Ha-Ha Hilarious! Funny Books for Readers in Grades 6-8

Bunnicula by James Howe. 1979
Though scoffed at by Harold the dog, Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that their foundling baby bunny must be a vampire.

The Case of the Case of Mistaken Identity (Brixton Brothers #1) by Mac Barnett. 2009
When twelve-year-old Steve Brixton, a fan of Bailey Brothers detective novels, is mistaken for a real detective, he must elude librarians, police, and the mysterious Mr. E as he seeks a missing quilt containing coded information.

Cold Cereal by Adam Rex. 2012
A boy who may be part changeling, twins involved in a bizarre secret experiment, and a clurichaun in a red tracksuit try to save the world from an evil cereal company whose ultimate goal is world domination.

Fake Mustache by Tom Angleberger. 2012
Lenny Flem Jr. is the only one standing between his evil-genius best friend, Casper, and world domination as Casper uses a spectacularly convincing fake mustache and the ability to hypnotize to rob banks, amass a vast fortune, and run for president.

Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex. 2006
Stories in verse about the monster-sized problems Dracula, Wolfman, Bigfoot and other monsters have.

Guys Read: Funny Business by Jon Scieszka. 2010
A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenaged mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk.

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy. 2012
The four princes erroneously dubbed Prince Charming and rudely marginalized in their respective fairy tales form an unlikely team when a witch threatens the whole kingdom.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. 1980
Chronicles the off-beat and occasionally extraterrestrial journeys, notions, and acquaintances of galactic traveler Arthur Dent.

How Angel Peterson Got His Name by Gary Paulsen. 2003
Author Gary Paulsen relates tales from his youth in a small town in northwestern Minnesota in the late 1940s and early 1950s, such as skiing behind a souped-up car and imitating daredevil Evel Knievel.

Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka. 2008
How did Jon Scieszka get so funny? He grew up as one of six brothers with Catholic school, lots of comic books, lazy summers at the lake with time to kill, babysitting misadventures, TV shows, and jokes told at family dinner.

Paper Towns by John Green. 2008
One month before graduating from his Central Florida high school, Quentin "Q" Jacobsen basks in the predictable boringness of his life until the beautiful and exciting Margo Roth Spiegelman, Q's neighbor and classmate, takes him on a midnight adventure and then mysteriously disappears.

Pickle: the formerly anonymous prank club of Fountain Point Middle School by Kim Baker. 2012
Using a bogus name, the League of Picklemakers, sixth-grader Ben and three recruits start a prank-pulling club and receive funding from their middle school's PTA.

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. 2010
After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy. 2007
When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones.

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner. 2012
Abigail and John, the Templeton twins, and their dog Cassie, foil a pair of inept kidnappers intent on stealing one of their father's newest inventions.

A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup. 2010
Ethan Cheeseman and his children, ages eight, twelve, and fourteen, hope to settle in a nice small town, at least long enough to complete work on a time machine, but spies and government agents have been pursuing them for two years and are about to catch up.

You Wish! by Amanda Hubbard. 2010
Kayla McHenry's life is transformed when a wish on her sixteenth birthday comes true--along with all of her previous birthday wishes, beginning with the appearance of a pink pony.

 
Audiobooks:
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. 2005
A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.

You’re a Bad Man, Mr. Gum by Andy Stanton. 2008
Brave-hearted young Polly attempts to stop mean old Mr. Gum from poisoning Jake, a huge dog adopted by the town of Lamonic Bibber that keeps destroying Mr. Gum's garden, and thus provoking the angry fairy who lives there. Includes a glossary of such English terms as gob and trouserface.


Magazines:
Mad Magazine
 

Graphic Novels:
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.