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MG Fiction to Make You Snort Milk out Your Nose

Created by 49thShelf
  • Age: 7 to 13
  • Grade: 1 to 8
tagged: anna humphrey, middle grade, 49th kids
Here's a great list of middle grade fiction, by Anna Humphrey, whose latest book is Clara Humble: Quiz Whiz When it comes to middle grade fiction, silliness is a serious business. After all, kids in this age group are just beginning to delve into chapter books independently, and if there’s a more sure-fire way to make them readers for life than to get them laughing, I don’t have the first clue what it might be. Our nation’s middle grade writers are masters in the art of mixing big laughs with huge heart, then punctuating it with the occasional perfectly-timed fart joke, and I’m thrilled to share just a few of my recent favourite, funny Canadian middle grade titles.

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Wolfie and Fly

by Cary Fagan, illustrated by Zoe Si
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: chapter books, friendship

A classic story of imagination, friendship, adventure and speeding through the ocean in a cardboard box. For fans of Ivy & BeanJudy Moody or Nate the Great.

     Wolfie and Fly is an early chapter book at its simplest and best. Our heroine, Renata Wolfman (Wolfie) does everything by herself. Friends just get in the way, and she only has time for f …

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Clara Humble: Quiz Whiz

by Anna Humphrey, illustrated by Lisa Cinar
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 1 to 5
tagged: friendship, humorous stories, imagination & play, self-esteem & self-reliance

Clara Humble, the winsome and über-confident fourth-grader who’s been described as “Ramona Quimby meets Timmy Failure” is back for a second adventure. When Clara and her best friend, Bradley, discover their favorite game show, Smarty Pants —a mix of trivia and obstacle course stunts — is recruiting in their area, Clara is sure she’ll …

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The Tiny Hero of Ferny Creek Library

by Linda Bailey, illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: books & libraries, insects, spiders, etc.

Eddie, a passionate reader and a shiny green bug, saves the school library in this funny, heartwarming tale that fans of Flora & Ulysses and Charlotte's Web will love.

Eddie is a tiny green bug who loves to read and who lives behind the chalkboard in Mr. Wang's fourth-grade classroom with his parents, his 53 brothers and sisters, and his Aunt Min. B …

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Slacker

by Gordon Korman
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: humorous stories

Gordon Korman is back-and raising slacking off to a level of high art!

Cameron Boxer is very happy to spend his life avoiding homework, hanging out with his friends, and gaming for hours in his basement. It's not too hard for him to get away with it . . . until he gets so caught up in one game that he almost lets his house burn down around him.

Oops. …

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Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede

by Liam O'Donnell, illustrated by Mike Deas
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, monsters, mystery & detective

When Gravelmuck Elementary’s cleaning slimes escape and destroy the schoolyard with their acidic ooze, all claws and tails point to Mr. Snag, the school’s caretaker, as the culprit. Determined to clear Mr. Snag’s name, Tank and Fizz dive into the case, only to discover that the goop under Rockfall Mountain runs deep. The detective duo must o …

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The Awesome, Almost 100% True Adventures of Matt & Craz

illustrated by Alan Silberberg
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9 to 13
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: boys & men

A magical pen causes creative chaos in this quirky, comic-style story from the Sid Fleischman Award–winning author of Milo.

Best friends Matt and Larry “Craz” Crazinski couldn’t be more different. Matt loves order, while Craz lives on the edge. The boys share a passion for cartooning, but thanks to the school paper gatekeeper (and kind-of b …

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Jasper John Dooley: Star of the Week

by Caroline Adderson, illustrated by Ben Clanton
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback eBook
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: school & education, humorous stories, chapter books

At last, it's Jasper John Dooley's turn to be Star of the Week at school. Unfortunately, nothing turns out as planned. His Show and Tell falls flat. A new baby at his friend Ori's house steals his spotlight. And worst of all, the new baby has only-child Jasper wondering if his own family is too small. When Jasper decides to build himself a brother …

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Zorgamazoo

by Robert Paul Weston, illustrated by Victor Rivas
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: fantasy & magic, mythical

Are You a Believer in Fanciful Things? In Pirates and Dragons and Creatures and Kings?

Then sit yourself down in a comfortable seat, with maybe some cocoa and something to eat, and I?ll spin you the tale of Katrina Katrell, a girl full of courage (and daring, as well!), who down in the subway, under the ground, saw something fantastical roaming ar …