If you liked Frindle...
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  • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
  • A Billion for Boris, Mary Rodgers
  • Avi Who was that masked man, anyway? (1992)
  • AVI's writing,
  • Betancourt, Jeanne My name is brain Brian (1993)
  • Birdseye, Tom Just call me stupid (1993)
  • Blume, Tales of a 4th grade nothing
  • book.) I just know he will love it.
  • books by Betsy Duffey The Gadget War
  • Books by Bruce Coville
  • books by Daniel Pinkwater
  • books by Gordon Korman
  • Bunnicula series, Deborah and James Howe
  • Cody series, Betsy Duffy
  • Creech's Pleasing the Ghost
  • Dahl, Roald Matilda (1988)
  • Dan Gutman books You can do the baseball card series Babe & Me
  • Danger in Quicksand Swamp by Bill Wallace is a wonderful readaloud.
  • Danziger? , Earth to Matthew
  • Encyclopedia Brown books (Sobol).
  • Farley Mowat books.
  • Fountain is another good one.
  • Freak the Mighty, Rodney Philbrick
  • Gary Paulsen.
  • Gilson, 13 ways to sink a sub
  • Harris and Me by Gary Paulsen.
  • Holes
  • Holt, Kimberly Willis My Louisiana sky (1998)
  • Homer Price by Robett McCloskey
  • How to Eat Fried Worms_ by Thomas Rockwell?
  • books by Jamie Gilson? Hobie Hanson, Greatest Hero of the Mall
  • How about Dork in Disquise and Dork on the Run.
  • How to Eat Fried Worms, Thomas Rockwell
  • Hurwitz, Class clown
  • Joanna Hurwitz "Aldo Applesauce" etc.
  • Lawrence Yep
  • Lois Lowry's "Sam" book,
  • books by Matt Christopher
  • Loser, Jerry Spinelli
  • My life as a fifth-grade comedian (1997)
  • Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds Boys start the war, The (1993)
  • NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH By Avi
  • Oh No, Noah by Hurwitz is a great book too.
  • Operation Dump the Chump by Barbara Park
  • Owen Foote books by Stephanie Greene.
  • Paulsen early chapter books - the Adventure series,
  • Planet of the Nose Pickers, Gordon Korman
  • Polly Horvath _The Trolls_
  • Quiet! You're Invisible.
  • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary (and some of her other books)
  • Richard Peck's "Soup" books
  • Roald Dahl books
  • Robinson, Barbara Best school year ever, The (1994)
  • Rockwell, how to eat fried worms
  • Sachar, Louis There's a boy in the girls' bathroom (1987)
  • Sachar's Wayside school series.
  • Sam books by Lois Lowry--Attaboy Sam, Zooman Sam, All about Sam.
  • Series of unfortunate events - Lemmony Snickett,
  • SOCKS by Beverly Cleary. It's realistic, but from the cats point of view.
  • Surviving Brick Johnson
  • The Boy Who Lost His Face, Louis Sacher
  • The Gadget War by Betsy Duffey
  • Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub may appeal.
  • Time Warp Trio by Jon Szieska. this author also has a website
  • Wayside school books by Louis Sacher. The books are humourous in an off the wall kind of way. Each chapter is a self contained story about a classroom in the school.
  • Wayside School series, Louis Sachar
  • White Fox by Paulsen is my favorite recommendation for boys
  • Wild Willie mysteries by Joose.