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Funny Books for Kids

  • Birthday Boy

    David Baddiel

    Product Code: BPKZV
    Paperback 9 years +
    David Baddiel's Birthday Boy is another bestselling blockbuster read!

    Hilarious and heart-warming, it's all about a boy called Sam Green who loves everything about birthdays. However, he soon finds out you can have too much of a good thing when he experiences a Groundhog Day situation on his birthday...

    David's witty text is accompanied by Jim Field's vibrant illustrations in this story that proves that sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for...
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  • We are All Made of Molecules

    Susin Nielsen

    Product Code: ASOFD
    Paperback 12 years +
    Meet Stewart. He's geeky, gifted and sees things a bit differently to most people. His mum has died and he misses her all the more now he and Dad have moved in with Ashley and her mum. Meet Ashley. She's popular, cool and sees things very differently to her new family. Her dad has come out and moved out - but not far enough. And now she has to live with a freakazoid step-brother. Stewart can't quite fit in at his new school, and Ashley can't quite get used to her totally awkward home, which is now filled with some rather questionable decor. And things are about to get a whole lot more mixed up when these two very different people attract the attention of school hunk Jared...
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  • Geek Girl

    Holly Smale

    Product Code: AJRKJ
    Paperback 11 years +
    (1)
    "My name is Harriet Manners, and I am a geek." Harriet Manners knows that a cat has 32 muscles in each ear, a "jiffy" lasts 1/100th of a second, and the average person laughs 15 times per day. She knows that bats always turn left when exiting a cave and that peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite. But she doesn't know why nobody at school seems to like her. So when Harriet is spotted by a top model agent, she grabs the chance to reinvent herself. Even if it means stealing her best friend's dream, incurring the wrath of her arch enemy Alexa, and repeatedly humiliating herself in front of impossibly handsome model Nick. Even if it means lying to the people she loves. Veering from one couture disaster to the next with the help of her overly enthusiastic father and her uber-geeky stalker, Toby, Harriet begins to realise that the world of fashion doesn't seem to like her any more than the real world did. As her old life starts to fall apart, will Harriet be able to transform herself before she ruins everything? The award-winning debut by bestselling author Holly Smale.
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  • Truckers

    Terry Pratchett

    Product Code: AMRLP
    Paperback 11 years +
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    Imagine that all around you, hidden from sight, there are thousands of tiny people. They are four inches tall, brave, stubborn and resourceful. They are the nomes. The nomes in this story live under the floorboards of a large Department Store and have never been outside. In fact, they don't even believe in outside. But new nomes arrive, from - where else? - and they bring with them terrifying news: the Store is closing down and Everything Must Go ...The fantastically funny first book of the nomes, from the author of the bestselling Discworld series.
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  • Cakes in Space

    Philip Reeve

    Product Code: AMLNM
    Paperback 9 years +
    Astra's family are all snoring in their sleeping pods, but Astra is WIDE AWAKE. With her friend, Pilbeam, she goes off exploring and soon finds out the ship is in deep trouble. It's been knocked off course and invaded by a gang of Poglites, an alien salvage crew searching for spoonage. But even the Poglites need Astra's help when they discover something far more sinister lurking in the canteen. Sure, they're cakes; but no one would describe them as sweet. Another splendiferous adventure from dynamic duo, Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.
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  • Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face and the Bees of Stupidity

    John Dougherty

    Product Code: AMLDQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Ssh! Keep the noise down! Shut Uuuuuppp!!! Thanks ...There are strange things happening on the island of Great Kerfuffle. Listen carefully ...can you hear that humming noise? It's getting louder ...and louder ...it's coming this way! I think we'd better LEG IT!! Oh, hang about, here come our heroes, Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face to save us. They're sure to know what's beehind all this strange beehaviour. Let's hope they don't buzz off beefore the end of the story!
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  • The Accidental Prime Minister

    Tom McLaughlin

    Product Code: AMJZU
    Paperback 7 years +
    When Joe tells a local news reporter exactly what he would do if he were leader of the country, the video goes viral and Joe's speech becomes famous all over the world! Before long, people are calling for the current leader to resign and give someone else a go ...and that's how an ordinary boy like Joe ended up with the most extraordinary job. Now the fun can really start ...Hats for cats! Pet pigs for all! Banana shaped buses! Swimming pools on trains! A hilarious story of one boy's meteoric rise to power!
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  • Head Over Heels

    Holly Smale

    Product Code: AULQN
    Paperback 11 years +
    "My name is Harriet Manners, and I will always be a geek." The fifth book in the bestselling, award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners knows almost every fact there is. She knows duck-billed platypuses don't have stomachs. She knows that fourteen squirrels were once detained as spies. She knows that both chess and snakes and ladders were invented in the same country. And for once, Harriet knows exactly how her life should go. She's got it ALL planned out. So her friends seem less than happy, Harriet is determined to Make Things Happen! If only everyone else would stick to the script...But is following the rules going to break hearts for GEEK GIRL?
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  • Geek Girl: Picture Perfect

