Looking for some LOL stories for your tween? Our new Bookshelf Must-Have pick is overflowing with giggles, chuckles, and snorty laughs, too. It’s a fantastic collection that will delight kids while inspiring them to strengthen their own funny bone.

yes no Why You Need: Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. 9780451477316 Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/318948/funny-girl-by-betsy-bird/ edited by Betsy Bird

You know what’s funny? Family, and friends, and pets. Like grandma high-tailing it to Wyoming in a Crown Victoria to check on her oil land. Or two friends hoping to go viral with their birdcalling video and get on “The Ellen DeGeneres” show. Or a highly opinionated dog and cat giving their advice, in letter form, to fellow members of the animal population. You know what else is funny? Girls. In Funny Girl: Funniest. Stories. Ever. 25 of the most beloved female writers in children’s literature contribute a host of side-splitting stories and hilarious comics that tween girls and boys will love. Silly, smart, refreshing and fun, these stories encourage kids to laugh and empower them to be funny themselves. The collection format makes this book great for both a quick read or power reading session. Kids can dip in and out of the stories, or settle in to laugh for a good long while. A fresh new addition to the tween lit canon and a great reminder that, to paraphrase the first piece in the book, funny really is our greatest superpower.

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