal Union, lament the unusually high number of casualties of low-ranking crew members during recent away missions and ... (Wikipedia)

  3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by Douglas Adams
    Quirky comedic intergalactic adventure, exploring the absurdities of life.

    Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of the The Hitch ... (Goodreads)

  4. It's a Magical World

    by Bill Watterson
    A collection of philosophical comic strips featuring the adventures of Calvin and Hobbes.

    When cartoonist Bill Watterson announced that his phenomenally popular cartoon strip would be discontinued, Calvin and Hobbes fans throughout the world went into mourning. Fans have learned to ... (Barnes & Noble)

  5. Emma

    by Jane Austen
    A young woman's journey to find love and independence in the midst of social expectations.

    Emma Woodhouse's friend and former governess , Miss Taylor, has just married Mr. Weston. Having introduced them, Emma takes credit for their marriage and decides that she likes matchmaking . After ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

    by Douglas Adams
    An offbeat detective story set in a surreal, supernatural world.

    Dirk Gently, who calls himself a " holistic detective", has happened upon what he thinks is a rather comfortable situation. A wealthy man in the record industry has retained him, spinning a story ... (Wikipedia)

  7. The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book

    by Bill Watterson
    A collection of cartoons featuring the adventures of a boy and his tiger best friend.

    Many moons ago, the magic of Calvin and Hobbes first appeared on the funny pages and the world was introduced to a wondrous pair of friends – a boy and his tiger, who brought new life to the comics ... (Goodreads)

  8. Naked

    by David Sedaris
    Collection of humorous essays exploring the absurdities of everyday life.

    Welcome to the hilarious, strange, elegiac, outrageous world of David Sedaris. In Naked , Sedaris turns the mania for memoir on its proverbial ear, mining the exceedingly rich terrain of his life, ... (Goodreads)

  9. Me Talk Pretty One Day

    by David Sedaris
    A humorous, autobiographical account of a man's experiences learning French and growing up.

    David Sedaris' move to Paris from New York inspired these hilarious pieces, including the title essay, about his attempts to learn French from a sadistic teacher who declares that every day spent ... (Goodreads)

  10. Modern Romance

    by Aziz Ansari
    A humorous exploration of contemporary love, using the latest research and personal anecdotes.

    At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. ... (Goodreads)

  11. A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

    by Bill Bryson
    A humorous account of a man's attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail, reflecting on the beauty and history of the American wilderness.

    The book starts with Bryson explaining his curiosity about the Appalachian Trail near his house. He and his old friend Stephen Katz start hiking the trail from Georgia in the South , and stumble in ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: A Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

    by Bill Watterson
    A collection of beloved Calvin and Hobbes comic strips, exploring life’s adventures with childlike wonder.

    Beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin's tuna fish trap, the first two, Calvin and Hobbes, collections,, Calvin and Hobbes, and, Something Under The Bed Is Drooling, are brought together in ... (Barnes & Noble)

  13. Dad Is Fat

    by Jim Gaffigan
    Collection of humorous stories of family life in a large family.

    Jim Gaffigan never imagined he would have his own kids. Though he grew up in a large Irish-Catholic family, Jim was satisfied with the nomadic, nocturnal life of a standup comedian, and was content ... (Goodreads)

  14. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    by Lewis Carroll
    A young girl's surreal journey down a rabbit hole leading to a mysterious and magical realm.

    After a tumble down the rabbit hole, Alice finds herself far away from home in the absurd world of Wonderland. As mind-bending as it is delightful, Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel is pure magic for young ... (Goodreads)

  15. Moon Over Soho

    by Ben Aaronovitch
    A supernatural detective story set in London, exploring the mysterious powers of music.

    Following the events of, Rivers of London, Police Constable and apprentice wizard Peter Grant is called in to help investigate the brutal murder of a journalist in the downstairs toilet of the ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Life, the Universe and Everything

    by Douglas Adams
    An intergalactic quest to find the answer to the ultimate question of life.

    After being stranded on pre-historic Earth after the events in, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, , Arthur Dent is met by his old friend Ford Prefect , who drags him into a space-time eddy , ... (Wikipedia)

  17. The Importance of Being Earnest

    by Oscar Wilde
    A lighthearted comedy of manners, full of witty dialogue and satirizing Victorian society.

