Episode # 39

Funny Girl : Funniest.
Stories. Ever.

Edited by Betsy Bird

An anthology of humorous short stories, personal essays, comics, poems, and more, by twenty-five of the funniest women writing for kids today.
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Funny Girl : Funniest. Stories. Ever.

Every kid loves to laugh, so now here are twenty-five brand-new works for middle-grade readers to get their giggles on. From a pet advice column, to a babysitting horror story, to a series of letters demanding that Grandpa hand over $1,000 in small, unmarked bills, Funny Girl is a smorgasbord of silliness, written by some of today’s most talented and beloved children’s humor writers. There are no serious and meaningful parts to this book, but still the serious meaning shines through loud and clear: girls and women are hilarious!

Praise for Funny Girl : Funniest. Stories. Ever.

“Stellar… Will surely appeal to a wide audience.”
Kirkus Reviews starred review

Betsy Bird is the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library, and the former Youth Materials Specialist of New York Public Library. Betsy reviews for KirkusReviews and occasionally for The New York Times and she served on the 2007 Newbery Award committee. Her children’s literature blog, A Fuse #8 Production, is hosted by School Library Journal and averages about 15,000 page views a week. Betsy is the author of the picture book Giant Dance Party (Greenwillow, 2013) illustrated by Brandon Dorman, and a co-author on the nonfiction book Wild Things!: Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature (Candlewick, 2014) which she wrote with fellow bloggers Julie Danielson and Peter Sieruta.
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