Funny middle fiction (9+)

Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief

Akissi: Even More Tales of Mischief

Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapin

Our plucky young troublemaker Akissi is back with even more tales of mischief on The Ivory Coast! This time, she plays matchmaker with mixed results, tries to avoid moving to the snowy, wolf-infested wilds of Paris, and turns her...

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 Read reviewHow to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life

How to Write the Soundtrack to Your Life

Fiona Hardy

From the up-and-coming talent behind How To Make A Movie in 12 Days comes a funny and moving mystery about family, friendship and finding your voice.     

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H is for Happiness

H is for Happiness

Barry Jonsberg

Laugh-out-loud funny and wonderfully touching, H is for Happiness is the film based on Barry Jonsberg's award-winning novel My Life as an Alphabet.  

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A Clue for Clara

A Clue for Clara

Lian Tanner

Clara wants to be a famous detective with her own TV show. She can read claw marks, find missing feathers and knows morse code and semaphore. There's just one problem. She's a small scruffy chook, and no one takes her seriously.

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Grime and Punishment  (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 9)

Grime and Punishment (The Adventures of Dog Man, Book 9)

Dav Pilkey

The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter!    

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Camping with Unicorns (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 11)

Camping with Unicorns (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 11)

Dana Simpson

Phoebe and her unicorn best friend, Marigold, share one of the most magical friendships in comics history. This new collection of Phoebe and Her Unicorn comics is sure to dazzle and delight readers of all ages with tales of...

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 Read reviewWink

Wink

Harrell

Maybe Batpig can come to the rescue? Based on Rob Harrell's own real life experience with eye cancer, and including amazing comic-strip artwork, this poignant and authentic novel is unforgettable, hilarious and uplifting.

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Funny Kid Belly Flop (Funny Kid, Book 8)

Funny Kid Belly Flop (Funny Kid, Book 8)

Matt Stanton

Every kid wants to laugh, but Max is the boy who can make it happen. Max and Abby hardly ever agree on anything ... until now! They are both desperate to get out of this Friday's swimming carnival. Max is the funny kid, and...

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Rowley Jefferson's Awesome Friendly Adventure

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure

Jeff Kinney

Beloved characters Rowley Jefferson and Greg Heffley are reimagined in an epic quest by internationally bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, Jeff Kinney.

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Apocalypse Taco

Apocalypse Taco

Nathan Hale

From the #1 New York Times -bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series comes a graphic novel for middle-graders in which a fast-food run turns strange and two kids end up in another dimension.

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Slime

Slime

David Walliams, Tony Ross

The new children's book from No. 1 bestselling author David Walliams - a fantastically funny tale illustrated by artistic genius, Tony Ross.

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The 117-Storey Treehouse

The 117-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

Andy and Terry's treehouse now has 13 new storeys, including a tiny-horse level, a pyjama-party room and an Underpants Museum. What are you waiting for?

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The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

The Mystery of the Squashed Cockroach: The Peski Kids Book 1

R.A. Spratt

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Funny Bones

Funny Bones

Oliver Phommavanh, Kate Temple, Jol Temple

If you think you've heard every funny story there is then think again ... Funny Bones is a super-huge collection of rib-tickling stories, cartoons, comics, jokes and much, much more that's bound to get even the most serious kid...

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Mr Bambuckle's Remarkables

Mr Bambuckle’s Remarkables

Tim Harris

He's the first teacher to cook us breakfast.Is his spark-maker beetle really that dangerous?I heard he drank yak's milk in Mongolia. He's the only person who isn't afraid of Canteen Carol. My mum says he used to be in the...

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Monster Nanny

Monster Nanny

Tuutikki Tolonen, Pasi Pitkanen

Halley, Koby and Mimi have been sent a nanny to look after them while their parents are away. The only problem? Their nanny is a monster!

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The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty

The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty

Rhys Darby

The shining star of madcap mayhem RHYS DARBY delivers out-of-this-world absurdity with his first hilarious mystery-comedy book for kids! Crack the crazy Morse codes and unleash the action with bogus baddies, a burly bigfoot and...

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Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki and her friends Brandon, Chloe, and Zoey are up for another adventure in the fourteenth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series.

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Sherlock Bones and the Sea-Creature Feature

Sherlock Bones and the Sea-Creature Feature

Renee Treml

Another hilariously funny, action-packed adventure, starring the intrepid Sherlock Bones and his partner-in-mystery-solving, Watts.

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 Read reviewHow to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

How to Make a Movie in Twelve Days

Fiona Hardy

Twelve days. Five kids. Many special effects. One giant mystery.

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The World's Worst Parents

The World’s Worst Parents

David Walliams, Tony Ross

Millions of young readers have loved the World's Worst Children tales and revelled in the World's Worst Teachers with their delightfully dreadful deeds - now prepare for...THE WORLD'S WORST PARENTS! From the phenomenally...

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 Read reviewMalamander

Malamander

Thomas Taylor, George Ermos

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep......

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You Must Be Layla

You Must Be Layla

Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Layla's mind goes a million miles a minute, so does her mouth - unfortunately her better judgement can take a while to catch up!

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 Read reviewThe Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

The Slightly Alarming Tale of the Whispering Wars

Jaclyn Moriarty, Kelly Canby

From the award-winning Jaclyn Moriarty comes a spellbinding tale of unlikely friendship, unexpected magic and competitive athletics.

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Dragon's Green

Dragon’s Green

Scarlett Thomas

The first in the thrilling and magical Worldquake Sequence from Scarlett Thomas, author of the bestselling adult novel The End of Mr Y

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 Read reviewThe Orchard Underground

The Orchard Underground

Mat Larkin

An explosive, suspenseful and utterly brilliant middle-grade mystery for fans of Louis Sachar's Holes.

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 Read reviewFrankie Fish and The Sonic Suitcase

Frankie Fish and The Sonic Suitcase

Peter Helliar, Lesley Vamos

In his first ever kids' book, Australian comedian Peter Helliar takes young readers on a hilarious time-travel adventure about mega mischief, missing limbs, and a grandad with a wicked secret....

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Flora & Ulysses

Flora & Ulysses

Kate DiCamillo, K.G. Campbell

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo.

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Akissi: Tales of Mischief

Akissi: Tales of Mischief

Marguerite Abouet, Mathieu Sapin

A collected volume of comics featuring the lovable Akissi and her friends in their daily mischief.

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 Read reviewTimmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Stephan Pastis

The hilarious and ever-optimistic Timmy Failure, and his sidekick polar bear, Total, create chaos as they attempt to make sense of the world in the first book in the New York Times bestselling series.

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 Read reviewThe Bolds

The Bolds

Julian Clary

Mr and Mrs Bold are just like you and me: they live in a nice house (in Teddington), they have jobs (like writing Christmas cracker jokes) and they love to have a bit of a giggle.

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The Adventures Of Nanny Piggins 1

The Adventures Of Nanny Piggins 1

R.A. Spratt

Nanny Piggins, the world's most glamorous flying pig, runs away from the circus and goes to live with the Greens as their nanny. The Green children, Derrick, Samantha and Michael, fall in love with her instantly. Who could not...

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Thai-riffic!

Thai-riffic!

Oliver Phommavanh

Albert Lengviriyakul, is fed up with being Thai. His parents own a restaurant with the cheesy name of Thai-riffic! and Lengy is sick of being the curry guinea pig, and is longing to eat pizza! But when his best friend decides to...

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