    Oscar Wilde's madcap farce about mistaken identities, secret engagements, and lovers entanglements still delights readers more than a century after its 1895 publication and premiere performance. The ... (Goodreads)

  18. Cat's Cradle

    by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
    A satirical exploration of human folly, exposing the dangers of unchecked science and technology.

    Told with deadpan humour and bitter irony, Kurt Vonnegut's cult tale of global destruction preys on our deepest fears of witnessing Armageddon and, worse still, surviving it ... Dr Felix Hoenikker, ... (Goodreads)

  19. Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life

    by Steve Martin
    A memoir of the comedian's rise to fame, from the early days of stand-up comedy to the heights of success.

    In the midseventies, Steve Martin exploded onto the comedy scene. By 1978 he was the biggest concert draw in the history of stand-up. In 1981 he quit forever. This book is, in his own words, the ... (Goodreads)

  20. Bossypants

    by Tina Fey
    A collection of humorous and personal essays about life and career.

    Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her ... (Goodreads)

  21. Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

    by Terry Pratchett
    A comical and chaotic journey to save the world from the impending apocalypse.

    Aziraphale, an angel (originally a guardian of the gates of Eden ), and Crowley, a demon (originally the serpent who tempted Eve ) have lived on Earth since its creation. Over the millennia, they ... (Wikipedia)

  22. The Sneetches and Other Stories

    by Dr. Seuss
    A collection of humorous tales, exploring the concepts of acceptance and equality.

    "The Sneetches got really quite smart on that day,The day they decided that Sneetches are Sneetches.,And no kind of Sneetch is the best of the beaches." In this book you'll find a selection of four ... (Goodreads)

  23. Interesting Times

    by Terry Pratchett
    A comedic fantasy adventure as a wizard is sent to a faraway land to prevent a war.

    Two gods, Fate and the Lady, oppose each other in a game over the outcome of the struggle for the throne of the Agatean Empire on the Counterweight Continent . The Patrician of Ankh-Morpork receives ... (Wikipedia)

  24. The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    by Douglas Adams
    An eccentric space adventure filled with comedic misadventures and cosmic revelations.

    At last in paperback in one complete volume, here are the five novels from Douglas Adams's Hitchhiker series. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a ... (Goodreads)

  25. The Cat in the Hat

    by Dr. Seuss
    A mischievous cat visits two children on a rainy day, resulting in a wild and chaotic adventure.

    The story begins as an unnamed boy who is the narrator of the book sits alone with his sister Sally in their house on a cold and rainy day, staring wistfully out the window. Then they hear a loud ... (Wikipedia)

  26. What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

    by Randall Munroe
    A humorous exploration of science, tackling the most bizarre questions with real-world scenarios.

    Randall Munroe left NASA in 2005 to start up his hugely popular site XKCD 'a web comic of romance, sarcasm, math and language' which offers a witty take on the world of science and geeks. It now has ... (Goodreads)

  27. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

    by Douglas Adams
    A comedic tale of a man's journey through the universe, encountering aliens and coming to terms with his own identity.

    While hitchhiking through the galaxy, Arthur Dent is dropped off on a planet in a rainstorm. He appears to be in England on Earth, even though he saw the planet destroyed by the Vogons . He has been ... (Wikipedia)

  28. Holidays on Ice

    by David Sedaris
    Collection of humorous essays, exploring the absurdities of the holiday season.

    David Sedaris's beloved holiday collection is new again with six more pieces, including a never before published story. Along with such favorites as the diaries of a Macy's elf and the annals of two ... (Goodreads)

  29. At Home: A Short History of Private Life

    by Bill Bryson
    An exploration of the extraordinary and often overlooked history of the home.

    “Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.” Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has ... (Goodreads)

  30. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

    by Eric Litwin
    A fun-filled journey of discovery with Pete the Cat as he learns about colors.

    Don't miss the first and bestselling book in the beloved Pete the Cat series! Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Along the way, his shoes change from white ... (Barnes & Noble)

  31. Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

    by John Grogan
    A heartfelt journey of a family and their beloved, but mischievous, dog.