    Holly Smale

    Product Code: ALZPB
    Paperback 11 years +
    "My name is Harriet Manners, and I'll always be a geek." It's the hilarious third book in the bestselling award-winning GEEK GIRL series! Now in paperback. Harriet Manners knows more facts than most. She knows that New York is the most populous city in the United States. She knows that its official motto is 'Ever Upward'. She knows that one in thirty-eight people living in the US lives there. But she knows nothing whatsoever about modelling in the Big Apple and how her family will cope with life stateside. Or 'becoming a brand' as the models in New York say. And even more importantly, what to do when the big romantic gestures aren't coming your way from your boyfriend...Does geek girl go too far this time? The laugh out loud follow-up to award-winning debut GEEK GIRL and MODEL MISFIT will have you in stitches!
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  • Half My Facebook Friends are Ferrets

    JA Buckle

    Product Code: AITTJ
    Paperback 11 years +
    Fifteen-year-old Josh fantasises about becoming a death metal guitarist complete with tattoos, piercings and hoards of adoring fans. But it's not easy when his super-strict mom won't let him grow his hair! Luckily Josh has a way of coping with life's setbacks; it's only a diary, but it contains all Josh's hopes, dreams and frustrations (not to mention some great ideas for band names and lyrics!). There's a lot he wants to get done before his 16th birthday, but things never turn out quite like he plans...What Josh doesn't know is that his mother also kept a diary, back about the time he was born, and a secret in there holds the key to Josh's life becoming a whole lot more metal.
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  • Fizzlebert Stump

    AF Harrold

    Product Code: AEMNC
    Paperback 9 years +
    'There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert.' Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion's mouth every night, he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again?
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  • I Totally Funniest: A Middle School Story

    James Patterson

    Product Code: AQGJJ
    Paperback 11 years +
    Jamie Grimm is back and better than ever in the third episode of James Patterson's bestselling I Funny series. Finding himself one step closer to his dream of being the best kid comic in the world, Jamie faces his biggest challenge yet. After scoring big on national TV in the semifinals contest, everyone back home is jumping on the Jamie Grimm bandwagon, and all the attention might be going to his head. Not only are his friendships starting to suffer, but the pressure of coming up with his best material ever for the ultimate standup act to snag the final win in Hollywood is pushing Jamie to the brink. Suddenly, life isn't looking very funny anymore. Can Jamie take the grand prize without pushing away his fans, friends and family?
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  • I Even Funnier: A Middle School Story

    James Patterson

    Product Code: ALZRJ
    Paperback 9 years +
    Middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best stand-up comic in the world - and he won't let the fact that he's in a wheelchair get in his way. After winning the New York state finals in the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, Jamie's off to Boston to compete in the national semi-finals. But when one of his best buddies runs into trouble at school and a sudden family health scare rears its head, Jamie has to put his comedic ambitions on hold and stand by the people he cares about. Can Jamie pass up the big competition for the sake of his friends and family?
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  • The Time-Travelling Sandwich Bites Back

    Matt Brown

    Product Code: ALGXM
    Paperback 7 years +
    Compton Valance has an incredible secret: he can travel through time using a stinky sandwich. And now he's in big trouble! Because his evil brother Bravo has stolen the sandwich and is biting his way through time, causing chaos. It's up to Compton and his bungling mate Bryan to stop Bravo before time runs out and the universe implodes. Yes, really.
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  • Cassidy Bond Accidental Genius

    Tamsyn Murray

    Product Code: AJZLL
    Paperback 7 years +
    When a multiple-choice quiz reveals that Cassidy is a Gifted and Talented student, she is thrilled to be plucked from Year 7 obscurity to join the school quiz team - especially as the team's star is gorgeous heart-throb Nathan Crossfield. But it's weird, really, considering Cassidy guessed most of her test answers. Maybe all those super-brainfood fish fingers really did pay off. I mean, surely the school would never make a mistake about Cassidy's genius...would they?
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  • Boyface and the Quantum Chromatic Disruption Machine

    James Campbell

    Product Code: AKBBD
    Paperback 7 years +
    Boyface Antelope has been waiting his whole life to turn ten and be allowed to enter his parents' stripemongering shop so he can take stripes off animals and put them on something different. Like tartan onto badgers, or removing the stripes of zebras to make ponies. On the morning of his tenth birthday he finds his parents ill, and they ask him not just to go in the shop but to look after it on his own! Will he be able to keep the stripemongery running smoothly?
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  • The Private Blog of Joe Cowley

