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Funny books for 9 – 12 year olds

From a fit of the giggles to all-out belly laughs, a funny book can truly brighten your day. So we’ve pulled together a selection of Nosy Crow books that are sure to make young readers hoot with laughter!

My Brother Is a Superhero

Written by David Solomons
9-12

Life is really unfair for comic-book-mad Luke, who narrowly misses out getting amazing superpowers from a visiting alien and all because he needed a wee! Instead, it’s his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother, Zack, who gets all the glory. Prepare to blast off into an out-of-this-world action series packed with zany humour, hilarious baddies and a dash of sibling rivalry…

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We Won an Island

Written by Charlotte Lo
9-12

When Luna and her family win a remote Scottish island they can’t believe their luck! But they all have very different plans for their new home … with some very hilarious results. From sheep pageants to mystery ice-cream vans to secret festivals, this is a brilliantly madcap, feel-good family adventure brimming with sunshine and hope!

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Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy

Written by Dashe Roberts
9-12

Welcome to Sticky Pines, where things get weird! When UFO-obsessed Lucy Sladan sneaks out into the middle of a thunderstorm to investigate unexplained disappearances in her hometown, she gets more than she bargained for… Holy Flippin’ Crudballs! Could it be that the legend of Bigwoof is true? Fast-paced, hilarious and with a brilliant retro sci-fi feel, readers will be gripped from the start as the mystery unfolds!

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When Good Geeks Go Bad

Written by Catherine Wilkins
9-12

13-year-old Ella is sick of being thought of as a goody two-shoes. Being good hasn’t got her anywhere, so why not try being bad for a while? But soon things start to spiral… Written by stand-up comedian Catherine Wilkins, this is a relatable coming-of-age story about friendships, frenemies, clueless parents and doing the right thing. Ella’s brilliant, witty observations about the injustices of teen life are a real highlight – perfect for fans of Louise Rennison and Holly Smale.

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Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School

Written by Barry Hutchison
9-12

Denzel can see ghosts, he just doesn’t know it… That is, until a terrifying mess of smoky black tendrils interrupts his maths homework! Realising his special talent, he’s soon snapped up by top-secret organisation, The Spectre Collectors, for whom spooky is a speciality. Follow Denzel and his best friend, Smithy, on a high-octane ghost-hunting adventure packed full of ghouls, magic and outrageous battles. Guaranteed to make you laugh like a (haunted) drain.

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