    John and Jenny were just beginning their life together. They were young and in love, with a perfect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Marley, a wiggly yellow furball of ... (Goodreads)

  32. A Midsummer Night's Dream

    by William Shakespeare
    Comedy of mistaken identities, love and dreams set in a mythical forest.

    The play consists of four interconnecting plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta , which are set simultaneously in the woodland and ... (Wikipedia)

  33. I Am America

    by Stephen Colbert
    Humorous exploration of American culture, politics and history.

    Congratulations –just by opening the cover of this book you became 25% more patriotic. From Stephen Colbert, the host of television's highest-rated punditry show The Colbert Report , comes the book ... (Goodreads)

  34. Percy Jackson's Greek Gods

    by Rick Riordan
    A humorous and entertaining tour of the ancient Greek gods and goddesses, exploring their adventures and misadventures.

    Percy Jackson adds his own viewpoint to the Greek myths. Here he presents an introduction to Greek mythology and the 12 major gods and goddesses. With 19 chapters, this includes a variety of stories, ... (Wikipedia)

  35. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

    by Mo Willems
    A pigeon's mischievous attempts to drive a bus and the humorous exchange between reader and pigeon.

    When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place—a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way ... (Goodreads)

  36. Go the F**k to Sleep

    by Adam Mansbach
    Hilarious bedtime story for parents of children who don't want to go to sleep.

    A laugh-out-loud, adults-only bedtime story for parents familiar with the age-old struggle of putting their kids to bed,“Hell no, you can’t go to the bathroom. You know where you can go? The f**k to ... (Goodreads)

  37. A Dirty Job

    by Christopher Moore
    A comedic journey of a man's life as he is forced to confront death and the underworld.

    The story centers on Charlie Asher, a "beta-male" (as opposed to " alpha-male ") who leads a satisfying life as the owner and proprietor of a second-hand store in San Francisco. At the moment when ... (Wikipedia)

  38. The Color of Magic

    by Terry Pratchett
    A comedic fantasy adventure full of humor, absurdities, and unexpected turns.

    The story takes place on the Discworld, a planet-sized flat disc carried through space on the backs of four gargantuan elephants – Berilia, Tubul, Great T'Phon and Jerakeen – who themselves stand on ... (Wikipedia)

  39. Two for the Dough

    by Janet Evanovich
    A humorous crime novel involving an unlikely bounty hunter and a dangerous search for a fugitive.

    While Stephanie is looking for Kenny around their Trenton neighborhood, the friend he shot - Moogey Bues - is shot again. This second attack is fatal, which complicates the case against Kenny. At the ... (Wikipedia)

  40. Hot Six

    by Janet Evanovich
    A crime-solving adventure set in the wilds of New Jersey, featuring a daring and resourceful female protagonist.

    The prologue begins at the point where, High Five, ended, revealing who Stephanie picked: Ranger or Joe Morelli. Five months later... Stephanie's latest FTA , Carol Zabo, is attempting to avoid ... (Wikipedia)

  41. High Five

    by Janet Evanovich
    A wild adventure full of unexpected twists and turns as a bounty hunter searches for his missing brother.

    The only Failure-to-Appear (F.T.A.) Vinnie has for Stephanie is so minor league (Briggs), that she focuses her attention on the mysterious disappearance of her Uncle Fred instead. Mabel gives ... (Wikipedia)

  42. Four to Score

    by Janet Evanovich
    A bounty hunter must take on a dangerous criminal while contending with her personal life.

    Stephanie is infuriated to learn that her boss/cousin, Vinnie, has hired her arch-rival Joyce Barnhardt as another bounty hunter . Vinnie tells her to "be professional" and focus on tracking down her ... (Wikipedia)

  43. Fearless Fourteen

    by Janet Evanovich
    A thrilling adventure of crime, mystery, and romance as Stephanie Plum takes on her toughest case yet.

    Stephanie Plum apprehends Loretta Rizzi for failure to appear in court, but Loretta, who is a distant cousin of Stephanie's policeman boyfriend, Joe Morelli, agrees to go along only if Stephanie will ... (Wikipedia)

  44. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

    by Mindy Kaling
    Humorous memoir reflecting on Mindy Kaling's life and career.

    Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck - impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, ... (Goodreads)

  45. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character

    by Richard P. Feynman
    A collection of tales from Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's life, filled with humor and insight.

    A, New York Times, bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, ... (Goodreads)

  46. Rich People Problems

    by Kevin Kwan
    An exploration of the luxurious and scandalous world of the ultra-wealthy.

    In 2015, two years after the events that take place in China Rich Girlfriend , Nick and Rachel Young (née Chu), an economics professor at New York University (NYU), are happily married and living ... (Wikipedia)

  47. Mary Poppins

    by P.L. Travers
    A magical nanny takes a troubled family on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

    By P.L. Travers, the author featured in the major motion picture, Saving Mr. Banks . From the moment Mary Poppins arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane, everyday life at the Banks house is ... (Goodreads)

  48. Living Dead in Dallas

    by Charlaine Harris
    A vampire detective novel, exploring a mystery that has its roots in the supernatural.

    This book opens with Sookie Stackhouse finding the dead body of Lafayette in the backseat of Andy Bellefleur 's car, which had been left at Merlotte's the night before. Sookie learns that her friend ... (Wikipedia)

  49. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    by Jon Scieszka
    A collection of absurdly funny fractured fairy tales.

    The star of the book is Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk , who tells the stories and deals with the rest of the cast. There is a very loud and annoying Little Red Hen that comes in to complain about no ... (Wikipedia)

  50. The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

    by Jonas Jonasson
    An adventurous old man escapes a nursing home for an unexpected journey of self-discovery.

    Allan Karlsson is about to celebrate his hundredth birthday, and his retirement home in Malmköping is planning to throw a party. Allan is not interested. Instead, he climbs out the window and ... (Wikipedia)

  51. All Creatures Great and Small

    by James Herriot
    A charming tale of a veterinarian and his animal patients in the Yorkshire Dales.

    The classic multimillion copy bestseller Delve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic ... (Goodreads)

  52. Dog Days

    by Jeff Kinney
    A funny story of a young boy's summer vacation, full of imaginative adventures.

    The book starts with Greg Heffley describing how he is an "indoor person," and how he intends to spend his summer vacation playing video games. His mother, Susan, wants him to go outdoors more often. ... (Wikipedia)

  53. Cabin Fever

    by Jeff Kinney
    A group of friends embark on a mischievous adventure, encountering hilarious hijinks along the way.

    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 ... (Barnes & Noble)

  54. Thief of Time

    by Terry Pratchett
    A humorous fantasy adventure to save time from being stolen.

    The Auditors hire young clockmaker Jeremy Clockson to build a perfect glass clock, without telling him that this will stop time and thereby eliminate human unpredictability from the universe. Death ... (Wikipedia)

  55. The Phantom Tollbooth

    by Norton Juster
    A whimsical adventure through a magical land, searching for a way out of the boredom of everyday life.

    Milo is a boy bored by the world around him; every activity seems a waste of time. He arrives home from another boring day at school to find a mysterious package. Among its contents are a small ... (Wikipedia)

  56. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

    by Douglas Adams
    Quirky sci-fi adventure following a group of time travelers seeking to save the future.

    Arthur Dent , Ford Prefect , Trillian , and Zaphod Beeblebrox leave the planet Magrathea on the Heart of Gold . A Vogon ship attacks them, and Arthur's attempt to have the ship's computer make him a ... (Wikipedia)

  57. Witches Abroad

    by Terry Pratchett
    A group of witches embark on a magical quest to stop an evil fairy tale.

    Following the death of the witch Desiderata Hollow, Magrat Garlick is sent her magic wand, for Desiderata was not only a witch, but also a fairy godmother . Having given the wand to Magrat, she ... (Wikipedia)

  58. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

    by Bill Martin Jr.
    A playful story of letters competing to climb a coconut tree.

    The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. "A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"–which probably seemed like a ... (Goodreads)

  59. The Hating Game

    by Sally Thorne
    A lighthearted battle of wits between two enemies who eventually fall in love.

    Debut author Sally Thorne bursts on the scene with a hilarious and sexy workplace comedy all about that thin, fine line between hate and love. Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person ... (Goodreads)

  60. When You Are Engulfed in Flames

    by David Sedaris
    Humorous reflections on everyday life, navigating the absurdities of the human condition.

