CBI Funny Books Age 5-11

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Pony on the Twelfth Floor

Faber, Polly

Spangles McNasty and the Diamond Skull

Webb, Steve
Spangles McNasty is a right horrid scallywag who likes to do yucky things like eat cold chips out of bins and fart in libraries. So it's no surprise that when the legendarily famous and very sparkly Diamond Skull pirate hat comes to Bitterly Bay Museum, Spangles and his best mate Sausage-face Pete want to get their thieving fingers on it.


Howard, Charli
But with the pressure of fitting in, and the sudden arrival of her mysterious mum, willshe give up on her dreams for a shot at popularity? A hugely exciting debut with a classic underdog story, a wonderfully relatable protagonist, and an important message of friendship, body positivity, and celebrating who you are.

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

Cottrell Boyce, Frank
An out-of-this-world funny book from master storyteller Frank Cottrell Boyce, with illustrations throughout by Steven Lenton, shortlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal and selected for the Tom Fletcher Book Club.

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Griffiths, Andy
Laugh-out-loud adventures in the wackiest treehouse ever! The first in a highly illustrated series for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Barry Loser.

The Harder They Fall

Rai, Bali
A heart-warming and thought-provoking story of family, friendship and foodbanks, from an award-winning author well-known for his gritty realism for teens. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 13+

The Incredible Shrinking Girl

Kuenzler, Lou
It's the BIGGEST day in Violet's life. She is finally TALL enough to ride Plunger, the scariest rollercoaster around. But just as Violet is about to climb on, she shrinks! She never wants to shrink again... But then Granny is accused of stealing, and tiny Violet is the only one who can catch the thief.

The Pavee and the Buffer Girl

Dowd, Siobhan
A stunning new edition of Dowd's moving story of of the reality of life in a traveller community, the simple power of kindness, and love in its many forms. Featuring powerful black and white illustrations from Kate Greenaway longlisted illustrator Emma Shoard.

We are All Made of Molecules

Nielsen, Susin
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.

Who Let the Gods Out?

Evans, Maz
A shooting star crashes to earth and changes Elliot's life forever. The star is Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. When the pair accidentally unleash the wicked death daemon Thanatos, they turn to the old Olympian gods for help. But after centuries of cushy retirement on earth, are Zeus and his crew up to the task?


Palacio, R J
Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go.