    Ben Davis

    Product Code: AJLMC
    Paperback 12 years +
    The brilliantly funny and cringe-worthy secret blog of 14-year-old Joe Cowley (wannabe comic artist and self-confessed repeller of girls): Sunday 1st January So here's the thing. I've decided to start writing a blog. A private one. The idea is that it'll help me sort my life out, because quite frankly, it can't get much worse ...* I gained the nickname Puke Skywalker after vomiting over Louise Bentley on the waltzer. * I am subjected to daily wedgies by my arch-enemy Gav James. * My so-called best mates are trying to get me killed in a bid to win GBP250 on You've Been Framed. This cannot go on. I have to do something, or I'll end up like Mad Morris down the park who thinks he's Jesus. By the end of next term, I'm going to be a completely different person. At least, that's the theory...
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  • May be Contagious

    Jonathan Meres

    Product Code: AIPAQ
    Paperback 7 years +
    Following on from his first four massively unfair adventures, Norm is back! And he knows that it's just going to be one of those days...Before long a dog-related injury prevents him from biking, and an old "friend" threatens the one thing even more important to Norm than his bike. And we're not talking pizza! Upset plans and upset stomachs...Norm's out of luck. And it may be contagious! An award-winning, laugh-out-loud series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and David Walliams.
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  • Anaconda Adventure

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRZB
    Paperback 7 years +
    Josh and Danny have gone for a nice day out at the zoo. Or, should that be, a nice, experimental, day out at the zoo? Petty's developed a new SWITCH spray for snakes! And Josh and Danny are willing volunteers. Things start to go a bit wrong though when they fail to SWITCH back into boys, and are spotted by a whole class of girls on a school trip! Luckily, Charlie, an old friend from summer camp, is there to help, and the panic subsides. The trouble is not over yet though ...
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  • Gecko Gladiator

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRYY
    Paperback 7 years +
    Petty Potts has vanished-at least it seems that way to Josh and Danny. In actual fact, she's just relocated her secret lab ...to the VERY pink and VERY girly Princess Land! Reluctantly, the twins fight their way through hordes of excited girls dressed as fairies to the back of the shop, where a single door stands between them and Petty's new lab. SWITCHing into geckos, the boys have no problems getting under the door and up the walls. It's on the way out that things start to get really tricky ...the SWITCH back hasn't gone well, and although Josh and Danny have normal legs, they're giant geckos from the waist up! How on earth will they escape from Princess Land now?!
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  • Chameleon Chaos

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRYW
    Paperback 7 years +
    Petty Potts' most recent reptoSWITCH spray doesn't seem to be working ...not that Josh and Danny were all that excited about being chameleons anyway-alligators would be way better! Plus, they're distracted by the mystery of who is sending them clues to find marbles filled with scientific code. But at school the next day, time seems to be going too fast for the twins, and when one of Danny's eyeballs rolls right round in its socket, they know things are getting weird. While Danny is distracted by the leafy coolness of his teacher's pot plant, Josh is causing a stir in PE, escaping the class bullies by climbing right up to the top of the gym ropes! How long will it be before the boys are boys again? And will they be able to find the next marble (and get their own back on those bullies) in the meantime?
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  • Turtle Terror

    Ali Sparkes

    Product Code: AHRYR
    Paperback 7 years +
    Josh and Danny are on holiday with their parents in Cornwall-so the last person they expect to see is mad scientist, and next door neighbour, Petty Potts! So when the twins see her on the beach - holding a turtle under each arm-they can't help but wonder what she's up to. The thing is, the boys have got other things on their mind. They've found another mystery marble clue, and need to get out to the ruined fort on the rocky island. But they take too long and the tide comes in, trapping them. Luckily, they have a bottle filled with SWITCH spray and turn themselves into leatherback turtles! Their swim back to mainland is filled with danger ...Will Danny be able to save Josh from the fishing net before he SWITCHes back in to a boy?
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  • More Than One Way to Be a Girl

    Dyan Sheldon

    Product Code: BGKZP
    Paperback 11 years +
    A delightfully witty page-turner, brilliantly observed, with a sophisticated point to make about gender stereotypes - from internationally bestselling author Dyan Sheldon.From the writer of Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen and My Worst Best Friend comes this hugely entertaining teen read, all about what it really means to be a girl. ZiZi likes to think of herself as a girly girl: her wardrobe is almost exclusively pink, her daily makeup routine can take upwards of an hour and she loves a bit of a flirt. Her best friend Loretta is very different: all of her clothes are black, she doesn't wear any makeup whatsoever and she doesn't like the way ZiZi dumbs herself down for boys - or her old-fashioned ideas about "a woman's place". One day, they decide to make a bet. Can ZiZi stand looking like Loretta for longer than Loretta can bear dressing like ZiZi? As their summer unfolds - often hilariously - the pair are surprised to find they have a lot to learn from each other.
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  • Ogres Do Disco

    Kirsty McKay

    Product Code: AQPHD
    Paperback 11 years +
    What do you give a dancing ogre with great big feet? Lots of space! Ogden loves to dance to the funky beat, and the disco ball is coming up. But there's a fiendish creature on the loose who wants to put a jam in everyone's plans. Ogden better not get too ogre-eager if he wants to catch the monster...
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