    It's early autumn 1964. Two straight-A students head off to school, and when only one of them returns home Chesney Yelverton is coaxed from retirement and assigned to what proves to be the most ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Long Haul

    by Jeff Kinney
    The Heffley family takes a cross-country road trip, learning the importance of family bonds.

    As Greg Heffley's summer vacation begins, his mother announces that the family will be going on a surprise road trip. As they pack their suitcases for the trip, Greg's father brings his old boat, ... (Wikipedia)

  62. Snuff

    by Terry Pratchett
    A Discworld novel featuring a comedic murder mystery set in a world of wizards, witches, and trolls.

    Commander Vimes is persuaded by his wife and Lord Vetinari to take a family holiday back to Sybil's roots in the countryside; Willikins, Vimes's thug-turned-butler, accompanies them. As Vimes arrives ... (Wikipedia)

  63. The Day the Crayons Quit

    by Drew Daywalt
    Adventures of mischievous crayons who refuse to stay in the box.

    Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit! Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break ... (Goodreads)

  64. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?

    by Dr. Seuss
    An imaginative picture book filled with hilarious sounds and lively illustrations.

    The story follows a man named Mr. Brown, who can make a wide variety of sounds, imitating the sounds of animals and inanimate objects. The narrator recites a list of items and animals that Mr. Brown ... (Wikipedia)

  65. The Tao of Pooh

    by Benjamin Hoff
    A whimsical exploration of Taoism through the beloved characters of Winnie the Pooh.

    The Wisdom of Pooh. Is there such thing as a Western Taoist? Benjamin Hoff says there is, and this Taoist's favorite food is honey. Through brilliant and witty dialogue with the beloved Pooh-bear and ... (Goodreads)

  66. Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    by Louis Sachar
    A collection of humorous tales set in an offbeat school, featuring a cast of eccentric characters.

    There was a terrible mistake - Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, thirty stories high (The builder said he was sorry.) Maybe that's why all kinds of funny things happened ... (Goodreads)

  67. The Day the Crayons Came Home

    by Drew Daywalt
    A hilarious story about a young boy's unique way of dealing with the runaway crayons that have come back to him.

    The companion to the #1 blockbuster bestseller,, The Day the Crayons Quit,! I'm not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites

    by Dr. Seuss
    Collection of whimsical stories and poems featuring animals and fantastical creatures.

    Now in audio format, here are 11 complete, timeless Dr. Seuss stories, read by some of today's most beloved actors!, Featuring:, - The Cat in the Hat read by Kelsey Grammer - Horton Hears a Who read ... (Goodreads)

  69. As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride

    by Cary Elwes
    Behind the scenes stories from the making of the cult classic film, The Princess Bride.

    From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride , comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with ... (Goodreads)

  70. Sh*t My Dad Says

    by Justin Halpern
    Collection of humorous musings and witticisms from an elderly father.

    After being dumped by his longtime girlfriend, twenty-eight-year-old Justin Halpern found himself living at home with his seventy-three-year-old dad. Sam Halpern, who is "like Socrates, but angrier, ... (Goodreads)

  71. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

    by Christopher Moore
    A retelling of the life of Jesus Christ, told through the eyes of his childhood best friend.

    Biff is resurrected in the 20th Century to complete missing parts of the Bible , under the inefficient supervision of Raziel ; wherefore Biff narrates that he and Joshua (by Biff's account, the ... (Wikipedia)

  72. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

    by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    A humorous story of a young boy's attempt to satisfy the endless requests of a mouse.

    A boy gives a cookie to a mouse. The mouse asks for a glass of milk. He then requests a straw (to drink the milk), a mirror (to avoid a milk mustache), nail scissors (to trim his hair in the mirror), ... (Wikipedia)

  73. Hogfather

    by Terry Pratchett
    A magical and comical adventure to save Hogswatchnight from the evil Auditors.

    The Auditors of Reality, a group of "celestial bureaucrats" attempt to eliminate the Hogfather, a jolly god-like creature who brings children presents on December 32nd , similar to the figures of ... (Wikipedia)

  74. Strega Nona

    by Tomie dePaola
    A magical old woman uses her powers to teach a village about consequences of foolishness.

