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October 10, 2007

Gee it seems as though I’m in an ALA plugging mood.  I’ll try to get up some original content in the future.  What’s on my mind as of recent is Teen Read Week(TRW) October 14-20th.  This year’s Teen Read Week theme is LOL (aka laugh out loud)!  The following is a compilation of some titles that actually made a librarian in Hawaii laugh out loud. 

Graphic Novels (this is an extremely abbreviated list)

Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma

Dr. Slump by Akira Toriyama

GTO by Toru Fujisawa

Yakitate by Takashi Hashiguchi

Beauty Pop by Kiyoko Arai

My Heavenly Hockey Club by Ai Morinaga

School Rumble by Jin Kobayashi


Found: The Best Lost, Tossed, and Forgotten Items by Davy Rothbart

Darwin Awards by Wendy Northcutt

Seventeen Magazine’s Traumarama

It’s Happy Bunny: Love Bites by Jim Benton

The Stupid Crook Book by Leland Gregory

What’s That Smell? by Tucker Shaw

Joys of Engrish by Steven Caires (totally unPC but that’s what makes it funny)

Big Bento Box of Unuseless Japanese Inventions by Kenji Kawakami

Worst Case Scenario Handbook by Joshua Piven

Simpsons comics by Matt Groening

Odd Jobs by Nancy Schiff

Go Hang a Salami! I’m a Lasagna Hog! by John Agee

Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems by John Grandits

Wearing of this Garment Does Not Enable You to Fly by Jeff Koon

YA Fiction

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Poison Apples by Lily Archer

Thwonk by Joan Bauer

Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Celine by Brock Cole

Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwall

The Princess of Neptune by Quentin Dodd

How Not to Spend Your Senior Year by Cameron Dokey

Tell it to Naomi by Daniel Ehrenhaft

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Prachett

Mates, Dates series by Cathy Hopkins

Bad Kitty by Michele Jaffe

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney (probably more J)

Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman

Absolutely Positively Not by David LaRochelle

Girl 15, Charming But Insane by Sue Limb

Fly on the Wall by E.Lockhart

Frogs & French Kisses by Sarah Mlynowski

30 Guys in 30 Days by Micol Ostow

The Teacher’s Funeral and A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck

Whistling Toilets by Randy Powell

Angus Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber

Angelica Cookson Potts series by Cherry Whytock

Girls for Breakfast by David Yoo

Feel free to add to the list if you can vouch for a young adult/teen title that made you lol.

As far as programming for Teen Read Week I’m being a slug.  Why is it, whenever I plan a program for a Saturday, there’s some big event like the PSAT that occurs simultaneously? 😦 

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  1. October 10, 2007 5:55 pm

    “Notes from the Midnight Driver” by Jordan Sonnenblick is one YA book that recently made me LOL. Highly recommended!

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