Tweens review their favorite HUMOR titles!
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The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R. A. Spratt

When a fashionable flying pig responds to a "nanny wanted" ad for Mr. Green's three children, the ensuing year is a surprise-filled, adventurous journey marked by an abundance of yummy chocolate.

Reviewed by Autumn, age 10:

I liked this book because it's funny and exciting. It's about a flying pig who becomes a nanny for kids that belong to a man that doesn't like them very much. They do goofy stuff together like tap dance on the table, color their clothes with crayons, and pushed stuff off their roof. At one point they took a boat to Korea and another time they were almost robbed. I would recommend this book to people who like humor, ages 9-11.

Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce

When Nate Wright's least favorite teacher, Godzilla, assigns his archenemy, the overachiever Gina, to be his partner, trouble ensues, but somehow, Nate manages to persevere. By the author of Big Nate: In a Class by Himself.

Reviewed by Thomas, age 8:

The first thing that came into my mind when I read this book was Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Both books have cartoon-y pictures, and the main character is in 6th grade. This is a story about a sixth grade boy, Nate, who keeps getting partnered up with his archenemy, Gina, first on a class project and then on the Fleeceball team. It's a story about all the things that happen to Nate and all the ways Gina annoys him. I really recommend this book because I think it is true-to-life and interesting.

Bye for Now by Kathleen Churchyard

When loser Robin of Concord, N.C., wishes on her 11th birthday to be somebody else, she wakes up as Fiona Walker of London, England, the daughter of contemporary actors -- body-switched!

Reviewed by Savannah, age 13:

Bye for Now was overall a good book. It had an excellent plot and was well written. I felt that it had a fresh, new, creative story. It was Freaky Friday with a twist. The book was very detailed and used lots of modern references, for example, Facebook. The only thing it lacked, really, was the ability to draw in its reader. I enjoy a book where I get lost in the story. However, I found myself hurrying through Bye for Now just to finish, not enjoying it. Ending on a good note, I do think the book reflects hard work and a great imagination.

Class is not Dismissed! by Gitty Daneshvari

In a laugh-out-loud sequel to School of Fear, 13-year-olds Madeleine, Theo and Lulu; 14-year-old Garrison; and 10-year-old new "contestant" Hyacinth, must face their phobias and join forces to learn who is stealing wigs and pageant trophies from the school.

Reviewed by Katie, age 13:

A story so twisting, incredible, and excitable you would have thought Lemony Snicket himself wrote it! Written by Gitty Daneshvari, this book has everything to keep its reader going. With romance, comedy, and annoying- yet entertaining phobias add just enough suspense to make this book absolutely amazing. I just couldn't put it down! In the book, main characters Madeleine, Garrison, Lulu, Theo, Hyacinth, and Mrs. Wellington, embark on a wild journey as they try to save their beloved school. The children are forced into the harrowing experience of confronting their fears in order to save the school. They soon realize by saving the school they conquer their own phobias once and for all.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Greg Heffley's Journal by Jeff Kinney

Greg records his sixth grade experiences in a middle school where he and his best friend, Rowley, undersized weaklings amid boys who need to shave twice daily, hope just to survive, but when Rowley grows more popular, Greg must take drastic measures to save their friendship.

Reviewed by Kaitlyn, age 10:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is about a boy who is in middle school and tells the story of his life in a cartoon kind of way.

Double Fudge by Judy Blume

His younger brother's obsession with money and the discovery of long-lost cousins Flora and Fauna provide many embarrassing moments for twelve-year-old Peter.

Reviewed by Elisa, age 10:

Lately Fudge has been obsessed with money. He has made enough Fudge bucks to buy the world! Will Peter be able to get away from him?

Judy Moody Declares Independence by Megan McDonald

After learning about the American Revolution on a family trip to Boston, Massachusetts, Judy Moody makes her own Declaration of Independence and tries to prove that she is responsible enough to have more freedoms, such as a higher allowance and her own bathroom.

Reviewed by Gabriella, age 9:

Judy visits Boston with her family and learns about the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence. She decides to make her own Declaration of Independence.

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

Reviewed by Loren, age 9:

Pippi Longstocking is about a nine year old girl who has no parents that interfere with her life. She is strong enough to hold a horse.