Friday, January 22, 2021

Guy Friday- Humorous Guy Voices

You want humorous books for boys, I've got 'em. I even did a post on Boys Through the Decades and have a firm background knowledge in Homer Price (1942), Henry Reed (1958), and The Burning Questions of Bingo Brown (1988).

It's one thing to read adult reviews of funny books, but do the books test well with, you know, actual middle grade boys? These have all done well with my students. 

I included Gordon Korman, even though everything he writes is gold, and including him in this list is sort of like including The Beatles in a list of "Pop Bands You Might Like". 

Please let me know about other titles that I should include!

Anderson, John David. Insert Coin to Continue (2016)
Burt, Jake. The Right Hook of Devin Velma (2018)
Cartaya, Pablo. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora (2017)
Coster, Arianne. My Life as a Potato (2020), Confessions of a Class Clown (forthcoming)
Giles, Lamar. The Last Last-Day-of-Summer (2019)
Greenwald, Tommy. Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Reading (2011) Series
Hansen, Dustin. My Video Game Ate My Homework (2020)
Harrell, Rob. Wink (2020)
Johnson, Varian. The Great Green Heist (2014)
Korman, Gordon. Notorious (2020) and anything else!
Lerner, Jarrett. Enginerds (2017)
Markell, Denis. The Game Masters of Garden Place (2018)
Mitchell, Tom. How to Rob a Bank (2019)
O'Donnell, Tom. Homerooms and Hall Passes (2018)
Pancholy, Maulik. The Best At It (2019)
Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (2010) Series
Pichon, Liz. Tom Gates (2014) Series
Richards, Dan. Stu Truly (2018) Two Books
Rylander, Chris. The Fourth Stall (2011), Code Name Zero
Sonnenblick, Jordan. Curveball (2012) upcoming The Boy Who Failed Show and Tell
Tashjian, Janet. My Life as a Book (2010), My Life as a Tik Tok Star (upcoming)
Tatulli, Mark. Short and Skinny (2018)
Vance, Alexander. The Heartbreak Messenger (2013)
Van Eekhout, Greg. Voyage of the Dogs (2018)
Watson, Tom. Stick Dog (2012) Series
Ms. Yingling

1 comment:

  1. Just now saw this post. How about How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell? I'm going to use it in a boys book club this weekend. (through Zoom, of course!) And what about the Alvin Ho books by Loren Long? Side-splittingly funny and boys would love them.