    Set in Calabria , in southern Italy, the book focuses on the exploits of Strega Nona. She is a sort of witch doctor noted throughout her home village for her numerous successful remedies. She helps ... (Wikipedia)

  75. Quidditch Through the Ages

    by J.K. Rowling
    A detailed guide to the magical sport of Quidditch, its history and its rules.

    The most checked-out book in the Hogwarts Library, and a volume no Quidditch player or Harry Potter fan should be without! If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the ... (Goodreads)

  76. Aesop's Fables

    by Aesop
    Collection of morals and lessons conveyed through a series of animal-based tales.

    The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who ... (Goodreads)

  77. The Twits

    by Roald Dahl
    A tale of two mischievous and nasty people and their schemes to outwit each other.

    A hideous, vindictive, spiteful couple known as the Twits live together in a brick house without windows. They continuously play nasty practical jokes on each other out of hatred for one another, ... (Wikipedia)

  78. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

    by Esphyr Slobodkina
    A humorous tale of a peddler outwitting a band of mischievous monkeys.

    Caps for Sale, is a timeless classic beloved by millions...one of the most popular picture books ever published! Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and ... (Goodreads)

  79. The Mitten

    by Jan Brett
    A mischievous rabbit's adventures inside a lost mitten, bringing together a woodland community.

    Millions of readers have fallen in love with Jan Brett’s, The Mitten, and over 2.5 million copies have been sold since publication in 1989. This striking oversized anniversary edition with a silver ... (Barnes & Noble)

  80. Beezus and Ramona

    by Beverly Cleary
    Two young sisters navigate the ups and downs of childhood in a humorous and relatable tale.

    Beatrice "Beezus" Quimby, a close friend of Henry Huggins, is perpetually infuriated by the imaginative antics of her younger sister Ramona, who frequently insists upon exhibiting imaginative habits ... (Wikipedia)

  81. The Complete Tales

    by Beatrix Potter
    A collection of beloved children's stories that explore the natural world.

    This complete and unabridged collection contains all 23 of Beatrix Potter's Tales in one deluxe volume with all their original illustrations. The stories are arranged in the order in which they were ... (Barnes & Noble)

  82. Frindle

    by Andrew Clements
    A boy's simple idea revolutionizes the English language, sparking a debate among teachers and students.

    Nicholas "Nick" Allen is a class clown who has been formulating creative schemes throughout grade school . At the start of fifth grade in 1987, he is unhappy because his English teacher is the ... (Wikipedia)

  83. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

    by Jon Scieszka
    A humorous reimagining of the classic fairy tale, as told from the wolf's side of the story.

    You thought you knew the story of the “The Three Little Pigs”… You thought wrong. In this hysterical and clever fracture fairy tale picture book that twists point of view and perspective, young ... (Goodreads)

  84. The Monster at the End of this Book

    by Jon Stone
    A humorous adventure of a creature trying to stop a book from being read.

    Many adults name this book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page—for fear of a monster at ... (Goodreads)

  85. Sizzling Sixteen

    by Janet Evanovich
    A fast-paced mystery, following Stephanie Plum as she investigates a missing businessman.

    Stephanie's boss, her cousin Vinnie, has been abducted by his bookie , who demands that Vinnie pay back his gambling losses (more than a million dollars) in five days, or he's dead. Stephanie, Connie ... (Wikipedia)

  86. Wayside School Is Falling Down

    by Louis Sachar
    A humorous tale about the strange and wacky events at an unusual school.

    Louis yard teacher starts off 30 tales of unusual students. Comic sketches precede every chapter. Todd brings a cute adorable plastic puppy who bites back when Joy steals it. Cafeteria Mrs Mush ... (Goodreads)

  87. If You Give a Moose a Muffin

    by Laura Joffe Numeroff
    A loveable moose embarks on a series of comical adventures after receiving a muffin.

    If a big hungry moose comes to visit, you might give him a muffin to make him feel at home. If you give him a muffin, he'll want some jam to go with it. When he's eaten all your muffins, he'll want ... (Goodreads)

  88. The Third Wheel

    by Jeff Kinney
    A middle schooler's misadventures as he navigates the ups and downs of growing up.

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