June 30, 2011

Try These Funny (and other Terrific) Books for Tween Girls, Sarah!

No, Sarah, I hadn't forgotten your request for "a list for 4-7th grade girls" in response to my blog post: These Books Will Make Teen Boys Laugh :D

Not sure if you meant any good books for girls that age, or books that would make girls laugh.

Here's a site that lists funny books for girls:
From worldcat.org "Funny Books for Girls" by Engelfried
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You can do a search on Story Snoops, a book suggestion site that I trust, to find books using various criteria. My search for funny books that have a girl as a main character, for ages 9-12, yielded these results:
The Franny K. Stein Mad Scientist series by Jim Benton
Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great by Judy Blume
The Effy Maloney series by Mary Hershey
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath
The Popularity Papers: Research for the Social Improvement and General Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang by Amy Ignatow
Forever Rose by Hilary McKay
Geek Chic: The Zoey Zone by Margie Palatini
Olivia Kidney by Ellen Potter
The Dork Diaries series by Rachel Renee Russell
I So Don't Do Mysteries by Barrie Summy
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Coincidentally, another Sarah who loves reading
The sites below list books that aren't necessarily noted for humor (although they may indeed be funny), but they are likely to be terrific:

Great Books for Girls - The Top Picks of over 150 teachers, librarians, and girls themselves

Hoagies' Hot Topics Reading List: Girls and Young Women

Adventure Books for Middle School Girls from LM_Net (informal school librarian network)

Books - Tween Girls - Parents and Summer Reading from (trusted) Good Housekeeping

Books for Girls from aBookandaHug.com. List is divided into four categories and searchable by reading level. aBookandaHug is a wonderful social reading and list-making site for children.

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And of course there are sites that list funny books for both boys and girls. Here are two I like:

Funny Books for Third Through Sixth Grade Students from Oakland Library
Funny Books for Kids « I'm Just Sayin

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There are many other sites, but these are the ones I recommend.

Hope this gets your 4-7th grade girl reader started, Sarah! (I think Selma might be interested in this list too)

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