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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Laugh Out Loud Booklist

When Mischief Came to Town

Age 10+ By Katrina Nannestad

A humorous novel that explores love, loss, and the unsung magic of mischief.

 

The Terrible Two (The Terrible Two Series)

Age 8+ By Mac Barnett

It’s an epic war of trickery, until two pranksters decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen.

 

Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas (Addison Cooke Series)

Age 8+ By Johnathan Stokers

Addison’s uncle is kidnapped by an organization intent on stealing the treasure unless Addison and his friends can decipher the clues first.

 

The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)  (Tapper Twins Series)

Age 8+ By Geoff Rodkey

Twins, Claudia and Reese, couldn't be more different...except in their determination to come out on top in a vicious prank war.

 

Harriet the Invincible (Hamster Princess Series)

Age 8+ By Ursula Vernon

Harriet becomes an adventurer after learning she is cursed to fall into a deep sleep on her twelfth birthday.

 

Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink Series)

Age 6+  By Megan McDonald

Stink, learns all about the shortest president of the U.S. when they celebrate Presidents' Day at school.

 

The 13-Story Treehouse (Treehouse Series)
Age 6+ By Andy Griffiths

Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse?  Andy and Terry live in the most amazing treehouse in the world!

 

Fortunately, the Milk

Age 8+ By Neil Gaiman

While picking up milk, a father is abducted by aliens and finds himself on a wild adventure through time and space.

 

Frindle

Age 8+ By Andrew Clements

When Nick learns how words are created, suddenly he's gets inspiration for his best plan ever...the frindle.

 

George's Marvelous Medicine

Age 8+ By Roald Dahl

George decides that his grumpy, grandmother must be a witch and creates a marvelous medicine to take care of her.

 

Flunked (Fairy Tale Reform School Series)

Age 10+ Jen Calonita

Explore the magical, mixed-up world of Fairy Tale Reform School, where the villains are the teachers!

 

Stick Dog (Stick Dog Series)

Age 8+ By Tom Watson

Follow Stick Dog as he goes on an epic quest for the perfect burger.

 

The Worst Class Trip Ever

Age 9+ By Dave Barry

Kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack-or maybe not.

 

Pippi Longstocking

Age 7+ By Astrid Lindergren

Escapades of a lucky little girl who lives with a horse and a monkey--but without any parents--at the edge of a Swedish village.

 

Freckle Juice

Age 6+ By Judy Blume

What’s a guy gotta do to get some freckles?  More than anything in the world, Andrew wants freckles, so he buys Sharon's freckle recipe for fifty cents.

 

How to Eat Fried Worms

Age 8+ Thomas Rockwell

Billy isn't one to back down from a bet.
But this one is gross: If he eats fifteen worms in fifteen days, Alan will pay him fifty dollars.

 

Locker Hero

Age 9+ By Rachel Russell

Maxwell Crumbly is about to face the scariest place he’s ever been: South Ridge Middle School.  There’s a lot that’s great about his new school, but there’s also one big problem—Doug, the school bully.

 

Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series)

Age 8+ By James Patterson

Following clues left by their missing father, Bickford and Rebecca Kidd set sail to finish the dangerous quest of their world-famous treasure-hunting parents.

 

The Last Kids on Earth (Last Kids on Earth Series)

Age 8+ By Max Brailler

After a monster apocalypse hits town, Jack builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as Blarg.

 

Miss Child has gone wild!  (My Weirder School Series)

Age 6+ By Dan Gutman

A.J. and his classmates go on a field trip to the zoo, where they meet a very strange zookeeper.

 

CatStronauts: Mission Moon (CatStranauts Series)

Age 8+ By Drew Brockington

A graphic novel set in a world populated entirely by cats, filled with jokes, charm, and science!

 

Never Glue Your Friends to Chairs (Roscoe Riley Rules Series)

Age 7+ Katherine Applegate

A hilarious chapter book series about an accidental rule breaker.

 

The Bolds (The Bolds Series)

Age 8+ By Julian Clary

The Bold family seems fairly normal: they live in a nice house, the parents have good jobs, and they all love to have fun. One slight difference: they're hyenas.

 

Julius Zebra: Rumble with the Romans!

Age 7+ By Gary Northfield

Join Julius Zebra and his motley menagerie of friends as they gear up to be gladiators! 

 

A Whole Nother Story

Age 8+ By Dr. Cuthbert Soup

Mr. Cheeseman, his kids, a psychic hairless dog, and a sock puppet named Steve are on the run. Find out why!

 

Surviving the Applewhites

Age 8+ By Stephanie Tolan

A rebellious boy who sent to a home-schooling program run by one family—the creative, kooky, loud, and loving Applewhites!

 

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

Age 8+ By Judy Blume

Peter finds his two-year-old brother an ever increasing problem. The two-year-old terror gets away with everything--and Peter's had enough. 

 

Mistakes Were Made (Timmy Failure Series)

Age 8+ By Stephan Pastis

Meet Timmy Failure, the founder, president, and CEO of the best detective agency in town, probably the nation. And his lazy sidekick, Total, a 1,500-pound polar bear.